Education & Certification
Western Michigan University (1990)
National Register Member Since
Thomas Hranilovich, EdD
I’ve been married twice. The first marriage lasted 10 years and produced my daughter, 35, now in her third year of medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, and planning to specialize in either Pediatric Neurology or Pediatric Psychiatry. The second has lasted 25 years thus far and produced my son, 22, who’s advancing rapidly in his studies of Metaphysics and Epistemology. My wife Barbara has a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts (BFA), is an oil painter by training, and makes her living as a commercial artist and Creative Director at a marketing firm.
I was in the US Marine Corps in the ’70s. I have an extensive background in the martial arts, having studied Japanese JuJutsu, Judo, and Iaido; two styles of Chinese kung-fu; Okinawan Karate-do; Filipino Combat Escrima; and Western law-enforcement techniques. Along with JuJutsu I learned Koho Shiatsu Igaku — shiatsu acupressure massage.
My first Bachelor’s degree was in French with Secondary Teaching Certification and a minor in Psychology. My second Bachelor’s degree was in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. My Master’s degree was in Developmental Psychology. My Doctoral dissertation was on applications of Taoism, a Chinese philosophico-religious system, to Western psychotherapy theory and technique.
I’ve been delivering mental health treatment at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral levels since 1981; earned my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1990; and have been fully licensed as a Psychologist in Michigan since 1992. I worked in community mental health in both Michigan and Ohio; in the Mental Health Department of an HMO — Health Central, now called Blue Care Network; and have been in full-time private practice for the past 19 years, the last 13 years here at Psychiatric Associates.
My clientele ranges from late adolescents (16 and up) to adults and older adults. I do individual psychotherapy, couples/marital psychotherapy, and family psychotherapy (with adult families).
Typical presenting problems include: Adjustment Disorders, aka Stress Management (e.g., emotional distress in reaction to academic, work, marital, or family difficulties); Anxiety Disorders (e.g., Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, Panic Disorder, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder); Behavioral Health Issues (e.g., emotional distress in reaction to medical conditions or disorders, including life-threatening or terminal conditions); Mood Disorders (e.g., Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, aka Manic-Depressive Disorder); Personality Disorders (e.g., Avoidant, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic); and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD, and Acute Stress Disorder (e.g., emotional distress in reaction to trauma such as a motor vehicle accident, an assault, or military service in combat).
I employ a variety of techniques, primarily those of Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IT), with the addition at times of Adlerian, Hypnotherapy, Body-Centered, and Transpersonal techniques.
Psychiatric Associates is located in Okemos, MI, near Lansing, MI, just off of the Okemos Road exit on I-96. The practice is staffed by three full-time Psychiatrists and one part-time Psychiatrist; one full-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; one full-time Psychologist (me); one part-time School Psychologist/Master’s-level Psychologist; two full-time Master’s-level Social Workers; and one full-time Master’s-level Counselor. One of the Social Workers is also a certified substance abuse counselor. We like to think of ourselves as “one-stop shopping” for mental health services in the Lansing area.Learn more about me on my website: www.psychiatricassociatesmi.com
Areas of Expertise
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Depression and Other Mood Disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, major depression, bereavement)
- Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)
- Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)
- Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
- Adults (18-64 yrs.)
- Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- National Register of Health Service Psychologists
- Member, American Psychological Association
Fee Information/Office Policy
I charge $215 for a 110-minute (nominally two-hour) Intake Evaluation appointment, during which I take an extensive history and arrive at a diagnosis, goals, and a treatment plan.
I charge $120 for a 50-minute (nominally one-hour) Individual Psychotherapy appointment, during which I work with the client toward fulfilling the treatment plan by meeting goals.
I charge $180 for a 75-minute (nominally one and one-half hour) extended Individual Psychotherapy appointment, which some clients prefer and which other clients need during a crisis.
I charge $180 for a 75-minute (nominally one and one-half hour) Couples/Marital Psychotherapy appointment. I prefer to see couples for longer sessions because I’ve found that it’s difficult if not impossible to do good work with a couple in just 50 minutes, given the increased complexity that working with two people at once presents.
I also charge $180 for a 75-minute (nominally one and one-half hour) Family Psychotherapy appointment. I prefer to see families for longer sessions because I’ve found that it’s difficult if not impossible to do good work with a family in just 50 minutes, given the increased complexity that working with several people at once presents.
Finally, I charge $75 for a 25-minute (nominally one-half hour) Brief Individual Psychotherapy appointment. When a client is doing well, and especially as we approach the end of treatment, sessions may decrease in length from one hour to half an hour and in frequency from once every week to once every other week or less.
I charge for appointments for which a client fails to show up, cancel, or reschedule at least 24 hours in advance, unless there’s a legitimate (in my opinion) reason. The charge is $50 and must be paid before the client will be seen again.
I see a small number of clients for a reduced fee and a very small number of clients for free. To qualify the client must be able to prove significant financial hardship. Clients seen for a reduced fee or for free are expected to begin paying or to pay more as their financial circumstances improve.
Please contact Monica, our Receptionist, by phone at the above phone number, extension 10, to schedule an appointment for an Intake Evaluation appointment.
Feel free to contact me at the above phone number, extension 18, if you have any questions about any of the above or anything else with which I might be able to be of help.
Office Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (last appt. is 4:00 PM) Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM (last appt. is 7:00 PM) Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Health Care Plan Participation
- I’m a panel provider for the majority of health insurances available in the area. Specifically, I’m a provider for: Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MI (BCBSM) Traditional, Community Blue PPO, Blue Preferred PPO, and Blue Care Network (BCN); McLaren Health Plan; Physician’s Health Plan of Mid-Michigan (PHPMM); Sparrow Physician’s Health Plan (SPHN); Medicare; and Medicaid Commercial Plans, e.g., McLaren Health Advantage and PHPMM Family Care.
- I’m also a panel provider on the majority of managed care organizations (MCOs) contracted to manage mental health and substance abuse benefits for health insurances in the area. Specifically, I am a provider for: United Behavioral Health (UBH); Magellan Behavioral Health (MBH); CIGNA; Value Options (VO); and Preferred Provider Organization of MI (PPOM).