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Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor

Professional Interests: Holistic wellness, mindfulness-based approaches, multicultural & LGBTQ+ matters & identities

Therapeutic Approach: My approach to counseling is integrative, drawing primarily from client-centered, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, multicultural, and holistic health perspectives. I try to foster a collaborative working relationship in which clients feel understood, accepted, and supported. We often work on enhancing self-care habits and coping skills. We may explore patterns in thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and/or relationships, consider how those may be contributing to current difficulties or resilience, and then learn strategies for developing new patterns and leveraging strengths to achieve client goals.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University
  • M.A., Counseling, Central Michigan University
  • B.S., Psychology, Minor: Women's Studies, Central Michigan University
  • Graduate Certificate, Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness, Western Michigan University
  • TeleMental Health Training Certificate
Emily Nisley
Ph.D., LP, LPC
(616) 234-4130