HST Counseling


"Only when we're brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light"

- Brene Brown


Do you ever feel stuck? Does it seem as though no matter what you do, you can't move beyond your past?  Do you worry about your ability to succeed in life?  Does it ever seem like your mind does not turn off?

If you can relate to any of these statements, I may be able to help you.  I provide counseling services to persons who struggle with these types of issues.  I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety and addictions.  I have completed training in treating both children and adults who have experienced trauma through utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and EMDR.  I am certified with MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) to provide addiction counseling.

I am able to listen, provide feedback and help you look at your circumstances from a different point of view.  Together we can look at your thoughts and work on changing any unhelpful thought patterns.   If you have a history of trauma, you might want to try EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).  If we try an approach that does not work for you, we can try something else.  My goal is to discover and use the approach or technique that is most helpful for you in moving forward in your life.  

If you would have any questions about services, please email me at caroline@hstcounseling.com

I am unable to accept new clients right now. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list or if you have any questions, please email me at caroline@hstcounseling.com or call me at 231-487-2446. Thank you!




126 Maple St, Suite A
Big Rapids, MI  49307


(231) 487-2446

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Experiencing a trauma means enduring a difficult life experience that leaves you feeling helpless, hopeless, or less than.  There are many effective ways to treat trauma.


I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety and addiction via a variety of therapeutic methods.  I work with persons age 7 to adult.  For more information, click below


Anxiety can be experienced in many ways.  A few common ways that people experience anxiety are:  experiencing a racing mind making it hard to focus or concentrate, worrying all of the time about different things, and having trouble sleeping.



EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.  This method of therapy has been proven to be highly effective in treating trauma.


Do you worry that you may be drinking or using more substances than you should?  Do any of your friends or family members ever tell you they are concerned about your substance use?  Contact me so we can talk about your concerns.



CBT stands for cognitive behavioral therapy.  This is a form of therapy that involves examining your thought patterns and learning how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interrelated.


You’re imperfect and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging
— Brene Brown


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