Photo of Bill Fitzgerald, Psychologist in 49009, MI
Bill Fitzgerald
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
We all want to live a life full of happiness, joy, and meaning. However, life can be difficult at times, making this a challenge to do. I strongly believe you have the skills and ability to successfully traverse through these tough times. However, sometimes this is very demanding, but this is not indicative of your ability to deal with things. Over the course of my career in mental health I have had the honor of meeting many people who were able to do this. My role, collaborating with them, has been to act as a companion, sometimes a guide, and sometimes a sounding board, to assist them in making this happen.
We all want to live a life full of happiness, joy, and meaning. However, life can be difficult at times, making this a challenge to do. I strongly believe you have the skills and ability to successfully traverse through these tough times. However, sometimes this is very demanding, but this is not indicative of your ability to deal with things. Over the course of my career in mental health I have had the honor of meeting many people who were able to do this. My role, collaborating with them, has been to act as a companion, sometimes a guide, and sometimes a sounding board, to assist them in making this happen.
(269) 257-2124 View (269) 257-2124
Photo of Jennelle Hines Counseling, PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in 49009, MI
Jennelle Hines Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLP, LPC
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
I believe that therapy is a very personal experience and requires a nonjudgmental, genuine, and compassionate relationship between client and therapist. Often, people come into therapy to discuss some of their most vulnerable feelings and experiences. This takes a lot of courage and self-reflection. I strive to create a space that is safe, comfortable, and inviting for individuals, families, and couples to share these challenges with me. My hope is to help guide my clients to recognize positive things in their lives as well as explore different ways of thinking, feeling, and reacting to challenges that occur.
I believe that therapy is a very personal experience and requires a nonjudgmental, genuine, and compassionate relationship between client and therapist. Often, people come into therapy to discuss some of their most vulnerable feelings and experiences. This takes a lot of courage and self-reflection. I strive to create a space that is safe, comfortable, and inviting for individuals, families, and couples to share these challenges with me. My hope is to help guide my clients to recognize positive things in their lives as well as explore different ways of thinking, feeling, and reacting to challenges that occur.
(269) 215-4753 View (269) 215-4753
Photo of Dallas Kroll, Licensed Professional Counselor in 49009, MI
Dallas Kroll
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Welcome, I’m glad you are here. Deciding to make changes in your life and asking for help is a big and sometimes scary step. I am here to help you with that. We are here to explore your uniquely you story. Counseling is a journey. Like all journeys, it is unique and special. Some paths may be tougher than others. Some people may encounter some bad weather along the way. However, more often than not, the view is always worth the journey. My goal as a therapist is to walk the path with you as a guide, not as an expert. You get to determine the path; I help navigate the tough times.
Welcome, I’m glad you are here. Deciding to make changes in your life and asking for help is a big and sometimes scary step. I am here to help you with that. We are here to explore your uniquely you story. Counseling is a journey. Like all journeys, it is unique and special. Some paths may be tougher than others. Some people may encounter some bad weather along the way. However, more often than not, the view is always worth the journey. My goal as a therapist is to walk the path with you as a guide, not as an expert. You get to determine the path; I help navigate the tough times.
(269) 575-3110 View (269) 575-3110
Photo of Sarah Good, Marriage & Family Therapist in 49009, MI
Sarah Good
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Being a therapist is truly an honor and privilege. I admire the bravery, vulnerability, and curiosity of my clients which brings them into a room with a stranger to share their most intimate struggles and life experiences with the hope of seeing life in a new way. I approach therapy with a compassionate directness that challenges my clients to break free of unhelpful patterns and develop new skills and ways of thinking that allows them to move toward the life they want to lead. I hope to help clients better manage life's curveballs with grace, compassion, and confidence knowing that, even though life is hard now, it won't always be.
Being a therapist is truly an honor and privilege. I admire the bravery, vulnerability, and curiosity of my clients which brings them into a room with a stranger to share their most intimate struggles and life experiences with the hope of seeing life in a new way. I approach therapy with a compassionate directness that challenges my clients to break free of unhelpful patterns and develop new skills and ways of thinking that allows them to move toward the life they want to lead. I hope to help clients better manage life's curveballs with grace, compassion, and confidence knowing that, even though life is hard now, it won't always be.
