Life comes with unavoidable pain. The response we have to life’s setbacks and opportunities consistently shapes our future. The process of understanding suffering and growing can feel like turbulence while flying in an airplane, or suddenly losing balance, for example. Understanding pain without judgment in order to better live the one life we’ve been given matters. Our patterns amidst the turbulence of life shape the trajectory and quality of our future.

Professional counseling allows a place for whatever keeps us stuck to be understood, not judged. Over time in counseling it is our hope that wisdom is uncovered that shapes directions, skills, relationships, and other unknowns in life while learning skills to pivot pain into useful patterns.

Kaizen Center is owned and operated by Chase Wickersham, LCSW. Chase leads a team of professional counselors who each have their own expertise in approaches to mental health struggles. No matter the challenges you face, our intake team will work closely to match you with a therapist inside or outside of our organization who is the best fit for your unique needs.

We prioritize continuous learning and support for our staff with structured paid clinical staff meetings every other week and regular training. Consistent time spent together allows unique support and training for sharpening our counseling/life skills. We all want to thrive in our profession and serve our clients more effectively and clinical peer support meetings can be a transformative ingredient for professional growth. Trauma recovery informs our clinical approaches like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Mind-Body Bridging, Internal Family Systems, and Attachment – among others.

Our team understands how to create a safe, honest and compassionate relationship in counseling. This invites practice for new ways for looking at and holding inevitable pain connected to being stuck and overwhelmed with practices like distress tolerance skills, among others. With enough willingness, time, practice, support and feedback applied in your life you may notice a surprising, ongoing shift in your hope, life direction and new opportunities. We will walk with you through the ups and downs toward new valued life habits/patterns and increase your likelihood of thriving in this one life we are all given.

We provide counseling for children, adolescents and adults who are confronted with symptoms ranging from ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, difficulty grieving, low motivation, anger management, relationship conflict, postpartum depression, trauma, faith-transition and related existential concerns.

If you are struggling and need support on your journey, we can help.

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a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.



feelings of severe despondency and dejection. A mental condition characterized by feelings of severe despondency and dejection, typically also with feelings of inadequacy and guilt, often accompanied by lack of energy and disturbance of appetite and sleep.



the fact or condition of being dependent upon a particular substance, thing, or activity despite life-impairing consequences.



severe emotional shock and pain or the lingering effects of a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.