Transformative Mind Counseling
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About Us

Transformative Mind Counseling is a Premier Therapeutic Mental Health Counseling Service in the Metro Detroit area. 

We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network and now accept Beacon Health and Cigna Out-Of-Network Plans!


Therapy for Black Girls

Meet Our Team

Lead Therapist: Aja Burks, LMSW

My name is Aja C. Burks. I am an advocate for mental health education in the community. I have a passion to break the stigma of mental health in the community by providing treatment services, education, research and speaking engagements. I have experience working in the school and community setting, inpatient treatment and supervision.  

My goal is to provide a safe place where you feel heard, a place to be yourself. Whatever you are faced with, I will be with you along the way to help address things that may hinder you from finding the peace and balance to achieve your goals.

State License

Michigan License Master Social Worker - Clinical (6801097182)


Ph.D. Counseling Education and Supervision Wayne State University, Pending graduation May 2020

Masters of Social Work Michigan State University, May 2010

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology Michigan State University, May 2008



Counselor: Tyrone Austin, M.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., LPC-S

When I think of mental health, I think of mental wellness. I have a passion to break the stigma of mental health in African Americans especially men of all ages. My experience has been focused on work with young adults and adults in the community managing many of life stressors. I also supervise graduate students in their studies towards becoming counselors. I want to help clients transform themselves from the idea of illness to wellness. I feel seeking help is not a weakness but a strength. Finding balance, peace, and purpose in life is a journey I am ready to help with.  

State License

Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor (6401010583)


Ph.D. Counseling Education and Supervision Wayne State University (Pending graduation)

Education Specialist Certificate Wayne State University 2017

Certificate for Clinical Supervision Wayne State University 2016

Masters Counselor Education Wayne State University, 2007


Therapist: Tori-Ann Bright, LMSW

My name is Tori-Ann Bright and I am a clinical therapist specializing in children and young adults. I attended Wayne State University where I obtained my Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees. I have been working with children and young adults for the past 9 years. My own trials that I faced as a college freshman were quickly turned to triumphs after my own experience with a clinical therapist. I am credentialed as a Child Mental Health Professional and currently working to obtain my Trauma Informed Care and Counseling Certificate from the University of Buffalo-New York. I am committed to helping children and young adults who are struggling with their own mental health barriers.

State License

Michigan License Master Social Worker (6801097978)


Trauma Informed Care and Counseling Certificate University of Buffalo-New York, Pending graduation

Masters of Social Work-Child Mental Health Wayne State University, 2015

Bachelors of Social Work Wayne State University, 2014


Therapist: Jeffrey Williams, LLMSW

My name is Jeffrey Williams and I am a Licensed Social Worker who specializes in individual, family and group therapy. I attended Wayne State University where I received my Masters Degree in Social Work and Michigan State University where I received my certification in School Social Work. I believe in helping the community by serving individuals with a holistic approach. I have a great deal of experience working with diverse populations. I believe in using Cognitive and Behavioral interventions to help individuals reach desired mental health goals. I have also completed the Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavior Therapy Cohort through Wayne County. Some life experiences which contribute to my practice are being in foster-care and at risk youth, and being a collegiate and professional athlete.

State License

Michigan Limited License Master Social Worker (6801099433)


School Social Work Certification Michigan State University, 2018

Masters of Social Work Wayne State University, 2016

Bachelors of Arts and Communications Wayne State University, 2013


Office Coordinator: Kimberly Peters

My name is Kimberly Peters and I am the Office Coordinator at Transformative Mind Counseling. I manage all the administrative, clerical and social networking aspects of the office. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychobiology from Binghamton University of New York and have over 12 years of experience working as an office assistant in a medical setting. I am passionate about health, wellness, nutrition and photography.