Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49519
"***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** I have a focus in working with adolescents and adults with addiction issues or seeking support with LGBTQA+ related concerns, such as, but not limited to, 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, depression, or anxiety, an appointment can be scheduled with me with the front desk staff, just call (616) 805-3660 and ask for an appointment with Ryan Townes!"
Transgender
Anxiety
Non-Binary
(616) 899-4016
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49519
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Transgender
Anxiety
Non-Binary
"***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** I have a focus in working with adolescents and adults with addiction issues or seeking support with LGBTQA+ related concerns, such as, but not limited to, 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, depression, or anxiety, an appointment can be scheduled with me with the front desk staff, just call (616) 805-3660 and ask for an appointment with Ryan Townes!"
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River City Psychological Services, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, LP, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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."
Koinonia Counseling Center, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
"Sara and Marin make up Koinonia Counseling Center, PLLC. where they specialize in trauma. Marin focuses not only on trauma but specializes in Dissociative Identity Disorders and other complex dissociative disorders. Sara has a trauma focus in military behavioral health and substance abuse. Both are transgender allies and seek to provide a nurturing, empathetic environment for their clients. We also enthusiastically celebrate all diversity and have specific skills and experience in relation to working with the disability minority."
(616) 369-8594
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
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"Sara and Marin make up Koinonia Counseling Center, PLLC. where they specialize in trauma. Marin focuses not only on trauma but specializes in Dissociative Identity Disorders and other complex dissociative disorders. Sara has a trauma focus in military behavioral health and substance abuse. Both are transgender allies and seek to provide a nurturing, empathetic environment for their clients. We also enthusiastically celebrate all diversity and have specific skills and experience in relation to working with the disability minority."
Ann Bixler, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP, ICAADC, RPT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"I 've been in private practice since 1997. Throughout that time I have continued to expand on my knowledge and develop specialties in play therapy, working with the LGBTQ community, substance abuse, and trauma including PTSD. I work with clients experiencing anxiety and depression. I see each client as unique and feel honored to join them in their journey towards health and wellness. I am affiliated with organizations that keep me abreast of evidence-based practices for the unique situations that clients bring to therapy."
(616) 312-2470
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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"I 've been in private practice since 1997. Throughout that time I have continued to expand on my knowledge and develop specialties in play therapy, working with the LGBTQ community, substance abuse, and trauma including PTSD. I work with clients experiencing anxiety and depression. I see each client as unique and feel honored to join them in their journey towards health and wellness. I am affiliated with organizations that keep me abreast of evidence-based practices for the unique situations that clients bring to therapy."
Brendan Cole, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"If you are seeking a way to feel better and get unstuck, I am the counselor for you. I offer complimentary 15-minute meetings. I have a great deal of experience with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, resolving trauma, and sports performance psychology. If you are a young adult in your 20s, I may be the right therapist for you. If you are a parent of an adolescent, tween, or young adult--I specialize with these age groups. In addition, I have advanced training in EMDR therapy--which is a special technique I may utilize to help anyone with past trauma to feel like there self again."
(616) 205-9648
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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"If you are seeking a way to feel better and get unstuck, I am the counselor for you. I offer complimentary 15-minute meetings. I have a great deal of experience with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, resolving trauma, and sports performance psychology. If you are a young adult in your 20s, I may be the right therapist for you. If you are a parent of an adolescent, tween, or young adult--I specialize with these age groups. In addition, I have advanced training in EMDR therapy--which is a special technique I may utilize to help anyone with past trauma to feel like there self again."
Tracy Thompson, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
"I am passionate about working with people who have become stuck somewhere along in their journey. My work with clients is based in attachment theory, believing that the strongest attachments from our life, greatly impact how we understand ourselves and our relationships . Family, work and school pose as great points of contact with addressing our basic needs for belonging and significance. For some, childhood can be a time of happiness, joy and excitement, and for others, it came be a time of disappointment, confusion and pain. When we understand the narratives we were given early on, we can choose to embrace or move beyond them. "
(616) 818-0933
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
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"I am passionate about working with people who have become stuck somewhere along in their journey. My work with clients is based in attachment theory, believing that the strongest attachments from our life, greatly impact how we understand ourselves and our relationships . Family, work and school pose as great points of contact with addressing our basic needs for belonging and significance. For some, childhood can be a time of happiness, joy and excitement, and for others, it came be a time of disappointment, confusion and pain. When we understand the narratives we were given early on, we can choose to embrace or move beyond them. "
Stacey Vandenberg, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"I am a licensed therapist with over 23 years of experience helping others to navigate life's journey. I offer a judgment free environment to overcome life's challenges and provide a safe haven for self-discovery. Through this process my clients have recognized their ability to heal and gain a greater insight into self-empowerment. I specialize in overcoming trauma, relationships, anxiety, depression, addiction (alcohol & drugs) and academic/career issues with individuals and families. I have found that how we perceive ourselves is our reality; however, together, we can expand that perspective to see the bigger picture."
