Kristen VanDerKolk

Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LLPC, NCC Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
Child services range from ages 3+ using play therapy approach to uncover stress, anxiety, ADHD, self regulation, school/behavioral issues, & anger.
I consider counseling a safe space to share struggles that we are facing in this world. Life can be hard, lonely, and overwhelming at times for all ages. Having support for yourself as you navigate through difficult feelings, situations, and decisions is what counseling provides. I believe that we all want to live at our true potential and sometimes that takes a refresh or deep look at how we are currently functioning. Life is a journey meant to be experienced with others.
(231) 259-9938
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Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
Child services range from ages 3+ using play therapy approach to uncover stress, anxiety, ADHD, self regulation, school/behavioral issues, & anger.
I consider counseling a safe space to share struggles that we are facing in this world. Life can be hard, lonely, and overwhelming at times for all ages. Having support for yourself as you navigate through difficult feelings, situations, and decisions is what counseling provides. I believe that we all want to live at our true potential and sometimes that takes a refresh or deep look at how we are currently functioning. Life is a journey meant to be experienced with others.
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Linda Smith

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
When counseling children, teens and families, I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with mindfulness, play, art, sand tray and narrative approaches.
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.
(231) 790-2549
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Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
When counseling children, teens and families, I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with mindfulness, play, art, sand tray and narrative approaches.
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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Echo Irene Dean

Master Social Work, LMSW, RPT Verified
Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
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.
(231) 290-5116
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Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
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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Cari A Greiner

Counselor, LLPC, IMH-C, TF-CBT Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
My focus is on the family system, working with parents, children, families, couples, and individuals. I work with attachment, relationship based treatment in clients that seek balance and connection with others in their lives, as well as within themselves.
(231) 202-3974
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Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
My focus is on the family system, working with parents, children, families, couples, and individuals. I work with attachment, relationship based treatment in clients that seek balance and connection with others in their lives, as well as within themselves.
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Kim Clark

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
I love the work that I do in helping people learn how to find a fresh perspective on where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. My gift is in my ability to easily connect with people and I create an environment where we work together to get results. In addition to face-to-face counseling, I am also a certified Life Coach and Tele-Counselor which means that we can work by phone/web, if needed. I have been practicing for over 17 years working with adults, couples, families and adolescents. I opened up Grace Counseling Professionals in an effort to bring counselors together to make a difference in our community.
(231) 399-1517
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Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
I love the work that I do in helping people learn how to find a fresh perspective on where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. My gift is in my ability to easily connect with people and I create an environment where we work together to get results. In addition to face-to-face counseling, I am also a certified Life Coach and Tele-Counselor which means that we can work by phone/web, if needed. I have been practicing for over 17 years working with adults, couples, families and adolescents. I opened up Grace Counseling Professionals in an effort to bring counselors together to make a difference in our community.
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Alison Neihardt

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
I have worked with children and families since 2008. I am able to help with things like parenting issues, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, and other life issues.
(848) 253-6998
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Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
I have worked with children and families since 2008. I am able to help with things like parenting issues, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, and other life issues.
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Inner Room Counseling

Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
My background includes: Secondary education, Non-profit agency counseling (including foster care), Private Practice Counseling, and experience in a Hospital Setting. My eighteen years teaching experience prepared me to understand perspectives and challenges of the younger generation. 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. Insurance Paneling with: Meridian, McLaren, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
(231) 879-5090
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Traverse City, MI 49686
My background includes: Secondary education, Non-profit agency counseling (including foster care), Private Practice Counseling, and experience in a Hospital Setting. My eighteen years teaching experience prepared me to understand perspectives and challenges of the younger generation. 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. Insurance Paneling with: Meridian, McLaren, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
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Lauren Berthelot

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
My approach to counseling is a team effort. My job is to provide the support, insight, and guidance needed to assist you in meeting your goals for therapy. Your job is to be as open, honest, and willing as you are able to be. I will meet you exactly where you are emotionally and work with you to form a realistic treatment plan that is unique to your life. I feel like the most important part of therapy is that the client feel safe, understood, and empowered.
(231) 828-2265
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Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
My approach to counseling is a team effort. My job is to provide the support, insight, and guidance needed to assist you in meeting your goals for therapy. Your job is to be as open, honest, and willing as you are able to be. I will meet you exactly where you are emotionally and work with you to form a realistic treatment plan that is unique to your life. I feel like the most important part of therapy is that the client feel safe, understood, and empowered.
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Inspire Hope Counseling Services

