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  • Weatherly Verhelst

    Graduate Clinical Intern

    Weatherly Burkhead Verhelst is a Clinical Intern in our practice. She aspires to graduate from
    Oakland University in December, 2021 with a Master of Arts in Counseling (Clinical Mental
    Health). Weatherly is a member of the American Counseling Association, Chi Sigma Iota
    (counseling student and professional honorary society), and the Michigan Mental Health
    Counselors Association.

    Weatherly brings 27 years’ experience as a United Methodist Church pastoral leader, serving
    congregations in Flint, Ovid, Saginaw, Utica, and Troy, Michigan. She has participated in
    ecumenical and interfaith groups throughout her ministry. She is comfortable in integrating
    spiritual and faith-based practices within evidence-based treatment planning, following a
    client’s needs.

    As the last sentence might suggest, Weatherly approaches each client from a Humanistic and
    Person-Centered orientation, believing that each client has unique needs and gifts to bring to
    the counseling process. She uses an integrative model, finding techniques and interventions
    from many treatment modalities to fit the client’s treatment goals and the client’s unique
    personality. She considers herself a guide and a midwife, helping a client to find his/her/their
    inner strengths and therapeutic answers as she and the client work together to achieve the
    client’s wellness goals.

    Weatherly looks forward to working with clients in many ages and stages of life. She has a
    special interest in journeying with people who are experiencing life transitions, anxiety,
    depression, and the emotional and spiritual questions surrounding grief and loss.