Psychologist, PhD, LP, CAADC Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sometimes life can present us with difficulties, as well as opportunities, that we don't expect or aren't sure how to handle. Many people find ways of healing, growing, and even striving through the counseling process. Once you've decided to seek out psychotherapy, finding the therapist who is the right fit for you can feel overwhelming. The psychologists and professional counselors at River City Psychological Services (RCPS) strive to create a safe environment where people can grow and heal.
African-American
(616) 920-8113
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
African-American
Sometimes life can present us with difficulties, as well as opportunities, that we don't expect or aren't sure how to handle. Many people find ways of healing, growing, and even striving through the counseling process. Once you've decided to seek out psychotherapy, finding the therapist who is the right fit for you can feel overwhelming. The psychologists and professional counselors at River City Psychological Services (RCPS) strive to create a safe environment where people can grow and heal.
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Counselor, LLPC, TLLP Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
At times, life can be difficult to navigate. Managing life's expectations such as work, school, family, and relationships can often leave many feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes we find ourselves needing to reach out for help. Therapy is a way to set goals or address areas of your life that require positive change. I encourage you to take the necessary steps to release yourself from emotional burdens.
African-American
(616) 319-4426
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
African-American
At times, life can be difficult to navigate. Managing life's expectations such as work, school, family, and relationships can often leave many feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes we find ourselves needing to reach out for help. Therapy is a way to set goals or address areas of your life that require positive change. I encourage you to take the necessary steps to release yourself from emotional burdens.
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS LLP, LMSW, BCBA LB Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
My ideal client is someone who likes to learn about themselves and ways to make their lives better. I believe that therapy is a pragmatic cooperative effort- we both should be working to increase understanding and to insure that life becomes a bit clearer and more satisfying.
African-American
(757) 505-7902
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49504
African-American
My ideal client is someone who likes to learn about themselves and ways to make their lives better. I believe that therapy is a pragmatic cooperative effort- we both should be working to increase understanding and to insure that life becomes a bit clearer and more satisfying.
Photo of Claude Joshua Nave, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
If you are someone seeking immediate relief from trauma, anxiety, panic disorders, and many other situations that deteriorate the quality of life, then you're in the right place. I specialize in EMDR therapy, which has been shown to reduce the impact of these stressors in remarkable time. In addition, if you are someone who has felt marginalized throughout their life, I create a safe place to heal and express your pain. Finally, if you are looking to identify new methods for furthering your life goals and values, or, just someone to hear about your day, you've come to the right place.
African-American
(616) 583-3160
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
African-American
If you are someone seeking immediate relief from trauma, anxiety, panic disorders, and many other situations that deteriorate the quality of life, then you're in the right place. I specialize in EMDR therapy, which has been shown to reduce the impact of these stressors in remarkable time. In addition, if you are someone who has felt marginalized throughout their life, I create a safe place to heal and express your pain. Finally, if you are looking to identify new methods for furthering your life goals and values, or, just someone to hear about your day, you've come to the right place.
Photo of Nicole Brown, Counselor
Counselor, LPC, LLP Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Let's Build Hope! I strive to create a validating, non-judgmental environment to teach you skills to manage anxiety, overwhelming emotions, improve relationships, and modify behaviors. You can develop the healthy life you desire. Humans experience emotions! Sometimes we may think there is a right way and a wrong way to feel and distress means, we are feeling the wrong way. That is a ton of pressure! Sometimes, our emotions become distressing. Sometimes we worry. Few are taught to manage emotions and anxiety effectively and distress can lead to self-blame, defeated feelings, strained relationships, self-harm, and more. I can help!
African-American
(616) 425-5443
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49505
African-American
Let's Build Hope! I strive to create a validating, non-judgmental environment to teach you skills to manage anxiety, overwhelming emotions, improve relationships, and modify behaviors. You can develop the healthy life you desire. Humans experience emotions! Sometimes we may think there is a right way and a wrong way to feel and distress means, we are feeling the wrong way. That is a ton of pressure! Sometimes, our emotions become distressing. Sometimes we worry. Few are taught to manage emotions and anxiety effectively and distress can lead to self-blame, defeated feelings, strained relationships, self-harm, and more. I can help!
