Family Therapy in Kalamazoo, MI

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Esther Garcia Thriving Mariposa Online Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Next, I encourage you to Invest in yourself, your family , and your future today, get in contact with me so I can get started on helping you feel more connected to your meaning and purpose and by nature enhancing the relationships that you value the most, let's get started!.
Are you feeling stuck in your current situation? Are you Always putting others’ needs before your own and wish someone would step up to help you? Do you find yourself questioning if you’re good enough? Have you gotten the message that you are unable to make your own decisions, or that you can't trust yourself? Have you experienced an unexpected life change but somehow feel broken and unsure/unable/unwilling to move forward? Do you find yourself feeling burnt out and at the same time feeling like you are constantly having to prove yourself? If this is you trust me, You're NOT Alone and there is help to get you feeling like you again!
(269) 215-4635
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Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Stephanie Bourne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
We are exhausted from wrestling with issues around relationships, work, family , self-identity and performance.
I believe that each person is the expert of their own experience. My role is not to tell you how to lead your life, but to listen and understand changes you want for yourself. Most of us have a difficult time being observers of our own thoughts and emotions, and my goal is to guide you. We do have good evidence that people begin to feel better when they feel heard. Together, we will create a collaborative, you-centered therapeutic relationship that supports the development of your personal insights with practical coping skills that help you live more fully in ways that are important to you.
(269) 525-4336
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Amy Zauel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
It would be hard to argue that our lives haven't been a lot more complicated over the last few years. Whether you are a child or teen dealing with peer pressure or the stressors at school, a stay at home parent trying to manage everyones busy schedules, a working professional balancing family life and the stress a job can bring, a single or divorced parent struggling to get through each day, a young adult looking for direction in life, or part of a family trying to raise your kids in this increasingly complex world, I have extensive experience in all of these areas. I am committed to helping you work through these challenges.
(269) 386-6087
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Alison Parsons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Do you feel like you don't fit in or that you are living as a fraud? Are you vacillating between burying your head in the sand and obsessing about what's going on around you? Are you impatient with family and co-workers? Do you struggle with worry or have difficulty focusing? Using a cutting edge understanding of the Mind, I will help you uncover your resilience to address these issues. I work with adults and older adolescents.
(808) 740-0066
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Nile H Khabeiry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that people do have the ability to change but often need a little help to reach their goals. I have been successful working with clients who are struggling with addictions, interactions with the legal system, family issues, as well as childhood trauma. I have a common sense, reality based approach that is easy for clients to relate to and am flexible by using several therapeutic theories to help my clients achieve their goals.
(269) 580-8199
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Julie Sorenson
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMFT, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I believe that counseling helps you to discover who you are, and who you want to become. As a counselor, I will assist you, your family , your children to explore through life challenges. I will help you find which self-care techniques work best for you as an individual. Together we will discover what your success looks like and how to find the path that feels comfortable for you to get there. I have worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings for more than 10 years using various treatment models that promote individual strengths. I have worked with children, adolescents, and families in different stages of life.
(269) 448-1364
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Melinda Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLP, LPC
Verified
Verified
I also enjoy working with difficult family situations and helping families heal from tough times.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years and I have worked in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, community mental health, employee assistance, and now private practice. What I love most about what I do is learning and understanding my clients' individual histories and current life situations. Therapy is not a "one size fits all" treatment plan, everyone's story is unique and their story has to be heard. My clients and I work as a team to figure out what the goals of therapy are and to try to reach those goals as best as we can. My job is to guide, not lead, a client on their journey.
(269) 237-1995
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Curt G Bitman
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults (14 and upward) who are struggling with family problems, marital issues, relationships, anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues.
My goal is for you to see the restoration of hope. It is my firm belief that your answers and truths are all within you. It is my desire to make sure that you discover those answers with clarity. Unleashing you potential is vital. Helping to open-up avenues of self-discovery and giving you resources to face life challenges is key. I would want to make sure that you navigate your challenges with a keen sense of focus and determination. Providing you with a sense of safety in getting you there without shame or guilt can be accomplished.
(269) 281-5272
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Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Nequanja Harris
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
These approaches include, but are not limited to person centered therapy and family systems approach.
People can experience a wide range of emotions. There is no wrong or right way to feel. My goal is to provide insight and practical feedback to help you address long-standing issues and current life challenges. Equipping clients with the individualized tools necessary to employ specific problem solving and coping skills. I provide counseling services to individuals both in person and via telehealth. I serve clients of all sexual orientations, racial, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.
(269) 579-6303
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Jill P Chestang
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I enjoy and have a strong background in working with such issues as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family and relationship issues, parenting, life transitions, stress, grief and loss, and coping with injuries following a motor vehicle accident to name a few.
Transformation from depression, anxiety, personal problems, grief, life transitions and other issues can be challenging. It is important to have the right support and a strong, positive relationship with your counselor. I work to provide an environment that is both safe and non-judgmental. I will help you identify the things you want to be different in your life and develop skills and a plan for reaching your desired goals.
