Chad Boehm, LMSW

(616) 222-0631 ext. 706
Grandville

Chad is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is a Certified Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. He is graduate of Hope College and received his Master’s degree from Western Michigan University. Chad’s focus is on developing a safe, trusting and strong therapeutic relationship in order for healing to occur and to have a sense of hope restored. Chad assists individuals and families in creating a personalized “toolbox” to aide in the healing process. He has extensive experience in working with families and adolescents who may be experiencing behavioral challenges, having difficulty in school, anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, anger and difficulties adjusting to changes in their lives. Additionally, he works with adults who may be experiencing symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression and adjustment issues. He utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches including: superhero therapy, family therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

David Burke, LPC

(616) 222-0631 ext. 701
Grandville and Grand Rapids

David Burke is a licensed professional counselor based in Grandville, Michigan. He works with couples and individuals to facilitate creative solutions to challenges they face. David earned his Bachelor’s of Communications at the Cedarville University, in Ohio, and his Masters of Counseling at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. David is married to Angela and has two daughters. He has over ten years experience in providing professional counseling and therapy. He offers sessions in finding freedom from emotional distress and unhealthy thought patterns. His areas of expertise include the following: marital distress, anxiety, depression, anger management, sexual addictions, and self-identity issues. His goal is to connect individuals to their unique life story. Together with the client he works to help find deeper healing and a restored hope that will in turn build healthier relationships and a stronger emotional intelligence.

Kimberly Culp, LPC, LLMFT

(616) 222-0631 ext. 714
Grandville

Kimberly is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who received her Master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling from Western Michigan University. Kimberly believes that the counseling space should be relaxed, trusting, and authentic. She brings these qualities to the therapy process and uses a variety of therapies and techniques to make each person’s experience unique to his/her needs. Kimberly enjoys helping couples to start their relationship with the best possible foundation (pre-marital counseling), keep a strong marriage on the right track (“counseling tune-up”), or bring a struggling marriage to a more healthy and understanding place (marriage counseling). Kimberly also has experience working with children and adolescents aged 6+ through play and creative activities to deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, social struggles, and life transitions. Kimberly uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to aid clients in working through past experiences that are limiting present and future opportunities. Each person has a unique story and Kimberly is eager to help you utilize your learning experiences and start living the joyful story you were meant to live.

Mark Dyke, LLPC

(616) 222-0631 ext. 709
Grandville

Are you struggling with a relationship or feel your partner does not understand you? Is communication a problem and you don’t know what to do? Are you going through a difficult separation, or trying to put your life back together after a divorce? Are you struggling with children? If you said yes to any of these questions, Mark can help you. He is a professional counselor in the state of Michigan with a master’s degree in counseling from Cornerstone University. Married to Jennifer they raise their five kids in the West Michigan area where they grew up. His focus is on couples and adults struggling with a variety of issues including marriage struggles, anxiety, communication, divorce, careers, finances, parenting, forgiveness and many others. For more information, visit www.markdyke.com

Ryan Meyers, LMSW

(616) 222-0631 ext. 705
Grandville

Ryan has more than twelve years of experience in clinical therapy working with children, teens, and adults. Ryan is knowledgeable and skilled in helping clients address delicate topics. Her dedication to providing a healthy, conducive, and comfortable atmosphere helps clients speak freely and engage openly. Ryan is a mother to four children, so she understands the day to day challenges facing families, parents, and children. Ryan employs a joyful, enthusiastic, positive approach to help you achieve the results you are seeking. She has expertise and experience in treating: ADHD, anxiety, body image, bullying, communication issues, depression, emotional eating, medical trauma, relationship issues, parenting, PTSD, school-related issues, self-esteem, and trauma.

Heather Miller-Edwardson, LPC, LLMFT

(616) 222-0631 ext. 702
Grandville

Heather received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Aquinas College and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Michigan University.  Heather is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients to aid them in developing greater self-awareness, healthier relationships, and assists clients in developing more meaningful lives. As a catalyst for positive growth and change, Heather specializes in providing marital and premarital therapy, family therapy, and individual counseling for adults and adolescents. She aids clients in addressing issues such as: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity development, women’s issues, stress, and premarital and marital concerns. Heather’s goal is to walk alongside you on your path towards healing and developing greater in meaning in your life. For more information, visit. www.heathermilleredwardson.com/.