Photo of Shayne McNichols, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
I value every encounter with an individual. I am grateful to be in a field, as a Therapist, where I can enjoy divine connections daily - thanks to the incredible courage of people. Specifically, thanks to a “yes” to the journey of growth, healing, and one's readiness to get "unstuck." Although I believe that the therapy office is a place where much of an individual’s healing and recovery from life challenges takes place, I also understand that the real tests happen outside of those four walls. I want to help you to prepare for those tests, cope, build healthy relationships, and affirm yourself in the positive.
African-American
(616) 244-2279
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49508
African-American
I value every encounter with an individual. I am grateful to be in a field, as a Therapist, where I can enjoy divine connections daily - thanks to the incredible courage of people. Specifically, thanks to a “yes” to the journey of growth, healing, and one's readiness to get "unstuck." Although I believe that the therapy office is a place where much of an individual’s healing and recovery from life challenges takes place, I also understand that the real tests happen outside of those four walls. I want to help you to prepare for those tests, cope, build healthy relationships, and affirm yourself in the positive.
Photo of Michelle Marie Wohlfert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, CCS Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
There is no one more put together than a person in recovery. Living in recovery is working a program of mental health, staying clean and sober, and living one day at a time. With that being said, each person’s specific program looks different, with the common factor of living a balanced life of being grateful, mindful, spiritual, and finding a sense of community among other recovering individuals. My specialty areas are addictions, mental health, trauma, codependency issues, and how these affect you and those who love you.
African-American
(616) 404-3437
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Grand Rapids, MI 49534
African-American
There is no one more put together than a person in recovery. Living in recovery is working a program of mental health, staying clean and sober, and living one day at a time. With that being said, each person’s specific program looks different, with the common factor of living a balanced life of being grateful, mindful, spiritual, and finding a sense of community among other recovering individuals. My specialty areas are addictions, mental health, trauma, codependency issues, and how these affect you and those who love you.
Photo of A Place For Just' Us Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Do you struggle with feelings of nervousness, restlessness, increased heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, trembling, feeling week or tired, trouble concentrating, trouble sleeping, difficulty controlling worry, or avoidance of things? Do you experience flashbacks, nightmares, difficulty maintaining close relationships, emotional numbness, detachment from family and friends, angry outburst, aggressive behavior, or feelings of guilt or shame? Do you battle feelings of sadness, worthlessness, tearfulness, emptiness, hopelessness, anger, sleep disturbances, fatigue, weight loss or gain, trouble thinking, or remembering things?
African-American
(231) 538-2332
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49505
African-American
Do you struggle with feelings of nervousness, restlessness, increased heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, trembling, feeling week or tired, trouble concentrating, trouble sleeping, difficulty controlling worry, or avoidance of things? Do you experience flashbacks, nightmares, difficulty maintaining close relationships, emotional numbness, detachment from family and friends, angry outburst, aggressive behavior, or feelings of guilt or shame? Do you battle feelings of sadness, worthlessness, tearfulness, emptiness, hopelessness, anger, sleep disturbances, fatigue, weight loss or gain, trouble thinking, or remembering things?
Photo of Bonni Gemmell-Akalis, LLC, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CGP, LMSW, DAPA Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
These are unprecidented times!!! Are you feeling anxious and immobilized? Irritable and overly reactive? These feelings can often be "normal responses" to the abnormal times we find ourselves in. Trying to cope with the constant uncertainty and unrest during this Pandemic, can leave you feeling traumatized. We are being advised to "socially distance", even from family and friends-the very attachments that sustain us through the viscitudes of life. Struggling with Financial stress? Social justice issues? The Pandemic has permeated every aspect of our lives-our minds, our bodies and sense of hope about the future. I can help!
African-American
(616) 920-0676
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
African-American
These are unprecidented times!!! Are you feeling anxious and immobilized? Irritable and overly reactive? These feelings can often be "normal responses" to the abnormal times we find ourselves in. Trying to cope with the constant uncertainty and unrest during this Pandemic, can leave you feeling traumatized. We are being advised to "socially distance", even from family and friends-the very attachments that sustain us through the viscitudes of life. Struggling with Financial stress? Social justice issues? The Pandemic has permeated every aspect of our lives-our minds, our bodies and sense of hope about the future. I can help!
Photo of Yolanda Ivens, Counselor
Counselor, MS , LLPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
My mission is to provide evidence-based mental health services, education and advocacy in an integrative and holistic way (Biopsychosocial and spiritual) in order to bring about healing and transformation in individuals, families and communities. My career emphasis is on anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, sexual addictions, sexual trauma, co-occurring disorders, and mid-life issues. I am a cross-culturally competent counselor who highly values and respects cultural differences. I am also committed to life-long learning and being able to make sound ethical decisions within diverse cultural contexts.
