Shannon E Aardema
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I am thrilled to be able to offer counseling services to people that live in the West Michigan area. Although, I specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents, I also enjoy working with individuals and couples. If you are having difficulty with adjusting to new life circumstances, having relationship issues, or if you are a person that is living with a Mental Illness I am eager to help you work through your situation. Life is too short to face your problems alone and I am always willing to listen and help you work towards a new way to face your life's challenges.
(269) 533-5364
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I am thrilled to be able to offer counseling services to people that live in the West Michigan area. Although, I specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents, I also enjoy working with individuals and couples. If you are having difficulty with adjusting to new life circumstances, having relationship issues, or if you are a person that is living with a Mental Illness I am eager to help you work through your situation. Life is too short to face your problems alone and I am always willing to listen and help you work towards a new way to face your life's challenges.
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Joe R. Keinath
Counselor, MA, LLPC Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers online therapy
My specialties include, but are not limited to: Child and Adolescent behavioral challenges –Anxiety – Couple/Marriage challenges – Mood disorders – Anger management – Self-esteem Issues – Life Transitions – Trauma.
You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. Are you ready to make a change in your life? It takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards of doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. I understand and have experienced the emotional challenges life has to offer. In working together, we will cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life and achieve your goals. Ultimately, therapy can lead you to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and most importantly, a more fulfilling life. Evenings and Weekends work great!
(269) 512-6045
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers online therapy
My specialties include, but are not limited to: Child and Adolescent behavioral challenges –Anxiety – Couple/Marriage challenges – Mood disorders – Anger management – Self-esteem Issues – Life Transitions – Trauma.
You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. Are you ready to make a change in your life? It takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards of doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. I understand and have experienced the emotional challenges life has to offer. In working together, we will cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life and achieve your goals. Ultimately, therapy can lead you to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and most importantly, a more fulfilling life. Evenings and Weekends work great!
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Roxanne Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults.
We all have times when we could use extra support, for one reason or another. If you're ready to explore therapy, I would be honored to be apart of that journey, and provide support for you, your child or your family. I believe you are the expert on your life, so we will work together on setting goals and finding ways to meet them, that work for you and your family. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can feel heard, be vulnerable, and gain confidence to use your strengths to improve your daily living and achieve your goals.
(947) 203-3466
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Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults.
We all have times when we could use extra support, for one reason or another. If you're ready to explore therapy, I would be honored to be apart of that journey, and provide support for you, your child or your family. I believe you are the expert on your life, so we will work together on setting goals and finding ways to meet them, that work for you and your family. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can feel heard, be vulnerable, and gain confidence to use your strengths to improve your daily living and achieve your goals.
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Christina Thomason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
Asking for help can be difficult. I understand that entering therapy can be a big step and how important it is that you feel respected , seen and heard. My experience includes helping children, adolescents, adults, and families navigate difficult times in their lives and to feel empowered making changes in their relationships, careers or personal goals. Together, we will develop a treatment strategy that focuses on the issues and changes that you identify and are ready to address.
(269) 266-8264
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
Asking for help can be difficult. I understand that entering therapy can be a big step and how important it is that you feel respected , seen and heard. My experience includes helping children, adolescents, adults, and families navigate difficult times in their lives and to feel empowered making changes in their relationships, careers or personal goals. Together, we will develop a treatment strategy that focuses on the issues and changes that you identify and are ready to address.
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Renee Russo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, which aims to help children and adolescents who have experienced one or more traumatic experiences.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can work together to help you deal with the challenges that life throws your way. I can help by giving you the tools that you need to cope with your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I can also help you develop skills for dealing with past or current trauma, mood disorders and self-harm behaviors, among other things.
(269) 248-3897
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, which aims to help children and adolescents who have experienced one or more traumatic experiences.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can work together to help you deal with the challenges that life throws your way. I can help by giving you the tools that you need to cope with your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I can also help you develop skills for dealing with past or current trauma, mood disorders and self-harm behaviors, among other things.
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Amy and Brandon Pung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
In addition, I have experience and expertise in working with children and families affected by PANS/PANDAS/Autoimmune Encephalitis.