(231) 307-8491
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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"I am a licensed therapist with over 23 years of experience helping others to navigate life's journey. I offer a judgment free environment to overcome life's challenges and provide a safe haven for self-discovery. Through this process my clients have recognized their ability to heal and gain a greater insight into self-empowerment. I specialize in overcoming trauma, relationships, anxiety, depression, addiction (alcohol & drugs) and academic/career issues with individuals and families. I have found that how we perceive ourselves is our reality; however, together, we can expand that perspective to see the bigger picture."
Amy L Jarchow, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"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
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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"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."
Zita Hardenberg, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"Therapy can be an opportunity to improve your insight into personal roadblocks and regain a sense of balance. My role is to accompany you during this process and help you navigate through life's challenges. You will find my approach to be genuine, warm, and person-centered. I have a special interest working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, and life changes. I am also particularly interested in working with young adults as they work on their development of identity and purpose. My goal is to support you and help strengthen your coping skills."
(616) 432-2667
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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"Therapy can be an opportunity to improve your insight into personal roadblocks and regain a sense of balance. My role is to accompany you during this process and help you navigate through life's challenges. You will find my approach to be genuine, warm, and person-centered. I have a special interest working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, and life changes. I am also particularly interested in working with young adults as they work on their development of identity and purpose. My goal is to support you and help strengthen your coping skills."
Tanya van der Veen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
(616) 253-6607
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
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Amy Hubbard, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC, LLP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
"I believe every individual has the ability to reach their full potential. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place for you to share your thoughts, identify problems and work toward achieving desired goals. I have worked with individuals of all ages with varying issues including, but not limited to: mood and personality disorders, physical and sexual abuse, anger management, eating disorders, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues and major life changes. I appreciate the uniqueness of each individual and will treat you with respect, compassion, and honesty."
(616) 279-3869
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
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"I believe every individual has the ability to reach their full potential. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place for you to share your thoughts, identify problems and work toward achieving desired goals. I have worked with individuals of all ages with varying issues including, but not limited to: mood and personality disorders, physical and sexual abuse, anger management, eating disorders, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues and major life changes. I appreciate the uniqueness of each individual and will treat you with respect, compassion, and honesty."
Counselor, MA, PhD, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"I am a Christian Counselor with experience in many different areas. Before becoming a counselor I was a paramedic, firefighter, 911 dispatcher, and a reserve deputy sheriff. I have over 20 years experience in emergency services field. I also have over 20 years of experience in CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) and crisis management. I have also taught at the college level including paramedic classes and medical assisting classes. I am an Ordained Chaplain and I have counselled those who requested spirituality as part of their sessions as well as those who do not believe. I make it a point to customize for the client."
(616) 207-1846
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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"I am a Christian Counselor with experience in many different areas. Before becoming a counselor I was a paramedic, firefighter, 911 dispatcher, and a reserve deputy sheriff. I have over 20 years experience in emergency services field. I also have over 20 years of experience in CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) and crisis management. I have also taught at the college level including paramedic classes and medical assisting classes. I am an Ordained Chaplain and I have counselled those who requested spirituality as part of their sessions as well as those who do not believe. I make it a point to customize for the client."
Nika Lenee Fesler, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"My goal is to offer you a space to come and explore what is going on in your world. I will spend time with you to develop goals and plans for moving forward and through whatever is making life hard to manage. I aim to make counseling a safe and positive environment to foster growth and sustainable coping skills with my clients. Providing culturally sensitive and compassionate counseling is an important part of my practice as well as a commitment to my own continued education and growth as a clinician."
(616) 226-5749
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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"My goal is to offer you a space to come and explore what is going on in your world. I will spend time with you to develop goals and plans for moving forward and through whatever is making life hard to manage. I aim to make counseling a safe and positive environment to foster growth and sustainable coping skills with my clients. Providing culturally sensitive and compassionate counseling is an important part of my practice as well as a commitment to my own continued education and growth as a clinician."
