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, "Private" and Sliding Scale Available.
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Nature’s Playhouse offers Telehealth! What is Telehealth?
Telehealth, also referred to as telemental health and telebehavioral health, allows for you to receive the same therapeutic support you would in our office, but at home. The same laws apply to telehealth regarding confidentiality and HIPAA, as they do when your sessions are face-to-face in the office at Nature’s Playhouse. All counseling services are offered by our licensed therapists each having specialized training in maternal mental health.
Meet Our Counselors
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
Tiffany is a fully licensed master level clinical social worker specially trained in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. After adapting to her own transition through pregnancy and early motherhood with her daughter and working through her own post-partum anxiety and depression journey, Tiffany found the experience of coping with her transition to be a challenge that sparked the motivation to work with others experiencing the same.
Tiffany also has experience in working with those who are struggling to cope with grief and loss and the unique dynamic that a loss can present whether it’s a loss of a sense of self through major transitions in life such as marriage, pregnancy, parenthood, career development or the loss of a relationship or loved one. Tiffany has experience in applying theories such as psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral as well as adapting a strengths-based model and emotion focused approach to her work with clients.
Tiffany supports a team approach with clients to strengthen the interpersonal connection and communication challenges that they may experience as further challenges during these life changes.
Tiffany also has experience in working as a clinical hospice social worker and within a part time teaching role at Wayne State University School of Social Work.
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.