The Center for Trauma Recovery and Counseling Collective (CTRC Collective LLC) is a group of health care providers whose focus is on helping people recover from all types of trauma. Each provider has their own unique approach and training, but all of us work toward the common goal of recovery.  Read more about us below!

Dr. Joshua Bishop, PhD, LMSW

Specialties: Trauma, Abuse, Executive Coaching, Therapist for Therapists, Clergy, Veterans

My Approach. 

I provide general counseling, but I have a specialty in treating trauma, abuse, and PTSD.  I'm trained in three evidence-based  therapies for treating the effects of trauma (evidence-based means they have been shown to be effective through rigorous research studies).  During your first appointments, we'll determine the plan for your therapy.  Some approaches emphasize talking, while others have very little talking. Some use creative elements and story, while others work directly to treat your brain. Often, it takes as little as 3-5 hours to notice a significant difference.

My Goal.

I want to help you find healing. Trauma and grief can mess with your daily functioning, your ability to feel emotions, and your relationships with others. Let's reconnect your mind, body, and emotions so that the real you can live in the real world without fear. 

My Clients.

I've worked with children, teens, and adults. They've been survivors of physical abuse, sexual abuse, assault, cancer, accidents, addiction, loss, and everyday stress. They are moms, dads, foster kids, veterans, law enforcement, clergy, and everything in between.

Heidi Bott, LPC

Specialties: Trauma and PTSD, Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse

I often tell people that each one of us carries around an invisible backpack filled with things that inform who we are. Our behaviors, beliefs, and values are all impacted by what we carry in our backpack. Sometimes our backpacks get too heavy. Things from our past may be too much to carry. As a therapist, I help people sort through what’s in the backpack. Together we look at what needs to go and what needs to stay. I work hard to have a welcoming and inviting space. The therapy session is a no judgment zone. I have experience working with individuals of every age, ability, and orientation.

I utilize Mindfulness, Person Centered Counseling, and EMDR most often in my practice. While EMDR may seem most appropriate for individuals who experience trauma, studies show that EMDR is beneficial for most mental health related needs. I am also completing a Yoga Teacher Training as Yoga has been found to be helpful in the healing process.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence based therapy that is widely recognized as a beneficial therapy for trauma, as well as memories which cause individuals some sort of distress. I am passionate about using EMDR therapy with clients and have seen many individual’s lives changed as a result of EMDR.

See my Psychology Today Profile here.

Melissa Brophy, LPC, CAADC, TF-CBT

Specialties: Trauma, Abuse, Adolescents, Addictions, Foster Care

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Beyond Trauma Counseling

(616) 747-0550


The ups and downs in life can be unexpected and difficult. I believe that the support of one caring person can have a significant impact. Over the past 30 years, I have strived to partner with my clients to help them address, better understand, and cope with challenging life situations.

My specialty is treating trauma. I have been practicing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) since 2009. Along with teaching relaxation, mindfulness, and coping skills, I support clients in better recognizing and effectively dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, and post-traumatic symptoms.

I've worked with survivors of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, addiction, accidents, loss, and everyday stress. Additionally, I have extensive experience supporting those involved with the foster care system and adoption. Let me help you move towards positive change.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Nationally Certified as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I work with ages 13+.

Gabe Hernandez, LLMSW

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Abuse

Mindful Impact Counseling



***Accepting new patients***

Folks often come to therapy feeling disconnected from themselves. For this reason, my approach engages your story in a way that encourages reconnecting the body and mind. Whether you’re battling symptoms of depression, anxiety, existential dread, trauma, PTSD, or relational stress, I come alongside you to find hope and relief. My goal is to provide a space where your story feels honored and sacred. I look forward to earning your trust and helping you feel empowered to achieve personal healing and desired change.

My professional experience has focused on treating adults and college students  wrestling with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and PTSD. I also hold experience working with adults with personality disorders. I am trained in various evidence based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Your story deserves to be honored and at the heart of transformative therapy is a trusting relationship. Establishing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship is a passion of mine in this process, which is why I focus on making you feel seen and known in all the work we do together.

