Compassionate Therapeutic Care on the Journey of Parenthood

Compassionate Therapeutic Care on the Journey of Parenthood

Compassionate Therapeutic Care on the Journey of Parenthood

Compassionate Therapeutic Care on the Journey of Parenthood


Compassion • Empowerment • Integrity • Excellence • Respect


All individuals, couples and families are welcome at Healing Home Counseling Group. We engage in a world of inclusivity and celebrate the unique beauty and strength of each of our clients.


We are on the journey of early parenthood and know the joys and heartaches that it can bring. As parents who have overcome perinatal mental health challenges, we are passionate about supporting others on their unique journeys. We strive to ensure that clients know that they are not alone and have confidence that they can be truly well. Our team of advanced perinatal mental health clinicians understand that it takes great strength to reach out for support and to begin healing. At Healing Home Counseling Group, we are proud to be a part of your part of your village and honor clients’ hopes with trust and compassion.  


Healing Home Counseling Group provides specialized perinatal and youth therapy services throughout Michigan, ensuring individuals and families are seen, valued and supported on the journey of parenthood.


We believe in creating an empowering space to heal, regain strength and restore peace in your home.

Annie Phillips 

LMSW, Advanced PMH-C, EMDR Trained
Co-Founder, Clinical Director

My belief is that anyone can benefit from the powerful tool of therapy, especially during these exceedingly difficult times. We need to ensure we are utilizing the proper tools to help cope with these unprecedented circumstances and transitions in life.  I am a licensed clinical therapist and have spent my career in local hospitals, where I worked with chronically ill adult, adolescent and pediatric populations, utilizing several therapeutic modalities.

    Bio & Qualifications

    I have devoted my career to individual people as well as my community. Most recently, developing a swim program in Detroit for chronically ill children. These experiences have helped me develop strong therapeutic relationships and techniques with adolescents, teenagers, young adults, and parents.

    Our practice specializes in counseling services for teens and adolescents as well as new, hopeful, and experienced parents in Southeast Michigan. I understand that these are unprecedented times, and many family systems are struggling with their “new normal.” I will draw from a range of evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivation interviewing and solution-focused therapy to achieve your therapeutic goals.

    As a therapist certified in perinatal mental health, as well as EMDR Trained, I can better understand and assist families who are struggling with fertility issues, difficult pregnancies, perinatal mood disorders and postpartum struggles.  Most importantly, I will provide an individualized  and holistic approach to each client and will make sure your voice is heard. My hope is that you will leave every session feeling satisfied, empowered and better equipped to take on life’s unexpected obstacles.

    My educational qualifications are as follows:

    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan (Interpersonal relationships & Health focus) 2014
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL 2011

    My professional licensure, certifications and specialized trainings include:

    • Master of Social Work (Full Clinical License)- State of Michigan – 6801097621
    • Certified in Perinatal Mental Health- Postpartum Support International
    • Certified School Social Worker State of Michigan- Michigan State University
    • Certified in Mental Health First Aid- Mental health First International

    Priya Rednam-Waldo

    LMSW, Advanced PMH-C, MPH, EMDR Trained
    Co-Founder, Administrative Director
    I believe in the healing power of human connection provided in therapy. As a licensed clinical therapist, I offer a safe and compassionate space that invites such connection through encouraging open expression of my clients’ thoughts and feelings, free from judgment. I truly have enjoyed my 15+ years of experience working with children, adolescents and parents in nonprofit, hospital and military settings who seek to find comfort in the present and regain hope for the future.

      Bio & Qualifications

      With a career devoted to promoting wellness within diverse communities and environments, I am especially equipped to provide holistic, individualized care for clients in the most challenging times in their lives.  In particular, I’ve worked in schools providing education and services related to bullying, family conflict and relationship issues.  Additionally, I’ve worked closely with families navigating the adoption and foster care systems and provided direct services and education to children and adult crisis survivors. Most recently, I served children, adolescents and their parents impacted by chronic illness, fertility, infant prematurity and postpartum issues. In doing so, I have also created a strong network of community resources and the ability to honor privacy while connecting with school and medical systems at a client’s direction.

      All of these formative professional experiences along with certification in perinatal mental health, EMDR Training and trauma-informed advocacy have allowed me to develop a robust group of therapeutic techniques that can be matched to the unique needs of each client. I use a range of evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral, family systems and solution-focused therapies within personalized treatment plans.

      Our practice specializes in counseling services for teens and adolescents as well as new, hopeful and experienced parents in Southeast Michigan. Working within our healing relationship, I will ensure you feel heard, validated and empowered to create a hopeful future. Together, we can build upon strengths to address current overwhelming stress, worry or sadness, achieve goals and build a toolkit for healthy coping for life’s inevitable future transitions.

      My educational qualifications are as follows:

      • Master of Social Work (Children and Family Focus) – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 2016
      • Master of Public Health – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 2011
      • Bachelor of Science – United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 2006

      My professional licensure, certifications and specialized trainings include:

      • Master of Social Work (Full Clinical License)- State of Michigan – 6801104039
      • Certified in Perinatal Mental Health – Postpartum Support International
      • Certified Advocate- National Organization for Victim Advocacy
      • Service Support for LGBTQ+ Community Members – NY Anti-Violence Project

      Jamie DeKraker

      LLMSW, Advanced PMH Trained

      Clinical Social Work Fellow

      Sharing some of your most vulnerable experiences with another individual can be overwhelming. My hope is that when you believe it is yours or your child’s time to take next steps, that I can provide a comfortable and safe environment to promote healing and empowerment. I look forward to taking the next step with you to begin the process.

      Bio & Qualifications

      My educational qualifications are as follows:

      • Master of Social Work – Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 2021
      • Bachelor of Social Work – Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan, 2020

      My professional licensure, certifications and specialized trainings include:

      • Master of Social Work (Full Clinical License)- State of Michigan – 6851110186
      • Advanced Perinatal Mental Health – Postpartum Support International

      Samantha Gumul

      LMSW-C, Advanced PMH Trained

      As a therapist, I specialize in working with women who may be experiencing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. Studies show that 1 in 5 mothers experience anxiety or depression within the first year postpartum. It is important to me that you feel supported to openly discuss your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and experiences. My therapy style is comforting, authentic and conversational.

      Bio & Qualifications

      My name is Samantha, and it was after my own first experience in having a child that I became passionate about supporting women in pregnancy and the postpartum period. I saw first hand how transformative this stage in life is.

      Becoming a mother for the first (or second time) is HARD and overwhelming at times. We are told to take care of ourselves while selflessly giving everything we have to our babies and families. This can lead us to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, emotional, irritable, and even angry. You may be struggling with finding yourself in this new role as mama and missing that sense of normalcy of who you were individually. You may be grieving what once was. Your relationships with your partner, friends, and family may have changed. Your childhood experiences (both positive and negative) may have come flooding back into your life.

      Motherhood is an immense life adjustment that we experience. Seeking additional support to assist with this life transition is necessary. Therapy can help support you to feel like yourself again, feel less overwhelmed, work through your family and partner relationship struggles, decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and learn to manage the day to day as a new mom.

      Education & Certifications

      • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan (LMSW-C)
      • Masters degree in Social Work from Wayne State University, 2017
      • Bachelor degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University, 2012 
      • I have additional experience, training, and education in treating grief, substance use, anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, and various therapeutic modalities. 
      • I am currently working toward certification in perinatal mental health and mood disorders (PMH-C) and have taken several trainings through Postpartum Support International. 
      • I am also a Support Coordinator for Postpartum Support International (PSI).

      Chelsea Czegledi 

      LLMSW, Advanced PMH Trained

      I strive to provide a safe, judgment free environment for all who seek counsel and guidance. My belief is that every individual has the right to express their feelings with validation and have their voice be heard. I have a passion to work with the LGBTQ+ community as well as those who are struggling with depression and anxiety. I look forward to helping people find the strength within themselves to discover their most authentic form.

