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Meet our Therapists

Helping you become the person you were always meant to be, one step at a time.

Gary Brookmyer Lambert, Jr.

Licensed Professional Counselor/Founder

Our founder, Gary, is a highly trained clinician with a degree in Clinical Mental Health. He also obtained a post-graduate in Marriage, Family, and Couples Therapy and holds certifications in Addictions Counseling and Brainspotting. He also holds a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Healthcare Studies with a major area of study on performance related anxiety and serves as a professor in the Integrative Health Care Studies program at Western Michigan University. All of our clinicians meet his rigorous standards of training and client care.

Gary has lived and practiced in West Michigan since January 2009, moving here most recently from Chicago. He is active in the running community and serves on the Board of Directors for the Kalamazoo Area Runners.  He has completed multiple triathlons, half marathons, full marathons and two ultra marathon. He has been practicing mindfulness in his personal life for 20 years and applies the principles to his own training and coaching. 

Dusten A. Lyvers

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Dusten  is currently pursuing his doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision at Western Michigan University. Dusten has a degree in Clinical Mental Health and a second degree in Comparative Religions. Before moving to Kalamazoo Dusten practiced in South Bend, IN. 

Dusten says "I help people heal from emotional wounds, sit with people as they discover who they are, and promote overall wellness in my clients." Currently he is only available via telehealth. He provides many different models of counseling, but  specializes in mental health and integrate spiritual/religious competent care as well as culturally competent care. He is person-centered in his approach to counseling and adjusts his counseling style to better fit the client. Who you are is important to him, and he willing to listen and work with your specific needs.

Robbie Parsons

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Robbie is currently pursuing his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision ant Western Michigan University. Robbie has a degree Rehabilitation Counseling from Western Michigan University and has many years of rehabilitation counseling experience.


Robbie offers  an integrative approach to counseling that supports you as you determine how you would like this world to look, feel and function. As a diverse counselor with experiences with black, LGBTQIA+ and issues faced by of people with disabilities, he focuses on your development and strengths. This includes identifying challenges and developing strategies to address them. 

Robbie utilizes mindfulness activities, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy are all used in our work together. As we take this journey, Robbie focuses the promotion of wellness in your approach to future challenges. 


"Coming to therapy helped me realize there was a whole new possibility for my life. It was the best decision I made. "

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