Family Therapy in Traverse City, MI

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Leelanau Life Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I also enjoy individual therapy, family counseling, and marriage counseling.
I have a passion for helping others achieve the best version of themselves. Taking the first step to become a happier person can be a daunting task. I want to reassure you that you are not alone. We will work together to rebuild relationships, overcome anxieties, fears, and negative behaviors. I will strive to help you achieve the best version of yourself. Located in the heart of downtown Traverse City, MI.
(231) 225-4186
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Charity Manke
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I share my work in northern Michigan, where I grew up and returned in 2012, following eight years in the Metro Detroit area, with several other passions: being active with my family , exploring trails,and dipping my toes in the water.
As a clinical psychologist, my mission is simple: to help you to identify your goals and provide warm, empowering support while you work toward them. My focus is helping teens and adults navigate anxiety, depression and life changes such as divorce, work/school struggles, illness, and loss. Women's issues- the challenges of motherhood and the pressure to "do it all", especially- are of particular interest to me.
(231) 333-5322
Traverse City, MI 49684
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Megan Kay Morrissey
Counselor, LLPC
I was trained as a Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapist , and have specialized in Systems Theory.
My personal motto is "No mud. No lotus." To me, this means, without suffering there cannot be beauty. My entire life I have been fascinated with resilience- the ability to overcome. What makes people stronger when they they have faced so much adversity? I started my career focused on how to help people become more resilient, and along the way I have learned so much, not just about overcoming obstacles, but also about building up strengths.
(231) 632-3480
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Traverse City, MI 49686
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Through the Woods Counseling Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW , MPA
Verified
Verified
My experience lies primarily in working with adults who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress which can be caused by changes within the family system, unhealthy relationship dynamics, stress within the work environment, financial stressors, co-morbidities, mood disorders or chronic health concerns. I strive to help minimize these symptoms and encourage increased motivation, self-esteem, and better overall sense of self from a holistic perspective. My clients range from seniors to young adults and anywhere in between.
(616) 404-4939
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Traverse City, MI 49685
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Jessica Warpup
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Jessica, and I'm hoping you will let me help you work through “every day” challenges to improve your relationships and daily functioning. I will work to provide an environment in which together you and I can work through your past and present struggles, coping mechanisms, and experiences in order to better understand your needs and ultimately yourself. This will help you to improve communication of your needs and thus your relationship(s) with others. I offer a secure place to be your authentic self where you can feel safe to explore your history, self- and family values, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
(231) 216-0291
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Traverse City, MI 49686
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Zane Schwaiger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LLMFT
Verified
Verified
My supervisor, Michael Sullivan, LMSW, LMFT has been practicing family therapy since 1974.
In my work with couples and families, I provide a warm, non-judgmental presence to help you share your story, make discoveries, and meet your goals. I have a particular passion for helping couples, and I also work with individuals of all ages. I see family members as part of a connected system, and I honor each person's need for belonging and independence within their closest relationships. My background in education and love for the natural world shape my connection with clients.
(231) 272-5031
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Izzie Matthews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, relationship / family issues, or school- and work-related issues, I am ready to meet you where you are. Throughout our therapeutic journey, I will strive to help you address your needs, challenges, and goals through a transparent and compassionate approach. My goal is to help you feel fulfilled in your life whether that means challenging negative thoughts, learning coping skills, making a difficult change, or another goal you set for yourself. I believe that with this environment, healing and growth arise.
(231) 508-7286
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Kathy M Lantzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RPT
Verified
Verified
I am committed to helping you or your family achieve long-term wellness.
As a highly skilled outpatient therapist, it is my mission to improve life quality for all of my clients by leveraging my dedication with over 20 years of experience. I concentrate on understanding the needs of each client, engaging in a trusting professional relationship, administering advanced therapy techniques, and empowering each individual to reach his/her wellness goals. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, grief, medical issues, PTSD, anxiety, life stressors, depression, family conflicts, and more. My client focus during COVID-19 is teenagers, adults, and families. Some children are adaptable to Telemedicine.
(231) 861-1209
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Jenna Genereaux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with a diverse range of clients to help overcome barriers and illuminate their paths to a brighter future. I have experience working with individuals facing anxiety, depression, grief, relationship discrepancy, family disfunction and every day life obstacles. To better serve my clients, I use evidence based practices within a therapeutic setting. It is my goal to provide individual's with counseling they will enjoy, even when the situation is not preferable.
(231) 377-3030
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Margo Million
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
For the past 20 years I have had the privilege of working with children, teens, adults, and their families who are struggling with trauma, relationship issues, anxiety, grief and loss, depression, health issues, school or work problems. I have significant training working with childhood trauma and attachment issues. Many of my clients want to change some patterns that are preventing them from living the life they want or achieving their life goals. My approach to therapy is collaborative and draws from my experience in relationship-based, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems work.
(616) 965-2946
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Kathryn Penfold, M.Sc, LLP
Limited Licensed Psychologist, BSW, MSc, LLP
My areas of treatment include relationship difficulties (couples,parent/child, family ) depression, anxiety, stress and trauma as well as other clinical areas.
I employ a diverse approach to therapy based on my knowledge of psychological philosophies and techniques in conjunction with the personality and needs of each client.