I have been in practice in Kalamazoo for over 10 years. I am certified in Trauma Informed Assessment and Intervention, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, and have expertise in several parenting approaches. In addition to clinical practice, I am a school social worker, and proud father of 8 children. I use a person-centered approach, allowing clients to set their goals, providing a safe space and supportive environment to move them in the direction of their goals.
(269) 247-5734
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
In addition, I have experience and expertise in working with children and families affected by PANS/PANDAS/Autoimmune Encephalitis.
I have been in practice in Kalamazoo for over 10 years. I am certified in Trauma Informed Assessment and Intervention, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, and have expertise in several parenting approaches. In addition to clinical practice, I am a school social worker, and proud father of 8 children. I use a person-centered approach, allowing clients to set their goals, providing a safe space and supportive environment to move them in the direction of their goals.
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Anne Sluyter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I have had 20 years experience working at a home for emotionally disturbed children and their families.
I enjoy working with clients through life transitions and helping people work toward a better and more comfortable place in their lives. I work with persons of any age with depression and anxiety, addressing the causes and finding treatments options that fit for each individual. I like helping families and children work together on childhood issues such as school problems, worry and anxiety and behavioral issues that are impacting the child's functioning.
(269) 783-4096 x306
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I have had 20 years experience working at a home for emotionally disturbed children and their families.
I enjoy working with clients through life transitions and helping people work toward a better and more comfortable place in their lives. I work with persons of any age with depression and anxiety, addressing the causes and finding treatments options that fit for each individual. I like helping families and children work together on childhood issues such as school problems, worry and anxiety and behavioral issues that are impacting the child's functioning.
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Christina G Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers online therapy
I take an eclectic approach and integrate movement, art, play, and music into the counseling session to help all children communicate and be successful in their own way.
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
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers online therapy
I take an eclectic approach and integrate movement, art, play, and music into the counseling session to help all children communicate and be successful in their own way.
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.
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Christy K Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Not accepting new clients
Life is full of challenges! Some of those tests and trials we may need help with. It takes courage to reach out for help whether for ourselves or for our children. Having experienced such things in my own life, it is my desire to use my experience and training to support your courageous journey! My goal is to meet each person where they are, and together we decide the path to follow. I believe we are all beautiful, capable people full of tremendous potential. I endeavor to come alongside everyone I work with as they discover more of their strengths, abilities and personal greatness.
(269) 280-2760
Verified
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Not accepting new clients
Life is full of challenges! Some of those tests and trials we may need help with. It takes courage to reach out for help whether for ourselves or for our children. Having experienced such things in my own life, it is my desire to use my experience and training to support your courageous journey! My goal is to meet each person where they are, and together we decide the path to follow. I believe we are all beautiful, capable people full of tremendous potential. I endeavor to come alongside everyone I work with as they discover more of their strengths, abilities and personal greatness.
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Carly Denny
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers online therapy
(Currently accepting new clients; Immediate openings, and flexible hours, including weekends). It can be difficult to find the right therapist. That is why I implement compassion, creativity, humor, and research-based psychotherapy to meet a client’s specific needs. I have experience counseling people of all ages, and readily accept clients at any life stage. I especially like engaging with children, teens, and young adults. Additionally, I also offer evaluations, assessments, and testing, including IQ, personality, and behavioral analysis, such as ADHD screening.
(269) 359-3163
Verified
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers online therapy
(Currently accepting new clients; Immediate openings, and flexible hours, including weekends). It can be difficult to find the right therapist. That is why I implement compassion, creativity, humor, and research-based psychotherapy to meet a client’s specific needs. I have experience counseling people of all ages, and readily accept clients at any life stage. I especially like engaging with children, teens, and young adults. Additionally, I also offer evaluations, assessments, and testing, including IQ, personality, and behavioral analysis, such as ADHD screening.
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Thomasina Guidry
Counselor, MA, MBA, LLPC Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals of most ages, including children and adolescents by providing compassionate and caring support.
What situation qualifies for counseling? My answer to that is being human. Many believe that counseling is only necessary for major life events. The truth is you do not have to be on the high end of the stress spectrum to seek professional support. Life can be hard. Counseling provides a supportive and nonjudgmental space to process all circumstances.
(269) 367-2017
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals of most ages, including children and adolescents by providing compassionate and caring support.
