Finding healthy ways to communicate is what I strive to teach each of my clients. I specialize in relationship therapy involving couples, parent/child, friends, or co-workers. I want to help each client strengthen any relationship they may have. Relationships can be complex. You can care about someone and still have destructive patterns of communication.
I strive to make each client feel heard, valued, and safe. They will be on a path to mental wellness when we can achieve this. I want to help each person learn new and better ways to communicate. Sometimes, we need to be heard by someone. I want to hear from each client by listening deeply to what they are saying. By listening to each person and helping them uncover the potential consequences of each decision, I can help them make choices that are right for them. Each person's situation is unique and should be treated on its merit.
Joe is the author of the book The Emotionally Secure Couple, which can be purchased on his webpage, Amazon, or wherever quality books are sold.
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(Grand Rapids, Lowell)
I have worked with individuals, couples, and children for over eight years. Clients have found me to be warm, friendly, and engaging. I want everyone to feel safe and comfortable in my presence so we can navigate life's troubles together. I believe in empowering clients to be the best person they can be! I will be your biggest fan, your best listener.
My area of expertise is helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. I am particularly interested in trauma and how it affects your self-perception, marriage, and even how you interact with co-workers, peers, or children.
Our office has a warm and friendly atmosphere to help you feel relaxed and comfortable. The therapy rooms are designed to feel like your living room. My goal is that you will feel safe, valued, and heard in my presence while I cultivate a relaxing environment for that to happen.
Office Location: (Lowell)
Appointment Requests https://provider.kareo.com/erica-martino
Counseling is a unique experience for each person. Finding someone who makes you feel comfortable and listened to is one of the most essential pieces of your journey. I aim to build a trusting relationship while helping you work through any barriers you may face. I desire that you will feel safe and valued. Together, we can navigate life’s stressors and help you reshape your future.
I have worked with adults and children in mental health for the past 21 years. For the past five years, I have been blessed to be able to walk alongside many people in a variety of settings. Some areas that I have experience in are trauma, domestic violence, autism, and working with families as well as individuals and couples.
My name is Cassie Bueker; I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and have been practicing for more than ten years. I have a primary specialty area working with individuals struggling with addictions, primarily drug and alcohol. I work predominantly with adults ages 18 and over and have extensive experience with those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, family concerns, and grief and loss. My approach is to meet the client where they are at, whatever stage of change. We are all in this world together, and individually we bring something unique to everyone that crosses our path. I hope to develop a therapeutic relationship on trust, safety, confidence, and mutual respect for the process of healing. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your health and wellbeing journal.
Childhood and adolescence developmental years come with challenges that shape who we become in our lives. These challenges can be confusing, exciting, difficult, and most often defining. Everyone faces unique obstacles, which can be hard to navigate alone or without a support base. My passion is to work with children and adolescents to help ease this difficult time and provide support for them to be themselves without the stress of judgment or isolation. My focus is to provide a support base for their autonomy within the path they choose for themselves. My goal is to provide validation of your thoughts and feelings, actively listen to gain an understanding, empathize with your experiences, and meeting you where you are at. I am here to listen and create a safe environment to help explore your emotions, barriers, and goals. Whether you need help figuring out your goals, learning to use coping skills, improving relationship/social skills, challenging automatic negative thoughts, learning or improving on problem-solving skills, and more. I am here to help you develop the tools you need to help face your challenges or deal with the ones that have passed.
I have experience working with anxiety, depression, relationship or family issues, stress, trauma, communication issues, and school/work struggles. I have worked with children with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, cognitive impairments, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, emotional impairments, and more.”
Location: Grand Rapids, Grandville
Every person has a story to tell. Owning this story, becoming aware of how it fits within a larger narrative, and knowing where they want their story to go will help each person take control of their lives. Each story is unique and up to the individual to where the story goes. With hard work and a desire to change, therapy is a place for this to happen in an accepting and safe environment.
Through my eight years of experience as a foster/adoptive parent, as well as thirteen years working with those coping with trauma, I have found that a supportive person to listen, along with the creative arts, can give the confidence for anyone to control the next chapter of their story (no matter where it started). My expertise is helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, identity issues, abuse, and neglect. I aim to help every client feel heard, respected, and confident enough to change the next chapter of their story in a safe and creative environment.
