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.
Paula obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling in 2008 from Spring Arbor University. She has over 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who are in need of emotional support and encouragement as they encountered obstacles and set future goals. She has worked with individuals and families who have struggled with depression, anxiety, domestic violence, terminal illness, grief and loss, trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual abuse, compromised attachment / Reactive Attachment Disorder, weight loss, communication, coping skills, and anger management issues. Paula trained with specialist Dr. Teri Levy to work with children and adults who suffer with compromised attachment.
In Paula’s own words: “I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my practice and I have a passion for working with clients to achieve their stated goals for better living. I believe the key to connecting with any client is genuineness and unconditional positive regard.”
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.”