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Julie Gallivan, LPC
Kat VanEss, LLMSW
Ashley Carpenter, LLMSW

Behavioral health therapists join Family Health Care

Family Health Care recently added three new behavioral health therapists to its clinics in Newaygo County.

Julie Gallivan, LPC, joins the Family Health Care clinic at 11 N. Maple St. in Grant. She has extensive experience in counseling individuals, families, and children. Gallivan earned a master’s degree in professional counseling from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary/Cornerstone University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in human services with a focus in family and marriage counseling.

The school-based clinics in Grant and White Cloud will also benefit from additional behavioral health therapists.

Kat VanEss, LLMSW, will work with students at the Child and Adolescent Health Center at White Cloud Elementary School. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Ferris State University and completed her clinical rotation at Family Health Care.

Ashley Carpenter, LLMSW, will provide behavioral health services to students at the Child and Adolescent Health Center at Grant Middle School. Carpenter has a Master of Social Work degree from Ferris State University. Her clinical internship was completed at Lakeview Community Schools in Montcalm County.

“We are excited to be able to expand access to behavioral health services in Newaygo County,” said Rebecca London, LMSW, chief of behavioral and integrated services at Family Health Care. “The nation faces a mental health crisis, and the impact is also being felt locally. By adding additional therapists to our team, it will make it easier for individuals to get the support they need at our main clinics and our school-based clinics throughout the area.”

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