Kim O’Hearn, LMSW

(616) 222-0631 ext. 715
Grandville

Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about connecting with individuals who desire to live a well-balanced and authentic life. It takes a lot of courage to open up about issues you are facing and Kim creates a compassionate and safe environment to explore those vulnerable thoughts, feelings and experiences. She has expertise in working with individuals with anxiety, depression, communication and medical issues. Other areas of interest include life transitions, self-awareness and personal growth. In therapy, Kim draws skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Kim graduated from Grand Valley State University with her Bachelors in Behavioral Science and Western Michigan University with her Masters of Social Work. Kim also has experience in child welfare and healthcare.

Dr. Jenna Wierenga, LP

(616) 222-0631 ext. 710
Grandville

Dr. Jenna Wierenga earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jenna enjoys working with adolescents and adults in individual therapy. She is passionate about working with individuals to develop healthy ways of coping with stressors by exploring one’s past experiences and current actions in order to build and maintain a healthy and full life. Jenna is intentional about creating a safe and supportive space by offering a non-judgmental listening ear. She pursued a Masters in Theology as a way to better understand and integrate the spiritual concerns, questions, and doubts that inevitably arise in the face of struggles. She views therapy as a place where you can express your emotions (fear, anger, hurt, pain, doubt, longing, gratitude, etc.). Jenna has interest and expertise in treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, stress management, relationship and interpersonal issues, women’s issues, health and medical illness issues, and spiritual or religious issues.

Elizabeth Droppers, LMFT

(616) 222-0631 ext. 716
Grand Rapids

Through an open, non-judgmental and strengths-based approach, Elizabeth aims to create a safe space where you can bring every part of yourself to the table and sort through the messiness of being human. Elizabeth specializes in working with individual women and teens who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relational issues, low self-esteem, or stress related to major life changes. She also works with couples, including pre-marital couples hoping to build a firm foundation and committed couples seeking relational enrichment as well as those stuck in painful patterns that need healing. Elizabeth approaches counseling from an eclectic perspective, integrating aspects of Internal Family Systems with Emotionally Focused Therapy and Restoration Therapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Michigan. Elizabeth graduated from Hope College with a BA in Psychology and received a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. For more information visit https://www.elizabethdropperspllc.com

Krista Leinberger, LMSW

(616) 222-0631 ext. 704
Grand Rapids

Krista Leinberger partners with individuals, families and couples on their journey towards growth. Krista makes empathetic listening a priority with each client.  She actively assists clients in developing skills to overcome obstacles and make change a reality. She has extensive experience with children, adolescents and adults.  Krista specializes in: anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, interpersonal effectiveness, postpartum anxiety and depression (PMAD), child/adolescent issues, women’s issues, identity/adjustment issues, and spiritual struggles. She holds a Bachelor’s in English Education from Michigan State University and after several years in the teaching profession, she earned her Master’s of Social Work from Grand Valley State University.  Krista is fully trained in: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) through the EMDR Institute, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy through DBT Center of Michigan. She also facilitates spiritual direction and is a trained Spiritual Director through the Grand Rapids Dominican Center. She lives with her husband and young daughter in downtown Grand Rapids. For more information, visit http://www.kristaleinberger.com.

Julie Schillim, LLP, LPC

(616) 222-0631 ext. 711
Grand Rapids

Julie Schillim received her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University in Counseling Psychology with additional work in marriage and family therapy.  She also has a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology.  Julie believes in the counseling process and acknowledges the importance of the therapeutic relationship.  She provides a warm, non-judgmental, open, and trauma informed environment that allows individuals to learn and grow in the counseling process.  Julie has worked in the behavioral health field for over 10 years working with adults, adolescents, and children.  Through her experience as a clinician and supervisor in the behavioral health system, she has found joy in working with behavioral health and helping professionals.  Julie also specializes in, depression, anxiety, trauma, attention disorders, as well as women’s issues, work difficulties, life transitional and  interpersonal struggles, and adolescent and young adult issues.  Julie has further specialized training and experience in adolescent and adult DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and Mindfulness.

Brian Sharda, LMSW

(616) 222-0631 ext. 713
Grand Rapids

Brian Sharda is a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed social worker who enjoys working with individuals of all ages (children, adolescents, adults and older adults), as well as couples and families.  He has extensive experience working in multiple systems (medical, legal, mental health, education, child welfare) with clients from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of challenges.  Brian specializes in concerns related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, secondary trauma, grief and loss, and marriage and family dynamics.  He utilizes a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory, Motivational Interviewing, and narrative therapy.  Brian‘s mindfulness-based approach in counseling helps clients increase their own awareness of how stressful circumstances lead to suffering, and how clients may manage their distress more effectively and move toward healing and peace.  Additionally, as a foster parent himself, Brian is able to bring a unique counseling perspective to the challenges related to foster care and adoption.

