Chronic Illness Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

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Raymond Leoine Sheets Jr.
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
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
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Amanda Pratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
Maybe you've been diagnosed with a long term illness or have had symptoms for years and at times you don’t recognize yourself anymore. You know these health struggles are somehow behind your depressed and anxious feelings, and you feel alone…like no one understands. Right now, you may have more questions than answers, but one thing you know for sure is that you’d do anything to get your life back. You grieve for the person you used to be and find it hard to imagine yourself living a worthwhile life with this illness trying to drag you down every chance it gets. (Due to demand, I ONLY accept clients with chronic illness concerns)
(734) 436-3609 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Wendy Gornick-Maycroft
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I am certified in DBT and CCTP (certified clinical trauma professional) levels I/II. My clinical expertise focuses on PTSD, dissociative conditions, borderline personality, eating disorders, military personnel/police/first responder issues, and the LGBTQ community. Other areas of clinical experience and treatment provided include blended families, couples issues, anxiety/depression, elder issues such as Alzheimer's and dementia, chronic illness , grief/loss, adoption/foster care, parenting issues, and forensics-related issues.
(616) 504-2472 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49544
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Ashley Dykstra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I work with all ages struggling with a wide variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, adoption, parenting, chronic illness , trauma, grief and loss, and more.
I work with children, teens, adults, couples and families struggling with a variety of challenges. I have experience working with families and children pre and post-adoption. I have been trained as a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner specializing in supporting foster and adoptive families heal trauma through developing trust. Additionally, I have experience counseling individuals, families, and caregivers navigate terminal and chronic illnesses. I counsel caregivers and families through anticipatory grief as well as after the loss of a loved one. Trauma, anxiety, and depression are additional areas of focus.
(616) 920-8108 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Amy K Byerley
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Do you feel stuck, lost, or disconnected from the life you had imagined? Perhaps you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship or parenting issues, chronic illness or health concerns, spirituality, loss/grief, or LGBTQ+ issues. I individually tailor treatment to each client’s needs and goals, identifying what matters most to you. In therapy, we will work to empower you to take the next steps in the direction of your personal values.
(616) 219-8359 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49544
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Jim Rossi
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
I enjoy working with individuals struggling with chronic illness , eating disorders, weight loss, anxiety, depression, interpersonal concerns, and general life stress. I understand that it can be extremely stressful to manage emotional or physical health concerns in our fast paced, high pressure society. Throughout my training, I have admired the people I have worked with who are making transitions and want to examine themselves, their past, and their interpersonal environment to make changes that work for them.
(616) 326-3249 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Emily Brouwers
Counselor, LPC
Verified
I specialize in working with individual adolescents and adults in the areas of ADHD, Autism, TBI, anxiety, depression, caregiver stress/burnout, and chronic illness .
I believe in meeting each client where they are, and taking time to understand each person's unique situation. I aim to create a safe and non-judgmental space for client's to participate in healing conversations. That space starts with a quality relationship built on trust and acceptance, no matter who you are and what you are going through. I believe counseling is a brave step toward overall wellness, and my passion is to walk alongside my clients as they improve their lives.
(616) 208-4242 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Erin Cullum
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I am a person centered therapist specializing in Grief and loss, Anxiety, Chronic illness , and developmental trauma.
I approach therapy with a sense of curiosity and mindful intention. I honor the sacredness of the client-therapist relationship and invite you to explore your feelings in a safe, judgement-free environment. I believe therapy provides the ultimate venue for self- care and personal growth. I am passionate about utilizing creative techniques as a tool to healing and empowerment. I look forward to walking with you wherever you may be in your journey, encouraging you to listen to your inner wisdom, and working together to build the strengths and skills to live your best life.
(616) 236-5603 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Allie McCahill
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
I provide mental health counseling to adults and young adults using a holistic and strengths-based approach. I specialize in ADHD, and have years of professional experience working with individuals & college students living with anxiety, depression, learning disorders, chronic illness , and Autism Spectrum Disorders. As a counselor with ADHD, I have a unique perspective and particular interest in working with women who have either been diagnosed with or suspect they have ADHD. It is my goal as a counselor to give you the space to be yourself, explore who you are and what you want, and help you find the power that exists within you.
(810) 202-0470 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Not accepting new clients
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Diana Parrish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I specialize in helping people with depression, other mood disorders, self-harm, thoughts of suicide, anxiety, ADHD, body image concerns for people in larger bodies, chronic illness , trauma, relationship concerns, and identity development.
**UPDATE 2/20/22: I'm not taking new therapy clients but I'm available to write letters for gender affirmation. Visit website for therapy waitlist** My practice is focused on supporting LGBTQIA+- identified people and those who wonder if they may fall under that umbrella. I always have availability to provide letters of support for gender affirmation. I believe in your ability to know yourself and what you need. I will partner with you to discuss the letter requirements (WPATH Standards Version 7), how your experience fits with those requirements, and how I can write a letter that meets your needs and is authentic to who you are.
