David Thornsen
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Not accepting new clients
I work with adult men and adult women on any sort of issue they bring to therapy, and about one third of my caseload at any given time is couples. I have come to see that my role is to help people look at things differently. We can focus on changing behaviors, thoughts, or feelings, but those changes tend to last only a few weeks. If we focus on a shift in perspective then once that shift is achieved, everything else – feelings, thoughts, behaviors - falls into place.
(616) 710-3932
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Not accepting new clients
I work with adult men and adult women on any sort of issue they bring to therapy, and about one third of my caseload at any given time is couples. I have come to see that my role is to help people look at things differently. We can focus on changing behaviors, thoughts, or feelings, but those changes tend to last only a few weeks. If we focus on a shift in perspective then once that shift is achieved, everything else – feelings, thoughts, behaviors - falls into place.
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Travis Gordon
Counselor, MA, LLPC Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about working with people going through significant life transitions and stressors, and especially men that are venturing into the realm of emotional authenticity and vulnerability for the first time.
My hope is to empower and support individuals that want to reach their goals and shape their life in a way that gives them growth and improvement. Whether it's anxiety, heartbreak, depression, relationships, career struggles, confidence, grief, shifting interpersonal dynamics, or other significant life transitions, I love being a listening ear that will both empathize with the unique struggles that someone is facing, as well as help them cultivate the bravery and tools to move forward.
(616) 253-8961
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about working with people going through significant life transitions and stressors, and especially men that are venturing into the realm of emotional authenticity and vulnerability for the first time.
My hope is to empower and support individuals that want to reach their goals and shape their life in a way that gives them growth and improvement. Whether it's anxiety, heartbreak, depression, relationships, career struggles, confidence, grief, shifting interpersonal dynamics, or other significant life transitions, I love being a listening ear that will both empathize with the unique struggles that someone is facing, as well as help them cultivate the bravery and tools to move forward.
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James Patrick Doherty
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
We also often conduct couples and family counseling with both an experienced male and female therapist working together, which affords participants an important balance of perspectives not otherwise available with one therapist.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families on a wide range of personal and family-adjustment concerns. Some people have a clear idea of the problem at the outset. Others simply feel troubled and are having difficulty coping with daily challenges. In all cases, I begin with a close consideration of what is known about the difficulty and of factors that may have contributed to its development. In doing so, I encourage a spirit of collaboration in identifying a treatment focus that includes utilization of personal strengths and capabilities necessary to reestablish a better sense of overall wellbeing.
(616) 209-4151
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
We also often conduct couples and family counseling with both an experienced male and female therapist working together, which affords participants an important balance of perspectives not otherwise available with one therapist.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families on a wide range of personal and family-adjustment concerns. Some people have a clear idea of the problem at the outset. Others simply feel troubled and are having difficulty coping with daily challenges. In all cases, I begin with a close consideration of what is known about the difficulty and of factors that may have contributed to its development. In doing so, I encourage a spirit of collaboration in identifying a treatment focus that includes utilization of personal strengths and capabilities necessary to reestablish a better sense of overall wellbeing.
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Fountain Hill Center and Men's Resource Center
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with men, particularly in men's groups.
I am in the business of helping you become the best version of yourself. Rather than focusing on just your symptoms, I facilitate your personal development and wellness. I explore life narratives, experiences in families, gender roles and cultural systems, but most importantly, I will hear you, see you and provide you a safe and challenging relationship to heal and grow. I consider it a privilege to be a trusted professional with my clients who courageously reveal vulnerabilities while building on their gifts. The path of becoming more conscious--a healthier you--is a path for courageous and bold individuals.
(616) 456-1178
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with men, particularly in men's groups.
I am in the business of helping you become the best version of yourself. Rather than focusing on just your symptoms, I facilitate your personal development and wellness. I explore life narratives, experiences in families, gender roles and cultural systems, but most importantly, I will hear you, see you and provide you a safe and challenging relationship to heal and grow. I consider it a privilege to be a trusted professional with my clients who courageously reveal vulnerabilities while building on their gifts. The path of becoming more conscious--a healthier you--is a path for courageous and bold individuals.
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Raymond Leoine Sheets Jr.
PhD Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with a broad range of issues and populations but have experience with: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Issues; Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming issues; HIV/AIDS; Chronic Illness; Racial Minority Stress issues; Men and Masculinity issues; College Student Transitions; Trauma and Resilience; and Psychotherapy with Mental Health Practitioners.
I feel that one of the biggest gifts I have been given is the opportunity to work alongside individuals in their respective life journeys. I value the whole person, respect individual and cultural diversity, and view psychotherapy as a supportive, healing element to people's lives. I identify primarily from an Interpersonal perspective, placing heavy emphasis on the power of relationships. Whether talking about relation to self, family and friends, or significant others, I believe that much of how we experience the world (and its hardships) can be shaped by the meaningful and complicated experiences we have with others.
