Empowerment Professionals PC.....helping you communicate your needs through - therapy, supervision, and networking. Professional seminars also available.


Empowerment Professionals P.C.
& Reach For The Stars!
"A division of Empowerment Professionals P.C."
Royal Oak & Grand Blanc Michigan

 Royal Oak & Burton, Michigan

Royal Oak
(248) 687-9600

Burton, Michigan
4085 Lapeer Road
Burton, Michigan 48509
(810) 771-7732
Fax (810) 422-5813

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Please send all PayPal payments to: empowermentpro@yahoo.com

Services Page

Contact Us Page

Personal Support

Alcoholics Anonymous

 Al-Anon & AlaTeen

Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities


Professional Support

Private Practice Support



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Empowerment Professionals PC 
Opens A New Location!

Burton, Michigan
4085 Lapeer Rd.
Burton, Michigan 48509

It has been my distinct honor, and pleasure, to provide therapy services
in Royal Oak and surrounding communities for 16 years!

We are expanding our outreach to
4085 Lapeer Rd., Burton, MI 48509

This new location will expand services into northern communities without service providers.

Grand Opening November 1, 2018.

12:00 Noon & 6:00 PM

Contact Beverly (810) 771-7732

Thank you to all that attended our 16 year Celebrations!
 Please support NAMI Metro Fundraiser Events - Click on the flyers below for more info.

September 21, 2018

Adventures in Recovery

Adult & Youth

6 MCBAP - Specific

Contact Hours

See Contact Us page for details.

2018 NAMI Walks Detroit/Belle Isle!

NAMI Metro / Team Reach4Stars!

We have completed another walk

But still need donations to continue

 this wonderful work

I invite you to make on line donations


Search for my team – Reach4Stars!

Then make your donation today!!

We will accept donations until 10/20/18


General Meeting October 23, 2018 (7:00 p.m.)


Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus, Medical Bldg. 8th Floor

22250 Providence Drive, Southfield


Lucinda (Cindy) Kanczuzewski, MA, Med, LPC

Cindy is an active NAMI Metro member, serving on the board, facilitating the Royal Oak Family Support Group and an Ending the Silence Presenter to Middle and High School students.  She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and worked for many years for Detroit Public Schools counseling high school students. 


Aria Waple is a second-year medical student at Wayne State University and an active NAMI Metro member.  She is one of NAMI Metro Ending the Silence Presenters to Middle and High School students.


NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental illness.

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include a lead presenter (Lucinda (Cindy) Kanczuzewski) who shares an informative presentation and a young adult (Aria Waple) with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

Why Ending the Silence Matters

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St. John Providence Hospital Medical Building 8th Floor at 22250 Providence Drive, Southfield, MI

Free Parking across from main entrance to Medical Building

“Meet Me AT Walli’s,” Restaurant that is!

3rd Friday Each Month

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

BJ is announcing a new networking opportunity in Genesee County called Genesee County Network & Support (GCPPNS). This is an opportunity for Mental Health and Addiction Professionals to meet and network. Probation Officers and other community outreach professionals are welcome.

No fee for this event, but beverage and/or food orders will be the responsibility of the participant. Please confirm with BJ (810) 771-7732


Educational Corner


Beverly J Patchett receives 2015 ATHENA Award®

Nominees were honored by community and business leaders as the 2015 ATHENA Leadership Award® recipient is announced.  The Business Women’s Network and the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce presented the 2015 Athena Award to Beverly J. Patchett on September 16, 2015 at Club Venetian in Madison Heights. The ATHENA Leadership Award® is an international award presented by local Chambers of Commerce to a woman -or man- who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

A note from BJ Patchett….

It is my hope that this award will inspire others to contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in their communities and actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential. Providing an environment where women’s accomplishments and contributions are valued will help to clearly define role models for others to emulate. I’ve always felt that success is not a goal to attain but rather a way of life. Today I firmly believe we will best serve our communities if we continue to create leadership opportunities for women and encourage the empowerment of women leaders.


I salute my fellow nominees for the personal and professional support they have provided to our community

Empowerment Professionals Announces
Private Practice Incubator Program

Shortly after opening the doors at Empowerment Professionals I was well aware of the need as a solo practitioner to have interaction with other mental health professionals in the community at which time I founded the Oakland County Private Practice Network and Support Group (OCPPNS). Difficulties during early startup of my practice lead me to write Solo Private Practice: A Step by Step Guide to Opening a Private Practice, Self-Published 2004, Royal Oak, Michigan with a revised edition released in 2006. A seminar called How to Start Your Own Private Practice was developed during 2004, shortly after authoring Solo Private Practice, and a new outreach was born. Working with our Private Practice group members, those attending our Private Practice seminars, and others calling for assistance it became apparent once again that many mental health and substance abuse professionals have interest in starting a private practice, but do not understand the many processes that are required to start up and succeed at their new endeavor. With that in mind during 2015 I expanded my outreach to include hands on support and guidance with an innovative approach to obtaining the necessary skills to succeed by adding a Private Practice Incubator Program. Please see our “Services Page” for details.

Empowerment Professionals is proud to announce the startup of our Private Practice Incubator Program. Under the guidelines for this new outreach individuals attending our “How to Start a Private Practice” seminar may be considered for participation. Each year a participant will be selected as an unpaid intern, under contract, for one year. At the end of their contract year they will have the opportunity to move on to their own practice and a new intern will be considered. During their time at Empowerment Professionals interns will have an opportunity to learn clinical best practice methods along with effective networking and advertising. By the end of the year they should have a strong presence in the community which will help them build a stronger foundation for their new practice and a skill set that compliments and supports a healthy community.

Individuals interested in this program may contact Empowerment Professionals and request a copy of our guidelines for participation.





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Empowerment Professionals. P.C.

Beverly J. Patchett, LMSW


Last revision: 10/13/18

Beverly J. Patchett, LMSW, DCSW, CAADC, ICAADC


     Photo Courtesy of Elliott Photography

Beverly J Patchett




Empowerment Professionals

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We Accept Private Pay & Insurance- See Services Page

Anxiety & Depression

Conflict Resolution

Grief & Loss

Mental Illness

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Personal - Career


Substance Abuse



     Our New Location

      4085 Lapeer Rd

     Burton, MI 48509