We don’t specialize in one type of counseling or population. Our team is equipped and prepared to help with a wide variety—all with the shared mission of getting you where you want to be. Back to you. Call 616.295.1752 to get in touch with our team today.
Whether it is big or small changes in your life, sometimes you can find it hard to adjust. If you find the change is interfering with your sleep, daily activities, and personal relationships than it may be time to talk to a therapist. A therapist will be able to help you process the change and create some copings skills in order for you to feel better.
Keeping your temper in control can be challenging sometimes. Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion, but it’s important to deal with it in a positive way. A therapist can help you create simple anger management plans to help you stay in control.
Anxiety can be a very disruptive feeling. Often times, it leaves you with a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, sometimes for a very legitimate reason, but other times we can experience anxiety for no specific reason. While medications can provide temporary relief of anxiety, therapy can provide long-term relief from these symptoms.
Those with autism typically have challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. Whether you have autism or someone you care about does, it can bring on a variety of emotional stressors. Our therapist can help you develop a plan for managing your stressors.
If your child has an attention, behavior, or disruptive disorder, there’s a good chance we can help. Problems such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder require treatment by a healthcare professional who can guide you in creating a plan to decrease behavioral issues.
Young Children and Teens have so much more going on in their lives than we realize. Often they are struggling with their internal dialogue telling them that they are not good enough, or don’t measure up. Therapy can help these kids change that internal dialogue to something more affirming.
Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Extended periods of pain often lead to feelings of sadness, hopelessness, irritation, and even depression. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy used in combination with other pain management is a proven model to help alleviate the symptoms that arise as a result of chronic pain.
Often times, our brains work faster than we even realize. Everyone has automatic thoughts about themselves and their environments, which then contribute to our emotional wellbeing. Working to identify those automatic thoughts and replacing them with more accurate thoughts has proven to be effective in changing our moods. CBT has been shown to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions including depression, anxiety disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
There are times when a person is ordered to participate in therapy by a court system. We provide therapy to individuals who have this need and will communicate with the court system, as the patient requests.
People who have substance use disorders as well as mental health disorders are diagnosed as having co-occurring or dual diagnosis. Our therapists are trained in both mental health and substance use treatment. They will be able to provide the necessary support to address both these concerns.
Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. These symptoms can be so disruptive that it requires therapy and potentially medications in order to get back to your normal functioning. Our therapists are prepared to evaluate your symptoms with you and develop a plan to help you start feeling like yourself again.
Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, and prevent a partner from doing what they wish or forcing them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Whether you are the victim of domestic violence or the aggressor, we are prepared to offer a non-judgmental course of therapy to help regain control over your life.
An eating disorder is defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person’s physical or mental health. Eating disorders need to be taken seriously and treated under the close observation of a physician and a therapist. Our therapists are experienced in treating individuals with eating disorders and are prepared to provide service based on the person’s stage of readiness.
A voluntary, work-based program, this specialty offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems. Our therapists will work with individuals and their employer to address the relevant issues and help them get back to work.
If your family is going through a tough time – whether it’s from stress, anger, or grief – family therapy can make a big difference. It can help couples, children, or members of an extended family learn to communicate better and work through conflicts. Our therapists are experienced in addressing family conflict and helping all those involved to feel valued and that their needs have been met.
Bereavement is the period of grief and mourning after a death. When you grieve, it’s part of the normal process of reacting to a loss. You may experience grief as a mental, physical, social, or emotional reaction. Sometimes you can move through the stages of grief unassisted. Other times, people can get stuck on one stage and need someone to help them process through the loss. Our therapists are trained in grief and loss and are prepared to help individuals move through the stages.
Geriatric Behavioral Health is a field of medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in older adults. These disorders include dementia, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and late-life schizophrenia. A senior’s mental health is already so complicated with loss of health, independence, and loved one, an additional mental health diagnosis can be very disruptive. Our providers are trained in the needs of the geriatric population and will be able to assist with assessment and treatment.
Our therapists have extensive experience working with individual who struggle with a psychological disorder characterized by the elevation or lowering of a person’s mood, such as mania or depression. Our staff gives people an appropriate assessment before developing a course of treatment.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Our therapists have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and can help to alleviate anxiety associated with the compulsions.
Personality disorders are a group of mental illnesses. They involve long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are unhealthy and inflexible. The behaviors cause serious problems with relationships and work. People with personality disorders have trouble dealing with everyday stresses and problems. Our therapists who are trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy will guide you in creating coping and communication skills which will lead to a healthier lifestyle.
While many women experience some mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child, 15–20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. With informed care from our providers, you can prevent a worsening of these symptoms and fully recover.
These disorders are characterized by an impaired relationship with reality – a symptom of serious mental disorders. People who are psychotic may have either hallucinations or delusions. Some people with psychosis may also experience loss of motivation and social withdrawal. These experiences can be frightening for the individual as well as their loved ones. Our staff are experienced in recognizing these symptoms and partnering with the client and the prescribing doctor to identify the best course of treatment.
PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. PTSD can result in serious limitations in one’s life when left untreated. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.
Sometimes the way we feel about ourselves is so poor that it affects our personal and professional relationships. A lack of confidence in one’s own worth or abilities impacts the way we relate to the rest of the world. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can address these internal beliefs. Our therapists have extensive training and experience working with this modality.
Self-harm – also known as self-injury – is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue, done without suicidal intentions. For the individual who is self-harming, these behaviors can actually make you feel better, as the endorphins release and provide a little bit of a “high.” This “high” is harder to obtain each time, which is what makes this behavior so dangerous. Our therapists have training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills to help you develop more effective/long-term coping skills for the distress you are feeling.
Stress is inevitable in our lives, but sometimes that feeling of being overwhelmed can lead to poor relationships, poor health, and an overall sense of despair. We offer a wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at helping to manage a person’s level of stress, especially chronic stress, usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning.
Many people have addictions – some more harmful than others. And sometimes these overindulgences can cause significant disruptions in our personal and professional lives. Our therapists are trained in addiction issues and are ready to help you navigate your motivation for change and identify action steps you are ready to take. Treatment is non-judgmental and is aimed at harm reduction.
Suicidal ideation is normal for some people. It is often an escape plan for those who feel like their lives are not improving or have no value. Having these thoughts and communicating them is a way that some express their misery. Our therapists have extensive experience with this form of communication and are prepared to help address these automatic thoughts and replace them with healthier ones.
When an individual begins processing that their sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex, they often experience a myriad of emotions that can be distressing and can lead to long-term mental health issues. Our therapists are trained in transgender issues and help people address their thoughts and emotions, so they can find a path to their personal identity.