Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychotherapists

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Therapist Practice/Specialty Index

Insurance & Location Index


Chiquitha J. Cornelius, Ph.D.
Straightways Community Services - Osthemo
Business Phone: 269-267-6491
Email:  straightwayscommunityservices@mail.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Purdue University, 2010
M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, Indiana University, 2006
Licensed Psychologist # 6301015882, State of Michigan, 2012- Present
Member, Academy of Certified Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers
Member, American Board of Psychology
Member, National Association of Social Workers
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Anxiety Disorders- 10 yrs. exp.
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome- 10 yrs. exp.
Domestic Violence- 10 yrs. exp.
Cognitive Therapy- 10 yrs. exp.
Individual Psychotherapy- 10 yrs. exp.
Fee Information:  Sliding fee scale

Jen Emmerich, M.S.W.
Private Practice- Kalamazoo
Business Phone: 269-544-2460 
Email: jenemmerich@live.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, University of Sothern Indiania, 1998
Licensed Master Social Worker (Clinical & Macro Practice) #680184037, State of Michigan, 2004- Present
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Indiania, 2001- Present
Member, Academy of Certified Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers
Member, International Academy of Eating Disorders
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
General Psychotherapy- 15+ yrs. exp.
Eating Disorders- 10+ yrs. exp.
Group Psychotherapy- 15+ yrs. exp.
Gay, Lesbian & Gender Issues- 15+ yrs. exp.
Survivors of Sexual Abuse- 15+ yrs. exp.
Insurance Information: Aetna, BC/BS, Blue Care Network, Cofinity, Magellan, Medicare, Priority Health, United Behavioral Health Care, United Healthcare


Robert R. Gerl, Ph.D.
Desert Streams - Kalamazoo
Business Phone: 269-760-3318
Email:  robert1051@aol.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Ph.D., Clinical/School Psychology, Capella University, 2005
D.Min., Pastoral Counseling, St. Mary's Seminary & University, 1986
M.T.S., Theology & Behavioral Science, St. Francis, 1977
M.A., Psychology, Radford University, 1974
Limited License Psychologist #6201013084, State of Michigan, 2000- Present
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #4101005461, State of Michigan, 1989- Present
Licensed Professional Counselor #6401000662, State of Michigan, 1989- Present
Licensed Master Social Worker (Clinical & Macro Practice) #6801058142, State of Michigan, 1987- Present
Certified School Psychologist #102165, State of Michigan, 2001- Present
Clinical Member & Approved Supervisor, American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, 1998- Present
EMDR Level Two Certification, EMDRIA, 1998- Present
Doctoral Addictions Counselor & Certified Criminal Justice Endorsement, National Board of Addiction Examiners, 1997- Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Child, Adolescent & Adult Assessments & Psychotherapy- 17 yrs. exp.
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome/EMDR- 9 yrs. exp.
Psychotherapy: Inpatient & Outpatient- 22 yrs. exp.
Marriage & Family Therapy- 5 yrs. exp.
Insurance Information:  Aetna, BC/BS Traditional, CIGNA, Humana, Magellan, Priority, Tricare


Stephen Lazar, Ph.D.
Lazar Psychological Services, P.C.- Kalamazoo & Battle Creek
Business Phone: 269-962-2722

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Ph.D., Psychology, Michigan State University, 1980
M.A., Educational Psychology & Counseling, University of Kentucky, 1975
Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan, 1982- Present
Certified Biofeedback Specialist, Biofeedback Certification Institute of America, 1979- Present
Certified in Stress Management, National Board for Certified Counselors, 1985- Present
Certified Gerontological Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors, 1991- Present
Certified Disability Analyst, American Board of Disability Analysts, 1985- Present
Certified Sex Therapist, American Board of Sexology, 1995- Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Marital Psychotherapy- 31 yrs. exp.
Chronic Pain- 31 yrs. exp.
General Psychotherapy & Testing- 31 yrs. exp.
Depression & Anxiety Disorders- 31 yrs. exp.
Chronic Illness/Disease Management- 31 yrs. exp.
Insurance Information:  Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, Magellan, Medicare, Tri-Care, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Value Options; most commercial & managed care

Gayle Shotkin, M.S.W.
Sexual Health & Counseling Services, LLC- Portage/Kalamazoo
Business Phone: 269-330-0070 
Website: www.sexualhealthandcounseling.com
Email: gshotkin@gmail.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, University of Michigan, 2011
Licensed Master Social Worker (Clinical & Macro Practice) #6801096357, State of Michigan, 2013- Present
Member, National Association of Social Workers
Member, American Association of Sex Educators & Therapists
Sexual Therapy Certification, University of Michigan School of Social Work, 2015
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Sexual Therapy- 3 yrs. exp.
Anxiety Disorders- 7+ yrs. exp.
Mood Disorders- 7+ yrs. exp.
Grief/Loss- 7 yrs. exp.
Individuals & Couples. All Ages- 7 yrs. exp.
Fee Information: Sliding fee scale

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The full descriptions for the abbreviated academic degrees & licenses given above are as follows:

Academic Degrees: Licenses & Certifications
M.A.- Master of Arts C.A.C.- Certified Addictions Counselor
M.S.- Master of Science L.L.P.- Limited License Psychologist
M.S.W.- Master of Social Work L.P.- Licensed Psychologist
Ph.D.- Doctor of Philosophy L.P.C.- Licensed Professional Counselor
Ed.D.- Doctor of Education L.M.F.T- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Psy.D.- Doctor of Psychology L.M.S.W.- Licensed Master Social Worker
M.D.- Doctor of Medicine  

You may contact the Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services at 517-373-3740 or bhphelp@michigan.gov to verify the license of a specific mental health professional or for information about the requirements for specific licenses. If you know the permanent license I.D. of the professional, you may confirm their current licensing status at www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/