Our Staff

Laurie French 
MSW, LMSW 
Laurie French, MSW, LMSW
  • Licensed Master of Social Work
  • Clinical and Macro

 I believe that everyone has the potential for change, and that change is a constant in personal growth and development.  In assisting individuals, couples and families with their concerns, I have found that identifying personal strengths is essential to building healthy relationships.

Special Interests

Relationship issues (separation, divorce, blended families, communication building), Women's concerns (career development, life transitions, codependency, health/wellness)

Addictions (alcohol and chemical dependency in the family, individual abuse/dependency)

Mood Disorders (anxiety/depression; triggers, coping strategies, supports and tools)

Experience

  • Opened private practice of MapleView Consultation Center, PC in 1993
  • Therapist and Addictions Specialist  for Gateway Recovery Services from 1993-1998
  • Therapist for Van Buren County Substance Abuse Services 1987-1993
  • Office Coordinator for Van Buren County Public Health 1977-1987
  • Executive Secretary for Van Buren County Child Abuse & Neglect Council 1977-80
  • Elementary School Teacher- Hartford Public Schools 1974-1977

Education

  • Masters in Social Work, Western Michigan University, 1994
  • Graduate Certificate as Specialist in Drug and Alcohol Abuse, WMU, 1994
  • Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC-I) with State of Michigan, 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education (K-8) and English, WMU, 1974

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Provider for State Bar of Michigan Lawyers & Judges Assistance Program
  • Member of Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce

Insurances Accepted

Aetna, Beech Street,  Blue Care Network, Comp Care, HelpNet EAP, Magellan, Health Plan of Michigan/MH Net, Cofinity, Morning Star Health EAP, Multi-Plan, PPOM,  Preferred Partners, Priority Health, Tri-Care, ChampVA, United Behavioral Health, Value Options, other insurance plans may also be accepted; please inquire.