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
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
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. Since the pandemic, I began providing Telehealth based therapy only and no longer do in-person sessions.
Everyone experiences ups and downs in life. When it's difficult to recover from the hard times, the best thing you can do for yourself is to allow others to help you through. It is my privilege to help you realize your strengths and abilities, while encouraging you to break down and remove the barriers that interfere with you living your best life. I walk along side my clients to help them develop targeted tools to manage difficult emotions and behaviors. In my estimation, low self-esteem and self-criticism are unspoken epidemics. They are often fueled by adverse childhood experiences that were filled with fear, judgments, and criticisms. My goal is to help my clients recognize their true value and worth. I want to empower my clients to boldly believe in themselves, so they can overcome any obstacle they may face. I believe depression and anxiety do not discriminate. They can hit without warning, which may feel like you've been put through the wringer. Discovering your triggers, developing coping skills and building a strong support system will help you recover from these very common problems.
Seeking help is one of the bravest things a person can do for themselves.
Asha Dixon-Woodley, LMSW
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Luther College and a Master of Social Work Degree from University of Iowa. I have been in the social work field for 10+ years providing services to individuals, children, and families. I practice from a trauma informed and strengths-based approach, using several treatment modalities, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered Approach. I believe we all have the capacity to grow and change. I am committed to providing care to individuals, who are experiencing challenges in daily life. I believe the client-counselor relationship is pivotal to the success of my clients’ treatment and I strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment where clients can share their thoughts and feelings in confidence.
I am experienced in working with a broad variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, low self-esteem and more.
It is my goal to provide a positive and healing therapy experience for my clients.