I believe it is important to help each client feel comfortable, valued, and respected during the therapeutic process. My approach focuses on partnering with you to find healing, hope and meaning in your life. Sometimes that means working to understand present difficulties in light of past experiences; sometimes it means focusing on learning new ways to effectively cope with unplanned life challenges.
I have experience in working with adolescents, adults and couples focusing on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief and loss, substance abuse, strengthening relationships, improving communication, pregnancy loss, post-abortive issues, and spiritual concerns.
Perhaps you are feeling:
- not good enough
- disconnected and alone
- uncontrollable worry
- stressed, easily irritable, angry, and frustrated
- unable to focus and distracted
- challenged by making life and behavioral changes
Our work together can help you feel more in control, identify effective coping skills, manage even your most difficult feelings, understand the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors, feel connected both to self and those closest to you, and find healing and meaning in your life.
Please contact me today to get started or with any question you may have.
Background and Education
I earned a bachelors degree from Grand Valley State University and a Masters degree in Counseling from Cornerstone University’s Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan. Prior to starting Persenaire Counseling Services, LLC, I worked for a non-profit agency in Grand Rapids as part of a treatment team in an adolescent substance abuse program. I am continually working to further my education in providing optimal care. I am focused on the perspective of holistic care; the mind, body and spirit, when learning and investigating evidence based interventions of mental health disorders.