Ron Skidmore

Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC

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Ron Skidmore, MA, LPC, CAADC, Counselor in Grand Rapids
(616) 421-4988 Website

Ron Skidmore

Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC


Location

Third Coast Counseling Center LLC
800 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 319
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 421-4988

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I work well with clients who want to make changes in self-defeating behaviors, including addictions. My counseling style is client-centered; respectful, non-judgemental and focused on helping people move into changes in ways that make sense to them. I teach mindfulness techniques to help clients build self-awareness for emotional balance. I can help people make sense of the role of spirituality in their lives, including healing from religious abuse. I do not promote a particular religious perspective and only discuss spirituality if it is important from the client's point of view.

My practice specializes in, but is not limited to, helping people find internal motivation for the next steps toward change, especially in regard to addictive, compulsive or self-defeating behaviors. I understand chemical addiction to be a manageable medical condition that requires competent recovery skills, not confrontational judgment.

Often a significant barrier to emotional well-being is strong habits of self-judgment, even self-contempt. Understanding how these habits build and reinforce unhealthy thinking patterns in the brain, and learning new ways to "rewire" those thinking patterns with self-compassionate practices is fundamental to my work with clients.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Yale University
  • Year Graduated: 1982
  • License and State: 6401010233 Michigan

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $30 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cofinity
  • Humana
  • Meridian
  • Priority Health
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Location

Third Coast Counseling Center LLC
800 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 319
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 421-4988

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Ron Skidmore, MA, LPC, CAADC, Counselor in Grand Rapids

Ron Skidmore

Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC