Many of our clients prefer to work with a psychotherapist fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). However, Dr. Whalen is also able to provide both therapy and assessment services in spoken or written English. She works frequently with families in which one member is Deaf while the others are hearing. She is willing to use any language or communication modality necessary during a session to accommodate families who choose not to rely upon an...Read More
Ms. Whalen has worked extensively with LGBTQ clients over the past decade and is politically active within the community. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the lives of Deaf transgendered individuals. She is affiliated with several local programs that serve the transgender community. Ms. Whalen can provide psychotherapy and letters of recommendation for those seeking gender re-assignment surgery, as well as referrals to other local specialist. She also welcomes clients from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as those who are differently-abled. As a member of a minority community herself, Ms. Whalen strongly believes that working towards social justice is an imperative for ethical...Read More
At A2 Deaf Psychological Services, LLC, we serve clients of all ages, from infancy through the geriatric years. Ms. Whalen has training in early childhood development and conducts play therapy with children both hearing and Deaf. She is also trained in assessing individuals on the autistic spectrum and has worked with those in whom developmental delays may overlap with a lack of access to language during the early years. Ms. Whalen is able to provide assessments geared towards school Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and will attend IEP meetings upon parental request. If need be, she can provide referrals to other local specialists, including neuropsychologists who work with complex clinical situations. Last, but certainly not least, Ms. Whalen enjoys working with teenagers, either alone or with their families. Psychotherapy sessions can be provided regularly to teens who need the consistency or less frequently to those who simply wish for a safe space to explore their developing...Read More
Deaf-Centered Counseling & Psychological Testing in ASL or English
Dr. Whalen is a Deaf clinical psychologist offering both therapy and assessment services in ASL. Learn more about Mel…
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Visit Dr. Whalen’s office located at 514 S. Maple Road, inside the building of The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan.