Randy Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
I have extensive experience working with adolescents and their families. The relationship between therapist and client is paramount, and I work to join with clients so that the hard work can be done. Growth is not easy and trust and respect are necessary to accomplish important change. In my career I have found that clients are trying to be successful and just need some help to get back on track. I am committed to providing that help in a safe and supportive environment.
(616) 920-6742
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I have extensive experience working with adolescents and their families. The relationship between therapist and client is paramount, and I work to join with clients so that the hard work can be done. Growth is not easy and trust and respect are necessary to accomplish important change. In my career I have found that clients are trying to be successful and just need some help to get back on track. I am committed to providing that help in a safe and supportive environment.
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Douglas A Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
I believe we all desire to live freely, love fully, be our real, true selves, and become our best selves. I want that for myself, and I want that you. But this earth we inhabit is a broken place, and life is messy and complicated. Relationships can be tricky too. Understanding and managing our own emotions, while trying to live with, and care for others and their stuff, often seems like an impossible endeavor. We all struggle with something or someone sometime, and there is no good reason to face yours alone. Life cannot be done on our own - it is too complex. We need others, others need us, and we all need GOD.
(616) 312-2145
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I believe we all desire to live freely, love fully, be our real, true selves, and become our best selves. I want that for myself, and I want that you. But this earth we inhabit is a broken place, and life is messy and complicated. Relationships can be tricky too. Understanding and managing our own emotions, while trying to live with, and care for others and their stuff, often seems like an impossible endeavor. We all struggle with something or someone sometime, and there is no good reason to face yours alone. Life cannot be done on our own - it is too complex. We need others, others need us, and we all need GOD.
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Phil Nienhuis
Counselor, LMSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples and families to alleviate misery and increase wellbeing. MISERY - Depression. Anxiety. Family conflict. Feeling hopeless and helpless, day after day. WELLBEING - Affirmation of one’s value and worth, talents and strengths. Embracing hope. Good health. Fulfilling relationships. Everyone experiences disappointment and pain. You, though, are able to live a full and meaningful life. Embrace hope, be persistent. You will experience joy and meaning in life: “Life’s good and I’m blessed.” These are my focus and my goals for you as your counselor.
(616) 319-2106 x513
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Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples and families to alleviate misery and increase wellbeing. MISERY - Depression. Anxiety. Family conflict. Feeling hopeless and helpless, day after day. WELLBEING - Affirmation of one’s value and worth, talents and strengths. Embracing hope. Good health. Fulfilling relationships. Everyone experiences disappointment and pain. You, though, are able to live a full and meaningful life. Embrace hope, be persistent. You will experience joy and meaning in life: “Life’s good and I’m blessed.” These are my focus and my goals for you as your counselor.
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Michael Walton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LLPC Verified
I have personally walked with individuals through many different relational issues, struggles and trauma. I specialize in the areas of sexual and gender identity, intimacy and pornography addiction, couples, premarital and marriage counseling, as well as counseling services for ministers My other specialities include: therapy for depression and anxiety, career-related issues, conflict resolution, grief counseling, stress management, work-life balance issues, trauma and crisis, spiritual issues and concerns, communication issues, assertiveness, men's issues/pornography. I am also a licensed as a Prepare/Enrich premarital and marriage counselor.
(616) 298-3386
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I have personally walked with individuals through many different relational issues, struggles and trauma. I specialize in the areas of sexual and gender identity, intimacy and pornography addiction, couples, premarital and marriage counseling, as well as counseling services for ministers My other specialities include: therapy for depression and anxiety, career-related issues, conflict resolution, grief counseling, stress management, work-life balance issues, trauma and crisis, spiritual issues and concerns, communication issues, assertiveness, men's issues/pornography. I am also a licensed as a Prepare/Enrich premarital and marriage counselor.
Jordan Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
If you're feeling stuck, there’s hope. There's a new way to a new you. The power of conversation can heal and change a person or relationship. Jordan provides an inclusive, nonjudgmental and productive space to process through your story. He will listen and give thoughtful feedback to help you achieve meaningful and lasting change.
(616) 344-5620
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Offers online therapy
If you're feeling stuck, there’s hope. There's a new way to a new you. The power of conversation can heal and change a person or relationship. Jordan provides an inclusive, nonjudgmental and productive space to process through your story. He will listen and give thoughtful feedback to help you achieve meaningful and lasting change.
