Depression Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

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Taylor Flannigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe everyone is capable of change and healing. The process can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for all to overcome their adversities. I’m here to support your individual needs/goals, draw on your personal strengths and help facilitate the stages of change. My approach to therapy is always person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma informed. Some of the mental health concerns I treat include anxiety, depression , mood disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideations, trauma, stress, grief/loss, and relationship difficulties.
(616) 303-4781
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Victoria Lemmen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My clinical specialty focuses on perinatal care as it relates to women's mental health, postpartum depression and anxiety, transition to parenthood, grief/loss, and fertility issues.
People are complex. My goal is to help you find space for your many different emotions in a safe and comfortable environment. I have worked with a variety of client populations over the last ten years with the majority of my professional career being focused on crisis counseling. I have experience working with those struggling with generalized anxiety, depression , and complex life transitions.
(616) 227-4793
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Courtney Bennett
Counselor, MAATC, LLC
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults with a variety of concerns, including trauma, anxiety, and depression .
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and compassionate space so that when they are ready, individuals can feel comfortable opening up about their emotions and experiences. In addition to talk therapy, I also offer art therapy as a way to engage the mind and body on a deeper level. I take a nonjudgmental stance and view therapy as a collaborative process. I believe you are the expert on your own life. Together, we will honor your differences, tap into your strengths, and work towards change that is meaningful and important to you.
(616) 727-7108
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Omar L Mangrum
Psychologist, MA, EdD
Verified
Verified
In the 30 plus years I have worked as a psychologist, the most frequent comment I hear from clients is that they appreciate my warmth, plainspoken feedback, and practical suggestions for change. I have worked effectively with people of all ages, orientation, and ethnicity over a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression , and health related problems. Treatment interventions I have used over the years include cognitive behavioral techniques, traditional counseling, biofeedback, hypnosis, and family therapy among others. I look forward to talking with you!
(616) 987-0981 x109
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Ken Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression , relationships, and trauma recovery.
I believe therapy is about relationships. It’s about discovering how we connect with others and with ourselves. Together we will explore what brings you the most meaning in life and how to connect deeper with those things that are most important to you.
(616) 253-8870
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Melissa J. Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My niche is trauma and grief; along with the depression and anxiety that often follows it.
I provide therapy to therapists and other adult professionals who feel a constant sense of letting themselves and others down. You’re not broken, it’s not a character flaw. You have your reasons for being. People respond to trauma, both past and current, in numerous ways: self-hatred, people-pleasing, sabotaging, avoiding, anger, shutting down, feeling detached.. to name a few. If any of this feels familiar, I can assume it’s been absolutely draining. Therapy provides insight into how to get out of the muck. You are the expert in your life, I want to be the one to collaboratively get you there.
(616) 286-7705
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Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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Lindsay Blair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I work with adults of all ages specializing in anxiety/ depression , grief, Chronic Medical Illness, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
It takes a tremendous amount of courage to share your story. It is my goal to meet you where you are at and to facilitate a safe space while you process challenges that arise in your journey. We will foster a partnership enabling us to sift through problems and tailor a specific plan toward both meaningful and manageable solutions. Let’s work to help you connect with your best self.
(616) 458-6870
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Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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Ellen M Sork
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
With over 5 years of experience in the field, my specialties include substance use, anxiety, stress, life transitions, depression , interpersonal/relationship issues, self-esteem, and addictive behavior.
Welcome and I am so glad that you are here. Investing in your mental health is an investment in yourself and your quality of life. Life can bring joy but can also bring challenges that can be too difficult to maneuver alone. And you don’t have to. Engaging in therapy can be the start of unlearning old habits, changing your thinking patterns, and learning to find joy again. Whether you are being weighed down by past experiences, struggling with a recent life change, or just looking for a space to process day to day life, I can help you identify the root causes of these concerns and address them in a healthy and effective manner.
(616) 512-0774
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Sharon Lacy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
This may include finding healthier ways to cope with life, exploring your thoughts and emotions, understanding your behaviors, building self-esteem, and decreasing symptoms of anxiety and depression .
Are you feeling overwhelmed in life and not sure how to feel back in control? Are you wanting to better connect with yourself and build positive relationships with those around you? Perhaps you have had an unexpected change happen in your life or you have found yourself in emotional pain. Let's work together to help you find relief and create the life you want to live. Whether you are familiar with therapy or this is your first time exploring the idea, you are welcome to join me in my virtual office to let the healing begin.
(616) 236-4103
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Grand Rapids, MI 49507
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Erin McKay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CMPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In my work experience I have provided clinical support to a wide variety of individuals working through a number of concerns such as ADHD, Grief and Loss, Depression , Anxiety, Severe Panic Attacks, Trauma, Relationship concerns, Self-harm, Domestic violence and adjusting to new life circumstances. I have also worked in large part at a providing clinical services to teens suffering from severe mental illness and helping them cope with difficult life circumstances and develop a positive and fulfilling outlook on the present.
