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Comment:Psychological Services, Sandra Alger, LMSW, ACSW

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Sandra Alger, LMSW, ACSW is available to provide psychiatric counseling services in Grand Haven and Muskegon Michigan. Most insurances accepted and competative self pay rates.  Contact: 

Overview: After passing the required Michigan Board of Social Workers exam, Sandra Alger was fully Licensed as a Masters Social Worker with a Clinical and Macro endorsement. Her nine years experience providing human services for Muskegon and Ottawa County area residents gave her clinical experience with groups, couples, families and individuals of all ages.
Sandra has office hours at:
Grand Haven, Michigan
Muskegon, Michigan
 You may call for a free consultation with her at either location.
Sandra received her masters degree in social work from Grand Valley State University. She also received continued education certificates in; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Working with the Self Injurer, and Effective Couples and Family Therapy.     Sandra accepts most insurances, including, Blue/ Cross Blue Shield, MESSA, Magellan, PPOM, Medicare Tri-care ect...and self pay.

Treatment Modalities: Clients benefit from Sandra's client centered approach to treatment, using the clients strengths with a focus on solutions. She uses an eclectic approach using the model which best fits the needs of the individual and family. -Treatment areas: Some of the issues Sandra provides treatment for include, Adjustment difficulties, Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Job Stress, and Grief / Loss from death or divorce, and life adjustments. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Clients have expressed appreciation for her genuineness, her listening, ----------empowering, and advocacy skills with a focus on client strengths. Personal Statement: I believe in providing quality service with respect for others classes and values. It is my duty to use use knowledge to help individuals and families to grow, by empowering them using their strengths and values, to overcome obstacles, and effectively deal with lifes day to day challenges to achieve their goals. Some of the groups Sandra is active with are the Grand Haven area Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Ottawa Area United Way. She is actively involved with Toast-Masters International, and WSSN, a professionals net work group. Sandra also dabbles with Legislation when issues arise to help the under-served / poor, elderly, and children. &&&&&&&In addition to providing professional counseling services, Sandra is also available for public speaking and conducting didactic and group therapy on the topics of, job stress, parenting, anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and grief / loss, divorce. Sandra is qualified and available to provide supervision at the bachelor and masters level for Michigan licensure in social work, and for the National Association of Social Workers, ACSW credential. Sandra also is available to provide consultation presentations for groups in the community and at Job sites.
Sandra Alger


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While recieving unemployment, I suggest you seek a counselor you feel comfortable with.  When you are ready and able to work, let the interviewer know that while you had some difficulties, you have spent time actively resolving those difficulties, so they will not have any-thing to worry about.  Most people understand that we all have issues to deal with at times.  It is those who seek to resolve those issues who go on to bigger and better things.  If you sincerely dealt with your issues, this sincerity will project during the interview.

I wish you the best in the coming months.  If you have any further questions feel free to ask.

Sandra Alger, LMSW, ACSW

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Any thoughts on how to approach a situation of unemployment due to a mental health issue?  An event occurred that shook me up pretty bad and I identified that too my employer (state of Maryland), specifically stating that I was not able to be at work and as a result was quickly thereafter given the option to resign or be fired.  I am going to apply for unemployment insurance but fear that if I explain the reason why I was forced to resign I will be marked for doom.  Additionally, I am apprehensive about how to approach the coming job application and interviews as my references are now tainted due to the situation.  Any input from you would be appreciated, as you are an outside the box point individual.    

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I have a new office, and a new bussiness name-- "Psychiatric Social Work Services" Sands

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Does anyone know if modest needs is a scam web site? People have given them private info at modest needs request and they have not recieved any help- Sands

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does anyone know if modest needs is a scam web site? People have given them private info at their request and they have not recieved any help- Sands

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