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"Traverse Health Clinic provides behavioral health services to adults and adolescents ages 12 and up, even if you haven't established primary care with one of our medical providers. Our behavioral health services are provided by licensed therapists who are trained and qualified to help patients experiencing life stressors or mental health issues. Therapists are able to assist individuals in learning constructive ways to handle problems that interfere with everyday life. Services are usually time-limited and focused on specific goals that you, the patient, have identified."
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"Traverse Health Clinic provides behavioral health services to adults and adolescents ages 12 and up, even if you haven't established primary care with one of our medical providers. Our behavioral health services are provided by licensed therapists who are trained and qualified to help patients experiencing life stressors or mental health issues. Therapists are able to assist individuals in learning constructive ways to handle problems that interfere with everyday life. Services are usually time-limited and focused on specific goals that you, the patient, have identified."
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Traverse City, Michigan 49696
"LIVE LIKE IT MATTERS. What if the deepest and truest things about you aren’t your struggles, your addictions, or your failures? Sure, they may be there and it doesn’t help to hide or deny them. But, what if they aren’t even close to being the truest thing about you? What if there’s more? A lot more? "
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(231) 244-2422
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"LIVE LIKE IT MATTERS. What if the deepest and truest things about you aren’t your struggles, your addictions, or your failures? Sure, they may be there and it doesn’t help to hide or deny them. But, what if they aren’t even close to being the truest thing about you? What if there’s more? A lot more? "
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Traverse City, Michigan 49684
"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."
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"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."
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"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."
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"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."
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Traverse City, Michigan 49684
"I enjoy counseling children, adolescents & adults in addressing their cognitive, behavioral & emotional challenges. I support my clients through individualized therapeutic approaches to help them understand & express their emotions in developmentally appropriate & healthy ways. I provide therapy for children, adolescents & their families experiencing challenges such as divorce, adoption, anxiety, depression, bullying, self-esteem, medical procedures, domestic violence, abuse & neglect, grief & loss, self-harm, trauma and PTSD. I also offer counseling for military families and understand the unique stress they face. I utilize a strengths-based approach to counsel children, teens & adults to help them gain confidence in their abilities to face challenges head on."
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"I enjoy counseling children, adolescents & adults in addressing their cognitive, behavioral & emotional challenges. I support my clients through individualized therapeutic approaches to help them understand & express their emotions in developmentally appropriate & healthy ways. I provide therapy for children, adolescents & their families experiencing challenges such as divorce, adoption, anxiety, depression, bullying, self-esteem, medical procedures, domestic violence, abuse & neglect, grief & loss, self-harm, trauma and PTSD. I also offer counseling for military families and understand the unique stress they face. I utilize a strengths-based approach to counsel children, teens & adults to help them gain confidence in their abilities to face challenges head on."
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Traverse City, Michigan 49686
"I enjoy helping children address cognitive, behavioral and emotional challenges through the use of therapeutic play. I partner with parents supporting them in strengthening their relationship with their children. I have worked with many families experiencing various difficulties such as divorce, domestic violence, abuse, trauma, anxiety, grandparents raising grandchildren, abandonment and grief and loss for over twenty years. I am a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and train other therapists how to become skilled therapists and obtain their credentialing of Registered Play Therapists. I also conduct trainings, teaching professionals how to be effective while working with children."
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(231) 903-4121
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"I enjoy helping children address cognitive, behavioral and emotional challenges through the use of therapeutic play. I partner with parents supporting them in strengthening their relationship with their children. I have worked with many families experiencing various difficulties such as divorce, domestic violence, abuse, trauma, anxiety, grandparents raising grandchildren, abandonment and grief and loss for over twenty years. I am a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and train other therapists how to become skilled therapists and obtain their credentialing of Registered Play Therapists. I also conduct trainings, teaching professionals how to be effective while working with children."
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"Mental Wellness Counseling is a Traverse City Counseling Practice and a Holistic Mental Health Center. At Mental Wellness Counseling we use a holistic perspective, addressing the the "whole" person. Our counselors use their passion, experience and specialties to help you heal from traumatic experiences, address symptoms related to anxiety and depression, help you strengthen your relationships and help guide you through the journey of finding the best version of yourself. "
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(231) 714-0282
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"Mental Wellness Counseling is a Traverse City Counseling Practice and a Holistic Mental Health Center. At Mental Wellness Counseling we use a holistic perspective, addressing the the "whole" person. Our counselors use their passion, experience and specialties to help you heal from traumatic experiences, address symptoms related to anxiety and depression, help you strengthen your relationships and help guide you through the journey of finding the best version of yourself. "
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Traverse City, Michigan 49685
"I enjoy working with clients of all ages that are motivated and eager to learn and accept positive change. "
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(231) 227-2662
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"I enjoy working with clients of all ages that are motivated and eager to learn and accept positive change. "
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Traverse City, Michigan 49684
"Life has ups and downs; many times we negotiate these with our own skills and support from others. Sometimes, however, the burdens feel like more than we can handle. Sometimes we just feel alone and misunderstood, even by those that usually support us. We may even start to question what we know about ourselves. It is at these times that therapy may be especially helpful. Therapy can assist you in better understanding yourself and the challenges you are facing. This awareness empowers you to make healthy changes and develop new skills and strengths."
