Gary Watson LMSW, Clinical Social Work in Ada, Michigan, 49301

Gary Watson

LMSW

Gary Watson

LMSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker - 6801088218
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Molina
  • Priority Health
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: Initial sessions: $120-$150, depending on insurance type.
Regular Sessions: $120

Sliding fee scale available
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

975 Spaulding Ave,
Suite D
Ada, Michigan 49301

My Approach to Helping

Having trouble with your kids, family, job, school, or just life in general? We all have problems at one time or another and often become overwhelmed, forgetting we are still doing more things right than wrong. Talking with a skilled, supportive counselor will help solve problems faster than doing it on your own, and help you take charge of your life again. I'll help you recognize and use your strengths, skills, and past successes to make the changes you want to see in your life or family. Or, maybe you just want to gain some clarity and perspective.

We'll work together to build solutions that work for you and your family--solutions that fit your personality and your way of doing things. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how positive an experience counseling can be and maybe even have a laugh or two along the way.

I work with children, teenagers, adults, parents, and families; and with a variety of concerns including Aspergers, family problems, work problems, anxiety, depression, etc. . The hardest part is always picking up the phone to make your first appointment. For other useful info visit my blog at www.grandrapidshealthnotes.blogspot.com.

More Info About My Practice

I accept Blue CrossBlue Shield, Priority Health, Meridian Health, and Blue Care Network insurances. Average rates are $80-$120 per session, with a sliding fee scale.

My Therapy Focus

I enjoy working with a wide variety of concerns including helping people deal with anxiety and depression, improve relationships, make life changing decisions, heal from past trauma, or deal with a current crisis.

I enjoy working with teenagers, adults, couples, and families. I work from a solution focused model which just means counseling focuses on helping you figure out specifically what changes you want to make in your life or situation, helping you figure out what you're already doing right so you can do more of what works, and helping you figure out what small, do-able changes you can start with to get you closer to your ideal future.

I especially enjoy working with teenagers and teenage concerns, as well as parent concerns about teenagers. Due to my previous experience as a school social worker, I have a lot of experience working with teenagers who really don't want to go to counseling.

Making that first phone call to set up your counseling appointment is usually the hardest part. Once you do that the rest is pretty easy. If you think solution focused counseling is right for you, please give me a call or send an email.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Teenagers, adults, couples, families

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Rejection
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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