(231) 322-7099
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Christina Walsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
I take a holistic whole health approach to help those looking to find balance and stability within many areas of their lives including family , relationships, careers, school, identity, self-worth, and mental health symptom management. I practice with a solution focused outlook that is person centered on making goals and developing skills specific to every unique client. My specialties include treating mood disorders, anxiety, trauma related symptoms, intimacy issues, self-esteem, and self-acceptance.
(231) 216-6174 x704
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Traverse City, MI 49686
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Birchbark Counseling
Counselor, LPC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
It is my intention to tailor my services to meet the needs of each client and family individually.
My practice focuses on solutions and teaching techniques for clients to help themselves. I work with teens, adults and seniors. I enjoy coaching parents. I have had experience in issues of bullying. I have done significant work in grief. I have been married for more than thirty years and together we have raised four children. My own life has helped me to counsel from a framework of wisdom gained from experience. I am using tele health to continue to connect with my clients during the COVID 19 crisis.
(231) 544-7233
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Jennifer Kraus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Parenting and relationships have their challenges, but healing from worry, grief, isolation, and disconnection is possible for you and your family ! I provide a secure and trusting environment to explore relationship patterns, family culture, and family /personal strengths.
Relationships are hard. Parenting is hard. You never thought caring for your baby would leave you feeling depressed, anxious, and/or angry. You and your child could have experienced unexpected stressful events leaving you both wondering how to make sense of it. You may be adjusting to life changes as your family grows or your responsibilities changed causing you to struggle with feelings of loss, irritability, and regret. It’s hard to voice these thoughts which causes you to feel overwhelmed, alone, worried, and confused. For these reasons, it is critical to have support to start to feel connected and excited about relationships.
(231) 408-5815
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Beth (Mary Elizabeth) Jerva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PRYT
Verified
Verified
If a client is interested, I incorporate mind-body methods into therapy such as Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, and Internal Family Systems.
I believe in the inner strength and wisdom of each individual. As a therapist, I see my role as helping each person access their own wisdom through the therapeutic healing process. Each person deserves to enjoy their life and thrive by being who they are meant to be. Therapy is a collaborative process and I work with clients within a safe, non-judgemental, and non-pathologizing relationship. Being a therapist has been a life-long vision and I am honored to work with each individual. As a gifted, caring and intuitive therapist, I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, Eating Disorders, and Trauma.
(847) 849-1657
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Denise Wunderlich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Relationships can be hard! You can put your heart and soul into trying to fix problems and still feel stuck. Maybe you're in an exhausting cycle of never-ending challenges and feeling discouraged because nothing ever changes, or trapped and wondering, "What's the point anyway?" Let's face it, often friends and family mean well, but sometimes they're part of the problem! If you're: feeling misunderstood, worried a lot, easily angered, having trouble sleeping or eating or finding the energy to get through the day, or lacking excitement about doing things that you used to love, then it may be time to get professional help!
(231) 241-6511
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Lindsay Sea Wills
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CGCS
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
Internal Family Systems Theory is also instrumental in helping clients process trauma.
Life is about feeling our feelings, processing our experiences, overcoming hurdles and truly LIVING our lives in abundance. These elements contribute to living in the present with our whole hearts. My practice is called LIVE TRUE. I am always being lured to living true. To myself. To others. And to an abundant life. The Live True motto: Summoning strength and beauty. Igniting courage and compassion. May we all pursue what it means to truly LIVE! I offer individual and group counseling. Specialties include single mothers, teenagers, divorce, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, life transitions and career-related issues.
(231) 613-3007
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Stephanie Diane Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTP II
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with all age groups across the lifespan on a variety of issues and life challenges, but my specialty is working with adolescents, young adults, and adult woman. Much of my career has been spent working with at-risk youth, as well as leading skills training groups for adolescents and adults. As a working, professional, mother of four, I also truly identify with and enjoy helping women create a sense of balance between work and family .
(231) 714-6212 x701
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Cheryl M Paberzs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Maybe you have clearly-defined goals, maybe you want to learn more about yourself, or maybe you don't want to burden your friends/ family with what's rattling around in your head.
If your relationship feels stuck, I will help you identify & change harmful patterns before you feel hopeless. We'll build on your strengths and history. Afraid of replicating your parents' marriage? We'll explore your fears, improve communication, & work toward more effective solutions. Plan to move in together? Get married? Change jobs? Have a baby? I can help you prepare now for the typical (& your unique) stressors that come with those changes instead of feeling blindsided by them & trying to pick up the broken pieces later. Communication, intimacy, & sexual satisfaction can all be strengthened with some intention & time.
(231) 259-9913
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Traverse City, MI 49696
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Heeren Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
Heeren Family Therapy offers counseling for all age groups. We are fully licensed mental health professionals, each with over 30 years of clinical experience. We use treatment techniques uniquely tailored to meet the needs of our clients. Our goal is to offer a confidential, safe, and nurturing environment where clients take an active role in their own treatment. Through the therapeutic process, we help clients gain an intellectual and emotional understanding of their issues so they are empowered to make healthy choices toward wellness. We have a holistic philosophy and will help with referrals to appropriate community resources as needed.
(231) 225-4853
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.