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Melinda Simon, Psy.D.
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A licensed psychologist and licensed clinical social worker, has worked as a psychotherapist for over 25 years. Dr. Simon is a member of the American Psychological Association, Michigan Psychological Association, National Association of Social Workers, and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Simon works with individuals, couples, and families. Using a mix of interpersonal, cognitive/behavioral, and eclectic approaches she provides experienced, thoughtful, and ethical care, encouraging a collaborative environment for problem-solving with her clients. Specialties include the treatment of anxiety, panic, post-traumatic stress, and issues of grief and loss. She also has an extensive history of working with adults, adolescents, and children with behavioral challenges, social adjustment issues, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behavior, phobias, depression, and adjusting to life-changing events such as divorce, relocation, or job loss.
Leslie Bartlett, MA, LLP
Is a Limited License Psychologist that has worked in the Human Services field for over 15 years. She works with adolescents and adults providing counseling and psychological testing to individuals, couples and families in a variety of life situations including being involved with the child welfare and criminal justice systems. Leslie feels the therapeutic relationship is most important and meets each person where they are. Working with her clients to meet the goals they have established and strengthen their coping skills. She uses a variety of approaches and techniques to obtain the best results for each individual.
Erica Windler Beattie, LLMSW
Erica enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. She seeks to provide a safe and compassionate space where clients can explore life’s challenges while learning about their own resilience and strengths. Erica approaches therapy from a cultural-relational perspective, utilizing eclectic elements of interpersonal and psychodynamic theory as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy. Erica works with clients experiencing issues including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and relationship struggles. She trained at the MSU Center for Survivors, providing support to survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. Erica is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Before becoming a therapist, Erica spent years studying and working in Mexico and Brazil. She speaks both Spanish and Portuguese.
When she is not working or traveling, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and son, knitting, cooking, reading mystery novels, and playing with her two pugs (Tubi and Max).
Chelsea Foreman, LLMSW
Life can often feel like a rollercoaster and every individual is on their own ride. No two rides are ever the same, nor is ones perspective on the experience. As your therapist, I will meet you where you are at and walk along side you on your healing journey in whatever way you would like me to do so. YOU are expert on your life. I am just here to help you perfect your craft. What I love most about being a therapist is helping individuals turn their pain into power. To do this, I most often utilize a person-centered strengths-based approach as I work diligently to create a safe, nonjudgmental, trusting platform for you to flourish.
I have an extensive background in hospice/medical social work as well as grief & loss. Other specialties include working with children and adult children of alcoholics, young adults, life transitions & adjustments, self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. I also work with individuals, couples, and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
Upon full licensure, I plan to obtain certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to be able to further assist you as often times “talk therapy” may not be enough. Total healing of the mind, body, and spirit is the ultimate goal.
Brian Wissink, LPC
Is a licensed professional counselor with over 25 years of experience providing mental health services in Michigan. Licensed in the State of Michigan to provide psychotherapy since 1990, he brings a wealth of experience to our practice. Brian takes a Rogerian approach to his work, meeting people where they are with genuineness, acceptance, and empathy. His approach also relies on psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral interventions. He works with adults and adolescents, couples and families on a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, identity issues and skills training. Brian’s caring, attentive style naturally provides an emotionally safe atmosphere in which the individual, couple, or family with whom he is working may actively explore a path toward healing and an enhanced quality of life.
Melissa Ridge, MA, LLPC
My name is Melissa Ridge, MA, LLPC and I received my Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Spring Arbor University. I have worked both in non-profit and private practice settings gaining professional experience in working with diverse populations. These experiences have led me to focus on a Trauma-Focused approach and specializing in childhood abuse, sexual abuse recovery and helping my clients heal and move forward in their lives. I also work with adolescents, teens and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-worth, PTSD, lack of motivation, and substance use disorders. I also work with couples who are trying to become healthier and happier in their relationships or are trying to overcome a traumatic even. I use an eclectic group of counseling techniques and tools to help my clients through that therapeutic process while teaching them healthy coping skills to move forward in their lives.
In my spare time I enjoy crafting, working on my fairy garden, reading, binge watching Netflix and I recently started taking yoga lessons.
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We are currently accepting new clients for teletherapy and in-person appointments. Please call our office at (517) 323-4099.