Paige Vermaat, LMSW

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Coordinator of Case Management
Licensed Master Social Worker
Grand Valley State University (M.S.W), Eastern Nazarene College (B.S.W.)

Email: [email protected]

StrengthsFinder Top 5: Harmony, Empathy, Developer, Adaptability, Positivity

Approach to Therapy: I strive to tailor my approach to therapy in order to meet the unique needs of students, and focus first on building a safe and trusting relationship where students feel comfortable and welcome to share and explore what brings them to counseling- even though it is sometimes inherently uncomfortable to be vulnerable! Developing insight into how past experiences and relationships are impacting current experiences, challenging old/unhelpful ways of thinking, and exploring emotional experiences are some of the ways I work with students to help them achieve their goals.

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Trans and gender diverse students
  • Family of origin issues
  • Self-compassion
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Interpersonal concerns


  • Being in the outdoors as much as possible
  • Reading for fun
  • Spending time with family and friends

Fun Fact/s:

  • I love the game Yahtzee.
  • I lived in Montana for five years and surprised myself by learning to ski, despite initially feeling terrified by it!

Page last modified September 9, 2022