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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Ashley Hanberry, LPC
DIRECTOR OF INTERNS
It seems like it’s way too easy to get lost or stuck in life. Sometimes it can be a slow build-up over time, or a major life event can quickly bring life crashing down. Whatever it is that’s gotten you here, I would love to work with you to help you live the life you want.
I believe in taking the time to get to know each client's uniqueness and what they are going through. It's very important that each client feel valued and respected throughout their counseling process. My goal in every session is to provide a compassionate and encouraging environment to help people gain confidence in the choices they make.
I have helped people struggling with anxiety, relationships issues, trauma, identity development, and life transitions. I am passionate about helping those who feel lost, stuck, overwhelmed, or afraid. I believe it's important to have a relaxed and positive environment where we can work together to create changes and growth. We’ll work together to find a way to help you work through your unique struggle.
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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Rachael Kool, LPC
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.
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.
Stacey Vandenberg, LPC, NCC, CAADC
I am a licensed therapist with over 17 years of experience helping others to navigate life’s journey. I offer a judgment free environment to overcomes life challenges and provide a safe haven for self-discovery.
Through the process of self-discovery my clients have recognized their ability to heal and gain a greater insight into self-empowerment. The goal is to realize that each individual and family has the power to live a life where they can control their anxiety, anger, fears, past trauma, and overall thoughts and emotions to create an opportunity of growth leading to self enrichment, better relationships, and an improved sense of well being.
Regardless of the obstacles or negative experiences, each of us have the ability to overcome life challenges and discover our own peace.
Now accepting new clients!
Betsy Love, MFT
I deeply love and value people. It is with this care and concern that I approach each session. I know that it can be scary to walk into a therapy room and share things that require great vulnerability. It is my hope that through intentional conversation and listening, you would feel heard, valued, safe, and empowered. I consider it a privilege and an honor to meet people in their most challenging times and journey alongside them to higher ground.
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.
Ryan Hanberry, LLPC
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
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.