If you are looking for a non-judgmental therapist who will provide insight into your own self-awareness, then I welcome your call. I guide my clients in an environment that assists you in connecting to your inner guidance system. My intention is to support your success in all areas of your life. I am licensed and experienced in clinical social work and qualified in psychotherapy. I am certified in life coaching, Imago couples and relationship counseling. Imago couples’ therapy has proven to be one of the most successful avenues for positive results for couples. Please contact me to learn more.
Have you found yourself feeling more stressed out and tired than usual? Maybe you haven’t been showing up for friends and family, your job, or school like you used to. But you tell yourself you don't have time to figure out the reasons why, or the way you're feeling is not a big deal; that you can handle it. If this sounds familiar, perhaps you're ready for either a big change; small steps towards change, or simply need someone to talk to who will listen. No matter where you are, I will meet you there. Therapy needs to be about what YOU are ready for.
I invite you to a safe space where you can learn to trust, speak your truth and realize your potential for emotional growth and change. I believe in the human spirit and ones ability to discover the answers to difficult questions. I have a passion for working with Shy, Introverted and Highly Sensitive people as well as Caregivers and First Responders.
It is my passion to help people explore patterns in their life and relationships. It is my intent to provide hope and encouragement as people courageously take steps to make their life more manageable. The relationship with each of my clients is important to me -- I consider it a privilege to be trusted in people's lives as a facilitator in a healing process.
As a psychoanalyst with 40+ years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children, parents, and couples, individuals often to come see me when they have reached the limit of how families, parents, friends, teachers, and colleagues can help. People with whom I have worked have taught me how being understood and responded to regarding interpersonal concerns, conflicts, and crises, can help them move forward in their lives. Just as with chronic physical pain, no one deserves to live with chronic emotional pain. Therapy, as I practice it, is based upon a collaborative effort to alleviate such pain and move forward.
I work with clients who are wanting to understand themselves more fully, figure out what may be holding them back from the life they've imagined for themselves, uncover what is beneath troubling behaviors, and/or find ways of being and relating that feel healthier and more fulfilling. Some clients come in speaking of feeling discouraged, restless, worried, unfulfilled, or unhappy within themselves and/or their relationships; others come in with just a vague sense that life could feel much better.
People enter into a counseling relationship when nothing else seems to be working. Although most people soon make comments such as, “(Counseling) was a lot better than I thought it would be”, few people seek counseling as a first option. More often we seek out techniques that either help us to temporarily avoid (e.g., media, social networking) our anxiety, or we seek temporary shots of pleasure (e.g., alcohol, food, pornography) that make us feel good for a short time. Soon enough we realize that all of these things leave us feeling more hollow and lonely, and that is when we start thinking about counseling.
Experiencing an emotional or personal issue that is restricting your ability to enjoy life? I help clients work on those things that are getting in the way, such as, problematic emotional, behavioral or relational patterns, stress, and symptoms of depression and anxiety. Life is really hard at times and it can help to have some extra support, especially, if you are feeling alone, isolated or finding that others don't really understand. NOTE: I am now offering tele-therapy over video as an option for therapy.
I have found that self understanding always brings with it a measure of peace. I offer a collaborative journey to understand your unique story in an emotionally safe and respectful environment. My hope is to bring understanding to the parts of your life that seem to make no sense.
**Not Currently Accepting New Clients ** Are you feeling angry, worried, lonely, overwhelmed, or just want someone to listen? You are not alone. I'm a fully licensed clinical therapist with years of experience working with teens, adults, and families. I love meeting new people and feel honored to walk alongside my clients as they find truth in transformation and wholeness in healing.
Rich and meaning-filled living can elude us. Relationships, current life situation, inner struggle, the way we are wired or past experience can interfere with our natural capacity to thrive. With 30 years of experience as a therapist, I believe our conflicts and struggles are the doors through which our growth comes. I devote my practice and continued learning most powerful ways to support the fullest flourishing possible for each of us, no matter our circumstance. With this in mind, I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I also use on-going evaluation to insure our work together is effective and satisfying.
Life brings many changing seasons that present new challenges and struggles. Throughout the seasons of life, you can find meaning and hope. People who decide to reach out and seek to find meaning and hope are courageous. It can be difficult to be honest and look at your life's path; however, I am continually amazed at each client's strength and desire for freedom in their life. I thoroughly enjoy providing additional support that can meet each client's needs.
There are times in life when it feels like you cannot take another minute of toxic stress or anxiety….whether it is about how you are coping with personal challenges or about your children or relationships. Perhaps there are events in your past that keep you from moving forward with your life. I invite you to a calm and welcoming space to help you find a way to resolve these issues. I am an empathetic listener who strives to help others rediscover strengths to heal their hearts so they can achieve their goals.
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.
Hello, my name is Allison Goodrich and I'm a licensed therapist. My ideal client is motivated to self-reflect and work towards change. My areas of expertise include stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, family conflict, and life transitions. As a military spouse, I am also passionate about working with service members, veterans, and their families.
I specialize in walking with individual's who are struggling with pornography addiction or other forms of unwanted sexual behavior. I also walk with individuals who have experienced the horrors of sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse and the stress that often follows. And I have a heart for journeying with individual's who are grieving and those who are struggling with questions of identity and spirituality.
I truly believe we can have a better life! My passion is helping people who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, trauma/PTSD, and other difficult situations, find understanding, solutions, and relief. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in counseling and consulting, I love to help people find the strength to grow and change.
Hello! Life has a way of coming at us in the most unpredictable, unimaginable ways. As such, it makes the most "put-together-person" crumble. If you are feeling overwhelmed, scared, angry, confused, alone, helpless, worthless, stressed, lost, sad.... you've come to the right place. It happens to most of us and that's what makes us human. We make mistakes, we fall down, we get hurt, life is messy, and it gets to be too much and is seemingly unmanageable for us. With some help, we will go through the process of rebuilding, stand back up and then become stronger than we were before.
We all have moments in our lives where we feel lost or stuck. We know we aren't happy, but we either don't believe things can be different, or we don't know how to create change. Sometimes it's because something has happened, but often times it is difficult to pinpoint. Whatever the case, we are here to help.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Saugatuck 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 Saugatuck 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 Saugatuck, or Child Psychologists in Saugatuck.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Saugatuck 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 Saugatuck 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.