Therapists in Kent County, MI

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Photo of Hillary Wright, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kent County, MI
Hillary Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Waitlist for new clients
When thinking about the clients I most enjoy working with I imagine the people who are willing to put in the work, even when it can be challenging. They want to know more about themselves, their experience and how to be the best version of themselves. Willing to explore how their experiences and relationships have shaped them over the years as well as how to heal from some of them as well. It can be difficult at times to determine exact goals prior to coming into therapy so we can figure those out together.
When thinking about the clients I most enjoy working with I imagine the people who are willing to put in the work, even when it can be challenging. They want to know more about themselves, their experience and how to be the best version of themselves. Willing to explore how their experiences and relationships have shaped them over the years as well as how to heal from some of them as well. It can be difficult at times to determine exact goals prior to coming into therapy so we can figure those out together.
(616) 227-3026 View (616) 227-3026
Photo of Meghan Elizabeth Cupka, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kent County, MI
Meghan Elizabeth Cupka
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
I have been in practice for 15 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I completed my undergraduate degree at Aquinas College in Psychology and then completed my Master's Degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. I believe that every person has strengths that can help them over come life's challenges. I believe that my role is to walk with clients as they navigate through difficult situations and emotions. When your ready, I'm here!
I have been in practice for 15 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I completed my undergraduate degree at Aquinas College in Psychology and then completed my Master's Degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. I believe that every person has strengths that can help them over come life's challenges. I believe that my role is to walk with clients as they navigate through difficult situations and emotions. When your ready, I'm here!
(616) 404-3248 View (616) 404-3248
Photo of Alex T Thompson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kent County, MI
Alex T Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Welcome to JumpStart 2 Recovery, where we support all mental health clients, including those with Substance Use Disorder. We understand the struggle of not being understood and the weight of unexpressed needs. Our goal is to help you feel confident in your skin and reach your potential. With our expertise in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder treatment, we'll be your ally throughout your journey to a better life. For more info, visit www.jumpstart2recovery.com
Welcome to JumpStart 2 Recovery, where we support all mental health clients, including those with Substance Use Disorder. We understand the struggle of not being understood and the weight of unexpressed needs. Our goal is to help you feel confident in your skin and reach your potential. With our expertise in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder treatment, we'll be your ally throughout your journey to a better life. For more info, visit www.jumpstart2recovery.com
(616) 205-9893 View (616) 205-9893
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Iesha Marie Johnson-White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546  (Online Only)
I'm a Therapist at Space for Change Therapeutic Services. I specialize and have a love for serving teens and young adults. I help teens learn coping strategies to manage anxiety, depression, and anger. I believe that creating a safe space to nurture self love, provides the opportunity for teens and young adults to successfully achieve their goals. I am intentional about cultivating a space that my clients can present their authentic selves as they address life challenges.
I'm a Therapist at Space for Change Therapeutic Services. I specialize and have a love for serving teens and young adults. I help teens learn coping strategies to manage anxiety, depression, and anger. I believe that creating a safe space to nurture self love, provides the opportunity for teens and young adults to successfully achieve their goals. I am intentional about cultivating a space that my clients can present their authentic selves as they address life challenges.
(616) 741-2839 View (616) 741-2839
Photo of Teresa R. Miller, Counselor in Kent County, MI
Teresa R. Miller
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
My passion is helping others find ways to navigate all that this ever-changing, fast-paced world can throw at us. For over 15 years I have worked with adults, adolescents, and their families. If you are suffering because life has given you obstacles you don't feel you can overcome, I can help.
My passion is helping others find ways to navigate all that this ever-changing, fast-paced world can throw at us. For over 15 years I have worked with adults, adolescents, and their families. If you are suffering because life has given you obstacles you don't feel you can overcome, I can help.
