Professional Experience 

 

2016-Present      Licensed psychologist, solo private practice, Birmingham, MI

2009-Present     Attorney (of counsel), Bodman PLC, Troy, MI

2014-2016          Psychologist, Horizon Counseling Center, Royal Oak, MI

2014-2015          Forensic psychologist, Katherine K. Okla, PhD, Farmington Hills, MI

2012-2014          Psychotherapist, Samaritan Counseling Center, Farmington Hills, MI

2011-2012          Psychotherapist, Sollars and Associates, Birmingham, MI

2009-2010         Psychotherapist, Community Programs, Inc., Waterford, MI (MA Practicum)

2007-2009         Attorney & Partner, Bodman PLC, Troy, MI

1996-2007         Attorney, Sommers Schwartz, P.C., Southfield, MI

1994-1996         Judicial Intern, United States District Court, Sixth Circuit, Hon. Gerald Rosen

Education

 

2014 PsyD, Clinical Psychology; Michigan School of Professional Psychology; Farmington Hills, MI

2012 PsyS, Clinical Psychology; Michigan School of Professional Psychology; Farmington Hills, MI

2010 MA, Clinical Psychology; Michigan School of Professional Psychology; Farmington Hills, MI

1996 JD, Wayne State University; Detroit, MI

1993 BA, Oakland University; Rochester, MI

1989-1992  University of Wisconsin; Madison, WI

Certifications

2018  Certification as a Reliable Coder of Parental Reflective Functioning on the Parent Development Interview. Parent Development Interview Training Institute, New Haven, CN.

2017  Mentalization-Based Treatment: Certificate Course – Practitioner Level; Anna Freud NationalCentre for Children and Families, London, England/Los Angeles, CA.

2017  Reflective Functioning on the Adult Attachment Interview: Reliability Certification. Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London, England.

2016  Coaching and Psychotherapy. Zur Institute, Inc., Sebastopol, CA.

 

Psychology Publications

 

Agree, L. (2014). The experience of being in a long-term, monogamous, heterosexual, BDSM relationship (Doctoral dissertation). Proquest. Publication number 3635386

Agree, L. (2010). The experience of being an atheist in a religious family (Unpublished masters thesis). Michigan School of Professional Psychology, Farmington Hills, MI.

Legal Publications and Presentations

 

Agree, L. (1999, 2008). Seller disclosure requirements, in Michigan Residential Real Estate  Transactions, Chapter 4. The Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Agree, L. (2002). Mortgage and other real estate financing documents (Online publication). The Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Agree, L. (2002). Mortgage and other real estate financing documents (Seminar presentation). The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Troy, MI.

Agree, L. (1997-2001). Getting started – How to set up a nonprofit, tax-exempt  corporation (Seminar presentations). Accounting Aid Society, Grosse Pointe, MI.

Agree, L. (1999). IRS rulings you can’t afford to ignore (Seminar presentation). Michigan Nonprofit Association, Farmington, MI.

Awards and Scholarships

 

National Honors Society candidate, Michigan School of Professional Psychology,  2013-2014

Jill Benton Humanistic Psychology Scholarship, Michigan School of Professional Psychology, 2012

Best Lawyers in America, Consumer Guide, 2001

Academic honors, Oakland University, 1993

Dean’s list, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1992

 

Post-Graduate Training

 

2018

Coding Parental Reflective Functioning on the Parent Development Interview (PDI); Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CN.

2017

Reflective Function on the Parent Development Interview; Yale Child Study Center, Hew Haven, Connecticut

Mentalization-Based Treatment; Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London, England.

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescents; Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London, England

2016

Adult Attachment Interview – Reflective Functioning assessment (AAI-RF); Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London, England

Mentalization-Based Treatment: Basic Training; Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London, England

Coaching and Psychotherapy; Zur Institute, Inc., Sebastolopol, CA

 

Additional  Training

 

2014 

Spontaneity and Restraint in Child Psychoanalysis; Martin Silverman, M.D.; Michigan Psychoanalytic Society, Farmington Hills, MI

Hospital Based Health Psychology; Michigan School of Professional Psychology, Farmington Hills, MI (MiSPP)

Defense Mechanisms of Pregnant Mothers Predicting Attachment Security

in their Infants and Toddlers; John Porcerelli, PhD; MiSPP

Identifying and Working with the Highly Sensitive Client Part I; Amy Hanes, TLLP; MiSPP