      Anthony Stevens

      LLMSW, Advanced PMH Trained

      I chose this path in life because of my strong belief that therapy works and anyone and everyone can reap the benefits. I will be offering a judgment free space for teens and adults to openly express their fears, anxiety’s, emotions, and thoughts. I will be pulling from my 20 years of experience working with teens and adults in a camp and programming capacity, including nonprofit work.  

      Bio & Qualifications

      I have spent the last 20 years working with adolescents, teens, and adults through a camping program for individuals living with a bleeding disorder. This experience was the driving force for me to go back to school to pursue my MSW.

      Entering my final two semesters of the social work program at Eastern Michigan University, I am excited to put into practice all that I have learned in the last few years and share the tools and knowledge I have attained in the process.

      I look forward to working with teens and adults using evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivation interviewing and solution-focused therapy to achieve desired therapeutic goals.


        Individual Therapy

        At Healing Home Counseling Group, one-on-one therapy for clients age 14+ provides a safe space to build a supportive therapuetic relationship to meet each client’s best hopes for the future. 

        Youth & Parent Therapy

        For children 4-13 at Healing Home Counseling Group, therapy is a collaborative opportunity between therapist, parent and child to provide children and families empowering tools to thrive in school, social and home environments.

        Group Therapy

        Several group therapy series facilitiated by our therapists are provided throughout the year at Healing Home Counseling Group. Groups include psychoeducation, therapeutic connect and structured opportunities to build coping skills and preventive, supportive plans.

        Courses, Consultation & Presentation

        Healing Home Counseling Group offers a variety of courses for individuals and couples to learn and grow on the journey of parenthood. Additional opportunities for organizational consultation and public speaking presentations are available from our team of highly qualified therapists.


        Therapy support for fertility typically involves a range of psychological and emotional interventions aimed at supporting individuals or couples dealing with fertility issues. Here is a brief summary of therapy support options commonly available:

        Fertility counseling provides a safe space for individuals or couples to express their emotions, concerns, and frustrations related to fertility challenges. A therapist can help individuals explore their feelings, develop coping strategies, and provide emotional support throughout the fertility journey.

        Therapists can teach individuals or couples coping strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and grief associated with fertility struggles. Techniques such as relaxation exercises, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may be employed to develop healthier coping mechanisms.

        Participating in support groups allows individuals or couples to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Sharing stories, exchanging advice, and receiving support from others facing fertility challenges can be beneficial in reducing feelings of isolation and fostering a sense of community.

        Fertility struggles can place significant strain on a relationship. Couples therapy can help improve communication, foster understanding, and strengthen the emotional bond between partners. It provides a platform for open dialogue, addressing conflicts, and developing strategies to navigate the fertility journey together.

        Experiencing infertility or miscarriages can lead to profound feelings of grief and loss. Therapy can help individuals process their emotions, mourn their losses, and find ways to heal. Grief counseling offers a space for individuals to express their emotions and work towards acceptance and resilience.

        It’s important to note that therapy support for fertility can vary depending on the specific needs and preferences of the individual or couple. Each person’s fertility journey is unique, and therapy can be tailored accordingly to provide the most effective support.

        Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum

        Therapy support for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) aims to provide mental health interventions and support for individuals experiencing mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy or after childbirth.

        Individual therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or interpersonal therapy (IPT), is often recommended for PMADs. It involves working one-on-one with a therapist to address specific symptoms, develop coping strategies, and explore underlying emotional issues contributing to the disorder.

        In some cases, medication may be prescribed to help alleviate the symptoms of PMADs. Therapy support may include collaboration with a psychiatrist or healthcare provider to monitor medication effectiveness and manage any potential side effects.

        Group therapy brings together individuals experiencing PMADs to share their experiences, provide support, and learn coping skills from one another. It offers a sense of community, reduces isolation, and helps individuals realize they are not alone in their struggles.

