I began my clinical social work practice at a community mental health center in 1986. From there, I moved into the field of pain management, then worked in an inpatient/outpatient psychiatric unit. This led to an opportunity to work in the field of Employee Assistance Programming, and after a consultation experience with Central MI University I was invited to apply for a faculty position. I enjoyed this appointment up until the present time, providing counseling services to students and supervising the internships of several graduate students at the university. I am also an adjunct faculty member at Grand Valley State University.
My approach to counseling is simple. Social work education stresses the importance of a therapeutic relationship- supportive, non-judgmental, focusing on my clients strengths and working at establishing clarity regarding what changes they would most like to make in their lives. I emphasize the value of self care, accessing support from trusted family and friends, and self compassion during the change process.
No Shows/cancelations: I try to be flexible and understand that occasionally life gets in the way of our plans. I hope that subscribers understand there is a strong demand for counseling visits at this time. After a second no show for a scheduled visit I typically check in and see if there is scheduling concern that can be remedied. If there is a third no show I typically refer subscribers back to the platform for a different provider.
If there are three cancelled visits, I follow the same procedure- a check in to see about scheduling conflicts, or perhaps suggest a hiatus from therapy or again, a referral.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801046938
Cory is kind and professional, and I look forward to our monthly meetings. I cannot say enough good things about him!
Written on Nov 01, 2023 after therapy with Cory for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
I’m so glad that I’ve gotten Cory as my therapist. He is a delight to talk to, and makes me feel at ease about sharing my personal issues. He’s helped me so much over the past year or so that I’ve had BetterHelp
Written on Oct 12, 2023 after therapy with Cory for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Cory understands me very well and suggests great resources for me to watch. I feel very comfortable talking to him.
Written on Sep 12, 2023 after therapy with Cory for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management
Cory is an extremely knowledgeable and therapist. I feel that he listens and respects what I am sharing. He does not offer false perspectives and that I appreciate. Looking forward to future sessions
Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Cory for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Cory is an amazing therapist. He has helped me immensely over the past few months
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Cory for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Cory is a compassionate individual who truly listens and wants to help. Very happy with the level of care and his expertise in the field of mental health.
Written on Jul 22, 2023 after therapy with Cory for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder