Women's Issues Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

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Counseling Center of West Michigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, QMRP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with individuals, children, and families with an emphasis on women's issues , anxiety & depression.
Hello and welcome! I have been in the helping profession for over 15 years and feel it is a privilege to walk along side those I work with. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University and currently teach as a professor of social work. I am a certified trainer in Youth Mental Health First Aid and Child Protection Law and am a strong advocate for the youth in our community.
(616) 439-2607
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Heather Miller-Edwardson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
At one time or another we all experience challenges in creating the lives we desire. I am passionate about working collaboratively with you to aid you in developing healthier relationships and learning effective strategies to overcome life's obstacles. I aid clients in addressing issues such as: trauma, anxiety, depression, identity development, sexual abuse, sexual assault, women's issues , and relationship concerns. By developing a greater understanding of ourselves and our relationships I believe that we can find greater meaning in our lives.
(269) 601-7703
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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The Holding Space Counseling and Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Immediate Openings! Being a parent is hard. We understand the unique challenges that parent's face as they adapt to new roles. We specialize in perinatal and women's issues , utilizing a Holistic/Integrative approach to counseling. We provide empathetic care for clients, based on their individual needs. You will feel safe in an environment that will foster exploration and growth. Helping others to live a happy and healthy life is our true passion.
(906) 368-4549
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Kathleen Marie Weller
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
The majority of my practice is working with women and " women's issues ." Many women seek guidance and counsel as they deal with the stages and changes in their lives. Childbirth through menopause, there are challenges that can provoke thought, action or concerns. Trauma from childhood sexual abuse can cause depression and anxiety. I have worked with many women concerning these issues and with couples struggling with latent affects of abuse. I also work with couple marital issues, parenting issues and teens 12 years and older.
(616) 384-4198
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Lindsey W. Sherd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Therapeutic Assessment and have additional ally training in LGBTQA+ and women's issues .
I offer psychological testing and therapy. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy and value my client's life experiences and the knowledge that they bring into the therapeutic relationship. I tend to work interpersonally and view the therapeutic relationship as a tool for gaining insight into personal struggles, as well as a venue to practice new behaviors and boundaries. I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds and life experiences and while I am trained as a generalist, I have particular interests in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, body image, gender identity and socialization.
(616) 557-6539
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Amanda Worst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have additional expertise and interest in women's issues and young adult concerns.
Sometimes life brings challenges that leave us standing in need of additional support. You may find yourself surviving anxiety, hurt in relationship, grieved by loss, or trying to find footing in a life transition. You may desire a safe space to lament, to ask questions, to learn you are not alone, and to build upon your strengths. I will partner with you, as you work to understand and address the challenges before you.
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Audrey L Hilliker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am outgoing, and enjoy travel, nature, animals, and connection. I use my personal experiences with divorce, blended families, women's issues , grief/loss, relationship issues, and more. This allows me to join with clients in working through their issues and experiences, while providing skills and tools to overcome them. When working with a client, I believe the most important thing is connection. Having the opportunity to give clients a voice and space to talk freely about issues, fears, beliefs, and anything in between is an honor. In connecting to my client's experience I can show them what it means to truly be known.
(616) 426-6829
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Tamara Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have a particular interest in women's issues as well as female empowerment, adapting to times of transition, healing past abuse, and personal resilience following grief, guilt or shame.
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
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Margaret M Lebo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-MI, LCSW-NY
Verified
Verified
I believe it is a difficult decision to reach out for support from another person. In so doing, therapy not only needs to be a gentle guidance towards a happier lifestyle, but it also needs to incorporate challenges. In working with individuals, couples and families, I enjoy creating a balance of both of these concepts. Shifting our perceptions and changing our behaviors is not a simple process for anyone. I work with parents, teenagers and even our littlest people during stressful life situations including depression, anxiety, anger management, marital issues, women's issues , and processing traumatic events.
(616) 965-7988
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Jenny London
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Verified
Another speciality area is midlife and women's issues , including understanding menopause and the various nuances that can accompany this time in life.
Working together in a collaborative, non-judgmental and client centered manner helps create change and growth. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, self worth/self esteem problems, addiction, or have difficulty managing your relationships, I can work with you to identify healthy ways in which to cope and better manage your emotions. Together we can also identify ways to help you with making healthy lifestyle changes both emotionally and physically. I encourage a holistic (mind, body, spirit approach to treatment. As you become more aware of your strengths you become more confident in yourself and your abilities.
(616) 522-5569
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Julia Anne Denig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience working with client's on depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, LGB populations, trauma and women's issues . My professional background includes serving as an Executive Director, a medical social worker and a mental health therapist. I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University. I am a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Master's Degree in Social Work.
(517) 714-0270
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Grand Rapids, MI 49507
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Elsa Loukia Lockman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Other specialties, include: Life transitions; Relationship Problems; Coping with Medical Illness; Women's Issues & Self-Esteem; Mood disorders & Anxiety.
