Lauren McLaughlin

Lauren has experience working with teens to adults across a spectrum of issues, including substance use, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, chronic illness, relationship issues, and difficult life transitions. She spent 4 years working in substance use and neuroscience clinical research before returning to school and graduating from University of Michigan with a Master’s degree in Clinical Health Psychology. Lauren’s goal is to help identify thoughts, emotions, and action patterns. She promotes mindfulness, art therapy, mind-body connection, and cognitive behavioral change. From there, the aim is to collaborate to work toward your goals and find a more fulfilling way to live.
She invites clients of all backgrounds and experiences to reach out!

Rueda Abdirahman

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Rueda is an empathetic clinical social worker who values diverse life experiences. She believes in a person-centered approach, tailoring therapy to each unique journey while also creating a safe non-judgmental space for everyone. Rueda firmly believes that everyone has the tools they need to succeed; they may just need a little help finding them.

Nedra Smith

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Discovery and validation are key components in therapy. As a social worker and professional counselor, I utilize a holistic approach that supports individuals in their recovery and therapeutic journey.

I have experience working with teens, adults, and older adults. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment issues, somatic issues, and sleep hygiene techniques. Many clients report difficulties relating to work, life, balance. I often provide techniques, conduct assessment, and utilize strength finder tools to individuals desiring to manage stress, improve effective communication skills, and goal attainment.

Christina Haven

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I graduated from Western Michigan University in 2021 with my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and a specialization in Trauma Across the Lifespan. I have worked for over five years with the incarcerated population addressing issues such as trauma, anxiety, and depression, and I look forward to expanding my work with young adults and adults from any background. My goal is to meet you where you’re at and create an environment where you feel safe to process your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I believe in a holistic approach that is non-judgmental and person-centered, and we’ll work together to find the best path of healing for you.

Chelsea Simkhada

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Chelsea has been working with individuals and families for nearly ten years.  In working as a therapist, she has experience working in schools, community mental health agencies,  homeless shelters, child behavior, parenting, conflict resolution, and couples counseling.  Her therapy style is person-centered and strengths-based. Providing a safe and supportive environment to encourage emotional expression and personal growth.  Chelsea believes that we all benefit from having someone to listen and support us as we work towards improving our present lives, our futures, and processing through past experiences.  If you are comfortable with a virtual platform, Chelsea would be honored to join you on your journey to a healthier life.

Julie Gallivan

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Julie completed her BS in Psychology in 2009.  She completed her MA in Human Services with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2013.  Later, she returned to school and completed a second MA in Counseling with a cognate in Addictions. Julie has a diverse background having worked in at-risk schools completing in-home visits; as a women’s advocate at Mel Trotter Ministries; and having worked with women struggling with addiction, homelessness, mental health issues, and other barriers to housing and employment.  Julie has walked beside women in need providing support and encouragement as they worked towards autonomy, wholeness, and healing. She is the adoptive parent of four older special needs children. (Julie works from her own home office location.)

Julianne Dusendang

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Julianne enjoys helping others work toward their goals and achieve the better life they want for themselves. She uses a holistic approach to counseling while utilizing techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, evidenced based trauma treatment, art therapy, history and environmental questioning, and somatic symptomology. Julianne is equipped to handle complex cases that may include symptoms congruent with major trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety, bipolar, eating disorders, and various personality disorders. She currently does all telehealth counseling through a secure video platform. Her undergraduate education was completed at Taylor University and her Masters degree at Western Michigan University. Past jobs have included her working at addictions rehab facilities and at colleges in various roles. Julianne lives in Lowell with her husband and three sons. She enjoys being outside, summertime, music, baking, and creating.