If you are searching for a therapist today and have an issue with relationships, parenting, addiction or workplace issues, you may be interested in working with me. I am an artist and an attachment therapist who works relationally to help you determine what will be necessary and helpful for your future.
I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Aaron Beck, M.D. in 1983. I am a Founding Fellow of the Academy for Cognitive Therapy. My primary interest and expertise is in helping people identify and break free from the negative life patterns that underlie long-standing depression, anxiety, and painful relationships. My style is systematic, focused, collaborative and flexible. I see my first task as creating a safe and stable foundation from which clients can begin to meet their core emotional needs and grow.
Maria A. Bosnak, Licensed Social Worker (LMSW), holds a Master's degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University, with an Interpersonal Practice scope. Maria has experience working with children of all ages, teens, young adults and families. Maria has shown to be effective in developing healthy long-lasting therapeutic relationships. She has experience working with many life themes; grief, depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, academics, teen pregnancy, foster care, substance use, social media, and other difficult issues that adolescents, teens, and adults face.
You have just made a very important step towards finding your healing. Our providers are well-trained and prepared to address your concerns and meet your mental health needs. Chosen, PLLC is a safe, collaborative space for you to explore, learn, grow, and develop skills to help you create the life you desire. If you are tired of your current situation or otherwise just feel like a change is in order, you are in the right place.
The hardest step in change is asking someone for help. Therapy is a collaborative, coaching, and self-building journey where we work together to accomplish your desired goals. I enjoy working with men and women on depression, anxiety, men's issues, self-esteem, relationship challenges, obesity and weight loss, chronic pain, and long-term disabilities such as visual impairment.
I have experience working with people who are facing challenges in their lives. Whether it be mental health, adjusting to a difficult time or stressful life transition, aging and illness, chronic illness and chronic pain, trauma resolution, processing grief, work stress, or caregiver stress/burnout I provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to explore and resolve the issues you are dealing with.
Everyone faces challenges in life and, at times, it is helpful to have extra support to work through those challenges. It is my hope that you will reach out for that support. As a licensed social worker, I have worked in the field for 6 years, working alongside adults as they navigate anxiety, depression, mood disorders, identity and many other concerns. I firmly believe that therapy is a collaborative process between the individual and the therapist. I value shared decision making and encourage open communication.
I am a huge believer that therapy can benefit everyone. My goal as a therapist is to create an environment that allows you to feel safe, heard, and confident to take steps towards change and growth. My approach to therapy is collaborative while also recognizing that you are the expert of your story. Together we can work towards setting goals for yourself, your family, or your relationship(s). We will work to process any negative thoughts, feelings or obstacles that could be standing in your way to become your best self. We will work to build upon your current strengths and confidence to achieve the goals you set.
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 everyone's 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.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, CAADC, ADS, EMDR T
If you’re looking for a therapist that just nods and asks: “How do you feel about that?”, then you better keep on looking. I have an interactive no BS and no sugar-coating approach that all my clients state has been extremely refreshing and welcoming to them in the therapeutic process. Self-empowerment, radical acceptance, and authentic human connection will be the cornerstone of our work. I utilize strength based, solution focused, and neuroscientific theory to guide us in your journey. This is about you—your stories, successes, traumas, hopes, and infinite wisdom! Sometimes we’ll laugh. Often, we’ll cry. Onward to self discovery!
As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and live a life that helps you achieve your overarching goals. While I can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying evidenced-based therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth current behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
My years of experience in the mental health field have led me to work with people often drowned by worry, depression, and who feel hopeless about their ability to change. I work to help individuals develop skills aimed at decreasing the power of negative emotions and increasing the presence of other emotions that are often edged out, such as joy. In the words of Jon Kabat-Zinn, "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf" therapy can help provide you with the tools you need to surf on your own through life's challenges. I have training in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and emotion dysregulation disorders.
Mark has experience in multiple human service areas, such as geriatrics, schools, and psychiatric. Mark has an interest in working with clients who have concerns in the areas of trauma and anxiety. Mark is passionate about working with individuals from marginalized communities and helping them realize their potential. He wants to eliminate the stigma towards mental health in African American communities through raising awareness and service.
My clients tend to be experiencing stress and want to find connections between past experiences, patterns of response, strong emotions and current life circumstances. Life transitions can feel overwhelming and loss can become a catalyst for change. This is often the beginning of an opportunity to gain greater understanding of our selves and the meaning we make in our lives.
Our counseling exists to serve individuals and couples through professional counseling. Our counseling goal is to impact lives on a spiritual, emotional, and mental level. Counseling also involves the sharing of personal problems, concerns, and stories with a professional who is skilled at helping the client or clients come to a resolution or solution about their particular situation. The general goals for the client are that he or she can identify the issue(s), develop a plan of action, and then implement that plan to move forward and progress in spite of their spiritual, emotional and/or mental setbacks.
I am happy to work with people who are looking to strive toward their own personal strength, passion, and peace through counseling. I can provide support for an individual, couple, or entire family. I have completed Gottman Level 1 Couples Therapy Training, and enjoy helping to restore harmony to couples of all kinds. I am more than happy to make accommodations for fees based upon income for those who are uninsured, under-insured, or wish to not use their plan benefits. I look forward to developing a therapeutic alliance with clients while working toward resilience, independence, decision-making, and life competence.
“Let not your circumstances define your possibilities.” There may be those occasions you are feeling as if there is always something holding you back. You may feel as if life stressors at home and work are becoming too much for you to bare. You are in survivor mode experiencing one trying situation after another. Because of this you may find yourself feeling as if you are working four times harder than others to achieve only half as much. Chaos appears to have taken center stage in your life and self-medicating has become a means to cope.
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.
We all face problems in living. If you find yourself in a difficult situation that you could be handling better, I'm here to help you process your concerns and ways of addressing them. My goal is to help you manage your problems more effectively or even transcend them by eliciting new possibilities. I can also be helpful when it's not a question of what's going wrong but of what could be better. Most of us use only a portion of our potential and can live much more creatively. If you're feeling like you're just not as effective as you'd like to be, I can help you take advantage of missed opportunities and unused potential.
Our lives do not always go the way we planned. We all experience challenges and struggles and find ourselves searching for relief. I view therapy as a time to heal, grow, change, discover, and build. I have worked with clients to address such concerns as self-esteem, depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, parenting, work and career concerns, life transitions, stress and coping, and grief and loss to name a few.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Parchment 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 Parchment 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 Parchment, or Child Psychologists in Parchment.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Parchment 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 Parchment 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.