Welcome to the Start and Associates Psychological Support website. We strive to create a culture of gentleness and calmness where people feel acceptance while they achieve the personal growth they are seeking. We intentionally create our environment to be calming and welcoming. Many people comment on how peaceful they feel just being here. Our intentions are to calm where there is chaos, create hope where there is hopelessness, offer understanding where there is fear and confusion, and liveliness where there is boredom.

We understand a healthy connection between a client and therapist is essential. On this website, please view the therapists who practice here under the “associates” tab to give you an idea of who we are and areas of focus. Our team of therapists include Licensed Psychologists, Masters Level Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, a Life Coach, and an Emotion Code Practitioner. We are a true team with a foundation of trust. We support and learn from each other as we share in a mission to help others in our communities which then affects the world.

Within our team, we practice several therapies including by not limited to: CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Internal Family Systems (IFS/Parts Work), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Humanistic Therapies, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Comprehensive Energy Psychology, Art Therapy, Emotion Code, Soul Collage, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motional Interviewing Therapy, Play Therapy, and Gentle Teaching.

People seek psychotherapy for all sorts of reasons such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, grief, relationship dilemmas, life transitions, sexuality, parenting, trauma, sleep disturbances, emotions, moods, negative thoughts, physical pain, health issues, as well as, self-beliefs that can feel burdensome such as worthlessness, not feeling good enough, and/or feeling unlovable. Some people come because they want to learn more about themselves and have a clearer understanding of why they think and feel the ways they do. Parents seek therapy for their children of all ages for some of the same reasons as well as pressures at school, rebelling, being bullied, not fitting in socially, and/or family dynamics, just to name a few. We also complete ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity/Impulsivity Disorder) evaluations for most ages.

Most of our referrals are from physicians, attorneys, other psychotherapists, schools, insurance companies, and word of mouth. Most therapists are in network with several health insurances and all therapists accept private pay. We adhere to lawful and ethical standards in all aspects.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please peruse our associates along with other information available. If you have any questions, please contact our office by either calling 616.607.4476 or emailing Amanda@startandassociates.com. We will do our best to help.