Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Houghton Lake, MI

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Heidi L. Sura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LLMSW
Hello All. I am a former English teacher/tutor turned licensed therapist. I love listening to stories and helping people figure out their strengths, abilities and goals. I specialized in trauma while I was in school and have worked with both children and adults. I have worked with the amazing Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center in Roscommon as well as with Adult Services and the wonderful people at DHHS. My background is well rounded, and while I tend to lean toward the Marvel Universe v. DC, I can talk a mean game of basketball and enjoy Sunday football with the family. I look forward to hearing your stories and needs.
(989) 368-0528
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Houghton Lake, MI 48629
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Christine Cromwell With Partners In Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I provide a person-centered, relaxed approach to target anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and functional impairment associated with trauma , stress, and other psychiatric conditions.
Hi, my name is Chris and I have lived in West Branch for the majority of my life. I graduated from Ogemaw Heights High School in 1989 and earned a Bachelor's of Social Work from Ferris State University in 1995. I eventually moved back to the West Branch community and gained experience working with individuals experiencing trauma , substance use, and severe mental illness. I obtained my Master's degree in Social Work from Michigan State in 2019.
(989) 832-2165
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Balance Mental Health & Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Balance Mental Health & Wellness provides mental health services for children, adolescents and adults. Our brick and mortar business is based out of Houghton Lake, Michigan and we also provide virtual services throughout Michigan.
(989) 200-4826
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Prudenville, MI 48651
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Beverly A Glaza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Now accepting virtual clients! I can see you next week!
(989) 662-9429
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Prudenville, MI 48651
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Brianna Bodary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
Brianna has a passion for advocating for the mental health and welfare of children across the globe, as well in her current home base. Growing up overseas, and studying in the U.S. has given Brianna a global perspective on the diversity of mental health needs all around her. Brianna returned to the U.S. to study International Relations and Child Development to pursue her goal of serving others. After graduation she worked in disadvantaged and impoverished areas of Asia. Brianna then completed her Masters of Social Work degree in Michigan, while she worked with children of abuse, neglect and trauma as an outpatient therapist.
(989) 342-2562
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Alpena, MI 49707
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Dr. Michael Verona
Counselor, PhD, LPC, CAADC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Michigan. I am currently providing in-person and telemental health services to individuals struggling with ongoing mental health issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD , addiction, grief, and more. I work with adolescent and adult populations and utilize both humanistic and cognitive behavioral approaches to counseling which honor an individual’s strengths, build upon existing capabilities, and encourage autonomy.
(989) 632-7850
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Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
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Sierra N Makl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
I frequently collaborate with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and trauma .
Life is tough! No matter what stage of life someone is at, everyone needs support at one time or another. Knowing this, I aim to provide therapy services that are unique and tailored to each individual’s specific needs, diagnoses, and strengths. I utilize strengths-based approaches to help empower and uplift my clients to work towards reaching their goals and dreams while utilizing various therapeutic theories to help provide evidence-based skills and strategies to cope with difficult life and mental health challenges. I often work with a variety of clients including but not limited to: middle and high school students and adults.
(989) 342-3553
Saginaw, MI 48602
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Lynn Hecht Siegel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Would you like to to learn how to better manage depression, anxiety, or a chronic medical condition? Are you experiencing distress related to school, employment, relationships, trauma , sexuality, health, children, family? Reach out today for an encouraging, nonjudgmental experience to assist you in processing your unique life story.
I truly enjoy partnering with adults and older teens to help them identify and achieve goals to improve their mental and physical health, and ultimately, their quality of life. I believe all people are unique, have an important life story, and deserve a counseling experiences that addresses their unique needs. As human beings, we often become trapped in doing, thinking, and feeling the same things over and over, without being aware of it, and wonder why we aren't making any progress in our jobs, relationships, health, and emotional well-being. How can we break out of this cycle?
(616) 952-2013
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Katherine Vance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-II
Verified
Verified
I have experience in play therapy, art therapy, attachment theory and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and life coach practicing in Elk Rapids, MI. I was previously practicing in Bloomfield Hills Mi for 6 years before moving to the Traverse City area in 2019. I have experience as an Infant Mental Health Specialist, Child and Adolescent Therapist and Family Therapist. I received my BA from University of Arkansas in Social Work and Criminal Justice and a MSW from University of Michigan in Therapeutic Practice and Community Organizing. I enjoy working with all individuals to process and explore the concerns that may prohibit them from reaching their potential and living life to its fullest.
(947) 208-6971
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Elk Rapids, MI 49629
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Danyelle Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, CCTP, ADS
Verified
Verified
Hello, I am a licensed clinical therapist specializing in general mental health, substance use disorders, and trauma . I also have strong interests in adult ADHD disorders and adult anger management. I have been practicing in the field for over ten years and treated many different individuals. Please be aware I only treat Mild to Moderate symptoms. Sisu Michigan is not a crisis center and you should seek out emergency services if a crisis or emergency is occurring. A response to messages sent will occur in 1-2 business days. If you do not get a response please resend your email or call leaving a detailed message.
(989) 403-0192
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Linwood, MI 48634
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Debra S McCaleb Maxon
Counselor, LLC, CCTP, MS, MS
Verified
Verified
Ideal clients are ANYONE who struggle with substance use, trauma , anxiety, stress, depression, domestic violence, self-harm, self-esteem, eating disorders, strained relationships, and who have a desire to improve their lives. I have experience and welcome working with clients of all ages, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations (LGBTQ). Through therapy, clients can learn how to identify stressors and develop coping skills to address these issues. Along the way, we’ll set goals to help you achieve the life you desire.
