Trauma Focused Therapists in Houghton Lake, MI

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Blue Skies Counseling Network
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC
At Blue Skies Counseling Network our focus is to improve one's quality of life by working together to form client centered goals that promote positive, meaningful change and well being. I believe in a holistic & eclectic approach that is tailored to meet the consumer's needs, respecting client autonomy and cultural values. I have experience working with survivors of domestic violence, substance abuse, relationships concerns, anger management, and court referrals with adult and juvenile populations, including SOS Driver's License evaluations. Office hours 9am to 5pm and also available on Saturday by appointment only.
(989) 481-0255
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Houghton Lake, MI 48629
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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
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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Danielle Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Danielle graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Spring Arbor University, in 2016. She has gained clinical experience working with all populations but is most passionate about working with children and families to help develop healthy attachments, encourage positive emotion regulation and peaceful parenting. Danielle is passionate about helping children develop positive coping skills, helping families heal generational traumas and working together with them to encourage whole body wellness in conjunction with their mental health.
(989) 200-4826
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Prudenville, MI 48651
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Alyssa Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! My name is Alyssa Smith and I know that starting therapy can be an intimidating process, but I aim to provide my clients with a comfortable, non-judgmental space to be themselves and process the conflicts going on in their lives. I view therapy as a partnership, one where I can support you to make your own decisions, set your own goals, and be actively engaged in your own treatment process and healing. My goal is to assist clients in coping and processing with all of life’s difficulties, and ultimately live a life full of confidence and fulfillment.
(616) 537-6913
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Kimberly B Lavender
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BBS, LMSW-C, QIDP, TF-CBT, FPE
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
If I am not accepting new clients, as a free courtesy, I will offer help in finding someone that is a good fit for you. I believe in supporting and guiding clients to find their own answers, using a holistic, supportive, and integrated approach that encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. Through personal growth and development, we can learn to change our destiny and replenish our positive energy. It is finding our own inner strengths; the power to find our own answers and to rid ourselves of negative self-talk so that we can be at peace with the decisions we make, without unwelcome influence and/or advice.
(616) 577-1148
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Greenville, MI 48838
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Amanda Syverson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have obtained training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and am recognized as a Nationally Certified TFCBT therapist.
Therapy can be a great opportunity to add support for yourself and provide tools that you may not have had access to before. Making the decision to start therapy, either for yourself or for your child, can feel overwhelming. Therapy and therapists are not a one size fits all, so it's important to find the fit that is right for you and/or your family. I believe healing and change can occur, but taking a risk is required to do so. If you or your child are struggling with processing trauma history, grief/loss, parenting issues, stress management, adjustment issues, mood disorders, depression, and anxiety, you don't have to do it alone.
(616) 226-9567
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Brenda Webb
Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Verified
I help children and adults deal with anxiety and depression. Coping with trauma can be a difficult challenge, and I work side-by-side with clients needing support and guidance as they work through that and other stressful events in their lives.
(989) 200-4163
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Beaverton, MI 48612
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Great Lakes Psychology Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
In my 16 years of experience I have been trained in Infant Mental Health, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and extensivly trained in Parenting Skills.
Working with childrens and teens with grief/loss, life changes, school issues, anxiety, depression, anger and/or trauma is my passion. In addition to that, I also enjoy working with parents who are searching for support for behavioral issues.
(231) 261-1322
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Ludington, MI 49431
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Jessica R. Stefanski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome. I am so happy you are here. As humans we are extremely resilient and adaptive to our surroundings. At times, this can be a gift and it can also lead us on a path that is no longer serving us. Therapy has the potential to change the quality of our lives, as well as for those around us, for generations to come. I specialize in guiding people back to themselves, while setting the conditions for healing to take place. Given the right conditions our bodies and minds can heal. You already carry everything you need from within. My approach is rooted in authenticity, compassion, and client empowerment.
(231) 227-4309
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Petoskey, MI 49770
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Linda Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy counseling children, adolescents & adults in addressing their cognitive, behavioral & emotional challenges. I support my clients through individualized therapeutic approaches to help them understand & express their emotions in developmentally appropriate & healthy ways. I provide therapy for children, adolescents & their families experiencing challenges such as divorce, adoption, anxiety, depression, bullying, self-esteem, medical procedures, domestic violence, abuse & neglect, grief & loss, self-harm, trauma and PTSD. I also offer counseling for military families and understand the unique stress they face. I utilize a strengths-based approach to counsel children, teens & adults to help them gain confidence in their abilities to face challenges head on.
