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

Licensing:

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
Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Career/Employment Concerns Depression Forensic Grief/Loss Life Transitions Phobias Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Aging Anger Management Asperger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Bipolar Disorders Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Developmental Disability Dual Diagnosis Family Issues Gender Identity Interpersonal Relationships Learning Disabilities Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Postpartum Depression Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Runaways Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts Traumatic Brain Injury
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Evaluation/Diagnostic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Play Therapy Psychoanalysis Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Medicine Case Management Coaching Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Existential Psychotherapy Geriatric Consultation Guardian ad Litem Home Study Information and Referral Long-Term Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Parent Guidance Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychodrama Relational Sandplay Therapy Transactional Analysis (TA) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Online Therapy Peer Support
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Preschool (Under 6) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
Military/Veterans
Brain/Head Injured Caregivers Children of Divorce College Students Disabled Gifted Grandparents Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) 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 Medicare Plus Blue
APS Healthcare MESSA
Beacon Health Molina Healthcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield Physicians Health Plan of Mid-Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) PPOM
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Priority Health
Magellan Behavioral Health Priority Health (PPO)
McLaren Health Plan TRICARE
Medicare Advantage Value Options/UMR

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