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Need to find a therapist?
Finding a good fit for counseling is often tough. We hope to make it a little bit easier for you. Although we think Mental Wellness Counseling is a great place, you might be looking for something different. Here are some other counselors in the Traverse City area that we are pretty darn fond of.
All of these therapists are people that we know. Most are members of the Northern Michigan Psychology Network or Licensed Professional Counselors of Northern Michigan. We’ve talked and feel comfortable with one another. Finding a good therapist can be quite a journey, hopefully this list helps.
What do all those letters mean?
LLP Limited Licensed Psychologist, highest level for a Master’s level psychologist. TLLP are within the 2-year temporary license
Ph.D. Doctorate in Philosophy, common for psychologists
Psy.D. Doctorate in Psychology, common for psychologists
LPC Licensed Professional Counselor, or LLPC is they have a limited license
NCC Nationally Certified Counselor, they’ve passed the national board and completed all their hours.
Steve Greenman | Thoughtful Experience
Steve specializes in counseling complex family situations, substance abuse, and parenting.
Steve Greenman, MA, LPC, NCC is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and joined Mental Wellness Counseling in 2012.
- Bachelors of Arts: Michigan State University (Psychology & American/Russian History)
- State of Michigan teacher certification
- Masters in Arts from Western Michigan University with a focus on Community Counseling
- Certification in substance abuse counseling
- Works with complex family situations
- Youth ages 12+
- Adoption counseling and support
- Adults dealing with transition, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues
Steve is a life long resident of Northern Michigan who has a passion for reading, writing, music and helping others. Steve is a Traverse City counselor. Steve’s counseling philosophy is holistic, approaching each issue on its own merit and evaluating influences to help overcome life’s dilemmas.
Tarah Elhardan| Purposeful Growth
Tarah wants to reassure individuals and families struggling with difficult life events that they do not have to face their issues alone.
Tarah K. Elhardan is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and joined Mental Wellness Counseling in 2013.
- Bachelors of Arts: Awarded in Psychology from Michigan State University
- Masters of Arts: Awarded in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Michigan University
Tarah is a native of Traverse City who has a passion for helping others find happiness and peace within themselves. She works from a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach where she helps clients find how their thoughts and behaviors connect. She focuses on food intolerance such as gluten-free living, lactose intolerance, and other eating issues. Through her own personal experiences and research with she has found a passion for nutrition and its connection with mental health. Tarah takes a holistic approach to counseling, considering the mind and body as a whole. She feels that one needs to have a healthy mind to live a happy and fulfilling life.
As a team, Tarah will work with individuals towards positive change. Even though Tarah has a passion for wellness, she helps individuals with other needs including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and relationship issues. Tarah has experience as a crisis counselor and private practice clinician.
To call Tarah 231-714-0282 ext. 702
Jen Kraus | Emotionally Attuned
Jen helps pregnant women, young children, and families to grow in their attachment and parenting skills.
Jen Kraus is a Limited Licensed Social Worker and joined Mental Wellness Counseling in 2015.
- Bachelors of Social Work from Ferris State University
- Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan
- Level 2 Infant Mental Health
Jen is a native to Northern Michigan and loves doing counseling in Traverse City. She has a passion for working with infants, toddlers, young children and their families. Jen has worked with families for 15 years, which has equipped her to work with teen parents, child advocacy and parenting group classes. Jen has a specialized training in working with infants and their parents to help each become emotionally attuned to one another and promote healthy relationships. This is important due to the hard work parenting is for everyone and how the first five years are fundamental.
This allows children and their parents to obtain support and reach their fullest potential. Jen has learned how to have an objective eye to understanding he child in a multi system view, which guides her professional practice. She is able to apply strategies to implement strength and attachment based interventions. She uses a collaborative process to do such work through a family’s multi- levels of supports and community resources. In addition, she has experience working with children and families dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationships, attention deficits and life transitions.
To call Jen 231-714-0282 ext. 703
Lucy Seefried | Innovative Pathways
Lucy helps adults working through depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
Lucy Seefried is a limited licensed professional counselor (LLPC) that focuses on young adults in transition, couples in need of connection, individuals coping with addiction issues, and everyone in between.
- Bachelor of Arts (2005): Sociology, Wayne State University
- Master of Arts (2014): Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Western Michigan University
- Working toward a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) accreditation through the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP)
Lucy is a life-long native of Michigan who has a passion for traveling, exploring and connecting with others. Her universities studies in West Africa and Russia and work in places like Detroit, India and Alaska, have equipped her to work with a diverse range of individuals, as well as strengthened and informed her understanding and value for multiculturalism across the life span. Using a client-centered approach and active listening, Lucy strives to balance self-exploration with practical solutions, while creating a safe and trusting environment for change to occur and allowing the creative process of therapy to unfold. Her theoretical lens has been informed by humanistic theories, strength-based and trauma-informed approaches, attachment models, mindfulness practices and experiential education.
Lucy’s commitment to the therapeutic process combined with her passion for helping others, allows individuals to come as they are, obtain support, and reach their fullest potential. She approaches therapy as a collaborative process, one with compassion, patience, honesty, and insight. Life can be filled with struggle—sometimes an overwhelming amount. With guidance, places of pain, difficulty and doubt, can become the grounds for transformation and growth.
Lucy has experience working in the following areas: trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationships, and life transitions.
To call Lucy 231-714-0282 ext. 704
Sarah Hubbell | Helping Families
Sarah helps kids and their families ages 8+ to grow closer, work through trauma, and have a more fulfilling family.
Sarah Hubbell, MA, LLPC is a limited licensed professional counselor (LLPC). Available on Saturdays!
- Bachelors of Science (2003): Northern Michigan University. Major in Elementary Education.
- Masters of Arts (2007): Western Michigan University. Major in Counselor Education
- Limited licensed professional counselor (LLPC) with 7+ years of experience with youth and families.
- Counsel youth 8+ years old, adults, and families.
- Trauma, PTSD, Crisis, Depression, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Angry Children, Family Issues, Adoption, Divorce, and much more.
- One-year (2014-2015)training with the State of Michigan in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT).
Sarah is a native of Traverse City. She began her work with children in the educational setting, teaching elementary education in Marquette, MI, Traverse City, MI, and in Avon, Colorado. She found that children seemed to come to the teachers for support and counseling services. In 2006, Sarah moved back to do counseling in Traverse City, MI and completed a graduate program in Counseling Education through WMU in 2007.
Through internships and careers post degree, she learned to use a number of therapeutic techniques when working with children, adults, and families. She has been working with at-risk youth for the past 7+ years, and more recently has had much success in working with children through TFCBT who have been through a traumatic experience(s). Sarah believes that finding the right counselor begins with taking a chance. Let Sarah help educate, help you and/or your family to utilize new skills, be happier, and even find new and exciting ways to enjoy a new found hope in life.
To call Sarah 231-714-0282 ext. 705
Anndrea Terry | Inspired Journey
Anndrea KH Terry, MA, LPC, NCC, RYT is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), wellness specialist, a nationally certified counselor (NCC), a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and a meditation teacher.
- Bachelors of Science (2007): Honors graduate at Rochester College. Majoring in behavioral sciences and business management
- Masters of Arts (2011): Masters degree in Community Counseling at Oakland University
- Post Graduate Degree specializing in Wellness Counseling from Oakland University
- Certified 200 Hour Yoga Teacher
- Transformational Meditation Teacher
- Licensed professional counselor (LPC) and nationally certified counselor (NCC)
She has experience helping individuals find their own voice, work through trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, creative blocks, and relationship issues.
After experiencing a life changing accident, Anndrea not only has immersed in herself in psychology & yogic studies, meditation and holistic lifestyles for almost a decade, she lives it.
It is her belief that counseling should be an exciting exploration, discovery of self, practical and meaningful experience.
Anndrea is a life-long Michigan native, who is passionate about yoga, green smoothies, reading and being out in nature. When she isn’t working with clients, you’ll find her teaching yoga classes at several studios around Traverse City, on her standup paddleboard or drinking coffee with her nose in a book.
To call Anndrea 231-714-0282 ext. 706
Jessica helps individuals break unhappy and unhealthy cycles, and focuses on parent and child relationships.
Jessica Kelley MA, LLPC is a limited licensed professional counselor (LLPC).
- Bachelors of Science (2011): Great Lakes Christian College.
- Double major in Psychology and Theology.
- Masters of Arts (2014): Spring Arbor University. Major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- 7 + years of experience working with children ages 3 years old and up and their parents, and 4 + years of work with at risk youth.
- Working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) through The Association for Play Therapy (APT)
- Working toward a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug
- Counselor (CAADC) accreditation through the Michigan
- Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP)
Jessica Kelley is a native of Michigan. She started work in counseling from the desire to help individuals break unhappy and unhealthy cycles. Through her occupational experience, she has been able to serve individuals from various cultural and environmental backgrounds, religious beliefs, and various needs for community resources. She has worked with children and families, at risk youth, college students, and adults dealing with issues such as TBI, Homelessness, Depression, Anxiety, Alcohol/Drug addiction, life transitions, child/parent relationships, relationship conflict, and low self-esteem.
In sessions she pursues avenues of the client’s thoughts and behaviors, past childhood to adult experiences, and how they relate to the clients present life. She then works with the client to help them identify their thought patterns, and how to change the way they think and react to become more positive and healthy. Jessica believes together she and clients can establish measurable attainable goals, and work towards healing, restoration, and freedom.
To call Jessica 231-714-0282 ext. 707
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Nicole helps women that have been in or are currently in domestic violence situations through empowerment and compassionate counseling.
Nicole Ball is a Limited Licensed Master Social Worker
- Bachelors of Social Work from Ferris State University
- Masters of Social Work from Grand Valley State University
- Clinical Master’s Social Worker Limited License State of Michigan
- Member of the National Association of Social Workers
Nicole is a native of Northern Michigan and has over ten years’ experience working with individuals, children and families at local agencies such as The Women’s Recourse Center, Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan and Third Level Crisis Center. She is currently a Professor of Social Work at Ferris State University, teaching at both the Traverse City and Big Rapids campuses.
Nicole has a passion for nature and believes in utilizing ones unique strengths and creativity as a source of healing. Nicole specializes in anxiety, particularly pregnancy and health related anxiety, healing from trauma associated with surviving domestic violence or sexual assault, post separation adjustment issues, depression, assisting clients with personal and career goal setting and life transitions.
Nicole’s practice with clients includes a holistic approach that focuses on all aspects of a person’s life including physical, mental and spiritual. Nicole holds the belief that with the use of a holistic approach the underlying cause of the psychological distress can be found and addressed to gain optimum mental functioning and happiness. She utilizes a cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches to assist clients in recognizing how their feelings, thoughts and behaviors connect. Nicole also uses mindfulness techniques to help individuals gain new strategies for personal growth. Nicole conducts therapy with individuals, couples, families and groups.
To call Nicole 231-714-0282 ext. 708
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Joseph R. Sanok | Ambitious Results
Joe helps anxious entrepreneurs, angry kids, and distant couples.
Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a limited licensed psychologist (LLP) and a nationally certified counselor (NCC) and owner of Mental Wellness Counseling.
- Bachelors of Arts (2000): Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University. Double major in psychology and comparative religion. Honors College Thesis: Psychological Approaches to Teaching Ethics at the Primary Level
- Masters of Arts (2004): Double Masters degrees in Counseling Psychology and Community Counseling
- Licensed professional counselor (LPC), a limited licensed psychologist (LLP) and a nationally certified counselor (NCC)
- 14 years of experience with youth, families, and couples in Kalamazoo, Marquette and Traverse City
- Certified Common Sense Parenting© Instructor
- Certified Trauma Response and Grief Counselor through the AACC
Joe is a native of Traverse City. He utilizes numerous approaches when doing therapy with families, couples, and individuals. He has over 10 years of experience working with at-risk youth in a variety of residential and out-patient settings. He is a frequent speaker on the use of experiential approaches within the context of therapy and was a regular contributor on the “Mary in the Morning” show. As well, he is the therapist for the Traverse City therapeutic sailing program SAIL and started The Muster Project. Joe believes that counseling should be meaningful, exciting, and focused. He teaches the Common Sense Parenting program and is a certified Trauma Response and Grief Counselor.
