Meet our Providers

Dana Brumm
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dana Brumm, LLP

Philosophy of Care

Dana is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Psychology, and is certified as a Chemical Addiction Counselor. She has provided treatment for over 20 years in the field of Mental and Behavioral Health

Dana uses an eclectic mix of modalities to meet the unique needs of every client. Through providing a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental environment, Dana helps clients with a wide variety of mental health concerns. Areas of focus are depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, and addiction.

Dana believes that treating others with compassion, seeing them through the eyes of empathy, and working with her clients to meet their needs mentally, physically and spiritually are paramount to client’s wellness and success.

Education

Michigan School of Psychology
Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Addiction
  • Personality Disorders
Darin Youngs
Accepting:
  • ASR
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Darin Youngs, LLPC

Philosophy of Care

Darin has over 20 years’ experience in pastoral counseling, as well as substantial involvement in military chaplaincy, grief counseling, and substance use therapy.  Darin has also served as a college professor, teaching communication, conflict resolution, and other courses.

Darin has experience with individual, couple, and family therapy, addressing a diverse array of mental health concerns, including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, end-of-life counseling, veterans’ issues, forgiveness work, spirituality, resilience, couple, premarital, and marital therapy, exposure therapy, and dream work.

Darin’s primary counseling approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology.

Darin considers it a great privilege to be a companion with clients on their journey to wholeness.  He sees his main role in therapy as helping clients see themselves more clearly, for the sake of facilitating positive change and growth.

Darin has been married for 27 years to his wife, Patricia.  He has three adult sons.  Darin is delighted to serve you as part of the Thriveworks family in the Kalamazoo area!

Darin also sees clients via telehealth.

Education

Liberty University
Master of Professional Counseling

North Park University
Master of Divinity

Governors State University
Master's in Communication

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Marriage
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
Marcy West
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marcy West, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Marcy West is a licensed clinical social worker with three decades of experience in the mental health, medical social work and substance abuse profession. Marcy West has vast experience in treating a variety of age groups and concerns, her approach is client centered, strength based, and solution focused.
Marcy West utilizes varying modalities. All therapeutic modalities utilized in treatment are evidenced based which means they are proven to be the most effective and successful techniques in the field. I provide treatment to geriatric, adult/adolescent males and females encountering issues with relationships, mood disorders, depression/anxiety, substance abuse and other disorders impacting functioning.
I enjoy teaching meditation techniques and believe we all have an innate ability to heal ourselves but often life challenges, experiences and pain get in the way. Insight, skill development and recognition of our own inner strength is vital in reaching the full potential you were meant to live. Let me help you uncover the amazing abilities you already possess. I would be honored to walk with you on your healing journey.

Education

Grand Valley State University
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
Meaghan  Dulin
Accepting:
  • ASR
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Meaghan Dulin, LLPC

Philosophy of Care

Meaghan Dulin is a Limited License Professional Counselor who grew up in southwest Virginia. She received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology- with an emphasis in early childhood development- from Mary Baldwin College. She has been working in the counseling field for the past 15 years. She has a variety of experience- including Infant Mental Health, school-based counseling, community mental health, juvenile justice system, foster care system, Hospice and palliative care, child/adolescent residential treatment center, adult intensive outpatient/substance use treatment, SMART Recovery for youth, and equine-assisted therapy programs. As a result of her experience, Meaghan has the ability to effectively treat a wide range of issues including trauma, mood disorders (including perinatal mood disorders), anxiety and depression, additive behaviors, grief/loss/ambiguous loss, and attachment/relationship concerns.  Additionally, she has special interest in supporting healing regarding social justice issues- including systemic racism and inequity.

Meaghan believes that the greatest healing happens in the context of relationships- throughout the lifespan. When working with Meaghan, you can expect a safe and compassionate space for your mind, body, and soul. Her practice is informed largely by attachment theory and emotion-focused theory; additional evidence-based/evidence-informed practices that may be present in the counseling room include CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), Mindfulness, Infant-Parent Psychotherapy/Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy).

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Families
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
Megan Dunne
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Megan Marie Dunne, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

We all need a little help sometimes. Therapy is a great tool to have to overcome life’s tough times. Are you new to therapy? Or someone who has seen a therapist before? Regardless of your previous experiences with therapy, I offer everyone a safe, private and professional experience. Together we will address your concerns and then plan and execute change. As far back as I can remember, I have always been concerned with other people’s happiness. As a child I knew that one day I would have a career in a “helping profession”. I graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit MI in 2006 with a master’s degree in social work, a minor in psychology and a solid foundation on treating people using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I have continued to grow in my profession over the years. I have 15 years of experience working not only as a therapist but also as a medical social worker. Implementing change, managing crisis’s and providing life changing resources in clinics, emergency rooms, and in medical wards across metro Detroit. My approach to therapy is a holistic one. I provide support and feedback to assist clients as they address their personal life challenges. I believe in empowering clients to build on their strengths to obtain personal growth. As a holistic mental health clinician, I am passionate about assisting others through life issues and stress so they can grow and heal in mind, body and spirit.
If you need guidance and support, I offer a safe healing space to work through difficulties. I strive to provide a comfortable, respectful and accepting therapeutic environment. Due to my vast professional history I am comfortable working with all populations and hope to work with you.
“ “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new” “ (Socrates. Way of the peaceful warrior: A book that changes lives. By Dan Millman)

Education

Wayne State University
Master’s in Social Work

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Phobia Counseling
Simone Cruzet-McCullom
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Simone Cruzet-McCullom, LMSW-Clinical

Philosophy of Care

Simone Cruzet-McCullom is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a mission to empower, encourage, and support individuals and families. Simone holds 6 years of experience supporting children, teens, and young adults through life challenges including anger, ADHD, grief, anxiety,  and depression. Simone received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Community Services with a concentration in Child and Youth Development from Michigan State University. She then received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California.

