Master Social Work, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
"When working with children and their families I strive to create a fun and comfortable environment while developing the tools to address the challenges being faced. I believe therapy should be a creative, practical and unique experience based on the strengths of the individual and family. Caregivers and family play an essential role in their child's life and development and are therefore often a regular part of the sessions. When working with children I utilize a variety of different strategies including play and game based interventions such as stories/books, board/card games, crafts, role-play, and sensory activities."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 430-2128
Verified
Office is near:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"When working with children and their families I strive to create a fun and comfortable environment while developing the tools to address the challenges being faced. I believe therapy should be a creative, practical and unique experience based on the strengths of the individual and family. Caregivers and family play an essential role in their child's life and development and are therefore often a regular part of the sessions. When working with children I utilize a variety of different strategies including play and game based interventions such as stories/books, board/card games, crafts, role-play, and sensory activities."
Aaron James Wilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I enjoy working with clients with many different issues and backgrounds. I have many years of experience working with adolescents, the elderly, and everyone in-between. I have experience helping clients with behavior problems, assisting parents with managing behaviors of their children, helping couples work-out their issues, and assisting individuals with depression, anxiety, and OCD. I seek to understand my clients' challenges, and help them develop skills and strategies to overcome them."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(517) 917-0781
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"I enjoy working with clients with many different issues and backgrounds. I have many years of experience working with adolescents, the elderly, and everyone in-between. I have experience helping clients with behavior problems, assisting parents with managing behaviors of their children, helping couples work-out their issues, and assisting individuals with depression, anxiety, and OCD. I seek to understand my clients' challenges, and help them develop skills and strategies to overcome them."
Child & Family Psychological Services, PC, Psychologist
Psychologist, EdD
Verified by Psychology Today
"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."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 359-3409
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"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."
Diane M Kanous, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified by Psychology Today
"I am a Solution Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, which concentrates on problem solving rather than the situation itself. I create an environment that fosters the feeling that you have an advocate who helps you navigate through situations, which may be difficult. I love being a therapist and that comes through by demonstrating a genuine concern with the issues you bring forth. I am committed to engaging in meaningful dialogue with you in order to recognize and help foster an understanding of your struggles, needs, and personal goals. I will also strive to enable you to find strategies to cope with and resolve any issues."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 301-0105
Verified
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"I am a Solution Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, which concentrates on problem solving rather than the situation itself. I create an environment that fosters the feeling that you have an advocate who helps you navigate through situations, which may be difficult. I love being a therapist and that comes through by demonstrating a genuine concern with the issues you bring forth. I am committed to engaging in meaningful dialogue with you in order to recognize and help foster an understanding of your struggles, needs, and personal goals. I will also strive to enable you to find strategies to cope with and resolve any issues."
Scott Phillip Baron, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LLMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
"I strive to help those experiencing life's transitions, whether they be changes in career, relationships, personal identity, family, and/or other turning points. People of all ages encounter challenges and changes that can be disruptive and challenging. I also work the the very perceptive who find particular related challenges. Through understanding, and the integration of various approaches, primarily cognitive behavioral therapy, together we can navigate forward through those challenges. I serve a variety of clientele of various cultural, ethnic, gender, and other identities."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 503-8983
Verified
Office is near:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"I strive to help those experiencing life's transitions, whether they be changes in career, relationships, personal identity, family, and/or other turning points. People of all ages encounter challenges and changes that can be disruptive and challenging. I also work the the very perceptive who find particular related challenges. Through understanding, and the integration of various approaches, primarily cognitive behavioral therapy, together we can navigate forward through those challenges. I serve a variety of clientele of various cultural, ethnic, gender, and other identities."
Jeffrey J LaPonsie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
"Do you have an adoptive child whose struggling with connecting or is stuck being triggered by things in the past? Does your hesitant or anxious child have a hard time trying new things? It's heart wrenching watching him or her struggle at the sidelines too nervous to join in. I help children with anxiety, trauma and attachment problems. I help adopted and foster children connect and form meaningful and secure attachments with caregivers. I use a variety of methods to help children and their family, predominantly though I use play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (trauma-focused when needed)."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 626-2516
Verified
Office is near:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"Do you have an adoptive child whose struggling with connecting or is stuck being triggered by things in the past? Does your hesitant or anxious child have a hard time trying new things? It's heart wrenching watching him or her struggle at the sidelines too nervous to join in. I help children with anxiety, trauma and attachment problems. I help adopted and foster children connect and form meaningful and secure attachments with caregivers. I use a variety of methods to help children and their family, predominantly though I use play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (trauma-focused when needed)."
