In Person Therapists in Grand Traverse County, MI

Photo of Heather Carson, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heather Carson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
I believe that all humans are innately driven to seek balance and congruence, and that when this drive is disrupted, whether it be due to emotional difficulties, relational stressors, or other life changes, we begin to suffer. It is my privilege to accompany my clients in their process of establishing balance and integration, ultimately achieving a sense of wholeness and security. I recognize that sometimes talk therapy isn't enough so I use a variety of additional therapies, including EMDR, which facilitate change by reprocessing emotionally-charged memories or experiences that often show up as physical sensations in the body.
I believe that all humans are innately driven to seek balance and congruence, and that when this drive is disrupted, whether it be due to emotional difficulties, relational stressors, or other life changes, we begin to suffer. It is my privilege to accompany my clients in their process of establishing balance and integration, ultimately achieving a sense of wholeness and security. I recognize that sometimes talk therapy isn't enough so I use a variety of additional therapies, including EMDR, which facilitate change by reprocessing emotionally-charged memories or experiences that often show up as physical sensations in the body.
(231) 714-6425 View (231) 714-6425
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Eric D LaPaugh
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
I like to offer my clients an opportunity to choose from an office visit to a walk and talk at a nearby trail or park. Through my research I have found that clients with difficulties like depression and anxiety respond best to treatment in the great outdoors.
I like to offer my clients an opportunity to choose from an office visit to a walk and talk at a nearby trail or park. Through my research I have found that clients with difficulties like depression and anxiety respond best to treatment in the great outdoors.
(231) 994-6543 View (231) 994-6543
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Jennifer Kraus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
Waitlist for new clients
Relationships are hard. Parenting is hard. You never thought caring for your baby would leave you feeling depressed, anxious, and/or angry. You and your child could have experienced unexpected stressful events leaving you both wondering how to make sense of it. You may be adjusting to life changes as your family grows or your responsibilities changed causing you to struggle with feelings of loss, irritability, and regret. It’s hard to voice these thoughts which causes you to feel overwhelmed, alone, worried, and confused. For these reasons, it is critical to have support to start to feel connected and excited about relationships.
Relationships are hard. Parenting is hard. You never thought caring for your baby would leave you feeling depressed, anxious, and/or angry. You and your child could have experienced unexpected stressful events leaving you both wondering how to make sense of it. You may be adjusting to life changes as your family grows or your responsibilities changed causing you to struggle with feelings of loss, irritability, and regret. It’s hard to voice these thoughts which causes you to feel overwhelmed, alone, worried, and confused. For these reasons, it is critical to have support to start to feel connected and excited about relationships.
(231) 408-5815 View (231) 408-5815
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Michelle Reed
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LLMFT
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
Sometimes, life feels dark. You wonder when life will feel good again, if it ever will. Maybe it all feels out of control. Nothing has worked so far. Is there hope? Or maybe you feel lost in life. You don't know who you truly are. Others don't know the true you either. You are scared if others knew, they would judge you. You don't know how you got here, to this point. What's next? Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, a relationship that feels like it isn't working anymore, or discontent with life, it feels heavy. Maybe you have felt this has to be your life, that healing is not possible for you.
Sometimes, life feels dark. You wonder when life will feel good again, if it ever will. Maybe it all feels out of control. Nothing has worked so far. Is there hope? Or maybe you feel lost in life. You don't know who you truly are. Others don't know the true you either. You are scared if others knew, they would judge you. You don't know how you got here, to this point. What's next? Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, a relationship that feels like it isn't working anymore, or discontent with life, it feels heavy. Maybe you have felt this has to be your life, that healing is not possible for you.
(231) 266-9688 View (231) 266-9688
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Amanda Stowe
Master Social Work, LMSW, IMH-E
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
You are taking a courageous first step towards finding relief and feeling like yourself again. I believe through a safe and supporting relationship, healing and growth can happen. I am specialized in areas around women's health and mental health experiences, including perinatal wellness( pregnancy, birth and postpartum), attachment, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss. Parenthood and the path to parenthood releases symptoms we never expected, and old wounds that we never thought would surface and rupture. I believe mental health is your intrinsic right. You deserve to be seen, to be heard, and to be well.
