Crescent S. Norman, MA, LPC, CAC-1
Undergraduate B.S. from CMU in English and Developmental Psychology.
Masters (MA) from EMU for Community Counseling
Certified Addictions Counselor level 1
Child and Family Trauma Specialist
Before opening Living Well Professional Services:
Intern at Brighton Hospital
Brighton Hospital Primary Therapist, Adolescent Unit, Adult Unit, CDU
Instructor at Baker College
Catholic Charaties, Out Patient Treatment
Individual counselors may base their practice on any number of theoretical approaches. Each
Theory offers a unique formula to serve the client. The theoretical basis for my counseling philosophy is the Humanistic orientation.
Humanistic theorists contend that by providing a non-threatening atmosphere, where the client
feels respected, understood and accepted, unconditionally, a counselor can maximize the client's progress. In the Humanistic
approach to counseling, the client is viewed as trustworthy and capable of making his or her own decisions. And, while it
is the counselor's responsilbility to assist the client in setting goals and clarifying limits, it is ultimately the client's
responsibility for his or her own progress in the counseling process.
Since it is my belief that
most people, when in possession of accurate information, are capable of choosing what is best for them, I feel that my function
as a counselor is to facilitate that individual's understanding of their situation with in the context of their own morals,
values, and interpretations. It is my belief and experience that many individuals derive a benefit from counseling by having
someone listen to them and care about them as they come to terms with their own issues and find answers within themselves.
Marc has been in the field of human services for
over 30 years. He has worked as a vocational rehabillitation counselor, substance abuse education instructor and disability
examiner for Social Security disability. He has worked in drug and alcohol case manegement services, and outpatient and intensive
outpatient substance abuse counseling. This has included outpatient, residential and drug court settings.
Areas of interest
include alcohol and marijuana counciling, traumatic incident stress management, anger management and mood disorders.
has a master's degree in counseling from Eastern Michigan University and is a state certified addictions councelor. He is
also an internationally certified alcohol and drug councelor, as well as an honorably discharged US Army officer.
grown up with a family history of substance abuse, Marc is personally aware of the impact this has on a family. He firmly
believes that anyone is capable of choosing change for the better.
Carrie Baumgardner is working as
an outpatient therapist. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a master of arts degree in counseling. She has
also accomplished the necessary requirements to become a liscensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan.
She completed her internships at Family and Children's Service of Midland (FCSM) and gained employment there soon after graduation.
While emplyoyed at FCSM, Carrie, among other tasks, served as a full-time outpatient therapist and youth emergency services
coordinator. She has worked with a variety of individuals, couples, families and groups.
Baumgardner is also certified
in critical incident stress management and has engaged in critical incident stress debriefings.
She is a graduate of Corunna
High School and says that she is "delighted to be back in her hometown area serving the surrounding communities."