EJ Bast, MA, LPC

Professional Counselor

Specialties: 

ANXIETY                                DEPRESSION

COUPLES                              MENS ISSUES

ABUSE                                  SPIRITUAL ISSUES

EMDR

Personal Statement:  Working as a therapist is my dream job! It is my mission to help people discover and develop their God-given strengths and abilities so they can  cope more effectively  with life’s challenges. Through  trauma-informed, solution focused practices, my goal is to help my clients navigate through their stormy seasons with increased grace and confidence. 

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Meet the Staff

Our purpose is to provide quality comprehensive professional counseling services for individuals and families that promote healing and health for families and communities.

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Cassandra Bates, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC 

Professional Counselor

Specialties:

 

ANXIETY                                ADDICTIONS        DEPRESSION                        SUBSTANCE ABUSE  GRIEF/TRAUMA                    COUPLES                  EMDR             

Personal Statement:  “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”( James 1:12)  I believe that every person has experienced challenges in their lives and I feel that it is in these times of stress that we have the potential to affect the change required to resolve issues which cause personal distress.  Although the counseling process requires tremendous courage and determination I believe that facing challenges leads to discovery of one’s own inner strength and creation of meaning.  As a counselor it is my role to assist in the process of self-discovery and to tap into inner ability through facilitating the process which allows for individuals to accept personal responsibility and take action in order to achieve resolution.

Barry Brigham, MA, LLP, LPC 

Professional Counselor

Specialties:

ADHD                                              ANXIETY 

CHILDREN’S ISSUES                     DEPRESSION 

DIVORCE RECOVERY                     DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 

EMDR                                              FAMILY CONFLICT 

MARITAL CONFLICT                       PLAY THERAPY 

PTSD                                               SEXUAL ABUSE 

SEXUAL ADDICTION                      SPIRITUAL ISSUES

STRESS MANAGEMENT               TRAUMA RECOVERY 

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

Personal Statement:  It is my belief that people need truth to be emotionally and spiritually healthy.  The Bible is the primary source of truth and directs the counseling services that I provide.  My hope is that the loving compassion of Christ is evident in my counsel, whether I am visiting with a troubled married couple or a young child who has been the victim of abuse.  The identified desire of the client is the target of the counseling sessions and my goal to help each individual, couple or family experience freedom.
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Jerry Brown, MA, LPC, NCC 

Professional Counselor

Specialties:

ABUSE                                       GRIEF/LOSS

ADDICTIONS                              SPIRITUALITY     

ANXIETY                                    COUPLES    

SHAME                                      TRAUMA/PTSD

DEPRESSION                            PREMARITAL/MARRIAGE

ANGER MANAGEMENT            SUBSTANCE/RECOVERY               

​Personal Statement: The counseling relationship begins with and focuses on addressing the client’s immediate and long-term concerns. Real, lasting change involves growth and change in our whole self—thinking, feelings, behaviors, relationships, and spirituality. But there really is hope. Jesus tells us that freedom comes by knowing the truth while we are growing in relationship with Him. It is my desire that clients experience the compassion and grace of Jesus while we pursue truth, change, growth, and freedom together.

Rob Cook, MA, LPC, CFLE, ACS 

Professional Therapist 

Specialties:  

ANXIETY                                               DEPRESSION

CONFLICT RESOLUTION                     COUPLES

ABUSE/TRAUMA                                 EMDR

PARENTING                                         RELATIONSHIPS

SPIRITUAL ISSUES                                                           

Personal Statement:  A fundamental objective of the therapeutic process is maturity.  Maturity both personally and rationally.  For me, the counseling process is viewed from a holistic and comprehensive perspective.  Holistic meaning physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual.  Comprehensive means we utilize a multidisciplinary partnership when appropriate, to facilitate your goals and objectives throughout the change process.

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Dianna Crawford, MSW, LMSW 

Licensed Social Worker 

Specialties: 

 

CHILD/ADOLESCENT                      SOCIAL SKILLS        ANXIETY                                           DEPRESSION          CONFLICT                                         TRAUMA

RELATIONSHIPS                              FAMILY

           

Personal Statement:  Working as a therapist is my dream job! It is my mission to help people discover and develop their God-given strengths and abilities so they can  cope more effectively  with life’s challenges. Through  trauma-informed, solution focused practices, my goal is to help my clients navigate through their stormy seasons with increased grace and confidence. 