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LSC, LPC Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
Everyone has a gift and a purpose in life. I believe that the core of our mental health and happiness begins with learning our gifts and how they can help ourselves, our life journey and others for personal fulfillment. I have over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents and their families. My career began in education as a special education teacher, then school counselor, community mental health and private practice. Teaching is at my core and always having hope. Finding a balance with physical activity, emotional well-being, our environments, social supports and daily habits all affect us interchangeably.
(231) 201-9625
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Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
Everyone has a gift and a purpose in life. I believe that the core of our mental health and happiness begins with learning our gifts and how they can help ourselves, our life journey and others for personal fulfillment. I have over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents and their families. My career began in education as a special education teacher, then school counselor, community mental health and private practice. Teaching is at my core and always having hope. Finding a balance with physical activity, emotional well-being, our environments, social supports and daily habits all affect us interchangeably.
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Mental Wellness Counseling

Counselor Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
Mental Wellness Counseling is a Traverse City Counseling Practice and a Holistic Mental Health Center. At Mental Wellness Counseling our therapists 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. When you call we try to make the best fit for you based on your needs and goals.
(231) 714-0282
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Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
Mental Wellness Counseling is a Traverse City Counseling Practice and a Holistic Mental Health Center. At Mental Wellness Counseling our therapists 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. When you call we try to make the best fit for you based on your needs and goals.
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Jessica Kelley

Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
I work with frustrated parents, kids and teens with behavioral/mood issues, searching young adults, and individuals dissatisfied with their life. Life is a journey, at times through the journey we can lose our sense of direction, hope, and purpose. I would like to come along side of you on your journey, and help you find solutions so you can move forward!
(231) 646-8223
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Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
I work with frustrated parents, kids and teens with behavioral/mood issues, searching young adults, and individuals dissatisfied with their life. Life is a journey, at times through the journey we can lose our sense of direction, hope, and purpose. I would like to come along side of you on your journey, and help you find solutions so you can move forward!
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Andrea Russell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E Verified
Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
Please be aware that I am currently not accepting new patients. I think a lot about wounds from the past, our traumas, and the way they get in the way of living the life that we want. For many it is really hard to recognize when these show up but often we can begin to notice when we are "triggered", when an intense emotion hijacks us and we find ourselves at the mercy of our reactivity. It can be so painful and overwhelming. Over time we are all capable of "unpacking" the thoughts, feelings and experiences that have come to shape us.
(231) 218-6664
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Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
Please be aware that I am currently not accepting new patients. I think a lot about wounds from the past, our traumas, and the way they get in the way of living the life that we want. For many it is really hard to recognize when these show up but often we can begin to notice when we are "triggered", when an intense emotion hijacks us and we find ourselves at the mercy of our reactivity. It can be so painful and overwhelming. Over time we are all capable of "unpacking" the thoughts, feelings and experiences that have come to shape us.
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Genell Sivek

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
Healing is a process and requires commitment, compassion and non-judgment. I am a Social Worker who utilizes a Strength Perspective (the things you are already good at) and Solution-Based practice (an approach to therapy that highlights the importance of searching for solutions rather than focusing on the "problem"). I am passionate about meeting individuals where they are (which means simply working on the goals you choose) and advocating for my clients. I hold confidentiality and safety as one of my highest priorities. I specialize in co-occurring disorders & have passion for those who need support especially in early recovery.
(231) 272-2074
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Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
Healing is a process and requires commitment, compassion and non-judgment. I am a Social Worker who utilizes a Strength Perspective (the things you are already good at) and Solution-Based practice (an approach to therapy that highlights the importance of searching for solutions rather than focusing on the "problem"). I am passionate about meeting individuals where they are (which means simply working on the goals you choose) and advocating for my clients. I hold confidentiality and safety as one of my highest priorities. I specialize in co-occurring disorders & have passion for those who need support especially in early recovery.
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Michelle M Newman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
In today's world, parenting is challenging. In many cases, we are raising our children with little support from others. And, our children are faced with a great deal of stress and outside influence such as social media, high education standards, and reduced opportunity for success after graduation. As a parent, you want your children to be happy, self-confident, and contributing members of society.
(231) 518-9237
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Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
Offers online therapy
In today's world, parenting is challenging. In many cases, we are raising our children with little support from others. And, our children are faced with a great deal of stress and outside influence such as social media, high education standards, and reduced opportunity for success after graduation. As a parent, you want your children to be happy, self-confident, and contributing members of society.
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Margo Million

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW Verified
Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
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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Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
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.
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Amber Lynn Lee

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTP Verified
Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
Twenty-two years of experience working with vulnerable children, challenged adolescents and diverse families dealing with conflict has given me a deep respect for meeting others exactly where they are. I am an energetic, engaging and experienced clinical social worker that has a passion for connecting with others for the purpose of facilitating growth, healing and empowerment. I have a direct approach and believe human beings innately possess a desire for self-healing and self-determination, my role is to support your facilitation of this powerful process.
(231) 714-6454
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Office is near:
Traverse City, MI 49686
Twenty-two years of experience working with vulnerable children, challenged adolescents and diverse families dealing with conflict has given me a deep respect for meeting others exactly where they are. I am an energetic, engaging and experienced clinical social worker that has a passion for connecting with others for the purpose of facilitating growth, healing and empowerment. I have a direct approach and believe human beings innately possess a desire for self-healing and self-determination, my role is to support your facilitation of this powerful process.
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Kerrie Clark

Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Kerrie believes every client has the power within themselves to find fulfillment; sometimes they just need to view their situation from a different angle to find the right path. Kerrie is a general practitioner, meaning she works with a variety of concerns listed at right. She specializes in helping others process traumatic experiences so those experiences become a source of strength. She enjoys working with children and adolescents by utilizing play and art therapy techniques to help them gain comfort and express emotion. She also works with couples who are looking to strengthen their relationship or separate amicably.
Play Therapy
(616) 205-4866
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Offers online therapy
Play Therapy
Kerrie believes every client has the power within themselves to find fulfillment; sometimes they just need to view their situation from a different angle to find the right path. Kerrie is a general practitioner, meaning she works with a variety of concerns listed at right. She specializes in helping others process traumatic experiences so those experiences become a source of strength. She enjoys working with children and adolescents by utilizing play and art therapy techniques to help them gain comfort and express emotion. She also works with couples who are looking to strengthen their relationship or separate amicably.

Dana Lynn-Eliott Pendergrass

Masters Social Worker, LMSW Verified
Ada, MI
Offers online therapy
I understand the role that illness, pain, sleep disorders, parenting, & caregiver stress play on a person’s mental health and quality of life.
“ What now ? ” It doesn’t matter whether you have struggled with anxiety, depression, and general mood instability throughout your life, or if an unexpected event has catapulted you into crisis and you are struggling to stay afloat. Both situations are difficult but neither need to feel hopeless. I am offering you a life ring and an anchor so you can regain confidence in your course. My background includes medical social work, school social work, and severe and chronic mental health issues which provides me a unique perspective and I have the ability to relate well with caregivers, parents, adults, and children.
Play Therapy
(616) 227-3633
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Ada, MI
Offers online therapy
Play Therapy
I understand the role that illness, pain, sleep disorders, parenting, & caregiver stress play on a person’s mental health and quality of life.
“ What now ? ” It doesn’t matter whether you have struggled with anxiety, depression, and general mood instability throughout your life, or if an unexpected event has catapulted you into crisis and you are struggling to stay afloat. Both situations are difficult but neither need to feel hopeless. I am offering you a life ring and an anchor so you can regain confidence in your course. My background includes medical social work, school social work, and severe and chronic mental health issues which provides me a unique perspective and I have the ability to relate well with caregivers, parents, adults, and children.

Sarah McNees

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
**Not currently accepting new clients** Feeling like your child needs therapy, but you have no idea how it will work virtually? I offer play therapy that engages children virtually! Then they can get the help they need, and in a safe way. In my practice, I recognize that as people we have many different emotions and experiences that drive us. Sometimes we do not understand what we are feeling, why we are feeling it, and why we are responding the way that we are. That is why I am passionate about helping my clients create a better understanding of themselves that creates a positive change to bring healing.
Play Therapy
(616) 303-5225
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Offers online therapy
Play Therapy
**Not currently accepting new clients** Feeling like your child needs therapy, but you have no idea how it will work virtually? I offer play therapy that engages children virtually! Then they can get the help they need, and in a safe way. In my practice, I recognize that as people we have many different emotions and experiences that drive us. Sometimes we do not understand what we are feeling, why we are feeling it, and why we are responding the way that we are. That is why I am passionate about helping my clients create a better understanding of themselves that creates a positive change to bring healing.

Abundance of Hope

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I am certified and trained in Play Therapy, AF-CBT (Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavior Therapy), TFCBT (Trauma Focused CBT), ADOPTS (Trauma treatment for adoption/foster care), & TBRI (Trust Based Relational Care).
I have a heart for helping people and walking alongside them in their journey of healing. Life can bring unexpected pain and suffering. Often times you can feel lost and confused with no one to turn to. Counseling is a beautiful way to seek help from someone who will guide you through the littlest to most difficult times in your life. Everyone can benefit from talking to someone who is not a family member or friend. Someone who will truly hear your needs and unconditionally support you. I am here for you! Please Call Today!
Play Therapy
(616) 952-2019
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Offers online therapy
Play Therapy
I am certified and trained in Play Therapy, AF-CBT (Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavior Therapy), TFCBT (Trauma Focused CBT), ADOPTS (Trauma treatment for adoption/foster care), & TBRI (Trust Based Relational Care).
I have a heart for helping people and walking alongside them in their journey of healing. Life can bring unexpected pain and suffering. Often times you can feel lost and confused with no one to turn to. Counseling is a beautiful way to seek help from someone who will guide you through the littlest to most difficult times in your life. Everyone can benefit from talking to someone who is not a family member or friend. Someone who will truly hear your needs and unconditionally support you. I am here for you! Please Call Today!

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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in 49686 or for a 49686 play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.