My path as a therapist began in the educational setting about ten years ago, working with children and teens struggling with Social/Emotional Regulation, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Peer Conflict, and Suicidal Ideations and Tendencies. I also have experience working with children and teens on the Spectrum who have experienced trauma.
I believe in establishing rapport with you, as this is essential to building a trusting therapeutic relationship. I aim to provide a calm, relaxing space where you can feel heard, understood, and supported. I am here to guide you through your struggles and help you build the tools necessary to conquer those struggles.
I am a master’s clinical social worker with a specialty in cognitive behavioral therapy. I utilize multiple modalities in therapy based on the client’s needs, and have experience incorporating methods of dialectical behavioral therapy, somatic therapy, and trauma informed practices. I believe therapy should be client-centered and I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment that allows clients to feel comfortable to heal at their own pace.
I typically work with children 12 and older, through middle aged adults. I’m experienced working with anxiety disorders, depressive symptoms and disorders, mood and personality disorders, neurodivergent behaviors, and life transitions. I like clients to consider therapy as a place to learn more about themselves in a safe environment, and when ready, learn to successfully navigate their lives with the tools learned from our time together. I encourage all clients to understand that therapeutic intervention is best received when the client is committed and open to the process, if you feel that you may need assistance in opening up to the process I am happy to work on this initial step together.
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.
With patience and intention, I seek to connect, understand, and nurture the well-being of others. I believe using an eclectic, trauma-informed, and personalized approach is key to the therapeutic process. By bringing authenticity and honesty to each session, we will work together to recognize, explore, and support your strengths, emotions, and perspectives.
I aim to create a welcoming and non-judgmental environment for you that will promote healing and growth. By holding space for you and your experiences, we will strengthen our trust and connection and begin the therapeutic journey together. My intention is to provide a genuine, receptive, and compassionate space for you to process the human experience.
Each of us has a journey that shapes how we see the world and others. Our journey may throw hurdles at us that come unexpectedly. Through each hurdle, we have those that help to guide us, and by guiding us, we also learn to guide ourselves and grow as people. Each person has a unique story and journey that they are going through. I aim to work with people on their journey through life and provide them with validation and empathy through the roadblocks that life brings. I want people to feel supported and heard through their experiences. I strive to show people guidance through their lives and how to manage daily struggles through listening and helping add tools that will assist you with dealing with your struggles and hardships. Together, we will work on building a trusting and safe environment for you to share your struggles and have someone who is here to listen and walk with you down the path of life you are on. You are not alone in this, I am here to show you that you and your life experiences matter and are an important part of growing as people.
I have experience working with teens and adults who may be dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, substance use, and communication issues. I look forward to walking alongside you and helping you grow as a good person on your journey through life.
Each and every one of us is on our own journey, and sometimes that journey or path can be met with unexplainable hurt, trauma, loss, stress, rejection, family conflict, anxiety, depression, and many other life altering realities. These realities of life we do not have to face alone. Individuals throughout life at one point or another need a helping hand to guide through their own struggle. That is where my passion thrives. As a therapist I look forward to coming alongside you and helping you work through whatever struggle you may be going through.
As a therapist I have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use, rejection, trauma, conflict, relational issues, and stress. These issues at times are difficult to navigate, but as your therapist we will build a therapeutic relationship that helps direct you towards finding your own personal strengths, working through your struggles, finding healthy supports, and seeing yourself with the grace and compassion that we all deserve.
Throughout my education and training I have been intentional about gaining knowledge that will allow me to serve a diverse population to the best of my ability. My experience in the mental health field has primarily consisted of working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings.
Establishing a trusting and positive relationship with my clients is of the utmost importance to me as a therapist. As we work towards accomplishing your personal therapeutic goals, your input and feelings will continuously define our sessions and how we go about meeting your needs. My mission during our time together is to ensure not only a safe space to process, heal, and grow but also to provide you with skills to thrive in the future.
I am Courtney LaRoque and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Student at Northwestern University, practicing in the state of Michigan. My approach blends cultural humility, compassion, practicing coping skills, enhancing well-being, and more to rediscover your meaning and purpose in your life. Counseling aims to empower clients by promoting growth, promoting mental health, wellness, empowerment, and human development by allowing clients to seek our support when they experience problems.
