Counseling Resources

Coping with illness, such as cancer or a blood disorder, can be extremely difficult for patients and caregivers.  Emotional health (also known as mental health) is an important part of handling the stress of illness, fear, anxiety and worry of the unknown.

Your care team at the West Michigan Cancer Center (WMCC) may suggest counseling or therapy services at some point in your journey.  There are many different kinds of counseling services in our community and the social work team is happy to explore this with you to find a good fit.

Please understand that if at any point you or a loved one is considering harming themselves (suicide) or others, you need to take them to the nearest emergency room for further evaluation.  This is considered an urgent need for follow up.

WMCC developed this list of resources.  This list does NOT include all possible providers.  Please contact your insurance provider to access a list of “in network” providers to avoid extra charges.  WMCC also respects your right to choice of provider and does not recommend any specific provider on this list or in the community.

Kalamazoo County Resources:

Borgess Delano Clinic (offers therapy and psychiatry)
269-321-7090

Marie Brown, LMSW (counseling in your home)
269-599-5865

Child and Family Psychological Services
269-372-4140

Desert Streams Christian Counseling
269-345-0909

Family Health Center
269-349-4257

Fran Morrow, LMSW, ACSW (counseling in your home)
269-370-1980

Kate Holaday, PLC, LPC, ACSW
269-271-2415

Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (Community Mental Health)
269-373-6000

Mid America Psychological Services
269-327-1438

Morry Edwards, PhD
269-375-2222

Pine Rest (offers therapy and psychiatry)
269-343-6700

Psychological Consultants of MI (Battle Creek site)
800-261-8850

Teletherapy Group (telephone therapy)
269-366-0650

Whole Life Counseling, Judy White MA LPC
269-353-7607

Surrounding Counties:

Allegan – Community Mental Health
269-686-5124

Barry – Community Mental Health
269-948-8041

Berrien – Riverwood Center
269-925-0585

Branch – Pines Behavioral Health
517-279-1193

Calhoun – Summit Pointe Mental Health
269-966-1460

Cass- Woodlands Behavioral Health
269-445-2451

St. Joseph County – Community Mental Health
269-467-1000

VanBuren – Community Mental Health
269-657-5574

Free National Support:

There are a number of national organizations that provide support to cancer patients via telephone or online options.  Listed below are some of the organizations we use often.

American Cancer Society (ACS):
www.cancer.org
800-227-2345

CancerCare:
www.cancercare.org
800-813-HOPE (4673)

Cancer Support Community:
www.cancersupportcommunity.org
888-793-9355

Livestrong:
www.livestrong.org
855-220-7777

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:
www.lls.org
800-955-4572

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
800-273-TALK (8255)

Support Groups 

WMCC has developed a comprehensive list of support groups for patients with cancer and blood disorders.  The list covers support available online, by telephone and in person in the Southwest Michigan area. This list does not include all possible support groups. WMCC respects the patient’s right to choose a particular support group and does not recommend specific groups.  We do recommend that you contact a support group in advance either by email or phone to make sure that it will meet your needs.   Please click on the link below to access the support group list:

Southwest Michigan Support Group List