Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, NCSP
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Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"I am passionate about helping people live to their fullest potential and well versed in treating a variety of issues that people face. I am an empathetic listener and will show you how to be actively involved in the therapeutic process. I use an individualized approach to treatment because everyone has their own unique set of challenges. If you have a drive to change, I will help you make positive changes in your life and achieve your goals."
(616) 552-4134
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"I am passionate about helping people live to their fullest potential and well versed in treating a variety of issues that people face. I am an empathetic listener and will show you how to be actively involved in the therapeutic process. I use an individualized approach to treatment because everyone has their own unique set of challenges. If you have a drive to change, I will help you make positive changes in your life and achieve your goals."
Benjamin Reisterer, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you're grieving a loss, feeling hopeless, wrestling with the effects of traumatic experiences, frozen by anxiety, or boxed in by shame. If this resonates with you, please know that you are not alone. Unraveling your story in the context of a therapeutic relationship can often be the experience needed to move forward. Being met right where you are by a safe, curious, and experienced therapist can restore hope, cultivate insight, heal wounds, build positive momentum, and lead to lasting transformation."
(616) 432-2431
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"Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you're grieving a loss, feeling hopeless, wrestling with the effects of traumatic experiences, frozen by anxiety, or boxed in by shame. If this resonates with you, please know that you are not alone. Unraveling your story in the context of a therapeutic relationship can often be the experience needed to move forward. Being met right where you are by a safe, curious, and experienced therapist can restore hope, cultivate insight, heal wounds, build positive momentum, and lead to lasting transformation."
Zita Hardenberg, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Therapy can be an opportunity to improve your insight into personal roadblocks and regain a sense of balance. My role is to accompany you during this process and help you navigate through life's challenges. You will find my approach to be genuine, warm, and person-centered. I have a special interest working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, and life changes. I am also particularly interested in working with young adults as they work on their development of identity and purpose. My goal is to support you and help strengthen your coping skills."
(616) 432-2667
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"Therapy can be an opportunity to improve your insight into personal roadblocks and regain a sense of balance. My role is to accompany you during this process and help you navigate through life's challenges. You will find my approach to be genuine, warm, and person-centered. I have a special interest working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, and life changes. I am also particularly interested in working with young adults as they work on their development of identity and purpose. My goal is to support you and help strengthen your coping skills."
Cristina Stauffer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"I believe in a relationship-based approach to therapy meaning that it is important to me to establish a place of trust, mutual respect, support and healing with my clients. I strive to teach my clients skills that will not only get them through difficult life circumstances but will be useful throughout their life. My career has been dedicated to working primarily with women and families with young children in a variety of settings. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of social work providing both client care and clinical supervision to others."
(616) 965-2212
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"I believe in a relationship-based approach to therapy meaning that it is important to me to establish a place of trust, mutual respect, support and healing with my clients. I strive to teach my clients skills that will not only get them through difficult life circumstances but will be useful throughout their life. My career has been dedicated to working primarily with women and families with young children in a variety of settings. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of social work providing both client care and clinical supervision to others."
Patrick Witri, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CAADC, ICAADC, NCGC-II
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"While life can be joyful and beautiful, at times it can also be painful and lonely. At times like this it can be helpful to have someone who's been there - who's experienced addiction and significant grief and loss - to share the journey through hard times. Adding to my personal experience and using up to date, research based techniques I accept clients where they are and help them get to where they want to go. Whether recovering from addiction and/or mental illness, resolving grief, or just coping with life's difficulties you don't have to journey alone."
(616) 258-2570
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"While life can be joyful and beautiful, at times it can also be painful and lonely. At times like this it can be helpful to have someone who's been there - who's experienced addiction and significant grief and loss - to share the journey through hard times. Adding to my personal experience and using up to date, research based techniques I accept clients where they are and help them get to where they want to go. Whether recovering from addiction and/or mental illness, resolving grief, or just coping with life's difficulties you don't have to journey alone."
Melissa Joy Langley, Counselor
Counselor, MSc, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"The foundation of my practice is based on the 4 principles of Empathy, Encouragement, Awareness, and Empowerment. I believe the objective of counseling is to help individuals make sense out of emotional chaos. This comes through primarily understanding two things, 1. We are products of our environment, we do what we know. 2. We all have the power to change unhealthy or unwanted behavior. My experience as a Crisis Counselor as well as an individual counselor has given me experience with just about any issue. Please let me know what you're struggling with and we can determine together if I can be supportive."
(616) 710-3817
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"The foundation of my practice is based on the 4 principles of Empathy, Encouragement, Awareness, and Empowerment. I believe the objective of counseling is to help individuals make sense out of emotional chaos. This comes through primarily understanding two things, 1. We are products of our environment, we do what we know. 2. We all have the power to change unhealthy or unwanted behavior. My experience as a Crisis Counselor as well as an individual counselor has given me experience with just about any issue. Please let me know what you're struggling with and we can determine together if I can be supportive."
Marlene L Lathrop, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW, BCD, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Marlene L. Lathrop, LMSW, BCD, a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, specializes in Couples'/Marital; "Women Who Love Too Much"; depression/anxiety; low self-esteem & Emotional Manipulations. Considered warm, "real" and supportive, Marlene focuses on helping you problem-solve, take action, and reach your goals. She also makes her insight and skills available to individuals, families and groups. Marlene has written articles published in national magazines; "Women's Lifestyle"; featured in the Grand Rapids Press; and a column for college "Standout" magazine."
(616) 920-0354
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"Marlene L. Lathrop, LMSW, BCD, a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, specializes in Couples'/Marital; "Women Who Love Too Much"; depression/anxiety; low self-esteem & Emotional Manipulations. Considered warm, "real" and supportive, Marlene focuses on helping you problem-solve, take action, and reach your goals. She also makes her insight and skills available to individuals, families and groups. Marlene has written articles published in national magazines; "Women's Lifestyle"; featured in the Grand Rapids Press; and a column for college "Standout" magazine."
Paul Krauss, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Hello. I'm looking forward to being a part of your journey toward happiness and health. In the Great Psychotherapy Debate (Wampold, 2001), studies demonstrated that if there are two groups of people with similar problems, those who receive counseling will be better off than 79% of those who do not receive counseling. Counseling can bring relief, resolution, clarity, freedom, or help you overcome a challenge. My counseling style is encouraging, empowering, nonjudgmental, and thorough. I am trained in many different approaches to the counseling process and I will work to customize a plan that works for you."
(616) 984-1003
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"Hello. I'm looking forward to being a part of your journey toward happiness and health. In the Great Psychotherapy Debate (Wampold, 2001), studies demonstrated that if there are two groups of people with similar problems, those who receive counseling will be better off than 79% of those who do not receive counseling. Counseling can bring relief, resolution, clarity, freedom, or help you overcome a challenge. My counseling style is encouraging, empowering, nonjudgmental, and thorough. I am trained in many different approaches to the counseling process and I will work to customize a plan that works for you."
Miriam Engler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"I work as a therapist because I believe we can experience real healing in our lives. The broken world in which we live frequently leaves scars and wounds. And we often wound others. As a Christian therapist I believe God heals significantly. I work with Christians and non Christians alike with respect for individual values and beliefs. Therapy begins with developing a respectful, trusting relationship. The client and therapist begin a journey to enable the client to reconcile, their past, their present, and their beliefs. It can enable them to work toward future goals successfully."
(616) 920-0891
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Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"I work as a therapist because I believe we can experience real healing in our lives. The broken world in which we live frequently leaves scars and wounds. And we often wound others. As a Christian therapist I believe God heals significantly. I work with Christians and non Christians alike with respect for individual values and beliefs. Therapy begins with developing a respectful, trusting relationship. The client and therapist begin a journey to enable the client to reconcile, their past, their present, and their beliefs. It can enable them to work toward future goals successfully."
Sean M Dougherty, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"I enjoy providing therapy to adults and adolescents ages 15 and up. I use a mix of cognitive behavioral tools, empathy and humor to help people regain control over their lives. We can work on a variety of challenges including, AD/HD, Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorders, OCD, PTSD, life changes and grief issues. Most people are reluctant to start therapy, but later state that they wish they had started sooner."
(616) 965-7319
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"I enjoy providing therapy to adults and adolescents ages 15 and up. I use a mix of cognitive behavioral tools, empathy and humor to help people regain control over their lives. We can work on a variety of challenges including, AD/HD, Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorders, OCD, PTSD, life changes and grief issues. Most people are reluctant to start therapy, but later state that they wish they had started sooner."
