Kimberly Sinke, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Call 269-929-2423
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Specialties:

  • Anxiety in adolescents, college students, and adults
  • Depression in adolescents, college students and adults
  • School related issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions in adolescents, college students and adults
  • Divorce adjustment for adults and adolescents
  • Grief and loss
  • Coping skills and stress management techniques
  • Weight loss, health and wellness

Experience:

  • Experience teaching and counseling high school-aged students and working alongside their families for 16 years 
  • College and Career Advising 
  • Counselor trained in Critical Incident Stress Management

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English from Grand Valley State University 
  • Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Western Michigan University

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Association of Christian Counselors

Personal statement:

If you are a teenager, college-aged student, or adult who is struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, school-related issues, finding it difficult to adjust to life’s many transitions, coping with a divorce, experiencing grief and loss, or struggling with weight loss, I welcome the opportunity to meet you to see if we are a fit. In the face of such challenges, counselors have a unique privilege in providing the guidance and the support we need to identify our strengths, understand our worth and value, become unstuck and learn new techniques and ways to handle our problems.

I have spent the last 16 years teaching and counseling teenagers and their families in the school setting and it is through my own experiences seeking relationship with and healing from God and asking for help, that I know the process of therapy can be the most difficult yet the most rewarding experience one can have. It begins with asking for this help.

You will find that I am a natural listener and I develop trusting relationships through acceptance and non-judgement. My style is warm and friendly, and I encourage self-reflection while also fostering goals and action steps toward positive change. I find the opportunity to sit with and walk along-side another human being in their struggle one of my greatest honors.

On a personal note, my husband and I married in 2004, and we have three active school-aged children and a loving Bernese Mountain dog named Buddy. My family and I love spending time in Northern Michigan on the water, hiking and kayaking. I love running, listening to inspiring podcasts and reading. A fun fact about me is I love everything about coffee from the taste to the smell and warmth to sharing a cup with my husband or a friend to finding the best local coffee shop in town.