Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"I enjoy meeting clients' needs by starting therapy where they are comfortable, and forming a supportive relationship. Using clients' strengths, I offer suggestions, education, and healthy perspectives in order to help facilitate growth. Helping to empower individuals I use specialized treatment methods such as: verbal processing, play therapy, sand tray therapy, and writing and drawing methods. Using a client centered approach, the part of my job that I love is teaching new concepts and offering alternative perspectives. My ideal client is someone who is open to feedback and ready to create changes in life."
Transgender
Chronic Relapse
(616) 504-4963
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Chronic Relapse
"I enjoy meeting clients' needs by starting therapy where they are comfortable, and forming a supportive relationship. Using clients' strengths, I offer suggestions, education, and healthy perspectives in order to help facilitate growth. Helping to empower individuals I use specialized treatment methods such as: verbal processing, play therapy, sand tray therapy, and writing and drawing methods. Using a client centered approach, the part of my job that I love is teaching new concepts and offering alternative perspectives. My ideal client is someone who is open to feedback and ready to create changes in life."
Robert G Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Robert started in the field of mental health treatment in 1989. He worked at Wedgwood Christian Services for 17 years as both a program supervisor of their addiction treatment program, and as therapist. Robert worked as an outpatient therapist for 10 years at Pine Rest. Robert is now located at Counseling Center of West Michigan. "
Transgender
Chronic Relapse
(616) 229-2812
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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Chronic Relapse
"Robert started in the field of mental health treatment in 1989. He worked at Wedgwood Christian Services for 17 years as both a program supervisor of their addiction treatment program, and as therapist. Robert worked as an outpatient therapist for 10 years at Pine Rest. Robert is now located at Counseling Center of West Michigan. "
Sollars and Associates, Psychologist
Psychologist, LP
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"We find understanding and insight are key to change and growth. We're a group of psychologists and licensed psychotherapists in Metro Detroit who share a passion for helping others in their journey toward personal growth and change. Some journeys are brief, others take more time. Under the clinical direction of Franklin Sollars, PhD, LP, our therapists offer confidential and caring treatment for a variety of issues and concerns. Treatment for all ages - children, adolescents, adults and elders, is available. We work together with clients to bring about healing, change in behavior, and new perspectives. "
Transgender
Chronic Relapse
(616) 236-2981
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
Chronic Relapse
"We find understanding and insight are key to change and growth. We're a group of psychologists and licensed psychotherapists in Metro Detroit who share a passion for helping others in their journey toward personal growth and change. Some journeys are brief, others take more time. Under the clinical direction of Franklin Sollars, PhD, LP, our therapists offer confidential and caring treatment for a variety of issues and concerns. Treatment for all ages - children, adolescents, adults and elders, is available. We work together with clients to bring about healing, change in behavior, and new perspectives. "
Harbor Psychological Associates,
PsyD, LP, CST
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"Harbor Psychological Associates is an established group of experienced, skilled and compassionate mental health professionals providing confidential, quality services. We are psychologists and counselors who are here to help adults, children, couples and families who are dealing with a wide range of issues. At Harbor Psychological Associates all of our therapists have advanced clinical training, graduate degrees, and are experienced in a variety of specialty areas. Our therapists are licensed and/or certified in their respective disciplines. Our offices are in a beautiful old home located in the historic district of downtown Muskegon."
Transgender
Chronic Relapse
(231) 498-4191
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Chronic Relapse
"Harbor Psychological Associates is an established group of experienced, skilled and compassionate mental health professionals providing confidential, quality services. We are psychologists and counselors who are here to help adults, children, couples and families who are dealing with a wide range of issues. At Harbor Psychological Associates all of our therapists have advanced clinical training, graduate degrees, and are experienced in a variety of specialty areas. Our therapists are licensed and/or certified in their respective disciplines. Our offices are in a beautiful old home located in the historic district of downtown Muskegon."
