Joe Martino, LPC
Finding healthy ways to communicate is what I strive to teach each of my clients. I specialize in relationship therapy, which may involve couples, parent/child, friends, or co-workers. I want to help each client strengthen any relationship they may have. Relationships can be hard. You can care about someone and still have destructive patterns of communication.
I strive to make each client feel heard, valued and safe. When we can achieve this, he or she will be on a path to mental wellness. I want to help each person learn new and better ways to communicate. Sometimes, we just need to be heard by someone. I want to hear from each client by listening deeply to what they are saying. I believe that by listening to each person and helping them uncover the potential consequences to each decision they are considering I can help them to make choices that are right for them. I believe each person's situation is unique and should be treated on its own merit.
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Erica Martino MA, LLPC
Director Of Operations
I have worked with individuals, couples, and children in a non-therapist role for the past 20 years. In the past year, working as a therapist, clients have found me to be warm, friendly and engaging. My desire is that every person feels safe and comfortable in my presence so that together we can navigate the troubles of life. I believe in empowering clients to be the best person they can be! I will be your biggest fan, your best listener and maybe the only person in your life that believes in you or your relationship.
Wayne Haines, LPC
Finding ways to change thought pattern can be difficult. It is not uncommon for individuals to find themselves thinking, “I am worthless”, “Nobody loves me”, “I will always be like this”. It is easy to get caught up in destructive thinking, and often a person has no idea how to change. As a therapist, I focus on the individual. It is my desire to help each client go from destructive thoughts to healthy, positive thoughts.
Whether you are married, single, young or elderly, I want to help you become the person you want to be. I strive to provide my clients with a comfortable and safe environment. Each person is unique and different. It is my desire to help each client overcome dysfunctional thinking and behavior, and strive to achieve individual wellness.
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Dean Dorman Ed.D, Licensed Psychologist
I am a licensed psychologist and hold a doctorate from Western Michigan University. I have been a therapist in private practice specializing in couples counseling for over twenty years. Currently, I reside with my family in West Michigan. I am considered an expert in the areas of couples counseling, depression, anger management and Attention Deficit Disorder.
Creo en la búsqueda de la comprensión de lo que alguien está pasando y colaborando en qué hacer para hacerlo mejor. Cada individuo tiene fortalezas únicas y es el experto en sí mismos; Por lo tanto, tiene el mejor conocimiento de lo que puede ser útil para ellos. Deseo que cada individuo o familia se sienta oído y participe activamente en la creación de cambios positivos para ellos mismos. Tengo experiencia trabajando con padres, adolescentes y niños de diversos orígenes abordando una variedad de asuntos incluyendo preocupaciones de comportamiento, ADHD, depresión y ansiedad. Hablo español y he estado proporcionando terapia a las familias de habla hispana en el condado de Kent durante los últimos 3 años.
"In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for their own personal growth"
I deeply enjoy the collaborative nature of counseling and helping people achieve increased stability and clarity so they can build the lives they want to. I believe that each person is unique, as are the problems they sometimes need help with. Therefore, designing solutions that are as fitted to you as your problems are is my primary goal. In order to achieve this, building a strong relationship of trust and understanding is very important to me. You don't come to counseling to feel judged or worried about being yourself, so my goal for each session is to foster an environment where neither of those concerns exist as we work together to lighten your emotional load.
I have helped people through various difficulties, from things like depression and anxiety, all the way through to uncertainties about their core identity. As such, I am very comfortable taking on clients with a wide variety of concerns. Augmenting my clinical education with empathy, acceptance, and active listening, I have found success in illuminating the personal strengths each client can use to make the changes they need and become happier in life.
Chris Ostrander, LMSW
My background is in treating clients from all walks of life with most having mental health concerns coupled with trauma and/or addiction. There are three main goals I pursue with my clients. First is to create a safe, collaborative relationship where the client is valued and heard. Secondly, I help clients gain the self-awareness and skills to make better choices and solve problems. Third, I help clients accept what they cannot change and be at peace with who they are.
