Please do not let COVID-19 stop the mental health therapy needed to help you succeed. Balance Counseling is offering telehealth via doxy.me at discounted rates. Anxiety is at its highest due to COVID-19. Most insurances have also approved telehealth therapy during this time. Please call to get an intake packet sent directly to you.
All About Therapy
Learn About My Methods
According to the American Psychological Association, “Psychologists help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives.” Through the use of various psychotherapy methods and collaborative treatment measures, my patients develop life-changing habits to help them cope with any of life’s various obstacles. My therapy sessions are designed to dissect personal issues and provide patients with effective tools to help them see the glass half full instead of half empty.
Services I Offer
A More Balanced You
Balance Counseling will work with adults and youth solve current problems and improve situations to help you live more simple and balanced.
Healthy Family Relationships
Helping families learn appropriate ways to communicate in hopes of decreasing family conflicts.
Substance Abuse Therapy
Balance counseling will work with adults and youth by providing responsible outpatient individual therapy you can count on during your recovery. Learning strategies and coping skills for a happy sober and clean lifestyle.
Infant Mental Health Therapy
Services provide parent-infant support and intervention services to families where the parent's condition and life circumstances or the characteristics of the infant threaten the parent-infant attachment and the consequent social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive development of the infant. Services reduce the incidence and prevalence of abuse, neglect, developmental delay, behavioral and emotional disorder.
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Experience You Can Count On
Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor
Three years or 2,000 hours of supervised experience in AD counseling,
180 hours of education in ICRC/AODA related courses that are composed of the 12 Core Functions: Screening; Intake; Orientation; Assessment; Treatment Planning; Counseling; Case Management; Crisis Intervention; Client Education; Referral; Reports and Record Keeping; Consultation,
minimum of 300 hours of supervision which must include ten hours in each of the 12 Core Functions outlined above.
6 hours of counseling ethics
Pass the ICRC/AADC (Advanced) Counselor written examination.
Fully licensed Social Worker
Graduate with a master's degree from an educational program that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Complete at least 4,000 hours of post-degree supervised social work experience over at least a two-year period.
Child Mental Health Professional
Child Mental Health Professional (CMHP) - Individual with specialized training and one year of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families and who is a physician, psychologist, licensed or limited-licensed master's social worker
Balance Counseling LLC accepts most state funded and commercial insurances. I also accept cash, check and credit card payments to make it easier for you
If you do not have an accepted insurance plan, Balance Counseling would be happy to work with you to submit your insurance claim for out of network reimbursement. Clients are responsible for co-pays and deductibles as applicable.
New Patients Welcome
Monday- Closed, Tuesday- 9 to 5, Wednesday- 9 to 5, Thursday- 11 to 7.
Get to Know Us
Ashley Gilbert, LMSW, CAADC, IMH-E received my social work degrees from Grand Valley State University and Michigan State University. Imagine waking up every morning feeling balanced and simple. In 2019, I opened the doors to my practice to patients in the Middleville, Michigan area — offering them a wide range of counseling services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times. Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Therapist can make things better. I care about your well-being and provide you all the tools you need in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances.
Sarah Hyvarinen is an intern/student who is participating in the Brandman University Social Work Program. She will be available to you for case management purposes if needed and or extra support. She will be graduating in May of 2020.