Life Support LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BCBA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
"Emily will be joining Life Support LLC at our new location when it opens on 9/3/19 and will be available some evenings and Saturday mornings, please specify if you are requesting Emily. Emily White, LMSW, BCBA is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University and Master’s in Social Work from Western Michigan University before completing her education through the Florida Institute of Technology and becoming a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. "
(616) 414-3115
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
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"Emily will be joining Life Support LLC at our new location when it opens on 9/3/19 and will be available some evenings and Saturday mornings, please specify if you are requesting Emily. Emily White, LMSW, BCBA is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University and Master’s in Social Work from Western Michigan University before completing her education through the Florida Institute of Technology and becoming a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. "
April M Oglesby, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
"Life is a gift best shared and celebrated with those we love, yet there are times in our lives when we not only do not feel like being around others but also do not feel like celebrating anything at all. Let's work through the challenges that keep you from being your best self and living your best life. We have one life on this planet, why not live it to the fullest in every possible way through our relationships with ourselves and with others? Let's work together so that you can get to a place of healing and restoration; to not just heal, but to grow and THRIVE in every aspect of your life!!!"
(616) 213-0894
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
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"Life is a gift best shared and celebrated with those we love, yet there are times in our lives when we not only do not feel like being around others but also do not feel like celebrating anything at all. Let's work through the challenges that keep you from being your best self and living your best life. We have one life on this planet, why not live it to the fullest in every possible way through our relationships with ourselves and with others? Let's work together so that you can get to a place of healing and restoration; to not just heal, but to grow and THRIVE in every aspect of your life!!!"
Christopher L Klein
MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"Are you having difficulty in some aspect of your life – maybe feelings of depression, anxiety, loneliness or recurring problems in your relationships? You are not broken – you are doing your best to cope with an often chaotic and complex world of relationships, feelings, and intentions. But, what you’re doing isn’t working for you the way that you’d like. My role is to listen​ to your story with care and an utmost desire to understand your perspective and also share my ideas about how I see and understand the problems you are describing. Together we work to resolve the difficulties you are having."
(616) 920-6827
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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"Are you having difficulty in some aspect of your life – maybe feelings of depression, anxiety, loneliness or recurring problems in your relationships? You are not broken – you are doing your best to cope with an often chaotic and complex world of relationships, feelings, and intentions. But, what you’re doing isn’t working for you the way that you’d like. My role is to listen​ to your story with care and an utmost desire to understand your perspective and also share my ideas about how I see and understand the problems you are describing. Together we work to resolve the difficulties you are having."
Jess Kimmel, Counselor
Counselor, LLPC, MSAT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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. "
(947) 333-8042
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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"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. "
Jim Bottenhorn, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"As a psychotherapist I view my role as a consultant, not unlike other professional consultants. Utilizing clients' inherent life skills and developing new strategies, I assist them in finding ways to work through barriers to growth. Often the solutions are not complicated, and often clients "know" what is needed to turn things around. I see my job as a listener, teacher and an encourager, because to make a change, even for the better, takes courage."
(616) 604-4088
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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"As a psychotherapist I view my role as a consultant, not unlike other professional consultants. Utilizing clients' inherent life skills and developing new strategies, I assist them in finding ways to work through barriers to growth. Often the solutions are not complicated, and often clients "know" what is needed to turn things around. I see my job as a listener, teacher and an encourager, because to make a change, even for the better, takes courage."
Cherie D Rucker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508
"Individuals seek therapy for many issues. I have been afforded the opportunity to work alongside people that want help in managing Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem barriers and daily stress. Often times these issues are masked by deep rooted trauma, grief and abuse. Individuals need encouragement, support, feeling that they are heard and validation while on their journey to healing. "
(616) 239-3147 x2
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508
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"Individuals seek therapy for many issues. I have been afforded the opportunity to work alongside people that want help in managing Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem barriers and daily stress. Often times these issues are masked by deep rooted trauma, grief and abuse. Individuals need encouragement, support, feeling that they are heard and validation while on their journey to healing. "
Kate Jack, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"I am passionate about helping individuals reach their potential. Are your coping skills no longer effective? The therapeutic relationship provides a safe and supportive environment for you to change what's not working. I will help you to understand your emotions and be more compassionate with yourself. I will support you unconditionally as you work to reach your goals."
(844) 901-0027
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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"I am passionate about helping individuals reach their potential. Are your coping skills no longer effective? The therapeutic relationship provides a safe and supportive environment for you to change what's not working. I will help you to understand your emotions and be more compassionate with yourself. I will support you unconditionally as you work to reach your goals."

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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.