Elaine Bussema

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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Elaine Bussema

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Kanous and Associates Counseling PLC
(269) 544-7720
6963 W. KL Ave. Suite B.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Please contact me via E-mail. I continue to offer both in person and Tele-health services.

About

Please email all contacts. Life is a journey of ups and downs. The only thing we can be certain of is that change is inevitable. Developing a therapeutic relationship with the right clinician is an important part of productive therapy and I am here to walk beside you whatever your concerns may be. I enjoy meeting clients' needs by starting therapy where they are comfortable. Using clients' strengths I work to support, educate and empower you to utilize your own knowledge and life skills and provide new information from evidenced based treatment methods to address your concerns.
Always having a passion for helping others has lent me opportunity for extensive experience in both fields of Human Services and Behavioral health. I enjoy working with individuals from all backgrounds and have worked extensively the past 5 years with youth ages 10 to 21 to work through both life and school transitions.
Other areas of primary focus include; Adolescents/Young Adults, women's issues, anxiety, depression, life adjustments, emotional regulation, relationships and grief. Modes of treatment used include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, DBT skill building, Mindfulness, Behavioral Activation & Solution Focused techniques.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BHS | Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • MI Health Link (SWMBH)
  • Please e-mail to inquire with other plans
  • Out of Network
It is best for you to contact your insurance provider before services are provided if you have questions in regard to coverage or copays.
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Michigan / 6801094749
  • School: Western Michigan University - School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Location

Kanous and Associates Counseling PLC
(269) 544-7720
6963 W. KL Ave. Suite B.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Now offering Supervision, NASW certified
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 4 Jan 2022
Photo of Elaine Bussema, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo
Elaine Bussema

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW