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RESILIENT RELATIONSHIPS

Building a stronger, healthier, and more connected romantic relationship.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Sessions will currently be provided via teletherapy using a HIPAA-compliant, secure program. With teletherapy, I can work with couples living all across the state of Michigan.

WELCOME

I am Dr. Mikhila Wildey, and I am a clinical psychologist and couples therapist in Grand Rapids, Michigan who is committed to helping couples build long-lasting and resilient relationships. The foundation of my approach is to build a trusting, connected relationship with each couple I work with, as this will serve as the basis for the work we do together. I work with all types of relationships (e.g., dating, marital, long-term), and the couples I work with come from diverse backgrounds with regards to age, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, and they present with a wide range of issues. I use evidence-based approaches to couples therapy, and I tailor my treatment approach to each couple’s own goals and needs for treatment. In addition to being a couples therapist, I am a professor in the psychology department at Grand Valley State University. I encourage you to read through my website to learn more about me and my practice. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions at all.

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"We don't have to do all of it alone.
We were never meant to."

Brené Brown

 

SERVICES

Personalized Couples Therapy

I have been trained in a variety of evidence-based techniques to work with a wide rage of presenting problems and couples from diverse backgrounds. I tailor my approach to each couple's individual needs. Below you will find some details about the services I provide.

SOME AREAS AND ISSUES I CAN HELP WITH

  • Dating support/challenges

  • Pre-marital counseling

  • Coping with conflict or trauma

  • Affairs and addictions

  • Transition related challenges including parenthood, blending families, divorce, and career changes

  • Struggles with physical or mental illness that is impacting the relationship

  • Improving sex and intimacy

  • LGBTQ support and/or challenges

  • Navigating open relationships

TYPES OF RELATIONSHIPS SEEN

I work with couples from diverse backgrounds with regards to age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. In addition, the couples I work with have many different types of relationships. For example, some couples seek counseling when they are in early dating stages, some seek pre-marital counseling, and other couples are married or in long-term relationships.
 

INTERVENTIONS USED

I am an integrative therapist, and I tailor my approach to each couple and their individual needs. I use evidence-based interventions including, but not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral

  • Integrative Behavioral

  • Gottman techniques

  • Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)*

*The emphasis of my approach is in EFT, which has been shown to lead to significant improvement in 70-75% of couples.

 

Although many couples choose to seek counseling when there is a problem, I advocate the use of couples therapy as a preventative approach to build resiliency, strength, and commitment for lifelong success.

 

CONTACT ME

COVID-19 UPDATE: Sessions will currently be provided primarily via teletherapy. I use a HIPAA-compliant, secure teletherapy program provided through my electronic records system. With teletherapy services, I can provide couples therapy to couples across the state of Michigan.

4519 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

616-256-0885

 

Resilient Relationships

Mikhila Wildey, PhD

616-256-0885

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