Family Therapy in Rockford, MI

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Holly Normington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked 20 years in psychiatric and hospital settings and 18 years as a school counselor. I have had the privilege of working with adolescents, adults, parents and families both individually and in groups. I am interested in creating a space of acceptance, validation, non-judgement and support. I am warm, compassionate and interested in collaborating with clients to apply new ways of thinking as well as developing strategies to create the life they want to live and be the best version of their authentic self. I have expertise in working through relationship, family and parenting conflicts.
(616) 585-0725
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Rockford, MI 49341
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Ashley K. Castro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you struggling with anxiety or feeling depressed? Are family or life difficulties leaving you stressed? Are you feeling burned out? Have you experienced trauma? I believe we all need a supportive space to be open without judgement as we talk through our thoughts and feelings and process stress. I'd love to help support you with these or other concerns such as relationship issues, job stresses and faith related difficulties. Working together we will work toward peace and personal growth for a more vibrant life through mental wellness, stress management and healthy boundaries.
(616) 201-3192
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Rockford, MI 49341
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Tracy A Zavala
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We all have times when we need help with getting through the challenges of life. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, other mental health concerns; or perhaps parenting a child with emotional and behavioral concerns, I am glad to help. I have twenty plus years of experience working with individuals and families in settings including: partial hospitalization, preschool, juvenile court, adolescent residential treatment, nonprofit organizations and community mental health. Contact me to discuss your needs and how I may best assist you, or your child/ family .
(616) 414-3186
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Rockford, MI 49341
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Emily (Nieuwsma) Blazic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, from Emily and Wrigley (she’s the doggy in the picture), I'm a licensed family therapist with over 16 years of experience and Wrigley is my loyal sidekick creating a relaxing environment. I am passionate to help children and families overcome stressors and difficulties they are experiencing, such as: meltdowns/tantrums, sensory issues, ASD, anxiety, depression, fears/worries, and issues related to divorce. I’m a strong believer in hope and resilience of the human soul and healing can occur for families if they are believed in, build positive connections, and provided with professional guidance.
(616) 828-4371
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Rockford, MI 49341
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J. J. Rees
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I have a holistic perspective and value the interrelationships between the mind-body-spirit, and the person- family /friends-community.
Congratulations! Just by being here, you are taking the first step towards self-exploration; which takes courage. Finding a therapist can be an anxiety-inducing and overwhelming experience. My goal is for you to feel truly seen, heard, and understood by developing a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental space where trust and safety is provided. I will be an ally and support to you throughout the process of discovery and transformation. I can help you utilize what has worked in the past, as well as teach you new tools to create more peace in your life.
(616) 201-1354
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Rockford, MI 49341
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Ada Brosier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, AASW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I'm here to support you as you face your fears, challenge your thinking, regain hope and heal. Whether you are experiencing a challenging life transition, family stressor, struggling with making a tough decision, suffering from heartbreaking grief/loss and/or a painful traumatic experience...I won't tell you how to live your life as I believe you are the expert on you, but if you are seeking clarity,guidance,feedback,coping skills, and validation then I can assure you thats what you will receive. We all deserve a supportive network and I've learned that "we don't have to do it all alone, we were never meant to." Dr. Brene Brown
(616) 228-0879
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Lindsay James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is full of peaks and valleys, and sometimes we all need a little support or guidance. I am passionate about supporting kids, young adults, women, and parents in periods of struggle or transition. I have training and lived experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, pain, child and family issues, and perinatal mood disorders. I have worked with child sexual abuse survivors, people involved in the justice system, those working through suicidal ideation and self-harm, and parents trying to support their children. I can relate to people from all different walks of life, cultures, religious backgrounds, and sexual orientations.
(616) 512-1422
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Rockford, MI 49341
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Margaret M Lebo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-MI, LCSW-NY
Verified
Verified
I specialize in a family systems style of therapy.
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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Anyssa Grendel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, LMSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Internal Family Systems.
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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Lynn Jackson
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
Verified
Within the family court system, I have provided case management, assessments, therapy, and recommendations pertaining to treatment needs and parenting issues.
My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for children and adults, in order for them to process individual difficulties, devise a plan of action, and facilitate emotional health and well-being. My client base includes those experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, sexual and physical abuse, parenting difficulties, relationship issues, and family discord. I view myself as a coach to help identify strengths, determine what might be hindering progress, and pave the way for moving forward.
