Mario Rodriguez

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I obtained my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University and currently have my limited license in social work. I have experience working with children and adults who have experienced trauma and struggle with depression & anxiety. A goal that I always strive to achieve in working with my clients is making sure that they feel supported and that I provide each client with the necessary skills to help them achieve their goals.

Diego Castro

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Diego has experience working with clients of many ages and backgrounds. In his work, he has seen the importance of establishing a genuine therapeutic relationship to provide a safe and welcoming space where people can express themselves without being judged, and feel understood and accepted regardless of their culture, race, gender identity or sexual preference. He works with his clients to collaboratively explore what brings them to therapy, and to integrate evidence-based techniques that will best suit each person’s goals and needs. He is bilingual in English and Spanish and has been working in the mental health field since 2014. He graduated with a bachelor’s in psychology from Anahuac University and obtained a Master’s in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy from Center of Cognitive Therapy, both in Mexico, where he is also licensed to practice. He has an international advanced certification in individual Schema Therapy from the International Society of Schema Therapy and integrates different therapeutic approaches to his work like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Diego enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and couples, and has experience in psychological testing. Currently, he is also an adjunct professor of Clinical Psychology at Hope College.

Karen Ledford

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Karen is a Licensed Master Social Worker with over 20 years of Clinical experience.  She enjoys working with adults on issues they face in their lives. Her approach is warm and welcoming, creating an environment that is accepting and judgment free.  Her training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral strategies, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Strategies and Mindfulness Therapy and others.  She looks forward to working with you in a collaborative way.

Allison Salas

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Allison is a Clinical Therapist who recently graduated from Grand Valley State University with her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Allison has a history of working with adults who struggle with addiction, depression, stress management and anxiety. Within her practice, Allison creates a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals feel comfortable and supported. A goal of Allison’s is to guide her clients to find ways to overcome their life challenges and help find their confidence in themselves.

Outside from helping others, Allison is found traveling with her husband and their puppy. Allison enjoys camping, hiking, and binge-watching new shows on Netflix.

Erika Katt

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Erika is a clinical health psychologist who focuses on establishing authentic connections with her clients
during the process of therapy. She takes steps towards creating a warm, non-judgmental environment in
which clients are free to be open and vulnerable without fear of invalidation. Erika believes each person’s
experiences and perspectives are unique. She focuses on holding space for each client and meeting them
where they are at. Taking risks is difficult, but Erika believes that even the first step is worthy of
congratulations.

Brittany Van Oeveren

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Since graduating from Grand Valley State University with a Master’s degree in Social Work in  2013, Brittany has spent several years working with adults and children struggling with anxiety,  depression, sleep concerns, and stress management. Being a mom of three young kids, working with new mothers and families to navigate the transition into parenthood has become a passion as well.

Brittany incorporates several therapeutic strategies to work with clients to meet their goals and address their symptoms. Therapy should be tailored to the individual as there is no one size fits

all approach. Finding a therapist you trust, who can work with you to address your goals is important to begin to live a happier life.

Elisabeth VandenBerg

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Elisabeth is an art therapist and professional counselor who uses her creative skills to aid youths in expressing and understanding their inner world to promote growth and healing. She believes that a client does not need to be “good” at art to create something meaningful. Rather, Elisabeth prioritizes a trusting relationship with the client, using art modalities as a tool. Used in tandem with other counseling strategies such as CBT, DBT, and Person Centered therapy, art therapy and other creative strategies can promote overall well-being.

Lorraine Harper

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Lorraine has experience working with adults, adolescents and children dealing with depression,  anxiety, ADHD, and trauma. She is EMDR certified, trained in DBT and uses a client-centered  approach to help others understand their strengths, vulnerabilities, motivations and behaviors.  She will help you build skills to navigate life’s challenges and accomplish your goals.

Sarah Gordon

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Sarah earned her Masters in Community Counseling from Western Michigan University in 2004. Over the years, Sarah has focused on working with adults, children and families with neurodevelopmental differences such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Executive Function Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She has served the West Michigan community in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. She is also certified in diagnosis and treatment of Mood Disorders (Bipolar Spectrum and Unipolar Depression) and Perinatal Mood Disorders. Sarah is trained in Dialectical Behavior  Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and provides a neurobiological informed approach to trauma diagnosis and treatment. Sarah provides assessment for ADHD and mood disorder diagnosis and treatment, with a focus on informing individuals about how brain-body-behavior  connections impact daily functioning.

Wade Zeilenga

Wade is a professional counselor who enjoys helping people take the next step in their journey. Has been working with clients for over 20 years and enjoys working with teens and adults in a variety of life stages.

Wade received his Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College and his Master of Arts from Western Michigan University.  Wade uses a person centered approach with his clients, as well as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a variety of other strategies to help clients find wholeness and healing.