Ms. Desie Zylstra, MA, LMHC, NCC
MA in Clinical Mental Health
- 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 (LMHC).
Ms. Zylstra has worked in the private practice outpatient setting since graduating with her master’s in 2018. Desie provides clinical supervision for provisionally licensed clinicians and interns. Ms. Zylstra it experienced in using Cognitive-Behavioral-Therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, and play therapy. Desie works with a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, mood and anxiety disorders, family concerns, parenting skills, adjustment disorders, autism, and behavioral concerns in children.
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.
Child or Adolescent
Trauma and PTSD
Age SpecialtiesToddlers / Preschoolers (0-6)
Preteens / Tweens (11-13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14-19)
Types of TherapyArt Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)