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
"Claire practices an eclectic, person-centered, trauma-informed approach to therapy. Claire has significant experience working with adults struggling with substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health issues, and intimate partner violence. Claire practices an inclusive and holistic approach to therapy, utilizing evidence-based interventions and creative approaches to meet individual client needs. Claire believes in practicing from an intersectional, trauma-informed, gender affirmative perspective, with specific emphasis on assisting clients in developing skills to more effectively navigate their unique life circumstances. "
Transgender
Chronic Relapse
(616) 303-4143
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
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Transgender
Chronic Relapse
"Claire practices an eclectic, person-centered, trauma-informed approach to therapy. Claire has significant experience working with adults struggling with substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health issues, and intimate partner violence. Claire practices an inclusive and holistic approach to therapy, utilizing evidence-based interventions and creative approaches to meet individual client needs. Claire believes in practicing from an intersectional, trauma-informed, gender affirmative perspective, with specific emphasis on assisting clients in developing skills to more effectively navigate their unique life circumstances. "
Jess Kimmel, Counselor
Counselor, LLPC, MSAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"I am an Art Therapist, Counselor, and visual artist. I use art in a therapeutic setting to help clients practice mindful introspection, self-soothing, and authentic expression. In my sessions, we will focus on the process of creating art over the final art product. For this reason, no technical experience is required. Common art directives include painting, visual journaling, and collage. "
Transgender
Chronic Relapse
(947) 333-8042
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Chronic Relapse
"I am an Art Therapist, Counselor, and visual artist. I use art in a therapeutic setting to help clients practice mindful introspection, self-soothing, and authentic expression. In my sessions, we will focus on the process of creating art over the final art product. For this reason, no technical experience is required. Common art directives include painting, visual journaling, and collage. "
Erika Ingrid Oliver, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"Erika specializes in addiction and issues resulting from unresolved trauma and grief. Erika also has significant experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and depression. She has experience in outpatient, hospital, and residential settings. Erika's current focus has been integrating a holistic care approach with a concentration on wellness through exercise, nutrition, yoga, and other holistic practices. Erika sees adolescents and adults."
Transgender
Chronic Relapse
(616) 741-2115
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Chronic Relapse
"Erika specializes in addiction and issues resulting from unresolved trauma and grief. Erika also has significant experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and depression. She has experience in outpatient, hospital, and residential settings. Erika's current focus has been integrating a holistic care approach with a concentration on wellness through exercise, nutrition, yoga, and other holistic practices. Erika sees adolescents and adults."
Bridget Gottlieb, LMSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"Even though transitions are a part of all of our lives, sometimes they stir up old pain or are just too overwhelming to navigate without some help. You deserve the time and support to work through it and counseling can provide that for you. I have over 13 years experience working with individuals of all ages dealing with anxiety and depression, grief and loss, chronic illnesses and transitions at all stages of life. "
Transgender
Chronic Relapse
(616) 560-6701
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Chronic Relapse
"Even though transitions are a part of all of our lives, sometimes they stir up old pain or are just too overwhelming to navigate without some help. You deserve the time and support to work through it and counseling can provide that for you. I have over 13 years experience working with individuals of all ages dealing with anxiety and depression, grief and loss, chronic illnesses and transitions at all stages of life. "
Kelly Ibarra, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CSAT-C, LPC SCL
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in Sexual Addiction and complex partner betrayal trauma. Her other focus areas include compulsive sexual behaviors (including but not limited to masturbation and pornography), relationship infidelity, trauma reactions, couples healing, post-traumatic stress disorders, and mood disorders. Kelly is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate. She received her training from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). She has also earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in School &"
Transgender
Chronic Relapse
(616) 965-2158
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Chronic Relapse
"Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in Sexual Addiction and complex partner betrayal trauma. Her other focus areas include compulsive sexual behaviors (including but not limited to masturbation and pornography), relationship infidelity, trauma reactions, couples healing, post-traumatic stress disorders, and mood disorders. Kelly is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate. She received her training from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). She has also earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in School &"
Adam LaFave, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, TLLP
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"We find understanding and insight are key to change and growth. We're a group of psychologists and licensed psychotherapists in Metro Detroit who share a passion for helping others in their journey toward personal growth and change. Some journeys are brief, others take more time. Under the clinical direction of Franklin Sollars, PhD, LP, our therapists offer confidential and caring treatment for a variety of issues and concerns. Treatment for all ages - children, adolescents, adults and elders, is available. We work together with clients to bring about healing, change in behavior, and new perspectives."
Transgender
Chronic Relapse
(616) 208-3971
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
Chronic Relapse
"We find understanding and insight are key to change and growth. We're a group of psychologists and licensed psychotherapists in Metro Detroit who share a passion for helping others in their journey toward personal growth and change. Some journeys are brief, others take more time. Under the clinical direction of Franklin Sollars, PhD, LP, our therapists offer confidential and caring treatment for a variety of issues and concerns. Treatment for all ages - children, adolescents, adults and elders, is available. We work together with clients to bring about healing, change in behavior, and new perspectives."
