Changing Lives,
One Day At a Time

Hey there, I'm Kristi Rose! (she/her)

I'm a licensed clinical social worker and the face behind Whole Living Counseling.

I'm excited that you landed here and are exploring if therapy could be transformative for you. Asking for help is not easy...nor is finding a therapist that you feel "gets you." I take great care to provide a compassionate, safe, and trusting environment where my clients can truly be their authentic selves.

With over 25 years of practice in the mental health field, I recognize we all need to be seen, validated, and our stories understood without judgment. I specialize in helping those struggling with the following issues:

Depression & Anxiety
Codependency, Narcissistic Abuse, & Family Addiction Issues
Grief & Loss, Life Transitions
Chronic Pain and Medical Conditions

It would be my honor to walk alongside you during this time of self-exploration!


Anxiety & Depression

Worry and despair can consume your whole day. It can also be incredibly isolating and you deserve not to suffer alone. Let's explore dynamics that are unique to you that may be contributing to anxiety or depression such as past trauma, relationship conflict, lack of work/life balance, or false stories you tell and believe about yourself. Together we can uncover the root cause of your distress, correct negative thoughts and feelings that keep you trapped, and develop better coping skills to prevent depression and anxiety from controlling your life.


Most people will experience some form of trauma in their lifetime whether it's a car accident, growing up with a dysfunctional parent, abuse or neglect, or a health crisis of a family member or self. We'll safely and slowly explore your traumatic experiences and your unique reactions. Therapy can help you recover from trauma by learning how trauma affects the body/mind, building resilience and strengths, and reestablishing a sense of safety within yourself and your surroundings.

Relationship Issues

Breaking free from codependency is letting go of core fears of abandonment and rejection. Learn how to spend time by yourself, become comfortable advocating for your own needs, and gain radical acceptance that you can’t change other people. Let's help you create meaningful relationships that don't depend upon you abandoning yourself or making yourself small for another person.

Grief, Loss, and Life Transitions

Life transitions may be centered around something exciting, such as graduating from college, getting married, or having a baby. They can also be prompted by distressing situations, such as divorce, death of a loved one, or being laid off from a job. We all experience transitions -- big and small, planned and unplanned. If you find a recent transition or loss is impacting your mood, social interactions, or ability to work, it's time to explore how to adjust to new ways of living. Therapy can help you gain insight, perspective, and coping strategies as you move through life-altering events.

Telehealth Therapy
Whole Living Counseling provides online video therapy services to teens and adults anywhere in Michigan. Online therapy brings the comfort and care of a therapist office directly to you.  It provides easy access to therapy and more flexibility with your schedule.  

Maybe you are a busy professional, a parent juggling the demands of raising kids, or facing whatever life may be
throwing your way. Online therapy can make it easier to get the support you need while cutting commute time. You may even be able to fit therapy into your lunch break or while your little one is napping.

A secure HIPAA compliant telehealth platform is used for all online video sessions. Additionally, telehealth is covered by most major health insurances.

Your story, your pain, and your collection of struggles are unique to you. There is no one-size fits all approach to therapy. I utilize different treatment modalities to fit your individual needs. Here are a few examples of the type of therapy offered:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect your feelings and actions. We'll uncover unhelpful or conditioned ways that you perceive the world that may be self-defeating. One can learn to overcome difficulties by changing some of their perspectives, behaviors, and emotional responses.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT therapy) is a type of mindful psychotherapy that helps you stay focused on the present moment and accept thoughts and feelings without judgment. It aims to help you move forward through difficult emotions so you can put your energy into healing instead of dwelling on the negative.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

IPT is an evidence-based, time-limited therapy for depression and anxiety. IPT focuses on how emotional distress can develop in the contact of problematic relationships. It aims to reduce depression and anxiety by improving relationship functioning and social support. It is particularly effective for the treatment of depression as it targets problems in the areas of grief and loss, role transitions, and interpersonal disputes. It's also used to treat anxiety and mood disorders such as bipolar disorder.

Internal Family Systems (IFT)

IFS is a type of psychotherapy that believes we are all made up of several parts or sub-personalities. We all have several parts living within us that fulfill both healthy and unhealthy roles. Life events or trauma, however, can force us out of those healthy roles into extreme roles. The goal of IFS therapy is to find your Self and bring all of these parts together. IFS can help with general life stressors, but also treats anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and mood disorders.

Mindfulness Based Therapy

Mindfulness-based therapies use meditation, relaxation, and awareness exercises to help focus on the present moment, aiming over time to experience day to day situations and stressors in nonjudgmental and non-reactionary ways. This approach is a helpful counter for anxiety, which tends to leave us ruminating on past concerns or future worries. Mindfulness practice helps you to see more clearly the patterns of the mind and how to learn to recognize and interrupt negative moods.

Got questions? I go above and beyond to act as a safety net for my clients and I strive to make their experience as pleasant as possible. Take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions below.

I graduated from Michigan State University with my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.  I then earned my Master of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University.  I am fully licensed within the State of Michigan.  I have over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field including psychiatric hospitals, emergency departments, community mental health centers, and outpatient therapy practices.

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and have been trained in trauma-informed care. 
Yes! The following insurances are accepted at Whole Living Counseling:

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross Complete
Priority Health
United Health Care/Optum
Out of Network

Whole Living Counseling private pay fees:

$175/Intake Assessment session
$150/55 minute individual session

Some limited sliding scale rates are available.  Please inquire regarding this option. 
  • Teens aged 15 and up
  • College students and young adults
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Let's get in touch! Reach out to schedule a free consultation to see if Whole Living Counseling is a good fit for you.

  • Virtual Sessions offered throughout Michigan

Please note this form is not to be used for crisis purposes. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the closest emergency room.