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outpatient therapists

Dedicated and compassionate, our Arbor Circle outpatient clinicians possess a wide variety of treatment expertise and focus on building strong, therapeutic relationships. If you are searching for a specific clinician or require someone who specializes in a particular health concern, you can be sure to find a clinical social worker or psychologist to meet your needs. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 616.456.6571.

Joyce Alger

LPC, CAADC

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Joyce Alger

LPC, CAADC

Joyce earned her BS in Human Services from Ferris State University and her Masters in Counseling from Denver Seminary. She has worked as a counselor for over 25 years. Joyce primarily works with women who have experienced trauma and other gender related issues. She also serves children and adolescents who have experienced trauma.

Arbor Circle Office Location: Newaygo

Community Locations: Local schools as a representative of Arbor Circle

Specialties: Trauma, Substance use disorders, Anxiety disorders, Depression

Patient Ages: Adult women, children, adolescents

Mary Alice Blanker

LMSW, CAADC

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Mary Alice Blanker

LMSW, CAADC

Mary Alice has 8 years of experience in the field. She treats adults with substance use disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma.

Arbor Circle Office Location: Grand Rapids

Specialties: Substance use disorders, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Trauma

Patient Ages: Adults

Charles Brown

LPC, CAADC

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Charles Brown

LPC, CAADC

Charles has more than 30 years of experience in the field. He provides individual therapy, relapse prevention group, and Readiness Group at the Kent County Correctional Facility.

Arbor Circle Office Location: Grand Rapids

Community Locations: Mel Trotter Ministries, Kent County Jail

Specialties: Substance use disorders, Acute mental health disorders, Individuals with disabilities

Patient Ages: Adults

Norm Browe

LLP, CAADC

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Norm Browe

LLP, CAADC

Norm brings more than 30 years of experience in the field and serves adults with mental health and substance use concerns.

Arbor Circle Office Location: Grand Rapids

Community Locations: Guiding Light Mission

Specialties: Domestic violence intervention, relapse prevention, personality disorders, relationship problems

Patient Ages: Adults

Sean Burns

LLP, CAADC

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Sean Burns

LLP, CAADC

Sean earned his Masters in Counseling Psychology and has over 20 years of experience in the field. He primarily works with adults in need of court-ordered substance use assessments, driver’s license assessments, and alcohol highway safety education classes.

Arbor Circle Office Location: Grand Rapids

Specialties: Substance use disorders

Patient Ages: Adults

Carley Carlson

LMSW

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Carley Carlson

LMSW

Carley earned her MSW from Ferris State University. She is new to the social work field but prepared to work with a variety of clients. Carley is trained in Botvin Life Skills and Prime for Life.

Arbor Circle Office Location: Newaygo

Specialties: Substance use disorders, Anxiety disorders, Trauma, Depression

Patient Ages: Adults, Adolescents

Sarah Clymer

LMSW

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Sarah Clymer

LMSW

Sarah earned her MSW from Grand Valley State University. She has over 2 years of experience in the social work field.

Arbor Circle Office Location: Grand Rapids

Specialties: LGBTQ+ issues, Grief & Loss, Substance use disorders

Patient Ages: Adults, Adolescents

Dan Cooke

LMSW, CAADC

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Dan Cooke

LMSW, CAADC

Dan earned his MSW and has over 15 years of experience in the field.

Arbor Circle Office Location: Grand Rapids

Specialties: Substance use disorders and addiction, Chronic pain, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Parent Management, LGBTQ+ issues

Patient Ages: Adults, Children and adolescents ages 10-17

Randy Cousineau

CAADC, LPC, NBCC, LMSW

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Randy Cousineau

CAADC, LPC, NBCC, LMSW

Randy earned his Masters in Counseling from Ashland Graduate School. Randy also earned a Masters of New Testament Studies from Church of God Graduate School. Randy has served as a clinical counselor since 1983 and brings a great deal of experience to his practice.

Arbor Circle Office Location: Newaygo

Community Locations: Newaygo County Jail and Probation Offices

Specialties: Substance use disorders leading to criminal justice involvement, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Patient Ages: Adults, adolescents

Languages: Klingon

Janette Curtis

LLP, CAADC

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Janette Curtis

LLP, CAADC

Janette has over 9 years of experience in the field. She works with both English and Spanish-speaking adults and adolescents with mental health issues, substance use concerns or co-occurring disorders.

Arbor Circle Office Location: Grand Rapids

Specialties: Relationship problems, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Women’s issues including pregnancy and abortion

Patient Ages: Adults, Adolescents

Languages: Spanish

Sandy Curtis

LMSW

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Sandy Curtis

LMSW

Sandy has over 18 years of experience in the field. She provides both individual and family therapy.

Arbor Circle Office Location: Grand Rapids

Community Locations: Sparta area schools

Specialties: Substance use, Behavior problems, Anger management, Trauma, Parenting issues including abuse and neglect

Patient Ages: Families and children ages 5-17

Karley Deering

LPC

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Karley Deering

LPC

Karley has over 7 years of experience as a counselor. She provides a person-centered, feministic and behavioral approach.

Arbor Circle Office Location: Grand Rapids

Community Locations: WMCAT

Specialties: Parenting, Juvenile Delinquency, LGBTQIA+ issues, Substance use disorders, Medical psychology, Women’s issues, Trauma within all ages

Patient Ages: All ages