You are taking a courageous first step towards finding relief and feeling like yourself again. I believe through a safe and supporting relationship, healing and growth can happen. I am specialized in areas around women's health and mental health experiences, including perinatal wellness( pregnancy, birth and postpartum), attachment, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss. Parenthood and the path to parenthood releases symptoms we never expected, and old wounds that we never thought would surface and rupture. I believe mental health is your intrinsic right. You deserve to be seen, to be heard, and to be well.
(231) 259-9503 View (231) 259-9503
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Ashley Rich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684
Waitlist for new clients
Are you being bullied and feel the urge to harm yourself? Are you struggling with anxiety and self-esteem issues? Are you a member of the LGBTQIA2-S+ community and feel misunderstood? I can help you improve relationships, overcome challenges, cultivate personal growth and gain the self-confidence you need to thrive. I specialize in working with teens and LGBTQIA2-S+ individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, sexuality or gender identity, as well as those who struggle with addiction and neurodivergent disorders. I make therapy a safe, comfortable, and productive place to be. No judgment. Just clear communication and understanding.
Are you being bullied and feel the urge to harm yourself? Are you struggling with anxiety and self-esteem issues? Are you a member of the LGBTQIA2-S+ community and feel misunderstood? I can help you improve relationships, overcome challenges, cultivate personal growth and gain the self-confidence you need to thrive. I specialize in working with teens and LGBTQIA2-S+ individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, sexuality or gender identity, as well as those who struggle with addiction and neurodivergent disorders. I make therapy a safe, comfortable, and productive place to be. No judgment. Just clear communication and understanding.
(231) 642-9689 View (231) 642-9689
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Emmy Hendry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Emmy believes that your well-being relies on achieving balance in all aspects of your life. This requires a whole health approach that will serve the mind, body, and soul. Emmy specializes in trauma; specifically sexual trauma, violence trauma, relationship trauma, and family/intergenerational trauma. Her primary specializations are working with individuals with attachment style issues, relationship issues, masculine and feminine energies, sex trauma/intimacy issues, anxiety disorders, and grief.
Emmy believes that your well-being relies on achieving balance in all aspects of your life. This requires a whole health approach that will serve the mind, body, and soul. Emmy specializes in trauma; specifically sexual trauma, violence trauma, relationship trauma, and family/intergenerational trauma. Her primary specializations are working with individuals with attachment style issues, relationship issues, masculine and feminine energies, sex trauma/intimacy issues, anxiety disorders, and grief.
(231) 202-3837 View (231) 202-3837
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Kathryn Penfold, M.Sc, LLP
Limited Licensed Psychologist, BSW, MSc, LLP
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
I employ a diverse approach to therapy based on my knowledge of psychological philosophies and techniques in conjunction with the personality and needs of each client.
I employ a diverse approach to therapy based on my knowledge of psychological philosophies and techniques in conjunction with the personality and needs of each client.
(231) 322-7099 View (231) 322-7099
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David A Prince
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
We do not charge insurance co-pays to our clients, it makes therapy costly and some people avoid seeking counseling for that reason. If you're looking for guidance through a challenging situation, you have a concern that has been on your mind and you would like to speak with a counselor or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I can help you through this process.
We do not charge insurance co-pays to our clients, it makes therapy costly and some people avoid seeking counseling for that reason. If you're looking for guidance through a challenging situation, you have a concern that has been on your mind and you would like to speak with a counselor or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I can help you through this process.
(231) 714-6505 View (231) 714-6505
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Aven Purcell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
I often work with individuals facing challenges that arise from life transitions, identity, relationships, parenting, career/college, and family conflict. Many topics of concern include but are not limited to symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, trauma background, and grief. My approach to therapy focuses on honoring your strengths and meeting you exactly where you are.
I often work with individuals facing challenges that arise from life transitions, identity, relationships, parenting, career/college, and family conflict. Many topics of concern include but are not limited to symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, trauma background, and grief. My approach to therapy focuses on honoring your strengths and meeting you exactly where you are.
