I work with children and adolescents ages 7-18. I specialize in Trauma across the Lifespan and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) but also work with a range of issues stemming from trauma such as depression, anxiety and/or suicidal ideations. I primarily work with individuals, but seek to create a partnership with parents as needed.
Regardless of the size and scope of life's challenges, I believe that counseling can help restore clarity, direction, and energy. I see my job to act as your compass, and help guide you through these times. Our counseling relationship will not only help identify your strengths and resources, but also help you to learn additional ways of thinking, behaving, and relating. I am committed to helping you explore your unique potentials, goals, and work toward positive changes and meaningful solutions. I take seriously my responsibility-and the incredible opportunity-to help you navigate these challenges and achieve personal growth.
Feeling stuck? Maybe in a rut and not sure which way to turn? We all feel this way from time to time and sometimes we all need a little help to get back on the right track. I believe that we all have the innate ability to reach our highest potential, live life to the fullest, and be the happiest we can be. Let me help you discover your real you! I specialize in working with adults with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders and with people going through personal transitions of all kinds.
We all have strengths and gifts we have yet to discover. Often, it takes challenging times in our life for us to find these hidden aspects of ourselves. Such challenges include (but are not limited to) feelings of deep sadness, anxiety, anger, frustration, exhaustion, unexpected loss, a sense of being stuck in life, or dissatisfaction with the quality of our relationships.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, SAP, ADS
I provide a safe, compassionate and confidential setting for us to explore concerns. I approach therapy as a collaborative process with clients. I have had extensive experience working with adults with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, abandonment, mood disorders, marriage/relationship issues, communication, step families, sexuality issues, crisis work, grief and substance abuse and daughters without mothers . Please don't hesitate to contact me.
I work with people who have tried everything and still haven't found relief from therapy. I specialize in OCD, anxiety, and perfectionism, and I also work with people who struggle with day-to-day life. There is no issue to large or too small for therapy. I am directive yet flexible in my approach to practice.
Dr. Morry Edwards, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Senior Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America, who has specialized in treating people with cancer, head injuries, stress related disorders and other chronic illnesses for over 40 years. He is an advocate of the holistic approach to health and wellness and encourages patients to take an active role in their treatment. He is currently located at Neuropsychology Associates (269-375-2222) and Plainwell Counseling Center (269-685-9401 ext. 30). He is also a part-time instructor at Kalamazoo Valley Community and authored several self-help health books.
Is it time to look within to address your needs, heal, and grow? In my practice, I work collaboratively with my clients to find the root cause of their issues. I treat my clients' holistically, making sure all their needs are addressed. I like to make sure each of my clients get what they are looking for out of counseling and that they feel heard. I work with children (8+), adolescents, and adults who have experienced significant trauma, attachment issues, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, interpersonal concerns, behavioral concerns, self-esteem and social phobia.
My approach to counseling is client focused while offering guidance through the healing process. We will work together as a collaborative team to identify the treatment path that is suited for your needs. Through my experience as a counselor, I have been witness to individuals being able to gain an inner strength that allows them to find their own direction and progress through the more difficult aspects of the counseling process. I will provide a supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental environment that allows for comfort through challenging and difficult situations, with a hopeful end result of personal growth.
It is a humbling experience to work with individuals during times of difficulty. The emotions and behaviors of someone who is suffering can be intense. I know that many people, during times of crisis, just want the pain to end and have the problem resolved. Therapy can assist in that process. I believe God has called on me to help others face their suffering and I feel honored when people invite me to help them make changes in their lives. By integrating therapeutic expertise with God's direction, guidance and love, great change and healing is possible.
I believe in order to make changes in our lives, we must first examine the impact that past relationships, experiences, and environments have had on us. The therapeutic process allows us to examine and process how things that have happened to us can impact who we are as individuals and integrate the past into who we are in the present. The therapeutic relationship can help us to identify sources of resilience and strength that can help us to overcome past negative experiences. By connecting our past with who we are in the present, we can start the process of change.
I believe that therapy is a journey- a choice to make a purposeful life change. Together we will develop a plan to meet your needs. From the first session we will work to identify treatment goals that directly relate to what brings you into therapy! Your willingness to change, to have regular and timely attendance, and to bring openness and trust into our time together is valuable. I have worked with families, children and couples in many different settings including residential, in-home, and out-patient. I'm now in a private group practice setting in Portage MI.
It's about relationships . . . We're here to provide guidance in building and strengthening relationships between family members, friends, and even, with yourself. Caring and comprehensive counseling services for: Adults, teens and children of all ages, Individual, couples, family and group counseling.
As I think about how change occurs for a person, I am struck by the recognition that life is full of opportunities for change, for individual growth. Sometimes these opportunities are not clear to the person because the trauma, personal or relational difficulty, fear, depression, or anxiety being experienced can be so overwhelming that one's ability to take action is clouded. In my work, I have become very mindful of the resiliency of the human spirit. I have witnessed this resiliency in times of trauma, pain, and loss. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to address your concerns.
Do you have a behaviorally challenging child whose struggling to follow directions. I help children with behavior problems, unresolved trauma and attachment/relationship problems. I help adopted and foster children connect and form meaningful relationships with caregivers. I use a variety of methods to help children and their family, predominantly though I use play therapy, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (trauma-focused when needed).
I began as a life coach and became a therapist in 2017 because I wanted to help people in a deeper way. I adjust to your pace: maybe you are coming in with a concern about something that happened recently and you just want another person's insight on it; or maybe you have past trauma that you'd like to finally unhook from. With deeper work, I like to get an idea of your whole picture -- emotionally, psychologically and spiritually -- so I can help you reach whatever goal or resolve whatever issue you come in with.
Finding the right therapist for you is important. My style tends to be warm and soft-spoken but I can be gently confrontational when necessary. I decided to become a therapist because I deeply care about helping others in meaningful ways.
My approach to counseling is best described as integrative, utilizing psychodynamic theories and cognitive behavioral therapy. I believe people are capable of reaching their best potential given the right support and tools for change. I believe my clients' goals should be based on their specific individual concerns and reasons for entering into counseling.
Ambivalence is what we experience when having mixed feelings about something or someone. Does this describe you? If so, you are in good company. Ambivalence is the reason most people enter into therapy. Many feel torn when it comes to making change, and for good reason. It's hard letting go of familiar relationships or ways of coping- no matter how destructive. If you're yearning to break free of harmful ways, but afraid to embrace the uncertainty of change, you do not have to go it alone.
As we enter in to our third year of the pandemic, more people than ever are finding that having a therapist that they can trust is essential. It is my goal to partner with you to collaboratively work through the issues that you are facing in life. I strive to provide a comforting, safe, and non-judgemental space where you can come to have someone listen and help you to navigate through these issues. It is through this work that you will discover the inner strengths and skills you already possess. With these strengths and my assistance, our goal will be to work together to create genuine healing, change, and self-empowerment.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Plainwell 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 Plainwell 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 Plainwell, or Child Psychologists in Plainwell.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Plainwell 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 Plainwell 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.