Colleen’s professional experience includes:


Dec. 1992-present

Private Practice.
Circle of Life Counseling Services. P.O. Box 54, Mason, MI. 48854. 517-676-3187.
Psychotherapist
Traditional individual, family, and marital counseling and psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, and children.
Shamanic Practitioner – Reiki Master - Hypnotherapist – Certified Alternative Healing Consultant
Helping people to heal from trauma, depression, anxiety, disconnectedness, pain, disease, and illness. Enhance body healing, stress control, self-confidence enhancement, etc.
Teacher
The Deatsman Program for Energy, Health and Wisdom. Inner Power: Six Techniques for Increased Energy and Self-Healing, Energy Movement and Altered States of Consciousness, Self-Healingthrough Self-Discovery with the “Psyche Inventory”, Six levels of Advanced Inner Power for Increased Energy and Self-Healing, Personal Journeying, Advanced Journeying, On-going Advanced Shamanic Study, Shamanic Apprenticeships, Meditation, Surgery Preparation and Recovery, and Stress Reduction the Mind/Body/Spirit Way.
Author
Inner Power: Six Techniques for Increased Energy and Self-Healing. (July 2005) Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., Energy for Life: Connect with the Source (2006) Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., Journey To Wholeness, (TBA), and Naked To My Soul: How I Beat Chronic Illness (manuscript available from Colleen), numerous CD's (available from Colleen), and many articles in local and national publications.

May 1993-Nov. 1993

C.E.I. Community Mental Health Board
Eaton County Counseling Center, Charlotte, MI. Mental Health Therapist-Outpatient counseling. Provided individual, family and/or marital counseling to adults, adolescents, and children. Use of cognitive, behavioral, and supportive therapies in a direct and active approach.

Jan. 1990-May 1993

C.E.I. Community Mental Health Board
Eaton County Counseling Center, Charlotte, MI Mental Health Therapist-M.I. Aftercare-Outpatient Counseling. Planned and facilitated day treatment program for adults with mild to severe mental illness and dual diagnosis. Casemanagement and counseling to approximately 40 consumers with same diagnosis. Clinical documentation. Outpatient therapy with adults of varying diagnosis.

Feb. 1989-Jan. 1990

C.E.I. Community Mental Health Board/Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Lansing, MI. Mental Health Therapist-Dual Diagnosis Project. Casemanagement and counseling services to adults with diagnosis of both mental retardation and mental illness. Functional life in-home training. Residential and vocational monitoring and support. This was a special grant project funded by the Developmental Disabilities Council of Michigan and was evaluated by a pretest-postest control group design.

Oct. 1985-Feb. 1989

Ionia County Community Mental Health Board
Ionia MI. Client Services Manager. Casemanagement and counseling services to approximately 50 adults with developmental disabilities and/or dual diagnosis. Residential and vocational placement, monitoring, and support. Clinical documentation. Casemanagement of contract C.L.F. home.

May 1985-Dec. 1985

Barry County Medical Care Facility
Hastings, MI. Activities/Recreation Director. Planned and coordinated all recreational activities. Patient care planning and assessment clinical documentation. Management team and utilization review meetings.

May 1981-May 1985

E.B.I. Breakthru, Inc.
Lake Odessa, MI. Program Manager. Plan and coordinate vocational services for approximately 70 adults with developmental disabilities and/or dual diagnosis. Clinical documentation pursuant to medicaid regulations. Plan and facilitate all medicaid billable groups and recreational activities. Plan and facilitate agency wide "olympics". Supervise two staff.

Sept. 1979-May 1981

Mid-Michigan Industries, Inc.
Mt. Pleasant, MI. Recreation Coordinator. Plan and facilitate all recreational training and activities. Supervise one staff and one intern. Budgeting and purchasing. Client assessments and treatment plan development. Progress documentation. Management meetings.