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Kalamazoo Therapist
Nancy Mitchell

Nancy Mitchell

Nancy Mitchell
LMSW, LPC
Outpatient Therapist

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My Professional Philosophy:
I believe that all people, whether children or adults, seek a sense of respect and belonging. I believe that change in identified challenges comes through encouraging individuals to communicate feelings, needs, and wishes in effective ways, and teaching skills needed to move toward their goals.

Experience:
I have worked as a mental health clinician in Kalamazoo for over 30 years. I have worked with individuals and families in the areas of developmental disabilities, mental health, attachment, parenting, and behavior issues. I attend trainings in a variety of areas on a regular basis to enhance my professional skills, and have provided trainings in behavior management and positive parenting practices.

Special Interests:
My special interests are working with elementary school age children who are experiencing emotional and behavioral issues. I use play therapy to help children process their experiences and to understand and build on the strengths within them. I am also especially interested in parenting issues, including working with parents of children involved in the child welfare system, and parents of infants and toddlers.

Education:
I received a BA from Western Michigan University, with a major in Social Work and minors in Psychology and Family Life Education, and a MA in Counseling from Western Michigan University. I hold current licenses as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and Masters Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan.

Insurances Accepted:
BCBS, BCN, Coventry Medicaid, DHS, Humana , PPOM, McLaren Medicaid, Meridian Health Plan, SmartHealth, United Behavioral Health/ United Healthcare/Optum, Value Options.