        PMADs can have a significant impact on relationships and family dynamics. Couples or family therapy provides a space for open communication, understanding, and support. It can help strengthen relationships, enhance parenting skills, and promote a supportive environment for the individual experiencing PMADs.

        Therapists may provide psychoeducation to individuals and their families about PMADs, including information about symptoms, causes, and available treatment options. This education helps individuals understand their condition and reduces stigma while promoting self-care and seeking appropriate support.

        Supportive counseling focuses on providing emotional support, empathy, and validation to individuals experiencing PMADs. It helps individuals process their feelings, cope with the challenges they face, and develop a positive outlook towards recovery.

        Therapists often work with individuals to develop self-care strategies and stress management techniques tailored to their needs. This may include promoting healthy sleep habits, encouraging physical exercise, exploring relaxation techniques, and establishing a self-care routine.

        *In cases where PMADs present a risk of harm to the individual or their infant, therapists may assist in creating a safety plan. This plan outlines steps to ensure the safety of both the individual and the baby and includes strategies for accessing immediate help during crisis situations.

        Therapy support for PMADs is typically individualized based on the specific symptoms, severity, and needs of the individual. Collaborative treatment involving therapists, psychiatrists, and healthcare providers can provide comprehensive care to promote recovery and well-being.

        Early Childhood Parenting

        Therapy for parents of young children aims to provide support, guidance, and strategies to navigate the challenges and promote the well-being of both parents and children.

        Therapists can provide education on child development, age-appropriate behaviors, and effective parenting strategies. They may offer guidance on positive discipline techniques, setting boundaries, and fostering healthy parent-child relationships.

        Family therapy involves the whole family unit and can be beneficial when addressing family dynamics, communication issues, or conflicts affecting the well-being of parents and young children. Therapists work with the family as a system, promoting healthy interactions and addressing concerns that impact the entire family.

        Parenting young children can be demanding and stressful. Therapists can help parents develop coping strategies and stress management techniques to navigate the challenges more effectively. This may include self-care practices, relaxation exercises, and establishing support systems.

        Therapists can provide support and therapy for parents experiencing postpartum depression or anxiety. They help individuals identify and manage symptoms, explore underlying emotional issues, and develop coping strategies to enhance their well-being and promote healthy parent-child relationships.

        Therapy can assist parents in improving their co-parenting skills and strengthening their relationship. Therapists can help parents develop effective communication strategies, resolve conflicts, and find a balance between parenting responsibilities and individual needs.

        Therapy can address the challenges and adjustments associated with becoming a parent. Therapists can support parents in managing expectations, developing a sense of identity as a parent, and navigating the changes in roles and relationships that occur after having a child.

        Participating in parent support groups can provide a sense of community, validation, and peer support. These groups offer a space for parents to share experiences, exchange advice, and learn from one another while fostering a sense of belonging.

        Therapy for parents of young children is flexible and tailored to the specific needs of each family. By providing support, guidance, and evidence-based strategies, therapy can help parents navigate the joys and challenges of raising young children and promote a healthy and nurturing environment for the entire family.

        Child and Adolescent Mental Health

        Therapy for child and adolescent mental health aims to address and improve the emotional, behavioral, and psychological well-being of young individuals. Here is a brief summary of therapy options commonly used for child and adolescent mental health:

        Play Therapy: Play therapy is a therapeutic approach that allows children to express themselves and work through their emotions and challenges using play and creative activities. Therapists engage children in play to observe their behavior, facilitate communication, and help them process difficult experiences or emotions.

        Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a widely used therapeutic approach that helps children and adolescents identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors. It focuses on developing coping skills, problem-solving abilities, and promoting positive self-talk to address a range of mental health issues.

        Family Therapy: Family therapy involves the entire family in the therapeutic process. It addresses family dynamics, communication patterns, and relationships that may contribute to the child or adolescent’s mental health concerns. Family therapy helps improve communication, resolve conflicts, and promote healthier interactions within the family system.