(231) 272-2106 View (231) 272-2106
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Karen J Van Zuiden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
I am a strength based therapist. You are the author of your story. I consider it an honor to help people on their journeys and reframe what keeps people from being their best selves. It isn't about surviving, it is about thriving. I work with many different people from age 16 to 90. At each age and stage, there are changes and transitions. Being able to move through and adjust to these changes is vital to being resilient and emotionally healthy. I will help you understand your strengths when you feel weakest, find hope and feel more in control
I am a strength based therapist. You are the author of your story. I consider it an honor to help people on their journeys and reframe what keeps people from being their best selves. It isn't about surviving, it is about thriving. I work with many different people from age 16 to 90. At each age and stage, there are changes and transitions. Being able to move through and adjust to these changes is vital to being resilient and emotionally healthy. I will help you understand your strengths when you feel weakest, find hope and feel more in control
(231) 399-8820 View (231) 399-8820
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April Missias
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Are you or a loved one navigating overwhelming changes, grief, and painful losses? Life transitions—large and small—impact our daily lives and can leave us with sometimes conflicting feelings like anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, inadequacy, and uncertainty that prohibit us from being our true selves and may even create barriers in our relationships. As your counselor, I have experience working with individuals who are grieving the loss of loved ones ranging from miscarriage, child loss, partner, and animal companions, and the challenges accompanying caring for a parent or loved one until their passing.
Are you or a loved one navigating overwhelming changes, grief, and painful losses? Life transitions—large and small—impact our daily lives and can leave us with sometimes conflicting feelings like anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, inadequacy, and uncertainty that prohibit us from being our true selves and may even create barriers in our relationships. As your counselor, I have experience working with individuals who are grieving the loss of loved ones ranging from miscarriage, child loss, partner, and animal companions, and the challenges accompanying caring for a parent or loved one until their passing.
(231) 300-9592 View (231) 300-9592
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Chelsea Fenlon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684
As a LLMSW social worker, I have several years of experience working with a variety of populations. During this time, I have assisted others by helping to overcome barriers and provide support during challenging and adverse times in their lives. I believe in a wholistic approach and the foundation that each person is an expert on their own being. I will strive to meet you where you are and provide an inclusive and safe space for you to share your story. Using your unique life experience as a basis, we will work together to acknowledge your individual strengths and resilience to help support you along your journey.
As a LLMSW social worker, I have several years of experience working with a variety of populations. During this time, I have assisted others by helping to overcome barriers and provide support during challenging and adverse times in their lives. I believe in a wholistic approach and the foundation that each person is an expert on their own being. I will strive to meet you where you are and provide an inclusive and safe space for you to share your story. Using your unique life experience as a basis, we will work together to acknowledge your individual strengths and resilience to help support you along your journey.
(231) 227-4976 x9 View (231) 227-4976 x9
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Douglas Adam Glick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684
A catalyst may be a person or a thing that precipitates a change. When you see the change, you can be the change! As a licensed clinical social worker I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, groups and families in the areas of trauma and resilience, anxiety, depression, as well as grief and loss. As a member of the gay community, a presenter and writer in this field, I have worked with folks that are moving toward being fully integrated in their lives. Matching what we know about our inner selves with our outer selves and celebrating ourselves within our communities, may require some assistance along the way.
A catalyst may be a person or a thing that precipitates a change. When you see the change, you can be the change! As a licensed clinical social worker I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, groups and families in the areas of trauma and resilience, anxiety, depression, as well as grief and loss. As a member of the gay community, a presenter and writer in this field, I have worked with folks that are moving toward being fully integrated in their lives. Matching what we know about our inner selves with our outer selves and celebrating ourselves within our communities, may require some assistance along the way.
(231) 518-9258 View (231) 518-9258
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Kristen VanDerKolk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Waitlist for new clients
I consider counseling a safe space to share struggles that we are facing in this world. Life can be hard, lonely, and overwhelming at times for all ages. Having support for yourself as you navigate through difficult feelings, situations, and decisions is what counseling provides. I believe that we all want to live at our true potential and sometimes that takes a refresh or deep look at how we are currently functioning. Life is a journey meant to be experienced with others.
I consider counseling a safe space to share struggles that we are facing in this world. Life can be hard, lonely, and overwhelming at times for all ages. Having support for yourself as you navigate through difficult feelings, situations, and decisions is what counseling provides. I believe that we all want to live at our true potential and sometimes that takes a refresh or deep look at how we are currently functioning. Life is a journey meant to be experienced with others.
