Therapy, Psychology, and Mental Health Counseling in Kalamazoo, 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo, our professionals create that safe space for clients to examine their own strengths and weaknesses. Our therapists, counselors, and 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 professionals at Thriveworks Kalamazoo consider it a privilege to provide guidance and support along the way.
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.
Thriveworks Kalamazoo 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 connection.
Various Types of Counseling Are Available
There are many different types of counseling, and understanding the various types may help. In short, people can begin counseling for any reason. Some begin the process not knowing specifically what they want to achieve, but through their time with their therapist, it becomes clear. Others begin counseling for specific reasons. A few (but not all!) reasons people have begun therapy at Thriveworks Kalamazoo include…
- Marriage tensions
- Childhood abuse
- Eating disorders
- Domestic violence
- Psychiatric testing
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Panic disorder
- Cannabis abuse
- Life coaching
- Anger management
- Career advancement
- Sexual issues
- Life transitions
- Divorce recovery
Could you recognize anything on this list within your own life? Are you struggling with something not listed? Labeling life’s problems can be difficult because life is complex. Mental health problems rarely fit into neat categories. Whether your reason to start counseling was listed or not, counseling, therapy, or coaching may help.
Why Thriveworks Kalamazoo, MI?
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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo today to get started in in-person or online counseling.