GFM The 
Synergy Center

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THERAPISTS AND RECOVERY COACH

GFM The Synergy Center brings a top-notch team of professional therapists who are culturally diverse and experienced in mental health and substance abuse.  We are confident that we are able to meet your needs.  Call today 269-323-1954!

CHRIS BOZELL, MA, LLPC

CLINICIAN

Education

Chris has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Central Michigan University. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Western Michigan University.

Experience

Chris has experience providing counseling for children, adolescents, groups, couples, and families in a variety of mental health settings. He is a strong advocate and ally for oppressed groups.

Specialty

Anxiety, career transitions, chronic illness, depression, grief and loss, multicultural topics, parenting issues, substance abuse, relationships, trauma.

LORI ERK, MA, LPC

CLINICIAN


Education

Lori has a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education with an endorsement in Emotional Impairments.  She earned her Master's in Arts degree in Counseling Education/Counseling Psychology.  Both degrees were earned at Western Michigan University.


Experience

Lori has 27 years of experience working with a diverse and varied populations.  She has worked as a special education teacher, a guidance counselor, an academic counselor, a therapists in private practice, as well as adjudicated youth and young adults living in residential recovery/halfway house settings.


Specialties

Grief and loss, relationship issues,domestic violence, anxiety, trauma, conflict resolution, substance abuse and re-integration for those who have been incarcerated.

BRENDA HENRY

RECOVERY COACH

Education

Brenda has her Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She is also certified as Recovery Coach recieving her traininfrom Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery. 

Experience

Brenda has 22 years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol. Her desire is to help others gain and maintain their 

sobriety by providing emotional support and helping them make healthy connections within the community. 

Specialty

 Recovery groups, Substance Abuse, Women in Recovery, Substance Abuse Development Plan with MCBAP

MARIBEL LAFORGE, MA, LPC
CLINICIAN
Education
Mary has a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Human Services from Indiana University.  She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Mary is bi-lingual (English and Spanish).
Experience
Mary has 7 years of experience providing counseling to individuals (adults, adolescents, groups, couples) with different cultural background in English and Spanish. Mary's passion is empowering survivors of domestic violence by helping them make positive changes in their lives.
Specialty
Domestic Violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, PTSD, trauma, substance abuse.