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At Premier MD+, we know wellness includes the health of the mind just as much as the body. Mental stress and processing emotions can be debilitating and are often the cause of physical strain on the body. That’s why we offer complete counseling services on the Lakeshore so you don’t have to face your challenging circumstances alone, such as difficult relationships, depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, and more that many of us experience. Our trained, compassionate counselors can help by creating a collaborative approach, in a comfortable setting, that guides you on a transformative path to growth and healing.
Specialized Areas:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship & Couples
  • Grief & Loss
  • Postpartum
  • Sleep Issues
  • Aging
  • Care Giver Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Chronic Illness/Pain
  • Life Transformations
  • Parenting Children with Trauma
  • Nutrition & Fitness for optimal mood
  • Feeling stuck in life
  • Women’s Issues
  • Integrative Mental Health
  • Supplements for Mood Support
  • Christian Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Divorce and Divorce Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse

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    Brenda Wachter, LMSW, ACSW, CMHIMP
    Licensed Master Social Worker

    Brenda received her Masters of Social Work degree from Michigan State University and has been practicing as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) since 1997. In addition, she is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) and is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIP).

    As a mental heath therapist, Brenda is passionate about helping others find growth, healing, and wholeness. She has extensive experience working with people who are dealing with relationship/marital struggles, depression, anxiety, spiritual issues/growth, grief and loss, trauma, women’s issues, feeling stuck in life, parenting children with trauma, and has experience guiding her clients through many other issues. Brenda has an eclectic approach to her therapy - utilizing therapeutic methods from a wide range of best practices - and working with her patients to develop an individualized treatment plan. She provides a safe and comfortable environment that optimizes the pursuit of peace and balance. 

    Brenda grew up splashing in the waters of Lake Michigan. She has always found the people along the Lakeshore to have a unique vibe that is friendly and unassuming. Here, there is always something to celebrate and people to celebrate with. Brenda enjoys camping with her husband and kids, spending time with good friends, and being surrounded by God’s creation.

    “I like to see others experience peace and joy in their lives. I take the journey with my clients to discover the root of what is inhibiting them and guide them to find healing and freedom.”

    When to reach out

    If you have experienced any of the symptoms listed below for more than 2 weeks, or if you are having thoughts of harming yourself, or suicidal thoughts, you could be suffering from depression or anxiety, and it’s important to seek professional counseling immediately.

    It’s always a good idea to seek therapy if it’s harder than usual to work, go to school, care for children, if you’re struggling in a significant relationship, or don’t feel like yourself. 

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    What are Signs of Depression?

    • Hopelessness
    • Negative Thoughts
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities
    • Sadness
    • Change in sleep, appetite, concentration
    • Thoughts of suicide
    • Irritability
    • Crying
    • Social withdrawal
    • Mood changes
    • Trouble making decisions
    • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
    • Appetite changes
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    What are Signs of Anxiety?

    • Nervousness
    • Restlessness or tension
    • Rapid heart rate
    • Sweating
    • Difficulty focusing or concentrating
    • Anxiety around a particular life event or experience
    • Sleep difficulty
    • Worry
    • Racing thoughts
    • Rapid breathing
    • Feelings of panic, fear, or dread
    • Gastrointestinal problems
    • Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety
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    Should I go to Therapy?

    Does an issue occupy your thoughts relentlessly? Therapy may be your best choice if:

    • Thinking about coping with the issue takes a significant amount of your day. 
    • The issue makes you want to avoid a situation, a place, or another person or persons. 
    • You feel your quality of life is decreased.

    I want you to grow as a person and thrive.

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    When should I start counseling?

    Now. The issue(s) you’re dealing with will put increasing stress on your emotional and physical reserves. It’s better to start your counselling before things get worse. 

    You don’t have to try to manage what you are feeling alone. 

    You don’t have to wait any longer to feel better, live better, and be better.

    Resources & Forms

    So that we may provide you with the most effective and complete assistance, please download and fill out the form below that best addresses your current situation and needs, and return it to us at your earliest opportunity.