Kristine Ann Briggs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
"I have more than eighteen (18) years of experience, working with children and adolescents struggling in school. I have helped numerous children and adolescents who suffer from severe behavior issues. My passion is helping a child learn the skills that they need to communicate and get along more effectively with others. I believe with the right tools any child can be more successful in school and their community. I enjoy helping children learn to better control their emotions and improve relationships within their families."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 220-6275
Verified
Office is near:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"I have more than eighteen (18) years of experience, working with children and adolescents struggling in school. I have helped numerous children and adolescents who suffer from severe behavior issues. My passion is helping a child learn the skills that they need to communicate and get along more effectively with others. I believe with the right tools any child can be more successful in school and their community. I enjoy helping children learn to better control their emotions and improve relationships within their families."
Megan Mclean, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LLMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"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."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 431-2029
Verified
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"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."
Barry J Brigham, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"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."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 763-5051
Verified
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"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."
Lauren Cooper, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"There is no greater joy than to serve and empower others. I believe therapy is relational and my role is to empower and instill hope to adolescents, families, and individuals that may be having challenges overcoming daily life stressors. We will work together to set achievable goals, gain personal insight, and move towards a place of healing in a judgment free zone. "
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 280-2133
Verified
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"There is no greater joy than to serve and empower others. I believe therapy is relational and my role is to empower and instill hope to adolescents, families, and individuals that may be having challenges overcoming daily life stressors. We will work together to set achievable goals, gain personal insight, and move towards a place of healing in a judgment free zone. "
Kristina S Cavalli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, RPT-S
Verified by Psychology Today
"As a Registered Play Therapist & Supervisor, I believe play is the most powerful language with which to build relationships and promote growth and healing in children and families. I specialize in working with kids 12 and under, with preschoolers and young elementary-aged children in particular, who need assistance coping with trauma, family change, behavioral, emotional, developmental, and/or relationship challenges. I have recently joined the Portage/Kalamazoo region after 14 years providing play therapy in North Dakota. "
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 220-6240
Verified
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"As a Registered Play Therapist & Supervisor, I believe play is the most powerful language with which to build relationships and promote growth and healing in children and families. I specialize in working with kids 12 and under, with preschoolers and young elementary-aged children in particular, who need assistance coping with trauma, family change, behavioral, emotional, developmental, and/or relationship challenges. I have recently joined the Portage/Kalamazoo region after 14 years providing play therapy in North Dakota. "
Shannon E Aardema, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"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."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 533-5364
Verified
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"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."
Robert Benjamin Weigel, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"I believe that we serve as our own agents of change, and that the counselor-client relationship should focus on building personal strengths and focusing on clear, attainable goals. My goal as a counselor is to create a warm, safe and inviting space that will allow you to work toward improved mental health and wellness. I want to walk alongside you in your journey, and to empower and encourage you in your self-discovery."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 225-0237
Verified
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"I believe that we serve as our own agents of change, and that the counselor-client relationship should focus on building personal strengths and focusing on clear, attainable goals. My goal as a counselor is to create a warm, safe and inviting space that will allow you to work toward improved mental health and wellness. I want to walk alongside you in your journey, and to empower and encourage you in your self-discovery."
LeAnn Bastien, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"I have worked in the foster care system for over 8 years. I have been able to accompany that experience with my educational experience to assist children and adults who have PTSD, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I provide both in- home and outpatient counseling."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(616) 219-8021
Verified
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"I have worked in the foster care system for over 8 years. I have been able to accompany that experience with my educational experience to assist children and adults who have PTSD, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I provide both in- home and outpatient counseling."
