Gary Vann, PhD, Psychologist in Traverse City, Michigan, 49684

Gary Vann, PhD

Gary Vann, PhD

Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Psychologist - 6301008156
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 28640
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13561 S West Bayshore Dr Ste. 317
Viridian Building
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
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My personalized approach as your psychologist is to foster in you the ability to be self-motivated toward individualized growth. On top of this, realizing and having self-acceptance that you are capable of this new emotional and psychological development needs to be the foundation of our journey together. Although some people come to psychotherapy with the misconception that they are going to be "told what to do," this is not how I work with people. Rather, after taking an in-depth Life Style History and we take some brief psychological tests to assess for depression, anger and anxiety levels and other negative emotions, we well create some goals and objectives for you to work toward. Typically, these goals are designed to: 1. Enhance rational thinking levels, 2. Learn aspects of mindful meditation, 3. Learn and apply cognitive based stress reduction and enhance your overall wellness - both physically and psychologically.

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More Info About My Practice

I accept a variety of insurances including but not limited to: Blue Cross, Blue Care Network, Priority, Medicare, Medicaid, TriCare, Aetna, United Health Care and Magellan. Please check with any other companies if they have me listed and what they have required and if you have met your calendar year annual deductible and then ask what the co-pay is if there is one. A co-pay can vary from $5 to $50 per session depending on your policy and the corporation you work for. Please note: All medical insurance requires a medical / psychological diagnosis if it is going to be billed on. Your fee is due at the end of each session with cash or check only. Ongoing hourly rates are $160 for 50 minute sessions and $200 for the initial session that includes testing and making a diagnosis for billing that the insurance company requires. All non-insurance covered treatment is $160 per session.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Often called a "Therapeutic Alliance", it just means that there needs to be a good fit between you and I. As I am a very "active" psychologist, you will be expected to follow through on what we learn in our sessions and be encouraged to explore new and healthy ways of thinking. feeling and being. We begin by starting to learn how to apply these new techniques with yourself and others at your own pace - move out of your former mindset and how you used to live your life that perhaps has not been very effective for you. I also personally provide a lot of materials for you to practice on between our sessions and you are going to want to also add some added activity such as 30 minutes of walking daily, perhaps a yoga class or maybe take up a new hobby that you have been putting off or dreaming about for years. I personally enjoy playing guitar and 30 minutes of walking and also 30 minutes of meditating daily. Finally, we need to assess at each session the progress that has been occurring so that we can be in alignment with our present and future goals. This applies either as individual, couple or family therapy and also whether it is short term - 8 to 12 sessions or longer term - more intensive / in-depth sessions.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Addiction
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Thought Field Therapy
  • Voice Dialogue

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