Joe conducts therapy with families, couples, individuals, and groups. Joe also trains other clinicians through LLPC supervision and his website about counseling private practice www.PracticeofthePractice.com.
To call Joe 231-714-0282 ext. 700
Melissa A. Bullard, Ph.D.
821 S. Elmwood Ave Suite C | Traverse City, MI 49684
Specialty Areas: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues, Grief, Adjustment Issues, Relationship Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Couples
Payment: Private pay and BCBS
Kelly Greene, Psy. D.
Pine Rest Traverse City Clinic | 1050 Silver Drive | Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Preferred form of contact | (231) 947-2255
Specialty Areas: Neuropsychological assessments for individuals with autism, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury/concussions, seizure disorders, fetal alcohol exposure, prematurity, stroke, and other neurological conditions.
Psychotherapy with adolescents and adults with depression, adjustment disorders, anxiety.
Payment: Private pay and takes most insurances
Kristen A. Kish, PhD, LPC, NCC
800 Cottageview Drive, Suite 1081
Traverse City, MI 49684
Specialty Areas: Lifespan psychology (adolescent – older adults), with specific specialty areas of women’s issues, couple communication and relationship development, young adulthood, college student development, stress management, LGBT issues, caregiver psychology, spiritual issues, healing from anxiety and depression.
Payment: Private pay and takes most insurances
Paul Kaschel, D.Phil., LLP
Forest Lakes Counseling | 500 S Union, ste. 4 | Traverse City, MI 49684
Preferred form of contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialty Areas: Spiritual and Christian issues and focus, Marital Counseling, Depression & Anxiety, Relationship, struggles, Parenting
Payment: Private pay and Magellan, Aetna, Sliding scale available
Frank Langer, Ph.D
525 S. Union St., Traverse City, MI 49684 & 425 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. C, Beulah, MI 49617
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Specialty Areas: Psychological Assessment — Diagnostic & Forensic (Including Child Custody), Psychotherapy Based In Mindfulness and Attachment Theory For Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, Adjunctivie Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback)
Payment: Private pay and Blue Cross Blue Shield, Priority Health, Medicare, Cigna, Magellan
Gary Vann, Ph.D.
Center for Wellness & Relationships | 3491 Hartman Rd. C. | Traverse City, MI. 49685
Preferred form of contact: (231) 947-2990
Specialty Issues: Marriage & Family Psychology with added experience and training – certification in family owned business consulting, Thought Field Therapy and SMART Recovery which is MCBT for addictions. Nationally certified in the Training In Marrriage Enrichment (TIME) and Systematic Training for Effective Parenting Adlerian based Programs (STEP)
Payment: Private pay and BCBS, Priority, Medicare, Medicaid, United Health Care, Blue Care Network, and others
Traverse Area Neuropsychology | 537 W. Front St. Suite F | Traverse City, MI 49684
Preferred form of contact | (231) 935-8900
Specialty Areas: Adult/older adult neuropsychological assessment, counseling of individuals with traumatic brain injury, adjustment to chronic medical illness, depression, anxiety, phase of life issues.
Payment: Private pay and BCBS, Priority Health, Blue Care Network, Medicare, Tricare, etc.
Disclosure: Mental Wellness Counseling, Sanok Counseling PLLC, and Joseph R. Sanok do not officially endorse, monitor quality, or have a perceived or actual partnership with the listed counselors, therapists, and psychologists. These names are for public assistance only and is meant to assist with client referral. Please contact each counselor directly with concerns or questions or their state monitoring board.
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