Candace Davis, MA, LLPC 

Professional Counselor  

Specialties: 

 

18 & OLDER                         EATING DISORDERS        ADDICTIONS                    GRIEF                        ANXIETY                                  MARRIAGE      

CAREER COUNSELING           IDENTITY

DEPRESSION                          SPIRITUAL DISCOVERY

           

Personal Statement:  Taking the first step towards change, healing, and freedom can be one of the hardest, yet one of the most rewarding.  Acknowledging the need you have for help or change is that first step.  I consider it a privilege to be invited into your journey.  In partnering with you, it is my aim to develop a safe and open therapeutic relationship while coming alongside you to achieve your goals for therapy and ultimately empower you to create a new normal of healthy choices along your journey.  I believe that the power of choice is central to your success in counseling.  Through a combination of psycho-educational approaches, behavioral techniques, and evidence based practices I can help you navigate your choices that are necessary to achieve your goals.  

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Lisa DeKryger, LLPC 

Professional Counselor  

Specialties:

   

ANXIETY                              MINISTRY CONFLICTS 

DEPRESSION                      RELATIONSHIP CONFLICTS 

FAMILY/PARENTING           COUPLES            

GRIEF/LOSS                        TRAUMA

SELF ESTEEM                   LIFE EVENTS & TRANSITION

Personal Statement:  My approach to counseling is integrative, using both counseling theories and biblical principles (when desired) together to bring about growth, healing, and positive change. Clients will be met with acceptance, genuineness, and positive regard as we look to assess their needs. Treatment will be planned according to individual needs.

Teah Doyle, MA, LPC

Professional Counselor  

Specialties:  

ANXIETY                               PARENTING/FAMILY

TRAUMA                              ADOPTION

EMDR                                   DEPRESSION                  ADHD                                   BLENDED FAMILY ISSUES

SPIRITUAL ISSUES            MARRIAGE/REL. CONFLICT 

​​Personal Statement:  I love being a counselor and find such honor in being able to walk with clients through their difficult times and battling their deepest fears. I feel strongly that Jesus has set me apart for this work. I believe in the healing power of Jesus and feel He is the author of lasting change. I believe the primary source of God’s truth is the Bible and so look to it as the authority in the services I provide. (John 17:17) My prayer is that He will work through me to help others experience healing from life’s difficulties, pursue more authentic relationships with one another and live life to its fullest. (John 10:10)  I'm a big believer in using animals in the healing process, so I do use my therapy dog in select sessions.

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Diane Finch, MA, LPC, BCC

Professional Counselor  

Specialties:  

16 & OLDER                         RELATIONSHIPS

ANXIETY                               BLENDED FAMILIES               DEPRESSION                       COLLEGE/CAREER               MARRIAGE CONFLICT         SPIRITUAL HEALTH

Personal Statement:  My name is Diane Finch and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has also worked as a career and life coach.  I received my education from Spring Arbor University.  As a Christian, I enter into each relationship knowing that every person is a highly valued creation of God.  My goal is to create a place that is warm, caring and safe where you can find hope and healing for yourself and your relationships.  Over the past 15 years I’ve worked with individuals and couples in helping them achieve their career and relationship goals.  I’ve done this both in ministry, working at a college, and private practice.

Diane and Dan,  Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach

Specialties:

SYMBIS - PREMARITAL COUNSELING FACILITATOR 

GOTTMAN COUPLES TRAINING

Personal Statement:  My husband Dan and I enjoy working with couples helping them identify destructive patterns of behavior and giving them tools to promote change.  We all have a pain cycle based on how we have experienced love and safety in relationships.  These primary feelings along with negative ways of operating stay with us into adulthood unless we take the time to become aware and address these destructive patterns.  Dan and I have worked through our own marriage struggles, and now feel blessed to help others bring healing to their relationships.

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Dennis Goodrich, MA, LPC 

Professional Counselor 

Specialties:  

MENTAL  HEALTH      MARRIAGE AND FAMILY    

Personal Statement:  My mission is to bring healing grace to real people with real problems for restoration, reconciliation and change.

