Therapists in Sparta, MI

Photo of Ugne Paalksnyte-Alt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sparta, MI
Ugne Paalksnyte-Alt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Sparta, MI 49345  (Online Only)
Is life feeing more complicated and challenging than usual? Sometimes, an outside perspective or someone to walk along with you through a challenge is needed. I am dedicated to helping empower individuals to meet their goals. My approach focuses on developing coping skills, assisting in creating a long-term plan, and getting down in the trenches with you to help find a way out. I am committed to providing a confidential, safe, person centered and nonjudgmental environment where you can openly share your thoughts, feelings, struggles, and goals.
Is life feeing more complicated and challenging than usual? Sometimes, an outside perspective or someone to walk along with you through a challenge is needed. I am dedicated to helping empower individuals to meet their goals. My approach focuses on developing coping skills, assisting in creating a long-term plan, and getting down in the trenches with you to help find a way out. I am committed to providing a confidential, safe, person centered and nonjudgmental environment where you can openly share your thoughts, feelings, struggles, and goals.
(616) 201-0954 View (616) 201-0954
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Ken L Richmond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Sparta, MI 49345
I have seen people struggle for years with depression and/or anxiety caused by negative thoughts we have about ourselves from things we have been through in life, some things big and bad, others unintentional or seemingly benign. While we all experience challenges in life, you don't deserve to suffer and I can/want to help you find that relief. Medication helps, but is not the answer to long term recovery. Regular talk therapy can also be helpful, but often is not effective for recovery. EMDR therapy has been the most hopeful service for long term recovery I have found and the benefits can be physiologically understood.
I have seen people struggle for years with depression and/or anxiety caused by negative thoughts we have about ourselves from things we have been through in life, some things big and bad, others unintentional or seemingly benign. While we all experience challenges in life, you don't deserve to suffer and I can/want to help you find that relief. Medication helps, but is not the answer to long term recovery. Regular talk therapy can also be helpful, but often is not effective for recovery. EMDR therapy has been the most hopeful service for long term recovery I have found and the benefits can be physiologically understood.
(616) 369-7322 View (616) 369-7322
Photo of Brian J Seely, Psychologist in Sparta, MI
Brian J Seely
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sparta, MI 49345
I have been in private practice since 1992. Prior to earning my doctorate in clinical psychology, I was an elementary school teacher for seven years. About 70 percent of my current practice is with children and teens and 30 percent with adults, families, and couples. I absolutely love my vocation! I am privileged to join people on their journeys, to meet them where they are and go from there. I am committed to partnering with my patients to help them reach their full potential. I place a high value on the therapeutic relationship.
I have been in private practice since 1992. Prior to earning my doctorate in clinical psychology, I was an elementary school teacher for seven years. About 70 percent of my current practice is with children and teens and 30 percent with adults, families, and couples. I absolutely love my vocation! I am privileged to join people on their journeys, to meet them where they are and go from there. I am committed to partnering with my patients to help them reach their full potential. I place a high value on the therapeutic relationship.
(616) 432-2517 View (616) 432-2517
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Kathy Rebh
Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Sparta, MI 49345
Hello, I'm Kathy and I am a fully licensed professional counselor in Michigan. My specialty is anxiety and depression but I also enjoy work with individuals experiencing transitional issues. I offer counseling for clients from adolescence through adulthood. I am also able to do evaluation and assessments for anxiety and depression.
Hello, I'm Kathy and I am a fully licensed professional counselor in Michigan. My specialty is anxiety and depression but I also enjoy work with individuals experiencing transitional issues. I offer counseling for clients from adolescence through adulthood. I am also able to do evaluation and assessments for anxiety and depression.
(616) 952-2517 View (616) 952-2517
Photo of Danielle Jandernoa, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sparta, MI
Danielle Jandernoa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
Sparta, MI 49345
Are you struggling with your moods on a daily basis? Struggling to maintain healthy relationships? Unsure if your drinking or recreational drug use is a problem? As a Licensed Master of Social Work, and Certified Advanced Addictions and Drug Counselor, I can help you sort through the chaos and confusion, and find a path that feels right for you. I work from an eclectic therapeutic approach developed through my years of training and experience as a counselor/therapist.