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"Life has ups and downs; many times we negotiate these with our own skills and support from others. Sometimes, however, the burdens feel like more than we can handle. Sometimes we just feel alone and misunderstood, even by those that usually support us. We may even start to question what we know about ourselves. It is at these times that therapy may be especially helpful. Therapy can assist you in better understanding yourself and the challenges you are facing. This awareness empowers you to make healthy changes and develop new skills and strengths."
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Traverse City, Michigan 49684
"Therapy can be transformational and life altering. Therapy begins by building a safe and trusting relationship with the client and then addressing layers of behaviors, beliefs and perspectives that no longer serve their life. If you want a life worth living and need guidance to create the life you want, I can help. With over 10 years of experience, my greatest joy is to watch a client recognize their worth, embrace who they are, believe in their strength and recognize that life has more to offer than they could ever conceive. "
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(231) 714-6603
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"Therapy can be transformational and life altering. Therapy begins by building a safe and trusting relationship with the client and then addressing layers of behaviors, beliefs and perspectives that no longer serve their life. If you want a life worth living and need guidance to create the life you want, I can help. With over 10 years of experience, my greatest joy is to watch a client recognize their worth, embrace who they are, believe in their strength and recognize that life has more to offer than they could ever conceive. "
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Traverse City, Michigan 49684
"Few people relish change. Sometimes life offers challenges and opportunities. Sometimes it forces change and transitions upon us. It can happen at every stage of life. However, we always have choices about how we face it and how we respond. We can go with it, flow with it and grow with it. It requires a lot of courage. It also helps to approach change with an open mind and an open heart. My approach to psychotherapy is one that is non-judgmental, compassionate, empathic, understanding, safe and supportive."
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(231) 668-9967
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"Few people relish change. Sometimes life offers challenges and opportunities. Sometimes it forces change and transitions upon us. It can happen at every stage of life. However, we always have choices about how we face it and how we respond. We can go with it, flow with it and grow with it. It requires a lot of courage. It also helps to approach change with an open mind and an open heart. My approach to psychotherapy is one that is non-judgmental, compassionate, empathic, understanding, safe and supportive."
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Traverse City, Michigan 49684
"My work with children and families is based on building safe, supportive relationships. I carefully consider individual, couple and family strengths and needs, providing therapeutic direction based upon this. A combination of child development, mindfulness, and family systems informs my work. I use play therapy, sandtray, narrative-storytelling tools, practical skill building, arts, and parent coaching in my practice. The power of relationships and the recognition of one's strengths are emphasized throughout our work together."
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(231) 421-6366
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"My work with children and families is based on building safe, supportive relationships. I carefully consider individual, couple and family strengths and needs, providing therapeutic direction based upon this. A combination of child development, mindfulness, and family systems informs my work. I use play therapy, sandtray, narrative-storytelling tools, practical skill building, arts, and parent coaching in my practice. The power of relationships and the recognition of one's strengths are emphasized throughout our work together."
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Traverse City, Michigan 49686
"I love helping adolescents and their families! Sounds strange I know, but it's true. I provide a listening ear and create a non-judgmental space for youth ages 11-24 to talk about life, love, friendship, and the challenges associated with transitioning into adulthood. I also work with struggling couples and stressed families, and help individuals deal with things like depression and anxiety. Life puts lots of pressure on individuals, marriages, parents, and families, and I'd love to help you find ways to cope with the pressure and go from surviving to thriving!"
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(231) 622-4339
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"I love helping adolescents and their families! Sounds strange I know, but it's true. I provide a listening ear and create a non-judgmental space for youth ages 11-24 to talk about life, love, friendship, and the challenges associated with transitioning into adulthood. I also work with struggling couples and stressed families, and help individuals deal with things like depression and anxiety. Life puts lots of pressure on individuals, marriages, parents, and families, and I'd love to help you find ways to cope with the pressure and go from surviving to thriving!"
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Traverse City, Michigan 49684
"Perhaps at times you don’t recognize yourself anymore, and you wonder what new limitations the day might bring. You know these struggles are somehow behind your depressed and anxious feelings, and you feel alone…like no one understands. Right now, you may have more questions than answers, but one thing you know for sure is that you’d do anything to get your life back. You grieve for the person you used to be and find it hard to imagine yourself living a worthwhile life with this illness trying to drag you down every chance it gets. "
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"Perhaps at times you don’t recognize yourself anymore, and you wonder what new limitations the day might bring. You know these struggles are somehow behind your depressed and anxious feelings, and you feel alone…like no one understands. Right now, you may have more questions than answers, but one thing you know for sure is that you’d do anything to get your life back. You grieve for the person you used to be and find it hard to imagine yourself living a worthwhile life with this illness trying to drag you down every chance it gets. "
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Traverse City, Michigan 49686
"My background includes: Hospital primary care, High school teaching, High school counseling, Non-profit agency counseling (including foster care), and Private Practice Counseling. My teaching experience prepared me to understand teenage perspectives and challenges. I enjoy helping with adjustments, depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues with both teens and adults. I have a passion for helping families heal. In addition, when appropriate for clients, I enjoy counseling from a spiritual perspective. I DO ACCEPT THE MEDICAID PROVIDERS: Meridian, McLaren, Molina, and also accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan."
