Thalia's Thoughts:

Living in Peace and Harmony
with Others and Within Ourselves

Thalia's Experience
with Therapy

Private Practice
at The Serenity Center in Charlevoix MI. from 2009 - present
and previously at The Octagon House in Grand Rapids MI. from 2001 – 2009          
Delivered in office therapy, including substance issues, to adults, children, couples, families.  Subspecialty in divorce and separation.


Life Guidance Services, Grand Rapids, MI, 2002 – 2005

          Part time outpatient therapist, general caseload.


Catholic Social Services, Grand Rapids, MI, 1997 –2001

In office therapist, treatment of children, adults, couples, families, groups.  Developed and led children’s programming.  Educational presentations. Also outreach office in Ionia.


Good News Community, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI, 1989 - 2001

Created and led successive series of “Kids Koping with Divorce”, an eight week program serving children and their parents. 


Child & Family Services of Western Michigan,  Holland, MI, 1993 –1997

Coordinator of Jenison Office Clinical Services.  Prior, Coordinator of Child Abuse Treatment Team.  Multi-modal clinical therapy with abuse/neglect, substance abuse and general cases. Treated adults, children, couples, families, groups. In office, with some in home sessions.


Family Service Association,Grand Rapids MI, 1988 – 93

Developed and coordinated rural outreach program with in home treatment.  Also conducted in office therapy in Grand Rapids with varied caseload of individuals, marital couples, families, groups.  Community speaking.  Delivered Employee Assistance Program services and Child Custody evaluations for the Circuit Court.


Halcyon Respite, Grand Rapids, MI, 1988 –1989

Executive Director of non-profit agency providing respite for families with emotionally disturbed children.  Duties included grant writing, budgeting, program planning, supervision of component coordinators.  51 – 63 employees.


Kent Educational Center-Mayfield, Grand Rapids MI, 1987 -- 1988

Counseled severely emotionally impaired adolescents, provided liaison with families and community agencies.  Established volunteer program.  Graduate internship. 


Parents and Children Together, Grand Rapids, MI, 1987

Advisory Center for Teens Program.  Counseled families, individuals in abuse and neglect cases.  Graduate internship.


Michigan Trails Girl Scout Council, Grand Rapids, MI, 1987

Designed and led summer program for migrant workers’ children, which included development of problem solving, self-esteem, life skills.

Previous experience available upon request.