(734) 215-9930 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Tamara Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
If life has become chaotic and overwhelming, or maybe you feel isolated with anxiety, stress, depression or grief, I’m available to help you sort through these challenges. Many struggle with parenting burnout, chronic illness , abuse, family dynamics, employment, transitions and relationships. As a licensed clinical social worker with over 20yrs of professional experience I've had the privilege to work with adults, kids and families, seeking emotional support and healing. Through the scope of a multicultural background, I offer a therapeutic approach emphasized by inclusion, awareness, compassion, advocacy, patience and cooperation.
(833) 600-0929 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Not accepting new clients
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Live Your Joy Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified
My name is Erin Eising MA LMSW . I am passionate about empowering people of all ages to live a life of health, wholeness ,and joy. I believe that every person deserves to live a life full of purpose. I have over ten years of experience working in the field of social work. My work experience includes working with many different populations. I have counseled adults, children, adolescents and families.
(616) 201-1175 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Vicki Poleni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LMT
Verified
I'm glad you are looking for support. As a social worker for over 30 years, I’ve witnessed the difficulty we experience as vulnerable patients and loving caregivers. A cancer survivor myself, I’ve felt the physical effects of that particular disease and its treatments and I have also seen firsthand how my illness affected the people around me. Being a patient has stressors that can result in fear, frustration, and feeling betrayed by your own body. Providing care right now is overwhelming for so many caregivers. The changes and losses most of us have experienced in the last two years have tested our capacity in unimaginable ways.
(616) 219-8814 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49544
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Kristi Paguio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CSOWM, CDCES
Verified
People with diabetes want a therapist with whom whom they can discuss any aspect of living with and managing their diabetes. An empathic communication style is important to help people feel they can talk freely about the mental and emotional side of life and diabetes.
(616) 557-7911 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Catherine Kaneti
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have been a fully licensed clinical psychologist for more than 20 years. My clinical focus is on helping adults (ages 22+) identify and build upon their own unique strengths, while also learning to manage personal weaknesses (which we all have), in order to develop more personally satisfying ways of living. I have a particular background in helping clients during life changes and transitions, which can be both an exciting and a stressful time for people. I strive to provide a respectful, compassionate, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment, and I aim to be supportive, yet honest and transparent, with all of my clients.
(616) 585-0766 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Kaylie Rae Feenstra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Do you find yourself struggling to maintain strong and fulfilling relationships? Do you want to emotionally strengthen yourself to be able to confront life stressors and obstacles? Let me help you by discovering your coping skills and personal strengths. If you are experiencing crippling depression, let’s create a plan to work through this pain. If your personal relationships seem to be suffering, we can use our time together to practice relationship building and intimacy skills. Your life goals will be prioritized so you can continue on your life journey to success.
(616) 201-0711 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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Thea Woodnorth
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Counseling is a personal and unique process for each person. I facilitate each client’s unique process, and walk alongside the client, shoring up their strengths and making use of our relationship to bring about positive change. The therapeutic process can be challenging at times, and I work with the client to fully experience the joys and sorrows that are part of life, striving to feel a wide range of emotions. I enjoy working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
(616) 208-2265 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
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Dawn Jenkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Parenting, job and relationship stressors can feel incredibly overwhelming. Feeling chronically drained and emotionally depleted is no way to live your best life. It takes a toll on your mental health and overall well-being. Improving your quality of life and ability to cope with every day stressors is worth every hour you spend in therapy. When you are uncertain about where to turn for guidance and a new perspective on how to cope with the multiple demands that life throws your way, we can work together to find joy, purpose and value that is within your reach. Specializing in teens, anxiety, depression, step-parenting and grief.
(616) 300-1298 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Jennifer Turner
Counselor, LLPC
Verified
I work with a diverse client population with struggles unique to each individual. Life unfortunately has no road map or single, final destination. Many find themselves searching for counseling when they feel lost, defeated, depressed, anxious, or hurting. I am here to offer a safe space to those looking to make change. I focus on helping you reach your goals by exploring behaviors and thought patterns. I focus heavily on helping you learn skills and tools to help reduce your stress and to empower you to be able to make change where it counts.
(616) 201-1329 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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Brenda Benjamin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Are you feeling like it's time to better understand what your unsettling feelings are trying to tell you? It could be that these have been present since you were young, or maybe it's an entirely new experience. In either case, I'm glad you found your way here. You deserve to enjoy your days and I will work with you to help you manage any fear or worry by getting to the heart of what is leading you to feel a lack of calm confidence. Maybe you already know the source but simply need to talk about it so that it doesn't have as much control over you. Either way, it's time for a new approach to dealing with this!
(616) 952-2525 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Chronic Illness Therapists
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