Are you struggling with your moods on a daily basis? Struggling to maintain healthy relationships? Unsure if your drinking or recreational drug use is a problem? As a Licensed Master of Social Work, and Certified Advanced Addictions and Drug Counselor, I can help you sort through the chaos and confusion, and find a path that feels right for you. I work from an eclectic therapeutic approach developed through my years of training and experience as a counselor/therapist.
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Photo of Chris Postema, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sparta, MI
Chris Postema
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Sparta, MI 49345
Everyone experiences life struggles. I believe clients come to therapy already equipped with the tools and skills to make change and therapy is a tool to help accomplish that goal. I specialize in helping individuals with trauma, depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I've worked with adults, children, adolescents and families for 20 years, and take great joy in seeing change happen in the lives of others. I believe in a client-centered approach, which means you are the expert of your own life, and I am a facilitator in helping you accomplish your own goals. I also have experience working with other healthcare professionals.
Everyone experiences life struggles. I believe clients come to therapy already equipped with the tools and skills to make change and therapy is a tool to help accomplish that goal. I specialize in helping individuals with trauma, depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I've worked with adults, children, adolescents and families for 20 years, and take great joy in seeing change happen in the lives of others. I believe in a client-centered approach, which means you are the expert of your own life, and I am a facilitator in helping you accomplish your own goals. I also have experience working with other healthcare professionals.
(616) 438-0643 View (616) 438-0643
Photo of Melissa Esterling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sparta, MI
Melissa Esterling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Sparta, MI 49345
Waitlist for new clients
I believe most people have the power to manage their own lives effectively given the right tools, encouragement, and help with the courage to make changes needed to move forward. The population I enjoy serving the most are children, teenagers, and their parents. I do not discriminate against other adults, of course. Children and teenagers are facing unimaginable difficulties including learning challenges (ADHD, Dyslexia), anger, behavioral difficulties, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and eating disorders just to name a few. It is my desire to assist your child, teenager, or yourself with the unique journey of life.
I believe most people have the power to manage their own lives effectively given the right tools, encouragement, and help with the courage to make changes needed to move forward. The population I enjoy serving the most are children, teenagers, and their parents. I do not discriminate against other adults, of course. Children and teenagers are facing unimaginable difficulties including learning challenges (ADHD, Dyslexia), anger, behavioral difficulties, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and eating disorders just to name a few. It is my desire to assist your child, teenager, or yourself with the unique journey of life.
(231) 760-8681 View (231) 760-8681
Photo of Marianne Boykin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sparta, MI
Marianne Boykin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Sparta, MI 49345
I believe that every person possesses the solutions they are searching for they just need someone to help them “mine” the answers. My role as a therapist is to help you find your answers, the answers that work for you and your life. I view myself as your companion on the journey towards the answers that you are searching for. I’ll challenge you and your thoughts by asking questions and offering varying perspectives while at the same time respecting you as the expert on your own life. I provide support, not judgement, as you work towards finding your own answers.
I believe that every person possesses the solutions they are searching for they just need someone to help them “mine” the answers. My role as a therapist is to help you find your answers, the answers that work for you and your life. I view myself as your companion on the journey towards the answers that you are searching for. I’ll challenge you and your thoughts by asking questions and offering varying perspectives while at the same time respecting you as the expert on your own life. I provide support, not judgement, as you work towards finding your own answers.
(616) 208-5254 View (616) 208-5254
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J. J. Rees
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Sparta, MI 49345
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.
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 View (616) 201-1354
Photo of Heather Duthler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sparta, MI
Heather Duthler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, ADS
Verified
Sparta, MI 49345
Are you are looking to re-energize your life? At Invigorate Counseling, I can help! I have years of experience working in West Michigan and am looking forward to working with you. Counseling can provide insight into anxiety, depression and stress. It can also help you navigate big decisions in your life. No matter what you are dealing with, I'm confident we can work together to find a solution. If unable to bill through insurance, I offer very reasonable self pay rates. Please call or message me to discuss. I apologize in advance, but I do not provide letters for emotional support animals (ESA's).
Are you are looking to re-energize your life? At Invigorate Counseling, I can help! I have years of experience working in West Michigan and am looking forward to working with you. Counseling can provide insight into anxiety, depression and stress. It can also help you navigate big decisions in your life. No matter what you are dealing with, I'm confident we can work together to find a solution. If unable to bill through insurance, I offer very reasonable self pay rates. Please call or message me to discuss. I apologize in advance, but I do not provide letters for emotional support animals (ESA's).