Lara M. Jacobs, MA, LLPC 

Professional Counselor 

Specialties:

 

ANXIETY                                              DEPRESSION    

ANGER MANAGEMENT                      MINDFULNESS        TRAUMA                                              SOCIAL SKILLS      BEHAVIORAL ISSUES                        ADHD        GRIEF

DIVORCE SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS   

Personal Statement:  It is my passion to work with children.  I believe every child is a gift from God and has been given personal strengths.  Along with being a child comes many challenges and many emotions.  I will be here to help guide your child in learning appropriate expression of feelings and enhance their self-esteem so they can be the best they can be.  I will incorporate a loving, Godly approach to ensure your child feels comfortable during our sessions together.

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Laura Kellicut, MA, LPC 

Professional Counselor 

Specialties: 

 

CHILD & ADOLESCENT          DEPRESSION

FAMILIES                                   TRAUMA/GRIEF

MARRIAGE                                CHILDHOOD BEHAVIOR

ANXIETY                                    EMDR  

Personal Statement:  Counseling is a personal and involved process, which is both educational and developmental. My approach is person-centered, believing that God has given each client and/or family the ability to change and grow toward a healthy and whole life. Our God is one who restores us from our brokenness. I view my role as a counselor to be an avenue through which God’s healing may come. I see all people as God’s beloved creation and therefore worthy of acceptance, compassion, and support. I view myself as this support, and try to foster a counseling environment that feels safe in order to encourage engagement in the counseling process, and ultimately growth and restoration within the client.

Nick Kellogg, M. DIV.

Pastoral Counselor 

SPECIALTIES:

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING                       DEPRESSION  ANXIETY                                                     MENS ISSUES      SPIRITUAL ISSUES                                   PARENTING          COUPLES COUNSELING 

Personal Statement:  I believe that what matters is what lasts. That means that short sighted solutions to big problems are not my goal. It also means that I want to be about people as we are one of a few things that will last into eternity. My hope and prayer when I meet someone is that our interaction will encourage both of us to love and worship our creator and savior more than we did before meeting. I also believe that God has given us many helpful tools to navigate this life. One of the greatest tools he has given is also one of the least appreciated, other people. That is why I am here. 

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Debbie Pawell, MA, LLP, LPC

Professional Counselor 

Specialties:

 

ABUSE/NEGLECT                            DOMESTIC

VIOLENCE                                        ADHD                          FAMILY ISSUES                               ANGER MANAGEMENT  GRIEF/LOSS                                    ANXIETY                         PLAY THERAPY                               ATTACHMENT ISSUES  SCHOOL PROBLEM                        CHILDREN OF DIVORCE  SELF-ESTEEM                                DEPRESSION                  TRAUMA                                          PREMARITAL/MARRIAGE CHILDREN                                       PARENTING

Personal Statement:  I believe that God gives each of us gifts, and it is my desire to use the gifts God has given me to help young people in times of need. I believe that God desires us to know His tremendous love for us and I strive for my clients to know this as well. I believe in the importance of seeking out God for guidance in our lives. When we draw upon Him for strength, we can cope with struggles in life more effectively. It is my desire to provide support and guidance to children, adolescents, and adults to promote personal growth, hope, and healing. I enjoy building relationships with people by demonstrating grace and compassion while walking alongside them through difficult issues in their lives to help move them towards peace and emotional health. 

Esteban Rivera, MA, LLPC

Professional Counselor 

Specialties:

 

EMDR                                                    TRAUMA

FIRST RESPONDERS

Personal Statement: 

I served my Country.

I served my Community.

And now, serving those who served.

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Ivonne Snider, MA, LPC

Professional Counselor 

Specialties:

 

WOMEN’S STRUGGLES        STRESS MANAGEMENT

ANXIETY                                 RELATIONSHIPS

DEPRESSION                        ADOLESCENT - ADULT WOMEN

 

Personal Statement:  John 10:10 “ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  Jesus is the giver of an abundant life regardless of the challenges that come.  It is a pleasure for me to walk alongside you as you discover the abundant life that Jesus has to offer. 

