Linda Lunsted, LMSW/Business Owner :

Linda Lunsted, LMSW/Business Owner

I am a Masters Level Clinical Social Worker and have State of Michigan licensure. I received my degree from Michigan State University and have over 30 years of experience as a clinical social worker providing counseling and therapeutic services for individuals, families and couples.

I use an eclectic therapeutic approach. I believe an integrated approach best supports personal growth. I lean toward psychoanalytical and humanistic approaches, combined with supports of cognitive behavioral and non-traditional/creative styles.

True change usually happens when we access the logical and emotional side of the brain together. Non-traditional therapies such as Sandplay, Art, Experiential and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) help to integrate sub-conscious and unconscious thoughts and behaviors with our conscious thoughts and behaviors. Simply put, the head and the heart connect fully bringing about true change.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy useful with clients who have experienced some type of psychological or physical trauma. However, it is used with a variety of therapeutic concerns.

I have extensive training in sandplay with children, adults, families and groups. Sandplay with children and adults provide opportunities to explore thoughts and feelings in non-traditional ways that are less threatening then direct discussion.

As a therapist, I strive to assist clients in changing negative behaviors that hinder their success. My overall passion is to encourage, empower and support others as they follow the journey of their heart.

 

Jennifer Poplar, LMSW :

Jennifer Poplar, LMSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified School Social Worker. I studied at Grand Valley State University where I received my Masters in Social Work. I earned my BA at Western Michigan University in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. I have been in the field of Social Work since 2011.

Prior to being a therapist, I gained valuable experience in working with children and families as an elementary school teacher in the classroom for 8 years. I still work with children as a school counselor and social worker. My experience with helping a diverse population of students and families has given me a unique perspective as a therapist. I have a good understanding of how behaviors can affect families and children in the school system, as well as at home.

I believe that knowledge is power. Change can happen when people are given the time and space to learn and process whatever life circumstances are challenging them. It is from there that they can take action. Your sessions will be guided by your personal story and input, along with my background in family systems and educational techniques.

My areas of expertise are with Children and Adolescents, Play Therapy, Adoption, ADHD, Social and Emotional Development, Behavioral Difficulties, Grief and Loss, School Related Problems, Early Childhood Trauma, Family Relationships, Attachment, Maternal Health and Reproductive Stressors (i.e., post-partum depression, miscarriage, fertility difficulties).

My treatment approaches are Reality, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, and Person Centered Therapy.

“It’s a privilege to be able to bear witness to someone’s story when they may not have had the chance to tell it before.”

- Lindy Alexander -

 

Holly Henderson, LMSW :

Holly Henderson, LMSW

I am a Masters Level Clinical Social Worker and have State of Michigan licensure. I received my degree from Michigan State University.

I have experience in working with adults, children, families and couples, in the areas of depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral problems, trauma, and stress reduction.

I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy and Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy. Since the pandemic, I have been providing more Telehealth based therapy and continue to do so.

When I am in the office and not doing Telehealth, my co-therapist Bo~Bo joins in. He is a 7 year-old Dachshund/Terrier mix. His job is to provide comfort and joy to all those he meets.

Everyone experiences hurt in life. I believe it is of the utmost importance to heal from past hurts in order for the heart and the brain to work in harmony. Seeking help is one of the bravest things a person can do for themselves.

I consider it an honor and privilege to bear witness to someone's pain and empower them to live a full and happy life.