One of my main tools is empathy. I really strive to see things from my client's perspective. Every client is unique, so I am very flexible and skilled in several therapeutic disciplines. My focus is to use the therapeutic interventions that work best for the client.
Life can be challenging and many people feel hopeless, helpless and worthless. I believe that the role of a counselor is to be there for people in times of crisis and life transition. Change is possible and hope is powerful. I believe that every client has what they need inside themselves for healing, hope, and emotional wellness but at times need help in identifying these. I strive to work with each client to help them uncover the thoughts and beliefs that disrupt their daily life. Working together we can identify faulty beliefs and patterns of thinking that affect personal growth. My goal is to help my clients live a life with quality, purpose, and meaning. My area of interest is in helping individuals at risk for suicide or other self-injury, as well as individuals and families with a loved one who died by suicide.
Marissa Freyling MA, LLPC
Human Resource Manager
Have you ever had a pair of sunglasses with the perfect lens to look through? Then one day, you lose them. The task of finding a new pair that has similar feel, comparable look, and same perspective can seem quite daunting. It may be a silly analogy, but I believe counseling can often have the same effect.
Life is a journey of ups and downs, road blocks and detours, times of sorrow, and moments of joy. Often times we look at each area in our lives through the same perspective, the same lens. My goal is to help you gain new perspectives, to guide you in taking a fresh look at life through a new lens. To see the beauty in the broken, to choose joy in the midst of sadness, to find courage in the face of fear, and to have patience in times of longing.
I consider it an honor to walk alongside someone wherever they find themselves within the journey of life. I have a passion for helping children blossom into their personalities and illuminating their emotions, for building a safe and trusting relationship with teenagers who are discovering themselves and their purpose in life, and for adults who are struggling to find balance and value among the pressures of life.
Erica Sehling MA, LLPC
I have passion in helping adults and adolescents. I have helped those who have struggled with anxiety, depression, identity, loss, sexuality, intimacy, relationship issues, suicidal ideations, self-esteem, abuse, and life change adjustments. Every individual is an expert of their own their own life story. Together we can navigate the path and utilize your strengths in overcoming obstacles and achieving your counseling goals.
Every individual should celebrate in their uniqueness, finding happiness and solace in who they are and what they bring to the world. Sometimes life can present us with reasons and situations that can make this difficult to achieve. Making that first step can be hard, as changes are often needed to be made but aren’t often easy. Together we can overcome the obstacles of change together. I believe every person has an innate inclination to strive towards self-actualization and self-fulfillment. I strive to maintain a relationship of comfort, trust, understanding, and emotional support in a counseling session. I provide an atmosphere free of judgment and full of acceptance no matter the individual or situation.
Donna VanderKodde MA, LLPC
Whatever has brought you to this point--whether it be a slow process or a significant event that has disturbed your world-can make life feel overwhelming. How we perceive life is what is important. Navigating life’s obstacles and relationships are challenging, but both can be improved with healthy communication and a new perspective. I am passionate about assisting you to improve your relationships in a non-judgmental atmosphere, to identify what is and isn’t working in current communication patterns, to gain self-awareness and skills that will help you make better choices, to look clearly at potential consequences, to problem-solve, and to help you learn healthy ways to cope with life challenges. By creating a relationship where you feel heard, valued, and safe, I work to ensure that therapy becomes a place of self-discovery, where destructive thoughts and dysfunctional patterns are uncovered and new, positive skills and ways of thinking are learned to bring growth and restoration. I pledge to walk with you in your vulnerability and through life’s struggles. My goal is not to change you but to help you facilitate the change you desire and bring you to the place where you want to be, or to help you accept the unchangeable to achieve peace.
I have extensive personal experience in parenting (Mom to 7; 6 adopted; some with ADD), and have dealt with grief issues such as infertility and miscarriage, as well as pre and post adoption issues. I have also helped college-aged individuals who are searching for their purpose and dealing with adjustment and anxiety issues, and I have mentored individuals and provided them with leadership growth skills. I am a skilled, caring, compassionate, sensitive counselor who is committed to giving you exceptional care.
Joe Martino Owner
Erica Martino Manager
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