Timothy Egan, LMSW (pronouns: He/Him/His) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His training provides a diverse, client-centered skill set that allows adaptive treatment interventions to address the changing needs of diverse client populations. Timothy has experience working with adolescents, young adults, adults, families, groups, and communities. Timothy exercises empathy and compassion to forge therapeutic partnerships with his clients. He believes in partnering with clients to create and adapt individualized treatment plans and therapeutic interventions that reflect their evolving needs and goals. Such partnering for change has secured the greatest benefit from treatment by ensuring client inclusion and extending plan adherence beyond scheduled therapy sessions. Timothy has experience working in multidisciplinary treatment teams and establishing external partnerships with healthcare providers to ensure high quality, coordinated care.
Timothy believes that client-centered care must be culturally-responsive and diversity-affirming in order for client care to provide a more beneficial, ethical, and transformational experience for clients, families, and communities. He uses culturally-responsive, age/developmentally appropriate, and health/ability-informed approaches in his work as a therapist. Timothy and his clients use modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to treat trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, adjustment/life-transitions, end of life issues, cancer survivorship, and issues in interpersonal/family relationships.
Timothy obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and his Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. He completed his clinical internship at Family Assessment Clinic (FAC) in Ann Arbor, MI. While at FAC, Timothy provided individual and family therapy using a client centered, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive approach,treating disrupted attachment/development, depression, and post-traumatic stress after physical/sexual abuse and separation/reunification. In addition to providing trauma-informed care to maltreated children and families, He co-facilitated a support group for non-offending mothers of abused children and the FAC team provided Community-interventions addressing the impact of violence, trauma, and housing instability. Timothy also completed clinical Social Work preceptorships at Michigan Medicine, including the Adult Anxiety and Depression Centers, Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy treatment groups, Adult Palliative Care Consultation Services, and Oncology Social Work.
Timothy has most recently worked as a therapist in Community Mental Health. There he provided psychotherapy services by partnering with adolescents, young adults, and families to create culturally-responsive, therapeutic relationships while providing multiple, layered interventions. Timothy’s work there helped clients and families to regain a sense of support, safety, trust, and hope using interventions that foster resilience, empowerment, and post-traumatic growth. He often partners with parents and guardians to enhance positive parenting strategies, prevent intergenerational transmission of trauma, and promote healthy family functioning. Timothy believes in using family-inclusion to empower parents and guardians to treat children’s emotional and behavioral disorders through trauma- informed, attachment-based interactions and positive, shared activities.
Timothy is a blind, brain cancer survivor who often donates his skills and time to helping patients and families at all stages of the cancer experience. His work with cancer patients uses a holistic understanding of the complex impact of cancer, and a trauma-informed approach which fosters post-traumatic growth and meaningful, value-driven lives.
Timothy has worked as a Peer Facilitator with the Brain Tumor Support Group for Patients and Caregivers at Michigan Medicine’s Rogel Cancer Center. Timothy also donates time to the American Brain Tumor Association’s mentorship program providing peer-support counseling for adults and families. Timothy has also worked as a Special Skills Volunteer at Cancer Support Community, utilizing clinical knowledge, culturally-responsive approaches, and Community organizing skills to create therapeutic, social, and educational opportunities for groups of young adults. Additionally, Timothy serves on the Advisory Committees for Michigan Medicine’s Rogel Cancer center and the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at CS Mott Children’s Hospital.