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Dr. Steven Hanley

Clinical Psychology
Southfield, MI
17 years experience male

Locations

Office

Southfield, MI

Address

29260 Franklin Rd. STE 109, Southfield, MI
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About

Bio

Dr. Hanley is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Michigan who works with adults, adolescents, children, and couples. He specializes in outpatient psychotherapy with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, trauma, and more. In addition to his psychotherapy work, Dr. Hanley is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Detroit Mercy. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Adult Development and Aging, Death and Dying, and Personality Disorders. He has published in the areas of self-actualization, psychoanalytic theory, and psychotherapy. Dr. Hanley has a warm demeanor and a particular knack for helping people figure out what has gotten in the way of living happier, less conflicted, and more fulfilled lives.

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Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
10 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
1 step at a time: First, what's causing it? That can be difficult to answer. Conditions like depression and anxiety can impact motivation and the ability to get things ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Anxiety relief: Masturbation will not cause you to get GAD. I am not familiar with any research that suggests there is a correlation between the two either. Mastur... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Psychological?: Many men struggling with ED are successfully treated with medication prescribed by a urologist or other physician. Sometimes ED issues are related to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Quiet / Reserved: One stereotype is that all psychologists are reserved, quiet, and don't say much during psychotherapy sessions. Of course there are therapists like th... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Reach out: Depression is a serious condition that affects millions each year. Feeling ashamed and embarrassed is not uncommon (I wish it was). With serious depre... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Coping with Death: The death of a parent at a relatively young age (17) can be extremely traumatic. Anger and depression are not uncommon feelings to experience. It is i... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
The same way: The same way you do before you became pregnant. Open and honest communication is key to maintaining and improving intimacy in relationships. If your p... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
It all depends: There is quite a bit of overlap between many anxiety disorders. Mental health diagnoses in general have a great deal of overlap.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
How many do you want: There is a great deal of overlap between the personality disorders. While theoretically you could be criteria for all of them, it is highly unlikely. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
No: No, this is not reasonable for a 23 month old. Your son is a toddler and toddlers often have very strong feelings and engage in (to our adult percepti... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
No, not really: The only way OCD could cause you to become illiterate is if you convinced yourself that was a rational possibility. The mind has an amazing capacity ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Get help.: Hoarding can be a very difficult symptom to treat. Many people who hoard are so emotionally and psychologically attached to their "stuff" that even th... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Know thyself: I would recommend it. That you are curious about yourself and want to be a better person makes me think you might benefit from some work with a good p... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Divorced Parents: Having parents get divorced when you are an adult can present different challenges than when you were a kid. It can be quite jarring, especially if yo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Everything, Mostly: You name it, mental health is affected by just about everything, including your genes, experiences, gender, age, how much money you have and much more... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Yes, it is true: Though descriptive, "crazy" is not a clinical useful term. It also has a wide variety of meanings to different people. Finally, it is a term that rei... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Many symptoms: If you feel anxious, then you are anxious. Whether you suffer from it or not is all relative. Some things to look for are excessive worry, irritabilit... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Be Mindful: Sadness and panic can be debilitating. But, it usually does not last forever (though it might seem like it does). If you aren't already seeing a psych... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Many reasons: There are many factors that can cause erectile dysfunction. A urologist can help you figure out if something medical is going on. Feeling stressed, an... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Darkness: Where does the darkness go when you turn a light on? Does it disappear? You can't really "remove" your depression. It is part of you. In some ways i... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Sex as Comfort: Like most things in life, sex can be used in positive and negative ways. Physical intimacy, including touch and sex, can be very healthy forms of rece... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Medical or Emotional: Our drive for sex can be affected by many different things, both biological and emotional. I would first recommend a full physical (with blood work et... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Don't panic: Find a good therapist. Talk with him or her about your concerns. Work on building a trusting relationship with that therapist. As you do you will be a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Of course not: Depression is one of the most common mental health issues. While depression can certainly impact a relationship it does not mean that the relationship... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
It could be: CBT can be helpful in addressing fear of intimacy and other relationship concerns. What most people find, however, is that a quality relationship with... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Why Marriage?: Marriage means many different things to different people. There are personal, cultural, financial, and even spiritual reasons to get married. Of cours... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Patience and Support: Your experience is one that, unfortunately, many women I have worked with have also experienced. It can be traumatizing and debilitating to have to re... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Groups and Goals: Feeling lonely from time to time is not uncommon. If you find yourself feeling this way day after day without relief it might be the sign of something... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Ask for help: Miscarrying a child is a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. Many women feel they have to grieve alone and this is unfortunate. See... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Of course: In some ways you both will have an empathy for each others' situation. Some good treatment will help you individually and would likely improve your re... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Get it checked: Your mention of an anxiety disorder suggests you might be wondering if your pain is anxiety related. It COULD be. But, the first order of business is... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Therapist you trust: Severe personality problems are difficult to treat, but not impossible. Finding a therapist that you trust and can work with is the most important ste... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Psychology Forms: I have an online form that patients fill out before their first visit detailing some of their concerns and history. I also have a consent for giving l... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Start Small: Start small. I often tell patients who are struggling with self-esteem issues that, "you need a win." That means finding some small but achievable tas... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
New parent worries: Becoming a new parent can be one of the most anxiety provoking experiences in life. A lot of it is "on the job" training that you will naturally exper... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Self-critical: Feeling guilty or self-critical is a common part of many clinical depressions. One argument is that depression is actually what results when angry fee... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Some tips: Driving anxiety can have different causes. A lot depends on when the anxiety started and how long the driving anxiety has been present. A good therapi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Directly: Your doctor has probably heard this question hundreds of times before. You might feel self-conscious about it, but that is okay. Ask anyway.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Unhealthy patterns: People often repeat patterns in relationships. In the long run it is usually best to understand what is fueling the pattern so you can address it and ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Normal is a Choice: The situation you describe must be terribly difficult. "Normal" is a relative word. Right now this is "your" normal. I think the real question you are... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
Not exactly, but...: An adult who has a histrionic personality disorder might be more prone to throwing "tantrums." People with HPD tend to have a psychological (and larg... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Detroit Mercy
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

Wayne State University

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
Michigan Psychoanalytic Society
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