Meet The Team
Tyler Blackstock, LLPC, CADC
When in session I often refer to the “team,” which can be my client, a two-partner couple, a polycule, a family unit, or whomever we find to be the best working definition for the word. Though this can be confusing, what I mean to convey is that you and I are working together in a therapeutic experience.
Having experience in two sides of the counseling field thus far, my history includes working in a jail and substance use rehab with addiction struggles, heightened mental health diagnoses, and high-severity felony offenders, as well as alternatively having experience in education and foster settings with Pre-K through 12th grade school-age children and adolescents. This is to say, I work to ensure a judgment-free environment, and the achievement of success for a client as they define it.
I draw from several sources, such as motivational interviewing, person-centered techniques, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with a particular draw toward affirmation and empowerment as we work to bring you into your ideal sense of self. This being said, we will work to develop a safe and therapeutic environment where we can bring in the viewpoints and intentions of multiple approaches to provide the best service to you as a client.
I can’t wait to be a part of your team!
Rosalee Burton, LLMSW
Hi, I’m Rosie! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. I work with teens and adults using CBT, DBT and other forms of therapy to help them get through tough times so they can build a life that they can embrace and enjoy. Additionally, I also have a special interest in LGBTQA areas including identity issues and challenges with self-acceptance. I have a passion for social justice and I have attended PRIDE parades, BLM demonstrations and the Woman’s March. These experiences continue to inspire me to help my clients know their value.
Amber Earth Kennedy, LLMSW
Hey y’all! Congratulations on taking the brave step of seeking therapy. It can be hard to find someone who understands the unique struggles that LGBTQIA+ individuals experience, but as a queer myself, I am happy to stand beside you. The approach I take is centered on creating a non-judgemental environment where you feel comfortable and safe enough to grow in whatever way you feel is necessary. I use a person-centered, strengths-based and holistic approach with the belief that only the individual knows exactly what is true and right for them. I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults as they traverse the journey of discovering their authentic selves, build confidence, and provide tools for all that life may throw their way.
I draw from a variety of approaches including, mindfulness, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), nature-based healing, and motivational interviewing. I look forward to walking alongside you in this journey!
Trevor Phelps, LLMSW
Trevor Phelps is a Limited License Master of Social Work in the state of Michigan. He has worked with individuals that have experienced foster care, survivors of domestic and sexual violence, individuals beginning and maintaining their substance use recovery, and individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community. Trevor is particularly passionate about serving the LGBTQIA+ community. He is trained in both Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which he uses as an approach to meet the client where they are at, assess their motivation for change, address any barriers the client is facing, and work towards a mutually agreed upon end goal.
Chelsi Steen, LLPC
When considering what therapy means to people, some usually think of where they feel comfortable, be heard without a judgemental opinion and understood. That is the safe space I aim to welcome you to! Together we can work to process feelings, goals and concerns etc. I come from a person centered and humanistic approach, which means I aim to empathize with you as well as recognize who you are and where you are in your current life endeavors. The evidence-based practices that I will utilize are CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Reality Therapy and Existential Therapy. I have experience with adults, adolescents, substance abuse and the LGBTQIA+ community. If you are ready to journey through the path to a healthier and more authentic self/lifestyle, I am ready to take that journey with you.
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"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." — Harvey Fierstein