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Good Mental Health Begins in Childhood

Trisha Short, MA, LPC, IMH-E (III) is a clinical mental health counselor and early childhood specialist offering counseling and coaching services to people of all ages. She says, “My practice is built on the belief that a holistic approach to mental health and well-being is the most beneficial path towards hope and healing.” Her services regarding children, teens, parents and teens cover anxiety and depression, play therapy, teen therapy, parent coaching and family counseling. Other services include behavioral challenges, self-esteem, parenting, relationships issues, emotion coaching, healing from trauma, adoption therapy, child development​ and navigating through change.

Short holds a master’s degree in counseling education and clinical mental health from Western Michigan University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Developmental Education and Human Development with a specialization in play, language and literacy from Pacific Oaks College, and a Level I endorsement in MI Infant Mental Health. She says, “As a therapist, I focus on individuals’ strengths and help them develop coping skills to deal with stress, anxiety, mood and behavioral issues.”

Online video sessions are available. Location: N. 800 Cottage View Dr., ​Ste. 1020-D, ​Traverse City. For appointments and more info, call 231-313-0773, email [email protected] or visit