Kalamazoo, Michigan Therapists

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I work with clients who have various types of trauma, and its effects on the individual and their environment. My experience in the field began with providing therapy for adults with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental heath disorders. I...
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Jennifer Jackson is a counselor who addresses family concerns, interpersonal relationships, and trauma recovery. Jennifer holds Master’s degrees in Communication Studies as well as Counseling Psychology and is trained in Brainspotting (a powerful...
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Licensed Master Social Worker Everyone struggles in one way or another at some time in their lives. It is how we grow and adapt to those struggles that define who we are and how we live the rest of our lives. I have partnered with clients for years...
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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When people have experienced loss, trauma, abuse, chronic stress, addiction or disconnection from others they may develop unhealthy patterns of responding. We can transform many of these patterns through increasing our own awareness. We all carry...
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Billie Walters is a clinical social worker who has been practicing therapy for over 6 years. In this time, Billie has expanded her learning to include energy healing & is attuned in Reiki I & II. Billie has also studied Core Shamanism & learned...
Kevin DeKam
LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
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Michigan

Kevin DeKam started West Michigan Wellness Group out of his desire to see people healed of past hurts and reconciled in their relationships. He understands how unpredictable your life’s journey can be and makes it his mission every day to walk...
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Holland, Michigan

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Tom Grabill is a limited licensed marriage and family therapist (LLMFT) and an ordained pastor (MDiv). Tom received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Hope College, his MDiv from Western Theological Seminary and a master’s degree in...
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Holland, Michigan

My greatest privilege is helping people find healing and wholeness as they work through the negative effects of hurt, anger and loss and the impact that these have had on their lives. It's through exploring what's behind the hurts & challenges that...
Audrey Hilliker
LMFT-Supervisor, LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
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Wyoming, Michigan

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Michigan

I am outgoing, and enjoy travel, nature, animals, and connection. I use my personal experiences with divorce, blended families, women's issues, grief/loss, relationship issues, and more. This allows me to join with clients in working through their...
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My story has instilled in me a desire to step into the broken areas of people’s stories to help them find healing and the ability to write a new story. Every story has it’s highs and lows and sometimes we need help taking all the pieces of our...
Kaile Videtich
MA, LLMFT
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Michigan

Audre Lorde, one of my favorite poets, articulated it best: “If I didn’t define myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” Daily, we move through our lives without pausing to ask: who am I, how am I...
Hiral Patel
Psy.D.
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Ada, Michigan

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Michigan

My therapy philosophy is based on the importance of treating individuals with dignity and respect. I believe that people are dynamic, and capable of change & restoration; consequently, I have a deep respect for their resilience and strength. My...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Life can drag you out to sea, tumble you under the waves and leave you struggling for air. It might feel like all of your efforts barely keep your head above the water. Others are catching waves and having fun and yet there you are feeling beat up...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

As a therapist, my goal is to work with you so that you may obtain consistency where needed, practice giving and receiving love with healthy boundaries and allow you the opportunity to become aware and create the discipline you need to become a...
Dr. Nikia Belcher
MS, Ed.D., MA, LLMFT
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

We have all faced stressors of life that causes difficulties at times.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Hello, my name is Jessica. I am passionate about helping individuals and families find hope and healing amidst life’s challenges. I provide client-centered counseling services, which allows us to focus on how your situation impacts you, as well as...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

Anxiety, fear, sadness. These are the inevitable feelings we spend our time pushing away in pursuit of happiness. But what if I told you that these emotions can’t hurt you? That fighting against them is the only thing that can hurt you? That...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

I have always believed that each person is unique with distinct life experiences that have contributed to making you the person you are today; no two people are the same and each person deserves to be listened to with compassion and in a...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

I believe that through a safe and judgment-free therapeutic relationship true growth, empowerment, and healing can occur in any individual's life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have an extensive range of clinical experience providing...
Carol Rasche
L.P.C, MA
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

I envision life as a journey filled with opportunities and challenges. I have worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist for 20 years in hospitals and clinics. I have been a trauma therapist/case manager in a trauma unit of a psychiatric hospital. I...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

Personal crises and problems offer an opportunity for growth and transformation. I believe that one of the most important aspects of therapy is allowing someone to share in the difficulties and thus undo the devastating loneliness that one can feel...
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Michigan, Colorado

