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Hi, I'm Coryanna
Coryanna Ku, MA, LPC, NCC is a board certified Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Michigan. She has 18 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, parents, families, and relationships. Her current passion is providing counseling to adults who have been marginalized with an acute awareness of the social injustices and inequalities that historically and continuously oppress them today.
Coryanna has significant training in and experience with providing trauma-informed care and treating PTSD and cPTSD.
Her primary methods of treatment for resolving trauma, and it's long-term effects on the mind, body, and spirit, is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and IFS (Internal Family Systems). She is also significantly experienced in treating depression, anxiety, codependency, and adjustment relating to gender identity and sexual orientation. You may visit "specialties" in the menu to see a complete list of focus areas Coryanna provides for psychotherapy.
Coryanna graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling, both from Eastern Michigan University. She was honored to intern at The Women's Center of Southeaster Michigan, which continues to provide valuable resources to underserved women in the local area today.
At the beginning of her career, Coryanna worked on a multi-disciplinary team at a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, CA. There, she provided mental health therapy for probationary teens and their families, in an effort to successfully reintegrate them into their communities. Eventually, she transitioned to become a reunification specialist in Santa Barbara, CA. There, she worked with children who had been removed from their parents due to abuse or neglect, as well as the parents who were working to reunify with their children. This involved working with California's Department of Children and Family Services, WrapAround Services, and other community resources, to achieve successful outcomes. These two experiences provided Coryanna with invaluable knowledge about undocumented and non traditional families, implicit bias that was/is insidious within the very systems that are supposed to protect and serve, and the oppression that forced parents to work several jobs, leaving their children feeling abandoned, and thus, sought familial bonds within gang structures.
Upon returning to Michigan, Coryanna worked in community mental health and TBI (traumatic brain injury) rehabilitation to continue working with youth, young adults, and their families. This furthered her knowledge and experience of working with marginalized communities who battled for resources and fought to be heard.
Up until this point in Coryanna's career, nearly all of her counseling was done "in the field". This required her to drive to clients and their families to provide counseling within their home or elsewhere in the community. She realized this was draining her capacity to serve others and she was quickly approaching compassion fatigue. To prioritize her own mental health, she decided to shift gears and work with a collective of mental health providers at Integrative Empowerment Group, PLLC with a focus on serving diverse communities. This was an expanding and rejuvenating experience, which was exactly what she needed to continue on.
To continue her passion for serving marginalized communities, Coryanna established Counseling by Coryanna, PLLC in March 2022. She works to ensure mental health services are accessible to those who cannot afford to pay out-of-pocket, but who have private or employer-paid health insurance. She has worked hard to become in-network with most of the insurance providers used in southeastern Michigan. She is also a Medicaid provider and hopes to become a Medicare provider as new legislature takes place in January 2024.
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