(269) 280-4807 View (269) 280-4807
Photo of Robert Parsons, Counselor in 49009, MI
Robert Parsons
Counselor, M A, LLPC, CRC, CVRT
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
The path to a quality world can be intimidating for people. I understand how it can feel like it is one that you are on alone. My work with diverse groups: adolescents, people that identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples, and people with disabilities (PWDs) informs me of some of these challenges. My experience supporting clients in their path to wellness through anxiety, depression, trauma, disability acceptance, adoption/reunification, incarceration, personality disorders and relationship/intimacy challenges makes me confident in the progress we can achieve in counseling together.
The path to a quality world can be intimidating for people. I understand how it can feel like it is one that you are on alone. My work with diverse groups: adolescents, people that identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples, and people with disabilities (PWDs) informs me of some of these challenges. My experience supporting clients in their path to wellness through anxiety, depression, trauma, disability acceptance, adoption/reunification, incarceration, personality disorders and relationship/intimacy challenges makes me confident in the progress we can achieve in counseling together.
(269) 775-4572 View (269) 775-4572
Photo of Nicole Boxer in 49009, MI
Nicole Boxer
MD
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Are you and your partner stuck in painful emotional cycles that leave you both feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or alone? For example, do you or your partner feel defensive when one of you voices your concerns? Does it feel like your partner doesn't care about your feelings, needs or longings? Is it difficult to work together toward common goals or do you fight over the smallest of details? Even in the most loving relationships, these negative cycles can show up when partners have different ways of responding to emotional stressors within the relationship or from external sources such as jobs, family, illness or friends.
Are you and your partner stuck in painful emotional cycles that leave you both feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or alone? For example, do you or your partner feel defensive when one of you voices your concerns? Does it feel like your partner doesn't care about your feelings, needs or longings? Is it difficult to work together toward common goals or do you fight over the smallest of details? Even in the most loving relationships, these negative cycles can show up when partners have different ways of responding to emotional stressors within the relationship or from external sources such as jobs, family, illness or friends.
(269) 247-6300 View (269) 247-6300
Photo of Janice Feller, Licensed Professional Counselor in 49009, MI
Janice Feller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC, CTRS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
I believe that everyone struggles with life at times. I offer a supportive, caring, non-judgemental environment to work through any issues, struggles or concerns. I offer crisis, short term, and long term counseling. I work to get to know you and what you need. Together we will make a plan to address any struggles, concerns or issues that you may have. The hardest part of any journey is taking the first step. I am here to help and guide you on your journey.
I believe that everyone struggles with life at times. I offer a supportive, caring, non-judgemental environment to work through any issues, struggles or concerns. I offer crisis, short term, and long term counseling. I work to get to know you and what you need. Together we will make a plan to address any struggles, concerns or issues that you may have. The hardest part of any journey is taking the first step. I am here to help and guide you on your journey.
(269) 520-7394 View (269) 520-7394
Photo of Christy Heffron, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 49009, MI
Christy Heffron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
It is important to me that I offer a safe, respectful and confidential environment for clients as they process challenges in their lives. I believe that every individual has the ability to recognize their internal self-worth, which external factors often impede. I believe in focusing on the person as a whole, with attention to the emotional, physical, and spiritual components of wellness. I have a great deal of respect for my clients, and I recognize the strength it takes to address concerns and seek assistance. It is my goal to offer encouragement and support as clients work towards making positive changes to their lives.
It is important to me that I offer a safe, respectful and confidential environment for clients as they process challenges in their lives. I believe that every individual has the ability to recognize their internal self-worth, which external factors often impede. I believe in focusing on the person as a whole, with attention to the emotional, physical, and spiritual components of wellness. I have a great deal of respect for my clients, and I recognize the strength it takes to address concerns and seek assistance. It is my goal to offer encouragement and support as clients work towards making positive changes to their lives.
(269) 215-4221 View (269) 215-4221
Photo of Christina G Collins, Licensed Professional Counselor in 49009, MI
Christina G Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
My ideal client is one that is struggling but wants to improve. Neurodevelopmental disorders are my JAM! ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders is where I direct much of my clinical experience. It's important to me that my clients (and their parents/families/teachers) understand the uniqueness of their disorder and how to turn a perceived deficit into a SUPERPOWER. All children are wonderful gifts, and I love helping children discover and embrace their best selves. A diagnosis does not define you, your child, or your family.
My ideal client is one that is struggling but wants to improve. Neurodevelopmental disorders are my JAM! ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders is where I direct much of my clinical experience. It's important to me that my clients (and their parents/families/teachers) understand the uniqueness of their disorder and how to turn a perceived deficit into a SUPERPOWER. All children are wonderful gifts, and I love helping children discover and embrace their best selves. A diagnosis does not define you, your child, or your family.
