Bonni Gemmell-Akalis, LLC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LLP, CGP, LMSW, DAPA

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Bonni Gemmell-Akalis, LLC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LLP, CGP, LMSW, DAPA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Bonni Gemmell-Akalis, LLC
Ada, MI 49301
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About

Are you feeling anxious, sad, confused, lonely or chronically angry? Are you looking for safe place to explore your feeliings with an experienced therapist? You're in the right place. For over 40 years I've passionately worked with individuals, couples, famlies and groups. Research shows that it is the relationship between the client and the therapist that makes therapy transformative. Together we'll build a safe, authentic therapy relationship which will allow you to face tough issues such as: loss and change, attachment issues, addiction, sexual abuse and trauma, Complex PTSD, chronic illness, grief and sexual identity.
Over my long career, I've enjoyed helping others find their way through difficult times such as divorce, loss and grief. Since 1990, I've trained as a trauma therapist and helped countless people resolve issues resultiing from Complex PTSD. In 2003, I added coaching to my skills & trained in one of Dr. Martin Seligman's programs. Coaching is also a passion!
Regardless of what you're currently challenged with-a painful past-loss-trauma, health problems, relationship-marital /parenting problems, or a wish to reinvent your career...Let me help you explore new possibilities for living more joyfully. Currently, I am accepting a few clients for individual, marital and group therapy. New groups beginning this spring.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $100 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Private Pay
I will prepare a Super bill to submit to insurance but payment is directly to me. Groups are lower fee-$50 per group session.
Email us or call (616) 920-0676 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 49 Years
  • License: Michigan / 6801014804
  • School: Central Michigan University
  • Year Graduated: 1974
As both a licensed Master's level Social Worker and a Limited Licensed Psychologist, I have been well trained to handle your issues.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Trauma Research Foundation Certificatte
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • License No. and State: 6801014804/ 6361003166 Licensed Master's Social Worker; Limited Licensed Psychologist

Bonni Gemmell-Akalis, LLC's Groups

Coaching Group for Women with Chronic Illness

This safe and supportive group will help you learn to LIVE FULLY, and FLOURISH despite the struggles of living with Rare and Chronic Illnesses. This ten week group will help you learn and implement new scientific strategies from the emerging field of Positive Psycholgy. Group Leader, Bonni Akalis is both a Licensed Master's Social worker and a Limited Licensed Psycholoigist, a Clinically Certified Group Psychotherapist, and a certified graduate of "Authentic Happiness Coaching" taught by Dr. Martin Seligman, former President of the American Psycholgical Association and Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Mastermind Group for Professional women

Mastermind Group membership is a powerful way to jump start career growth while being supported by other women. When you join this group, you'll make a committment to set goals, stretch beyond fears and be accountable to self and others in the group. Current Mastermind members say that the group has transformed their lives in ways they could not of imagined.

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Location

Bonni Gemmell-Akalis, LLC
Ada, MI 49301
Call Bonni Gemmell-Akalis
(616) 920-0676
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Ada, MI 49301
(616) 920-0676
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coaching Groups for Attorneys, Professors,
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • PA's, Chronically ILL, and Caregivers
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Black and African American
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Internal Family Systems, Group, Positve Psychology
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based Coaching
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 27 Dec 2022
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Bonni Gemmell-Akalis, LLC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LLP, CGP, LMSW, DAPA