Therapists in Portage, MI

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Gabriel Kangas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCS
Verified
Verified
My personal theoretical foundation is not limited to one approach. I believe it is necessary for counselors to be adaptive. Every client is different and our responses and approaches should be equally diverse. One person may need a cognitive behavioral approach whereas another would be more responsive to brief counseling. This eclectic approach will be applied to all clients. Techniques will vary between clients to best meet the individual client's needs.
(616) 205-9786 x92801
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Portage, MI 49002
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Erik Wittrup
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
Navigating through life can be difficult at times. As a therapist, it is important to me that you are supported. After 15 years in the field of social work, I am a firm believer in working together as a team in therapy. My objective is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment for us to talk about your hopes, concerns, and goals. I hope to meet you where you are currently and help you to remove barriers from reaching your goals.
(269) 218-6157
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Portage, MI 49002
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Katrina L Stacy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
Feelings of depression, stress, anxiety, hopelessness or struggling with adjusting to new circumstances in our lives is normal. There are times when we are able to navigate on our own, however, that may not always be the case. Working with a therapist is an investment in yourself. Coming to therapy is a big step, however it can be a life altering step. I understand and have experienced the emotional challenges life has to offer. In working together, we will cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life and achieve your goals.
(269) 557-0551
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Portage, MI 49024
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Jeffrey J LaPonsie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
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).
(269) 626-2516
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Portage, MI 49024
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Chad Robert Westmaas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Counseling is deeply personal and relational in nature. I strive to create a place of safety and hope for all those who would seek counseling with me. I work to maintain a trauma informed and multicultural practice; meaning that I understand and am sensitive to the effects of trauma as well as the impact that culture has on the lives of my clients. As such I endeavor to practice in a way that welcomes and embraces individuals from all different backgrounds.
(269) 301-1245
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Portage, MI 49002
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Christina Hamman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
My intention as a therapist is to create a safe and warm environment where people can bring their life challenges and trauma to work through without the fear of being judged or harmed. In sessions, I use a person-centered and strength-based lens in order to build the best possible therapeutic relationship with my clients. I approach individuals as whole beings by paying attention to the emotional, physical, spiritual, and societal components that make us all human. I believe my clients know themselves better than anyone else does and it is a joy to come alongside them with compassion, care, and support.
(616) 208-5388
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Portage, MI 49024
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Rudy Rüffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
Rudy earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University and has clinical experience in working with adults, children and families who have experienced complex and acute trauma. He is certified in Michigan as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and specializes in trauma across the life span. He is also trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Additionally, he has experience in working with families in various stages of life transitions.
(269) 371-7638
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Portage, MI 49002
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Sandy Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can present itself with challenging situations that can overwhelm our capacity to cope. When you have a physical illness what's the first thing you do? Go to the doctor! If you're suffering from a mental health illness, seek relief and find a good mental health professional. Depression, PTSD, anxiety, marriage counseling, ADHD, and addiction are just a few examples of the particular areas I can assist you with in therapy.
(269) 215-5616
Portage, MI 49024
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Lynn Steinhauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
In my 18 years as a clinical social worker in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of people. I see my work as that of helping people to find and enhance their own coping abilities. I see it as my privilege to people who are temporarily stuck as any of us can be. I am particularly draw to helping people who have experienced trauma, are suffering from mood disorders, eating problems and the challenges of parenting and love relationships.
(269) 231-1596
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Portage, MI 49002
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Not accepting new clients
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Carol Harvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Helping people is my passion and I feel honored that God has placed me in a position to help those find hope and healing through the counsel I offer. I create a safe place for you to share your story and the challenges you face. My hope is that you feel compassion from me as I journey with you to healing and wholeness. It is a process and my commitment is to walk alongside you at your pace.
(269) 280-4088
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Portage, MI 49002
Not accepting new clients
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Logan Stout
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a believer in the power of therapy and the benefits that can stem from the process of therapy. I strive to create a comfortable, calm and inviting environment in which you can feel safe to talk freely. In addition to my professional experiences I have training in many therapeutic models which we can utilize together to help you achieve your goals. I can educate you on these models and how they may be implemented into your life in a beneficial manner. We will use a collaborative approach where your expertise of your life experiences will be used to shape and guide the therapy process.
