Sandra McCormick

Sandra McCormick, PsyD, LP, NCC, LPC, is a Licensed Psychologist, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and  a Master’s degree in School Counseling and Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University, part of the University system of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Alabama. She has lived in several areas of the United States and in Europe,  which has given her a rich education, and greater appreciation of individual and cultural diversity. With over 30 years of experience working in the mental health field, her career has included working in the public schools, the Department of Defense schools, non-profit organizations, neuropsychological testing and treatment practices, hospitals, and counseling and behavioral health clinics that served adolescents, adults and their families. Dr McCormick served as the Director of Counseling Services and Adjunct Professor, at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, and prior to joining Lansing Institute for Behavioral Medicine, she was the senior psychologist at Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center in Mason, Michigan. Dr. McCormick  was a trainer for the Academy of Brain Injury Specialists. She has presented throughout Michigan regarding Traumatic Brain Injury, Adjustment following Injury and Illness, Cognitive Rehabilitation,  Ambiguous Loss and Complicated Grief, Stress Management, and topics on child development and depression disorders. In addition, Dr. McCormick is a veteran of the US Army, serving on active and reserve duty, achieving rank of Major  in the Adjutant’s General Corps.

 

Dr. McCormick has extensive experience working with individuals who have neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, and with individuals and their families who are striving to adjust to and manage injury and medical illnesses, including physical or cognitive disabilities. Her other areas of specialization include working with individuals who have experienced trauma and stress related disorders including posttraumatic stress, and acute stress disorders. She also works extensively with individuals who are experiencing  complicated grief and  ambiguous loss concerns, anxiety and depression disorders, and stress management difficulties. She also assists individuals in working through various life experiences and struggles such as relationship difficulties, loss of self-esteem, school or work adjustment concerns, and life transitions such as disability, retirement, or relocation. Dr. McCormick is a trained EMDR clinician, she also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy principals in assisting individuals.

 

Dr. McCormick’s guiding principals include creating a supportive, encouraging, and validating therapeutic environment.  She offers education and information that will help make sense of the challenges faced in order to gain comfort and hope. She strives to form a collaborative relationship with individuals recognizing their unique strengths and needs. Her central goals are to help individuals improve their sense of well-being, alleviate feelings of distress, solve problems, and resolve crisis.