Emotionally Focused Therapists in Kalamazoo, MI

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Michelle R Klee
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My approach to counseling is emotionally focused , integrating mindful awareness of the body, and the opportunity, if you wish, to access deeper aspects of yourself through sandtray therapy, simple artistic expression, and dream work .
More than 25 years of counseling experience have taught me that within each of us is an inherent drive toward emotional health. As your therapist, I want to create a safe and caring relationship in which I serve as your companion on a journey toward self-understanding and healing at the level of heart, mind, body and spirit. I work to help people struggling with anxiety, depression, shame, grief, trauma, difficult life transitions, mid-life issues, and career issues.
(269) 743-3828 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Mark A Scheffers LMSW PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LMSW
Verified
I work with a combination of modalities including: Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, Organic Intelligence, Positive Psychology, Psycho-Education, Mindfulness, Dyadic Developmental Therapy, and Sensorimotor Therapy.
In a relationship with a partner that leaves you despairing or giving up? Trying to raise a child who melts down over what seems like nothing? Feeling that parts of yourself won't let you move on and experience life as you'd like? How we connect with others, ourselves, or even our spiritual resources can be life-giving or exasperating. I specialize in attachment---the way we connect with those most important to us. I will meet you where you are. I'll work hard to understand what you are experiencing.
(269) 409-0218 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
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Kristin Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
I have been a social worker for over twenty years working in public mental health agencies with children, families and adults. I have been in private practice since 2012. I serve clients struggling with a broad range of life issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and recovery, co-occurring disorders, parenting and family support. My specialty populations include adolescents and adults.
(269) 580-8159 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
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Charles D. Thomas
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LPC, CAADC
Verified
I've completed Level I and II training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based treatment for trauma as well as specialized training in two science based couples therapies: Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
When we're faced with adversity, we have two choices: to do nothing and hope that things improve on their own or to engage the problem and transform it. My approach to counseling is focused first on listening and then on helping my clients understand themselves and their ultimate concerns in a deeper way so that they can live fuller, happier lives. My practice uses evidence based treatments whenever possible and my clients' comfort and confidentiality are always my main concern.
(269) 487-9761 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Gail A. Monsma
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
I utilize primarily psycho-dynamic therapy with individuals, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples.
Providing therapy is my passion, since I find all people intriguing. I have 20 years' combined experience in inpatient and partial hospitalization environments, and outpatient counseling. I work with adults of any age, and provide individual and family counseling. I am married and have two grown children, and three grandchildren. I have been a homeschool teacher. My work includes these diagnoses/areas: Anxiety, Depression, Couples Conflicts, Parent-Child Conflict, Life change/adjustment and PTSD. Please check out my website at counselingcenterwm.org.
(833) 958-1389 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
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Alyse Lange
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, IBCLC
Verified
I offer an eclectic treatment style incorporating methods informed by principals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems Model, Gottman Method, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I am passionate about empowering and supporting individuals and couples as they grow and change. I recognize all of my clients as experts on their own lives and circumstances, and assist them as they learn to identify and leverage their strengths to move toward a healthier place. I have experience assisting with: anxiety, depression, issues that arise throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period, infertility and loss, parenting challenges, relationship conflict, navigating life changes, grief, attachment, personality disorders, OCD, bipolar disorder, non-binary, and transgender individuals.
(269) 247-4548 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Amanda Walker
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CAADC
Verified
I view therapy as a collaborate space where it is safe to share life’s difficulties. I find joy in working together to learn to cope with stressors and develop healthy habits for better managing relationships, mental health concerns, and whatever situation might be important in that moment. I enjoy working with adults and couples. My primary areas of expertise include treating mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, as well as working with adjustment disorders and substance use disorders. Therapy is about helping people through situational life stressors or relationship conflicts.
(616) 201-1399 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Kelene Rogers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, IMH-E , ADS
Verified
My approach to therapy is emotionally focused , while incorporating a range of interventions based off of your individual and unique needs.
We will all go through times in our lives where we may need some extra support. My goal as a therapist is to provide you with a relaxed, safe, non-judgmental and caring environment, where we can work together to achieve your goals. I believe that everyone has their own set of strengths, and together we will use a variety of creative interventions which will allow you to feel empowered and take control over your path to success. All services are offered through a secure, telehealth format.
