Licensed Professional Counselor
Susan earned a master’s degree in professional counseling from Amberton University in 2007. She has 30 years of extensive experience working with children and families in educational and mental health settings. Susan enjoys working with adults as well as children, adolescents, families and couples. Her clinical experience includes treating individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD and trauma. She also works with couples that are looking to repair their marriage and parent/child relationships.
For the first 20 years of her career, education was her passion. She encountered many kids that had difficulty accessing the curriculum due to personal distress, family issues, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. She felt the calling to help children and families in a more intimate setting. Susan also worked as a clinical therapist for Youth and Family Services where she partnered with parents, teachers, school administrators, clinicians, and psychiatrists to develop plans to best fit the needs of individuals. Thus, reinforcing my belief in the importance in building well founded support systems for individuals and families.
Another piece of her counseling experience included several years as a clinical counselor working with refugees from all over the world. This granted her experiences few encounter in their lifetime. It has instilled in her the idea that there are not necessarily right or wrong ways of thinking, believing or simply being. Curiosity and open mindedness allow for a greater understanding of those we love and leads to open conversations which produce safe environments to work through difference and strengthen relationships.
Whether you are a parent looking for help for your child or adolescent, a couple looking to strengthen your marriage or simply an individual looking to enhance your life, Susan would consider it an honor to work together to help you find the future you deserve.
Susan loves spending time on the beach and quiet time alone for self- reflection. She also enjoys cooking, entertaining and spending time with her family and friends.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Supervisor, Clinical Director
Hope Russell has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2007. She earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her counseling experience is inclusive of all emotional issues, and her range of knowledge results from working with clients in the inpatient, outpatient, educational, and community mental health settings. She has also worked within the religious sector as a counselor, mentor, advocate, adviser and life coach. Hope has a strong faith in GOD, and provides Christian Counseling upon request.
Hope is quite comfortable treating individuals with depression, anxiety, stress, anger, and phase of life related issues. She sees adults as well as teens, and has experience with behavioral issues, workplace conflict, grief and adjustment disorders. Hope is passionate about the institution of marriage, and enjoys working with married couples to establish, restore, and enhance their marital relationship. She also routinely provides family therapy as well. Hope utilizes a Solution Focused Therapeutic approach, infused with various techniques from other modalities, in her work with individuals, couples, and families.
Life is hard, problems arise, people get stuck, and bad things happen. It makes matters worse, when you feel like you’re going through it alone. I totally understand what it’s like to be around a room full of people and feel alone. There is hope, no pun intended…. For many that is a journey, and I am here to walk with you on your journey toward better days. It’s not often easy, it will require effort on your part, but I believe in the therapeutic process and it does work. I would like this in a box that say’s Hopes Philosophy on Therapy.
Hope and her husband Douglas have been married for 26 years, and are the proud parents of five children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her family.
Licensed Masters Level Social Worker
Saheedah is a Licensed Masters Level Social Worker and therapist at Wellsprings Center for Counseling Services. She completed her undergraduate degree in sociology from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and continued on to complete her Masters in Social Work in 2003. Saheedah has over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families. She uses a variety of modalities to address issues such as: grief and loss, depression, anxiety, anger management, family and workplace conflict and phase of life transitions. In addition, Saheedah has experience working with adults and children who have experienced various types of trauma. Saheedah provides Christian counseling upon request.
Being compassionate to the challenges that her client’s face is at the heart of Saheedah’s therapeutic work. Her goal, when working with clients, is to provide supportive counseling that effectively addresses personal life challenges. Saheedah is passionate about mental health concerns specific to women including, anxiety, PTSD, depression, mood related challenges,relationships, stress and anger management.. Saheedah is also a LGBTQ informed therapist. A key component to her therapeutic approach is to develop a collaborative, compassionate, authentic and comfortable therapeutic relationship with her clients. She strives to make therapy a safe place for clients to explore the past, creating peace in the present, and obtain hope for the future.
Saheedah is a mother of two teenage daughters who enjoys doing volunteer work and showing her daughters the importance of giving back to their community. In her spare time she attends her daughters swim meets and basketball games where she is their number one cheerleader.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Jannét has worked with a broad range of populations and issues, as well as various levels of care from individual and family counseling to inpatient facilities. Jannét has also worked at a partial hospitalization program with teens, and enjoys helping adolescents navigate the unique challenges that their stage in life often brings.
Jannét is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients in a solution focused mindset to accomplish their goals and potential. Jannét believes in the importance of viewing problems systemically and emphasizing client’s personal values and strengths to accomplish lasting change. She helps clients to search for times when they were able to defeat their problems, and create a new life for themselves based on their successes. She frequently implements concepts of artistic expression and exploration to discover alternate ways of processing identified issues.
Jannét focuses her therapy sessions on meeting the client where they are in their life, and helping them find creative solutions to accomplish their goals. Jannét also works with couples, helping them work together to reach the best version of themselves both within, and independent of their relationships. Jannét is passionate about helping her clients discover new possibilities within themselves, and nurture strengths that are often forgotten so they can live the life they want for themselves.
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