Experience with self and other harm, sexual issues, and depression/anxiety. I also help many straight and gay adults with mood, relationship, social (Aspergers/Higher Autism), and self-worth challenges.
Comfortable, professional: your space to heal. I started Pro-Active Counseling to help people like you who experience Anxiety, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and other mental/emotional health challenges to find healing and healthier living. As you face day-to-day stressors, worries, or fears, or you encounter struggle, trauma, or trouble, our weekly appointments can help you process what you're going through. I will work with you to identify your own needs and goals, and together we will focus on your healing, growth, and wholeness.
I enjoy clients with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and problems. My personal style is supportive, and my approach with clients is holistic in focus I want to see clients the best version of themselves that they can possibly be . My goal is for each client to achieve more personal awareness, emotional stability, and effective behavior as a result of our work together. Presenting issues might be: Depression; Bipolar disorder; Anxiety Disorders; Trauma/PTSD; Stress related medical problems; or Life transitions. I provide individual therapy for older children, teens, and adults.
Life can be difficult and everybody copes with their stressors in different ways. I will guide you to manage in a more healthy and productive ways without needing years of therapy, approaching sessions from a more holistic approach. You'll find our sessions filled with compassion, grace, tears, laughter, and support to help you reach your goals.
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.
Are you Searching for Help with Coping with Major Life Issues such as gender/sexual identity, family relations, job stress, feeling down or anxious? Are you having trouble with your child's behaviors or concerned about their moods and emotions? Dr. Matthew Clark offers supportive therapy with helpful suggestions for you or you and your family. Spirituality can be a part of your treatment if this is an area of interest. Behavior management programs that have proven effective are offered. Education and guidance around LGBTQ+ issues.
I graduated from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in trauma counseling. I have experience working with various clients as we explore their mental, emotional, and spiritual concerns. I am committed to providing a safe and empathic space for you to share your stories. My goal is to help equip you with the skills and resources you may need, whether addressing depression, anxiety, family/relational conflict, grief, trauma, or other life concerns. We can work together toward your desired outcome and overcome challenges along the way.
For 20 years I have had the privilege of working with children, adolescents, and adults affected by a variety of neurological, developmental, and emotional disorders. Patients and families seek out my services from across the state of Michigan, throughout the United States, and around the world. The team of experts at my clinic provides the highest quality evaluation and treatment services, and supports all family members in the process. Our comprehensive treatment plans ensure that patients gain the communication, relationship, and learning skills they need for a high quality of life now and in the future.
Are you looking for a counselor who will accept you just as you are, make you feel safe, and help you to rediscover hope? I will walk beside you while you learn to experience more self-compassion, live more contentedly, and enjoy a more abundant life. Since 1995, I have worked with teens and adults experiencing troubling issues such as trauma and PTSD, alcohol and drug addiction, marriage problems, depression, social anxiety and generalized anxiety, hopelessness, various types of relationship problems, low self-esteem, parenting difficulties, school-related problems, and spiritual needs.
If you or your child are living with strong emotions, suicide attempts, self-harming, hospitalizations, chronic relationship/behavioral issues, or roller coaster emotions; life is very tough. You may feel like you are held hostage by these emotions and have a difficult time imagining that a 'normal' or healthy life is even possible. As a therapist trained in the specialty of DBT therapy, I believe that EVERYONE is capable of creating a life worth living.
Sharing our life experiences, worries and struggles is often a difficult and brave first step in healing. I recognize the strength it has taken for someone to have arrived in my office. My intention is to lead and provide support as one journeys through a healing process. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, or parenting issues I invite you to come engage in a session. I work hard to create a welcoming, safe and non-judgmental space and place kindness and compassion at the heart of my work.
TELE-HEALTH CLIENTS IN MICHIGAN, OHIO and COLORADO. The Journey to Your Internal Compass Starts with One Step. We cannot control what happens to us, but we can control how we respond. It takes courage to seek help for personal struggles. Therapy is like having a compass. For travelers, the compass provides a sense of safety as they know they can rely on it to always point them in the right direction. With a compass—any compass—we can always pause for a moment in time and take stock of where we are so that we can continue to grow and change.
I work with adults who struggle with mental health disorders and guide them to become more of who they want to be. During sessions, I offer a range of therapeutic modalities, with many selecting the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). With EMDR, many people reprocess old memories and begin to see different perspectives on these memories. The new perspectives help them to see the resilience in themselves that helped them to overcome the situation, which allows them freedom from the weight of the uncomfortable emotions linked with original perspectives.
My passion is helping others find ways to manage their challenges in this ever-changing journey we call life. For over 27 years I have worked with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families in a variety of settings; including home, school, office, and in the community. I pride myself in building therapeutic relationships with each individual I work with. By achieving this, I believe we can then work together to help identify what is challenging you currently to get you to the life you choose to live successfully.
Kerrie believes every client has the power within themselves to find fulfillment; sometimes they just need to view their situation from a different angle to find the right path. Kerrie is a general practitioner, meaning she works with a variety of concerns listed at right. She specializes in helping others process traumatic experiences so those experiences become a source of strength. She enjoys working with children and adolescents by utilizing play and art therapy techniques to help them gain comfort and express emotion. She also works with couples who are looking to strengthen their relationship or separate amicably.
If life events have become too much to take on alone and you don't know where to turn, there is hope and a way through the darkness. Whatever difficult situation or problem you face, I invite you to come and begin the conversations that may help to sort out your thoughts and feelings and bring the restoration of the life you desire. I will provide a place of safety to focus on you and your needs. Doing this work will not always be easy but it will be worth it. Let's take this journey together.
Expanded hours in Byron Center as of June 2021. When you're ready to talk, I'm here to listen without judgment. I believe you are important and what you need to say really matters. I will offer you a safe and confidential environment to begin your journey to well-being, and one where you take the lead in setting goals you aspire to achieve. Email me for a quick response or give me a call today for your free 10 minute phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.
Do you find yourself setting the same goals without achieving them? In the pain and suffering, there is opportunity for growth and change. You've taken a step forward by looking into treatment, congratulations! I offer a trusting and compassionate approach to allow my clients to feel vulnerable with their struggles. I have worked with clients who have suffered with depression, grief, relationship issues, anxiety, life stage changes, obesity, binge eating and more. At the end of treatment, some clients report feeling more resilient with painful emotions which leads to healthier relationships and a more fulfilling life.
I believe it is a difficult decision to reach out for support from another person. In so doing, therapy not only needs to be a gentle guidance towards a happier lifestyle, but it also needs to incorporate challenges. In working with individuals, couples and families, I enjoy creating a balance of both of these concepts. Shifting our perceptions and changing our behaviors is not a simple process for anyone. I work with parents, teenagers and even our littlest people during stressful life situations including depression, anxiety, anger management, marital issues, women's issues, and processing traumatic events.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAADC, ACS, ADS
I am skillful and adept at helping people identify what they want to work on, and assisting in the development of a plan that makes sense to them. I work with them to determine what is the proper balance of education, information, accountability, support, and guidance to assure positive results for them. I have extensive experience working with members of the legal profession, health care professionals, students, military personnel and their families, but I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life. I am trained and experienced at assisting employers and families to intervene on individuals with substance use disorders.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Caledonia 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 Caledonia 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 Caledonia, or Child Psychologists in Caledonia.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Caledonia 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 Caledonia 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.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.