Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

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The Holistic Counseling Center
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, MLP
Verified
Do you or your child struggle with intense emotions that have led to frequent hospitalizations, self-harm, suicidality, low self-worth, and difficult relationships. You are not alone. We are here to help. As DBT , trauma-informed, integrative medicine practitioners, we have years of clinical experience working with at risk teens and adults in the psychiatric inpatient and outpatient settings. We also focus on the mind-body connection by addressing the root causes of mental health, including trauma, undelying medical conditions, stress, and lifestyle. We believe healing and change are always possible.
(616) 528-9967 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Alicia Wilder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University in 2012 and am equipped with training and experience in evidence based interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and EMDR.
I believe it is a privilege to work with individuals who are courageous enough to face the painful experiences and emotions that often hold us back from being our most authentic selves. It is my mission to provide you with the tools to safely explore your inner world. I will journey with you towards meaningful transformation and behavior change so you can awaken the best version of you that already lies within! I do this in a way that is kind and genuine, and I am truly passionate about the sacred work of assisting others in self growth.
(616) 431-4309 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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DeWanda L Gichemi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IPT-A, CTMH
Verified
With an expression of empathy and compassion, I believe that “a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” Helping individuals to lovingly heal in order to improve the quality of their lives is my humble contribution to the world. To promote change, I utilize various evidence-based treatment approaches which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Strength Based Perspective.
(616) 344-5477 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Sarah Rodriguez
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified
To provide this kind of therapy, I will incorporate mindfulness with elements of acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and interpersonal therapy.
I believe in taking a holistic approach to therapy in order to improve the overall well-being of my clients. I rely on empathy as a guiding principle, as it is a priority to see the perspective of my clients to facilitate successful change. A holistic approach addresses mental and social factors, as well as encouraging and supporting an active lifestyle. The goal is to provide a safe place for clients to explore, grow and enhance their overall well-being while creating an individualized therapeutic experience.
(616) 259-7207 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Melanie Fuentes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I have experience and training in DBT , Somatic therapies, CBT and grief and bereavement therapies.
I enjoy working with clients facing life stressors of anxiety, grief, PTSD, chronic medical illness, trauma, and depression. I believe therapy is walking along side a person on their journey, helping them process thoughts and choosing how to respond to life’s challenges. Working with clients to develop a relationship by actively listening, advocating, and assisting in change through therapeutic interventions and by providing a safe space for healing and growth.
(616) 208-4045 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Matthew Pettinga
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I utilized multiple approaches with an emphasis on person-centered, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy ( DBT ).
Counseling is a relationship building process and an opportunity for individuals to invest in their own wellbeing. I work collaboratively with clients to help them along their journey to wellness. I provide a calm and safe environment for individuals to examine and explore difficult and challenging life issues.
(616) 577-8039 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Mattlyn Edgecombe
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Do you or your child experience intense emotions that have led to self-harm, suicidality, low self-worth, and difficult relationships? As a DBT trained therapist, I have years of clinical experience working with at risk adolescents & adults inpatient and outpatient settings. It may feel impossible to move forward, when struggling with depression, anxiety, motivation, and lack of compassion to build a life worth living. In our work together, our goal is to provide you and/or your child with skills to help reframe and regulate emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to become more present and compassionate in your healing journey.
(616) 523-3557 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Cherie D Rucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E
Verified
I am DBT , CBT informed and have an endorsement in Infant Mental Health which focuses on trauma.
Individuals seek therapy for many issues. I have been afforded the opportunity to work alongside people that want help in managing Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem barriers and daily stress. Often times these issues are masked by deep rooted trauma, grief and abuse. Individuals need encouragement, support, feeling that they are heard and validation while on their journey to healing.
(616) 239-3147 x2 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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Anyssa Grendel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, LMSW
Verified
Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
As a group practice our clinicians are working together with clients to improve physical, emotional and mental health for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families focusing in areas of depression/anxiety, mood disorders, anger, marriage/relationships issues. Additional therapeutic focus in supporting mental health professionals above and beyond supervision and into the personal journey of their own mental health. This practice has a Golden Retriever named Kenzey for use of emotional support. ESA assessments are available for fee. Visit our website for more information on our practice and providers.
(616) 877-9050 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Monica M Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RD
Verified
I offer individual and couples therapy. My main treatment areas are repairing relationships, healing from trauma and helping individuals develop a healthy and sustainable relationship with food. I use multiple evidence based therapies including psychomotor, psychoeducation, DBT , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and EMDR. Clients leave every session with tools and strategies to reduce the symptoms that are affecting quality their quality of life in the present.
(616) 208-4987 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Life Support LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Miguel has experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
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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Nicholas J Comai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Grounded in honesty, empathy, creativity, and positivity, it is my intention to walk aside you throughout the adventure of discovering your own unique life worth living; utilizing DBT , CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, and Seeking Safety in sessions to help guide you through coping with life's challenges, moving forward, and achieving personal goals.
