Jeffrey J LaPonsie

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
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(269) 626-2516 Website

Jeffrey J LaPonsie

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

Kalamazoo Child and Family Counseling, PLLC
614 Romence Rd
Suite 245
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 626-2516
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon During this period of social distancing, I am only providing counseling services via Telehealth, using a secure and easy to use platform.

About

Do you have a behaviorally challenging child whose struggling to follow directions. I help children with behavior problems, unresolved trauma and attachment/relationship problems. I help adopted and foster children connect and form meaningful relationships with caregivers. I use a variety of methods to help children and their family, predominantly though I use play therapy, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (trauma-focused when needed).
Parents have an amazing ability to be healers in their children's lives. I also work with parents both one-on-one and live coaching sessions in parent-child interaction therapy, an evidenced based treatment for children two to seven years old. I help parents and children to improve their relationships / attachment with one another.
I specialize in helping defiant/aggressive children, anxiety and trauma. I work with children who have been or are being adopted, or who live with another caregiver through a guardianship. I work with children as young as two using play therapy and PCIT. I'm also nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $110 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Auto Insurance
  • Blue Care Network
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • McLaren
  • Meridian
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Michigan / 6801095368

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LMSW

Location

Kalamazoo Child and Family Counseling, PLLC
614 Romence Rd
Suite 245
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 626-2516
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Parenting
  • Adoption
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Grief
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Theraplay (Level 1 Training)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma Focused Cogntive Behavior Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020
Photo of Jeffrey J LaPonsie, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portage
Jeffrey J LaPonsie

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW