Ryan Townes

Counselor, MA, LPC

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(616) 208-5832 Website

Ryan Townes

Counselor, MA, LPC

He/Him/His


Location

Offers online therapy

Counseling Center of West Michigan
360 East Beltline Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 208-5832

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Announcement icon I am exclusively, and permanently, providing teletherapy sessions.
**NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** I have a focus in working with adult individuals, 18 and older, struggling with anxiety and/or seeking support with LGBTQA+ related concerns, such as sexual orientation, sexual identity, and dysphoria. If you, or someone you know, is seeking an LGBTQA+ affirming counselor who also identifies under the spectrum, or is seeking help with addiction related concerns, grief, or depression, you can schedule with me with the front desk staff, just call (616) 805-3660 and ask for an appointment with Ryan Townes. I am now offering telehealth counseling for Michigan residents!
I am a SPADA certified licensed professional counselor who utilizes a mix of Motivational Interviewing skills, CBT, and Solution-Focused modalities to aid individuals experiencing a variety of concerns, such as general life stressors, substance use, anxiety, depression, and concerns related to being a part of the LGBTQA+ community.
I am a trans masculine, non-binary, person of color, and I use he/him or they/them pronouns. It is my goal to help my clients in fostering positive changes in their lives and meeting their long and short term goals. I am only offering telehealth therapy, my service works well for those who work long hours or have difficulty communting for appointments.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $55 - $225
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Complete
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Optum
  • Priority Health
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
No insurance - intake : $112.50, Session - $90/hr, $80/45 min, $55/half hr. No shows - $50 fee. Not taking Medicaid insurances at this time.
Email me or call (616) 208-5832 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • License: Michigan / 6401018928
  • School: Spring Arbor University
  • Year Graduated: 2017

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Western Michigan University / Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Year graduated: 2017

Location

Counseling Center of West Michigan
360 East Beltline Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 208-5832
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Transgender
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Professional Connections

I have known Ryan personally since 2010 when we met in college. We met in undergrad and followed the same graduate program. We currently work at the same agency. Ryan is caring and passionate and strives to make all his clients feel listened to, validated, and supported. He is a member of the LGBTQ+ community himself and specializes in working with those in the community. If you or someone you know is struggling with gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or anxiety/depression related to discrimination or societal pressures due to this, Ryan would be a great counselor to direct them to.
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Ryan Townes, MA, LPC, Counselor in Grand Rapids

Ryan Townes

Counselor, MA, LPC