Matthew Thatcher, LPC, CCS

Matthew Thatcher, LPC, CCS

Matt Thatcher, LPC CCS, is Bloom’s chief clinical facilitator and a full-time practicing therapist. He has been part of the Lakeshore and Grand Rapids communities for over 40 years. His academic journey led him to Western Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice while minoring in Philosophy.

Taking a detour into the ski industry in Vail, Colorado, for a span of two years, Matt eventually returned to Chicago, pursuing graduate studies at the Chicago School of Forensic Psychology and completing a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

His practicum training unfolded at Advocate Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health, where he also held a clinical therapy position in their outpatient clinic. Throughout his career, Matt has gained experience in varied clinical settings and levels of mental health care, including adult and children’s psychiatric hospitals, outpatient therapy clinics, and now developing his private practice.

In 2013, Matt became a Michigander again and was licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Michigan. Matt’s therapeutic approach is developed from cognitive behavioral therapy, and integrates aspects of client-centered, internal family systems and PCIT. Notably, Matt has expertise and added training in treating Selective Mutism and other anxiety disorders. Matt recently achieved qualifications as a Certified Clinical Supervisor for Limited Licensed Professional Counselors (LLPCs), enabling him to offer clinical supervision to those striving for full licensure.

Matt finds deep meaning in his work as he sees his client’s progress and shift in mindset. “I greatly admire the difficult work my clients do and enjoy seeing personal growth of all kinds. I feel most fulfilled when people allow me to walk with them, and be part of their story as they heal and grow.”

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Teresa Hultink, LPC

Teresa Hultink, LPC

Teresa is an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist who integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and talk therapy to treat her clients. She uses EMDR to help treat depression and anxiety caused by trauma and has found it especially healing for those in helping professions, such as first responders, teachers, nurses, doctors, and therapists. She also holds EMDR certifications in treating chronic pain (including phantom pain and migraines) and eating disorders (binge and overeating).

After earning a B.S. in Psychology focusing on Addictions and Recovery from Liberty University and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cornerstone University, Teresa worked in a variety of settings before coming to Bloom Behavioral Health Partners. Her clinical internship took place in the Intensive Outpatient Treatment Groups and Individual Counseling at Samaritas Substance Use Disorder Clinic.  She has also worked with homeless populations battling substance abuse and mental health disorders.

Helping clients cope with trauma and other issues is rewarding for Teresa. “I enjoy working with clients and helping them achieve goals they once thought were impossible,” she says.

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Kaeleigh Veldbloom, LMSW

Kaeleigh Veldbloom, LMSW

Kaeleigh completed her clinical training at Grand Valley State University’s Counseling Center, where she interned as an individual and group therapist. She co-facilitated groups on substance use, body image and dialectical behavioral therapy on campus. She has experience working with both adolescent and adults in both clinical and inpatient hospital settings.

Kaeleigh believes in having a collaborative approach between client and therapist. She loves working alongside clients to aid them in reaching their goals and work through challenges that life gives us. She states, “emotional healing can be a difficult process and I strive to provide a safe, open space where clients can come and be their authentic self.”

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Jeffrey Hollander, LMSW

Jeffrey Hollander, LMSW

Jeffrey Hollander, MSW, LMSW

Jeff, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, provides telehealth counseling for Bloom Behavioral Health Partners. He earned his MSW from the University of Michigan, which is also where his interest in therapy was born during his undergraduate years, majoring in Speech and Drama.

His early professional experiences included working with inmates in a prison for three years, where he first used what later became one of his favorite approaches to therapy: humor. “I joked around with the inmates and found it was the best approach for many of them,” he says, adding, “I even snuck in a copy of ‘Airplane!’ as contraband!” Humor therapy has proven effective for clients on the outside as well. “I use humor in my sessions to take the focus off the negative,” he says.

In practice for more than 50 years, Jeff specializes in helping people with substance abuse disorders and their families. He also provides couples counseling and general mental health therapy. 

In addition to humor therapy, Jeff also employs Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, which operates under the belief that our behavior is controlled by our thoughts, an approach he finds practical and relatable; and Positive Psychology. He believes strongly in continuing education and regularly reads up on the latest information about the ever-changing world of therapy. 

 

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Jeff's emotional support cat, Dax.
Kayleigh Parent, LCSW, CAADC

Kayleigh Parent, LCSW, CAADC

Kayleigh Parent, Grand Rapids therapist

Kayleigh earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Central Michigan University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. A licensed Master Social Worker who holds credentials as a Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Kayleigh is a Level II Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is licensed in both Michigan and Illinois and sees clients from both states. Her experience in the mental health field includes inpatient, rehabilitation, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient services.

Kayleigh specializes in women’s mental health, trauma, and substance use disorders. She employs a comprehensive approach to therapy, customizing care for each person by integrating education, emotional processing, and the practical application of coping strategies. 

“Supporting people in resolving their internal struggles, fostering a sense of self-worth, and managing stressors is what I enjoy most about my profession,” she says. “I always feel honored that people allow me into their lives in such a way that takes true vulnerability and strength.”

When she’s not working, you’ll find Kayleigh in the great outdoors, cherishing moments with family and friends, staying active through exercise, and indulging in the art of crocheting.

Currently, Kayleigh exclusively offers telehealth appointments to provide individuals with greater flexibility and the availability to participate from the comfort of their chosen environment.

 

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Erin Dault, LMSW

Erin Dault, LMSW

Erin Dault, Grand Rapids Therapist

Erin is a dedicated therapist with a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan. Her diverse experience encompasses school counseling, hospice care, and individual and group therapy.  

Erin excels in guiding individuals through a spectrum of challenges, ranging from life transitions and grief to the management of anxiety and depression. Her therapeutic approach revolves around helping clients discover purpose and contentment in their lives, making meaning a central focus.

Drawing from her Christian background, Erin offers a spiritual perspective to those who seek it, always honoring the unique beliefs and values of each individual.

Outside of her practice, she treasures family time and enjoys outdoor activities, especially pickleball.

 

 

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Erin Dault, West Michigan Therapist
Erin Dault, West Michigan Therapist
Erin Dault, Grand Rapids Therapist
Erin Dault, West Michigan Therapist