African-American
(616) 512-1603
Verified
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
African-American
My mission is to provide evidence-based mental health services, education and advocacy in an integrative and holistic way (Biopsychosocial and spiritual) in order to bring about healing and transformation in individuals, families and communities. My career emphasis is on anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, sexual addictions, sexual trauma, co-occurring disorders, and mid-life issues. I am a cross-culturally competent counselor who highly values and respects cultural differences. I am also committed to life-long learning and being able to make sound ethical decisions within diverse cultural contexts.
Photo of Dana Price, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
The decision to begin therapy is a very challenging decision to make. It can also be very scary, which can cause us to remain frozen between the fear of change and the fear of staying the same. I view psychotherapy as an opportunity to face the space between who you are and who you want to be. I offer a laid-back approach to therapy utilizing humor, accountability, warmth, and empathy. In collaborating closely with clients, I work to help them understand themselves better and use that understanding to effect positive change in their lives.
African-American
(616) 818-0935
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
African-American
The decision to begin therapy is a very challenging decision to make. It can also be very scary, which can cause us to remain frozen between the fear of change and the fear of staying the same. I view psychotherapy as an opportunity to face the space between who you are and who you want to be. I offer a laid-back approach to therapy utilizing humor, accountability, warmth, and empathy. In collaborating closely with clients, I work to help them understand themselves better and use that understanding to effect positive change in their lives.
Photo of Esperanza Counseling Center, Counselor
Counselor, MA, TLLP, LLPC, CAADC Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Do you need someone to walk alongside you as you navigate difficult times and seek personal growth? I am honored to offer a safe place for healing conversations. I have over 10 years of experience working with youth, families and individuals both in Latin America, as well as in the United States.
African-American
(616) 319-4759
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49504
African-American
Do you need someone to walk alongside you as you navigate difficult times and seek personal growth? I am honored to offer a safe place for healing conversations. I have over 10 years of experience working with youth, families and individuals both in Latin America, as well as in the United States.
Photo of Keisha McDonald, Counselor
Counselor, MS, MA, LLPC Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hey, does COVID have you losing your mind and snapping on people? Perhaps you're feeling down, anxious & unsure about the future or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to live. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and can be experienced in various forms. I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and relationships through the use of expressive arts. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track to obtain your successful outcome.
African-American
(616) 266-7081
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
African-American
Hey, does COVID have you losing your mind and snapping on people? Perhaps you're feeling down, anxious & unsure about the future or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to live. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and can be experienced in various forms. I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and relationships through the use of expressive arts. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track to obtain your successful outcome.
Photo of Cherie D Rucker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Individuals seek therapy for many issues. I have been afforded the opportunity to work alongside people that want help in managing Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem barriers and daily stress. Often times these issues are masked by deep rooted trauma, grief and abuse. Individuals need encouragement, support, feeling that they are heard and validation while on their journey to healing.
African-American
(616) 239-3147 x2
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49508
African-American
Individuals seek therapy for many issues. I have been afforded the opportunity to work alongside people that want help in managing Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem barriers and daily stress. Often times these issues are masked by deep rooted trauma, grief and abuse. Individuals need encouragement, support, feeling that they are heard and validation while on their journey to healing.
Photo of Rueben Joseph Lopez, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Life at times can seem like a battle field, and our minds our most hostile enemy. Many of us are in conflict with both internal and external factors that exist in our lives. Sometimes we don't feel equipped to withstand these forces or conditions that exist in our daily life. Depression, trauma, abuse, addictions, failed relationships, and shaming thought patterns that can hold us back in family relationships, academic achievement, social interactions, and career development. I believe the battles we win within our minds, can extend throughout all areas of our life. It's not only becoming mindful, but taking steps towards change.
African-American
(616) 202-3171
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
African-American
Life at times can seem like a battle field, and our minds our most hostile enemy. Many of us are in conflict with both internal and external factors that exist in our lives. Sometimes we don't feel equipped to withstand these forces or conditions that exist in our daily life. Depression, trauma, abuse, addictions, failed relationships, and shaming thought patterns that can hold us back in family relationships, academic achievement, social interactions, and career development. I believe the battles we win within our minds, can extend throughout all areas of our life. It's not only becoming mindful, but taking steps towards change.