(269) 421-5059 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Vanessa Benaway
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LLMFT, RYT
Verified
Oftentimes, the impacts of past pain leave us feeling drained, overwhelmed and confused about our path forward. We can lack a sense of self-worth, after being hurt by the very people who were supposed to take care of us. I help clients reconnect to their inner power to reparent and restore lost parts of themselves. On this journey, I guide clients in reawakening their naturally empowered, vibrant selves. I specialize in working with adults, couples, teens and families seeking healing, connection, and change both inside of themselves and within their closest relationships.
(269) 215-4778 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Amanda Frey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified
**2021 Update: I am very busy and cannot regularly accept new clients. Please check for openings during your availability, or to be put on a waitlist.** To stay true to my specialization, I only accept new clients for relationship counseling purposes (or through a personalized referral). This can be for couples counseling, individual counseling, or family therapy that centers around relationship issues. I am most passionate about my work, and more effective, when focusing on these specializations. I also work with many "nontraditional" relationship structures (LGBTQ, non-monogamy, kink, etc), so those are also welcome as a good fit.
(269) 244-3698 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Child & Family Psychological Services, PC
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
It's about relationships . . . We're here to provide guidance in building and strengthening relationships between family members, friends, and even, with yourself. Caring and comprehensive counseling services for: Adults, teens and children of all ages, Individual, couples, family and group counseling.
(269) 359-3409 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Amber Jaramillo
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CAADC
Verified
Ambivalence is what we experience when having mixed feelings about something or someone. Does this describe you? If so, you are in good company. Ambivalence is the reason most people enter into therapy. Many feel torn when it comes to making change, and for good reason. It's hard letting go of familiar relationships or ways of coping- no matter how destructive. If you're yearning to break free of harmful ways, but afraid to embrace the uncertainty of change, you do not have to go it alone.
(269) 820-0150 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Breigh Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
My goal is to create a comfortable and safe environment where you can creatively express yourself! I focus on the whole person and use a mix of techniques including mindfulness and creative expression to address a variety of issues. We will work together to set goals and create steps to achieve those goals. Adults that I sit with typically struggle with life transitions, daily stress, trauma, parenting difficulties, depression and/or anxiety related issues. In my work with children, I incorporate caregivers and/or families into sessions regularly because I believe that caregivers play a critical role in a child's development.
(269) 338-8063 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Chris Olson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified
Chris has been in private practice since 1991, serving individuals and couples in our community. She also has been adjunct faculty in the university setting teaching undergrad psychology courses. Chris has a solid understanding of the struggles we face navigating the difficulties of life where her knowledge and compassion facilitates growth and healing for individuals within their selves and in their relationships. Chris's style of therapy is one of warmth and engaging with each person in the story of their life and the difficulties within that. She creates an open and inviting atmosphere for people to explore themselves.
(269) 215-5667 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers online therapy
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Phyllis Florian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sometimes life gets complicated, making it hard to move forward. As a clinical psychologist, I am uniquely qualified to offer support and respectful care in a comfortable, safe environment. I treat a variety of mental health issues. Perhaps I can help you. This is YOUR time to unpack some of the baggage that is burdening you, and to develop the tools that give YOU the ability to move ahead intentionally. Life is a journey. It is my privilege to join you along the way, helping you find the path to a better quality of life.
(269) 783-4736 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Nichole Holliday
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
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
Not accepting new clients
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Alison Beach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
I believe counseling can bring you a greater understanding and acceptance of yourself. Counseling provides you with an opportunity for self-growth and development. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment in which you can explore the issues that are holding you back from being your best self. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and families, dealing with a wide range of issues such as, anger management, self-esteem issues, relational problems, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Meghan Guntz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified
You are in the drivers seat! We focus on the important issues to you and the goals you would like to achieve most. I believe in offering a non-judgmental, safe, and confidential space for you to say whatever you feel comfortable to share. I bring attention to the whole individual; mind, body, and spirit to help foster positivity, health, and wellness. My practice continues to focus on trauma, eating disorders, addiction and other mental health concerns. I respect and admire anyone with the self-awareness to make the call to come in.
(269) 215-4658 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Offers online therapy
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Joetta L Carr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you struggling with situations and relationships that cause distress, pain, anxiety, sadness and loneliness? I can guide you in analyzing your problems in the context of your relationships, families, support systems, work or school environments and other cultural factors. I assist people in improving their lives in areas of intimacy, relationships, health, career or vocation, and self-worth. Identifying and modulating emotions and self-talk can be very therapeutic and decrease stress and worry.
(269) 202-4948 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Not accepting new clients
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Rene Sobleski
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
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 
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009


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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Kalamazoo Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles. Check these Kalamazoo Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in Kalamazoo