Identifying and Working with the Highly Sensitive Client Part II; Amy Hanes, TLLP; MiSPP

Brief Psychotherapies Part II; Nancy Liebler, PsyD; MiSPP

Substance Abuse and Problematic Behavior in Teens; Julie Fisher, M.Ed.; MiSPP

Psychodynamic Orientations Framework for Treating Personality Disorders; Steven Huprich, PhD; MiSPP

Seeking Wellness in Treating Eating Disorders; Jackie Meyers, PsyD; MiSPP

Art Therapy Series Part I: Assessment Using the DAPP; Karen Schurgin, PsyD; MiSPP

2013

Process Interventions in Therapy; Lee Bach, PhD; MiSPP

The Experience of Gay Muslim Men in the U.S.; Edward Jackson, PsyD; MiSPP

Art Therapy Series Part II: Magazine Photo Collage; Karen Schurgin, PsyD; MiSPP

Sexual Health Series Part I: Taking a Thorough Sexual Health History; Jill Castro, PsyD; MiSPP

The Adaptive Quality of Symptoms Part I; James Jones, PhD; MiSPP

Introduction to EMDR; Lawrence Wentworth, PhD; MiSPP

Sexual Health Series Part II: Sexuality in Older Adulthood; Jill Castro, PsyD; MiSPP

Art Therapy Series Part III: Phenomenological Art Assessments; Karen Schurgin, PsyD; MiSPP

The Adaptive Quality of Symptoms Part II; James Jones, PhD; MiSPP

Sexual Health Series Part III: Sexuality During Body Transitions; Jill Castro, PsyD; MiSPP

Family Constellation Therapy; Lawrence Wentworth, PhD; MiSPP

Intersection of Spirituality and Psychoanalysis; Franklin Sollars, PhD; MiSPP
Assessment with Transgender Clients: Ethics and Instrument Selection; Dustin Shepler, PhD; MiSPPs

Phenomenological Existential Dream Analysis; Karen Schurgin, PsyD; MiSPP

Using Self Compassion as a Therapeutic Tool; Dana Howley, PsyD; MiSPP

Brief Psychotherapies Part I; Nancy Liebler, PsyD; MiSPP

Teen Suicide and Self-Harm; Mary Brennan, MA; MiSPP

Common Childhood Diagnoses and Play Therapy Techniques to Help Treat Them; Laura Hutchison, PsyD; MiSPP

Art Therapy and Spirituality; Gail Singer Miller, MA, ATR, LPC; MiSPP

2012

Existential Psychotherapy with Clients; Lee Bach, PhD; MiSPP

Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders; Kristine Vazzano, PhD; MiSPP

Transgender Care; Shari Slebodnik, MS; MiSPP

Domestic Violence Treatment and Referral for Services; Haven representative; MiSPP

Socially Just Approaches to Psychological Distress; David St. John, PhD; MiSPP

Interpretive Summaries and Treatment Planning; Bethany Helfman, PsyD; MiSPP

The Impact of Judaism and Spirituality on Psychology; Rabbi Aaron Bergman; MiSPP

Working with the School System to Provide Integrative Treatment; Jackie Tobey, MA; MiSPP

Body Image & Implications for Treatment in Body Dysmorphic & Eating Disorders; Bethany Helfman, PsyD; MiSPP

Constellation Therapy; Lawrence Wentworth, PhD; MiSPP

2011

Treating Psychiatric Emergencies; Sandy Koltonow, MD, PsyS; MiSPP

Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Evidence-Based Treatments in Mental Health; Lila Massoumi, MD; MiSPP

The Correlation of Traumatic Brain Injury, Aggressive Behaviors and Substance Abuse; Colin King, PhD; MiSPP

The Neurobiology of Psychoanalysis; Richard Marcolini, MD; MPI

Psychodynamic Assessment; Marc Rosen, PhD; MPI

Infancy: Merging and Individuation; Don Spivak, M.D.; MPI

Freudian Psychology; Franklin Sollars, PhD; MiSIPS

2010

Introduction to Object Relations Theory; Suanne Zager, LMSW; MiSIPS

Professional Affiliations

 

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

American Psychological Association, Divisions 32 and 39

Michigan Psychological Association (MPA)

Michigan Bar Association