(616) 202-5355
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with a broad range of issues and populations but have experience with: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Issues; Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming issues; HIV/AIDS; Chronic Illness; Racial Minority Stress issues; Men and Masculinity issues; College Student Transitions; Trauma and Resilience; and Psychotherapy with Mental Health Practitioners.
I feel that one of the biggest gifts I have been given is the opportunity to work alongside individuals in their respective life journeys. I value the whole person, respect individual and cultural diversity, and view psychotherapy as a supportive, healing element to people's lives. I identify primarily from an Interpersonal perspective, placing heavy emphasis on the power of relationships. Whether talking about relation to self, family and friends, or significant others, I believe that much of how we experience the world (and its hardships) can be shaped by the meaningful and complicated experiences we have with others.
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Joseph Hull
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
I enjoy helping people understand their relationships, how they show up with people, how to connect with others, and how to handle conflict. I enjoy the sacred work of walking with those who have been through trauma, who have been hurt, or who need help grieving the loss of someone or something. I also enjoy helping men understand their emotions, their needs, and how to communicate and value them.
(616) 219-8271
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
I enjoy helping people understand their relationships, how they show up with people, how to connect with others, and how to handle conflict. I enjoy the sacred work of walking with those who have been through trauma, who have been hurt, or who need help grieving the loss of someone or something. I also enjoy helping men understand their emotions, their needs, and how to communicate and value them.
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Jeromy Krogman
Counselor, LPC Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
Do you struggle with intrusive thoughts? Is it hard to get moving in the mornings? Is your life not what you wanted it to be? Then you have come to the right place. I work with a wide range of clients but specialize helping those with OCD and anxiety. I am also certified in helping couples improve their communication and build trust back into the relationship. I have helped couples deal with marriage infidelity as well as financial hardship. I also specialize in working through men's struggles. I have a very relaxed personality, which helps most clients feel at ease in talking in session.
(616) 947-4103
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
Do you struggle with intrusive thoughts? Is it hard to get moving in the mornings? Is your life not what you wanted it to be? Then you have come to the right place. I work with a wide range of clients but specialize helping those with OCD and anxiety. I am also certified in helping couples improve their communication and build trust back into the relationship. I have helped couples deal with marriage infidelity as well as financial hardship. I also specialize in working through men's struggles. I have a very relaxed personality, which helps most clients feel at ease in talking in session.
West Michigan Wellness Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Offers online therapy
We offer counseling to adult men and women, children and teens, couples and even groups.
At some point in life, everyone gets stuck. Stuck in a difficult relationship, in depression or anxiety, on an unfulfilling or stalled career path, or maybe stuck on a past wound or trauma. You may be wondering, “How do I get out of this mess?” You don’t need to struggle alone. That’s why at West Michigan Wellness Group, we make it simple to start moving forward. 1) Contact us today. 2) Start a conversation. 3) Move forward towards wellness. Our boutique counseling practice will help you tailor a plan for wellness and meet the individual needs of you and your family.
(616) 345-2787
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Offers online therapy
We offer counseling to adult men and women, children and teens, couples and even groups.
At some point in life, everyone gets stuck. Stuck in a difficult relationship, in depression or anxiety, on an unfulfilling or stalled career path, or maybe stuck on a past wound or trauma. You may be wondering, “How do I get out of this mess?” You don’t need to struggle alone. That’s why at West Michigan Wellness Group, we make it simple to start moving forward. 1) Contact us today. 2) Start a conversation. 3) Move forward towards wellness. Our boutique counseling practice will help you tailor a plan for wellness and meet the individual needs of you and your family.
Bradley J Stalker
Counselor, MA, LLPC Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Offers online therapy
I have a wide range of experiences, and, as a husband and father, I can identify with many of the struggles that men and families face today.
Ever been in a situation where you try and try but nothing seems to work out the way you expect? Has it been difficult knowing what changes are needed to help you get a little ahead or out of an addiction cycle? Having career/ transition difficulties or knowing what fits your skills or interests? Think that "counseling" is a little taboo and don't want anyone to "know your business?" If you have these questions or some like them, you came to the right spot.
(616) 404-4564
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Offers online therapy
I have a wide range of experiences, and, as a husband and father, I can identify with many of the struggles that men and families face today.
Ever been in a situation where you try and try but nothing seems to work out the way you expect? Has it been difficult knowing what changes are needed to help you get a little ahead or out of an addiction cycle? Having career/ transition difficulties or knowing what fits your skills or interests? Think that "counseling" is a little taboo and don't want anyone to "know your business?" If you have these questions or some like them, you came to the right spot.