Simone’s therapeutic approach is centered on building a positive relationship with each of her clients. By doing so, Simone is able to support clients in the way that is individualized to the strengths and needs of each client. Simone is eclectic in her style - utilizing strengths based, solution focused, mindfulness, realism, and cognitive behavioral therapeutic techniques. She is also well versed in play therapy for children.

Simone is known for greeting every client with enthusiasm - knowing that each step within a journey of healing and wellbeing is worth celebrating. She holds space for clients to be the center of their own potential while supporting, promoting accountability, and positive self esteem along the way.

Education

University of Southern California
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • School-Related Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management 
Tiffany Washington
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tiffany Washington, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Tiffany Washington received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Marygrove College in Detroit Michigan and a Master of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University. Tiffany has been a fully licensed Social Worker with the State of Michigan since 2011.

Tiffany has been in the field of Social Work for 16 years and her specialties include Substance Abuse and Geriatrics. She has worked in Community Mental Health primarily with clients who have been diagnosed with Anxiety, Depression and Schizophrenia. Tiffany also specializes in Life Management skills programming with people who are transitioning out of or into different stages of life and need a fresh start.

Tiffany’s passion is to work with individuals who need support and advocacy while they address areas in their lives they want to improve, change and/or develop. Her primary goal is to help facilitate an environment where people feel safe to explore their hopes, dreams and ultimately themselves.

Education

Wayne State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Psychodynamic
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Health / Medical Problems
Alex Ansell
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Alex Ansell, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Alex is a Licensed Master Social Worker with dual degrees in both Social Work and Alcohol & Drug Addiction Counseling from Western Michigan University.

Alex is trained in EMDR, CBT and DBT.

Alex believes that people are inherently good, self-correcting and wise and that it's important for him to help people identify and capitalize on their strengths.  His approach to therapy is methodical, as it's important for him to identify the approach to treatment that works best for the individual.

Education

Western Michigan University
Master's in Social Work and Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Substance Use
  • PTSD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Depression
Rudy Rüffer
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Rudy Rüffer, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Rudy earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University and has clinical experience in working with adults, children and families who have experienced complex and acute trauma. He is certified in Michigan as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and specializes in trauma across the life span. He is also trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Additionally, he has experience in working with families in various stages of life transitions.

Rudy believes that each person is handed barriers in their lives and that each person also has their own unique strengths needed to overcome them. He uses a collaborative and strength-based approach with clients to use their unique strengths to overcome their barriers successfully.

Rudy comes from a multicultural background and is currently married with three children. Board games and books are a constant source of family entertainment.  He also speaks German and Afrikaans.

Education

Western Michigan University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Complex and Acute Trauma
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Families
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Self-Harm
Heather Crampton
Accepting:
  • ASR
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Heather Crampton, MA, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Heather Crampton graduated from Western Michigan University with a Masters in Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health. Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Heather has worked with clients of all ages, gender, race, and ethnicity in various settings. Her specialties include, but are not limited to all anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, substance abuse, working with anxious youth and positive youth development, and helping veterans who suffer from PTSD.

Heather's passion is to help others who are struggling with different aspects of their lives. She considers it a privilege being a part of someone's journey. She enjoys facilitating her clients change toward positive and healthy solutions in order for them to live a productive and fulfilling life. Heather uses a collaborative approach in order to include her clients in their treatment process. She works to provide clients with tailored treatment plans that can be integrated into their daily lives.

Heather has been married for 9 years and has 4 children, one cat, and a rambunctious German Shepard. She is happy to be a part of the Thriveworks family in the Kalamazoo area!

Education

Western Michigan University
Master's in Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self-Harm
  • Adoption
Haili Schneider
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • ComPsych
  • BCBS of MI
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Haili Schneider, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Haili graduated from Western Michigan University in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Haili has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked extensively in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, health anxiety, selective mutism and phobias. She has also worked with depression and trauma, which often presents themselves with other disorders. She utilizes an integrative approach, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Therapy, in order to create a individualized treatment plan for each client.

Her goal as a counselor is to build a positive relationship with her clients in order to help them to feel supported and encouraged to face the challenges both at present and future. She believes that the process of therapy is one of collaboration, encouragement, and challenge. She is passionate about helping clients to identify, refute, and change their negative thoughts in order to develop a positive attitude and adaptive behaviors.

Education

Western Michigan University
Master's in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • CBT
Starr Bull
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Starr Bull, LPC, LLMFT

Philosophy of Care

Starr Bull graduated from Western Michigan University with a Master's in Couples, Marriage, and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LLMFT).

She has worked with many diverse clients including men, women, couples, and families in various settings. Her specialties include, but are not limited to, working with people in recovery, with relationship issues, pre-marital, anxiety, and depression.

Starr believes that life is full of transitions and challenges, and that counseling is a way to help navigate through those challenges in order to bring healing and growth. She uses a collaborative approach with her clients, and wants to include them in the process, as well as provide individualized techniques based on client needs. Her desire is to provide a non-judgmental, empathetic, and warm environment that gives clients hope, and empowers them to reach their goals.

She has been married for 20 years and has four children and two grandchildren. She is looking forward to being part of the Thriveworks family in the Kalamazoo area!

Education

Western Michigan University
Master's in Couples, Marriage, and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Anger Management

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