Staff

Deborah Webb, LMSW

Therapist/Co-Owner

We all go through challenging seasons, and it takes courage to ask for help during a difficult time. Finding an experienced therapist to provide counsel and support is often a helpful step in moving forward.  I have partnered with individuals, couples and families for over 13 years. If you or a loved one are struggling with depression, low self-worth, relationship problems, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, or trauma, please feel free to email or call for more information about therapy services.   I would like to help you move toward the change you are seeking for yourself, your family, or your loved one.

 

I focus on creating a therapeutic relationship that is collaborative, trusting, and encouraging. I utilize evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy while working with people as they face depression, relationship struggles, anxiety, trauma or substance abuse.  Evidence-based counseling helps couples and individuals find hope!

 

I live in Saint Joseph, MI with my husband and three children and joined Bright Hope Counseling Center in 2015 after relocating from Des Moines, IA.   Each person who enters my office is brave to ask for help and to trust me with their unique situation.  As a Christian I believe in the power of faith as well as knowledge and experienced counsel when searching for hope during difficult periods. No matter what your belief system, there is hope and healing when you take steps toward the changes you seek.  Make the step today and I wish you all the best.

 

Educational Background and Professional Licensure:

Bachelor of Arts, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2002

Master of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 2006

Licensed Master of Social Work

(Michigan)

Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Melanie Page-Wood, LPC, CAADC

Therapist/Co-Owner

Jim Panozzo, LPC, CAADC

Therapist

I am encouraged by the opportunity to be a part of Bright Hope Counseling.  I have spent most of that time involved in the criminal justice system, supporting probationers, parolees, and juveniles in their journey to recovery. The path to recovery has been so different for each person, especially as it relates to my work with substance users and sex offenders. I have been impacted by the wounds of those who have struggled with sexual brokenness and a sense of hopelessness that has robbed them of their joy and their connection with God and others. By impacted, I mean to say that my experience has challenged me to face my own brokenness and find a path to healing in coming alongside men and women who desire something different. I have thirty years of experience in the corporate world, mostly in financial management activities. I recently became a member of the Financial Therapy Association and am very interested in pursuing paths to healing with individuals and couples who desire greater understanding in how money issues impact our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I look forward to getting together with you to find purpose in pursuing hope and healing.

Educational Background and Professional Licensure:

Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1975

MBA, Financial Management, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL 1979

Master of Arts, Community Counseling, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 2009

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)

Congratulations on taking the first and perhaps hardest step towards a happier, healthier you: finding a therapist. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, drug and/or alcohol addiction, gambling addictions, relationship stressors, self esteem issues, or adjustment issues, I believe that I can help you create the life you want. It's time to stop struggling and start living. Another service I can provide is Drivers License Evaluation for those looking to get their license back.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). I am on the panel in the State of Michigan to provide Gambling Treatment services to those who are struggling with gambling. There is state funding available for Gambling treatment. I work with the court systems in Berrien County.

I graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with my Bachelors focused on Psychology and Criminal Justice in 1996, then completed my Masters degree in Agency Counseling in 1999. I have worked in outpatient and intensive outpatient with Adolescents to Adults struggling with emotional issues as well as addictions.

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