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(231) 879-5090
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"My background includes: Hospital primary care, High school teaching, High school counseling, Non-profit agency counseling (including foster care), and Private Practice Counseling. My teaching experience prepared me to understand teenage perspectives and challenges. I enjoy helping with adjustments, depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues with both teens and adults. I have a passion for helping families heal. In addition, when appropriate for clients, I enjoy counseling from a spiritual perspective. I DO ACCEPT THE MEDICAID PROVIDERS: Meridian, McLaren, Molina, and also accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan."
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Traverse City, Michigan 49684
"I have 12 years experience working with mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have been trained in EMDR which is a short-term therapy for trauma. I focus on Cognitive Therapy as the foundation of how we think, feel and act. Sometimes, we have to change our behavior and to learn to practice healthy skills. I have done a lot of trauma work and understand the connection between early trauma and behaviors the can be troubling in adult life. I also enjoy working with groups and recognize the community of shared experience that we can benefit from."
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(231) 225-9508
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"I have 12 years experience working with mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have been trained in EMDR which is a short-term therapy for trauma. I focus on Cognitive Therapy as the foundation of how we think, feel and act. Sometimes, we have to change our behavior and to learn to practice healthy skills. I have done a lot of trauma work and understand the connection between early trauma and behaviors the can be troubling in adult life. I also enjoy working with groups and recognize the community of shared experience that we can benefit from."
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Traverse City, Michigan 49686
"Client services include: Increasing Personal - Social Skills; Building Confidence and Character; Learning Self-acceptance and Improved Communication Skills; Examining Assertiveness, Self-control, Spirit-control, & Locus of Control; Advancing Academic Skills & Career Development. I am able to provide conversational fluency for clients who use American Sign Language (ASL), Fingerspelling, Signed English, Functional & Home Sign Language, use of pictures, electronic devices, communication cards, or other personal communication equipment. "
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(231) 928-5311
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"Client services include: Increasing Personal - Social Skills; Building Confidence and Character; Learning Self-acceptance and Improved Communication Skills; Examining Assertiveness, Self-control, Spirit-control, & Locus of Control; Advancing Academic Skills & Career Development. I am able to provide conversational fluency for clients who use American Sign Language (ASL), Fingerspelling, Signed English, Functional & Home Sign Language, use of pictures, electronic devices, communication cards, or other personal communication equipment. "
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Traverse City, Michigan 49684
"I have over 18 years of experience working with many age groups. I am a Registered Play Therapist and have worked with troubled children as young as age 2. I also work with adults of all ages to assist them in addressing and processing issues such as anxiety and depression and to make changes that will improve their lives."
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(231) 290-5116
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"I have over 18 years of experience working with many age groups. I am a Registered Play Therapist and have worked with troubled children as young as age 2. I also work with adults of all ages to assist them in addressing and processing issues such as anxiety and depression and to make changes that will improve their lives."
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"I have extensive experience in providing trauma focused therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy. I use best practices and theoretical orientations which include, but are not limited to, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, motivational interviewing, and solution focused."
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"I have extensive experience in providing trauma focused therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy. I use best practices and theoretical orientations which include, but are not limited to, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, motivational interviewing, and solution focused."
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Traverse City, Michigan 49686
"As a client-centered therapist, I believe you are the expert in your own life. I consider it to be a privilege and blessing to be a part of your journey to find fulfillment in your life. I work from a holistic framework, holding the central hypothesis that every person has the innate potential for personal awareness and growth. I strive to maintain the creative and dynamic process of therapy utilizing theory and interventions from multiple models of therapy. I am committed to creating a therapeutic environment based on collaboration, action-oriented interventions, skill building and honest, supportive feedback."
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(231) 879-5114
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"As a client-centered therapist, I believe you are the expert in your own life. I consider it to be a privilege and blessing to be a part of your journey to find fulfillment in your life. I work from a holistic framework, holding the central hypothesis that every person has the innate potential for personal awareness and growth. I strive to maintain the creative and dynamic process of therapy utilizing theory and interventions from multiple models of therapy. I am committed to creating a therapeutic environment based on collaboration, action-oriented interventions, skill building and honest, supportive feedback."

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Narrative Therapy uses the client's storytelling to indicate the way they construct meaning in their lives, rather than focusing on how they communicate their problem behaviors. Traverse City Narrative Therapy embraces the idea that stories actually shape our behaviors and our lives and that we become the stories we tell about ourselves. There are helpful narratives we can choose to embrace as well as unhelpful ones. Although it may sound obvious, the power of storytelling is to elevate the client--who is the authority of their narrative--rather than the therapist, as expert. Check these therapists for find Narrative Therapy in Traverse City.

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Therapists in Traverse City are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Traverse City you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Traverse City and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Traverse City or family therapy in Traverse City.