What situation qualifies for counseling? My answer to that is being human. Many believe that counseling is only necessary for major life events. The truth is you do not have to be on the high end of the stress spectrum to seek professional support. Life can be hard. Counseling provides a supportive and nonjudgmental space to process all circumstances.
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Ashley DeCou
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I have worked extensively with adults and children involved in the child welfare system.
My approach to counseling is best described as integrative, utilizing psychodynamic theories and cognitive behavioral therapy. I believe people are capable of reaching their best potential given the right support and tools for change. I believe my clients' goals should be based on their specific individual concerns and reasons for entering into counseling.
(269) 301-1343
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I have worked extensively with adults and children involved in the child welfare system.
My approach to counseling is best described as integrative, utilizing psychodynamic theories and cognitive behavioral therapy. I believe people are capable of reaching their best potential given the right support and tools for change. I believe my clients' goals should be based on their specific individual concerns and reasons for entering into counseling.
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Lesa Brenner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I have worked with children and families since 2006.
My approach to counseling differs depending on individual and family need. I strive to be as accessible as possible to those in need. Finding time for you should not add additional stress. Therefore, I offer flexible hours including teletherapy, evenings, and weekends. My goal is to make you feel at ease as we work together to identify areas of strength and growth. I believe that mental health matters and treatment is effective. It is important to me that everyone feels welcome to reach out to me regarding mental health needs. Your story is important, and I would be honored to hear it.
(269) 248-7774
Verified
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I have worked with children and families since 2006.
My approach to counseling differs depending on individual and family need. I strive to be as accessible as possible to those in need. Finding time for you should not add additional stress. Therefore, I offer flexible hours including teletherapy, evenings, and weekends. My goal is to make you feel at ease as we work together to identify areas of strength and growth. I believe that mental health matters and treatment is effective. It is important to me that everyone feels welcome to reach out to me regarding mental health needs. Your story is important, and I would be honored to hear it.
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Barry J Brigham
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, LPC Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I have over 25 years of clinical experience counseling adults, teens and children.
It is my belief that people need truth to be emotionally and spiritually healthy. The Bible is the primary source of truth and directs the counseling services that I provide. My hope is that the loving compassion of Christ is evident in my counsel, whether I am visiting with a troubled married couple or an 8 year-old child who has been the victim of abuse. The identified desire of the client is the target of the counseling sessions and my goal to help each individual, couple or family experience freedom.
(269) 763-5051
Verified
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I have over 25 years of clinical experience counseling adults, teens and children.
It is my belief that people need truth to be emotionally and spiritually healthy. The Bible is the primary source of truth and directs the counseling services that I provide. My hope is that the loving compassion of Christ is evident in my counsel, whether I am visiting with a troubled married couple or an 8 year-old child who has been the victim of abuse. The identified desire of the client is the target of the counseling sessions and my goal to help each individual, couple or family experience freedom.
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Teasha Swank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
My background is with children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, and trauma related issues.
Stepping into the therapeutic process takes courage and vulnerability. I will help build a relationship that allows you to feel comfortable exploring that vulnerability. My goal is to build a therapeutic relationship that empowers individuals and families to dive into the process to make changes towards personal, professional, and relational growth. Together we identify and develop strategies and skills, to help you unlock your full potential.
(269) 215-2878
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
My background is with children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, and trauma related issues.
Stepping into the therapeutic process takes courage and vulnerability. I will help build a relationship that allows you to feel comfortable exploring that vulnerability. My goal is to build a therapeutic relationship that empowers individuals and families to dive into the process to make changes towards personal, professional, and relational growth. Together we identify and develop strategies and skills, to help you unlock your full potential.
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Amanda Hammond
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, CTP-C, MITS Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
Need help with your child's behaviors or attitude? I can provide your child and you with the necessary tools to make positive changes. Need help managing depression, anxiety, anger, or substance abuse? Together we can increase your ability to manage life's challenges. I work with children, young adults, and adults. I provide a non-judgmental, client-centered, and laid-back environment. I will assist you in learning about yourself, and how you can make decisions and choices that best support your mental health.
(269) 743-5196
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
Need help with your child's behaviors or attitude? I can provide your child and you with the necessary tools to make positive changes. Need help managing depression, anxiety, anger, or substance abuse? Together we can increase your ability to manage life's challenges. I work with children, young adults, and adults. I provide a non-judgmental, client-centered, and laid-back environment. I will assist you in learning about yourself, and how you can make decisions and choices that best support your mental health.
