Lydia Cm Boonzaayer

Counselor, LLPC

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
Photo of Lydia Cm Boonzaayer, LLPC, Counselor in Kalamazoo
(269) 528-8653

Lydia Cm Boonzaayer

Counselor, LLPC

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Desert Streams
2019 Rambling Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 528-8653
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

About

Life is often really tough. My goal is to provide a safe space for my clients to share their story, their struggles, their victories and their goals so they can feel less alone and also have a therapeutic partner to sort through what they'd like to understand better about themselves in order to take new steps towards wellness and growth. Being understood by a compassionate person is strengthening, and so is having a therapeutic partner to help you think about what you're thinking about and what you'd rather be focusing on.
I've been given an interesting toolbox throughout life and education. I believe that compassionate listening is key, and some of my favorite tools are CBT, EMDR and John Townsend's character structure model which considers the strengths and weakness of the four main aspects of our character: attachment, separation, integration and adulthood.
I would be honored if you choose to share your story with me and allow me to partner with you in your quest for healing, wellness and growth.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $85 - $100
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ASR Health Benefits
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cofinity | First Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • Priority Health
  • Smarthealth
  • TRICARE
  • UMR
  • US Health4Life
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
My fees are set by Desert Streams, but cash pay fees are negotiable.
Email me or call (269) 528-8653 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Prelicense: Michigan / 6451022584
  • School: Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine
  • Year Graduated: 2022
  • Supervisor: Robert Louis Cook
  • Supervisor License: Michigan / 6401000436
I have been trained in EMDR protocol and modality.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDR Instruction
  • Certificate Date: 2021

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
"Lydia offers the warm comfort of a friend with an attentive listening ear. She helps clients navigate difficult circumstances or relationships while learning practical tools that can be used in session and applied at home."

Lydia Cm Boonzaayer's Groups

Rebuild Divorce Groups for adults and children

Rebuild is a 5-week course for parents and children going through separation or divorce. This group is co-taught. We begin as a group to go over a weekly theme, then split into two groups to further engage; one group for adults, and one for children (recommended ages 4-17). The 5 themes presented are: RENOUNCE, RESTORE, RENEW, RESET, REFRESH. We use the Bible along with therapeutic techniques as your family is adjusting to a new normal. We will teach practical tools for calming anxieties, lifting depression, and introducing positive communication skills. Contact for future spring group.

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Growing Together Family Workshops

Family workshops offer a fun day for your entire family to GROW TOGETHER through Movement, Music, Relaxation & Art Activities. Throughout our lives, most of us have experienced being pruned (through discipline), transplanted (planned or unplanned moves in life) or being grafted into another family unit (through marriage or divorce)... but we are still able to be fruitful. Learn skills for navigating your family journey of relationships and faith. Traditional, blended, single parent-led, grandparent-led, adopted and foster families are all welcome! Contact to inquire of future spring workshop days or to host a workshop at your school or church.

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Stressed Out Wives

This small group is by invitation and application only. Proposed start date is February 7. This is for wives in exhausting, distressing marriages. The focus of the group is to learn about narcissism, gaslighting, self care, identity, assertiveness, and other topics to help a wife know and understand herself and her husband better so that she can choose healthy thoughts and behavior for herself. Wives who have separated themselves from such a marriage but need to continue to relate to their ex may also apply.

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Location

Desert Streams
2019 Rambling Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 528-8653
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Women's Issues
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Depression
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: Dutch and Turkish
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Blind Allied
  • Cancer
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 8 Dec 2022
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Lydia Cm Boonzaayer

Counselor, LLPC