(989) 843-3323
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Saginaw, MI 48603
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Bren Shantz
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have extensive experience working with anxiety, trauma , various sexual and gender identities, depression, grief, pornography, religious trauma , self-harm, and relationship issues.
As a therapist, my role is to provide a confidential and safe environment in which you experience empathy, authenticity, and respect. I provide therapy services primarily for adults, meeting with clients in a one-on-one setting. My typical clients are those who are experiencing a variety of personal concerns, such as healing from traumatic experiences, working through relationship problems or family stress, grappling with negative experiences from a religious community, coming to terms with identity issues or mental health concerns, engaged in adoption or foster care, and much more.
(616) 371-5202
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Rebecca Roth
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating adults experiencing a variety of problems including, but not limited to, insomnia, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, difficulty coping with medical illness, life transition, PTSD , and stress management.
Deciding to enter therapy can be intimidating but it shouldn't be. Whether you are experiencing a new challenge or a long-standing problem, therapy is a wonderful opportunity for self-healing and growth. Often people enter therapy because they notice something feels "off" but are having a hard time identifying the problem; others come in knowing the problem but are struggling with how to address it. I will help you clarify the problem and together we will work together to identify goals and create a plan to help you reach those goals.
(231) 487-6234
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Petoskey, MI 49770
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Lindsay Dalman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have specific experience working with the foster care and adoptive population, teen moms, and those experiencing trauma and attachment issues.
Are you overwhelmed, stressed, or feeling like life is constantly throwing you challenges? Maybe you’re looking for support to help process emotions and life changes. Are you a parent or caretaker who always puts others ahead of yourself? My approach to counseling is humanistic and client-centered. I believe that building trust and a professional working relationship is crucial in creating positive change. In our sessions I will use an integrative and strengths based approach to our work together. A combination of mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and other techniques will be used to help you achieve your counseling goals.
(616) 739-6401
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Heidi Weipert
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, ACTP, DCMHS-T
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have earned two certifications trauma treatment: Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner (ACTP) and Diplomate Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Trauma (DCMHS-T).
Come as you! Let's work together to better understand and address challenges in your life. Working through personal difficulties with a trusted counselor can help improve personal regulations skills which allows for being more present with others and living with intention. You are welcome here!
(231) 683-2101
Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Susan Markey Whitener
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have over 25 years working with adults, families, adolescents and children facing challenges such as trauma sexual identity, post traumatic stress, and family/relationship issues.
My goal is to provide a supportive environment to help people work through life's challenges. I offer a healing cognitive based therapeutic approach that is tailored to the individual or the family. We will focus on helping you learn more about yourself, to identify coping strategies, and when appropriate, we will set goals that will lead to real life changes. Each session will center around your concerns - my intent is to help you process your own experiences and ultimately, develop your strengths.
(231) 928-5409
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Indian River, MI 49749
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Sasha Brattain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Having 3 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and families in inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, I have hands-on experience working with mood disorders, depression/anxiety, trauma , self-injury, family discord, adjustment stress, and crisis intervention.
Congratulations on your decision to begin outpatient therapy. Every person has a unique journey that has made them who they are today. The path to healing can be overwhelming, however, the process is life-changing. My goal as a therapist is to support individuals, families, and couples as they navigate the intricate complexities of their lives in an effort to improve life satisfaction and self-efficacy.
(616) 208-5318
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Patrice M. Wolinski Monday -Thursday 8 Am - 3 Pm
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Special Interests: general issues of everyday living, marriage and family issues, relationship issues, trauma , anxiety, depression, grief, and the loneliness epidemic.
My goal is to help people define their goals, issues, and roadblocks, while empowering them to take charge of their lives and their futures. I utilize scientifically research-based theories and tools in counseling with an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and EMDR Therapy; with the primary focus on overcoming distorted core beliefs, developing skills and healthy thought patterns that will help people in their interpersonal relationships in an effort to thrive in a life that is rich in love and belonging.
(989) 264-1035
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Bridgeport, MI 48722
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Counseling Across The Lifespan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RPT
Verified
Verified
A significant portion of my work is with families who have adopted children or children who've experienced trauma , loss, neglect or abuse during their development.
My goal is to provide an atmosphere of caring, safety, and trust for people to explore the changes they wish to see in their own lives and relationships. I work with individuals and families struggling with difficult issues such as relationship problems, depression, grief, anxiety, and issues related to trauma . I believe that many times what people bring to therapy naturally overflows from past hurts and experiences. I love working with people to explore and work to heal core issues. I work to see the whole person: emotional, relational, spiritual, and physical.
(231) 916-9120
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Bellaire, MI 49615
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Amy Lemke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have been providing outpatient treatment to children, adults, and families in the Tri-Cities and Thumb area of Michigan for nearly 15 years. I have experience in treating both mental health and substance abuse issues as well as co-occurring disorders. I have experience in treating depressive and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, specific phobias, and PTSD , and relationship issues. I also have extensive training in treating perinatal mood disorders, including post-partum depression. and working with domestic abuse survivors.
(989) 945-0095
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Saginaw, MI 48609
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Trauma and PTSD Therapists

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.