“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope." Thomas Merton



Amy Park-Goeddeke, LMSW, IMH-E ® Mentor

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I have worked in the field of social work for over 20 years. Within this time, I have had the honor to work within Community Mental Heath (pregnancy-adults), consulting in childcare settings, coordinating at a senior citizen center, and many years of private practice. 


 I am deeply influenced by the relationship-based practices of Infant Mental Health and contemplative studies of Christian Mysticism & Buddhism.  As a Tai Chi practitioner for over 15 years, I recognize the need for a holistic approach to healing which involves body, mind and Spirit. I hold it all in context of the diversity that influences each of our experiences.


I provide counseling across the lifespan and Bereavement & end of life services. I am trained as a Licensed Social Worker, Infant Mental Health Mentor, receive on-going training as an End-of-Life Doula and bereavement counselor and completed the TLC Training in trauma and loss.  I am also a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Educator and  provide professional development & Supervision for individual providers & organizations. 

My Client Promise

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Whether an individual or family, my intention is to help you grow through struggles and meet your goals.

We will achieve this by providing safe space, listening to your needs and concerns, and customizing a treatment or service plan to grow through and cope with the challenges life brings.


It is the policy of Amy Park-Goeddeke, LMSW, L.L.C to treat all without discrimination with regard to religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability.  


Finding the counselor/therapist or End-of-Life Doula that will best meet your needs is important.  I am happy to discuss any questions or concerns prior to our first meeting.


For your convenience and accessibility, ask me about online & home based opportunities. 


My Services

Counseling/Therapy

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I work with children, adults  and relationships across the life span.  


My approach is deeply influenced by “relationship based” practices.  While trained in several evidenced based therapy models, I have discovered that “evidence based practices“ combined with a "whole person approach" and your unique needs works best.  


I believe that a multidisciplinary approach is often best to support healing.  This may mean referrals to other providers such at occupational therapists or speech therapists. Integration with alternative healing practices to address somatic needs can be helpful.  


Together, we can determine how best to meet your needs.


Individualized support for persons/families impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is also available. Caregivers are asked to participate in a brain based focused FASD training as part of the service plan.  I can provide this or link you to another opportunity. See online training in resources below.  



CURRENT AVAILABILITY:

Saturday 

"Always With You" End-of-Life & Bereavement Services

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 "Always With You" are my  comprehensive services for end of life and the bereavement that often accompanies this time.  

Services may include Counseling for the individual living with a life-limiting illness and/or their family member, and/or End-Of-Life Doula (EOLD) home services for an individual and their family during the final months, weeks, days of life.


"[End-of-life doulas] figure out with the family where they are at, what do they need, what’s causing them to become overwhelmed, what kind of services are they looking for.”

— Merilynne Rush, co-owner of the Lifespan Doula Association


This level of support provides the opportunity for uninterrupted care and support through each level of your journey.


I am honored to help you, your chiid/ren and family navigate this time with dignity and peace 


Please contact me to discuss how support may look for your, your family or loved one.



What is an EOLD?

Rates



*Sliding scale and reduced rates are available for individuals experiencing financial hardship. Please ask.

Resources & Client Portal

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Receiving EOLD or Counseling Services? Connect to your Client portal here.

Client Portal

Crises Services

1) Community Mental Health(CMH) MI -offers a high level of services for Individuals with Medicaid or otherwise qualified.  Services are related to Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse.  See link below to find the office for your county in Michigan.

2) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-8255

3) 24-Hour Telephone Counseling

     800-273-TALK(8255)

     800-442-HOPE (4673)

CMH Directory

End Of Life/Bereavement/Loss

1) National End-Of-LIfe Doula Alliance (NEDA): Doula information & directories

2) On The Way to Dying: Practical Experience and Insight on Aging and Dying

www.onthewaytodying.com

3) National Home Funeral Alliance (NHFA)

www.homefuneralalliance.org


Pregnancy and Infant Loss

1) Pregnancy and Infant Loss http://rtzhope.org/ 

2) Friends Supporting Parents  http://friendssupportingparents.org/index.html


Loss 0f a Pet

1) Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice   www.lapoflove.com

2) Pet loss    www.pet-loss.net/ 

NEDA

Early Childhood

1) Help Me Grow Michigan: Brief developmental Screens (see link below) 

2) Zero to Three "Supporting caring adults who touch the lives of infants and      toddlers..." research based parent and provider resources, training and advocacy. 

    www.zerotothree.org


HelpMeGrow

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

FASD Resources for Families: 

1) NOFAS.org  : National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

2) MCFARES.org : Local Chapter of NOFAS (See link below)

3) Book:  Trying Differently Rather Than Harder by D. Malbin.

4) Online Training Series: TRIUMPH Today; 16 segment online training series that give families, caregivers and professionals the tools and techniques thy need to understand FASD.  Call Sr. Suzette at 419-890-1290 * sfisher@arenewedmindservices.org

5) Training on a brain-based approach to living with, caring for, and working with individuals and families impacted by FASD 

https://fafasd.org/workshops-and-training/


FASD Resources for Providers/Mental Health Professionals/Early On

1) SAMHSA Guide for FASD treatment for providers

https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA13-4803/SMA13-4803.pdf

2) NOFAS.org  : National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 

3) Early On Coordinator Guide https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/2011_Early_On_Service_Coordination_Practice_Guide_for_Children_Age_0-3_years_467336_7.pdf


FASD Resources for Educators: 

1)Classroom:  https://sites.duke.edu/fasd/chapter-4-the-fasd-student-and-the-classroom/effective-teaching-strategies/

2) Early Childhood: https://www.gov.mb.ca/healthychild/fasd/fasdearly_en.pdf


FASD Resources for Physicians 

1) American Academy of Pediatrics:  https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-toolkit/Pages/default.aspx

2) AAFP: https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180201cdcfasdsite.html


FASD Nutrition: Review with your Registered dietitian or Physician

1) Choline - https://www.nofas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/choline-jennifer-thomas.pdf

2) Nutrition implications for FASD www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4224205

3) Dr. Molly Goodfellow “Neuro-inflammatory effects of PAE -anti-inflammatory diet recommendations"

MCFARES

FAQs

1) Do you offer home based services? Yes. Limited. However, I can not bill insurance for this.  Lets discuss how best to meet your needs. 

2) What ages do you see? I work with individuals across the lifespan.  

3) How much do you charge? Please refer to my "Rates" section and contact me with any questions. 

4) Do you work with a psychiatrist for medications? No, I will refer you to your primary physician/Insurance for a referral or help you find one in the community. 

5) Do you accept sliding scale?  Yes, no one should be turned away for inability to pay.  If I can not help you, I will refer you to your local CMH Access Center who often keep lists of other sliding scale providers. 

6) What are your hours?  At this time my hours are restricted to evenings and weekends.  Limited daytime hours are reserved for clients facing end-of-life.

7) Where is your office? I am currently using comfortable space at a "Welcoming" Catholic Church in Sterling Heights.  I do not post their address as I do not want to risk inquiries to their office.  

8) Are you a "Faith Based" service?  Faith, spirituality or religion is only as much a part of our work together as it has meaning to YOU.  Amy Park-Goeddeke, LMSW, L.L.C is not affiliated with a religious organization. 

9) Are you wheelchair accessible? No. While there is a ramp that leads to my office. The bathrooms are located at the bottom of a flight of stairs. 

Contact Me

How May I Help?

Please contact me with questions.

Amy Park-Goeddeke, LMSW, L.L.C

Mailing Address: 13335 15 Mile Rd. #258 Sterling Heights, MI. 48312

(248) 921-7649

Currently available weekday evenings & Saturday

*Alternate hours can be arranged for End-Of-Life Doula Services 

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