Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, IFS, ADS
We will all go through times in our lives where we may need some extra support. My goal as a therapist is to provide you with a relaxed, safe, non-judgmental and caring environment, where we can work together to achieve your goals. I believe that everyone has their own set of strengths, and together we will use a variety of creative interventions which will allow you to feel empowered and take control over your path to success.
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!
There are many reasons why people seek counseling. Sometimes it's to deal with long-standing issues with anxiety or depression; other times it is in response to unexpected changes in life such as a divorce, a death or work transition. Therapy provides insight & new perspectives into life's challenges, helps you to create solutions & confidence to make changes. I create a safe, warm, non-judgmental environment for you to explore your choices & emotions, to give you the opportunity to gain insight, self-confidence & new coping skills to navigate life's obstacles more effectively.
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.
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.
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.
I approach counseling as a partnership. I will work alongside you, help you sort through difficulties, and move forward. Together we can unravel issues preventing you from optimizing your full potential. I strive to understand each unique perspective and encourage action guided by your values.
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.
We all have the need to be understood, valued, and supported just as we are right now. Healing comes from having a safe place to share your struggles and fears without judgment. I use compassion and empathy to support individuals, couples and families. I believe each person has a unique lived experience and a therapist is there to support and guide people to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. I have advanced training and specialize in working with couples, adolescents and people who've experienced trauma. I believe that our relationships are a central component in our health.
While everyone struggles sometimes not everyone struggles the same way. To help meet you were you are in your journey I use a variety of approaches. I believe in helping you find your inner strength through strength based approaches, increasing your awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions through Mindfulness based interventions and other cognitive behavioral approaches. I also believe that all individuals should be treated with autonomy, dignity and fairness. In working with individuals I bring compassion, understanding and empathy to each session. I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
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.
Life can change in a flash. Transitions are not always expected. Job loss, chronic illness, death of a loved one, a pandemic - not to mention those we do plan, such as moving, empty nest, retirement, and others. We often try to avoid transitions because change can be hard. Even a positive change can cause a feeling loss, anxiety, easily overwhelming, and often leads to depression. The good news is those suffering from an emotional instability, a trauma & loss, or other mental health illnesses can learn new tools and skills to maneuver their way to a new calm and peace.
I have experience working with children and adults with PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, parenting, ADHD, child welfare issues, and suicidal ideation. I have specialty training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and the practice and use of mindfulness strategies. I have seen and experienced the process of trauma recovery and can understand the various levels trauma can impact people's lives. Nurturing a healthy thought-life is a helpful tool towards building resilience and strength in trauma and various other mental health needs.
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.
As a holistic-minded therapist who works with both individuals and couples, I see the counseling process as an opportunity to examine old ways of relating to oneself and explore new ways of interacting. I use a whole-body approach to guide clients in becoming more self-aware and finding the strength to initiate long-term positive change for themselves. With couples, my goal is to improve intimacy and commitment using a research-based approach that identifies your strengths, and models healthy relationship patterns. I will walk with you as we navigate creating new interactions and a happier, stronger partnership.
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 have training in the following areas: Trauma & PTSD and mood disorders and have a passion for working with children, teens and young adults. 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.
I am thrilled to be able to offer counseling services to people that live in the West Michigan area. Although, I specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents, I also enjoy working with individuals and couples. If you are having difficulty with adjusting to new life circumstances, having relationship issues, or if you are a person that is living with a Mental Illness I am eager to help you work through your situation. Life is too short to face your problems alone and I am always willing to listen and help you work towards a new way to face your life's challenges.
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.
If you have ever wondered if there is more to life than what you are feeling, please reach out. I would love to work along side you to unpack the things in your life that no longer work for you. I specialize in working with individuals with trauma, relationship difficulties, anxiety, and depression.
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.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Richland 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 Richland 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.
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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 Richland 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.
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