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Gabriel Kangas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCS Verified
Offers online therapy
My personal theoretical foundation is not limited to one approach. I believe it is necessary for counselors to be adaptive. Every client is different and our responses and approaches should be equally diverse. One person may need a cognitive behavioral approach whereas another would be more responsive to brief counseling. This eclectic approach will be applied to all clients. Techniques will vary between clients to best meet the individual client's needs.
(616) 205-9786
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Offers online therapy
My personal theoretical foundation is not limited to one approach. I believe it is necessary for counselors to be adaptive. Every client is different and our responses and approaches should be equally diverse. One person may need a cognitive behavioral approach whereas another would be more responsive to brief counseling. This eclectic approach will be applied to all clients. Techniques will vary between clients to best meet the individual client's needs.
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Meri R Hopkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC Verified
Offers online therapy
Knowing no single approach is right for every individual, I am guided by a strengths-based philosophy allowing me to provide a safe non-judgmental environment to utilize a variety of modalities to meet the unique needs of each client. Spending my professional career specializing in women I have an expertise in intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, substance use, in addition to a variety of techniques to assist in healing.
(231) 227-8127
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Offers online therapy
Knowing no single approach is right for every individual, I am guided by a strengths-based philosophy allowing me to provide a safe non-judgmental environment to utilize a variety of modalities to meet the unique needs of each client. Spending my professional career specializing in women I have an expertise in intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, substance use, in addition to a variety of techniques to assist in healing.
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Ryan A Duckworth
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Offers online therapy
I realize most people will experience some kind of distress at some point in their lives, and I want to be a calm and supportive figure that you can count on to offer practical help on your journey. Most people would describe my style of therapy as genuine, compassionate, and goal-oriented. I specialize in working with couples and individuals with PTSD, especially veterans. I am trained in some of the most cutting edge treatments that work! I want to walk with you on your journey towards better health!
(616) 426-6505
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Offers online therapy
I realize most people will experience some kind of distress at some point in their lives, and I want to be a calm and supportive figure that you can count on to offer practical help on your journey. Most people would describe my style of therapy as genuine, compassionate, and goal-oriented. I specialize in working with couples and individuals with PTSD, especially veterans. I am trained in some of the most cutting edge treatments that work! I want to walk with you on your journey towards better health!
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Betsy Pyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I have enjoyed engaging children, adolescents, adults and families in the therapeutic process for the past 10 years. My clinical experience has been practicing within the non-profit sector. I am passionate about engaging with people and working through their identified concerns. I welcome working with people who are experiencing personal or interpersonal issues. I can meet you where you are and together we can make a treatment plan to helps you meet your goals. I am passionate about helping people overcome past trauma. As well as developing healthy strategies to get through particular life phases.
(616) 201-4996
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Offers online therapy
I have enjoyed engaging children, adolescents, adults and families in the therapeutic process for the past 10 years. My clinical experience has been practicing within the non-profit sector. I am passionate about engaging with people and working through their identified concerns. I welcome working with people who are experiencing personal or interpersonal issues. I can meet you where you are and together we can make a treatment plan to helps you meet your goals. I am passionate about helping people overcome past trauma. As well as developing healthy strategies to get through particular life phases.
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Lisa Benavides
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC Verified
Offers online therapy
For the past 20 years I have been involved in the mental health system, and have had the privilege of helping individuals & families achieve their goals and overcome a variety of challenges (i.e. depression, anxiety, mood disorders, new transitions, relational & substance abuse struggles). While speaking both English & Spanish languages, my hope is that each individual that I encounter will gain a better understanding of themselves, and also learn valuable skills to move forward towards a more fulfilling and flourishing life---to be able to find 'Peace of Mind'--within themselves and within their surroundings.
(616) 205-9759
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Offers online therapy
For the past 20 years I have been involved in the mental health system, and have had the privilege of helping individuals & families achieve their goals and overcome a variety of challenges (i.e. depression, anxiety, mood disorders, new transitions, relational & substance abuse struggles). While speaking both English & Spanish languages, my hope is that each individual that I encounter will gain a better understanding of themselves, and also learn valuable skills to move forward towards a more fulfilling and flourishing life---to be able to find 'Peace of Mind'--within themselves and within their surroundings.
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Bethany A. S. Cramer
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Offers online therapy
Healing begins with the opportunity to give voice to one's inner thoughts and concerns in a safe and non-judgmental environment. This is the foundation for my approach to therapy as a licensed professional counselor. By giving my clients time, space, and gentle guidance to work through their concerns and struggles, I strive to bring to the relationship a deeper understanding of your sense of self and your hopes for change or growth in your future.
