Sally Verstraete, LMSW

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Sally Verstraete, LMSW

Sally Verstraete, LMSW

Sally is a licensed clinical social worker, who enjoys working with adults 18 and older on a variety of concerns including adjustment to changes in life, anxiety, depression, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, relinquishment and adoption, and grief. Her clinical background includes working with adults on the Mother Baby and Adult Partial Programs on Pine Rest’s main campus. She was also Executive Director of Ramoth House, an emergency shelter for abused women and children.

Sally’s areas of special interest are mothers who have Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and individuals who were relinquished and adopted. This interest is especially close to Sally’s heart given that she was also adopted at age 5 from Seoul, Korea. She has presented on panels and individually at Bethany Christian Services, Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN), China Culture Club, Families for International Children (FFIC), Calvin Theological Seminary, Pine Rest’s CPE classes for pastors, Adoption Family Support Network (AFSN), and church groups to help educate and walk alongside adoption workers, adoptive parents, pastors, and adoptees.

Sally received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Calvin College and her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University. She primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Specialties

  • Adoption / Foster Care Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Codependency Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mood Disorders (Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders

Patient Ages

  • Adult

Location

  • Northeast Clinic