Meet our Counselors + Natural Health Doctor

Our Traverse City counseling office is excited to help you find the best counselor and naturopath for your needs. Mental Wellness Counseling has counselors that can serve clients across the lifespan. We have counselors that focus on:

  • New parent counseling
  • Middle School issues of bullying, self esteem, eating issues, and self harm
  • Video Game Addiction counseling
  • High School issues of fitting in, low achievement, college preparation, executive functioning, and study skills building.
  • Kids, teens and adults that want help with depression, anxiety, and social skills building
  • Couples counseling: Not connecting with a partner, healing post-affair, and empty nest issues.
  • Older adult issues such as having kids and parents to take care of
  • Natural health education, consultation, and services

We strive to offer the highest quality counseling in the Traverse City and northern Michigan area. We make every effort to help you reach your goals through your therapy.

If you have any questions, please call our Intake Coordinator at 231-714-0282 ext. 0

 Dr. Cresencia Felty | Natural and Integrative Medicine

naturopath doctor Dr. Cycy FeltyDr. Cresencia Felty is an expert in natural and integrative medicine to consult with in acute and chronic medical conditions.  Dr. Felty creates safe and noninvasive solutions to help people improve health, navigate life transitions, and feel better. She went the conventional route in healthcare to heal a chronic medical condition of her own, only to end up at a dead end.  It was effective for being a quick fix but not for healing. She was introduced to Dr. Andrew Weil, an integrative MD, at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, who taught her first integrative nutrition and wellness program. She learned how important diet, exercise, and our mental/emotional state is for our health and wellbeing.  Dr. Felty decided to pursue education and clinical training in healing-oriented integrative medicine that considers the whole person, not just their symptoms. Naturopathic medicine makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.


Dr. Felty has ten years of post-secondary education.  She attended National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in Lombard, Illinois; one of only five medical schools in the country to train physicians in true integrative medicine of western and eastern curriculums.  

    • Training: During her four years of training, she received the standard medical curriculum that includes basic sciences, emergency medicine, radiology, minor surgery, and pharmacology.
    • She also extensively studied non-invasive approaches to healing such as clinical nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, intravenous therapy, chiropractic medicine, and physical medicine.  
    • She successfully completed a primary care, family practice internship at NUHS’s Whole Health Center and Clinic that helped her hone her skills of being a clinician, teacher, and healer.
    • Natural Medicine Clinical Focus: The internship focused on drug-free and surgery-free approaches to improving acute and chronic medical conditions.
    • She has extensive training in digestive disorders such as Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Along with her medical education, Dr. Felty is trained in holistic counseling and somatic experiencing. She is currently studying earth medicine and shamanic healing practices to teach others how to honor their connection to the earth and honor their inner voice.

To call Dr. Felty 231-714-0282 ext. 702


Nicole Ball | Holistic Anxiety Counseling

traverse-city-counselor-nicole-ballNicole works with clients that are dealing with anxiety and want quick results to get back to life. As well, clients that value a holistic approach to therapy tend to be drawn to Nicole, especially if they are working through a transition such as divorce, career change, pregnancy, or other life/relationship changes. Nicole takes a compassionate and holistic approach to teaching parenting, working through past trauma, and building coping skills to find more peace in life. Nicole also provides counseling to assist LGBT+ individuals with self exploration related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and gender dysphoria. Nicole conducts therapy with individuals, couples, families and groups. 

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

 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.

Steve is the father of two wonderful boys. He graduated from Michigan State University (Psychology & American/Russian History), has his State of Michigan teacher certification, and Masters in Arts from Western Michigan University with a focus on Community Counseling. Lastly, he also has a certification in substance abuse counseling. Steve has 30 years of business experience in Northern Michigan. Lastly, Steve has experience working at The Traverse Health Clinic, Goodwill Inn, Addiction Treatment Services and Safe Harbor.

To call Steve 231-714-0282 ext. 701

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 Joseph R. Sanok | Ambitious Results

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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

To call Joe 231-714-0282 ext. 0


We’d love to hear from you. Please contact us with any questions, comments, or thoughts that you have from your experience with our Traverse City counselors. Also, if Mental Wellness Counseling has helped you, we’d love to hear your story. Thanks for considering Mental Wellness Counseling | A Traverse City Counseling Practice.

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