Meet Our Therapists

Brenda Benjamin

LPC, NCC, LMT

 
Brenda is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating clients struggling with issues related to Chronic Illness, Grief and Loss, End-of-Life Care, Caregiver/Compassion Fatigue, Anxiety and Depression. Brenda graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Michigan University and completed her Bachelor of Science at Grand Valley State University in Psychology with a special focus on Death and Dying. Her experience includes crisis and trauma concerns, support for hospice patients and loved ones, women managing addiction, assisting adolescents and adults with cognitive disabilities, behavioral management and direct work with adults living with physical disabilities.

Treatment Philosophy

Brenda’s treatment philosophy utilizes a holistic perspective combining various treatment approaches that may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques and strength based focus. There is a certain level of creative and qualified skills that are necessary when it comes to choosing our best life. Brenda believes that we each need to find that direction as we move one day into the next and she has found her role in life to be that extra support that can be so pivotal in challenging times.

Susan Cox

MA, LPC

 

Susan earned her Masters of Counseling from Oakland University to fulfill her passion of helping others in a personal setting.  She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Development and a Masters of Teaching.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and a Nationally Certified Counselor. 

Her experience includes working with marriages, infidelity, premarital counseling, Christian counseling, grief, depression, anxiety, ADHD, life change, addiction, eating disorders, abuse, work place issues as well as other life challenges.  Her years in the educational system have provided her much experience in working with families and the ups and downs of raising children, blended families, single parent families and parenting in general.

Treatment Philosophy

Susan congratulates you on your interest in discovering the possibilities of change and healing that can occur through working with a therapist.  Life can be challenging and seem overwhelming at times.  It is her belief that together you can discover your strengths, abilities and talents to aid in your journey. She can help you create a plan and take the necessary steps to reach your goals, overcome obstacles and lead the productive, fulfilling life you choose.

Professional counseling may involve individuals, couples or families that are wanting to find the tools and skills necessary to heal hurting relationships and make the changes needed to be healthy and strong.  Each person and relationship is unique, and so will be her approach to counseling.  She will explore a variety of methods to find what fits your needs best.  She believes a healthy lifestyle includes many components including but not limited to your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and overall health.  She would welcome the opportunity to incorporate your current support systems such as family, friends, and faith into your counseling as appropriate and desired.

Susan looks forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey to achieve the changes you desire.  Life was never promised to be easy but you do not have to face it alone. Give yourself permission to be proactive in your desire for change and healing.  She would love to help!

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