Alison McClure, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP, CAADC-D
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"With both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Psychology, I have experience aiding individuals with life stressors/adjustments, severe mental illness, and substance use. I have additional training and experience working with trauma and substance use. I have awareness and experience with individuals from many different cultural backgrounds. In addition, I provide comprehensive psychological testing and assessment. I am passionate about assisting individuals through life's journey."
Transgender
Chronic Relapse
(616) 219-8153
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Chronic Relapse
"With both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Psychology, I have experience aiding individuals with life stressors/adjustments, severe mental illness, and substance use. I have additional training and experience working with trauma and substance use. I have awareness and experience with individuals from many different cultural backgrounds. In addition, I provide comprehensive psychological testing and assessment. I am passionate about assisting individuals through life's journey."
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River City Psychological Services, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, LP, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"Sometimes life can present us with difficulties, as well as opportunities, that we don't expect or aren't sure how to handle. Many people find ways of healing, growing, and even striving through the counseling process. Once you've decided to seek out psychotherapy, finding the therapist who is the right fit for you can feel overwhelming. The psychologists and professional counselors at River City Psychological Services (RCPS) strive to create a safe environment where people can grow and heal."
(616) 920-8113
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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"Sometimes life can present us with difficulties, as well as opportunities, that we don't expect or aren't sure how to handle. Many people find ways of healing, growing, and even striving through the counseling process. Once you've decided to seek out psychotherapy, finding the therapist who is the right fit for you can feel overwhelming. The psychologists and professional counselors at River City Psychological Services (RCPS) strive to create a safe environment where people can grow and heal."
Catherine A VanDeWege, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"My therapeutic intervention is looking at the past as necessary in making changes for the future. I'm certain that any unwanted behavior can be unlocked by recognizing the purpose or wanted outcome for said behavior and my passion is helping you identify that unmet need and make healthy changes. I enjoy working with clients that are willing to do things outside of the therapeutic office setting such as writing, art, and/or practicing skills learned, and then reporting back in session the helpfulness of each strategy."
(616) 499-6212
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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"My therapeutic intervention is looking at the past as necessary in making changes for the future. I'm certain that any unwanted behavior can be unlocked by recognizing the purpose or wanted outcome for said behavior and my passion is helping you identify that unmet need and make healthy changes. I enjoy working with clients that are willing to do things outside of the therapeutic office setting such as writing, art, and/or practicing skills learned, and then reporting back in session the helpfulness of each strategy."
Thea Woodnorth
MA, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
"I believe that counseling is a personal and unique process for each person. I facilitate each client’s unique process, and walk alongside the client, shoring up their strengths and making use of our relationship to bring about positive change. The therapeutic process can be challenging at times, and I work with the client to fully experience the joys and sorrows that are part of life, striving to feel a wide range of emotions. I enjoy working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds."
(616) 208-2265
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
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"I believe that counseling is a personal and unique process for each person. I facilitate each client’s unique process, and walk alongside the client, shoring up their strengths and making use of our relationship to bring about positive change. The therapeutic process can be challenging at times, and I work with the client to fully experience the joys and sorrows that are part of life, striving to feel a wide range of emotions. I enjoy working with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds."
Alysia Dendrinos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Hello and welcome! As a therapist, I have worked with many different types of clients and have learned just as much from them as they’ve grown from our interactions! Therapy is all about walking alongside someone in their journey through life. I’m not here to give you advice. You already have the answers! I’m here to help you incorporate them into your daily life. With 12 years’ experience in the field, I utilize a variety of approaches in therapy to meet your needs and where you are at in your progression."
(616) 253-6912
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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"Hello and welcome! As a therapist, I have worked with many different types of clients and have learned just as much from them as they’ve grown from our interactions! Therapy is all about walking alongside someone in their journey through life. I’m not here to give you advice. You already have the answers! I’m here to help you incorporate them into your daily life. With 12 years’ experience in the field, I utilize a variety of approaches in therapy to meet your needs and where you are at in your progression."
