DEVI FONGERS, LMSW, MAAT, C-SSWS

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Art Therapist, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapist and Certified School Social Work Specialist

 

Devi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Art Therapist with over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She received her undergraduate training at Calvin College and Masters degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. She recently attained an additional Masters degree in Art Therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also the founder of Oakleigh Counseling Services, LLP and is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the National Association of School Social Workers, and the American Association of Art Therapists. Devi is married and has four children and three grandchildren.   

“I am a firm believer in a holistic approach that considers the physical, spiritual, social, emotional and environmental components that influence your personal growth. Let’s face it; life is hard. Each phase of life poses unique challenges that can take us by surprise and knock us off balance. Problems are magnified when people think no one else shares their struggle or they feel they have to manage it all on their own. I encourage people to seek help early and recognize that they have more to gain by doing so.”

” I view therapy as a partnership where we join together to discover strengths and find solutions to improve you or your loved ones’ overall sense of well-being. I am trained in a wide variety of therapeutic techniques that are helpful in addressing anxiety, depression, relationship or parenting difficulties, attachment difficulties, or the impact of trauma to name a few. Since there is no one else quite like you it is important to take the time to sensitively find the approach that works best for you. My counseling style is relaxed and personable to help you comfortably explore how to move forward and overcome obstacles that inhibit your or your family’s health and happiness.” – Devi Fongers, LMSW, MAAT 

 

Expertise and Training:

Individual, Couples, & Family Therapy

Mental Health Assessments & Diagnosis

Depression & Anxiety

School Phobias

Cognitive Behavior and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Short term Solution-focused Therapy

Art Therapy for Adults and Children

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Panic Attacks

Grief and Loss

Peer Pressure & Bullying

Premarital and Marital Counseling

Community Resources & Referrals

Relationship and Gender Issues

School Consultations

Parenting Solutions

Sensory Screenings

Child and Adolescent Therapy

Play Therapy

Adoption & Attachment Issues

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* Devi Daining Fongers is an independent practitioner within the Grand Rapids Natural Health office.