(269) 626-2547
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Not accepting new clients
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Suzanne Meinke
Counselor, LPC, LMFT, CAADC, NCC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Additional specialties include Anxiety, teens, issues specific to First Responders/LEOs/Firefighters/Military Personnel and their family members.
Finding the right person to talk to and connect with can be stressful, but it should be easy. My goal is to help you reach your goals in a comfortable, warm, and supportive environment; free from judgment and personal agendas. I'm a very real person, and encourage you to be your authentic self, F bombs and all! It's important for us to have a collaborative relationship where you feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, and opinions and make the changes that will improve your life. I am passionate about what I do, and look forward to helping you to free yourself from personal conflicts and issues that are weighing you down.
(269) 503-8883
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Not accepting new clients
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Shannon Renee Birkhold
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLP, LPC
Verified
Verified
I provide individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, shame, PTSD, abuse, and addictions.
Life's challenges can become overwhelming and we can feel anxious, hopeless, depressed, and simply stuck.
(855) 749-1863
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Scott Phillip Baron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I strive to help those experiencing life's transitions, whether they be changes in career, relationships, personal identity, family , and/or other turning points. People encounter challenges and changes that can be disruptive and challenging. I also work with the very perceptive and their particular challenges. Additionally, my background connects me with medical/care-givers. Through understanding, and the integration of various approaches, primarily relational psychoanalytic, together we can navigate forward through those challenges. I serve a variety of clientele of various cultural, ethnic, gender, and other identities.
(269) 503-8983
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Brandan Mitchell
Master Social Work, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With a strong commitment to family , I live my professional and personal life with the goal of helping you build a long-term support system through positive communication, cooperation and positive mindset.
Life experiences can impact us in surprising, often difficult and even traumatic ways leaving us feeling out of touch with ourselves and those around us. With over sixteen (16) years of experience working alongside individuals and families in a variety of clinical settings, my clinical approach begins with meeting you where you are at, without judgement or preconceived notions, to help create a safe, warm and welcoming environment for change. Combining my experience as a clinical social worker and as a parent, my aim is to provide resources and tools that can be used to breakdown the barriers that may exist in your life.
(269) 241-8513
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Hayley LeMieux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have prior work experience in private practice and family preservation.
Accepting new clients! I am a LLMSW therapist and my primary specialists include anxiety, depression, trauma, and and grief. We all heal in different ways, and I value the importance of meeting a client where they are at in their healing journey, remaining patient every step of the way. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to heal in a safe space, alongside someone who can guide and teach them along the way. I am committed to ensuring my clients feel that their voices have been heard while guiding them towards recognizing their full potentials.
(269) 237-0165
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Laura Hinkley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As a marriage and family therapist , I have training in family systems theory which guides my work will all clients.
I believe in the power of therapy to be a catalyst for growth, to gain new perspectives for tackling challenges, and to improve dynamics between individuals and within families. However, it all starts with relationship. I am committed to creating an inviting, safe space for my clients. My sixteen years as a progressive educator provide the roots of my growth-oriented approach and are the foundation on which I work to collaborate with clients when learning new skills, new perspectives or processing painful life events.
(269) 743-5090
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Not accepting new clients
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Maribel Xiomara Diaz Munoz LaForge - Bilingual
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Verified
BILINGUAL - My cultural background has been a major inspiration in my efforts to guide and empower ethnically diverse people through effective counseling by offering services in both English and Spanish. My comprehensive approach to mental health seeks to deliver holistic, individualized guidance based on the needs of my clients through the implementation of various therapies best suited for their lifestyles: group, individual, interpersonal, family therapy , and more.
(269) 241-3653
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Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Allyn Witchell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Immediate openings for new clients. Are you looking for couples counseling, family therapy , or help for yourself to improve your relationships? Couples counseling can be a great avenue to improve and grow in a relationship; even before serious issues arise. Every family has challenges; through the therapeutic process, families can learn new techniques and skills to better support their loved ones.
(269) 215-2819
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Teresa Visoso-Rangel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide services in English and Spanish. If you are currently struggling with a circumstance in your own life that is draining your energy and ability to feel hopeful, call me. Whether you want to improve your personal life, create more trust and intimacy with your partner or improve your relationships to feel happier, I can help you. I support individuals, couples and families reconnect and heal. Some of the issues you might want to work on might be depression either related to pregnancy or to other factors, anxiety, adjustment to change, family conflict, divorce and infidelity among others.
(248) 579-0703
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Lesa Brenner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy is hard, but it doesn't have to be terrible. My job is to make you feel confident with your decision to reach out for help while guiding you through your own personal growth and healing. Healing from trauma will be the hardest and most worthwhile decision of your life, and you do not have to go through it alone. I offer individual and family therapy for adolescents and adults in a LGBTQ+ open and affirming practice. Please reach out if you would like to connect about the therapy process.
(269) 248-7774
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.