I believe in the power of the therapist-patient relationship, and providing a safe, confidential environment, free of judgment, and built on respect. My practice rests on a foundation that all people have unique gifts and challenges; we are all worthy of peace and fulfillment. I have advanced training and certification in treating Perinatal Mood disorders, which includes: Postpartum depression/anxiety/OCD; Infant loss and miscarriage; Infertility issues. Other specific training and experience includes: Grief & Loss, Eating Disorders, and Body Image Issues.
(616) 520-4142
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Stephanie Stoneman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) in the state of Michigan, with over 15 years of experience providing therapy in multi-faceted ways. I have worked as a medical social worker, providing therapy for those suffering from a variety of hardships. I have worked as an addictions counselor for those with substance dependence and their families. I specialize in working with other professionals who struggle with mood or substance abuse issues. I have experience treating depression, anxiety/panic, women's issues , relationship issues, career issues, and those with both physical and mental health issues.
(616) 300-2911
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Ashley Demeniuk
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CBIS
Verified
Verified
My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, communication issues, women's issues , PTSD, adjustment difficulties, among others.
I have had the pleasure of assisting clients with working towards their goals since 2012. Along with years of experience, I have a passion for helping people reach their potential by overcoming hurdles and fostering a sense of self-love. When you walk into my office or sign on for a teletherapy appointment, you can be confident that you are entering a supportive environment that is always judgement-free. Whether you're struggling, just need of a little tune-up, or could use a supportive and experienced ear, I'm here to help.
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Amanda Rewa
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In the human experience, few emotions are more debilitating than shame. Maybe it’s the voice in your head beating you down at every turn. Maybe you find yourself stuck in past mistakes, or overwhelmed by everything that could go wrong in the future. Maybe experience has taught you to find yourself less-than in worth, relationship, and ability. When dealing with this kind of pain, vulnerability becomes unbelievably challenging, but incredibly healing.
(616) 208-5148
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Ashley Sjoerdsma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Immediate openings for daytime and Saturday appointments. I am passionate about caring for women, particularly during the pregnancy and postpartum periods. It's a season filled with change and a multitude of emotions. For many women, it isn't quite as they expected. Whether you are experiencing infertility, loss, birth related trauma, are struggling with a current pregnancy, are needing care to prevent or treat pregnancy/postpartum mental health concerns, or are just looking for a space to process feelings related to motherhood, my desire is to provide the support you need to thrive during this incredible and complex season.
(616) 504-6722
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Loanna Abreu
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
Verified
My name is Loanna Abreu and I am passionate about helping others. I have experience working with a diverse population of individuals who have found themselves struggling in some capacity. It is sometimes hard to open up and discuss your innermost thoughts and feelings. However, once the rapport is established, you'll likely begin to feel more comfortable.
(616) 253-6588 x126
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Elizabeth Vallier-Booth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I know life is messy and complex. Our paths are filled with challenging experiences, unexpected thoughts, and raw emotions. You may find you have parts of yourself feeling disconnected, unrecognizable, or not meeting expectations you have held. You may be noticing shifts in your identity, your relationships, or the roles you play. I am here to walk alongside you as you begin this journey of discovery and healing.
(616) 344-6185
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Carly C. Brooks-Harmon
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Sometimes life can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to manage the stress and trials that come. Our experiences can leave us feeling overwhelmed, alone, or unsure where to turn. When we feel stuck or scared, we can act in ways we question, lose track of what we value, or begin to feel unworthy of those around us. This can impact the way we interact with others and show up in our day to day lives. Through the counseling relationship you can learn to explore more about yourself, process your experiences and emotions, begin to heal, and take charge of the life you want to live.
(616) 253-8995
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Ellen Fix
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work to establish rapport with all clients as they can enter a therapeutic relationship that has caring, compassion, and competence as its foundation. Change is difficult and for those who seek help, and should be able to obtain treatment in a healthy atmosphere. My therapy modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neurofeedback, (Brain regulation with the use of computer software), Motivational Interviewing, and Individual and Group Therapy.
(616) 920-8066 x122
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Women's Issues Therapists

How do you encourage a woman to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express concern and love for the person while framing therapy as a tool for improving their life. Offering specific examples of how an individual may be suffering, and what effects it has on them, should be done with compassion and with empathy. It may be useful to devise a game plan—breaking the process down into parts, such as finding a therapist, making appointments, and looking into insurance coverage.

How can women prepare for therapy?

Women can prepare for therapy by being willing to talk about their past experiences and their private thoughts. Before a session, an individual may want to reflect on how they’ve felt since the last session and what’s happened in their lives. Between sessions, it can be useful to write down notes about their reaction to a given event or how they felt at a particular time.

How long does therapy for women’s issues often last?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual and the challenges they face. Therapy types like Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Prolonged exposure therapy (PET), and Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. In some cases, such as for women with eating disorders, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

How can women overcome stigma around specific challenges in order to seek therapy?

Women dealing with domestic abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, and any other number of troubles may feel a stigma around seeking help. It’s important to remember that these issues are not uncommon and there is no shame in getting help for them. Therapy is confidential, and women can talk about their experiences without fear of judgment. Seeking therapy can be a courageous and liberating act, and an important step toward healing and recovery.