Juanita Tookes, Ph.D, LPC

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  • School:
    Oakland University
  • Degree:
    Doctorate Degree
  • Additional Certificates:

    Doctorate Degree – Counseling
    Masters Degree – Counseling Psychology
    Bachelors Degree – Psychology


  • English

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.� ~Brene´ Brown

Where is a pause, easy, or redo button when you need one?! Sometimes life can hit you in ways that you were not prepared for. Trying to recover from these hits can put you in a dark place where you may feel fear, isolation, defeat, or shame.

In this place, it may be very difficult to function. Are you fighting things like stress, depression, and/or anxiety just so that you can function in your daily roles and activities? Are you experiencing issues with your identity? Are you frustrated or confused about where you are in life right now? Do you need help “unpacking� your mind and clearing it out in a way that gives you the space you need to mentally breathe? Are you having trouble accepting your story and all of the changes that it has endured? Do you just need someone to speak your thoughts to out loud? Well, I would love to hear you and help you. 

My name is Juanita Tookes, and I am a licensed professional counselor. I obtained my bachelor’s degree (in psychology) and master’s degree (in counseling psychology) from Wayne State University and my doctorate (in counseling) from Oakland University. I have nearly 14 years of clinical experience working in child and family services and community mental health. I have provided therapy and psychoeducational services in various settings including in-home, private practice, clinical facilities, community facilities, and in schools (K-12 and at the college level).

My goal as your counselor is to understand YOUR unique experience of life. I counsel from a multicultural perspective to better understand how your problems may be impacted by personal characteristics and experiences that might be ignored or disregarded. Using an eclectic therapy approach, I utilize the most effective treatment methods to address your individual needs. I believe that you have a very powerful story. Let us work together on helping you to own it with pride!

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Auto Insurance
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Beacon Health Options (BHO/VO)
  • Cofinity
  • Humana
  • McLaren
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Total Health Care (THC)
  • UBH
  • Ulliance EAP
  • VA CCN
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues


  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied


  • Anxiety
  • Life Coaching

Session Types

  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (20 to 64) Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Christian Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Gestalt
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based

Faith-Based Therapy

  • Christian