Robert Goode, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
My practice is equally divided between men and women, and I have worked successfully with older adults into their late 80s.
Psychotherapy works to reduce your feelings of distress, as well as to help you achieve your goals. It can also get you back on your growth track. I use an "integrative" approach to therapy, meaning that I draw from the extent of psychology theory and research, and will use both short- and long-term techniques. Overall, therapy takes a commitment of time, effort, and consistency. For some it is a complex process. For others it feels like support and the realization of goals. I believe I should understand you from your point of view, and I try to create an environment that supports self-awareness.
(616) 369-8962
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
My practice is equally divided between men and women, and I have worked successfully with older adults into their late 80s.
Psychotherapy works to reduce your feelings of distress, as well as to help you achieve your goals. It can also get you back on your growth track. I use an "integrative" approach to therapy, meaning that I draw from the extent of psychology theory and research, and will use both short- and long-term techniques. Overall, therapy takes a commitment of time, effort, and consistency. For some it is a complex process. For others it feels like support and the realization of goals. I believe I should understand you from your point of view, and I try to create an environment that supports self-awareness.
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John Robert Otterbacher
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
My take is simple. Life is a gift, not always easy, but precious and brief. I work with individuals who want to live with authenticity and purpose, but also with serenity and grace. We come by our difficulties honestly, so there's scant value in beating ourselves up. I encourage people to move beyond shame and blame, and focus instead on building the lives they want.
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
My take is simple. Life is a gift, not always easy, but precious and brief. I work with individuals who want to live with authenticity and purpose, but also with serenity and grace. We come by our difficulties honestly, so there's scant value in beating ourselves up. I encourage people to move beyond shame and blame, and focus instead on building the lives they want.
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Scott H. Glass
Psychologist, PhD, LP Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Offers online therapy
I thoughtfully use cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) and a blend of other therapeutic approaches and your spiritual beliefs (when desired) to help you improve your thoughts, behaviors, emotions, relationships, and quality of life. I particularly enjoy working with health-related issues, along with anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns.
(616) 205-9807 x151
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Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Offers online therapy
I thoughtfully use cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) and a blend of other therapeutic approaches and your spiritual beliefs (when desired) to help you improve your thoughts, behaviors, emotions, relationships, and quality of life. I particularly enjoy working with health-related issues, along with anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns.
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Lawrence Dugan
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
I am now available on weekends. My mode of working is to employ classical psychoanalytic psychotherapy techniques, i.e., free association ("Say whatever comes to your mind). By interpreting and reflecting (resistances, defenses and inconsistencies and feelings) I derive verification from the material yielded by the patient. Starting in the here and now, I work with the patient to help him/her understand the deeper underlying (often unconscious) causes of their difficulties.
(616) 308-2345
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
I am now available on weekends. My mode of working is to employ classical psychoanalytic psychotherapy techniques, i.e., free association ("Say whatever comes to your mind). By interpreting and reflecting (resistances, defenses and inconsistencies and feelings) I derive verification from the material yielded by the patient. Starting in the here and now, I work with the patient to help him/her understand the deeper underlying (often unconscious) causes of their difficulties.
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Caleb Charles Rudd
Counselor, MA, LLPC Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
After the fresh passion of a new or developing relationship cools, partners in marriages and committed relationships often find they experience a distancing from one another. Often this distancing results in anger and resentment toward partners. Problems which were once minor irritants now seem to be major issues which seem to always be a source of conflict and anger, or may be avoided entirely for fear of conflict. In counseling couples and families using the Gottman method, my passion is helping my clients transform their relationships and gain a new sense of optimism in their relational pursuits.
(269) 234-1686
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
After the fresh passion of a new or developing relationship cools, partners in marriages and committed relationships often find they experience a distancing from one another. Often this distancing results in anger and resentment toward partners. Problems which were once minor irritants now seem to be major issues which seem to always be a source of conflict and anger, or may be avoided entirely for fear of conflict. In counseling couples and families using the Gottman method, my passion is helping my clients transform their relationships and gain a new sense of optimism in their relational pursuits.
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Thomas C Fuller
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
When you are revealing the personal aspects of your life to someone, you want that person to be intelligent, warm and non-judgmental. You also want that person to be knowledgeable and practical. Most people find me to be an open,friendly person with a sense of humor. I am direct and offer practical help in addressing the problems of life. I provide a comfortable environment to help you solve your problems, reach your goals, and learn new skills for managing your life. I have 30 years of experience in helping others with a wide range of life's problems.
(616) 253-3973
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
When you are revealing the personal aspects of your life to someone, you want that person to be intelligent, warm and non-judgmental. You also want that person to be knowledgeable and practical. Most people find me to be an open,friendly person with a sense of humor. I am direct and offer practical help in addressing the problems of life. I provide a comfortable environment to help you solve your problems, reach your goals, and learn new skills for managing your life. I have 30 years of experience in helping others with a wide range of life's problems.