Photo of Childress Counseling,PLLC, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LLPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Childress Counseling, PLLC is a counseling practice built on moral, ethics and integrity. Like you, I too have experienced hardships in my life, God has graciously given me to tools so that I can assist and support you in critical times. Although my specialties consist of working with children, I am also trained in individual, adult, marriage, and trauma-related disorders. Please allow me to support and walk with you on a journey of healing. Please allow me to show you how committed I am to my work and my clients!
African-American
(616) 304-7517
Verified
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
African-American
Childress Counseling, PLLC is a counseling practice built on moral, ethics and integrity. Like you, I too have experienced hardships in my life, God has graciously given me to tools so that I can assist and support you in critical times. Although my specialties consist of working with children, I am also trained in individual, adult, marriage, and trauma-related disorders. Please allow me to support and walk with you on a journey of healing. Please allow me to show you how committed I am to my work and my clients!
Photo of Alex Houseknecht, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Our experiences, positive and negative, shape how we think, feel, and participate in the world. Sometimes we can end up in a place where we feel depressed or anxious, have difficulty in relationships, or lack a sense of identity. I strive to provide a space where all of the things that leave you feeling stuck are welcomed as essential to the process of healing. I will collaborate with you to help manage overwhelming feelings, integrate traumatic experiences, and discover important patterns.
African-American
(616) 207-2267
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
African-American
Our experiences, positive and negative, shape how we think, feel, and participate in the world. Sometimes we can end up in a place where we feel depressed or anxious, have difficulty in relationships, or lack a sense of identity. I strive to provide a space where all of the things that leave you feeling stuck are welcomed as essential to the process of healing. I will collaborate with you to help manage overwhelming feelings, integrate traumatic experiences, and discover important patterns.
Photo of Liz Solan, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
My hope is to help create a space where you can express yourself authentically and without fear of shame or judgement. I understand how difficult it is to ask for help, and take the time needed to explore your own thoughts, feelings, and actions. My goal is to help you explore thinking patterns, and how they play into some of the emotional hurt and discomfort. I want to help build on your strengths, while moving towards a place of vulnerability.
African-American
(616) 298-3807
Verified
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
African-American
My hope is to help create a space where you can express yourself authentically and without fear of shame or judgement. I understand how difficult it is to ask for help, and take the time needed to explore your own thoughts, feelings, and actions. My goal is to help you explore thinking patterns, and how they play into some of the emotional hurt and discomfort. I want to help build on your strengths, while moving towards a place of vulnerability.
Photo of Alexander T Thompson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
**Accepting new clients**While Substance use disorder is my advanced specialty, I am intrigued and excited to work through marital issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem/confidence or any other problem.
African-American
(616) 205-9893
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49512
African-American
**Accepting new clients**While Substance use disorder is my advanced specialty, I am intrigued and excited to work through marital issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem/confidence or any other problem.
Photo of Centennial Park Counseling Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW Verified
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker. I earned my bachelor's degree in History from Taylor University; a Master's degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University; and a Master's degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. I have over 25 years of experience working in counseling, training, higher education, non-profit administration, and financial planning. My experience as a clinical therapist, has spanned over 23 years. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, addictive personalities, spiritual issues, financial issues, and cognitive restructuring.
African-American
(616) 426-6701
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49512
African-American
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker. I earned my bachelor's degree in History from Taylor University; a Master's degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University; and a Master's degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. I have over 25 years of experience working in counseling, training, higher education, non-profit administration, and financial planning. My experience as a clinical therapist, has spanned over 23 years. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, addictive personalities, spiritual issues, financial issues, and cognitive restructuring.

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African-American (Black) Therapists
If you're looking for African American therapy in Grand Rapids or for a Grand Rapids African American therapist these professionals provide therapy, psychotherapy and counseling that's sensitive to African American cultural issues. They include African American therapists, African American psychologists, African American marriage counselors and African American counselors. Sometimes we refer to them as black therapists in Grand Rapids or Grand Rapids black psychologists, black marriage counselors or black counselors in Grand Rapids. They provide African American counseling in Grand Rapids or black counseling in Grand Rapids and are sensitive to black couples and black marriages in Grand Rapids.

Note: This term is sometimes spelled as 'African-American'.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Grand Rapids are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Grand Rapids

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Grand Rapids you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Grand Rapids and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Grand Rapids or family therapy in Grand Rapids.