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Counseling & Coaching

Bringing wellbeing to adults, youth and children throughout West Michigan. 

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Live Life Better!

Located just minutes from the U of M Metro Health Village campus, and directly across from the relaxing pond and wooded walking trails of Whistelstop Park, our historic, 4-acre setting is preferred by many professionals seeking private counseling and coaching services. Our licensed and qualified practitioners deliver best practices in care including CBT, Mindfulness, Resiliency, ACT, Trauma-Informed Counseling, Couples Counseling, and Life Coaching. Amplified Life is a trusted provider of the following payers and others:

Welcome to Our Practice

We provide our clients with a one-of-a-kind, private, historic and quaint setting where wellbeing thrives.  Our wooded, 4 acre setting provides a sense of peace and calm the minute you arrive. We're also adjacent to Whistlestop Park, where you can unwind as you stroll around its beautiful pond and wooded trails. We believe people achieve their best by exercising resilience and rest, and we're committed to helping you  experience wellbeing through everything we do.  We also offer a HIPAA-compliant, video-enabled telehealth option.

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Hear What Our Clients Are Saying!

  • The calming grounds and home-like atmosphere puts you at ease as soon as you pull into the driveway. Learning mindfulness from my counselor has changed my life......

    31 year old female

  • My counselor helped me better understand myself...now I'm ready to take what I've learned and start living a more peaceful and enjoyable life.

    58 year old male

  • With the help of Amplified Life our son not only finished the school year successfully, but he was also well ahead of his peers in the areas he was dropping behind on earlier in the year.

    34 year old female

  • It's a great place to begin a new path.

    30 year old male

  • Very warm and accepting, makes opening up come easy and feel comfortable .  Really helped us truly understand each other as well as ourselves.

    29 year old female

  • The name, Amplified Life, says it all!

    62 year old female


Meet Our Practitioners

Lyle Labardee, LPC

Counselor & Life Coach

Lyle completed his graduate studies at Gannon University with a Masters of Science in Counseling.  Cross-trained in mental health, EMS and public safety, Lyle specializes in serving first responders, and providing support to fellow behavioral health professionals and business leaders.

Direct: 616-200-6785 | lyle@amplife.us

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Susan Labardee

Life Coach

Susan completed three years of a BSRN program at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and co-founded Crisis Care Network.  Susan specializes in working with women and couples pursuing better relationships and is highly experienced in working with issues related to family-owned businesses.

Direct: 616-222-4347 | susan@amplife.us

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Allyse Host, LPC

Counselor & Life Coach

Allyse completed her graduate studies at Loyola University with a Masters of Science in Counseling, and her undergraduate degree at Aquinas College. She has expertise in working with families and youth and specializes in substance use issues. Allyse specializes in substance abuse counseling and works with youth and family. 

Direct: 616-217-4042 | allyse@amplife.us

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Mike Wiersma, LLPC

Counselor & Life Coach

Mike graduated from Cornerstone University with a master’s degree in Counseling. He uses a solution-focused approach to counseling combined with an eclectic mix of other techniques best suited to the individual, couple or family. He prioritizes finding which theories and techniques fit best. 

Direct: 616-278-0466 | mike@amplife.us

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Maggie Sweeney, LLPC

Counselor & Life Coach

Maggie graduated from Western Michigan University with her Master of Arts in Counselor Education, and works with adults and adolescents. Maggie specializes in working with adults, women, and adolescents around issues of personal growth, self-esteem, and grief and loss.

Direct: 616-278-0433 | maggie@amplife.us



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Our Panels and Payment Options

We participate with with a number of the area's leading health insurers. In addition to  BCBSM, BCN, Tricare, Molina, ASR, and Priority Health, we also work with Optum, UnitedHealthcare, Magellan, Humana, Shepell, New Avenues, Health Advocate, Winning at Home and others.  Our counseling services qualify as HSA-allowed expenses.. Whatever your need may be, we we can help you get started. 


Ready To Get Started?

Let Us Know

Let us know how to reach you, and we'll contact you within the next business day.  Need to talk to someone right away? Feel free to call us M-F, between 10AM and 6PM at 616-499-4711.  If you are in urgent need of assistance, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department. We look forward to helping you be your best!


Our Areas of Expertise

Relationship Counseling

Counseling & Coaching

Counseling and Coaching for couples incorporating proven, Gottman-based assessments and strategies for resolving conflict, and restoring relationships.

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Reducing Stress & Anxiety

Counseling & Coaching

Anxiety assessments, resources and training to help reduce anxiety and  develop new, more effective ways of coping with stress.

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Overcoming Depression

Counseling & Coaching

Depression assessments, resources and training to help reduce depressive symptoms and develop new, more effective ways of overcoming persistent blues.

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Succeeding with ADHD

Counseling & Coaching

Struggling with distractibility, difficulty concentrating, impulsiveness or hyperactivity? We'll help by assessing the nature of the issue and identifying the treatment approach that's right for you.

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Child, Youth & Family Counseling

Counseling & Coaching

Looking for help for your child or teenager? We'll provide you with an opportunity to share your concerns with one of our therapists who specialize in working with children and youth, and we'll develop a collaborative approach to treatment that includes teachers and other family members as needed.

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Career Guidance & Job Transition

Counseling & Coaching

Looking for help sorting out a college and career path for yourself or your young adult?  We'll start by providing a thorough assessment of career interests and aptitudes, along with hiring market trends. We'll also provide guidance on how to connect today with leaders in the target career field to explore and discover the right path. 

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First Responder Resiliency Coaching

Counseling & Coaching

Serving in law enforcement, EMS or fire services? Grappling with tough stuff, an rough incident, or an accumulation of calls that seem to be taking a toll on you?  Our Director, Lyle Labardee is a dually-trained first responder and Board Certified Coach.  He is a highly experienced first responder, formerly with the Dayton Fire Department, and specializes in providing resiliency coaching to first responders. 

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Sports Psychology

Counseling & Coaching

Trusted support for medical issues, every step of the way

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Business Owner Coaching

Counseling & Coaching

Guidance from a Board Certified, Ernst & Young Award Winning business coach.

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Healthcare Provider Support

Counseling & Coaching

Specializing in supporting fellow therapists, physicians, dentists and other healthcare professionals.

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Traumatic Stress Counseling

Health Advocacy

Trusted support for medical issues, every step of the way

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Let's Get Started!

Let Us Know

Call us at 616-499-4711, or complete and submit this form and let us know how to reach you. We'll contact you right away, and explore next steps with you.