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Welcome to 2021

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to take an opportunity to introduce myself and welcome you to Strong Therapy and Community Support (STACS) . I am Alan Strong, President and Founder.

First, I am a life-long Michigander, originally from the Muskegon area. I moved to Kalamazoo in 1990 to pursue my education at Western Michigan University (WMU). If you can believe it, I started out as a music major at WMU and even performed in local bars in a heavy metal band. Within a couple of years, I realized that music is critical for my mental health, which led me to reconsider my path. Like many people I took some time to find myself and listened to my inner voice. After thoughtful consideration, I made the decision to change my major. I obtained a Masters in Social Work from WMU and began the exciting path towards helping others with their mental health, which is my passion.

I worked locally at many fine institutions that do incredible work for the community. As I navigated through the system of care, I kept longing for a way to deliver customized services for clients, while embracing technological solutions that increase efficiency for those seeking care. I always felt institutions had too many layers of red tape that kept a therapist away from their true calling of serving the community and helping others. This is where the story of STACS begins!