Therapy is about uncovering desire. It is an adventure in moving past, dissolving or reducing painful problems and embracing life, love and relationships. It is more than words; it is experiencing oneself in ways that are meaningful, whatever that looks like for each person. I work with individuals and couples (gay, straight, poly, trans), who want more from their lives. I believe there is always hope and possibilities and I passionately work with people to discover opportunities for more of what they want in life.
Do you feel stressed and worried all the time? Feel like you lost your oomph in life? Or perhaps you woke up and realized that you are living your life by just going through the motions. Life is full of changes and challenges, causing you to feel like you are drowning in chaos. Your past memories can continue to haunt you. But it doesn't have to be like that.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, SAP, ADS
I provide a safe, compassionate and confidential setting for us to explore concerns. I approach therapy as a collaborative process with clients. I have had extensive experience working with adults with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, abandonment, mood disorders, marriage/relationship issues, communication, step families, sexuality issues, crisis work, grief and substance abuse and daughters without mothers . Please don't hesitate to contact me.
Do you worry about your child's behavior or emotional health? About your own emotional health? Maybe you are grieving the loss of a child? Take hope, because you have come to the right place. I have been walking beside women and couples struggling with these issues for 10 years. I have seen many people in your place recover and begin to live more fulfilling and purposeful lives.
My approach to counseling is client focused while offering guidance through the healing process. We will work together as a collaborative team to identify the treatment path that is suited for your needs. Through my experience as a counselor, I have been witness to individuals being able to gain an inner strength that allows them to find their own direction and progress through the more difficult aspects of the counseling process. I will provide a supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental environment that allows for comfort through challenging and difficult situations, with a hopeful end result of personal growth.
Life is constantly changing and challenging. At times, it can feel difficult to keep up. As a counselor, my goal is to help you identify ways you can tap into your strengths to better navigate these challenges. My hope is to help empower you to create lasting, meaningful change in your life.
There are times in life when it feels like you cannot take another minute of toxic stress or anxiety….whether it is about how you are coping with personal challenges or about your children or relationships. Perhaps there are events in your past that keep you from moving forward with your life. I invite you to a calm and welcoming space to help you find a way to resolve these issues. I am an empathetic listener who strives to help others rediscover strengths to heal their hearts so they can achieve their goals.
We all have strengths and gifts we have yet to discover. Often, it takes challenging times in our life for us to find these hidden aspects of ourselves. Such challenges include (but are not limited to) feelings of deep sadness, anxiety, anger, frustration, exhaustion, unexpected loss, a sense of being stuck in life, or dissatisfaction with the quality of our relationships.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a fact of life that everyone, at some point or another, faces struggles. Sometimes, in this society, it is deemed more acceptable to suffer in silence than to reach out and ask for the help you need. I believe that every experience you have had, every triumph, every setback, is important and gives meaning to who you are; your whole identity. I believe that every person has the answers they need, and sometimes it takes extra work to find them. I believe that a therapeutic space, where a person can be heard and valued as a person of infinite worth, is incredibly healing.
Regardless of the size and scope of life's challenges, I believe that counseling can help restore clarity, direction, and energy. I see my job to act as your compass, and help guide you through these times. Our counseling relationship will not only help identify your strengths and resources, but also help you to learn additional ways of thinking, behaving, and relating. I am committed to helping you explore your unique potentials, goals, and work toward positive changes and meaningful solutions. I take seriously my responsibility-and the incredible opportunity-to help you navigate these challenges and achieve personal growth.
If you've been hoping to make a change in your life, the way you get angry, your use of alcohol or drugs, your relationships, your loneliness , it's probably time to talk with someone about making that change. I am a counselor with over 35 years experience helping people successfully deal with such problems. It is surprising how powerful we are when we accept help, understand our behaviors and learn new ways of doing things. Making the time for yourself is the first step.
Life is full of ups, downs, and unexpected turns. Sometimes, it can be helpful to have someone in your corner who can assist you in processing all of life's changes. Whether what you are experiencing is the loss of a loved one, stress from a job or school, relationship issues, or anything else causing you to feel overwhelmed, I am here to walk along side you.
My goal is for you to see the restoration of hope. It is my firm belief that your answers and truths are all within you. It is my desire to make sure that you discover those answers with clarity. Unleashing you potential is vital. Helping to open-up avenues of self-discovery and giving you resources to face life challenges is key. I would want to make sure that you navigate your challenges with a keen sense of focus and determination. Providing you with a sense of safety in getting you there without shame or guilt can be accomplished.
We're going to laugh too. Unless you don't want to and in that case I will try really hard not be funny at all. What's your story? I will follow along for a while to guide your work on whatever brought you here today. Maybe it's something small that you just need to get out in a safe space or maybe it's something bigger and life altering- we can talk about that too. Are there feelings or thoughts you just can’t shake lately? Are your relationships becoming challenging? Are you wanting to create new habits and ditch old ones? Give me a call or send me an email to see if we'd make a good fit.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, NCC, BC-TMH, ACS
Are you or someone you love struggling with issues such as addiction, depression, anxiety or relationship/marriage issues that have impacted your relationships , finances, emotional balance or day to day functioning? You don’t have to suffer in silence. I can guide you on a path to mind, body, and spiritual balance. You can learn how to better communicate your needs, define and cope with underlying issues, insecurities and low self esteem. You can do this. We will get there together as a team.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, TF-CBT
My goal is to work together, finding ways to help you improve your life & relationships, feel less anxious/depressed/provide clarity. Sharing your insecurities, fears, hurts, and struggles can be an intimidating experience. I strive to help each of my clients feel comfortable with the therapy process. I have extensive training to help individuals who have experienced many forms of trauma, abuse, grief and loss. I also have many clients who just feel "lost", "anxious", or "depressed" and they benefit greatly from counseling.I am trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, Sensorimotor Processing, CBT, and other therapeutic interventions.
Being a teenager is harder than ever. The demands of school, friends, parents, sports, and social media are all vying for attention. In addition to all those responsibilities, adolescents are also going through the necessary and difficult process of figuring out who they are. They are setting the direction for their lives, defining their goals, and developing their identity. This is a daunting task and can bring up a lot of emotions. Parents often see this manifesting itself through anger, depression, anxiety, or high-risk behaviors.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC, Owner
I love working with struggling couples that have a desire to try to work things out, or sharing wisdom with couples that want to start things off right. If you have a desire to learn, to work, and to grow, you can accomplish what you set your mind to! While I personally approach my work from a Christian worldview, my goal is not to push this on you.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Allegan are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Allegan then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Allegan, or Child Psychologists in Allegan.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Allegan psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Allegan specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.