Sherry Guthrie M.S., LPC received a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Barry University in Miami Florida in 1998 and has been working with clients from all walks of life for nearly 25 years providing quality, ethical services. Sherry has enjoyed working in large community centers, in private practice settings and have supervised clinical programs. She is a past contributor to both “Being” magazine and the Petoskey News Review. Sherry also served as Adjunct Faculty at Miami-Dade college for 7 years before relocating to Petoskey Michigan in 2007.
In Sherry’s own words: “I work with individuals who wish to live a full and rewarding life regardless of past experiences or current challenges. My clients have a range of issues including depression, anxiety, recent or remote trauma, childhood maltreatment, family dysfunction, women’s issues, distortions of thought, or grief and loss. I use a variety of carefully chosen modalities to assist clients in reaching their personal goals. Such modalities might include CBT, traditional talk therapy, relaxation, biofeedback, pyscho-dynamic interpretation, assessment measures, and reading or writing material.
Making changes is never easy. It takes purposeful effort both inside and outside the therapy environment. Many clients find personal growth both difficult and rewarding. Therapy is not a sprint, it means learning new techniques for living and continuing to hone these techniques long after the therapeutic relationship has ended.”
Natalie Ducastel, PMHNP, is a Board Certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who received her Masters of Science through the Ohio State University in 2018. In her role with Petoskey Professional Counselors she diagnoses mental health conditions, and if appropriate, prescribes medication. She brings the most recent knowledge and innovation to her practice with use of tools such as GeneSight, which helps her understand how your DNA may impact medications.
Natalie works with individuals ages 18 and older and has experience diagnosing and treating mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, mania, or anxiety. She also can diagnose and treat ADD, ADHD, psychotic disorders, and many other mental health concerns. Natalie looks forward to partnering with all clients to improve quality of life.
Christine earned her Master’s of Clinical Mental Health Degree from Oakland University with a specialization in infant, child, and adolescent therapy. She has provided care at the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Great Lakes Psychiatric, and is now serving clients at Petoskey Professional Counselors.
Christine has worked closely with countless children and adolescents over the years but is equally devoted and qualified to work with families and adults as well.
In Christine’s own words: “I believe in a client-centered approach as I recognize that there is no single path to wellness. We will collaborate to discover the route that is best for you, your child, or your family. I believe each of us can live full and authentic lives with a bit of support and guidance.”
Naomi brings a wealth of knowledge and clinical skills that include specialty training in the areas of trauma, marriage counseling and addictions work with 34 years of experience.
Naomi is client centered and is trained in many clinical modalities, including EMDR, Mindfulness, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
In Naomi’s own words: “Life’s challenges can become over-whelming and hard to navigate alone. I work with those struggling with trauma, betrayal reactions, have marital or relationship issues, struggle with sexual or pornographic addiction, alcohol or drug issues, depression, anxiety and women’s issues. I help clients learn to cope, to regulate emotions, and to navigate hardships to live a fulfilled life.”
Sarah Cumberland, M.A. received her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling in 2020 from Dallas Theological Seminary. This comprehensive program prepared Sarah equally in both theological tenets and the science and practice of Clinical Counseling. Sarah understands that there are many pathways to emotional wellness, and is equipped and eager to provide everyone a safe place to explore personal issues regardless of religious views. Her approach to counseling is client centered and she brings a spiritual base to those who ask for the benefit of her religious insight, and she brings secular skill and training to those seeking assistance in a more traditional sense. Sarah works with individuals 15 and older who are struggling with a variety of issues. She has helped those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, family of origin issues, and sexual identity. In counseling, she uses a variety of methods including: client-focused therapy, creative art therapy, traditional talk therapy, and different elements of Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
In Sarah’s own words: “Through informed and compassionate practice, I hope to help people move towards their goals of healing, self-discovery, and change.”
Taking ages 4 to 18 for psychiatric medication management.
Susan McCloskey PMHNP-BC is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who received her Master of Science degree from Maryville University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Michigan. Sue has experience with clients across the lifespan but specializes in working with children and adolescents.
Sue has worked as a pediatric nurse in Northern Michigan for many years. Her most recent clinical experience was in a local school-based health center. Additionally, she has worked as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at CMH, managing medication for children ages 4-18. Sue has experience to diagnose and prescribe medication for clients that have mood and behavior disorders, ADHD, as well as other mental health conditions.
In Sue’s own words: “I am hopeful that by partnering with children and their families to address mental health needs at a young age we can make a difference that can affect their development, education, and social growth as well as help to foster a peaceful family life.”