- Kimberly Bartz, LMSW
- Tara Blury, LMSW, CAADC, TF-CBT
- Deb Czechowicz, M.A., LPC, ATR
- Ted Wohlford, M.A., LPC, LLMFT, NCC
For over a decade I have been providing mental health services to a variety of people at all different stages of life. The one thing that is very apparent to me, and therefore is my passion, is that everyone goes through life transitions. It doesn’t matter who you are, life happens. Whether you are getting married, going through a job change, or getting divorced, your life is impacted. You might be expanding your family by the birth of a child or through adoption, or you may be forced to relocate to a new place. Maybe you are finding your friends are all at a different stage of life and you are feeling left behind, or you just don’t know who you are anymore. Whatever the circumstances, changes big or small, good or bad, come with adjustment and can lead to mental health struggles. I believe no one should have to go through these changes alone.
I provide a confidential person to help you in your time of change without judgement as sometimes those closest to us can’t help during this time. They may be impacted as well and on their own journey, or, they just “don’t get it.” People often feel shame in their struggles, but I can tell you that you are not alone. No one has control over every circumstance, but I can help you find ways to deal with what life throws at you.
Through a variety of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Systemic Theory, and trauma informed approaches, I will help you navigate your present circumstances. Together, we will look at life patterns and thought processes to identify where you are trapped and create goals based on you, as a unique individual.
M.A. in Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy from Wayne State University
Ted provides specialized mental health services to clients of all backgrounds and is licensed to work with couples and families as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). He bases his counseling philosophy on Attachment Theory, that people are wired for connection and their relationships shape the story of their lives. His hope is to help clients accomplish their goals utilizing evidence-based practices to maximize success in and outside of session in a way that is consistent with their values and beliefs. Many mental health professionals provide services to couples and families; MFTs guarantee the required education and experience to effectively deal with issues involving multiple people.
Ted received his Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Western Michigan University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Learn more about Ted at www.wohlfordcounseling.com
Counseling is a process that can involve both risk and benefits. Counseling can lead to healing and transformation that can include reducing distress, reigniting passion, improving relationships, coping with pain, managing compulsive behaviors, and discovering insight to meaning and purpose. Change is challenging, and there are no guarantees for outcome; however, investing in oneself is a great path towards happiness.
Anger, Anxiety, Career Development, Couples Counseling, Depression, Divorce/Separation, Family Counseling, Grief and Loss, Intimacy and Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Men’s Issues, Premarital Counseling, Parenting, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress Management/Coping, Video Game and Internet Obsessions
Couples Counseling: What do people seek in a romantic relationship? A secure bond that builds an intimate partnership where vulnerabilities can be shared, validated, and supported. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Ted helps couples identify their traps, disrupt negative behavioral cycles, and repair attachment wounds with partners, creating deep trust and intimacy. Decades of research confirms that EFT is one of the most effective approaches to creating satisfying, long-term change with couples.
Men’s Issues: There are many conflicting ideas of what it means to be a man. Often these ideas exaggerate certain characteristics at the expense of relational identities such as being a nurturing father, a loving spouse, and an emotionally connected, caring friend. These issues are dear to Ted, as he has witnessed and experienced the repercussions of distorted identity that Randy Flood and Charlie Donaldson have identified as Mascupathy. Distortions can create issues with sexuality, anger, vocational disappointment, and loss of connection. The good news is that through counseling, men can reclaim their story and rediscover what it means to be emotionally invested and connected with others.
Sexuality: Often sexual concerns can impact relationships with partners. This can lead to embarrassment, sexual dissatisfaction, and withdrawal. Ted helps individuals explore these concerns in a compassionate, nonjudgmental environment.
Phone: (616) 208-4740