(269) 280-2788 View (269) 280-2788
Photo of Kristen (Kris) Badra, Licensed Professional Counselor in 49009, MI
Kristen (Kris) Badra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LLP, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Waitlist for new clients
Counseling is a journey that is often filled with self-discovery, new awareness, and difficult choices. Telling your story can bring relief and a new way of looking at the world, and more importantly, a new way of looking at your life. Looking at where you might want to go in your life, or how you want to have better control over your emotions, behaviors, and thoughts are the challenges I’ll help you discover and manage. I have been working in the mental health and substance abuse field for 30 years and bring a variety of therapy techniques, expertise, and life experience to my work with clients.
Counseling is a journey that is often filled with self-discovery, new awareness, and difficult choices. Telling your story can bring relief and a new way of looking at the world, and more importantly, a new way of looking at your life. Looking at where you might want to go in your life, or how you want to have better control over your emotions, behaviors, and thoughts are the challenges I’ll help you discover and manage. I have been working in the mental health and substance abuse field for 30 years and bring a variety of therapy techniques, expertise, and life experience to my work with clients.
(269) 242-2165 View (269) 242-2165
Photo of Melissa LaCharite, Licensed Professional Counselor in 49009, MI
Melissa LaCharite
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Waitlist for new clients
I primarily work with children, adolescents, and families. Many of my clients have struggled with life transitions, symptoms of anxiety, depression symptoms, and social skills. Parents are invited to come to sessions to support skills inside and outside the counseling session. Collaborating with the family supports allows for skill acquisition and client empowerment.
I primarily work with children, adolescents, and families. Many of my clients have struggled with life transitions, symptoms of anxiety, depression symptoms, and social skills. Parents are invited to come to sessions to support skills inside and outside the counseling session. Collaborating with the family supports allows for skill acquisition and client empowerment.
(269) 215-5637 View (269) 215-5637
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Cricket L Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Not accepting new clients
We go to doctors for check-ups, but we sometimes leave our mental health for last on our list:) I believe therapy should be fun and enlightening, highlighting what strengths you already possess to help you with life's barriers. Combined with my education, humor and my direct approach, your goals can be met in a brief, focused amount of time.
We go to doctors for check-ups, but we sometimes leave our mental health for last on our list:) I believe therapy should be fun and enlightening, highlighting what strengths you already possess to help you with life's barriers. Combined with my education, humor and my direct approach, your goals can be met in a brief, focused amount of time.
(269) 222-7453 View (269) 222-7453
Photo of Joyce Obermeyer Pines, Limited Licensed Psychologist in 49009, MI
Joyce Obermeyer Pines
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CAADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
I assist individuals and families in solving problems as they work toward recovery from addiction and other mental health conditions. I can serve as a guide, resource and source of strength for those who wish to undertake this journey. For individuals, I have an extensive background in substance use and other mental disorders and can help you work through the problems associated with those disorders. For families, I can also assist in helping parents, spouses and/or children understand what is happening to their loved one and provide coping skills for the challenges presented by the problems of the mind.
I assist individuals and families in solving problems as they work toward recovery from addiction and other mental health conditions. I can serve as a guide, resource and source of strength for those who wish to undertake this journey. For individuals, I have an extensive background in substance use and other mental disorders and can help you work through the problems associated with those disorders. For families, I can also assist in helping parents, spouses and/or children understand what is happening to their loved one and provide coping skills for the challenges presented by the problems of the mind.
(269) 795-6196 View (269) 795-6196
Photo of Rene Sobleski, Limited Licensed Psychologist in 49009, MI
Rene Sobleski
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
I am experienced in providing Marital Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques and Internal Family Systems, among others. I provide therapy for individuals (children ages 4-12, adolescents and adults), groups, families and couples.
I am experienced in providing Marital Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques and Internal Family Systems, among others. I provide therapy for individuals (children ages 4-12, adolescents and adults), groups, families and couples.
(269) 749-1315 View (269) 749-1315
Photo of Linnea Halfvarson, Counselor in 49009, MI
Linnea Halfvarson
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Waitlist for new clients
"I've often seen life as a big 'school room' in which the lessons can be fascinating, fun, sometimes frustrating, often difficult, and even traumatic. I feel privileged to have served a wide range of individuals and couples, gay, straight, young or old, as they have pursued their journeys toward health, recovery, balance and personal growth. I offer support and reflection, skill building and guidance as people confront and resolve their issues, doing so with as much love, compassion and humor as possible.