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Bren Shantz
Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, my role is to provide a confidential and safe environment in which you experience empathy, authenticity, and respect. I provide therapy services primarily for adults, meeting with clients in a one-on-one setting. My typical clients are those who are experiencing a variety of personal concerns, such as healing from traumatic experiences, working through relationship problems or family stress, grappling with negative experiences from a religious community, coming to terms with identity issues or mental health concerns, engaged in adoption or foster care, and much more.
(616) 371-5202
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, my role is to provide a confidential and safe environment in which you experience empathy, authenticity, and respect. I provide therapy services primarily for adults, meeting with clients in a one-on-one setting. My typical clients are those who are experiencing a variety of personal concerns, such as healing from traumatic experiences, working through relationship problems or family stress, grappling with negative experiences from a religious community, coming to terms with identity issues or mental health concerns, engaged in adoption or foster care, and much more.
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David W Hamilton
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Not accepting new clients
Come in and talk as much or as little as you want to. When you feel the right amount of safety and trust, we will figure out together how to proceed, how to reach the goals you have, how to help you be the person you want to be. You will find support, privacy, and respect. All of us want to belong. All of us fear being ultimately alone. All of us want to feel safe, cared for, and connected to others. Let me help you work on those things and see your symptoms and functioning improve.
(616) 504-1741
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Not accepting new clients
Come in and talk as much or as little as you want to. When you feel the right amount of safety and trust, we will figure out together how to proceed, how to reach the goals you have, how to help you be the person you want to be. You will find support, privacy, and respect. All of us want to belong. All of us fear being ultimately alone. All of us want to feel safe, cared for, and connected to others. Let me help you work on those things and see your symptoms and functioning improve.
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Aaron Reider
Counselor, LLPC Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
What would you do tomorrow if you woke up free from that little voice of doubt, anxiety, and self-loathing? As a therapist, I love to explore the answer to that question with you. It’s my belief that we all are deserving of living into our greatest selves, but that this voice and its irrational nature prevent us from doing so. In an effort to change its narrative, we work together to explore, challenge, and reframe the negative core beliefs at the root of your suffering. It is the dual process of building self-awareness through empathetic exploration of blind-spots and the development of a strong therapeutic connection.
(616) 326-2832
Verified
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
What would you do tomorrow if you woke up free from that little voice of doubt, anxiety, and self-loathing? As a therapist, I love to explore the answer to that question with you. It’s my belief that we all are deserving of living into our greatest selves, but that this voice and its irrational nature prevent us from doing so. In an effort to change its narrative, we work together to explore, challenge, and reframe the negative core beliefs at the root of your suffering. It is the dual process of building self-awareness through empathetic exploration of blind-spots and the development of a strong therapeutic connection.
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Jamal Fisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
My approach to therapy is built upon deep belief that the therapeutic relationship itself is a powerful vehicle for change. Our minds and hearts are deeply intuitive tools that gauge safety and connection in each moment, and when those basic needs are disrupted it can impact our lives in challenging and persistent ways. Finding a therapist who can hold a warm, inviting space for processing opens doors to incredible insight and growth. My work centers the agency and wisdom of my clients, while acknowledging the impacts of cultural conditioning, systemic injustice, and existential issues.
(616) 213-0948
Verified

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
My approach to therapy is built upon deep belief that the therapeutic relationship itself is a powerful vehicle for change. Our minds and hearts are deeply intuitive tools that gauge safety and connection in each moment, and when those basic needs are disrupted it can impact our lives in challenging and persistent ways. Finding a therapist who can hold a warm, inviting space for processing opens doors to incredible insight and growth. My work centers the agency and wisdom of my clients, while acknowledging the impacts of cultural conditioning, systemic injustice, and existential issues.
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Micah J. White
Psychologist, PhD, LP Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
Life can be difficult and sometimes we find ourselves feeling stuck, stressed, and lost. I seek to provide an affirming, nonjudgmental, and compassionate therapeutic environment to help you navigate life’s challenges and work toward a healthier and more meaningful life. My work involves helping people to explore the impact of past experiences, understand unhelpful patterns in their thinking and relationships, process painful emotions, and learn new skills to cope with their distress.
(231) 412-4669
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
Life can be difficult and sometimes we find ourselves feeling stuck, stressed, and lost. I seek to provide an affirming, nonjudgmental, and compassionate therapeutic environment to help you navigate life’s challenges and work toward a healthier and more meaningful life. My work involves helping people to explore the impact of past experiences, understand unhelpful patterns in their thinking and relationships, process painful emotions, and learn new skills to cope with their distress.

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Grand Rapids are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Grand Rapids then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Grand Rapids specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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