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Last updated: 12/5/2018

Sandra Alger, LMSW, ACSW (231) 747-3908
Last Updated: 12/5/2018
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Degrees:
MSW

Years of Experience: 11

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

Office and Contact Information
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Alger Mental Wellness, PLC
800 E. Ellis
Norton Shores, MI 49441  
www.facebook.com/lclmsw
(231) 747-3908

Contact: Sandra Alger

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Alger & Associates
On-line counseling services
Muskegon, MI 49442  

(231) 747-3908

Contact: Sandra

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 2 Days

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure Video Counseling (Regroup)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served (focus areas are bold)
Addictions/Substance
Adoption/Foster Care
Aging
Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Asperger's Syndrome
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Autism Spectrum
Behavioral Problems
Bipolar Disorders
Career/Employment Concerns
Child Abuse and Neglect
Couple or Marital Issues
Depression
Developmental Disability
Dual Diagnosis
Family Issues
Forensic
Gender Identity
Grief/Loss
Interpersonal Relationships
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting Issues
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Postpartum Depression
Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Runaways
Self Abuse
Sexual Abuse/Rape
Sexual Disorders
Sexuality Issues
Sleep Disorders
Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Stress
Suicidal Thoughts
Trauma/PTSD
Traumatic Brain Injury
Women's Issues

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Advocacy
Behavioral
Behavioral Medicine
Case Management
Coaching
Cognitive/Behavioral
Crisis Intervention
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Evaluation/Diagnostic
Existential Psychotherapy
Geriatric Consultation
Guardian ad Litem
Home Study
Information and Referral
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Long-Term
Mindfulness Based Approaches
Narrative Therapy
Parent Guidance
Play Therapy
Prevention
Psycho-Educational
Psychoanalysis
Psychodrama
Relational
Sandplay Therapy
Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Social Support
Transactional Analysis (TA)
Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

Methods Used:
Couple/Marital
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Family Systems
Group
Individual
Online Therapy
Peer Support
Supervision/Consultation

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Adolescents (13-17)
Adults (26-59)
Children (6-12)
Preschool (Under 6)
Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)

Specific Populations:
Brain/Head Injured
Caregivers
Children of Divorce
College Students
Disabled
Gifted
Grandparents
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Military/Veterans
Obese or Overweight
Offenders/Perpetrators
Step Families
Twins

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious Experience:
Christian

Multi-cultural Experience:
African-American

Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $120
Couples: N/A
Group: $120
Family: $190

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
One Hour per week for Military and Families

Insurance:
AETNA Health, Inc. Medicare Plus Blue
APS Healthcare MESSA
Beacon Health Molina Healthcare
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Physicians Health Plan of Mid-Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPOM
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Priority Health
Magellan Behavioral Health Priority Health (PPO)
McLaren Health Plan TRICARE
Medicare Advantage Value Options/UMR