Melissa A Lidderdale, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Life presents us with challenges and opportunities that sometimes require consultation. Often, change and healing are facilitated by assistance from caring others. I have repeatedly witnessed the resiliency of the human spirit. I am eager to meet with clients motivated for change and curious about the possibility of having more satisfying lives. I believe that psychotherapy requires trust and a working relationship. I am a compassionate listener and tailor my approach to best match the uniqueness of each client. I approach problems from a strengths-based, holistic perspective that considers a client's relevant biological, developmental, social, and cultural factors."
(616) 259-7207
Verified
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Life presents us with challenges and opportunities that sometimes require consultation. Often, change and healing are facilitated by assistance from caring others. I have repeatedly witnessed the resiliency of the human spirit. I am eager to meet with clients motivated for change and curious about the possibility of having more satisfying lives. I believe that psychotherapy requires trust and a working relationship. I am a compassionate listener and tailor my approach to best match the uniqueness of each client. I approach problems from a strengths-based, holistic perspective that considers a client's relevant biological, developmental, social, and cultural factors."
Patricia A Hickey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"I graduated from the University of Michigan in 1983. Since that time, my focus has been on helping individuals, couples and groups ascertain and realize their goals. Using a direct approach,my clients appreciate the stability and consistency I provide to their overall progress and definitive improvement in their lives. I believe therapy is certainly a process for overcoming obstacles and making sense of one's history. It is also a vehicle to explore and decide what is you really want if life."
(616) 439-0977
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"I graduated from the University of Michigan in 1983. Since that time, my focus has been on helping individuals, couples and groups ascertain and realize their goals. Using a direct approach,my clients appreciate the stability and consistency I provide to their overall progress and definitive improvement in their lives. I believe therapy is certainly a process for overcoming obstacles and making sense of one's history. It is also a vehicle to explore and decide what is you really want if life."
Julia De Jonge, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"I specialize in work with children and their families using both individual and family therapy modalities. I also specialize in treating women who struggle with physical, emotional and sexual abuse trauma, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Finally, I take great satisfaction in doing marital and couples therapy. I enjoy helping couples develop skills to strengthen and heal their relationship whenever possible. I also help couples and individuals sort through the very difficult issue of whether a relationship needs to end."
(616) 217-4217
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"I specialize in work with children and their families using both individual and family therapy modalities. I also specialize in treating women who struggle with physical, emotional and sexual abuse trauma, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Finally, I take great satisfaction in doing marital and couples therapy. I enjoy helping couples develop skills to strengthen and heal their relationship whenever possible. I also help couples and individuals sort through the very difficult issue of whether a relationship needs to end."
William VanWoerkom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"I specialize in a holistic approach to depression, anxiety, bi-polar and addictions with over 30 years of personal and professional experience. You will be treated in a caring, compassionate, confidential manner as we work together to solve life's problems and free you from the pain and brokenness that you are experiencing."
(616) 258-2416
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"I specialize in a holistic approach to depression, anxiety, bi-polar and addictions with over 30 years of personal and professional experience. You will be treated in a caring, compassionate, confidential manner as we work together to solve life's problems and free you from the pain and brokenness that you are experiencing."
Amy L Jarchow, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious? Having a hard time communicating effectively with others? Making the decision to seek professional help is a difficult task. I am hoping that this information helps you in making that decision. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and have worked in private practice since earning my PhD in 2004. I enjoy my job immensely and I work diligently to provide a comfortable, open environment for my clients with an emphasis on collaboration. We will work together to try to reach your goals so you can ultimately enjoy a better quality of life."
(616) 458-0692
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious? Having a hard time communicating effectively with others? Making the decision to seek professional help is a difficult task. I am hoping that this information helps you in making that decision. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and have worked in private practice since earning my PhD in 2004. I enjoy my job immensely and I work diligently to provide a comfortable, open environment for my clients with an emphasis on collaboration. We will work together to try to reach your goals so you can ultimately enjoy a better quality of life."
