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Meet our team of high-quality providers.

Logan

Logan Stout, LMSW

Co-founder and Outpatient Therapist

Erin

Erin Vlietstra, LMSW

Co-founder and Outpatient Therapist

Nicole Pominville

Nicole Pominville, LPC

Outpatient Therapist

Bethany Vinatieri

Bethany Vinatieri, LMSW

Outpatient Therapist

Kari Wildner

Kari Wildner, LMSW APHSW-C

Outpatient Therapist

Andrea Caskey

Andrea Caskey, LMSW

Outpatient Therapist

Shana Stout

Shana Stout, LPC LLMFT

Outpatient Therapist

Keith Hewitt

Keith Hewitt, LPC

Outpatient Therapist

Jessica Like

Jessica Like, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist

Carolyn Gabriel

Carolyn Gabriel, LMSW, CAADC

Outpatient Therapist

Carla Kelly

Carla Kelly, LPC

Outpatient Therapist

Mark Varney Headshot

Mark Varney, LMSW

Outpatient Therapist

Erik Wittrup

Erik Wittrup, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist

Christine Walmsley

Christine Walmsley, LPC

Outpatient Therapist

Lisa Block

Lisa Block, LMSW

Outpatient Therapist

Pam

Pamela Marx, LPC

Outpatient Therpist

Mark Vlietstra

Mark Vlietstra

Admin

Rory - Labrador Retriever

Rory

Everyone's Friend

Logan Stout, LMSW

I myself am a believer in the healing power that therapy can bring and the benefits that can stem from the process of therapy. I strive to create a comfortable, calm and inviting environment in which you can feel safe to talk freely. In addition to my personal experiences and LMSW I have experience and training in many therapeutic models which we can utilize to help you achieve your goals. My training includes but is not limited to training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy through the Beck Institute, Brainspotting, Exposure Response Prevention, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, DBT skills, PMTO skills and other models not mentioned.

I encourage everyone to participate and benefit from the therapeutic process. If we meet and I am not the right therapist for you I will personally help you find the right therapist!

I currently see ages 10+

Erin Vlietstra, LMSW

Life is hard, and I’m here to help. As a therapist, I believe in the perspective of making conscious choices to make a purposeful change. I will work collaboratively to help you reach your goals and find purpose in your life. I commit myself to creating a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship while assisting you to pursue personal growth and development.

I am currently working with the following diagnoses and populations; anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, substance use, coping skills, life transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem, stress, and LGBTQ+.

Treatment modalities: Strengths based, CBT informed, Solution Focused, Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Eclectic

I currently see ages 17+

Nicole Pominville, LPC

I have always had a passion for working with children and teens and believe that despite their small size, their lives may be filled with big emotions that can be difficult to navigate. When working with children I believe it’s important to connect with them on their level, meeting them where they are and using their language of play to guide growth and healing. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-harm, suicide ideation, trauma, adjustment issues, and peer relationships.

My overall counseling approach is integrative and collaborative. I utilize a variety of play, art, games, mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), modeling, and role play techniques in effort to get the most out of the therapy experience. I believe that every person has the ability to learn, grow, and reach their full potential through the therapeutic process.

I currently see ages 4+

Bethany Vinatieri, LMSW

Life is full of uncertainty, change, joy and tragedy. I feel uniquely privileged to bare witness to people’s stories. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is creating a safe, compassionate space for people to explore, process and heal.

I have special interests and experience working with the following concerns: chronic medical illness, caregiver stress and burn-out, trauma, personality disorders, anxiety and depression.

I have training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality, Motivational Interviewing, and Problem Solving Therapy. I am also certified in Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice and have specific training in Project Uplift a cognitive behavioral and mindfulness based program for individuals with Epilepsy

I currently see ages 18+

Kari Wildner, LMSW APHSW-C

I believe we all deserve to feel heard and to experience authentic connection with someone. My goal is to create a therapeutic relationship where you feel empowered and motivated to create positive change in your life. Sometimes we get stuck in patterns and need help to get back in touch with the most important relationship—the one we have with ourselves. This takes trust, support, time, and accountability. My role as a therapist is as both a guide and as a witness, helping you to explore and overcome barriers to living fully by drawing upon your own strengths.

Specialties, Diagnoses, and Age Ranges:

I specialize in supporting people navigating grief/loss and people who are living with chronic, life-limiting, or serious illness. I work best with people experiencing adjustment issues/life transitions, family conflict, anxiety, and depression. I enjoy doing individual therapy and working with adolescent-adult-older adult age ranges.

Treatment Modalities:

  • Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Humanistic Therapy and Narrative Therapy

I currently see ages 10+

Andrea Caskey, LMSW

Life is sometimes hard to navigate. I believe in the power of partnership between a client and therapist. I want to help people cope during times of stress or crisis. I want to help people heal from loss or trauma. And I want to help people grow during life’s expected and unexpected changes. I have experience working with families of children who have experienced trauma and loss and am passionate about helping facilitate improved attachment within the parent child relationship as well as helping individuals heal from their traumatic experiences. I believe that self-awareness and mindfulness are important tools to begin healing and growing and want to help facilitate that for individuals feeling overwhelmed, lost, or stressed.

Diagnoses/issues I work with: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, parenting challenges, attachment disorders Treatment Modalities:

Components of CBT, mindfulness, brief intervention, trauma focused, attachment theory

I currently see ages 6+

Shana Stout, LPC LLMFT

My goal is to help you to feel safe, heard, and confident to take steps towards change and growth. I will listen to your story, thoughts, feelings and beliefs. My approach to therapy is collaborative while also recognizing that you are the expert of your story.

Together we can work towards setting goals for yourself, your family, or your relationship(s). We will work to process any negative thoughts, feelings or obstacles that could be standing in your way and work to build upon your own personal strengths and confidence to accomplish your goals.

I am passionate about the work I do with couples, families and individuals who struggle with family or marital/relationship issues, parenting, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, self harm, poor self-esteem, among other mental health issues.

I currently see ages 12+

Keith Hewitt, LPC

We’re not meant to do this alone. Whether you come looking for new skills or perspective, for help making meaning or finding purpose, for help restoring a relationship, or just an ear to listen and validate – I would love to walk with you in your journey. My desire is to provide therapy that focuses on the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – by collaborating with you in a safe and nonjudgmental way to create goals that promote health, growth, and autonomy. We may do this by exploring your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and looking for ways to overcome old patterns. With children the process often involves play and finding safety in adult relationships.

I’m honored to work with individuals, families, and couples of any orientation. I frequently see people who want help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, parenting concerns, behavioral issues, marriage and relationship issues, divorce and separation recovery, suicidal thoughts, and faith issues. I take a person-centered and psychodynamic approach, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness approaches.

I currently see ages 8+

Jessica Like, LLMSW

Everyone has their own unique path in life. These paths may lead to unexpected turns, different destinations, or hit a few bumps along the way creating feelings of uncertainty. Such experiences and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty may lead us into uncharted territory, challenging us to overcome. Change is hard, and change can vastly impact our social, emotional, behavioral, and physiological responses. I strive to create an atmosphere of safety, acceptance, openness, trust, and respect. It is my hope that we can create a therapeutic relationship while working together to meet goals and strengthen personal development. I want everyone to have a place where they can embrace their journey and overcome situations on life’s path that hold them back. Everyone is on their own path called life, but you do not have to walk it alone.

I am passionate about working with youth, adults, and families who struggle with transitions in life in addition to anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting concerns, behavioral issues, relationship issues, suicidal ideations, academic issues, family conflict, stress management, and self-esteem. I use a client-centered approach using treatment modalities of Cognitive behavioral therapy, Solution-focused, motivational interviewing, strengths bases, Family systems therapy, humanistic therapy, mindfulness, and Eclectic therapy.

I currently see ages 10+

Carolyn Gabriel, LMSW, CAADC

Carolyn currently is not accepting Medicaid Patients.

Life is ever changing and at times it can become challenging to sort through difficulties without some extra support. I strive to provide an environment that is open, welcoming, safe, and supportive. My approach is to meet you where you are, help you identify where you want to be, tap in and build upon the full potential of your unique set of strengths in order to navigate barriers and obstacles that prevent you from reaching your goal.

I specialize in working with clients who have substance abuse histories and/or ongoing issues with substance use, unresolved or resurfacing trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and adjustments, anger management, grief/loss, PTSD, mood disorders, relationship challenges, cultural challenges, and difficulty managing emotions.

My approach to therapy involves a cognitive behavioral therapy orientation, strength based, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, and humanistic. I strive to tailor my approach to the specific needs of my clients.

Now seeing Ages 18+

Carla Kelly, LPC

Life is always changing and from time to time we can lose our way and struggle with finding a way forward. I do not think that we are meant to face these struggles alone. As a therapist, I can help at these times providing compassion and guidance. I am in awe of our human capacity to endure, cope, grow, and change throughout our lives.

My therapeutic approach is relationship/person centered, holistic, and collaborative, drawing on my training and years of experience working with both children and adults of all ages. My objective is to develop a trusting relationship so we can work together to help you better understand yourself and others and to find a way to reach your goals and live your life more comfortably.