Laurie Scheid Rudolph, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
"Everyone has experienced trauma: either "small-t trauma" such as grief/loss, verbal abuse/bullying, injuries/illnesses, or instability in the home or "large-T trauma" such as rape, assault, physical/sexual abuse, or debilitating injury/illness. As a result of trauma, some individuals experience disruptive memories and/or emotional distress from current situations. I assist clients in gaining insight on their situations as well as the development of specific skills and behaviors that will help to reduce emotional distress. I believe that every client has the ability to heal from trauma."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 932-4973
Verified
Hosts group in:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"Everyone has experienced trauma: either "small-t trauma" such as grief/loss, verbal abuse/bullying, injuries/illnesses, or instability in the home or "large-T trauma" such as rape, assault, physical/sexual abuse, or debilitating injury/illness. As a result of trauma, some individuals experience disruptive memories and/or emotional distress from current situations. I assist clients in gaining insight on their situations as well as the development of specific skills and behaviors that will help to reduce emotional distress. I believe that every client has the ability to heal from trauma."
Kalamazoo Neurofeedback and Counseling Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"My goal is to help clients achieve improved functioning as quickly as possible. I believe the most powerful transformation comes from a combination of neurofeedback training and traditional counseling techniques. This combination provides the opportunity to both optimize brain functioning and gain insight into the behaviors or issues that trouble you."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 330-7030
Verified
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"My goal is to help clients achieve improved functioning as quickly as possible. I believe the most powerful transformation comes from a combination of neurofeedback training and traditional counseling techniques. This combination provides the opportunity to both optimize brain functioning and gain insight into the behaviors or issues that trouble you."
Robert Cory Einhardt, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
"First and foremost a family man, outdoors man, and a coach at heart, and a follower of Jesus Christ. My mission is to help those, to help themselves; we are all special and worthy. My passion is to help individuals find out who they are in Christ, so they can walk confidently in who God says they are. I look forward to walking alongside those I help to bring them wholeness and healing in whatever circumstances they may be facing."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 231-8706
Verified
Office is near:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"First and foremost a family man, outdoors man, and a coach at heart, and a follower of Jesus Christ. My mission is to help those, to help themselves; we are all special and worthy. My passion is to help individuals find out who they are in Christ, so they can walk confidently in who God says they are. I look forward to walking alongside those I help to bring them wholeness and healing in whatever circumstances they may be facing."
Mark A Scheffers LMSW PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
"In a relationship with a partner that leaves you despairing or giving up? Trying to raise a child that 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 both with those most important to us. I will meet you where you are. I'll work hard to understand what you are going through."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 409-0218
Verified
Office is near:
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"In a relationship with a partner that leaves you despairing or giving up? Trying to raise a child that 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 both with those most important to us. I will meet you where you are. I'll work hard to understand what you are going through."
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"My ideal client is one who is committed to change, one who falls in love with the process. We often focus on the beginning and end of things, and downplay the middle as that is where the work is truly being done. We must learn to love the process. If committed to the process, change related to issues, needs, goals, etc will eventually be met no matter how difficult."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 372-4140
Verified
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"My ideal client is one who is committed to change, one who falls in love with the process. We often focus on the beginning and end of things, and downplay the middle as that is where the work is truly being done. We must learn to love the process. If committed to the process, change related to issues, needs, goals, etc will eventually be met no matter how difficult."
Liz Cary, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today
"If you have experienced trauma or events that have been very disruptive to your life EMDR therapy can bring you significant relief. If you feel hopeless that life can get better, or sabotaging your own successes, EMDR therapy is a great place to start. You don't have to live like this anymore. In addition I specialize in helping people with sexual and substance addictions, and parenting issues related to fostering and adoption. I am here to help if you are considering making a change or need support trying to figure out what needs to change."
Family
Oppositional Defiance
(269) 605-4327
Verified
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Family
Oppositional Defiance
"If you have experienced trauma or events that have been very disruptive to your life EMDR therapy can bring you significant relief. If you feel hopeless that life can get better, or sabotaging your own successes, EMDR therapy is a great place to start. You don't have to live like this anymore. In addition I specialize in helping people with sexual and substance addictions, and parenting issues related to fostering and adoption. I am here to help if you are considering making a change or need support trying to figure out what needs to change."

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