Murray, LMSW, ACSW, Diplomate
Carol Murray founded Lakeview Counseling in 1997. She
serves as the Director of the clinic as well as providing
therapy services. She has over 30 years of experience in
the counseling field and has trained and supervised graduate
students and clinicians over the years. A native of Detroit,
Carol received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from
Michigan State University and her Master of Social Work degree
from the University of Michigan. Carol is a Certified Social
Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(LMFT) with the State of Michigan. She is a member of the
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Academy
of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) with whom she has earned
the level of Diplomate.
Carol works primarily with adults, providing counseling
for individuals, couples and families. She provides
treatment for depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder,
stress, relationship difficulties, divorce, loss and life
transitions. Carol also provides EAP services for businesses
and insurance companies.
In addition to her clinical duties, Carol writes a column
Traverse Woman magazine and has a radio program, “Sound
Advice,” on 106.7 WSRT's “Mary
in the Morning” show.
Carol can be reached at 929-0300, Extension 101, or via
Barb Cain has worked as a counselor for youth and families
since 1986. She joined Lakeview Counseling in 1997.
Barb earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the
University of Michigan. After completing her undergraduate
degree, she spent three years working in the fields of experiential
education at Outward Bound and case management with Big Brothers
and Big Sisters of Cape Cod. This work led her back to school
for her Master of Social Work degree with a focus on early
intervention services and individual and family counseling.
Before opening her private practice, Barb worked extensively
with family intervention and prevention services. She is a
Certified Social Worker (LMSW) with the State of Michigan and
a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
and the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).
Barb works with adults and youth facing a variety of issues.
She has extensive experience working with clients experiencing
depression, anxiety, learning challenges and relationship issues,
and with those engaging in self harm and delinquent behaviors. Barb
can schedule early evening and Saturday morning appointments
and works with many EAP and insurance providers.
also offers EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing,
a type of therapy for individuals who have experienced trauma.
EMDR has also been shown helpful for individuals with anxiety,
depression and chronic pain, and for those who have developed
a negative self-image. While EMDR is primarily used for the
treatment of trauma, many people seek treatment to enhance
job performance and relationships. For more information concerning
EMDR, please contact our office or the official EMDR website, emdria.org.
Barb can be reached at 929-0300, Extension 102, or via
Kimball, LMSW, ACSW
Jill Kimball has worked in various human services settings
prior to entering private practice as a therapist. She has
worked as a program coordinator for the YMCA, a Juvenile Probation
Officer in Seattle, an Intake Social Worker for Veterans Administration
Hospital, a Community Mental Heath Therapist and an After Hours
Child and Family Crisis Worker. She began working as a full-time
therapist in 1994 and joined Lakeview Counseling in 2000.
Jill earned her undergraduate degree from the University of
Washington in Seattle and her graduate degree from Florida
State University. After completing both Social Work programs,
she returned to northern Michigan with a goal of working with
children and families experiencing trauma and loss as well
as emotional, psychiatric and behavioral issues. She is a Certified
Social Worker (LMSW) with the State of Michigan and a member
of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).
Jill works with children and families who present with behavioral,
emotional and psychiatric concerns. She provides services to
clients of all ages and their families as they face recovery
from trauma, grief and loss. Jill offers counseling to step
and adoptive families as well as those providing foster care
and those parenting children with attachment issues or special
needs. Jill works with active duty military, as well as many
EAP and insurance providers.
Jill can be reached at 929-0300, Extension 105, or via
Slaughter, LMSW, ACSW
Laura Slaughter has 25 years of experience providing group
and individual therapy to adolescents, adults, and families.
She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social
Work at Michigan State University. Prior to settling in Traverse
City, Laura worked in a variety of mental health settings in
Grand Rapids, Oakland County, and Portland, Oregon.
Laura specializes in treating adults and adolescents with
depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, and eating
disorders. She also works with adult children of alcoholics
and individuals with compulsive behaviors. Laura facilitates
therapy groups for adolescent girls, and for individuals
struggling with eating disorders.
Laura is a Certified Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of
Michigan, and a member of the National Association of Social
Workers (NASW), and the Academy of Social Workers (ACSW). She
works with many EAP and insurance providers, and is able to
offer evening and weekend appointments.
Laura can be reached at 929-0300, Extension 103, or via
Darcy Britten, LPC, NCC
Darcy Britten has joined Lakeview Counseling as a Professional Counselor. Darcy’s extensive professional and family experiences provide her with unique perspectives relative to helping adults and youth understand and cope with relationship problems, feelings of loneliness and abandonment, depression, anxiety, acute stress, and recovery from trauma. Among her many diverse clients are adults and adolescents with family-related issues including the emotional stress of experiencing marital problems, divorce, loss and grief. In addition, she works with individuals who experience thoughts of self-injury and self-harm behaviors.
Darcy’s professional experience includes working as a mental health therapist on the behavioral health staff of Munson Medical Center. In addition, Darcy has been an intake therapist for Manistee Benzie Community Mental Health and a crisis intervention advocate, and has assisted a varied client base in both private and group settings. Darcy earned her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and her master’s degree from Western Michigan University. She completed her internship at Northern Lakes Community Mental Health as an outpatient therapist.
Darcy is a Master's level, State of Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. In addition, she is an Internationally Certified Solution Focused Brief Therapist (SFBT). SFBT is an evidence-based, future-focused, goal-directed approach to therapy. SFBT helps people to make change by constructing solutions, rather than dwelling on problems. SFBT is used for people struggling with a wide range of issues. For example, SFBT has been successful in helping people make difficult decisions and manage traumatic circumstances, and treating people with addictions and problematic behaviors.
Darcy is able to offer appointments during the day and evening and on Saturdays. She accepts various major insurances and private pay clients, and can be reached at 929-0300, Extension 106, or via