Bonni Gemmell-Akalis, LLC, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CGP, LMSW, DAPA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Feeling stuck in your life, work or relationships? Do you want help making your marriage better?-Improving your relationship with your children, or boss? Are you dealing with trauma or grief? As today's pace of life continues to accelerate, it's easy to become overwhelmed and addicted to coping habits like social media, disordered eating, alcohol, drugs and other compulsive behaviors in an attempt to "numb out"! Sound familiar? If you want to take back the "authorship" of your one and only precious life, let me help! You can learn new habits and ways of thinking which can bring back a sense of aliveness and vitality to your life!"
(616) 920-0676
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"Feeling stuck in your life, work or relationships? Do you want help making your marriage better?-Improving your relationship with your children, or boss? Are you dealing with trauma or grief? As today's pace of life continues to accelerate, it's easy to become overwhelmed and addicted to coping habits like social media, disordered eating, alcohol, drugs and other compulsive behaviors in an attempt to "numb out"! Sound familiar? If you want to take back the "authorship" of your one and only precious life, let me help! You can learn new habits and ways of thinking which can bring back a sense of aliveness and vitality to your life!"
Joe Horak, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Has life been getting harder to handle lately? I often get to the heart of the matter quickly and then co-creative solutions tailored to your specific needs. My clients describe being in therapy with me as being involved in 'deeper work.' Sometimes the life disruption you are experiencing may be the beginning of an evolution toward a new stage (yes adults can still evolve to higher stages). I was originally trained in psychodynamic and family systems approaches but have expanded to use other theoretical approaches that are based on what will be helpful to your situation. "
(616) 675-2113
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"Has life been getting harder to handle lately? I often get to the heart of the matter quickly and then co-creative solutions tailored to your specific needs. My clients describe being in therapy with me as being involved in 'deeper work.' Sometimes the life disruption you are experiencing may be the beginning of an evolution toward a new stage (yes adults can still evolve to higher stages). I was originally trained in psychodynamic and family systems approaches but have expanded to use other theoretical approaches that are based on what will be helpful to your situation. "
Jennifer DiGennaro, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Being at war with yourself and your body is exhausting. Maybe it started with your first diet in your teens or maybe it didn't start until later in life dealing with chronic pain or illness, or something else. You are sick of suffering and feeling like your body is an endless problem to be solved. It is hard to feel hopeful. Psychotherapy with me can help you deepen self-trust, self-care and self-acceptance. I have specialized training in trauma-informed approaches, including EMDR and Body Trust® which inform my holistic approach. I can support you to work through your past, honor your present and envision your future. "
(616) 201-3324
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Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"Being at war with yourself and your body is exhausting. Maybe it started with your first diet in your teens or maybe it didn't start until later in life dealing with chronic pain or illness, or something else. You are sick of suffering and feeling like your body is an endless problem to be solved. It is hard to feel hopeful. Psychotherapy with me can help you deepen self-trust, self-care and self-acceptance. I have specialized training in trauma-informed approaches, including EMDR and Body Trust® which inform my holistic approach. I can support you to work through your past, honor your present and envision your future. "
Theresa Joan Anderson-Varney, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"The trials of life sometimes bring sadness and fear. I offer a place for healing and help in a safe environment, for children, adolescents, and adults. I will help you to find the answers to your conflicts and concerns. Whatever the problem we will work together to find the way out. I offer hope for the hopeless."
(616) 414-4569
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"The trials of life sometimes bring sadness and fear. I offer a place for healing and help in a safe environment, for children, adolescents, and adults. I will help you to find the answers to your conflicts and concerns. Whatever the problem we will work together to find the way out. I offer hope for the hopeless."
Adam Luke Nash, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Hello, are you struggling with anger or depression or are you anxious about the upcoming transition to college or to a new career? If this rings true to you then I am excited to join your journey towards a healthy life. In a research study by the American Psychology Association it was found that "The average effects of psychotherapy are larger than the effects produced by many medical treatments" (2012). So if you have a desire to live a healthy life I would be happy to help you. NOW OFFERING LATE HOURS!"
(616) 432-2129
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"Hello, are you struggling with anger or depression or are you anxious about the upcoming transition to college or to a new career? If this rings true to you then I am excited to join your journey towards a healthy life. In a research study by the American Psychology Association it was found that "The average effects of psychotherapy are larger than the effects produced by many medical treatments" (2012). So if you have a desire to live a healthy life I would be happy to help you. NOW OFFERING LATE HOURS!"

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