(231) 790-2549 x702
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Great Lakes Psychology Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and will be providing accelerated resolution therapy.
Hi! My ideal client is someone who is struggling with anxiety/depression or both. Trauma is also one of my specialties. My client wants to get to a place where he or she can be comfortable with themself and recognizes they are not living their best life. They are ready to delve into their past & present and are ready to divulge that which is preventing or getting in the way of experiencing life to the fullest. Be ready to reacquaint yourself with yourself, let go of crippling fear and gain self confidence that has been lost. I am ready to help you. Are you ready to help yourself?
(231) 487-6114
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Traverse City, MI 49686
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Chris Postema
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Everyone experiences life struggles. I believe clients come to therapy already equipped with the tools and skills to make change and therapy is a tool to help accomplish that goal. I specialize in helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, and other needs. I have worked with adults, children, adolescents, and families for 15 years, and take great joy in seeing change happen in the lives of others. I believe in a client-centered approach, which means you are the expert of your own life, and I am a facilitator in helping you accomplish your own goals.
(616) 438-0643
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Sara Bruewer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Prior to working at Gratiot Psychological Services, I worked for several years at St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children's Home in Lansing, MI as a residential therapist providing individual, group, and family therapy. I have been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model to help further address incidents of trauma in children and adolescents. Outside the office I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also like to spend time reading, watching movies, painting or drawing, and being outside.
(989) 796-4555
Alma, MI 48801
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Waitlist for new clients
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Kim Scherencel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer specialized services such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) which allows a person to explore and process through traumatic experiences.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have worked in the field as a therapist with children, adolescents, adults, and families since 2011 both in home-based and outpatient settings. I have a diverse experience using a variety of evidenced based treatments including psycho- dynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. My areas of practice include, but are not limited to: working with youth, young adults and families with the clinical focus of trauma related disorders, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and adjustment difficulties.
(616) 205-9744
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Amanda Carfagnini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
In practice, I utilize cognitive behavioral approaches, solution-focused, trauma focused CBT, and mindfulness.
Reaching out for help takes courage. It means that you are able to admit that you do not have all the answers and have the strength to acknowledge that you may be struggling. Experiencing personal conflicts can make you feel unsteady, anxious, and unsure about how to move forward. It is during these times, I believe that showing up authentically is the first step in moving forward. I believe that leaning into vulnerability and tuning into yourself is key to a transformative journey. Therapy is a safe place to remember who you are and discover the inherent power you hold to create a life that you will simply enjoy living.
(616) 577-8806
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Rob Conrad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Rob Conrad, LMSW Licensed Master of Social Work, earned his Master’s of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Rob has experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. He spent 4 years working with individuals who experienced complex trauma and is certified in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He believes in meeting his clients where they are at and in the collaborative nature of therapy. Rob uses evidenced based practices to help his clients identify and achieve their goals.
(616) 374-2063
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Michelle Louise Morse
Psychologist, PhD, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with various types of trauma. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I also see individuals with body image issues, depression, stress, grief and loss, divorce adjustment, relationship, parenting issues, women's issues, and behavior management. I start with a person centered approach which includes genuiness, empathy and unconditional positive regard. Once we develop a strong therapeutic relationship other techniques will be added as necessary.
(231) 597-4028
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Cadillac, MI 49601
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Kathy M Lantzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RPT
Verified
Verified
So as to ensure my clients always have access to state-of-the-art treatment plans that match their unique needs, I have earned several advanced certifications, such as (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing and (TF-CBT) Trauma Focused - CBT.
As a highly skilled outpatient therapist, it is my mission to improve life quality for all of my clients by leveraging my dedication with over 20 years of experience. I concentrate on understanding the needs of each client, engaging in a trusting professional relationship, administering advanced therapy techniques, and empowering each individual to reach his/her wellness goals. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, grief, medical issues, PTSD, anxiety, life stressors, depression, family conflicts, and more. My client focus during COVID-19 is teenagers, adults, and families. Some children are adaptable to Telemedicine.
(231) 861-1209
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Lindsay James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is full of peaks and valleys, and sometimes we all need a little support or guidance. I am passionate about supporting kids, young adults, women, and parents in periods of struggle or transition. I have training and lived experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, pain, child and family issues, and perinatal mood disorders. I have worked with child sexual abuse survivors, people involved in the justice system, those working through suicidal ideation and self-harm, and parents trying to support their children. I can relate to people from all different walks of life, cultures, religious backgrounds, and sexual orientations.
(616) 512-1422
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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