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 is experienced in the areas of women’s issues (infertility, miscarriage, postpartum complications, menopause, etc.), identity development, transition to adulthood, transition to parenthood, adolescent/parent relational problems along with adults struggling with relationships with parents or other caretakers from childhood. She has particular expertise in women’s psychology and ways in which women find themselves dissatisfied or inhibited in relationships, careers, and motherhood.

What Dr. Beesley offers

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.

Policies and Fees

Fee: $160/session

Dr. Beesley is out of network with insurances but does provide the necessary information required to submit to insurance for out-of-network coverage.

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