Heather Visser, LMFT

(616) 222-0631 ext. 707
Grand Rapids

Heather enjoys helping couples, families, and individuals find greater fulfillment, enjoyment, and purpose in their lives. Her focus is on helping you become more effective and connected in areas of your life where you feel stuck. Heather specializes in relationship counseling, parenting, and issues related to sex, sexuality, and sexual trauma. Heather earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Heather is currently working towards a certification in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan.

Lee Chassee, LPC

(616) 222-0631 ext. 703
Byron Center

Lee Chassee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Western Michigan University.  She received her undergraduate degree from Ferris State University in Social Services with a focus on Children, Youth, and Delinquency. Lee has experience working with individuals of all ages with a wide range of mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders. She has specific interest, experience, and/or professional training with Asperger’s Syndrome, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Emotional Intelligence, Neuropsychology, Career Development, and Group Work. Lee strives to provide a safe and confidential environment for her clients where personal growth and healing are encouraged and nurtured. She works collaboratively with her clients on their journey toward leading a more fulfilling life. Give her a call when you are ready to venture down a path toward hope and healing.

Audrey Hilliker, LPC, LMFT

(616) 222-0631 ext. 712
Byron Center

Audrey received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Psychology with a minor in Women’s studies and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Michigan University. Audrey specializes in adolescent issues, women’s issues, postpartum struggles, premarital and couple work, grief/loss, transitions in life, anxiety, and depression. She values connection and joining with clients to understand their stories and to truly allow clients to be known and seen. Audrey gives clients space to talk freely about issues, fears, beliefs, and provides support and information to help clients choose the best path for their lives. She helps clients develop self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and relates the client’s family background to understand the client’s experience and story. Audrey uses techniques to develop healthier thinking patterns, and builds healthy coping skills. She is passionate about helping clients at a safe pace, identifying strengths, developing personal growth, and helping clients identify possible solutions. She advocates for clients to grow, learn, and overcome obstacles in order to live to their full potential. Audrey has specialized training in Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and Working with Military members and families.

Phil Miller, LPC, LLMFT

(616) 222-0631 ext. 717
Byron Center

Phil Miller is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a limited licensed marriage and family therapist (LLMFT). Phil received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Nonprofit Administration from Grand Valley State University and his master’s degree in Counselor Education: Marriage & Family Therapy from Western Michigan University. Phil specializes in individual, marital, and family therapy. Phil strongly believes in the importance of creating a counseling space that is both authentic and safe. This counseling environment allows clients to open up to be able to work through all that is going on in life, both currently and in the past. Phil enjoys working with a wide range of individuals from teens to older adulthood.  Phil is also passionate about marriage counseling as a way to help couples work through past hurts and issues in order to reach the ultimate goal of a healthy and vibrant marriage. He additionally assists clients in the areas of: anxiety & depression, trauma, couple’s therapy, divorce/co-parenting, men’s issues, foster care/adoption, school issues, and parenting. Phil enjoys fully immersing into the community he works in by making connections with local schools and businesses. Phil and his wife Lorie both are from West Michigan and still currently live here.

 

Dr. Dan Zomerlei, MDiv, LMFT

(616) 222-0631 ext. 700
Byron Center and Grandville

Dan Zomerlei is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and graduate of Hope College, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Michigan State University. Dan’s approach to therapy emphasizes relationships, both past and present, as a source of change and healing. This approach is effective for marriage and family issues as well as individual needs such as depression and anxiety. Dan has advanced training and/or specializations in: depression, anxiety, couples therapy, post-traumatic stress disorder, family and individual resilience, and issues related to managing health and illness.

Amy Flesher

(616) 222-0631 ext. 3

Amy Flesher is our Billing Manager.  Her role on our team is to ensure all clients and insurances are properly billed.  Amy is the one to talk to if you have questions about your bill. She diligently works with each therapist to take some of the confusion out of the complicated process of billing insurances.

Kendra Schwarz

Kendra Schwarz is our Connections Specialist. She directs data management and marketing endeavors in order to support community relationships. Kendra plays a crucial role assisting our therapists with connecting and collaborating with Primary Care Physicians and other treatment stakeholders, when clinically appropriate, to enhance the quality of care for each client.