Joe Martino, LPC
Owner, Director of Interns
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.
Joe is the author of the book, The Emotionally Secure Couple, which can be purchased on his webpage, Amazon or wherever quality books are sold.
You can find his personal webpage by clicking here.
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.
"Are you struggling? I believe in meeting each client where they are, and taking time to understand each person's unique situation. I aim to create a safe and non-judgmental space for client's to participate in healing conversations. That space starts with a quality relationship built on trust and acceptance, no matter who you are and what you are going through. I believe counseling is a brave step toward overall wellness, and my passion is to walk alongside my clients as they improve their lives.
I have over 8 years of experience working with individuals and families in times of crisis, mental health concerns, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). I am experienced in the areas of TBI, anxiety, depression, ADHD, caregiver stress and burnout, chronic illness and pain. I have also enjoyed helping clients struggling with identity and self-esteem concerns, relationship issues, grief, and LGBTQIA+ specific concerns. I use an integrative approach to meet the unique needs of each individual client. Whatever you are struggling with, together we can work to overcome obstacles and progress toward your goals. "
Kim is now accepting new clients! A bonus is she can take Priority Health insurance!! If you have been waiting to been seen at our office, and could not because of Priority Health, we encourage you to come see Kim!
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.
My purpose in counseling is to help people find peace and hope in difficult circumstances. I enjoy helping my clients find their own solutions to their problems based on the strengths they have. I challenge clients to develop strong thinking habits to be better prepared for the future.
I excel at working with families and children going through hard transitions such as military deployments, divorce, and grieving using. I have also been very successful in helping people who are experiencing anxiety and depression, especially when the symptoms are associated with trauma.
I have served with the Army National Guard for almost 15 years as holding both enlisted and officer ranks. Currently, I am in the Chaplain program and teach Military marriage and family resiliency training as part of the Strong Bonds program. During my time in the Army, I have been certified in Master Resiliency Training, ASIST suicide first aid, and the PREP marriage and family training curriculum.
Heather Hess, Ph.D.
The decision to work with a mental health professional can seem overwhelming. My purpose as a psychologist is to help you feel as comfortable and safe as possible so that you are empowered to initiate the changes you want for your life. In a collaborative environment, I strive to help you navigate hurts of the past, deal with stressors of the present, and outline your future goals. Whether you are dealing with addiction, trauma, feelings of hopelessness, racing thoughts, social fears, difficulty concentrating, relationship issues, or other concerns, I provide a trusting relationship in a judgement free atmosphere that can help you achieve wellness.
I have experience working with individuals of all ages, families, and couples in a therapeutic setting. Aside from therapy, I also specialize in providing psychological assessments to help provide you and/or your family with a more concise picture of what is contributing to various difficulties in your life. Psychological testing is valuable in lending meaningful insight into possible effective interventions. If you are concerned that you or your child may have a barrier that is contributing to academic, social, or occupational difficulties, I can help.
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.
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
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
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.
Karrie Quintino MA, LLPC
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and the thought of seeking counseling can be daunting. Taking that first step can be hard but results of taking that step could make life that much easier for you. As your counselor I will take the time to get to know you, meet you where you are on your journey and walk alongside you. Together we will figure out how you can become the best you.
I specialize in trauma but I also have experience helping individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. My goal is to make you feel valued, safe and heard while cultivating a relationship of trust and mutual understanding that is free of judgment.
I believe each person's life and circumstance is unique and should be treated as such. With that in mind, I will focus on you, not try to fit you into someone else’s mold. We all have the ability to change and as your counselor, I will help you see that ability more clearly. It would be an honor to guide you as you learn how to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
Dorman And Associates, Independent Contractor
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.
Lindsay Bryan, Office Manager
Kim Cottrell, Director of Billing, Office Manager
Alexandria Meyers, Customer Support
Kendra Martino, Customer Support
Brandi Dekok, Bookkeeper, and Finance