We're here for you!

Call 616-499-4711 or email us at: care@amplife.us. Reach out at any time and we'll help you get the support you're looking for.

Meet Our Therapists

Katie Minks Licensed: LMSW, CCTP

In Network: BCBSM, BCN, Priority Health, ASR, and others.

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional; specializes in trauma yoga, mindfulness and relaxation therapies with children, youth and adults.

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Sabreen Polavin Licensed: LMSW, CCTP

In Network: BCBSM, BCN, Priority Health, ASR, and others.

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional; Specializing in EMDR, and other trauma-informed therapies for those struggling with PTSD and Complex PTSD.

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Nick VanZalen Licensed: LLPC

In Network: BCBSM, BCN, Priority Health, ASR, and others.

Specializing in child, youth and family therapy; also works with adults and couples. *** Offers free 15 minute Introductory Phone Consultations.***

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Mike Wiersma Licensed: LPC

In Network: BCBSM, BCN, Priority Health, ASR, and others.

Specializing in using mindfulness, ACT, CBT and play therapies in his work with youth, couples and families. 

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Susan Labardee: Wellness Coach

Out of Network, private pay

Provides services in coordination with our licensed therapists, and specializes in supporting those experiencing PTSD and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress (CPTSD).

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Katie Reichard Licensed: LMSW, CCTP

In Network: BCBSM, BCN, Priority Health, ASR, and others.

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional; Specializing in use of CBT, trauma-informed therapies and behavioral strategies to address addictions, and improve relationships.

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Rebekah Karel Licensed: LMSW

In Network: BCBSM, BCN, Priority Health, ASR, and others.

Specialized in providing therapy to children and teens of all ages; services include family therapy, and play therapy.

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Aren Lord Licensed: LMSW

In Network: BCBSM, BCN, Priority Health, ASR, and others.

Specializing in working with asolescent girls, youth, adults, couples and families. Therapeutic methods include DBT, CBT, Strengths Based, Family Systems Theory, Play therapy, Solution Focus, and Psychotherapy .

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Christopher VanStee Licensed: LLPC

In Network: BCBSM, BCN, Priority Health, ASR, and others.

Specializing in working with couples, men's issues, and addictions; CAADC certified .

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Ruth Gray Licensed: LMSW

In Network: BCBSM, Medicare, ASR, and others.

Specializing in work with children in grades K-12. Experienced in providing support for children dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and high functioning, neurodivergent (autism spectrum).  Also experienced in counseling adults dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, dissociation, and mental illness.

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Dawn Rodgers-DeFouw Licensed: LPC | CCTP

In Network: BCBSM, ASR, and others.

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional: Specializing in Grief and Loss. Provides services for youth, adults, and couples.

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Naomi Grimm Licensed: LLPC

In Network: BCBSM, BCN, Priority Health, ASR, and others.

Specializing in working with adolescents and adults in treating anxiety, depression, parent/child relationships, and grief resolution.***Offers free 15-minute Introductory Phone Consultations.***

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Services

Relationship Counseling

Counseling & Coaching

Counseling and Coaching for couples incorporating proven, Gottman-based assessments and strategies for resolving conflict, and restoring relationships.

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Grief and Loss Counseling

Counseling & Coaching

Struggling with the recent loss of a loved one, friend or pet?  This can be a hard, painful and lonely time.  Grief and loss counseling can help ease the pain and help you discover a new way forward. 

Relaxation Therapy

Counseling & Coaching

Relaxation and related therapies use a body-centered approach aimed at increasing awareness of muscle tension, heart rate and breathing patterns and involves learning how to release tension and  return to a resting state.

MIndfulness Training

Counseling & Coaching

Mindfulness training enhances the ability to be fully present to what's going on within our body and around us. It's the day to day concerns about what happened in the past and what might happen in the future that often creates tension that never seems to end.  Mindfulness enables us to learn how to take a break and restore a sense of calm and peace amidst the busy-ness of life.

Addictions Counseling

Counseling & Coaching

Looking for help with an addiction for yourself or a loved one?  Whether it's food, alcohol, drugs, gaming, pornography, gambling or other issues, addictions counseling meets you where you are.  It will help you understand what's driving your addiction, what's needed for true recovery and how to begin taking steps to a better you.

Christian Counseling

Counseling & Coaching

Looking to keep your relationship with Christ at the center of your our personal journey?  You might even be wondering where He is in your life right now. We'll meet you where you are, pray with you if you like and walk with you as you ask those big questions and search God's word and promptings for you today.

Child & Family Counseling

Counseling & Coaching

Looking for help for your child or teenager? Our Child & Family Counseling services help restore peace and balance in the household.  This begins with understanding the parent's perspective and concerns followed by meeting individually with the child, observing behaviors using play therapy and gaining insights from teachers.

  

CBT

Counseling & Coaching

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is considered a gold standard in therapy approaches as it's a research-backed, proven method for addressing and resolving depression and distress associated with dysfunctional ways of interacting with self and others. CBT helps to improve mood and outlook by addressing and resolving negative patterns of thinking.  

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ACT

Counseling & Coaching

Acceptance and Comitmentment Therapy (ACT) is considered a second generation CBT approach.  It's based on the understanding that our ability to understand and commit to our values depends on our ability to be aware of and accept the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that interfere with this.  

First Responder Support (CISM)

Counseling & Coaching

While police officers, firefighters and paramedics are well equipped to deal with the daily stresses and strains of their jobs, certain situations overload their capacity to process the event. Our First Responder Support program is designed to come-alongside first responders and provide the coaching and counseling needed to help them process the situation so they can overcome the impact and stay at the top of their game in work and life.

Business Owner Coaching

Counseling & Coaching

Small business owners often experience a high level of pressure and isolation. While at times the opportunity to be one's own boss and grow a business can be energizing, at other times it can feel overwhelming. While many depend on the owner, there are often few, if any, in the owner's life who provides a place to just pause, reflect and get perspective. This perspective could dramatically improve the trajectory of the owners business and life. We're here to provide the space to pause, reflect and consider.

 

EMDR & Trauma-Informed Therapy

Counseling & Coaching

Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-Processing (EMDR), and other trauma-informed therapy facilitates recovery from traumatic experiences by enabling those impacted by it to access and process painful experiences and memories that continue to get triggered thereby producing uncomfortable states of hyper-arousal and hypo-arousal. 

We're here for you!

Call 616-499-4711 or email us at: care@amplife.us

Please feel free to reach out at any time and we'll help you get the support you're looking for.