Family Therapy in Kalamazoo, MI

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Kristin Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
I take a person-in-environment perspective and use a theoretical framework grounded in structural family systems, lifespan development, attachment theory and internal family systems.
I have been providing therapy to children, families and individuals for twenty-five years. I currently work with adults and adolescents struggling with issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and recovery, co-occurring disorders, parenting/ family support and adjustment to life transitions.
(269) 580-8159
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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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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Andy Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with individuals/couples on relationships and personal growth. Many of my clients are adults facing challenges in romantic or family relationships. This may include conflict, sexual issues/addiction or infidelity. I also specialize in working with adults/young adults on issues such as: identifying life purpose, career choices, stress/burnout, loneliness, depression and anxiety. The goal for all my clients is to find freedom, peace, balance and connection. By the time we've completed therapy, clients often tell me that they have found a deeper understanding of themselves and peace in their relationships.
(269) 351-7019
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Alison Beach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Masters in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling.
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.
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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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Sherri Lynn Swinehart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMSW, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with older teens (14+) and adults through individual, family and couples.
Everyone struggles from time to time. Whatever has come your way - depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, emotional conflict or crisis - searching for relief is a courageous first step and a sign of great strength, not weakness. By helping people feel comfortable talking about the struggles in their lives, they can figure out ways to make things better. However, this is not easy, especially when you're overwhelmed. By providing real solutions to your struggles, I strive to help you mobilize your strengths and cope effectively with the life challenges you are facing.
(269) 225-6532
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Cindy Scovel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In my practice I draw from mindfulness-based, transpersonal, existential, and family systems therapies.
With mindfulness- and compassion-based therapy, I support clients through grief & loss, relationship issues, healing from trauma, and searching for meaning & purpose. So many of the issues that bring people to therapy are natural responses to the challenges we face as human beings. Through the process of therapy, we bring curiosity and compassion to our inner experience; and in the safety of a non-judgmental space, we explore options for understanding and growth.
(269) 215-5522
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Alyse Lange
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IBCLC
Verified
Verified
I offer an eclectic treatment style incorporating methods informed by principals of EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Gottman therapeutic methods.
I am passionate about empowering and supporting individuals and couples as they grow and change. I recognize my clients as experts on their own lives, and assist them as they learn to identify and leverage their strengths to move toward a healthier place. I have experience assisting with: anxiety, depression, issues that arise throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period, infertility & loss, parenting challenges, relationship conflict, navigating life changes, grief, attachment, non-binary, and transgender individuals. I have completed training in treating perinatal mood & anxiety disorders from Postpartum Support International.
(269) 247-4548
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Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Nicole Roche Triplett
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP, LPC
I received Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University, with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy . I work with adults and families and have experience working in a psychiatric setting alongside of medical and psychiatric doctors. I have completed evidence based training in Motivational Interviewing as well as DBT for substance abuse. You are what you think, your mind will return to you exactly what you think. What is it that you want? Substance abuse & Anger management assessments.
(269) 405-4567
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Kaley Ford
Counselor, LLPC, LLMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I am a Limited Licensed Counselor, and a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist . I have over 5 years of experience working with individuals from various backgrounds. My specialty has been working with youth and their families who are dealing with various mental health challenges as well as homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, and other traumas. I am open to working with clients of all ages, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations.
(269) 372-4140
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Valerie McNamara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
We live in a world that is changing every day often creating stress, anxiety, hopelessness, and grief. My role is to walk alongside to provide support and perspective. Each individual is unique and an expert in their own journey. I encourage my clients to pursue their own authentic self while working to debunk societal norms that may be holding others back. I take a trauma informed/holistic approach. I enjoy working with those who are 13+ (adults) to navigate relationship issues, depression, disordered eating; supporting friends and family members associated to persons with substance abuse issues.
(906) 323-8713
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Reagan Hurley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience helping reduce symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, family conflict, setting boundaries, relationship issues, women's issues, and other non-listed mental health concerns.
Welcome! I would be honored to walk beside you in your healing journey. My years in the education and mental health fields have given me experience with varieties of age groups, diverse populations, and situations. I specialize in supporting children, teens, and young adults through behavioral concerns, neurodevelopmental diversities, or other mental health concerns. My approach is trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, strength-based, and person-centered. My goal is to provide you with a safe, trusting environment, to address and explore your issues as we move through the therapy process.
(269) 248-7083 x3
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Stephen Francis Weaver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, teens, and adults impacted by complex trauma: chronic, early exposure to sexual abuse, domestic violence, and/or neglect within the caregiving setting. I also support parents in understanding their children's needs and addressing maladaptive family patterns. I’m well-versed in CPS and Foster Care system and practices. I’m passionate about empowering individuals in recovery, addressing trauma linked to addiction, and building a strong network of support. I’m a practitioner of TBRI, which utilizes a trauma-informed lens to address parenting practices that can heal relational trauma.
(269) 234-1672
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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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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Logan Saidla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
For the past five years my focus has been on delivering evidenced-based family therapy to families within our communities. Within this time frame, I have worked with families and individuals to alleviate the various stressors that plague our lives on a daily basis. My focus revolves around empowering those I work with using a strength-based focus and addressing the individuals or families most pressing issues using a collaborative approach.
(269) 216-7465
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Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Cricket L Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA
Verified
Verified
I specialize in EMDR, Couples Therapy and Family Therapy .
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 my direct approach, your goals can be met in a brief, focused amount of time.
(269) 222-7453
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Jessica A Kerby
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with individuals of all different backgrounds, but with a particular interest in women's issues, addictions, and family conflict. As your psychologist, I will seek to understand the challenges that you face and I will join you in developing and implementing a plan for personal growth.
(269) 205-6339
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Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Curtis S Pierce
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with children of all ages, adolescents, and family members.
The most important choice you will ever make is not the one you made yesterday, but the one you make today. Tomorrow is in the future, today is now, choose today. The time is now. I empower people to achieve personal, professional, and spiritual growth in their lives. I am committed to helping others change their lives by exploring personal strengths.
(269) 247-4943
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Gail Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
My approach is eclectic, drawing from Relational therapy, Internal Family Systems and other models which take into account the body, mind and spirit.
I work to support people through depression and anxiety, difficult relationships, trauma and loss, PTSD, sexual orientation concerns, grief, and other challenging life transitions. Together we explore ways to shape a life rich with purpose and meaning. While I believe each of us carries the wisdom to create authentic and lasting change in our own lives, often access to this intuitive knowing is blocked or damaged. My goal to help you cultivate, restore, and strengthen the connection to your own inner knowing.
(269) 397-2782
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Kathy Piecuch
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC, MITS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Brainspotting consultant and therapist specializing in addiction and recovery along with other mental health issues including depression, anxiety and trauma, I utilize Brainspotting to help clients find the healing necessary for peace and freedom. I offer a genuine and caring environment that allows you the safe space needed to explore your issues or concerns. I believe recovery is a journey and would be able to walk with you as you discover your new path. I am also available to help family members of loved ones who are struggling by offering strategies to help cope with the challenges and changes ahead.
(269) 795-6253
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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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.