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Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Jeffrey J LaPonsie

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
614 Romence Rd, Suite 245, Portage, MI 49024
Let's Connect (269) 626-2516
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.
Take the first step to help. Call or Jeffrey J LaPonsie now - (269) 626-2516

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Kalamazoo Child and Family Counseling, PLLC

614 Romence Rd

Suite 245

Portage, MI 49024

(269) 626-2516

4341 South Westnedge Avenue

Ste 1203

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

I offer therapy sessions in-person sessions, or online via video. I'm available most weekdays and in the evenings."
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Parenting and Adoption 
$145 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and families  
Let's Connect (269) 626-2516

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Kalamazoo Child and Family Counseling, PLLC

614 Romence Rd

Suite 245

Portage, MI 49024

(269) 626-2516

4341 South Westnedge Avenue

Ste 1203

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

I offer therapy sessions in-person sessions, or online via video. I'm available most weekdays and in the evenings."
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Parenting and Adoption 
$145 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $145
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Auto Insurance
  • Blue Care Network
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • McLaren
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (269) 626-2516
Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (269) 626-2516
Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Michigan / 6801095368
  • In Practice for 11 Years
  • Certificate from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2017
  • Certificate from Association for Play Therapy
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I have over 10 years of experience helping young children and their families experience more shared joy and moments of connectedness. I am a certified therapist in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and a nationally certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Supervisor.
or call with questions - (269) 626-2516
Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
"
I have over 10 years of experience helping young children and their families experience more shared joy and moments of connectedness. I am a certified therapist in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and a nationally certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Supervisor.
or call with questions - (269) 626-2516
Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Parenting
  • Adoption

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Grief
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
"
I work with young children who are struggling with regulation, self-control, and impulsivity. I also help adoptive, foster, and kinship families help their children experience connection and strengthen attachment.
or call with questions - (269) 626-2516
Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
"
I work with young children who are struggling with regulation, self-control, and impulsivity. I also help adoptive, foster, and kinship families help their children experience connection and strengthen attachment.
or call with questions - (269) 626-2516
Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Client Focus

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice 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
"
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for ADHD, oppositional behavior, and attachment challenges in children between the ages of 2.5 and 6.5. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for children ages 3-18 who have experienced a traumatic event and struggling with its aftermath.
or call with questions - (269) 626-2516
Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
"
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for ADHD, oppositional behavior, and attachment challenges in children between the ages of 2.5 and 6.5. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for children ages 3-18 who have experienced a traumatic event and struggling with its aftermath.
or call with questions - (269) 626-2516
Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Location

Primary Location

Kalamazoo Child and Family Counseling, PLLC

614 Romence Rd

Suite 245

Portage, MI 49024

(269) 626-2516

Additional Location

4341 South Westnedge Avenue

Ste 1203

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

(269) 626-2516
"
I offer therapy sessions in-person sessions, or online via video. I'm available most weekdays and in the evenings."
Take the first step to help. Call now - (269) 626-2516
Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
"
I offer therapy sessions in-person sessions, or online via video. I'm available most weekdays and in the evenings."
Take the first step to help. Call now - (269) 626-2516
Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2023