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Eric Nykamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA

Eric Nykamp

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
2566 Woodmeadow Drive Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Let's Connect (616) 253-8950
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Are you exhausted from trying to cope with your mental health challenges, or feeling hopeless as you watch your child struggling? I primarily work with people wrestling with mental-health challenges such as depression/anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges or difficulties coping with cycles of self-harm. I specialize in working with people diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) as well as parents of children with BPD or other mental health challenges. I am a LGBTQIA+ welcoming counselor, antiracism educator, and offer Christian counseling if desired. I'm not licensed to provide substance abuse treatment.
I am a trained DBT therapist, with decades of experience in inpatient and outpatient settings helping people learn more effective strategies for coping with powerful emotions and relationship difficulties as well as controlling self-harm urges. I am a compassionate listener, who tries to create an un-rushed, thoughtful and culturally sensitive environment.
I have a gentle manner, love teaching coping skills, and have often been described by clients as a very compassionate counselor. I've been a therapeutic companion for many people while they walked through the dark valleys in their lives, staying with them until they confidently reached the other side. I welcome the opportunity to journey with you.
Take the first step to help. Call or Eric Nykamp now - (616) 253-8950

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

2566 Woodmeadow Drive Southeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 253-8950
I prefer to see clients in-person, but I offer Telehealth for those who do not struggle with self-harm or life-threatening behaviors.
I specialize in Self-Harming, Borderline Personality (BPD) and Depression 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, families and groups  
My name is Eric, a DBT therapist with over 25 years of experience. I'd love to talk with you, get to know you, and see how I could help.
Eric Nykamp
Let's Connect (616) 253-8950
Photo of Eric Nykamp, LMSW, BFA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

2566 Woodmeadow Drive Southeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 253-8950
I prefer to see clients in-person, but I offer Telehealth for those who do not struggle with self-harm or life-threatening behaviors.
I specialize in Self-Harming, Borderline Personality (BPD) and Depression 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, families and groups  
My name is Eric, a DBT therapist with over 25 years of experience. I'd love to talk with you, get to know you, and see how I could help.
Eric Nykamp

Finances

Fees

  • Pay by Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • ASR Health Benefits
  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna-Out of network only
  • Cofinity | First Health
  • McLaren
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Molina Medicaid
  • Priority Health
  • Ulliance
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (616) 253-8950
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Eric Nykamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (616) 253-8950
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Eric Nykamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Michigan / 68011081864 Eric Nykamp
  • In Practice for 26 Years
  • Membership with NASW
  • Certificate from REMO HealthRhythms(TM) Facilitator
  • Attended Western Michigan University, MSW, Graduated 1998
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I am the Clinical Director at the Grand Rapids campus of Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Services. I am a DBT-trained individual and group therapist (LMSW) with over 25-years of experience practicing in both inpatient and outpatient settings to help people build a life worth living.
or call with questions - (616) 253-8950
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Eric Nykamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA
"
I am the Clinical Director at the Grand Rapids campus of Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Services. I am a DBT-trained individual and group therapist (LMSW) with over 25-years of experience practicing in both inpatient and outpatient settings to help people build a life worth living.
or call with questions - (616) 253-8950
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Eric Nykamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Self-Harming
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Depression

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Church Hurt
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Veterans
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I love providing encouragement and compassion to my clients, while teaching practical skills for dealing with with powerful emotions, challenging behaviors, or becoming more effective in relationships. This takes time and patience - growth is rarely a linear path. I welcome the opportunity to walk alongside you as you take this journey of gradual transformation to build a life worth living.
or call with questions - (616) 253-8950
Photo of Eric Nykamp, LMSW, BFA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Eric Nykamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA
"
I love providing encouragement and compassion to my clients, while teaching practical skills for dealing with with powerful emotions, challenging behaviors, or becoming more effective in relationships. This takes time and patience - growth is rarely a linear path. I welcome the opportunity to walk alongside you as you take this journey of gradual transformation to build a life worth living.
or call with questions - (616) 253-8950
Photo of Eric Nykamp, LMSW, BFA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Eric Nykamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA

4 Endorsements

Rosemary Cruz
Rosemary Cruz
CounselorMALPC
Very kind and compassionate clinician. He is trained in DBT and additionally facilities multiple DBT groups. If you need someone knowledgeable in this area, he's the clinician for you.
Araceli Warners
Araceli Warners
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLMSW
Eric is a compassionate, kind, and caring therapist. He is a highly skilled clinician with over 25 years of experience who cares deeply about every individual he works with. His clients and colleagues love working with him!
Jennifer Coria
Jennifer Coria
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLMSW
Eric is a wonderful clinician full of wisdom and authenticity!
Brittany Jones
Brittany Jones
CounselorMALLPC
Eric is a highly skilled, dedicated, & empathic therapist. He is a DBT certified therapist, group leader, and clinical director. He is committed to lifelong learning & his gentleness paired with open curiosity makes him an absolute joy to work with.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Religion

Christian

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Religion

Christian

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Multicultural
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with people I see for individual therapy. I also am a DBT Skills Group therapist, teaching coping skills groups to people who struggle to manage their moods and control suicide and self-harm urges. I often bring the skills group curriculum into individual therapy session to help people develop a life worth living.
or call with questions - (616) 253-8950
Photo of Eric Nykamp, LMSW, BFA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Eric Nykamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA
"
I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with people I see for individual therapy. I also am a DBT Skills Group therapist, teaching coping skills groups to people who struggle to manage their moods and control suicide and self-harm urges. I often bring the skills group curriculum into individual therapy session to help people develop a life worth living.
or call with questions - (616) 253-8950
Photo of Eric Nykamp, LMSW, BFA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Eric Nykamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA

Groups

Location

Primary Location

2566 Woodmeadow Drive Southeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 253-8950

Nearby Areas

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I prefer to see clients in-person, but I offer Telehealth for those who do not struggle with self-harm or life-threatening behaviors.
Take the first step to help. Call now - (616) 253-8950
Photo of Eric Nykamp, LMSW, BFA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Eric Nykamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA
"
I prefer to see clients in-person, but I offer Telehealth for those who do not struggle with self-harm or life-threatening behaviors.
Take the first step to help. Call now - (616) 253-8950
Photo of Eric Nykamp, LMSW, BFA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Eric Nykamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA