Counseling Services

Now offering tele-health services! We are doing what we can to continue to provide mental health services while maintaining social distancing protocols. Call us today to speak to a therapist!

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 provide the tools with which people can make a difference in their own lives.

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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.

Our office is able to accept Meridian, McClaren, Molina, Priority Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Blue Care Network insurances.

Services are offered on a sliding scale. 

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

Meet our therapists and staff.

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Jayme Weber, BSW

Support Services Coordinator | Traverse City Office

Jayme received her BSW from Ferris State University and has experience working with children and families who have experienced domestic violence, trauma, and behavioral health issues. Jayme is also co-leader of the Always a Parent class. She is your first stop in finding a therapist at CFS. She is familiar with the therapy modalities practiced by each therapist and will help match your needs to the appropriate therapist after completing a short intake. Jayme will also work with you to figure out payment options. Give her a call today! 231-946-8975 x1060.

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Lacy Bates, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist | Harbor Springs Office

Lacy received her MSW from Spring Arbor University. She has experience working with clients who have learning disabilities, trauma histories, grief and loss issues, also with domestic abuse survivors and victims of human trafficking. Lacy has a background in medical social work in the hospital and hospice settings and currently  works with individuals of all ages as well as with families and groups leading people to successful completion of their goals using best practices. When Lacy isn’t working she is likely to be hiking with her three dogs or playing games with her family. “The best part of being a social worker is working with people and helping them realize their truest joy, potential, and inner peace”. 

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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.

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Diana Volant, MA, LLP

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.

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Jessica Kelley, MA, LPC

Clinical 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 adults.

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Marcie Hester, MA, LPC

Clinical Counseling | Traverse City Office

Marcie received her BS in Science from Michigan State University and her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Michigan University.  She has experience working with couples, families, adolescents and adults.

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Sherry Barnes, LLMSW

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist | Traverse City Office

Sherry has experience working with people of all ages with mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, PTSD, personality disorders,  substance abuse and recovery, domestic violence victims as well as perpetrators. "I am aware that for some people coming to a therapist can be difficult. I want to you to know that I care for those I am privileged to serve with the utmost respect and kindness. I look forward to meeting you!"

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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CONTACT US

3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684

(231) 946-8975 Traverse City

(989) 448-8344 Gaylord

(231) 347-7763 Petoskey/Harbor Springs

 

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