Therapy is about self-acceptance and self-love. It is acknowledging who you are and who you want to be. Pregnancy and parenting bring unique changes that challenge your identity and dramatically affect your relationships. If you find yourself anxious, depressed, fearful or lost, reach out for support. If you're struggling to cope or adjust to the changes, therapy can help. There is no shame in needing support during this time. Babies in arms are welcome.
Insurance Accepted: BC Complete, BCBS of MI, BCN of MI, Beacon Health, Cigna Behavioral, HAP/Healthplus, Mclaren Commercial, Mclaren Medicaid, Medicaid of MI, Meridian medicaid, Optum/UBH/UHC, Priority Health Several others pending, Sliding Scale Available
Karie Glide, LMSW
Karie is a Licensed Master Social Worker receiving her undergrad from Madonna University and her master’s from University of Illinois at Chicago. She has worked as a therapist with all ages but specializes in working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Karie has worked with a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Play Therapy. This range of treatment allows her to work with clients where they are at and use tools that are most fitting to their needs at that moment. Amidst her serious work she also enjoys incorporating Circus Arts Therapy founded by Carrie Heller at Circus Arts Institute in Atlanta, GA. Circus Arts Therapy is a unique play therapy tool focusing on circus activities. This allows for movement in the therapy space which increases confidence, coordination and psychological well-being.
Linsey Higgins, LMSW
Linsey is a licensed master clinical social worker with specific training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She is the mother of two daughters and deeply understands the challenges that pregnancy and parenting bring. She has worked in a wide range of social work settings, in the US and abroad, but as she transitioned into motherhood herself, a passion was born for supporting other pregnant and parenting people. Linsey utilizes a cognitive-behavioral therapy treatment modality which is highly practical and solutions-focused. She has an inclusive view of family, sexuality, and gender, and wants to support families in reaching their own goals.
Mikki Hill, LMSW
Mikki is a licensed master’s social worker has a Level III Infant Mental Health Endorsement through the Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health. She has specific training and experience with Perinatal Anxiety and Mood Disorders and attachment relationships between parents and young children. She has worked in Community Mental Health settings for community at Head Start’s, GSRP’s and preschools for over 10 years.
Although Mikki’s work in Infant Mental Health and attachment relationships began before she had children, having children only deepened her passion in working with families to strengthen bonding and attachment. Other professional certifications include child proofing assessments, through the International Association of Child Safety; and infant massage instructor, through Infant Massage USA.
Amariah Houseknecht, LMSW
Life is not a straight road. It is sometimes smooth, sometimes rough, and hazardous more than we might wish it to be. It is at these times that we seek guidance, a helping hand to navigate the journey. As a Licensed Masters Level Clinical Social Workerwith over sixteen years of experience, Amariah has offered her professional support to individuals and families within community mental health settings, residential facilities, domestic violence shelters, and crisis centers.A nurturer by nature, Amariah offers a modern approach to mental health caregiving that harmoniously blends mind-body practices like yoga and mindfulness with evidenced-based treatment models. She is certified as both a Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy practitioner and Child Mental Health Professional, with specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Trauma-Informed Yoga, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness Coaching with children and adults.
As a registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and mother of two, Amariah uses every experience and wellness modality at her fingertips to support adults, new parents, and children in recovery from trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief. Her approach to healing is holistic and heart-centered. Amariah is dedicated to helping each individual discover their own path to embodying their best selves.
Tiffany Murray, LMSW
Life has many transitions that leave us lost, fearful, anxious and confused. The transition into pregnancy and parenthood can be particularly isolating bringing about identity shifts, role confusion and the mourning of what once was with the adjustment to the new norm. No experience in this journey is the same as another, the goal is to understand our own translation of this journey.
I am a Licensed Master level Clinical Social Worker. I obtained specialized training in maternal mental health from Postpartum Support International, in addition I earned my BSW and MSW from Wayne State University where my concentration was Psychodynamic Social Work. I work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary holistic driven team at Natures Playhouse, where we promote maternal mental health care and awareness. We also incorporate the utilization of services to enrich childhood and infant development and the promotion of family bonding.
Heidi Stamper, LLPC
Heidi is a limited license clinical mental health counselor. A two time survivor of perinatal mood disorders she has worked in the maternal mental health field for over seven years through peer support and training. Heidi has training through Postpartum Support International, The Bloom Foundation and Postpartum Progress focusing on postpartum mood disorders, treatment and therapy.
The family system is complex and not linear, real life experience brought Heidi into this profession. It is her goal to help mothers and families transition into parenthood and beyond as well as to navigate any obstacles through positive coping skills and self-reflection.
Heidi accepts: Private and sliding scale payment only