Welcome to New Approaches Center

“A place to find hope and help” – client.

New Approaches Center is an outpatient rehabilitation program that specializes in treating people with brain injuries and/or chronic pain. The brain injury and pain program was created by Dr. Glen Johnson, a Licensed Psychologist, who specializes in Clinical Neuropsychology and has over 25 years experience treating brain injuries. The program consists of innovative staff committed to “New Approaches” in the treatment of head injury and chronic pain. We treat:

  • Post-Concussional Disorder
  • Memory Loss
  • Chronic Pain and Headaches
  • Difficulty with Daily Activities
  • Word Finding Deficits
  • Irritability/Moods Swings/Depression
  • Sensory Overload
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Mental and Physical Fatigue
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Comprehensive and Integrated

Our clients call it “one stop shopping”.  Going from one treatment center to the next can be a very fatiguing process.  Emotional, physical, and memory/thinking therapies are all in one building.  We offer:

  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Counseling and Weekly Support Groups
  • Education (a free book on head injury – Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide –  can be found at WWW.TBIGUIDE.COM)
  • Assistance with Return to Work and School
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Contact Us

New Approaches Center
5123 North Royal Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684

Michelle Jokinen is the program’s Operations Manager.  She handles referrals, scheduling, answers insurance questions, and will make you feel like “one of the family”.  She is amazing at getting back to you with your calls or scheduling changes!  If you have further questions about the program, call or contact her at:


Phone: (231) 929-8383
Fax: (231) 421-5560

Need Directions from Your Home to the Program – click here.

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