(989) 244-1723 View (989) 244-1723
Photo of Julia Williams, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kent County, MI
Julia Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CGCS, CCTP, C-DBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
You want to be loved again? You want to have conversations without arguing all of the time. There’s no such thing as normal these days. It's rough. Every. Day. Nothing is getting resolved and you’re both walking on eggshells. Where did the fun, the laughter, the romance go? It seems like you just don't understand each other anymore. You're tired of living with a roommate. When we work together expect it to be direct. We'll find effective and practical solutions for your relationship hurts and struggles. I keep it real and relevant. You want your relationship to be better? So do I. Let's work together to make it happen.
You want to be loved again? You want to have conversations without arguing all of the time. There’s no such thing as normal these days. It's rough. Every. Day. Nothing is getting resolved and you’re both walking on eggshells. Where did the fun, the laughter, the romance go? It seems like you just don't understand each other anymore. You're tired of living with a roommate. When we work together expect it to be direct. We'll find effective and practical solutions for your relationship hurts and struggles. I keep it real and relevant. You want your relationship to be better? So do I. Let's work together to make it happen.
(616) 691-9875 View (616) 691-9875
Photo of Kirsten Rahn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kent County, MI
Kirsten Rahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
People are the expert on their own lives. As we work together to identify concerns and set goals, our work may include discussing behaviors, emotions, or thought patterns which do not serve the end goal and learning skills to manage or change them. I have experience and training to provide clinical support while someone navigates the changes they would like to see in their life. Wherever the person is in their need, that is where we will start.
People are the expert on their own lives. As we work together to identify concerns and set goals, our work may include discussing behaviors, emotions, or thought patterns which do not serve the end goal and learning skills to manage or change them. I have experience and training to provide clinical support while someone navigates the changes they would like to see in their life. Wherever the person is in their need, that is where we will start.
(218) 328-8459 View (218) 328-8459
Photo of Taylor Paige Villano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kent County, MI
Taylor Paige Villano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Welcome, I am a Mental Health Professional with about 5 years of experience in the field. I have a true passion working with children, teens, and young adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, and low self-esteem. Creating goals for my clients to overcome their struggles and having the privilege to join them throughout their journey of healing, growing, and recovering is what I love most about the work I do!
Accepting New Clients! Welcome, I am a Mental Health Professional with about 5 years of experience in the field. I have a true passion working with children, teens, and young adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, and low self-esteem. Creating goals for my clients to overcome their struggles and having the privilege to join them throughout their journey of healing, growing, and recovering is what I love most about the work I do!
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Photo of Shannon Langlois-Kondracki, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kent County, MI
Shannon Langlois-Kondracki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.- Maya Angelou. This quote speaks to the core of my practice. I want you to feel heard, seen, and understood. I hope to have you leave each session feeling a little better than when you arrived.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.- Maya Angelou. This quote speaks to the core of my practice. I want you to feel heard, seen, and understood. I hope to have you leave each session feeling a little better than when you arrived.
(616) 208-2928 View (616) 208-2928
Photo of Sally Verstraete, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kent County, MI
Sally Verstraete
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
My approach is person-centered, gentle, calming, and trauma-informed. I understand how challenging it can be to trust someone new, so I do my best to earn your trust by being non-judgmental, consistent, reliable, and prioritizing what you want to get out of therapy. Once that trust is earned, I enjoy the privilege of joining you in exploring your values, identity, habits that work and ones that don’t, skills to manage stressful situations, and responses that help you live a more manageable and enjoyable life. Clients say I am calming, honest, respectful, supportive, and encouraging.
My approach is person-centered, gentle, calming, and trauma-informed. I understand how challenging it can be to trust someone new, so I do my best to earn your trust by being non-judgmental, consistent, reliable, and prioritizing what you want to get out of therapy. Once that trust is earned, I enjoy the privilege of joining you in exploring your values, identity, habits that work and ones that don’t, skills to manage stressful situations, and responses that help you live a more manageable and enjoyable life. Clients say I am calming, honest, respectful, supportive, and encouraging.
