Living Well Professional Services LLC

114 W. North Street, Suite 4 Owosso, MI 48867 Phone: 989 729 0300 Fax: 989 729 0301
"Better living without chemistry"

 

 

 

 

Therapist profiles

 




About our Therapists

Individual counselors may base their practice on any number of theoretical approaches. Each theory offers an unique formula to serve the client. The theoretical basis for Living Well's counseling philosophy is the Humanistic and Cognitive 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 responsibility 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.

The Cognitive approach to counseling recognizes the connection between thoughts, emotions and behaviors. In Cognitive therapy therapists work with clients to identify thought patterns that can contribute to uncomfortable feelings. By addressing these thoughts, an individual can significantly and positively change emotional responses and in turn alter problematic behavior patterns.

We believe that most people, when in possession of accurate information, are capable of choosing what is best for them, we feel that the function of a counselor is to facilitate that individual's understanding of their situation within the context of their own morals, values, and interpretations. We've experienced 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.


Crescent S. Norman, MA, LPC, CAAC
Crescent has an undergraduate B. S. from Central Michigan University in English and Developmental Psychology. And a Masters (MA) from Eastern Michigan University in Community Counseling. She is certified as an Addictions Counselor, and is also certified as a Child and Family Trauma Specialist.

Before opening Living Well Professional Services LLC, Crescent's previous therapeutic work expertise include:
Intern at Brighton Hospital
Brighton Hospital Primary Therapist, Adolescent Unit, Adult Unit, CDU
Instructor at Baker College
Catholic Charities in Out Patient Treatments


Carrie Baumgardner
Carrie is working as an outpatient therapist at Living Well. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in counseling. She has also accomplished the necessary requirements to become a licensed 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 employed at FCSM, among other tasks, Carrie served as a full-time outpatient therapist and youth emergency services coordinator. She has worked with a variety of individuals, couples, families and groups.

Carrie 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."


Marc Perry
Marc has been in the field of human services for over 30 years. He has worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, substance abuse education instructor, and disability examiner for Social Security Disability. He has worked in drug and alcohol case management services. Along with, outpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse counseling. This has included outpatient, residential and drug court settings.

Areas of interest include alcohol and marijuana council, traumatic incident stress management, anger management and mood disorders. Marc has a master's degree in counseling from Eastern Michigan University and is a state certified addictions counselor.

He is also an internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor, and substance abuse evaluator for the Department of Transportation violations.

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