Rachael Kool, LLPC
Finding solutions to everyday problems people struggle with is what I strive to help each client do in creative ways. I believe the client is the true expert; therefore I help each client that is having a hard time putting their finger on what they need to change, find creative solutions to dealing with their problems.
I specialize in dealing with anxiety issues, depression, eating disorders, and mood disorders but will also see clients who need help navigating Marriage and family issues. I'm not the typical counselor who sits in front of you, waiting for you to talk. Making the client feel comfortable is of top importance to me so I have found that expressive arts, play therapy, and other useful activities can help ease the stress of talking to a stranger. You can find her personal page by clicking here.
Joe Martino, LLPC
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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Wayne Haines, LLPC
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.
Krystie Hague MA, LLPC
My goal is to reach you where you are at, and walk with you through your journey. I think it can be helpful to talk to someone when you are feeling down, anxious or out of control. My goal is to work with you through your struggle; listening and guiding you in this process. I work with couples in premarital and marital counseling and with adults for individual counseling.
I am passionate about some of the issues women are usually left alone to deal with such as miscarriage, abortion, infertility, and postpartum depression. These can lead to fear, anxiety and depression and can rob you of your joy. I think that each person is unique and we all handle life's issues differently. I am one that enjoys a good cup of coffee and a listening ear, what about you?
My treatment throughout therapy entails working with many types of individuals including men, women, and teens. My main focus throughout our journey together is to help you understand daily struggles and find ways of working thru those difficulties. I will take the time to get to know you as an individual, listen to you, respect you, and as a team we will find a way to make life more manageable and enjoyable. I bring a new and fun therapeutic relationship to therapy. Throughout my educational and career trainings I have been exposed to many trauma trainings, which are my main focus of knowledge and I aspire to help those who have suffered long enough from a traumatic experience. Call the center today to begin your journey."
Understanding that each client has a uniquely significant story is very important to me. I believe each client deserves to be listened to and valued in order to build a trusting relationship with them. By hearing your story, I look to see how things like relationships, physical health, spirituality, and economic/financial situation tie into the story you are living. Sometimes these things bring stress to your story and lead to negative thoughts. I want to help you turn those negative thoughts into positive thoughts. I believe there is hope for everyone and want to help you change your story. Together we will set goals and work toward postitve change. Now accepting new clients.
I believe in to taking the time to get to know you, the client, as an individual, in order to get a full picture of your life. By engaging with you and your story, I can get to know not only what you’ve experienced, but also what you think, feel, and believe. I believe taking care of and nourishing the mind, body and spirit is the key to maintaining wellness. I think counseling is a unique opportunity to create, find, surrender and explore our true selves. I think this exploration ultimately leads to discovery; and discovery of our true selves helps to achieve the growth we all strive for. The journey is not always easy but I believe it’s worthwhile.
I counsel individuals of a wide variety of ages who are experiencing life transitions, be it parenting struggles, mood disorders, grief and loss, marriages beginning or ending, or other life skill development. Together, through self-evaluation, we can build effective strategies to improve relationships, self-esteem, and/or self-worth.