(616) 201-0641 View (616) 201-0641
Photo of Jason C. Clauser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kent County, MI
Jason C. Clauser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Please come and see me at Life Support, LLC. This is a group practice that has many therapist to choose from and information is being updated for opening 9/3/19 website is https://lifesupportllc.info/. This is a safe professional place that everyone can come to for counseling and to get through all the struggles that life throws at us. I am a Licensed Social worker with 15 years of experience working with individuals and families, child welfare, corrections, behavioral health and medical social work to benefit you.
Please come and see me at Life Support, LLC. This is a group practice that has many therapist to choose from and information is being updated for opening 9/3/19 website is https://lifesupportllc.info/. This is a safe professional place that everyone can come to for counseling and to get through all the struggles that life throws at us. I am a Licensed Social worker with 15 years of experience working with individuals and families, child welfare, corrections, behavioral health and medical social work to benefit you.
(616) 439-6240 View (616) 439-6240
Photo of Jolie Thomson Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kent County, MI
Jolie Thomson Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Not accepting new clients
Practicing therapy since 2002, with children, adolescents, families and adults, I have been able to consistently use clinical experience to find flexible solutions even when others have burned out. With honest and direct feedback, I provide a safe and compassionate environment for clients to grow and make positive changes. I will be forthright about difficult decisions and work tirelessly to find the best, if not easiest, solutions. My consistent concern for the client, rich clinical background, high ethical standards, and willingness to tackle difficult tasks have allowed me to improve clients' emotional and behavioral stability.
Practicing therapy since 2002, with children, adolescents, families and adults, I have been able to consistently use clinical experience to find flexible solutions even when others have burned out. With honest and direct feedback, I provide a safe and compassionate environment for clients to grow and make positive changes. I will be forthright about difficult decisions and work tirelessly to find the best, if not easiest, solutions. My consistent concern for the client, rich clinical background, high ethical standards, and willingness to tackle difficult tasks have allowed me to improve clients' emotional and behavioral stability.
(616) 244-2218 View (616) 244-2218
Photo of Emily Nikodemski, Counselor in Kent County, MI
Emily Nikodemski
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Hello all, I’m Emily. Trying to heal while dealing with the challenges that life entails can be difficult and enraging. I am here to tell you that you do not have to do it alone. I offer non-judgmental and inclusive therapy by providing a safe and comfortable space to explore your emotions and start the healing process. I obtained my B.A. in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College in 2020 and my M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Aquinas College in 2023.
Hello all, I’m Emily. Trying to heal while dealing with the challenges that life entails can be difficult and enraging. I am here to tell you that you do not have to do it alone. I offer non-judgmental and inclusive therapy by providing a safe and comfortable space to explore your emotions and start the healing process. I obtained my B.A. in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College in 2020 and my M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Aquinas College in 2023.
(616) 441-4058 View (616) 441-4058
Photo of Kathryn L Barcelona, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kent County, MI
Kathryn L Barcelona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Waitlist for new clients
Asking for help can be hard. Working through basic life issues can be hard too. But working through them with someone you trust can shed a little hope on life’s more difficult days. The amount of people seeking mental health services has been steadily increasing as the stigma surrounding asking for help slowly fades away. There is no shame in asking for help; it could change your life for the better.
Asking for help can be hard. Working through basic life issues can be hard too. But working through them with someone you trust can shed a little hope on life’s more difficult days. The amount of people seeking mental health services has been steadily increasing as the stigma surrounding asking for help slowly fades away. There is no shame in asking for help; it could change your life for the better.
(616) 209-0310 View (616) 209-0310
Photo of Nicolette McGahey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kent County, MI
Nicolette McGahey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I’m Nicolette! I am an indigenous therapist, a member of the queer community, and a person in long-term recovery from alcohol and substance use.
Hi, I’m Nicolette! I am an indigenous therapist, a member of the queer community, and a person in long-term recovery from alcohol and substance use.
