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Therapy, Psychiatry, and Mental Health Counseling in Portage, MI

Each day holds a surprise—sometimes a good one and sometimes a bad one. Whether among friends, at work, or within the family, life is full of disappointments and successes. Life keeps everyone on their toes, and navigating its ups and downs can be a challenge. Even though most people’s worlds seem interconnected with smartphones and social media leading to near-instant communication, reaching out for help during a time of need is a challenge. And at times, people also need more support than supportive families and loving friends can offer.

Have you ever faced a situation where you thought, “Who should I trust? What are my practical choices? What is the problem and how deep does it go?” Have you ever wanted an experienced but caring professional help you answer these questions?

Every day, the counselors, coaches, and therapists at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage walk with people as they ask hard questions about life and navigate difficult circumstances. Our goal is to blend our mental health expertise with genuine care as we work together with clients to overcome life’s challenges and thrive. Call today for in-person counseling or online therapy.

What Do Mental Health Services Have to Offer?

Regardless of the specific problems people face, everyone needs a safe space to talk about life openly and honestly. A safe space can offer a new perspective on life—clarifying challenges and how to handle those challenges.

At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage, MI our professionals create that safe space for clients to examine their own strengths and weaknesses. Our therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and life coaches seek to empower each client to receive the interventions they need to improve their mental health and to capitalize on their strengths so they can thrive. Every person is unique, strong, and talented who can clarify, set, and achieve life goals. The licensed professionals at Thriveworks in Portage, MI consider it a privilege to provide guidance and support along the way.

What Mental Health Services Are Offered at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage?

Here’s a list of the main mental health services offered at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage:

Through counseling, therapy, and/or psychiatry services, we help with a range of mental health conditions and other challenges, including:

Our providers — from therapists/counselors to psychologists, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners — specialize in a range of counseling approaches, but they’ll cater your treatment to your unique preferences and needs. They might utilize:

What Happens at Counseling?

Counseling, or therapy, is a regular time people designate to explore their thoughts and emotions with the guidance of a skilled professional. A counseling relationship may begin with clarifying a client’s goal for the time and informing the counselor about any problems the client faces. Therapists may examine a client’s career, family, relationships, physical health, spirituality, or mental health.

The exceptional provider at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage then forms an individualized treatment plan for each client:

  • Some clients have experienced a life trauma or a challenging mental health diagnosis. Their counseling sessions focus upon healing. With professionalism and compassion, our therapists may address the root causes of the problem and build their clients’ coping skills.
  • Some clients want to work toward a personal or a professional goal. Their sessions may center on self-discovery—identifying strengths, weakness, and dreams. A therapist may also help these clients build interpersonal skills or overcome bad habits that have held them back.
  • Some clients may have allowed a secret addiction to grow, and they are ready to take back control. Therapy may involve identifying the harm caused by the addiction, building accountability, and learning healthy connections.

Why Do People See Psychiatrists?

People see psychiatrists, who are medical doctors specializing in mental health conditions, for a variety of reasons. Some clients come to psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage for medication management, new prescription medications, or an assessment and diagnosis. People who see psychiatrists typically need a little extra medical support for mental health conditions they’re dealing with. For example, prescription antidepressants can help neurotransmitters function in a more healthy way, easing the symptoms of major depressive disorder.

Schedule with Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry

When people are physically sick or have an injury, they go see the doctor. The same should be true for mental health. When life is off-balance, seeing a mental health professional may restore equilibrium. If you have a goal you are ready to pursue … If a mental health challenge is making daily life harder… If a life transition is causing relational tension, Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage is ready to help.

When you call our office, a scheduling specialist will answer and help you make an appointment. We offer evening and weekend appointments, and our new clients often see their counselor within 24 hours. We work with most major insurance providers.

Are you ready to see what you can achieve through mental health counseling, therapy, or coaching? Call Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage today to get started in in-person or online counseling.

 Where Is Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage Located?