I work with all ages, but specialize in working with children and adolescents in Western Michigan to help them with diagnosis, working through trauma, and those who are looking for effective treatment after having unresolved issues from past mental health concerns.
I work with those with disabilities, religious trauma, depression, anxiety, and/or those with childhood trauma, to regain control of their lives and increase wellness. I use an integrative approach and draw from evidence-based practices and client-centered therapy approaches.
Through my accredited master’s program through CACREP, I feel ready to begin this journey of health and well-being. I have special training and seven years experience working with the neurodivergent population and those with disabilities, have been a part of the counseling field for one year, and plan to graduate from Northwestern with a counseling license and will continue to be an advocate for these groups of individuals in my upcoming practice.
Dr. Drumm attended medical school at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. During residency, he engaged in research utilizing Ketamine for treating various psychiatric disorders with a unique and highly effective protocol.
Dr. Drumm does not see patients at our office.
Dana is a dedicated and board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a passion for mental health that spans over a decade. She firmly believes that mental health is an integral component of overall well-being, impacting not only mental states but also physical health and the ability to manage co-existing conditions.
Her primary objective is to alleviate mental health symptoms by collaboratively tailoring treatment plans for clients of all age groups. Dana is committed to offering evidence-based insights into treatment options, encompassing both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Her aim is to empower client to make informed decisions about their care and become advocates for their own well-being.
Furthermore, Dana is dedicated to assisting clients in achieving fulfilling and purposeful lives. She achieves this by delivering individualized care, offering education, and guiding clients towards valuable resources. Ultimately, her overarching aspiration is to provide evidence-based care that brings about positive transformations in her clients’ lives.
Dana firmly believes in a team-based approach to care, fostering seamless collaboration with primary care physicians and therapists. This collaborative effort allows clients to create personalized, client-centered care plans that work toward achieving positive outcomes. She excels in areas such as medication management, personalized treatment planning, and facilitating coordination with external healthcare providers.
Dana’s professional interests encompass behavioral health, suicide prevention, and trauma-informed care. She is proficient in treating clients of all age groups dealing with a spectrum of conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and personality disorders.
Cassandra is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. Cassandra possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by a natural ability to build rapport with patients and families. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition. As a PMHNP, Cassandra’s role is multifaceted and includes a holistic perspective with each patient she encounters. Her approach includes inter-professional collaboration for the whole person, and a patient centered approach to mental health care and treatment planning. Cassandra has special interests including, but not limited to, the integration of behavioral medicine, trauma informed care, suicide prevention, and integrative health. She strives to meet each patient where they are at in life, and builds a treatment plan according to patient preference, which may include religious or spiritual values, social and cultural values, beliefs about what constitutes quality of life, personal priorities, and beliefs about health. To schedule an appointment with Cassandra Gagliardo, M.S.N., PMHNP-BC , please call our offices at 616.481.3784.
Location: Grand Rapids
I believe that mental health impacts every aspect of our lives and is influenced by various complex factors. After working for ten years as a registered nurse, I realized that all health begins with mental health. I became a nurse practitioner to help better patients achieve their best and most fulfilled lives possible. I received my master’s degree in nursing from Wayne State University and am board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) across the lifespan through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
As a PMHNP, I focus on providing patients with tools to treat their mental health concerns and maximize their wellness, primarily through medication management and building coping skills. I believe treatment should be individualized and that decision-making should be shared between the patient and provider. I look forward to working with patients of all ages and backgrounds to build strong relationships and maximize the quality of life for the long term.
I was born and raised in West Michigan, am a huge sports fan, enjoy being active, and love anything to do with mountains, especially hiking and snowboarding. I look forward to meeting you!
Location: Grand Rapids, Grandville
I am 26 years old and have obtained my Associate’s Degree in Applied Science (AAS) from Ross Medical of Grand Rapids making me a qualified Medical Assistant.
Prior to starting this position, I worked as a Daycare teacher and a Care Aide for a local group home. Eventually transitioning into Homecare and Resident Assisting for the elderly, which in total has given me eight amazing years of caregiving.
My biggest and most rewarding accomplishment is being a full-time mother to the sweetest three-year- old. Outside of work I thoroughly enjoy cooking and reading while also running two businesses. One being Catering/Event planning and the other an Online clothing store.