Change involves risk. It is much easier to stay in a comfort zone or in a familiar rut than to reach out and take bold new steps. But the results are far worth the temporary pain or discomfort that accompanies new growth. Making the choice to attend therapy is an excellent way to take the necessary risk in order to move toward a rich, full and meaningful life. As a professional counselor, my role is to help others invest in themselves and relationships by partnering with them in their journey of transformation.
My style is relaxed, open, reflective and interactive. I draw upon years of experience in joining with others to help them overcome challenges, discover their own answers and lead a more full life. I value a collaborative approach and work as a team to accomplish client goals.
I spent many years in pastoral ministry helping others apply their spirituality/faith to daily living, I worked with youth on probation to accomplish their personal and academic goals, and I worked several years with teens and substance abuse issues.
Life can sometimes seem like our toughest foe. It presents challenges and variables in some seasons that can seem unsurmountable. To overcome, the battle many times begins in our minds with our ability to grow in resilience and adaptability. I am grateful to assist you in working through any variety of issues that are presenting in your life. Striving towards positive change takes courage and with healthy effort we can help get you to a healthier you!
My counseling style is gentle, collaborative and relaxed. I enjoy a solution-focused approach where I team with clients to help them become the best version of themselves. I enjoy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and believe that if we can incorporate a healthier train of thought, we can find freedom through life's storms.
I attended Grand Valley State University and Siena Heights University for my graduate education, finishing the Clinical Mental Health Program at Siena Heights University in May 2021.
My experience includes working within the areas of substance abuse, anxiety disorders, vocational decision making, depression and grief. I also have prior experience providing services as a crisis technician for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Timothy J. Wulff, LMSW, ACSW is a licensed clinical social worker. He graduated with a B.S. from Grand Valley State University in 2003 and an M.S.W from Michigan State University in 2007.
Timothy provides psychotherapy for individuals who present with a variety of symptoms. For the last decade, Timothy has narrowed his practice with a focus on addiction, mood disorders, mature masculinity, and trauma. His unique approach to treatment has helped hundreds of clients gain a deeper understanding of why they become stuck in an addictive cycle.
In June of 2019, Counselor magazine published Timothy's method of treatment in their issue on advances in treatment. Timothy is also author of the book The Addiction Battle: Three Tools to End it Now, which was released in 2020. In addition to his work with addiction, Timothy also has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in order to help clients heal from intense trauma.
My experience as a therapist includes children, postpartum moms, child-caregiver relationships, play therapy, foster care, legal custody consultation, daycare/preschool consultation, sensory processing disorders, behavior change, and various forms of trauma. I often use art, books, and various toys as tools to assist children in the change process.
I believe life long change for a child occurs when consistent adult/s participate in the therapeutic process. The 0-6 age is an important time period for cultivating change. Brain body connections are being created at an exceptional rate during the first years of life. Supporting caregivers as they maneuver how to best meet their children's needs during these years produces life long change for families. Assisting them to bond and create more rhythmic, in sync communication, allows caregivers to become less overwhelmed and more capable to handle big things that life brings. When caregivers do better, children also do better. As a therapist, being the catalyst for a stronger relationship between child and caregiver is extremely fulfilling work.
Furthering my education, I am currently working on obtaining an Infant Mental Health Endorsement.