Same therapy, different couch.... More than just a slogan, it is our promise to provide the same outpatient therapy from your own couch as we do from ours. We provide Accessible, affordable and evidence-based behavioral health treatment from the...
Lindsay Collins
LMSW-C, MSW
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Michigan

I specialize in working with women struggling with anxiety, depression, struggles with self-esteem and setting boundaries. I have been told I have an authentic, genuine style. I also enjoy using humor. I have found myself enjoying the work I do with...
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Michigan, Florida

Do you ever feel lost or alone? Are your relationships struggling? Do you feel like you don’t fit in? Maybe you’ve questioned yourself, “ Do I have anxiety”, “Am I depressed”, “Is there’s something wrong with me”? Life is a journey...

An Overview of Mental Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Equidistant from the major cities of Detroit and Chicago, Kalamazoo reposes in the southwest region of Michigan. It shares its name with the county of which it is the seat of government. The relatively young median resident age of 26.4, compared to 39.7 years for Michigan as a whole, may be due to the presence of higher-education institutions in the city: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo College, and Western Michigan University. The Kalamazoo Mall, first built in 1959, is another notable feature.

The demographic make-up of Kalamazoo is predominantly white at 63.7 percent, followed by residents who identify as black at 21.1 percent. The next most populous group to consist of a single ethnicity is those who identify as Hispanic at 7 percent.

Estimated median household income for Kalamazoo in 2016 was lower than the statewide median of Michigan at $40,441 and $52,492, respectively.

According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, between 2012 and 2014 the percentage of adults reporting 14 or more days out of 30 of poor mental health, including emotional problems, stress, or depression, was 12 percent in Kalamazoo. This represented a 2 percent increase from 10 percent between 2011 and 2013. These numbers were similar in proportion to those reported by adults in Kalamazoo County, southwest Michigan, Michigan statewide, and the United States.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Kalamazoo

As the opioid crisis continues to loom large across the country, substance abuse is one of the primary mental health concerns in Kalamazoo. Apart from substance abuse, there are several populations within the community of Kalamazoo that have been identified as particularly vulnerable to mental health issues: youths, low-income individuals, and the black community.

Substance Abuse: Accidental drug-related overdoses killed more people in Kalamazoo County than motor vehicle accidents in 2016. Despite an overall reduction in opioid prescriptions written in Kalamazoo County of 23 percent between 2010 and 2015, the average of opioids prescribed is still higher than the national average. Accidental drug-related deaths, many involving opioids, have increased in Kalamazoo County from 2015 to 2017.

Youth: Most of the statistics available regarding mental health in Kalamazoo involve adults only, but this gives only a partial picture of the overall state. According to a local advocacy group, about 5,000 youths in Kalamazoo County have serious emotional disorders.

Race: In 2004 and 2005, Kalamazoo County conducted a Behavioral Risk Factor Survey. The telephone survey originally came from the Centers for Disease Control and asked respondents to rate their own health, both physical and mental. The rationale behind the survey is that there is a high correlation between actual health status and self-reported health status.

The county broke down the data by demographics, including race and income, and found that 19.6 percent of black respondents reported 14+ days of poor mental health during the preceding month, compared with 10.1 percent of white respondents. When considering both mental and physical health, 23.9 percent of black respondents reported that poor health limited their activities, approximately twice the number of white respondents who reported activity limitation at 11.9 percent. Overall, while only 13.6 percent of white respondents rated their general health (physical and mental) as fair to poor, 18.1 percent of black respondents did so.

Low Income: The same study indicated that poor general health also correlated with low income, and the less money respondents made per year, the more likely they were to report poor mental health. Approximately one quarter (25.1 percent) of respondents making less than $20,000 per year reported 14+ days of poor mental health in the preceding month, while 14.3 percent those making $20,000 to $34,999 per year reported the same. These percentages were significantly higher than the percentages for those making $35,000 a year or more.

Mental Health Resources in Kalamazoo

There is good news for those in Kalamazoo living with mental illness. In September 2018, the county received a $16 million dollar grant for expansion of mental health services. The award will be divided evenly among four mental health facilities in Kalamazoo County:

  • Easterseals (Auburn Hills)
  • Health West (Muskegon Community Mental Health Authority)
  • Kalamazoo County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • West Michigan Community Mental Health Authority

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