(616) 209-4150
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Offers online therapy
Healing begins with the opportunity to give voice to one's inner thoughts and concerns in a safe and non-judgmental environment. This is the foundation for my approach to therapy as a licensed professional counselor. By giving my clients time, space, and gentle guidance to work through their concerns and struggles, I strive to bring to the relationship a deeper understanding of your sense of self and your hopes for change or growth in your future.
Laura Swain
Counselor, LPC, CAADC Verified
Offers online therapy
We all feel lost and overwhelmed at times, but you do not need to go through it alone. With a focus on inclusivity and acceptance, I specialize in teens through adults who are struggling with establishing positive mental health and wellbeing. With advanced training in substance use/addiction and complex trauma, my goal is to support you in making a positive change that will last a lifetime. I work with a wide variety of issues and concerns including: anxiety, depression, emotional and behavioral instability, life transitions, and negative life events.
(616) 208-4884
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Offers online therapy
We all feel lost and overwhelmed at times, but you do not need to go through it alone. With a focus on inclusivity and acceptance, I specialize in teens through adults who are struggling with establishing positive mental health and wellbeing. With advanced training in substance use/addiction and complex trauma, my goal is to support you in making a positive change that will last a lifetime. I work with a wide variety of issues and concerns including: anxiety, depression, emotional and behavioral instability, life transitions, and negative life events.
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Susan Van Wyngarden
Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
I love working with a client earnestly seeking life change. We pursue self reflection and cognitive restructuring.while probing the roots of a client's faith. I have also found that my life experience, which includes a 32-year marriage and the raising of 3 young adults now heading out into the world, provides a rich source of good counsel. My style is characterized by a personal approach that is warm and supportive with a holistic focus and my sincere hope for all my clients is a personal awareness that brings the emotional and mental stability that leads to positive behaviors.
(616) 871-2436
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Offers online therapy
I love working with a client earnestly seeking life change. We pursue self reflection and cognitive restructuring.while probing the roots of a client's faith. I have also found that my life experience, which includes a 32-year marriage and the raising of 3 young adults now heading out into the world, provides a rich source of good counsel. My style is characterized by a personal approach that is warm and supportive with a holistic focus and my sincere hope for all my clients is a personal awareness that brings the emotional and mental stability that leads to positive behaviors.
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Jean Chamness Russner
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MSA, MA LLP Verified
Offers online therapy
*Not currently accepting new clients.* People are my Passion. Whether you need a listening ear to process feelings, a helping hand to navigate life transitions or interpersonal relationships, or education on managing mental conditions, I'm here to help. With over 20 years of experience and being CBT Certified, I use DBT-informed CBT techniques, combined with the healing effects of a positive, supportive relationship, to teach you coping strategies to manage stress and improve your emotional well-being. I especially enjoy working with families of children and adolescents struggling with emotional or behavioral issues.
(616) 219-8286
Verified
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Offers online therapy
*Not currently accepting new clients.* People are my Passion. Whether you need a listening ear to process feelings, a helping hand to navigate life transitions or interpersonal relationships, or education on managing mental conditions, I'm here to help. With over 20 years of experience and being CBT Certified, I use DBT-informed CBT techniques, combined with the healing effects of a positive, supportive relationship, to teach you coping strategies to manage stress and improve your emotional well-being. I especially enjoy working with families of children and adolescents struggling with emotional or behavioral issues.
Psychological Counseling with Dr. Vic
Counselor, PsyD , (ABD), LPCC, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Life / work doesn't have to be complicated. Even if it feels overwhelming and frustrating right now, the good news is that whatever is going on you have the power to change it. With new and different information to steer by everything is subject to change. Different choices do exist. Whether you are: struggling with mental health, facing new challenges in your job/career, feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, having relationship issues, just need to get back on track, navigate transition or trauma, or trying to maintain life balance between needs and demands. We can work on it together. (EMAIL INQUIRY ONLY -- information@drvic.org)
(616) 201-3489
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Offers online therapy
Life / work doesn't have to be complicated. Even if it feels overwhelming and frustrating right now, the good news is that whatever is going on you have the power to change it. With new and different information to steer by everything is subject to change. Different choices do exist. Whether you are: struggling with mental health, facing new challenges in your job/career, feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, having relationship issues, just need to get back on track, navigate transition or trauma, or trying to maintain life balance between needs and demands. We can work on it together. (EMAIL INQUIRY ONLY -- information@drvic.org)
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Theresa R Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Offers online therapy
There are times in life when it feels like you cannot take another minute of toxic stress or anxiety….whether it is about how you are coping with personal challenges or about your children or relationships. Perhaps there are events in your past that keep you from moving forward with your life. I invite you to a calm and welcoming space to help you find a way to resolve these issues. I am an empathetic listener who strives to help others rediscover strengths to heal their hearts so they can achieve their goals.