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Megan Carlson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
The wealth of my experience as a clinician has been working with children and adolescents, particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.
Finding someone to trust and confide in with life's demands can be challenging. To put yourself out there and say, "Here are my problems," can be intimidating and scary. It is my hope to create an environment where you will feel safe, free from judgement, and better prepared to explore and improve your life. My goal is to help you on your journey to self discovery, growth and happiness. You are your greatest teacher and together my hope is for us to achieve your greatest potential. I am open to working with clients of all ages, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations.
(269) 431-2029
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
The wealth of my experience as a clinician has been working with children and adolescents, particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.
Finding someone to trust and confide in with life's demands can be challenging. To put yourself out there and say, "Here are my problems," can be intimidating and scary. It is my hope to create an environment where you will feel safe, free from judgement, and better prepared to explore and improve your life. My goal is to help you on your journey to self discovery, growth and happiness. You are your greatest teacher and together my hope is for us to achieve your greatest potential. I am open to working with clients of all ages, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations.
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Melinda Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLP, LPC Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adult populations.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years and I have worked in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, community mental health, employee assistance, and now private practice. What I love most about what I do is learning and understanding my clients' individual histories and current life situations. Therapy is not a "one size fits all" treatment plan, everyone's story is unique and their story has to be heard. My clients and I work as a team to figure out what the goals of therapy are and to try to reach those goals as best as we can. My job is to guide, not lead, a client on their journey.
(269) 237-1995
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adult populations.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years and I have worked in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, community mental health, employee assistance, and now private practice. What I love most about what I do is learning and understanding my clients' individual histories and current life situations. Therapy is not a "one size fits all" treatment plan, everyone's story is unique and their story has to be heard. My clients and I work as a team to figure out what the goals of therapy are and to try to reach those goals as best as we can. My job is to guide, not lead, a client on their journey.
Jessica Mae Rabe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW-C Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I am here to help children, adolescents, and adults learn coping skills and build resilience to face life's challenges. I have a background in working with children and teens ages 4-17 and adults 18-55. The therapeutic process consists of working together as a team. I want to help children and adolescents build resilience, learn how to use and implement coping skills and build their self-esteem as early as possible. I also want to help adults learn coping skills to improve their mental health related to depression, anxiety, ADHD and childhood trauma. I will support you in your therapeutic journey using a trauma informed lens.
(269) 237-0840
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
I am here to help children, adolescents, and adults learn coping skills and build resilience to face life's challenges. I have a background in working with children and teens ages 4-17 and adults 18-55. The therapeutic process consists of working together as a team. I want to help children and adolescents build resilience, learn how to use and implement coping skills and build their self-esteem as early as possible. I also want to help adults learn coping skills to improve their mental health related to depression, anxiety, ADHD and childhood trauma. I will support you in your therapeutic journey using a trauma informed lens.
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Nichole Holliday
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
While working with children I take a playful, activity-based, and skill building approach, working on tools that will help them be healthy and successful in their school, community and family.
I believe therapy should take place in a safe, supportive, empowering, and confidential environment. Clients are active in the process, exploring areas including feelings, beliefs, and behaviors while working through personal history and identifying aspects of their lives they wish to change. Clients take a journey to better understanding of themselves and others. We will set personal goals, and work together toward desired change through reflection, processing and skill building. When working with children I work with the child individually and also invite parents/guardians into session to learn skills to utilize at home to support the child with change.
(269) 210-3805
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
While working with children I take a playful, activity-based, and skill building approach, working on tools that will help them be healthy and successful in their school, community and family.
I believe therapy should take place in a safe, supportive, empowering, and confidential environment. Clients are active in the process, exploring areas including feelings, beliefs, and behaviors while working through personal history and identifying aspects of their lives they wish to change. Clients take a journey to better understanding of themselves and others. We will set personal goals, and work together toward desired change through reflection, processing and skill building. When working with children I work with the child individually and also invite parents/guardians into session to learn skills to utilize at home to support the child with change.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Kalamazoo provide help with child development and child education.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed well by a well-trained provider, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time (likely in fewer than six sessions), the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Kalamazoo build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also sees the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciate the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.