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.
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.
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.
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
Do you need someone to walk alongside you as you navigate difficult times and seek personal growth? I am honored to offer a safe place for healing conversations. I have over 10 years of experience working with youth, families and individuals both in Latin America, as well as in the United States. My particular passions include helping couples restore and enjoy their marriages, empowering youth – using techniques such as play therapy – as they navigate their own particular struggles, and working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Using a variety of methods such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy I meet individuals where they are and help guide them down the road to healing. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish, so I am equipped to counsel in either language.
¿Usted necesita a alguien que lo acompañe mientras navega tiempos difíciles y busca crecimiento personal? Me siento honrado de ofrecer un lugar seguro para conversaciones sanadoras. Tengo más de 10 años de experiencia trabajando con jóvenes, familias e individuos tanto en Latino América como en los Estados Unidos. Mis pasiones particulares incluyen ayudar a las parejas a restaurar y disfrutar sus matrimonios, empoderar a los jóvenes – usando técnicas como la terapia de juego – mientras ellos navegan sus luchas particulares, y trabajar con personas de diferentes trasfondos culturales. Usando una variedad de métodos, tales como la Terapia de Aceptación y Compromiso, Terapia de Comportamiento basado en Atención Plena, y Terapia interpersonal. Soy totalmente bilingüe en Ingles y Español, así que estoy equipado para dar consejería en ambos idiomas.
Cortney Duffner, LMSW
Ashley Hanberry MA, LPC
Team Leader, Grandville office
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.
Andrew Olson, LLPC
"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.
Ryan Hanberry, LLPC
Team Leader, Grandville office
Jenny Vander Wilp MA, LLPC
Jennifer is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor. She has experience working primarily with women, ages 10-100, who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, and other areas of concern. Jennifer believes the counseling relationship between the client and counselor should be one that is genuine, safe, and comfortable; and she seeks to provide that to her clients. Jennifer has over 3 years of experience and understands that life’s struggles can hide the evidence that there can be hope for a change. It is Jennifer’s passion to encourage and help direct you back to your resources of hope, tap into them, and help you begin to live life to the fullest once again.
She is considered an eclectic therapist and she uses many different theories to meet each client’s individual need. She understands that a positive, client-directed atmosphere fosters growth and change.
Key areas Jennifer has experience working with: Anxiety, depression, self-concept strengthening, biblical counseling, spiritual abuse, social anxiety, PTSD, Bi-Polar Disorder, and many other concerns.
Terri McElwee MA, LLPC
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.
Lindsay Bryan, Administrative Support
Kim Cottrell, Customer Care Representative/ Medical Billing Specialist