Frequently asked questions

What are the Positive Self Center's hours of operation?
The Positive Self Center is open Monday - Friday, 9am - 7pm, by appointment only.

Where is the Positive Self Center located?
We are located at 30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 331, Bingham Farms, MI, 48025. We are between 12 & 13 Mile Road, on the east side of Telegraph.


Does the Positive Self Center accept insurance?

Dr. Sally Palaian does not currently accept insurance for new patients. 

Most of our therapists take Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan,  Cofinity, and Aetna.  We will bill on your behalf, but it is the patient's responsibility to confirm with their insurance company what will be covered and what copays and coinsurance will be.

Positive Self Center does not accept insurance for Couples Counseling.

How often are the sessions?

Psychotherapy, or "talk" therapy, is most effective when done in a consistent manner, so most often psychotherapy sessions are once weekly or twice each month. That said, we are flexible and can personalize a schedule that works best for you.   

Who does the Positive Self Center serve?
Our practice serves individuals, couples, and groups. We work with people from all walks of life regardless of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

What can I expect from the Positive Self Center?
You can expect confidentiality, safety, and support from us. We adhere to strict ethical principles of licensed mental health professionals. We will help you to create meaning in your life. We will honor our time together and commit to working through the specific issues and concerns that are troubling you.  

If you are seeking psychological or behavioral change you are probably...

  • motivated to change.
  • ready to take action on your own behalf.
  • eager to be more honest with yourself and others.
  • needing help to stay motivated.
  • going through a "rough patch".
  • wanting to learn about yourself and gain insights.
  • willing to accept guidance for trying new behaviors.
  • open to feeling more confident about making lasting life changes.
  • able to learn how to not give up on yourself and to not collapse into old self-defeating behaviors.
  • prepared to honor your unique self and learn about the things that make you tick.
  • ready to learn about stopping self sabotage and repetitive self-destructive behaviors.
  • ready to learn to combat anxiety-provoking situations.

How will I feel during therapy?
People in therapy sometimes uncover painful feelings and memories. This may feel good, like burdens are being lifted. It may also stir up discomfort. It's like lifting a rock that's been in place for a long time. At first there are creepy crawly things that haven't seen light for a long time. This can feel unsettling, but ultimately the way has been cleared for new growth to begin. The best thing to do is to tell your therapist about your experiences as you go through the process. Therapy isn’t what you see on television. Meaningful change doesn’t come magically. Sometimes it seems to take forever, and sometimes change is more sudden. Sometimes it’s hard work, and sometimes it is way easier than you thought.  

What benefit should I feel afterwards?
Research has shown that therapy is effective in reducing symptoms, improving relationships and self esteem, and some people even improve their income! However, we are all individuals and different people benefit in different ways. 

Learn more about what therapy is and how you can benefit here