(616) 512-0056 View (616) 512-0056
Photo of Anna Geurkink, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sparta, MI
Anna Geurkink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Sparta, MI 49345  (Online Only)
I work with you in providing not only support but also tools and psycho-education. I strive to provide a safe and inclusive space for college-aged clients and up. I work best with those who seek guidance and skills that will help them overcome trauma, current life stressors, and social-emotional health. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and work on empowering clients to overcome present barriers.
I work with you in providing not only support but also tools and psycho-education. I strive to provide a safe and inclusive space for college-aged clients and up. I work best with those who seek guidance and skills that will help them overcome trauma, current life stressors, and social-emotional health. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and work on empowering clients to overcome present barriers.
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Daniel Wesche
Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sparta, MI 49345
Anxiety, fear, stress, and negative beliefs about ourselves can keep us from reaching our goals and get in the way of our ability to live up to our potential. I believe that we are all doing our best, and we still desire to, and strive towards doing better. Whether it is having more self-confidence during a competition or performance, communicating more openly and being more effective in relationships, making new friends (at all stages in life), or simply falling asleep with less "chatter" about all the uncertainties in life running through your mind, counseling helps.
Anxiety, fear, stress, and negative beliefs about ourselves can keep us from reaching our goals and get in the way of our ability to live up to our potential. I believe that we are all doing our best, and we still desire to, and strive towards doing better. Whether it is having more self-confidence during a competition or performance, communicating more openly and being more effective in relationships, making new friends (at all stages in life), or simply falling asleep with less "chatter" about all the uncertainties in life running through your mind, counseling helps.
(616) 236-2917 View (616) 236-2917
Photo of Amy Marsh, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sparta, MI
Amy Marsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Sparta, MI 49345
If you are facing anxiety, depression, or having difficulty managing stressors, you are not alone. You have survived experiences no one should ever have to face. They have left you feeling depleted, broken, and worn out. You need a reminder of your dignity and resilience and some new skills for dealing with this very challenging time. I'm here to help.
If you are facing anxiety, depression, or having difficulty managing stressors, you are not alone. You have survived experiences no one should ever have to face. They have left you feeling depleted, broken, and worn out. You need a reminder of your dignity and resilience and some new skills for dealing with this very challenging time. I'm here to help.
(231) 262-6100 View (231) 262-6100

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Photo of Amy L Jarchow, Psychologist in Sparta, MI
Amy L Jarchow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Rockford, MI 49341
Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious? Having a hard time communicating effectively with others? Making the decision to seek professional help is a difficult task. I am hoping that this information helps you in making that decision. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and have worked in private practice since earning my PhD in 2004. I enjoy my job immensely and I work diligently to provide a comfortable, open environment for my clients with an emphasis on collaboration. We will work together to try to reach your goals so you can ultimately enjoy a better quality of life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious? Having a hard time communicating effectively with others? Making the decision to seek professional help is a difficult task. I am hoping that this information helps you in making that decision. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and have worked in private practice since earning my PhD in 2004. I enjoy my job immensely and I work diligently to provide a comfortable, open environment for my clients with an emphasis on collaboration. We will work together to try to reach your goals so you can ultimately enjoy a better quality of life.
(616) 458-0692 View (616) 458-0692
Photo of Denise Rebecca Potter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sparta, MI
Denise Rebecca Potter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Life can be challenging and wonderful, with many ups and downs. We all have times when we need help with getting through the challenges of life. I am passionate about working with teens, young adults, and parents. I have training and experience with anxiety, behavioral problems, depression, trauma, and family relationship.
Life can be challenging and wonderful, with many ups and downs. We all have times when we need help with getting through the challenges of life. I am passionate about working with teens, young adults, and parents. I have training and experience with anxiety, behavioral problems, depression, trauma, and family relationship.
(616) 300-1104 View (616) 300-1104
Photo of Sarah Rhein, Counselor in Sparta, MI
Sarah Rhein
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Everyone who takes the risk to try counseling needs to be listened to and their unique story heard. During counseling sessions you will feel valued, supported, and equipped to face the struggles of life. Together we'll figure out how you can move forward, if you feel stuck, and reach your goals. We'll use your strengths to overcome what may be holding you back, and holistic strategies for healing and growth. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulty, or some other issue, we can work together to develop solutions. As a therapist I offer you a fresh perspective, some new skills, guidance, and hope.