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage is located at 524 E Milham Ave B, Portage, MI 49002. We currently share a building with Milham Tech Center and Aumentum Technologies. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out! 

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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 16 5 1 16 reviews. See all reviews
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First session

This will be short since I can only type with one hand currently, but I thoroughly enjoyed my first session with Dan. He seems very patient, thoughtful, and intelligent. I look forward to working with him and letting him pick my brain to help me become a healthier and more balanced person!
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Non-Judgmental and good listener – a rare gem!

Cassie met with my cousin for several sessions to discuss issues related to my cousin's childhood. Cassie helped my cousin assess her feelings in a balanced way . She was also very supportive, listening and providing feedback effectively without being judgmental. This was exactly what my cousin needed. A very rare technique among many counselors these days.
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Professional and Relatable

Rudy was professional and approachable. He was able to point out beliefs I had that were interfering with my ability to enjoy my life, but did so in a respectful manner. He was an effective therapist, with a genuine, caring approach.
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The best
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The intake coordinator Brittany was AMAZING. She listened to my needs so she could match me with a therapist that could help me. She was incredibly kind and truly listened to me in a stressful situation.
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Alex Ansell who was fantastic

Alex helped me more than I can say! He was sensitive and patient with me and helped we work through some very difficult issues. His knowledge and communication skills guided me towards a positive outcome that gave me great peace. Thank you so much Alex for being there for me!
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Thriveworks team is awesome!

Heather has always been the person that many people go to for advice and help. When she isn't helping people at work she is helping people at our church. All of the staff at Thriveworks are great. I highly recommend Thriveworks Counseling.
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Great experience

The experience from the persons answering the phone and emails to my counselor, Heather, have been efficient and very helpful. I'm very thankful for Thriveworks because I can count on you when I need you most.
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Heather and Thriveworks are awesome!

Heather is super awesome and helped get me back on track with my anxiety! If you are struggling at all with mental health issues, Thriveworks and Heather are fantastic help!
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Heather is excellent! Her professionalism and integrity are spot on.
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Caring, compassionate, complete

After having several friends work with Heather I can honestly say there isn't anyone else I would be willing to refer those seeking counseling. She cares about complete healing and really takes the time to care. It shows in her interactions with her clients as well as in how her clients speak of her.
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I would like to share something very personal with everyone so that you can find the help that you need. My husband was in the Marine Corps and served a couple of tours overseas. He suffered from PTSD from what he went through and losing some of his fellow Marines. He introduced me to Heather the wife of one of his fellow Marines. She has been a god sent during my time of grief. He passed away in July 2017, and I have been working through everything since. She has been someone that I can go to whenever I need an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. She doesn't judge me and my situation as to how I am handling it. She just listens and helps where she can. Heather is a person that gets it and will help you anyway she can. I can honestly say I am truly blessed to have met her and now call her my friend. Anyone who is able to meet her and get help from her is lucky. So if you are looking for someone I would highly recommend you setting up an appointment with her. You can't go wrong with choosing her as your counselor. So please if you are looking for help call today and get your appointment with Heather. You will never look back and she will help you look forward to the new future. She did that for me!!! I'm truly lucky to have her in my corner!!!
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Great People

When you need someone who will listen and not tell you how to feel. Heather is there. She will take the time to listen and give you the help you need. She comes to the task as a very professional and helpful counselor.
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Great Place

This place is a breath of fresh air for me. I went in with terrible anxiety and am already feeling a bit better. My counselor is very capable and the staff in the office is very friendly. Would recommend them to my dearest friends.
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Need compassion?

Starr combines a strong professionalism with a caring and understanding spirit. She inspires change through her grace and practical wisdom.
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Starr Bull

I have worked professionally with Starr for several years and I highly recommend her. Starr is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. Starr is highly skilled in several areas of counseling and is a wonderful counselor.
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage

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  • 524 E Milham Ave Suite B
    Portage, MI 49002

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-930PM

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