As you seek out a counselor, you can understandably feel vulnerable at times. I provide a supportive space for you come as you are. It's a privilege when you trust and allow me to walk alongside you through challenges but also to celebrate your successes. It is rewarding to work with you, to learn together and to help you reach a more full life. For over twenty years I have offered support in relational work with children, teens, adults and families helping them navigate life transitions and offered information on supportive services.
Your life is a story, full of significant characters. There are scenes that you live out and roles that you play. Through the sharing of your story, with trusted others, you come to understand how key characters and scenes in your life have shaped you and contribute to who you have become. It is important to understand your role in your story. Reflecting and sharing your story helps you see important themes you continue to play out in your significant relationships keeping you from the joy, connection, and peace you desire.
Finding the right therapist to guide you through a particular setback, conflict or crisis along life's journey can be a daunting process....I know. Being a psychologist for 30 years and having been involved in hundreds of hours of my own personal therapy during my doctoral training, I understand the importance of the right client/therapist match. Successful outcomes are more promising when one feels comfortable, safe and confident with a competent experienced professional. Selecting a therapist should not be an impulsive decision so take your time and be particular since you are about to invest time, finances and trust.
Joel is a Christian Counselor in Holland MI who works exclusively with children and teens, and helps parents reclaim confidence and joy in parenting. Joel is focused exclusively on kids and family. His passion and expertise lie in his love of kids and getting to know them. He specializes in childhood & adolescent issues, parenting strategies, and coping through divorce. Joel excels at making connections with kids and parents and helping them navigate through the frustrations of family life to reach a place of peace and joy.
I am nurturing, yet direct in my approach and see working towards tangible change as important. Therapy in my office is always client led coupled with some therapist guided cognitive changes to approaching problems and setting concrete goals. With young children, therapy will be play focused along with some parental involvement expected. I come with 18 years of clinical experience working with individuals, families as well as with couples and groups. My experience has stemmed from a variety of settings including domestic violence shelters, psychiatric units, juvenile detention centers and private practice.
I enjoy clients with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and problems. My personal style is warm and supportive, and my approach with clients is holistic in focus. My goal is for each client to achieve more personal awareness, emotional stability, and effective behavior as a result of our work together. Presenting issues might be: Depression; Bipolar disorder; Anxiety Disorders; Trauma/PTSD; Couple conflicts; Stress related medical problems; or Life transitions. I provide individual and couple therapy for teens and adults.
I love working with a client earnestly seeking life change. We pursue self reflection and cognitive restructuring.while probing the roots of a client's faith. I have also found that my life experience, which includes a 32-year marriage and the raising of 3 young adults now heading out into the world, provides a rich source of good counsel. My style is characterized by a personal approach that is warm and supportive with a holistic focus and my sincere hope for all my clients is a personal awareness that brings the emotional and mental stability that leads to positive behaviors.
Carolyn has been working with children and families for nearly 25 years. She specializes in treating women with mood disorders and addiction issues, as well as mothers who have survived trauma. Carolyn provides parenting support for caregivers with children/adolescents who have behavioral health concerns and conducts individual and family therapy.
Have you found yourself feeling more stressed out and tired than usual? Maybe you haven’t been showing up for friends and family, your job, or school like you used to. But you tell yourself you don't have time to figure out the reasons why, or the way you're feeling is not a big deal; that you can handle it. If this sounds familiar, perhaps you're ready for either a big change; small steps towards change, or simply need someone to talk to who will listen. No matter where you are, I will meet you there. Therapy needs to be about what YOU are ready for.
There are times in life when it helps to have someone to walk alongside you on the journey. That is what I am here to do. I believe that every person has strengths they can use to help themselves to grow stronger and move forward. I like to use a strengths-based cognitive behavioral approach to help children, adolescents, and young adults unlock their potential. I have worked as a school social worker, supporting students with a variety of needs, and have knowledge of special education supports. I enjoy helping young people work through the circumstances that life brings and transitions that can be difficult to navigate.
We are looking to help individuals with suicidal ideation, self harm, trauma, depression, PTSD, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, grief, work stress, or life changes. Email or call to make a appointment.
We all want to change in some way, and I believe that real, visible change comes from an internal motivation to be better versions of ourselves. By looking at the uncomfortable or unexamined parts within ourselves, that positive change becomes possible.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP-II, EMDR Tr
TAKING NEW CLIENTS and SUPERVISEES! I work with individuals, couples, and families. If you are looking to explore more about thoughts and feelings that are overwhelming you or you find yourself unable to enjoy life the way you want, then it is time to talk about it in a safe space. I work from a trauma informed perspective and my priority is to help you find strength and support in and out of session. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, and/or trauma, I can assist you in finding some control over these thoughts and feelings so that you can get back to living your life the way you want.
It's my passion to empower individuals to improve their overall physical, mental, and emotional well-being. My goal is to meet people where they are and to provide a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, and compassionate approach to everyone I encounter. My approach focuses on building a strong therapeutic relationship and creating a safe space for clients.
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families. I believe no matter what situation anyone is going through, coming out of, or heading towards, no one has to do it alone. Everyone needs a source of consistent stability and hope in their life; counseling should be a place where anyone can get that necessary stability and hope, in any situation. In my years of providing counseling services, one of the biggest struggles I have seen in individuals is losing hope for themselves and/or what they are going through. I believe there is a way forward for every person and every situation.
Life is a tapestry. It can be something so beautiful, but intricate causing frustration and heartbreak that lies beneath the surface, and sometimes sections can go uncompleted. In my 15 years of experience, my role is to work with you toward addressing the various issues and the complex nature of what can come and does come. My experience working with various populations have allowed me to incorporate multiple approaches and techniques that assist my clients in overcoming their struggles. Areas of specialization include working with children and adolescents, women's issues, blended families, trauma, and academic underachievement.
In my work experience I have provided clinical support to a wide variety of individuals working through a number of concerns such as ADHD, Grief and Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Severe Panic Attacks, Trauma, Relationship concerns, Self-harm, Domestic violence and adjusting to new life circumstances. I have also worked in large part at a providing clinical services to teens suffering from severe mental illness and helping them cope with difficult life circumstances and develop a positive and fulfilling outlook on the present.
Experiencing trauma of any kind can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. It can stop us in our tracks and upend life as we know it. Although it can seem impossible, healing from trauma is possible. My hope is to help others go from surviving to thriving despite life’s challenges. Facing trauma can be lonely and confusing, but you don't have to sort through it on your own. Trauma is complicated and one can experience a range of emotions such as: anger, grief, fear, sadness, anxiety and guilt. I would love to help you work through these feelings and move towards healing and peace.
We all know that life can be difficult. Talking to a therapist about your life can be scary, and many people avoid seeking help because of this. I believe it is my job to offer a space for individuals to speak openly and comfortably. I believe in taking a holistic and person-centered approach, treating each person as a whole, including their mind, body, spirit, and emotions. I look forward to working together to find positive solutions to any struggle you may be facing. If you have any questions, or to schedule an initial appointment, please contact me via email at Sieradzki.S.Stephanie@gmail.com.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in 49422 are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in 49422 then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in 49422 specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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