(269) 351-7013
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Portage, MI 49002
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Kelly Psotka
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Taking the first step to begin therapy often isn't an easy decision for most. Some find it hard to admit that they need additional support, guidance, and resources; some have wrestled with the idea of seeking therapy for quite some time and are ready to dive in; and others are hesitant, not knowing if therapy is right for them. Wherever you may be in the process of deciding to start therapy, I commend you for being here and taking the first steps towards finding the hope and healing you deserve.
(269) 390-4127
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Portage, MI 49002
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Jenny Buysse Career Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, GCDF, BCC
Verified
Verified
Are you confused, lost, overwhelmed, or anxious about your next steps? As a career counselor, I have over 19 years of experience counseling individuals who are facing major life transitions including career crossroads, job loss, underemployed, career dissatisfaction, relocation, anxiety, school issues, grief, and divorce. I help individuals who feel lost and overwhelmed about their lives and careers, create strategic plans toward career satisfaction. The anxiety and confusion created by major life transitions can be debilitating. My empathetic and compassionate nature helps individuals feel understood and find a focused path.
(269) 301-1502
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Portage, MI 49024
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Carin Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
Does it feel like parts of you work against each other to hold you back? Do you find it difficult to escape the same problems coming up over and over again? I believe that our attachment experiences play a critical role for all of us in how we view and understand the world, and how we relate to others, but sometimes those things we've learned start holding us back rather than helping us thrive. I believe that we all possess the capacity for resilience and healing, and in therapy can regain access to, and build upon, our own internal strengths.
(269) 248-7017
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Portage, MI 49024
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Not accepting new clients
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Heather Lettow DBA Trestlewood Counseling Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LMFT
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
**NOTE: Not currently accepting new clients** Feeling overwhelmed? Lost? "Out-of-Wack?" In a "funk?" Tired of feeling "blah?" Let's work together to take back control over YOUR LIFE. My goal is to help clients meet their personal & emotional goals & find successes in other areas of their life. I provide counseling with individuals (of all ages), couples & families with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, stress management & relationship issues. I want to help you be able to take the skills you learn, your healed parts & the strength that you find within yourself & use them in all areas of your life.
(269) 601-7214 x1
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Portage, MI 49002
Not accepting new clients
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Andrea Caskey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Human beings are in a constant state of coping, healing or growth. I believe in the power of partnership between a client and therapist. I want to help people during these various states of being. I have experience working with families of children who have experienced trauma and loss and am passionate about helping facilitate improved attachment within the parent child relationship as well as helping individuals heal from their traumatic experiences. I believe that self-awareness and mindfulness are powerful tools in helping us navigate life and I want to help you find what works for you.
(269) 215-4707
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Portage, MI 49002
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Nicole Pominville
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Counseling is a sensitive process that can help individuals to gain insight, and a deeper understanding of their life, as well as achieve their personal goals. I have always had an interest in working with children and believe that despite their small size, their lives may be filled with big emotions that can be tough to handle. In working with children I believe it’s important to connect with them on their level, meeting them where they are and using their language of play to guide growth and healing.
(269) 390-4005
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Portage, MI 49002
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Anastasia Stalias-Tibbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Verified
I warmly welcome you into this space. Let us first take a moment to acknowledge the time and effort you are already giving to your health: by doing the preliminary work of finding a counselor to contact. This part can be really difficult. Time and circumstance, information overload, perhaps previous negative experiences, and the human tendency to lean away from the unknown, all serve as barriers to keep us down in our old patterns. However, in taking this step, regardless of the outcome, the work toward health has already begun for you.
(269) 390-3847
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Portage, MI 49002
Waitlist for new clients
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Amanda Frey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
2022 Update: I can take BCBS or self-pay, please reach out to check on my morning/afternoon availability, or get added to a waitlist (you never know when a spot will open up!). To stay true to my specialization and passion, I only accept new clients for relationship counseling purposes (or through a personalized referral). This can be for couples or individual counseling that centers around relationship issues. I also work closely with the queer community (LGBTQ+, nonmonogamy, kink-friendly, etc.), and I love helping clients create and maintain boundaries while becoming their authentic selves.
(269) 244-3698
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Portage, MI 49024
Waitlist for new clients
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Christine Walmsley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
My approach is strength based, and starts with creating a safe and comfortable space. I work to empower clients and family members to meet their goals in order to be successful in all aspects of their lives. I have clinical experience working with clients seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, teen issues, and life adjustments. I am trained in EMDR to help clients through past traumas. In addition to experience working with young adults, I work with children and adolescent clients and their families to address their emotional and behavioral problems.
(269) 804-6280
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Portage, MI 49002
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What type of Portage mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Portage?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.