Heather Kalso LMSW, Clinical Social Work in East Lansing, Michigan, 48823

Heather Kalso


Heather Kalso


Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Work
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • McLaren Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • Multiplan
  • Physicians Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare
Fees: My private pay fee is $80/session.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


4572 S Hagadorn Rd
Suite 1E
East Lansing, Michigan 48823

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My Approach to Helping

Life can be difficult to navigate. Finding the time and space for reflection on your own needs in this constantly-moving world is a challenge. Therapy is a time set aside to reflect on your own needs and values, a space where you can learn about yourself in a safe environment. Time that is focused only on you and your unique needs.

Whatever brings you to therapy, whether it is a life transition (such as marriage, career change, or starting school), helping you cope with the emotions that arise from stressful life situations, or clarifying values and goals therapy provides a supportive atmosphere for exploration.

I encourage you to take the first step in acknowledging that your emotional needs matter. Seeking help takes an enormous amount of vulnerability and courage. Together we will work toward greater awareness of your needs and values and identify changes you can make to positively impact your life.

More Info About My Practice

I am currently accepting new clients for afternoon and evening appointments at my office in East Lansing.

I offer free 15 minute consultations over the phone. This allows you to hear my voice and help you to get a sense of my personality, as well as offering you the opportunity to ask me questions. I can also discuss insurance and payment options during this time.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in working with Highly Sensitive People and introverts. The way that life is paced is not kind to those who are highly sensitive or naturally introverted. It is easy to become overstimulated and overwhelmed, constantly running close to or at empty.

My focus is to help you craft a life that works with your sensitivity, not against it. Together, we work to find your authentic self and set healthy boundaries so you can experience more balanced relationships.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

I have experienced firsthand how transformative therapy can be. I know how difficult it can be to pick up the phone and call someone you don't know to help you with things you may not have shared with any other person in the world.

It is my firm belief that everyone can benefit from therapy. The experience of having a kind and objective person to listen to your fears and challenges, a person who provides the space for you to be yourself, is powerful and healing. I am a kind and curious listener, and I would be honored to support you as we learn about your unique needs and forge your path to a more meaningful and balanced life.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Highly Sensitive People

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology

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