"I've often seen life as a big 'school room' in which the lessons can be fascinating, fun, sometimes frustrating, often difficult, and even traumatic. I feel privileged to have served a wide range of individuals and couples, gay, straight, young or old, as they have pursued their journeys toward health, recovery, balance and personal growth. I offer support and reflection, skill building and guidance as people confront and resolve their issues, doing so with as much love, compassion and humor as possible.
(269) 205-6801 View (269) 205-6801
Photo of Ashley DeCou, Licensed Professional Counselor in 49009, MI
Ashley DeCou
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Are you looking for a safe space to express yourself, explore your emotions, and navigate life's challenges? If so, I want you to know that you're not alone. As a compassionate and experienced counselor, my primary goal is to provide support and understanding to individuals just like you. I understand that reaching out for help can be difficult, and it takes courage to take that first step. That's why I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental environment where you can feel comfortable opening up about your experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
Are you looking for a safe space to express yourself, explore your emotions, and navigate life's challenges? If so, I want you to know that you're not alone. As a compassionate and experienced counselor, my primary goal is to provide support and understanding to individuals just like you. I understand that reaching out for help can be difficult, and it takes courage to take that first step. That's why I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental environment where you can feel comfortable opening up about your experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
(269) 301-1343 View (269) 301-1343
Photo of Lisa C Block, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 49009, MI
Lisa C Block
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Life is hard and at times it can feel overwhelming and difficult to find answers. Therapy should be a non-judgmental space to explore challenges and possibilities and also to work on healing hurts, setting goals, and moving from a place of merely surviving to a place of independently thriving.
Life is hard and at times it can feel overwhelming and difficult to find answers. Therapy should be a non-judgmental space to explore challenges and possibilities and also to work on healing hurts, setting goals, and moving from a place of merely surviving to a place of independently thriving.
(269) 775-4647 View (269) 775-4647
Photo of Andrew Rajzer - Mind Grove Therapy Services Pllc, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 49009, MI
Andrew Rajzer - Mind Grove Therapy Services Pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
I have had the most effective therapy experiences serving clients from teenage years through adulthood, from every kind of background, ethnicity, economic status, and country. - Andrew
I have had the most effective therapy experiences serving clients from teenage years through adulthood, from every kind of background, ethnicity, economic status, and country. - Andrew
(269) 682-1022 View (269) 682-1022
Photo of Suzanne Meinke, Counselor in 49009, MI
Suzanne Meinke
Counselor, LPC, LMFT, CAADC, NCC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Waitlist for new clients
Finding the right person to talk to and connect with can be stressful, but it should be easy. My goal is to help you reach your goals in a comfortable, warm, and supportive environment; free from judgment and personal agendas. I'm a very real person, and encourage you to be your authentic self, F bombs and all! It's important for us to have a collaborative relationship where you feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, and opinions and make the changes that will improve your life. I am passionate about what I do, and look forward to helping you to free yourself from personal conflicts and stressors. Email for a quicker response.
Finding the right person to talk to and connect with can be stressful, but it should be easy. My goal is to help you reach your goals in a comfortable, warm, and supportive environment; free from judgment and personal agendas. I'm a very real person, and encourage you to be your authentic self, F bombs and all! It's important for us to have a collaborative relationship where you feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, and opinions and make the changes that will improve your life. I am passionate about what I do, and look forward to helping you to free yourself from personal conflicts and stressors. Email for a quicker response.
(269) 503-8883 View (269) 503-8883
Photo of Victor B Kesselly Jr., Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 49009, MI
Victor B Kesselly Jr.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
I understand that each client comes with unique needs and experiences. I prioritize individualized care, tailoring therapy sessions to address specific concerns and goals. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, My approach is centered around your well-being and empowerment. What sets me apart is my commitment to evidence-based techniques combined with a compassionate and empathetic approach.
I understand that each client comes with unique needs and experiences. I prioritize individualized care, tailoring therapy sessions to address specific concerns and goals. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, My approach is centered around your well-being and empowerment. What sets me apart is my commitment to evidence-based techniques combined with a compassionate and empathetic approach.
(269) 291-0778 View (269) 291-0778

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 49009

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 49009 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
76% Stress
74% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in 49009 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 49009?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.