Restoration Counseling

Deborah Westrate MA, LLPC

The idea of restoration is more than simply returning to an original state of being. It is my belief that restoring health in the mind, body, soul, and community is the process of taking what once was broken and transforming it into a life that is beautiful and robust.

My name is Debbie Westrate and I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and certified trauma professional. My goal as a counselor is to help my clients move beyond learned coping skills and towards true wellness. I provide in-person and telehealth mental health services to adults, teens, and children ages 5 and up. While specializing in trauma and anxiety, I also work with those who are seeking help with perinatal mental health, parenting skills, life transitions, and emotional regulation.

I offer both individual and group counseling, and believe strongly in treating each person with integrity, providing a safe and non-judgmental space for healing and wellness. Every person has their own unique personality and I work hard to collaborate with clients to create a therapeutic process that fits them best. I utilize a variety of techniques including Play Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. I acknowledge the power that relationships and larger cultural context have on human psychology and experiences. It is my desire to help clients integrate that in the therapeutic process.

I invite you to contact me when you are ready to take the next steps towards positive transformation and wellness.

Specializations and Services Offered

Good Faith Estimate

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You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.

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