Louis Churchwell

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Louis is a Norton Shores clinician and is a very active member of our community in Muskegon. He has been married to his wife, Pharquiette, for the past 29 years, and together, they raised 3 biological & 3 foster children.

Nakia Cooper

I am a therapist who believes that guiding you to understand who you are, and how to advocate for yourself is a key to healing. Believing that therapy can help with the smallest and the biggest problems, I enjoy creating a safe place to navigate your life’s journey no matter where in the process you are. I utilize Play Therapy, CBT, and Person-Centered techniques with my clients to ensure they are getting what they need from meeting with me. All ages, individuals and families are welcome, and thank you for considering me to be a part of your journey!

Caelan Butler

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As a therapist, Caelan takes the whole person into consideration. It is not just the mind, or the body, or even just the situation that can bring someone to therapy. It can be all three and then some. No matter what your age, beliefs, or the concern that brings you in the door, Caelan is ready to come alongside and help you through.  Caelan’s background in criminal justice social work has allowed them the opportunity to work with a diverse population of people with a wide array of concerns. There is nothing too big or too small to bring to therapy.

Julia Vanderweele

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Julia takes an integrated and holistic approach to therapy with consideration for the whole person and their environment. She enjoys working with individual adults of all ages, couples, and older kids and believes that everyone can benefit from a non-judgmental, supportive therapeutic relationship. Julia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and neuroscience from Central Michigan University and went on to earn her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University. She sees personal growth as a lifelong journey and is honored to share in that process with her clients.

Jenny Raye

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Jenny is a limited licensed counselor and grew up in the suburbs of Detroit until moving to west Michigan in 2010. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University in  2018 and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Aquinas College in August of  2022. She specializes in individual therapy with anxiety and self-esteem in children, teens, and adults and tailors her approach to each individual’s strengths. She seeks to support individuals in their work towards greater self-awareness, self-acceptance, and healthy emotional expression. In doing so, she incorporates person-centered and CBT techniques, as well as play therapy techniques with children. She believes that,  overall, it is the strength of the therapeutic relationship and the collaborative goals that are made that leads to lasting change.

Anne Volkers

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Anne knows how hard it can be to take the plunge into the unknown and be open to the vulnerability that therapy offers. She looks forward to the chance to work with you on trusting the process in exploring and learning about oneself and your space in the world in a safe and non-judgmental space. Anne completed her Bachelors in Psychology from Central College in 2019 and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Aquinas College in 2022. She specializes in individual therapy with anxiety and depression in teens and adults as well as parents in the perinatal period. Anne has been trained by Postpartum Support International to care for parents both before and after babys arrival and is working to become certified through PSI. She utilizes individual blends of person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and narrative therapy dependent on the needs on the individual.

Kassidy Hadix

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Kassidy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2020 from Lake Superior State University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Health Psychology from University of Michigan-Dearborn in August 2023. Kassidy is a clinical health psychologist who focuses on creating a safe environment and forming authentic connections with her clients during the process of therapy. In her role as a provider, Kassidy possesses specialized training to carefully consider how mental health and the body interact, taking into account chronic or acute health conditions. She focuses on a compassionate approach to meet individuals where they are without judgment. Taking the first step can be challenging but Kassidy believes that taking the first step is deserving of praise.

Ashley Schnotala

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Ashley believes therapy can benefit everyone. Trained in trauma-informed care and experienced with chronic illnesses, Ashley helps others learn to live their best lives within their limitations. She has diverse experience within corporations and nonprofits, the special needs community, foster care, the criminal justice system, the LGBTQIA+ community, and multicultural spiritual communities. She is certified as a multifaith Spiritual Director providing the space to explore questions, decisions, disciplines, and trauma. She is also a testing clinician, offering diagnostic and screening assessments.

Ashley earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling following her Bachelor of Arts in Theology and World Religions. She approaches counseling collaboratively, aiming to foster recognition, hope, and healing. She has helped others cope through a variety of hardships and challenges, not limited to depression, anxiety, transitions, ADHD, trauma, displacements, and grief. She grew up in the Muskegon area and is very active in the community. She loves spending time with her family and friends as well as meeting new people. She enjoys music, the outdoors, creating, reading, traveling, and learning.

Lydia Carson

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Lydia is a therapist who sees clients of all ages, orientations and walks of life.  She aims to create an environment that encompasses advocacy and empowerment.  Trusting a stranger is a nerve-wracking bridge to cross, but she will meet you where you are at and walk alongside you in your therapeutic journey.

Alyssa Gunderson

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My expertise is in you! I have spent the last five years of my career serving our community as a Public Defense Social Worker. I have assisted individuals and their families as they go through the criminal justice system find mental health services, housing, substance abuse help, and other resources they had a need for. I made the transition to private practice so I could spend more one on one time with individuals who are seeking a therapist for whatever needs they may come in with. I see children, adolescents, and adults and I hope that my big comfy couch can provide you safety as we work through your thoughts together.