Heather Renee Hess, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, PhD, LLP
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"The decision to work with a mental health professional can seem overwhelming. My purpose as a psychologist is to help you feel as comfortable and safe as possible so that you are empowered to initiate the changes you want for your life. In a collaborative environment, I strive to help you navigate hurts of the past, deal with stressors of the present, and outline your future goals. Whether you are dealing with addiction, trauma, hopelessness, racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, relationship issues, or other concerns, I provide a trusting relationship in a judgement free atmosphere where I can help you achieve wellness."
(616) 201-3244
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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"The decision to work with a mental health professional can seem overwhelming. My purpose as a psychologist is to help you feel as comfortable and safe as possible so that you are empowered to initiate the changes you want for your life. In a collaborative environment, I strive to help you navigate hurts of the past, deal with stressors of the present, and outline your future goals. Whether you are dealing with addiction, trauma, hopelessness, racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, relationship issues, or other concerns, I provide a trusting relationship in a judgement free atmosphere where I can help you achieve wellness."
Renee VanderMyde, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"Counseling is a collaborative effort between therapist and client where we work together to help you reach your goals for emotional healing and psychological well-being. I believe that you have inside of you, what you need to heal, but during times of stress and pain, it's difficult to find. That's why therapy can be so beneficial - it can help you uncover your strengths again, or even perhaps help you see them for the first time, in an environment of complete support and acceptance."
(616) 319-4593 x101
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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"Counseling is a collaborative effort between therapist and client where we work together to help you reach your goals for emotional healing and psychological well-being. I believe that you have inside of you, what you need to heal, but during times of stress and pain, it's difficult to find. That's why therapy can be so beneficial - it can help you uncover your strengths again, or even perhaps help you see them for the first time, in an environment of complete support and acceptance."
Judy White, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC, LLP, NCC, CST
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
"I maintain a focus on understanding what clients need or seek in a counseling experience, and empowering them to reach their goals. I see therapy as a process of exploration intended toward personal growth and increased well-being. It is an opportunity to examine old ways of relating to oneself, and explore new ways of interacting. At times we will explore areas that may be painful to discuss. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist, certified wholistic health counselor, certified cognitive behavioral therapist, and endorsed domestic violence counselor. Trained in Level I Gottman therapies for couples. See www.wholelifecounseling.org"
(269) 248-1934
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
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"I maintain a focus on understanding what clients need or seek in a counseling experience, and empowering them to reach their goals. I see therapy as a process of exploration intended toward personal growth and increased well-being. It is an opportunity to examine old ways of relating to oneself, and explore new ways of interacting. At times we will explore areas that may be painful to discuss. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist, certified wholistic health counselor, certified cognitive behavioral therapist, and endorsed domestic violence counselor. Trained in Level I Gottman therapies for couples. See www.wholelifecounseling.org"
Caroline Lowry Hall, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"It is my goal to help you create change in your life and develop new understanding as you face life's challenges. Together we will maximize your ability to achieve personal fulfillment, explore the enormous capacity within you, and reach a healthy state of balance and well-being. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele. Most individuals I see are dealing with anxiety related disorders, relationship issues, grief and loss, or simply adjusting to a life transition. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss your needs and expectations."
(616) 200-6984
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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"It is my goal to help you create change in your life and develop new understanding as you face life's challenges. Together we will maximize your ability to achieve personal fulfillment, explore the enormous capacity within you, and reach a healthy state of balance and well-being. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele. Most individuals I see are dealing with anxiety related disorders, relationship issues, grief and loss, or simply adjusting to a life transition. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss your needs and expectations."
Lawrence Dugan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, ACFE, ABDA, ABPP
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"I am a growth-oriented positive thinking experientially-based challenging therapist. I focus on enduring change of thoughts and feelings through a process of analytic self-confrontation. If you have questions, my other patients might best answer them for you and I have some who would willingly do so. Other questions you might have are most likely addressed in personal conversation."
(616) 308-2345
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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"I am a growth-oriented positive thinking experientially-based challenging therapist. I focus on enduring change of thoughts and feelings through a process of analytic self-confrontation. If you have questions, my other patients might best answer them for you and I have some who would willingly do so. Other questions you might have are most likely addressed in personal conversation."

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Transgender (Gender Dysphoria) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Grand Rapids and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Grand Rapids or for a Grand Rapids transgender therapist these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Grand Rapids may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Grand Rapids, transgender friendly therapists in Grand Rapids, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in Grand Rapids can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Grand Rapids are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Grand Rapids you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Grand Rapids and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Grand Rapids or family therapy in Grand Rapids.