About Dr. Beesley
Dr. Beesley is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. She practices from a psychoanalytic perspective, which emphasizes an insight-oriented approach to treatment. With this emphasis, therapeutic work will consider your current experiences in the “here and now” in light of past experiences, childhood narratives, family dynamics, and personality organization. In addition to your family and personal history, Dr. Beesley also considers how your cultural and social experiences have also served to shape your perspectives.
It’s not uncommon to find yourself repeating problematic patterns or feeling frustrated with your direction in life. With Dr. Beesley, you will work to better understand the causes of your struggles, many of which often have multiple origins and can often be out of your awareness. You will have the opportunity to understand yourself on a deeper and more meaningful level; Relief often comes from recognizing how past experiences may impact your current life circumstances and working to understand unnecessary emotional burdens impacting your life, work, and relationship satisfaction. Using the clinical relationship as a tool, there will be an opportunity to better understand your mind and your relationships with others.
Dr. Beesley works with patients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal conflicts. She has worked with many patients who are struggling with dissatisfaction with relationships, parenthood and careers, and those struggling with the transition to parenthood, adolescent/young adult and parent relational problems and adults struggling with relationships with parents/other caretakers from childhood.
Dr. Beesley's practice is non-discriminatory, anti-racist and open to all sexualities and gender identifications.
Clinical + Teaching
Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
Supervision & Consultation
Dr. Beesley works from a psychoanalytic perspective, usually seeing patients more than once per week in psychotherapy, and up to 5 days per week in psychoanalysis. Within the psychoanalytic framework in both therapy and analysis, Dr. Beesley works with you to understand the deeper meanings of your symptoms, your individual patterns and ways of relating and what may be out of your awareness contributing to your current suffering.
Dr. Beesley enjoys training and teaching psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She provides psychodynamic/psychoanalytic clinical supervision to both licensed mental health professionals and graduate students in psychology at the University of Detroit-Mercy. She is the clinic director at the Mel Bornstein Clinic for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
As an instructor, Dr. Beesley teaches graduate students and psychoanalytic and psychotherapy trainees in the areas of beginning psychoanalytic psychotherapy, constructing the psychoanalytic frame, psychoanalytic understanding of women, psychoanalytic perspectives on whiteness, and clinical case conference. She is the Site Director for Psychiatric Resident Training at the Mel Bornstein Clinic for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
Policies and Fees
Dr. Beesley is out of network with insurances but can provide the necessary information required to submit to insurance for out-of-network coverage.