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.
Kim Christmas MA, LPC
Life is a journey with many ups and downs and twists and turns. Sometimes we find ourselves somewhere we didn’t expect to be, struggling to move forward and feeling stuck in a place we’re not happy being. During these times, talking with a mental health professional can prove very helpful. I have a passion and a love for working with people. I enjoy walking along side my clients, helping guide them through the “tough times” and helping them live their best life.
I have experience working with adults and adolescents. I’ve worked with many adolescents who are victims of childhood trauma who have struggled with anger issues, self-harm, impulsivity, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and sexual identity struggles. I’ve also worked with adults who struggle with mental health challenges.
Everyone is unique and special in their own way. I truly enjoy getting to know every client I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with.
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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The experiences in our lives shape how we move through life. They influence our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, language, and relationships in positive and painful ways. Sometimes life events can throw you mentally and physically off balance, creating distress in your life and leave you feeling unsteady, uncertain, unprepared, and stuck trying to figure out how to move forward.
For over 10 years, I have had the honor as a corrective exercise specialist and wellness coach to provide a compassionate and supportive environment where individuals experiencing the life-altering obstacles and challenges associated with chronic pain can feel safe, heard, valued, accepted, and empowered to discover their own unique path toward healing, hope, restoration, and wholeness. My combined experience in fields of counseling, health, and fitness guide my holistic and collaborative approach to counseling. I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults and adults facing a range of life challenges including anxiety, cultivating meaning and purpose, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, working through life changes, and trauma. I consider it an honor to walk alongside you and strive to create a safe, honoring, and trusting space where you can navigate, heal and grow through your current or chronic life experiences.
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.
Alex Brito MA, LLPC
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Dorman and Associates
Independent Contractor with Joe Martino Counseling Network
Please note: Dr. Dorman is an Independent Contractor with our organization. He is his own entity and therefore has his own billing department, policies, and mission. Dr. Dorman is also not contracted with the same insurance companies as our group. Our group can setup appointments for him but cannot answer questions regarding billing.
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.
In Loving Memory
On April 2, 2018, Marissa passed away after a long battle with cancer. Marissa was a phenomenal therapist! She joined our practice in 2014 and learned every aspect of the business. She was known around the office for her wisdom, love for life, and finding joy in the journey. She would choose joy many days, even when she did not feel the best. She saw clients up until her final days here on earth. Marissa is missed dearly and will always be a part of us. You can learn more about her life, and the reason for her joy by watching this documentary of her life. https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/199050
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 a 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, roadblocks 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.
Joe Martino Owner
Erica Martino Manager
Ashley Sneary Team Leader Grandville
Ryan Hanberry Team Leader Grandville
Kim Cottrell Client Service Representative Billing
Lindsay Bryan Client Service Representative Appointments
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