Counseling Services

We provide counseling to children, youth, adults, families, and couples on a variety of issues. Where appropriate, our counselors utilize a trauma-informed approach to treating children, adults, and families, as well as other evidence-based models of treatment.

We are here to help define the problem and to provide the tools with which people can make a difference in their own lives.

We accept many insurance plans and services are offered on a sliding scale. 

Please talk with us if you’re concerned about paying for services.

231-946-8975 x1060

Call today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
We’ll complete a short intake with you over the phone to discuss your unique needs, discuss insurance and payment options that may be available to you, and schedule your first appointment.

Meet Our Therapists

Julie Jamison, LLMSW

Clinical Counseling

Harbor Springs and

Gaylord Office

Julie received her Master's in Social Work from Spring Arbor University and specializes in providing a person-centered, integrative approach. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. 

Diana Volant, MA

Clinical Psychology
Gaylord Office

Diana received her BA in Psychology from Michigan State University and her MA in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

She is certified in the Nurturing Parenting Program by Dr. Steven Bavolek. She has training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

She works with individuals, 

children, families, and groups.

Jessica Kelley, MA 
linical Counseling

Traverse City Office

Jessica received her BA in Theology and Psychology from Great Lakes Christian College and her MA in Clinical Counseling from Spring Arbor University. She specializes working with children and their parents in play therapy and has experience working with adolescents and adult individuals.

Allison Wilson, MS, LPC 
Clinical Counseling

Traverse City Office

Allison received her BS in Psychology from Michigan State University and her MS in in Mental Health counseling from Capella University.  She is an EAGALA certified professional in equine-assisted psychotherapy.  She is also trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.  She works with children, adolescents, adults and families.

Frequently Asked Questions




Who needs counseling?

Everyone may benefit from counseling at some point in their lives. Sometimes people need counseling because something traumatic happened to them. Sometimes people need counseling because their emotions interfere with their daily lives. Sometimes people just need someone to talk openly with. 

How do I get started?

The first step is calling CFS to schedule an appointment with a therapist. We will complete a short intake form over the phone with you to gather some basic information, help you check your insurance plan and other available payment options, and assign you to a therapist that best meets your needs.

How long will I see a therapist?

The length of your counseling varies based on your individual needs. Some people only have one counseling session while others may work with their therapist for months or even years. We take an individualized approach to ensure you get the right help for as long as you need it.


How will I pay for counseling?

We accept many insurance plans including Medicaid. Services are offered on a sliding-scale to ensure affordability. Please talk with us if you’re concerned about paying for counseling.

What kinds of things do you help with?

Our therapists can help with a variety of issues including depression, trauma, pregnancy, self-esteem, trust, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, family and relationship concerns, parenting, sexual or other abuse, conflict resolution, behavioral and mental health, substance abuse or addiction, post-adoption support, foster care related issues, grief and loss, and more.

When appropriate, our counselors utilize a trauma-informed approach to treating children, teens, and adults, recognizing that each person is an individual, with individual strengths and needs. This approach understands that traumatic events can overwhelm a child’s ability to cope and has both immediate and long-term impacts on functioning and behaviors. We  can work with you and your child to overcome traumatic experiences and start a path towards healing and growth.




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I appreciate all of the help I changed my life. -age 20, foster youth


3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684

(231) 946-8975 Traverse City

(989) 448-8344 Gaylord

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