I began my journey into the helping profession by directly reaching out to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness in the streets, camps, and surrounding areas of Grand Traverse County as a member of a local Street Outreach team. I continued by earning both bachelor and master degrees in clinical social work from Ferris State University, while gathering diverse experience in a range of settings and roles in the Kent County area; including community living supports, family case management, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, crisis residential, home-based family therapy, outpatient individual therapy, and private practice.
(616) 427-1938 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Jenny Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Using Mindfulness and Acceptance-based strategies, as well as Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical -Behavioral tools, let's work together to understand and overcome the specific challenges you're facing, so that you may feel free, equipped and empowered to pursue your vision of a love-filled, happy life.
Since completing my master's degree and post-grad training at UM in 2009, I've worked in crisis intervention, inpatient and community-based settings. In these contexts, as well as in my own life, I've found that all of us complicated, unique humans share some basic common goals. In the words of the poet Hafiz, we all want "to love more, and be happy." I've also found that with some bravery, strength and wisdom, the difficulties we face today can serve as catalysts toward positive change and a more meaningful, fulfilling life.
(616) 379-9823 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Katherine DeVries Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
Prior to opening my own practice, I spent 10 years as the program manager of one of the largest Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ) programs in Michigan and worked primarily as a DBT Therapist for 17 years.
Life comes with many challenges and sometimes even great pain, yet I believe in the power of shared experience and application of research-based interventions to help you feel balanced, empowered, and capable of moving forward toward your goals. I focus on working with adults and adolescents experiencing self harm, suicide ideation, depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, stage of life changes, grief, stress, and anger management. In addition, I specialize in helping individuals and family systems affected by the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder.
(616) 404-3996 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Janice Twesten
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I use evidence based approaches such as CBT, DBT , EMDR and Emotion-Focused Therapy.
Do you struggle with an Addiction, Anxiety or Trauma? Are you finding yourself feeling disconnected or unhappy in your relationship? Or wanting to find emotional connection? Maybe your mind races often or is there a tightness in your chest, and you can't escape the negative self talk? You can achieve relief from anxiety. I work with Addiction and Trauma as well, and in my work with those struggling with Addiction, it is important to understand it is not a choice. It is a way to avoid and numb unwanted feelings or trauma. Remember, Trauma is what happened to you, it is not you. You can heal from trauma, and recovery is possible.
(616) 427-1827 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Eric Nykamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BFA
Verified
I am a trained DBT therapist, with decades of experience in inpatient and outpatient settings helping people learn more effective strategies for coping with powerful emotions, relationship difficulties as well as controlling self-harm urges.
Hello! I primarily work with people wrestling with mental-health challenges, depression/anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges or difficulties coping with cycles of self-harm. I specialize in working with people diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and people who want to incorporate creative expression in their therapy. I am a LGBTQIA+ welcoming counselor and formerly worked as a college professor and antiracism educator. Additionally, I have a deep Christian faith, and for those who desire a faith-based focus, I am able to provide Christian counseling. I do not provide substance abuse treatment.
(616) 253-8950 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Sarah A Jongsma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
When you meet me, you will see that I use a direct and honest approach, and I employ several treatment modalities—practical techniques—which include CBT, DBT , solution-focused, patient centered and mindfulness.
My name is Sarah Jongsma, and my passion is assisting people of all ages to empower themselves to create an environment with less stress and more joy. I enjoy working with clients of all ages who are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders and mood disorders. I have years of experience working with children and adolescents who are struggling with coping with stressors they face in today’s world. In addition, I work with couples who are struggling with infertility. From personal experience, I offer practical support for couples who are navigating that road.
(616) 828-4307 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Maryam Thomas Mindful Health Aac
Counselor, MA LLPC, CLC
Verified
I am EMDR trained and DBT certified.
Life is not always easy, but if you are willing to invest in yourself, your mental wellbeing, or even spiritual growth, the transformation you’ll see will be well worth the healthier you.
(616) 577-8754 
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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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Nika Lenee Fesler
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Some of the techniques that I have been trained in and find most helpful when working with individuals and families are Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ).
My goal is to offer you a space to come and explore what is going on in your world. I will spend time with you to develop goals and plans for moving forward and through whatever is making life hard to manage. I aim to make counseling a safe and positive environment to foster growth and sustainable coping skills with my clients. Providing culturally sensitive and compassionate counseling is an important part of my practice as well as a commitment to my own continued education and growth as a clinician. I currently have a full schedule and a waitlist for new clients
(616) 226-5749 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD. Its core assumption is that change and acceptance are intertwined. We typically think of our efforts to change things as emerging out of non-acceptance. We either decide to accept things as they are or we seek to change: through DBT it's not a case of change or acceptance, but resolving the conflicts to allow for self-acceptance and constructive change.

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