Referral – Church

Need to Assist a Church Member with Access to Counseling Services?


Licensed Behavioral Health Therapists and Coaches serving Byron Center and West Michigan for nearly 20 years. We understand the sensitive and sometimes complicated intersection where behavioral and faith practices meet.  Some church members might be uncomfortable disclosing behaviors to church leaders, yet at the same time need to talk about and explore these behaviors with a professional in order to gain complete victory over it.


Experienced in coordinating service delivery with church leaders and pastors. Specializing in providing faith-centric, evidence-based care for issues including anxiety, depression, couples conflict, anger management, substance use and other issues.


Multi-cultural services supporting non-English speaking clients including bi-lingual therapists, and interpretation and translation services for a wide range of cultures including Hispanic, Bosnian, Vietnamese and others.


Accepting insurance coverage from an ever-growing number of insurance panels including Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI, Blue Care Network, Magellan, ASR, Beacon, ValueOptions, Optum and others.

Church Members May Request Assistance by Calling


Church members who contact us for service will receive private and confidential services in accordance with HIPAA and clinical practice standards.  No information of any kind, including whether or not a church member has contacted us for service, will be shared with the church without the expressed written consent of the client.   

A Message from Amplified Life's Director,
Lyle Labardee, MS, LPC, BCC

Thank you for looking to us as a trusted provider of behavioral health and wellness services and resources for your church members.  We respect the role of clergy, pastors and deacons in guiding and supporting the member’s faith.  We provide the member with access to evidence-based behavioral healthcare while at the same time reinforcing their relationship with the one who they look to for spiritual leadership and direction. 

We look forward to helping you, help your church members.

Lyle Labardee, MS, LPC, BCC
Owner and Director

Free Mental Health and Wellness Pamphlets For Referrers

We provide our referrers with professional, peer-reviewed, psycho-educational pamphlets for patients. This mental health and wellness content is currently in use by nationwide health insurers including OptumHealth and UnitedHealthcare, as well as universities and federal agencies such as the FBI’s internal employee assistance program.

Our pamphlets have been specially developed and designed to attract, engage and motivate.

  • Color-coded nature themes provide a calming look and feel
  • Written in plain english – easily understandable
  • Motivational psychology – powerful questions prompt the reader to take next steps to better health.

Let us know which pamphlet titles we can provide to you.