Angela Matthews, LLMSW

Specialties: First Responders, Law Enforcement, Veterans, Trauma

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Critical Response Counseling & Consulting


***Accepting new patients***

I have over 17 years of experience as a first responder, and have extensive training in crisis work.  I have been a crisis hostage negotiator for over 7 years, trained in both adult and youth CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) training, and am an ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Champion through the MI ACE Initiative.  I hold a certification for combat veterans, and  I have trained in several trauma informed modalities such as CBT, EMDR, and CPT however, the most recent is a form of neurolinguistic processing that does not require any conversation about your traumatic event(s) and works in as little as 2 hours!! 

While I work with ALL adults and adolescents, I specialize in first responders (law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, corrections, dispatchers, medical examiners, prosecutors, doctors/surgeons, nurses, etc) and veterans/active service members, their spouses, and families. 

While there is still a stigma with asking for help, the first responder culture has an even larger wall to conquer, where it can quite literally mean the difference between life and death!  

I provide general counseling however, I specialize in trauma, PTSD, grief/loss and moral injury.  I utilize a combination of modalities to ensure the best results.  Additionally, I provide confidentiality so that you can focus on healing rather than worry about possible repercussions.  My goal is to help you heal so that you can enjoy everything life has to offer you. 

See my Psychology Today Profile here. See my Therapy Den Profile here.


Janet Stark, LLMSW 

Specialties: Trauma, Abuse, Couples, Trauma-Informed Couples Counseling, Women's Issues

People attend therapy for many reasons. Often, they have a sense that all is not well, even if they don’t have language to explain what they feel or why. I believe that honoring this knowing is one of the bravest things we can do and is an essential step in recovering a sense of well-being.

My role as a therapist is to join with clients to explore the beliefs, hopes, fears, and struggles that are all part of what it means to be human. My approach is primarily relational, building a foundation of trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship, which is necessary for change and growth. I believe each person is the expert in their story, and work to help clients connect to their authentic selves and the resources they already possess.

I have a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from WMU, where I earned a trauma specialization. I have worked with adults dealing with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions as well as couples seeking relationship growth or help with relationship challenges. I also completed a Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care and spent 15 years leading groups designed to help people explore their stories of trauma.

I work with ages 21+, both individuals and couples. If you are interested in the possibility of working together, feel free to contact me to set up an appointment, or schedule a free, 15-minute phone consultation to see if we might be a good fit.

See my Psychology Today profile here.

Kaitlin Vredeveld, LPC 

Specialties: Trauma, anxiety, adolescents, children, foster care/adoption

Kaitlin Vredeveld, MA, LPC

Alongside Counseling

**Accepting new patients**

There are times in life when the challenges we face become more than we can handle on our own. Having the support of at least one person who believes in you can make all the difference. My hope is to come alongside you, your child, or your family as you navigate through life’s storms, providing a safe space to process, learn, and grow.

I provide outpatient therapy to kids and teens ages 8 to 17 as well as adults managing an array of difficulties with trauma, anxiety, depression, relational boundaries, and life transitions. I have years of experience working alongside children and families facing additional challenges through foster care and adoption processes, and have specialized training as an adoption competent counselor. Using an eclectic clinical approach, I strive to support everyone’s unique needs with a person-centered perspective. I draw from multiple evidence-based practices designed to help you heal and recover from trauma with lasting changes, which can include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). You can expect to be offered a safe environment to process experiences in the way you or your child best communicate, whether it be through play, conversation, or artistic expression.

Carly O'Connell 

Graduate Intern from Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Capella University

Carly O'Connell

CTRC Intern

(616) 710-1743‬

**Accepting New Patients at Reduced Fee**

I see therapy as a powerful tool in reconnecting to yourself, and it’s my honor to be a part of this transformative process. 

I practice trauma-informed therapy and am dedicated to supporting individuals who, for various reasons, have felt like they don't quite fit in or haven't felt truly seen. Whether you identify as neurodivergent, LGBTQTI+, or have experienced any form of 'difference,' my commitment is to provide a compassionate,  empathetic, and judgment-free space where you can genuinely feel safe and heard. This is where healing begins.

I utilize a range of modalities such as person-centered, narrative, somatic,  and mindfulness therapies, and will work with you to find the best approach to meet your individual needs. I recognize that all humans are different, and what works for one person may not work for the next. My goal is to meet you where you’re at first, and then creatively work together to help move you towards healing and freedom.

I offer flexible appointment times, including mornings and evenings, to accommodate your schedule, with low rates and free consultations. Please reach out if any of this resonates with you and you’d like to speak more! 

We're adding trauma therapists to our Collective! More info here: