DeLano Clinic brings on board a new therapist

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Brenda Shinabarger-Howe, MA, LPC, NCC, has joined DeLano Outpatient Clinic as its newest therapist.

Shinabarger-Howe joins a team of dedicated behavioral health professionals with a broad range of expertise in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work and nursing.  For more than 30 years, DeLano Clinic and Borgess Behavioral Medicine have offered in-depth, sophisticated and compassionate mental health services in southwest Michigan.

Shinabarger-Howe has over 14 years of experience as a licensed professional counselor working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing trauma in their lives.   Her areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, domestic violence, addictions, parenting, adjustment disorders, post-partum depression and chronic illness.  Her treatment modalities include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Psychoeducational, Client-Centered, Play Therapy and Critical Incident Stress Management.

Shinabarger-Howe comes to Borgess from the Crisis Care Network in Grand Rapids, Mich., where she held the position of crisis response specialist.  She has worked in numerous clinics and counseling centers, and held a contractual mental health clinician position with DeLano Clinic from May 2003 to May 2006.

Shinabarger-Howe has a professional affiliation with the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association, and is certified as a National Certified Counselor and as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She is a member of the Kalamazoo County Critical Incident Response Team, and has logged over 400 hours as a crisis line volunteer.

Shinabarger-Howe received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology in 1998 from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich.  She also earned a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, degree in Human Services from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo.

For information on the DeLano Clinic or to schedule an appointment, contact Borgess Behavioral Medicine at (269) 321.7090.

About Borgess Health

Borgess Health is a health system that offers high quality care in such areas as cardiovascular, neurosciences, orthopedics, vascular surgery, women’s health, primary care, emergency medicine, bariatrics, imaging, and long-term acute care. Borgess Health includes Borgess Medical Center, Borgess-Pipp Hospital, Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, Borgess at Woodbridge Hills, Borgess Visiting Nurse & Hospice, Borgess VNA Home Health & Hospice (now part of Reverence Home Health & Hospice), Borgess Staffing Solutions, Borgess Health & Fitness Center, Borgess Gardens and many additional owned or affiliated services. The 123-year-old health ministry serves residents of 10 counties. It is one of the area’s largest health care providers and also is one of the largest employers. Borgess Health is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.