        Trauma-Focused Therapy: Trauma-focused therapy is designed specifically for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. Therapists use evidence-based techniques to help young individuals process and cope with traumatic experiences, reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress, and restore a sense of safety and well-being.

        Social Skills Training: Social skills training focuses on helping children and adolescents develop appropriate social skills and improve their ability to interact and communicate with others. Therapists teach and practice skills such as active listening, assertiveness, conflict resolution, and empathy.

        Therapy for child and adolescent mental health is tailored to the specific needs, developmental stage, and presenting concerns of each individual. Therapists work collaboratively with young individuals and their families to provide support, develop coping skills, promote healthy relationships, and enhance overall well-being.


        Therapy for trauma focuses on helping individuals heal from the emotional and psychological effects of traumatic experiences. Healing Home Counseling Group utilizes many interventions to include the below approaches for trauma treatment.

        Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): TF-CBT is an evidence-based approach specifically designed to address trauma-related symptoms in children and adolescents. It combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with trauma processing and incorporates elements of psychoeducation, relaxation techniques, and skill-building to help individuals cope with and recover from trauma.

        Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR is a therapeutic approach that aims to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. It involves the use of bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or tactile stimulation, while guiding individuals to reprocess traumatic memories and develop more adaptive beliefs and emotions.

        Narrative Therapy: Narrative therapy focuses on helping individuals construct and make meaning of their trauma experiences through storytelling. Therapists assist individuals in exploring and reframing their traumatic narrative, emphasizing personal strengths and resilience.

        Therapy for trauma is tailored to the unique needs and preferences of each individual. It provides a safe and supportive space for individuals to process their trauma, reduce distressing symptoms, develop coping skills, and promote healing and resilience.

        Perinatal Grief & Loss

        Therapy for perinatal grief and loss aims to provide emotional support, validation, and coping strategies for individuals or couples who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant.

        Grief counseling provides a safe space for individuals or couples to express their emotions, process their grief, and navigate the complex emotions associated with perinatal loss. Therapists can help individuals understand and validate their feelings, explore the meaning of the loss, and develop coping strategies to adjust to life after the loss.

        Individual therapy offers a one-on-one therapeutic relationship where the individual can explore their unique grief experience. Therapists can help individuals navigate the grieving process, manage intense emotions, and address any underlying issues that may arise due to the loss.

        Perinatal loss can impact relationships and family dynamics. Couples or family therapy provides a space for open communication, shared grieving, and support for one another. Therapists can help couples or families navigate the grief together, strengthen their bonds, and develop coping strategies as a unit.

        Participating in support groups specifically for individuals or couples who have experienced perinatal loss can be highly beneficial. Connecting with others who have gone through similar experiences provides validation, empathy, and a sense of community. Support groups offer a space to share stories, exchange advice, and learn coping strategies from others who understand the unique challenges of perinatal grief and loss.

        Narrative therapy involves exploring and reconstructing the individual’s or couple’s story of the loss. Therapists can help individuals or couples make sense of their experience, find meaning, and create a narrative that honors the memory of their lost baby. This process can support healing and facilitate integration of the loss into their life story.

        Mindfulness techniques, such as meditation and breathing exercises, can be incorporated into therapy to help individuals or couples manage the overwhelming emotions and distress associated with perinatal grief. Mindfulness can promote self-compassion, acceptance, and provide a sense of calm amidst the pain of loss.

        Therapists can support individuals or couples in creating personalized rituals or memorials to honor the memory of their baby. These rituals can be healing and provide a tangible way to remember and cherish their lost child.

        Therapy for perinatal grief and loss should be tailored to the unique needs and preferences of the individual or couple. Each person’s grief journey is unique, and therapy can provide a supportive and compassionate space to navigate the challenges and complexities of perinatal loss.


        “I can never possibly express my thanks enough for my supportive experience in therapy with Healing Home Counseling Group. I went from struggling to thriving and planning joyfully for the future.”

        -Former Client

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