Ms. Desie Zylstra, MA, LMHC, NCC

Valparaiso, Telehealth

Education

School:
Valparaiso University

Degree:
MA in Clinical Mental Health

Additional Certificates:

  • BA Sociology and Psychology
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Associate (LMHC-A)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Ms. Zylstra is a graduate of Valparaiso University where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, and her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA). For the past two years, she has spent time working with children and adolescence at a private practice in Valparaiso. Ms. Zylstra has experience in working with a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, mood and anxiety disorders, family concerns, parenting skills, adjustment disorders, autism, and behavioral concerns. Ms. Zylstra utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral-Therapy, mindfulness techniques, and play therapy.​

 

Ms. Zylstra’s goal is to find fun and creative ways to help children, teens, and their families continue to grow and heal while providing a nonjudgmental and safe environment for exploring personal challenges and ideas. She believes creating a comfortable space to encourage a strong therapeutic relationship — while utilizing the entire family — is crucial in helping children and teens work through challenges and change.

Issues Treated

Anxiety
Asperger's Syndrome
Autism
Behavioral Issues
Child or Adolescent
Coping Skills
Depression
Family Conflict
Parenting
Peer Relationships
Relationship Issues
School Issues
Self-Harming
Self Esteem
Stress
Suicidal Ideation
Trauma and PTSD
Bisexual
Gay
Lesbian

Specialties

Anxiety
Depression
Peer Relationships

Session Types

Telehealth
Child Therapy
Individual Therapy

Age Specialties

Toddlers / Preschoolers (0-6)
Children (6-10)
Preteens / Tweens (11-13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14-19)

Types of Therapy

Art Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Culturally Sensitive
Integrative
Person-Centered
Play Therapy