Everyone who takes the risk to try counseling needs to be listened to and their unique story heard. During counseling sessions you will feel valued, supported, and equipped to face the struggles of life. Together we'll figure out how you can move forward, if you feel stuck, and reach your goals. We'll use your strengths to overcome what may be holding you back, and holistic strategies for healing and growth. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulty, or some other issue, we can work together to develop solutions. As a therapist I offer you a fresh perspective, some new skills, guidance, and hope.
(616) 201-1371 View (616) 201-1371
Photo of Anyssa Grendel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sparta, MI
Anyssa Grendel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, LMSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Anyssa specializes in supporting mental health/medical professionals and areas of depression/anxiety, obsessive/intrusive thinking, psychosomatic experiences, perinatal/parenting and marriage issues. Anyssa provides LLMSW and MSW intern supervision. Also a believer in both the human connection and animal support to our emotional and mental health and conduct ESA assessments. As a group practice we support the needs of children, teens, adults and couples so visit our website for more information on our practice and individual providers.
Anyssa specializes in supporting mental health/medical professionals and areas of depression/anxiety, obsessive/intrusive thinking, psychosomatic experiences, perinatal/parenting and marriage issues. Anyssa provides LLMSW and MSW intern supervision. Also a believer in both the human connection and animal support to our emotional and mental health and conduct ESA assessments. As a group practice we support the needs of children, teens, adults and couples so visit our website for more information on our practice and individual providers.
(616) 877-9050 View (616) 877-9050
Photo of Jacinta Glashower, Counselor in Sparta, MI
Jacinta Glashower
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified
Rockford, MI 49341
Support, encouragement, and space to breathe. We all need these to get us through life. From the daily anxiety of tasks and relationships to deep trauma. It can feel suffocating. I would like to provide a safe place to heal and process. To hold onto hope when you are unable to have any. To lift you up in support of your goals for yourself and your relationships. I am ready to invest in you. My hope is for us to work together to identify what you need and to find ways to best meet those needs. I specialize in addressing depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, preparation for marriage, post-traumatic stress, and grief.
Support, encouragement, and space to breathe. We all need these to get us through life. From the daily anxiety of tasks and relationships to deep trauma. It can feel suffocating. I would like to provide a safe place to heal and process. To hold onto hope when you are unable to have any. To lift you up in support of your goals for yourself and your relationships. I am ready to invest in you. My hope is for us to work together to identify what you need and to find ways to best meet those needs. I specialize in addressing depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, preparation for marriage, post-traumatic stress, and grief.
(616) 253-9340 View (616) 253-9340
Photo of Jacquelyn Lee, Counselor in Sparta, MI
Jacquelyn Lee Lee
Counselor, MA, LPC, LLC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rockford, MI 49341  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a counselor who will accept you just as you are, make you feel safe, and help you to rediscover hope? I will walk beside you while you learn to experience more self-compassion, live more contentedly, and enjoy a more abundant life. Since 1995, I have worked with clients experiencing troubling issues such as trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, hopelessness, various types of relationship problems, low self-esteem, parenting difficulties, school-related problems, and spiritual needs.
Are you looking for a counselor who will accept you just as you are, make you feel safe, and help you to rediscover hope? I will walk beside you while you learn to experience more self-compassion, live more contentedly, and enjoy a more abundant life. Since 1995, I have worked with clients experiencing troubling issues such as trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, hopelessness, various types of relationship problems, low self-esteem, parenting difficulties, school-related problems, and spiritual needs.
(616) 918-6004 View (616) 918-6004
Photo of Brenda Thorington, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sparta, MI
Brenda Thorington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
I am a licensed social worker with my LMSW and graduated from Grand Valley State University. My focus has been on both young and older adults and families but I am open to seeing any individual in person or virtually that thinks I may be a good fit for them and their needs.
I am a licensed social worker with my LMSW and graduated from Grand Valley State University. My focus has been on both young and older adults and families but I am open to seeing any individual in person or virtually that thinks I may be a good fit for them and their needs.
(616) 512-1942 View (616) 512-1942

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Sparta, MI

10+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Sparta, MI who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
92% Trauma and PTSD
85% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Grief
77% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Aetna
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Sparta, MI see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sparta?

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.

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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.