(616) 202-5564
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Katie Halma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling in relationships? Feeling depressed or anxious? Having a therapist walk alongside you to be a neutral eye in identifying your recurrent thoughts and behaviors can be helpful.
Welcome. I'm glad you're here and would be happy to help. I believe that we all have the innate desire to be accepted, so I aim to provide a warm and caring environment where you will feel safe to be yourself. I weave validation, insight, empathy and humor in my sessions.
(269) 399-3060
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Life Support LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Miguel has had diverse and well-rounded experiences throughout his career including an working with at risk youth through a juvenile court setting, work within a juvenile detention center that housed adolescents struggling with mental illness. Miguel has been in the therapeutic field since 2004, having 15 years of experience in group and individual therapy assisting those in need of developing coping skills for various life stressors ( depression , anger, relationship issues, etc.). Miguel is also experienced in working with relationship difficulties including issues around pornogorphy.
(616) 244-2248
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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David Schroeder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CPC
Verified
Verified
Specialized therapies for: depression , anxiety, stress, trauma, grief/loss, self-esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, chronic pain, repressed emotions/repeated behavior patterns & men's issues.
As a therapist and life coach, my goal is to assist you in finding the wisdom and answers to your struggles. I offer therapies and approaches that can get to the core of your struggles, empowering you to transform your life from the inside-out. With support, I help you find those repeated patterns of thinking and behaviors that block your happiness and potential. My 25 years of experience offers the latest in psychotherapy and body, mind, spirit approaches; helping to resolve emotional blockages. If you are ready, I offer holistic approaches that create life changing results.
(616) 577-1052
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Emilee VanLinden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I love to work with children/adolescents and young adults that may be struggling with various issues ranging from anxiety/ depression , to dealing with childhood trauma. They may be seeking a way to live a more fulfilled life, gain new coping skills, seek out mindfulness techniques, or create a more healthy and sustainable family structure. My goal is to provide treatment to individuals and family systems who are looking to live a more fulfilled, and less stressed life.
(231) 272-4343
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Keturah Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LLMFT
Are you stressed and overwhelmed with work, school, daily tasks, or relationships? Have you been trying to overcome a past issue or loss? Has depression and anxiety been something you have struggled with?
(616) 347-6259
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Kim Bartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
It takes courage to go to a counselor for help. Whether you are struggling with an on-going issue, or just going through a rough time in life, whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression , stress, adjustment to a new situation, grief/loss, mood issues, or something else, working with a counselor will help. The good news is that because you are willing to reach out for a helping hand, you already have a good start on what it takes to achieve the change you are looking to make! You have awareness and willingness; 2 ingredients for success!
(616) 414-3053
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Sarah Rhein
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Everyone who takes the risk to try counseling needs to be listened to and their unique story heard. During counseling sessions you will feel valued, supported, and equipped to face the struggles of life. Together we'll figure out how you can move forward, if you feel stuck, and reach your goals. We'll use your strengths to overcome what may be holding you back, and holistic strategies for healing and growth. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression , trauma, relationship difficulty, or some other issue, we can work together to develop solutions. As a therapist I offer you a fresh perspective, some new skills, guidance, and hope.
(616) 201-1371
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Nikki King-Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are struggling with anxiety, feelings of depression , past or current childhood trauma, church hurt, feelings of rejection, relationship issues, or life just feels unbearable, please reach out.
Let us be the first to say to you, Amazing First Step! We know it's not easy trying to find the right person to partner with you on this healing journey. Are feeling overwhelmed with relationship, school, or family issues? Maybe you're burnt-out with work stress or raising a family on your own? Do you feel alone on your journey? We invite you into this safe space to take this journey together. Our therapy goal is for you to unlock the strengths that are already in you with empathy, guidance, and support. Our goal is to provide a safe space for you to be able to share freely, without judgement, being able to show up fully as you are.
(616) 208-5895
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Steven Shane Edelman
Counselor, LLPC, MAExAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am depth oriented, person centered, and art-based therapist. I deeply trust my clients, their wisdoms, and the potentiality of our relationships. In this work, we use and engage the symptoms and experiences of anxiety, depression , insecurity, etc. to move deeper into what often lies beneath these experiences: the enigma of living. Using compassion, acceptance, kindness, courage, and creativity this enigma becomes a dynamic partner in creating the life we want and need to live.
(231) 201-3538
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Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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Amy Depotty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help adults with anxiety, depression , grief, personality and adjustment disorders, relational conflict, and other life stressors.
There are many different reasons to seek therapy and whatever it is, I will create a safe place where you will feel heard and respected and supported. It is my goal to work together to help you better understand yourself, name and address obstacles, and help you work towards the life you want.
(616) 449-2687
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Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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Depression Therapists

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.