Melissa Wichterman MA, LPC

Melissa practices at Centennial Park Counseling (2828 Kraft Ave, SE, Suite 186, Grand Rapids MI, 49512) and can be contacted for an appointment by calling (616) 949-9550.

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Specialties:

  • Faith related issues working from a biblical framework
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Serious Emotional Disturbances in children
  • Parenting
  • School concerns

Experience:

Over eight years of clinical experience working in the community mental health settings doing both homebased and outpatient work with children, families and adults.  Additional training in trauma informed care, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Parent Management Training Oregon Model.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cedarville University

Master of Arts in Counseling from Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids Theological Seminary)

Additional training in trauma informed care, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Parent Management Training Oregon Model.

Philosophy

My relationship with Christ affects how I see people, broken because of sin yet fill with innate value as image-bearers of God and in need of forgiveness, grace and redemption.  I believe that mental, emotional and relational challenges develop because we live in a broken world.  I desire to collaborate with clients, to instill hope, provide support and introduce new skills to help individuals and families thrive.