Creating Healthy Relationships Since 1992

Creating Healthy Relationships Since 1992


Teletherapy via video or phone is available now for our clients, and IN OFFICE sessions for our Royal Oak office. Call 248 546 0407 to set up your session – or email or text as shown here:

Email us at or text us at 248-795-5145 or use contact info below for your preferred location.

We’d love to hear from you! For more information about the RELATIONSHIP INSTITUTE; to make an appointment, to receive our free quarterly newsletter, or to get on our mailing list, you can contact us in any of the following ways:

Royal Oak:

27172 Woodward Avenue
Suite 200
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

(248) 546 0407
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21800 Haggerty Rd
Suite 220
Northville, MI 48167

(734) 887-1785
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Ann Arbor:

115 West Huron Street
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

(734) 805 9146
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General information:


Joe Bavonese, PhD:

Shirley Bavonese, ACSW

All other clinical staff:

Office Staff:

Jennifer Miller:

Autumn Kovach:

Mary Langston:

Angela Phipps

The Relationship Institute serves the online community, as well as communities in southeastern Michigan, including: Detroit Royal Oak Troy Birmingham Southfield Warren Sterling Heights Bloomfield Hills Huntington Woods Farmington Novi Northville Ann Arbor Southgate Utica Macomb Oakland Wayne Berkeley Ferndale Pleasant Ridge Plymouth Lathrup Village Livonia Clawson Clarkston Auburn Hills Beverly Hills Waterford St. Clair Shores Grosse Pointe Rochester Dearborn Inkster Wixom Walled Lake and Wyandotte.

We provide marriage counseling, relationship therapy, couples counseling, pre marriage counseling, singles and couples workshops, help with divorce, relationship advice, as well as help with dating, love and communication.

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