Family therapy services in 48847: Ithaca, MI. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 48847: Ithaca, MI. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Ithaca, Michigan.


Douglas Bentley, Ed.D. LP, LPC LMSW
Family Therapist

Douglas Bentley, Ed.D. LP, LPC LMSW

Licensed Psychologist, Counselor and Social Worker.

112 S Depot, Ionia, Michigan 48846 | 6165272619 6165709792

When doing family therapy it is important to recognize that the client is the family itself. To learn how the family functions and to adjust the system of family to increase the harmony among all the members. If an individual in the family has a mental health concern that needs to be treated separately that well be referred out to one of our therapists but the family system can have considerable effect on the emotional health of any person within the family.

Kerry Hart, LLMFT
Family Therapist

Kerry Hart, LLMFT

Couple and Family Therapist

1422 W Saginaw St, East Lansing, Michigan 48823 | 616-298-3169

Families tend to pass down problematic behaviors as well as positive behaviors, all of which eventually become family narratives. This process is not always clear and it can become difficult for parents to address the problem behaviors they see in their children while strengthening more positive behaviors. I can provide the tools for families to address these problems and strengthen the family as a whole. By weeding out the problem behaviors, we will be better able to nurture the positive, and create positive change within the family and its functioning. Alternatively I can help clients through separation, divorce, and family reunification depending on the need.

Barbara Rossen, ACSW, LMFT, BCD
Family Therapist

Barbara Rossen, ACSW, LMFT, BCD

Advanced Psychotherapist for Individuals and Couples

1166 Sabron Drive, East Lansing, Michigan 48823 | rossenb@aol.com

Facilitating good communication and understanding among family members enhances ones life throughout a lifetime. I facilitate open expression and communication among family members to allow more love to flow freely among them. Many families have one member who exhibits symptoms, eating disorder, substance abuse , or depression. that is merely an inciation that there may be something amiss in the family system. I facilitate further understanding of these symptoms.

Melinda Simon, Psy.D.
Family Therapist

Melinda Simon, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

5123 W. ST. Joseph HWY, Suite 103, Lansing, Michigan 48917 | 517 323-4099 ext. 111

Every family has its own unique interactive pattern. Parts of that pattern work well and bring people closer. Other parts can lead to misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and chronic conflict and emotional distress. My colleagues and I use what is called a systems approach to the treatment of families in distress. This is a collaboration between the therapist and all family members to identify and change patterns of communication that are destructive to the well-being and happiness of the individuals involved. The overall goal is to bring the family closer and to create an emotionally safe environment where love can flourish.


48847 is a zip code located in Gratiot County and part of Ithaca, Michigan. It has a land area of 122.527 square miles.  The population of 48847 is 6,041 people.