(231) 259-9938 View (231) 259-9938
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Emily Friske
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
I support clients facing a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. My specialization lies in working with young adults, and middle-aged adults, as well as individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, pregnancy, and parenting challenges. I wholeheartedly believe in the transformative power of therapeutic relationships. No one should have to face their challenges alone. My approach is centered on empathy, respect, and collaboration, creating a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
I support clients facing a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. My specialization lies in working with young adults, and middle-aged adults, as well as individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, pregnancy, and parenting challenges. I wholeheartedly believe in the transformative power of therapeutic relationships. No one should have to face their challenges alone. My approach is centered on empathy, respect, and collaboration, creating a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
(231) 262-6595 View (231) 262-6595
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Daniel Herd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684
Therapy should be fun. It should be something you look forward to, not something you push yourself to get through. I want you to leave the counseling session feeling lighter, more energized, and more enthusiastic about your future. My goal is to enthrive; and to help you do the same for yourself. Counseling with me is a series of skill sessions for your brain, to help it develop new methods of looking at the past and relating to the future. Together we can create your new outlook on life. Call or check out Enthrive North to find out more.
Therapy should be fun. It should be something you look forward to, not something you push yourself to get through. I want you to leave the counseling session feeling lighter, more energized, and more enthusiastic about your future. My goal is to enthrive; and to help you do the same for yourself. Counseling with me is a series of skill sessions for your brain, to help it develop new methods of looking at the past and relating to the future. Together we can create your new outlook on life. Call or check out Enthrive North to find out more.
(231) 492-0808 View (231) 492-0808
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Paul E Kaschel
Limited Licensed Psychologist, DPhil, BCPCC, EAGALA
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
If your marriage has too much conflict, too little togetherness, or it just feels like you've gone in different directions, I can help you get back on the track you want to be on. Some times the patterns that are developed in marriage need a little jolt in order to shift onto a better path. Working on these issues with practical tools in the context of your life in Christ gives you resources that are unavailable simply working on these things yourselves. If you are an individual struggling with anxiety or depression or relational problems, I can also help you with a plan and tools to handle life more effectively.
If your marriage has too much conflict, too little togetherness, or it just feels like you've gone in different directions, I can help you get back on the track you want to be on. Some times the patterns that are developed in marriage need a little jolt in order to shift onto a better path. Working on these issues with practical tools in the context of your life in Christ gives you resources that are unavailable simply working on these things yourselves. If you are an individual struggling with anxiety or depression or relational problems, I can also help you with a plan and tools to handle life more effectively.
(231) 225-4390 View (231) 225-4390
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Tanya B LaMont
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
Counseling is a relationship in which I support clients to find stability, joy and meaning in the midst of life's challenges. I am passionate about working with children and their caregivers. Common struggles I work on with clients include coping skills, behavioral issues, behavioral regulation and communication skills. All children are welcome including those who have autism/neurodivergent, trauma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, emotional dysregulation, and other challenges. I provide an understanding space in which to collaborate with caregivers to support their children.
Counseling is a relationship in which I support clients to find stability, joy and meaning in the midst of life's challenges. I am passionate about working with children and their caregivers. Common struggles I work on with clients include coping skills, behavioral issues, behavioral regulation and communication skills. All children are welcome including those who have autism/neurodivergent, trauma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, emotional dysregulation, and other challenges. I provide an understanding space in which to collaborate with caregivers to support their children.
(231) 202-4629 View (231) 202-4629
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Crystal Duncan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Do the overwhelming demands of life have you or your child feeling stressed, anxious or down? You are not alone! We all experience challenges that impact our daily lives. The first step towards making a change is recognizing that help is needed. I know how hard it can be to ask for help. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to navigate through life’s challenges while building positive coping skills. These skills will contribute to a greater sense of well-being. Together we will work on overcoming demanding thoughts and feelings and find a healthy balance through self-discovery.
Do the overwhelming demands of life have you or your child feeling stressed, anxious or down? You are not alone! We all experience challenges that impact our daily lives. The first step towards making a change is recognizing that help is needed. I know how hard it can be to ask for help. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to navigate through life’s challenges while building positive coping skills. These skills will contribute to a greater sense of well-being. Together we will work on overcoming demanding thoughts and feelings and find a healthy balance through self-discovery.
(231) 525-4760 View (231) 525-4760

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