Danielle W. Standish, PHD, LP

Licensed Psychologist 

Specialties:

 

ANXIETY                    SPIRITUAL ISSUES

DEPRESSION            RELATIONSHIPS

TRAUMA                    MINDFULNESS/MEDITATION

GRIEF/LOSS              SUPERVISION

 

MULTICULTURAL/RACIAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT

TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION ISSUES

Personal Statement:  I am Dr. Danielle W. Standish. I am a fully licensed psychologist. I have over 25 years of clinical mental health experience. It is my desire to help clients gain and maintain optimal mental health. I believe in creating a safe space to explore and learn about one’s feelings, thoughts and behaviors. I use talk therapy as well as meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing and overall body awareness to help get to the root of the issues. I’m honored to help clients in their movement toward better mental wellness.

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Emma Trobeck, MA, LLPC

Professional Counselor 

Specialties:

ANXIETY                          COLLEGE STUDENT TRANSITIONS  10 & OLDER                    COPING SKILLS/MINDFULNESS ADULT ATTACHMENT                    SPIRITUALITY           

SELF ESTEEM                               SOCIAL SKILLS         WOMEN'S ISSUES                        DEPRESSION   

Personal Statement:  My approach to counseling is person-centered, strengths-based and hope filled.  I view each person as unique with individualized care and needs that will be assessed during our time together.  I believe in the importance of integrative, holistic care and may incorporate Biblical principles and practices into our time together such as; therapeutic prayer and Bible reading, if desired.  I will seek to understand you from a social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental standpoint.

Stacey Venema, MSW, LMSW

Licensed Social Worker 

Specialties: 

 

CHILD/ADOLESCENT/ADULT                   EMDR

ANXIETY                                                     TRAUMA

DEPRESSION                                                         MARRIAGE

Personal Statement:  My heart has always been bent towards helping others find their way through their pain. I feel God has given me a gift and has called me to be a therapist. I feel privileged to be invited into the middle of people’s darkest storms to be an anchor while they learn more about themselves and God. I focus on treating the mind, body, and soul. I believe that all 3 components impact mental health and growth in thought patterns, physical health, and relationship with God can reduce symptoms and bring healing. I also use evidenced based strategies as I find that researched methods line up with the Bible, since God is the creator of all things. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects of therapy and my hope is to provide a space where you would feel comfortable not only to cry but to laugh too. My goal is to be comforting while also being the person that will push you to do the hard work of healing and growth.

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Marcy Wujkowski, MA, LLP, LPC

Professional Counselor 

Specialties:

 

ADULTS                                     TEENS                 

FAMILIES                                  MARRIAGES                DEPRESSION                            ANXIETY     

TRAUMA                                    ANGER MANAGEMENT            IDENTITY ISSUES                     SPIRITUAL FORMATION          THERAPEUTIC PRAYER           SPECIAL NEEDS ISSUES      RECOVERY/ PTSD GRIEF AND LOSS

Personal Statement:  I strive to help people reach their full potential through a counseling approach that facilitates awareness and understanding of one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  I focus on changing faulty belief systems, healing of emotions, and developing healthier ways of responding to life’s circumstances.  I integrate a process of applying God’s love and truth to issues of emotional, physical, and mental health for those desiring a faith perspective.  It is my hope to see people restored in their whole being and loving a life of joy and freedom!

Front Office Staff

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Kerry Brigham 

Administrative Assistant 

Coming soon.....

Alyssa Faye

Director of Marketing 

Personal Statement: I am currently a full time student at a university.  One day I hope to help the mental health community, as this is something I have been passionate about for many years.  "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful." (John 14:27)

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Amy DeGraaf

Administrative Specialist 

Volunteer work: 

CUB SCOUT DEN MOM            ALLIGATOR SANCTUARY

RUN CAMP TEAM LEADER       

CHURCH NURSERY - WORKER

Personal Statement:  "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."  (Philippians 4:13)  Some activities I enjoy partaking in are drinking coffee, spending quality time with family, hiking, being outdoors, and meditating in Gods word.

Hannah Diggs

Administrative Specialist 

Personal Statement:  I am currently a student at Michigan State University.  I am passionate about many things but in particular I am passionate about Jesus, Spanish, humanitarian work, exploring the outdoors and cookies.  "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you."  (Matthew 17:20)

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