(248) 289-9546 View (248) 289-9546
Photo of Emily Warning, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kent County, MI
Emily Warning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Emily is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a focus on treating trauma across the life span. She specializes in utilizing a holistic approach to address issues that arise from unresolved trauma, stress and anxiety, life transitions, and mood disorders. Emily believes by addressing dysfunctional patterns of the mind and body that stem from the past, we can live fuller and more balanced lives in the present and future. Emily aims to bring her whole self to the therapeutic process and hopes for her clients to do the same.
Emily is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a focus on treating trauma across the life span. She specializes in utilizing a holistic approach to address issues that arise from unresolved trauma, stress and anxiety, life transitions, and mood disorders. Emily believes by addressing dysfunctional patterns of the mind and body that stem from the past, we can live fuller and more balanced lives in the present and future. Emily aims to bring her whole self to the therapeutic process and hopes for her clients to do the same.
(616) 374-2096 View (616) 374-2096
Photo of Heather Dannison, Psychologist in Kent County, MI
Heather Dannison
Psychologist, PhD, LPC, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546  (Online Only)
Join me and jump in! My job is to guide and support you as you build a life worth living. I work with motivated individuals, couples, and families to go after their dreams, make life's difficult decisions, and move forward. I work with clients holistically and collaboratively. I believe that the core of therapy should be the relationship that we form during our work together. I will work hard to know and understand you. Using evidence-based techniques and therapies, I hope to help you make a difference in your life.
Join me and jump in! My job is to guide and support you as you build a life worth living. I work with motivated individuals, couples, and families to go after their dreams, make life's difficult decisions, and move forward. I work with clients holistically and collaboratively. I believe that the core of therapy should be the relationship that we form during our work together. I will work hard to know and understand you. Using evidence-based techniques and therapies, I hope to help you make a difference in your life.
(269) 743-3277 View (269) 743-3277
Photo of Jenny Schaafsma, Psychologist in Kent County, MI
Jenny Schaafsma
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Where do you begin? How do you choose a counselor? Seeking help and counseling is a courageous act. I’m glad you’re here! Compassionately and collaboratively, I can help you reduce worry, deepen relationships, foster acceptance, improve mood, adapt to change, navigate interpersonal concerns, etc. I’m here to help you hold a “flashlight” to your life: highlight aspects that may be too hard to look at on your own, gain clarity in an area where you’ve shined the light on for quite some time but can’t quite make sense of it yet, and illuminate skills, resources and values that have been muddled for you.
Where do you begin? How do you choose a counselor? Seeking help and counseling is a courageous act. I’m glad you’re here! Compassionately and collaboratively, I can help you reduce worry, deepen relationships, foster acceptance, improve mood, adapt to change, navigate interpersonal concerns, etc. I’m here to help you hold a “flashlight” to your life: highlight aspects that may be too hard to look at on your own, gain clarity in an area where you’ve shined the light on for quite some time but can’t quite make sense of it yet, and illuminate skills, resources and values that have been muddled for you.
(616) 208-4844 View (616) 208-4844
Photo of Ellen M Sork, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kent County, MI
Ellen M Sork
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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.
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 View (616) 512-0774
Photo of Benjamin A Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kent County, MI
Benjamin A Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, LLPC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Waitlist for new clients
My role as a therapist is to help you recognize your needs and wants, and to offer you support during the process of healing and growth. My therapeutic philosophy is a strength-based approach that is based on my belief that you are the expert of your life. We will work together to discover the best way for you to find answers to your problems.
My role as a therapist is to help you recognize your needs and wants, and to offer you support during the process of healing and growth. My therapeutic philosophy is a strength-based approach that is based on my belief that you are the expert of your life. We will work together to discover the best way for you to find answers to your problems.
(616) 201-3585 View (616) 201-3585

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kent County, MI

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Kent County, MI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
71% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Priority Health
63% Aetna

How Therapists in Kent County, MI see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kent County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.