Choosing a therapist is a very personal decision. To me, therapy becomes a place where two people come together to embark on a journey of personal discovery and growth. I believe healing and transformation occur in the context of a shared therapeutic experience - of a "you and me" - through your experiences and my expertise, we will chart new pathways to fulfilled living and relating. From finding relief and feeling better to gaining insight and developing oneself, you will not be alone. It takes courage to reach out; I am here to help you make that connection.
Please email all contacts. Life is a journey of ups and downs. The only thing we can be certain of is that change is inevitable. Developing a therapeutic relationship with the right clinician is an important part of productive therapy and I am here to walk beside you whatever your concerns may be. I enjoy meeting clients' needs by starting therapy where they are comfortable. Using clients' strengths I work to support, educate and empower you to utilize your own knowledge and life skills and provide new information from evidenced based treatment methods to address your concerns.
We go to doctors for check-ups, but we sometimes leave our mental health for last on our list:) I believe therapy should be fun and enlightening, highlighting what strengths you already possess to help you with life's barriers. Combined with my education, humor and understanding of human behavior, your goals can be met in a brief, focused amount of time.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC, CPCS, CAMS
It is my belief that quality of life is promoted by breaking through barriers that prevent wholistic growth of the the individual and/or family unit. Thus, it has been my professional goal to empower individuals, families and communities over the last 20 years from my clinical and educational experiences. My clinical expertise covers the following: Impulse Control Problems, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Addictions, Mood Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, Learning Disorders, Domestic Violence, Sexual Victimization, Crisis Intervention, Conflict Resolution, Bully Prevention, Anger Management, Family Preservation/Reintegration, Parenting, Stress Management and Assessment/Diagnostics.
Our desire at the Restoration Center is to meet you where you are. We have a diverse group of therapists ready to be with you on your journey. Please visit our website where you will find our providers along with their specialities.
As a mature woman who has grown from life's trials and challenges, I believe in the inherent resiliency and strength we all possess. While focused on client desired outcomes, I team with individuals to identity strengths which facilitate autonomy, improved coping strategies and empowerment. Together, we would seek to eliminating barriers ranging from multicultural issues, situational hardships and personal crisis. Utilizing my training in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Faith Based Counseling and Crisis Intervention, my aim is to assist individuals in identifying and overcoming obstacles to realize optimal living.
Haili Gabris is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of professional experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, health anxiety, selective mutism, and phobias. She has also worked with depression and trauma, which often presents themselves with other disorders. Haili graduated from Western Michigan University, earning her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, HHP, ACS
Our highly trained and compassionate therapists are here to help as am I. Whether you are experiencing crisis from COVID 19 or stress from everyday events, we are here. Life can quickly take a turn leaving us in shock, feeling like our future is uncertain and out of control. Seeking help processing is the first step to healing. Whether personally struggling with a diagnosis or the family member of someone who is, I am here. Are you dealing with a pending loss or a recent death? Regardless of the situation, loss is debilitating to those close to the situation. Know that you are not judged as you walk through this process.
Therapy is a unique experience between the counselor and the client, unlocking the client's potential to be a more genuine version of themselves. People often seek out counseling services in order to gain new perspectives about a recent or past experience, to understand better where they have been, where they are standing, and where it is they want to go. No one has to ever do anything alone, there is always support; counseling offers that support through being heard, as well as exploring and practicing tools to cope with stress that is a part of life.
Life is a roller coaster! Throw in CoVid and life is very stressful. I am here to help you get through this thing called How do we hang on in the tough times when we feel tired and overwhelmed? I learned how to manage anxiety, depression, panic attacks, childhood sexual abuse, trauma, and grief. I consider it a privilege to walk alongside others who are looking to deal with similar issues. I models like CBT, DBT, solution-focused and trauma-informed therapy. I also love to incorporate humor and laughter into our time together. Let's talk and see if I can help.
For many of us who have felt different, including those in the LGBTQIA+, we live with the collective trauma of existing in a system that isn’t built for us to thrive as our authentic selves. My hope is that through our collaboration we will be able to explore and identify the experiences and traumas that have led you to seek therapy services, understand how these problem areas don’t impact what is the most obvious, but also understand that sometimes these problems go much deeper, and lastly work through the things we discover to help you push through the discomfort to empower you to live authentically.
I believe counseling can bring you a greater understanding and acceptance of yourself. Counseling provides you with an opportunity for self-growth and development. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment in which you can explore the issues that are holding you back from being your best self. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and families, dealing with a wide range of issues such as, anger management, self-esteem issues, relational problems, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
My goal is to create a comfortable and safe environment where you can creatively express yourself! I focus on the whole person and use a mix of techniques including mindfulness and creative expression to address a variety of issues. We will work together to set goals and create steps to achieve those goals. Adults that I sit with typically struggle with life transitions, daily stress, trauma, parenting difficulties, depression and/or anxiety related issues. In my work with children, I incorporate caregivers and/or families into sessions regularly because I believe that caregivers play a critical role in a child's development.
On our journey through life we sometimes face challenges that lead us to seek out additional support. Life is messy and I am here to help you be intentional with your approach to treatment and pull on your strengths to get through the challenges you are facing. I work to create a safe, non-judgemental, and caring environment for you to process your struggles. Together we will work to find strategies and coping skills to decrease distress and work towards healing.
Life is full of challenges, which at times, may seem overwhelming. I applaud your courage as you take the first step towards personal growth and empowerment by reaching out for help. You are the expert of your life, and my goal is to meet you where you are at. Together, we can find which road works best for you and I will walk beside you on your journey of self-discovery. It is my belief that everyone has tremendous potential and that we all have something unique to give to ourselves, our loved ones and the world as a whole.
On our journey through life we sometimes face challenges that lead us to seek out additional support. Life is messy and we are here to help you be intentional with your approach to treatment and pull on your strengths to get through the challenges you are facing. Together with our therapists here at Intentional Journey Counseling we will work with you to discover your strengths and build skills to help you on your journey through healing.
Are you grieving? Or facing cancer, other health issues, or life after treatment? Or are you tired of feeling anxious, frustrated, overwhelmed, or stressed? Maybe you're dealing with adult child or elderly parent issues, or having relationship problems. Or maybe you long to make changes in your life but feel stuck, unable to move forward. I have training and almost 20 years of experience helping people with these and other issues. I'd like to help you find what you need to experience yourself and your life in a way that feels more centered, confident, and satisfying.
My background encompasses working with at-risk youth K-12, college and graduate students, families and older adults. My goal is to teach people life skills that will give them purpose, hope and vision of transformation, personal growth and positive mental attitude.
Hello! My name is Annalyse, and I am a clinical social worker practicing at Rinehart Institute. I believe that therapy is a healing space to explore your thoughts, emotions, hopes, fears, and goals. I recognize that going to therapy can be a vulnerable experience, and so I strive to make sessions feel safe and caring. I specialize in working with adults, teens, and children, as well as with couples and families.
It is safe to say, life doesn’t always go according to plan. And at times seeking help and support is the most courageous step you can take. YOU are the narrator of your story, and it is my hope to guide you to be the best possible version of yourself. Over the past 11 years I have worked with clients dealing with chronic illness, situational stress, anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem & depression through an eclectic approach using CBT, systems theory, motivational interviewing and DBT.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Milwood, Kalamazoo 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 Milwood, Kalamazoo 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 Milwood, Kalamazoo, or Child Psychologists in Milwood, Kalamazoo.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Milwood, Kalamazoo 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 Milwood, Kalamazoo 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.