(616) 499-6209
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Offers online therapy
There are times in life when it feels like you cannot take another minute of toxic stress or anxiety….whether it is about how you are coping with personal challenges or about your children or relationships. Perhaps there are events in your past that keep you from moving forward with your life. I invite you to a calm and welcoming space to help you find a way to resolve these issues. I am an empathetic listener who strives to help others rediscover strengths to heal their hearts so they can achieve their goals.
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Celeste I Linder
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP Verified
Celeste I Linder MA LLP has been providing Mental Health Services to Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families for over twenty years. As a life-long resident of Southwest Michigan, she has a very good understanding of the Emotional and Psychological challenges that her clients endure. Not only does Celeste demonstrate professional excellence in her work, she has an engaging personality that immediately puts clients at ease. Celeste is able to quickly establish rapport and credibility with those she serves. She truly cares about her clients and shows a high level of commitment to them.
(248) 801-0051
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Celeste I Linder MA LLP has been providing Mental Health Services to Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families for over twenty years. As a life-long resident of Southwest Michigan, she has a very good understanding of the Emotional and Psychological challenges that her clients endure. Not only does Celeste demonstrate professional excellence in her work, she has an engaging personality that immediately puts clients at ease. Celeste is able to quickly establish rapport and credibility with those she serves. She truly cares about her clients and shows a high level of commitment to them.
Mark Leonard Holloway
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LLPC Verified
My ideal client would be someone who is willing to make change and not afraid to do the work to reach his or her goals. I believe that counseling is not a we/they type of relationship. I am here to journey alongside with you helping you out however I can. The work that has to be done is at your pace, proceeding together to get you where you want to be. While developing a good treatment plan is ideal for mapping out our sessions, being flexible enough to handle any additional issue or bump in the road that may come up, is what my practice is about.
(616) 239-3074
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My ideal client would be someone who is willing to make change and not afraid to do the work to reach his or her goals. I believe that counseling is not a we/they type of relationship. I am here to journey alongside with you helping you out however I can. The work that has to be done is at your pace, proceeding together to get you where you want to be. While developing a good treatment plan is ideal for mapping out our sessions, being flexible enough to handle any additional issue or bump in the road that may come up, is what my practice is about.
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Compassionate Christian Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LMSW, Phd , PA Verified
Offers online therapy
As compassionate therapists, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential. Our caring multidisciplinary team is ready to guide you through depression, anxiety, anger, mood issues, trauma, relationship conflict, or other life stressors. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a person-centered approach tailored to your needs to help you reach the personal or relational growth you deserve. We hope that you come to know the unique person that God has created you to be in order to live your life in abundance.
(616) 344-5204
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Offers online therapy
As compassionate therapists, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential. Our caring multidisciplinary team is ready to guide you through depression, anxiety, anger, mood issues, trauma, relationship conflict, or other life stressors. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a person-centered approach tailored to your needs to help you reach the personal or relational growth you deserve. We hope that you come to know the unique person that God has created you to be in order to live your life in abundance.
Nicole Fryling
Counselor, MA, LLPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Do you feel stuck in your anxiety, overwhelm, exhaustion, disappointing relationship or lack of motivation? You go through the motions of your day but you are missing the joy, the peace or the balance that you once had or wish you had.
(616) 229-2923
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Offers online therapy
Do you feel stuck in your anxiety, overwhelm, exhaustion, disappointing relationship or lack of motivation? You go through the motions of your day but you are missing the joy, the peace or the balance that you once had or wish you had.

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How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Ottawa County are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities. For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Ottawa County you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Ottawa County and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Ottawa County or family therapy in Ottawa County.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. For example, you may want to filter for CBT psychologists in Ottawa County, or child psychologists in Ottawa County. You can also use the filters to select therapists based on religion, language, or ethnicity served.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way'. A couples counselor or a family counselor may use different techniques depending on the one that works best for you. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.