I enjoy working with clients who are struggling with grief and or loss; life transitions such as divorce, retirement, change in circumstances, moving from high school to college etc; caregiver stress; anxiety; and substance related issues related to loving a person struggling with addiction.

I am currently seeing clients ages 13 and up.

Mark Varney, LMSW

I am a Licensed Master Level social worker and therapist and social work educator at Western Michigan University. I have worked with adolescents and their families for the past 30 years. I have significant experience working with Juvenile Offenders doing family therapy, anger management and problem solving therapy. I also have worked extensively with adults with depression and anxiety using cognitive behavioral therapy, breath work and mindfulness. I am close to finishing a Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Program facilitated by the Integrative Psychiatry Institute in Boulder, Colorado. My professional goals in this area will be to sit with clients in their medicine sessions and to help integrate what their inner healing intelligence brought into their awareness and then build insights and new strategies to live a more harmonious life. I like the idea that you can’t use old keys to unlock new doors.

Additionally, I am a Level 1 Gottman trained Marital Therapist and have worked with couples with relationship conflict. I live in Kalamazoo Michigan with my partner Amber. I have two adult sons. Will, 21 and Wade 20. My 16-year-old daughter Sophie passed away in December 2020 from a rare and inoperable brain stem tumor called DIPG.

Erik Wittrup, LLMSW

Navigating through life can be difficult at times. As a therapist, it
is important to me that you are supported. After 15 years in the field
of social work, I am a firm believer in working together as a team in
therapy. My objective is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental
environment for us to talk about your hopes, concerns, and goals. I
hope to meet you where you are currently and help you to remove
barriers from reaching your goals.

I am a limited licensed master’s level social worker, and I am
currently a doctoral candidate of social work at Michigan State
University. I specialize in working with clients who have current or
prior issues with anxiety, depression, life transitions, substance
abuse, experienced traumatic incidents, grief/loss, mood disorders,
emotional regulation, and/or relationship issues including divorce.

I currently see clients ages 10 and up.

Christine Walmsley,LPC

My approach to therapy is strength based, and starts with creating a safe and comfortable space. I work to empower clients and family members to meet their goals in order to be successful in all aspects of their lives. I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and families who struggle with transitions in life. I have a background in supporting clients with processing traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, behavioral and academic issues, suicidal ideation, adoption and foster care concerns, parenting, family communication and coparenting, as well as relationship and family conflict. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients through past traumas.

I use evidenced based treatments in my practice in addition to EMDR; including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavior therapy skills. I also incorporate my passion for yoga, fitness and animal assisted interventions into my practice.

I see clients 10 to 30 years old.

Lisa Block, LMSW

Life is hard and at times it can feel overwhelming and difficult to find answers. I see my role as a therapist is to partner with you and to offer a space to process any areas in life where you may be struggling or would like to grow. It is important to me to maintain a compassionate and supportive environment where you can be genuine while offering different perspectives, guided purpose, and honest feedback. Therapy should be a non-judgmental space to explore challenges and possibilities and also to work on healing hurts, setting goals, and moving from a place of merely surviving to a place of independently thriving!

I have been working with individuals and families since 2001. I have many years experience working with children and adults struggling with a variety of issues including adjustment issues, life transitions, family conflict, anxiety, and depression. I am currently taking individuals age 12 +.

Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Trauma Focused, Solution Focused, Strength Based.

Pamela Marx, LPC

Life is constantly changing and sometimes that change is overwhelming, uncomfortable or even painful. It is during these times of discomfort that we are the most open to change and when we seek therapy, maybe for the first time. As a therapist I strive to guide individuals through the process of finding their own unique answers and strengths. My training in marriage and family therapy has helped me see the importance of knowing the context and history of a person’s life. I find it helpful to look at the whole person and discover each person’s unique history and community. My experience and training both in nursing and as a therapist has influenced my practice. I recognize the interrelationship between physical health and emotional well-being.

The issues I work with include chronic illness, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, grief, pregnancy, postpartum, loss, woman’s issues, stress, complex trauma, trauma and PTSD.

I use a mix of treatment modalities which include cognitive behavioral, eclectic, EMDR, internal family systems, person centered, trauma focused, and strength based.

I am currently working with individuals ages 14 and up.

Rory

Rory is a Labrador Retriever adopted at the age of 6 weeks by Nicole Pominville. He has completed training classes including; puppy class, basic obedience and is a certified Canine Good Citizen. Rory enjoys meeting people of all ages! His goal is to help you feel comfortable, heard, and accepted. Rory has sensitivities to wood floors and thunderstorms. He is known to be sweet, patient, and loving. He shows affection through tail wags, licks, head nuzzles, and rubbing against you. When Rory is not in the office he enjoys going for walks, swimming, and napping.