(616) 208-4517
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Bren Shantz
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a therapist, my role is to provide a confidential and safe environment in which you experience empathy, authenticity, and respect. I provide therapy services primarily for adults, meeting with clients in a one-on-one setting. My typical clients are those who are experiencing a variety of personal concerns, such as healing from traumatic experiences, working through relationship problems or family stress, grappling with negative experiences from a religious community, coming to terms with identity issues or mental health concerns, engaged in adoption or foster care, and much more.
(616) 371-5202
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Kerry Hart
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kerry Hart is a Couple and Family Therapist working from a systemic approach. Kerry helps her clients understand their pasts and helps shape their futures by pointing out patterns that have developed in her client's lives, as well as within their families, and family history. Kerry received her Master's in Family Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Kerry enjoys working from a client centered perspective, with individuals, couples, families, teens, and adults.
(616) 298-3169
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Rueben Joseph Lopez
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life at times can seem like a battle field, and our minds our most hostile enemy. Many of us are in conflict with both internal and external factors that exist in our lives. Sometimes we don't feel equipped to withstand these forces or conditions that exist in our daily life. Depression, trauma, abuse, addictions, failed relationships, and shaming thought patterns that can hold us back in family relationships, academic achievement, social interactions, and career development. I believe the battles we win within our minds, can extend throughout all areas of our life. It's not only becoming mindful, but taking steps towards change.
(616) 202-3171
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Jerry Paredes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Whether it be the relationship we have with ourselves, or with friends, partners, and family members.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, having relationship difficulties, or possibly trying to overcome an addiction? Contemplating whether or not therapy can help? Let me say, this is the moment to do something different in your life. Whether you feel that your relationship is stuck in the same repetitive pattern; or trying to overcome an addiction; or maybe having difficulties in day-to-day life due to prior traumatic experiences. I can help you gain a better understanding of not only how trauma impacts our daily functioning; but how relationships work, and how problems can be resolved in even the most challenging situations.
(616) 512-0979
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Katherine DeVries Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
Verified
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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Rockford, MI 49341
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Kaili Ball
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The decision to start therapy can be overwhelming & anxiety provoking. You may be wondering how therapy can help or who the right therapist is. You're not alone! My hope is to help you feel comfortable & confident in your decision to be here. I have over eight years of clinical experience working with depression, anxiety, life transitions, mood disorders, family &/or relational conflict, grief, complex medical diagnoses, & trauma. I strive to create an environment in which we identify where change is needed while highlighting the strengths you already possess. I value building trust, fostering connection, & embracing vulnerability.
(616) 947-5049
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Ashlynn Lister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I want to help you/your child to overcome those barriers and build the skills that are needed for your family to be happy and healthy again.
I am Clinical Therapist with nearly 10 years of experience working primarily with children and teens. I use various play techniques and engaging activities to learn about the areas of need a child may have and what kinds of behaviors those needs have impacted. I am happy to work with parents who might be needing guidance or feedback regarding their children's behaviors or mental health needs as well. In addition to working with children, I also see some adolescents and young adults struggling with life changes and other mental health needs.
(616) 585-0593
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Begin Anew Counseling, LLC & Kodde Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide counseling to all ages - family , dating, premarital, marriage, affair recovery (Gottman Methods Couples Training - Levels I-III completed), relationship problems, anger, anxiety, depression, grief, infertility, miscarriage, pre and post adoption adjustments, codependency, college issues, ADHD, abuse issues, and trauma care.
Are you struggling, confused, depressed, or anxious about your circumstances and relationships? Life is complicated and I am committed to truly hear you in a safe, non-judgmental environment. I am a skilled, caring, compassionate, counselor who will give you exceptional care, offer solution-based, holistic treatment that gives hope for change, and uses carefully selected therapy to best meet your unique needs.
(616) 426-6577
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Jennifer Jensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Each child is different, and each family they are a part of is unique as well- I make every effort to tailor your therapy to you and your family 's needs.
As parents, we can feel overwhelmed by the task of raising successful, happy children and life these days sure doesn't make it any easier. My goal as a therapist is to provide kids and families with tools to not only heal, but to thrive.
(616) 263-1823
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Rockford, MI 49351
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Life Support LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Her family includes her husband of 27 years, 2 daughters and five grandchildren.
Greetings! My name is Lori Hain and I am so excited to be a part of the Life Support LLC Grand Rapids team! I bring with me my extensive experience and individualized approach to caring for my clients. I have over 27 years of experience in a variety of areas. I specialize in addiction/substance abuse, personality disorders, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, panic disorders, dissociative disorders, couples/ family counseling and a variety of other areas. I am comfortable working with many different types of individuals and couples and welcome diverse populations with open arms.
(616) 227-3086
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.