Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"Choosing to see a therapist is a courageous choice, full of possibilities. If you are feeling stressed or stuck, therapy can help restore balance and bring about lasting change. I am a licensed clinical therapist offering online and in-person psychotherapy services. My goal is to offer compassionate support and evidence-based therapy techniques. I take a mindful and balanced approach to both life and therapy and I respect other people's life paths. I am an active and involved therapist, with the knowledge and experience to help people create change in their lives. "
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 984-1023
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"Choosing to see a therapist is a courageous choice, full of possibilities. If you are feeling stressed or stuck, therapy can help restore balance and bring about lasting change. I am a licensed clinical therapist offering online and in-person psychotherapy services. My goal is to offer compassionate support and evidence-based therapy techniques. I take a mindful and balanced approach to both life and therapy and I respect other people's life paths. I am an active and involved therapist, with the knowledge and experience to help people create change in their lives. "
Max Taylor, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD., DLLP
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"I have experience working with and providing therapy to children, adolescents, traditional/non-traditional college students and adults in wide variety of settings. I primarily work from an Interpersonal Process Approach (IPA) that focuses not only on symptom reduction but is focused on the therapeutic relationship and how it can be used as a vehicle to help promote change. The therapeutic relationship within this approach helps bolster the belief and confidence in, not only the possibility, but client’s actual ability to make changes in their lives. I also integrate and work from a Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 239-2575
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"I have experience working with and providing therapy to children, adolescents, traditional/non-traditional college students and adults in wide variety of settings. I primarily work from an Interpersonal Process Approach (IPA) that focuses not only on symptom reduction but is focused on the therapeutic relationship and how it can be used as a vehicle to help promote change. The therapeutic relationship within this approach helps bolster the belief and confidence in, not only the possibility, but client’s actual ability to make changes in their lives. I also integrate and work from a Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."
Rob Conrad, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"Welcome! My approach with clients is based on their individual needs. I used evidence-based practices to help clients identify and achieve their goals. I want my clients to feel empowered and ready to succeed. I believe strongly in the power of self-compassion and working toward balance in our lives."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 374-2063
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"Welcome! My approach with clients is based on their individual needs. I used evidence-based practices to help clients identify and achieve their goals. I want my clients to feel empowered and ready to succeed. I believe strongly in the power of self-compassion and working toward balance in our lives."
Wedgwood Christian Services, Counselor
Counselor, LLPC, LLMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
""My experience and training is in families with an emphasis on substance abuse and trauma. Families going through addiction, need special support and a therapist who can be there with them to learn new skills. Many children have a difficult time understanding what is going on in the family and might be having trouble at school. Children often need extra support even years after substance use has ended. If this is you, I can help.""
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 208-4805
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
""My experience and training is in families with an emphasis on substance abuse and trauma. Families going through addiction, need special support and a therapist who can be there with them to learn new skills. Many children have a difficult time understanding what is going on in the family and might be having trouble at school. Children often need extra support even years after substance use has ended. If this is you, I can help.""
Heather L Hammerstrom, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
"Let's be real- therapy is hard work. If you are brave enough to be taking the next step for your mental health, I am more than willing to do the work with you! I have developed experience over the past 10 years in working with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of presenting issues including trauma, intense emotions, grief/loss, adjustment, stress, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, dissociation, and identity concerns. My passion is working with younger kids and teens in trauma therapy and with teens and adults on the whole spectrum of concerns."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 205-9445
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"Let's be real- therapy is hard work. If you are brave enough to be taking the next step for your mental health, I am more than willing to do the work with you! I have developed experience over the past 10 years in working with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of presenting issues including trauma, intense emotions, grief/loss, adjustment, stress, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, dissociation, and identity concerns. My passion is working with younger kids and teens in trauma therapy and with teens and adults on the whole spectrum of concerns."
Julianne Lettinga, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
"Are you at a point where you know change is necessary? As humans, it is completely normal to go through difficulties and lows in life. Having a non-biased, trusted person to talk to can be an invaluable source of strength and hope to move forward from what's not working and creating lasting changes for yourself and your family. As a licensed counselor, it is my passion to help you achieve your goals, while discovering new potential for a life worth living."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 965-2132
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"Are you at a point where you know change is necessary? As humans, it is completely normal to go through difficulties and lows in life. Having a non-biased, trusted person to talk to can be an invaluable source of strength and hope to move forward from what's not working and creating lasting changes for yourself and your family. As a licensed counselor, it is my passion to help you achieve your goals, while discovering new potential for a life worth living."
Kathryn Padron, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"I enjoy working with individuals and families across the life span. I support children (even infants) and families as they navigate challenges that arise in order to work toward healthy relationships with the self, family and others. Play therapy and Sand Tray World Play are effective modalities I use when working with children. I work with adolescent girls and women struggling with anxiety, depression, mood/bipolar, trauma, and the desire to find optimal emotional well-being. I have 10 years of experience working with pregnancy and postpartum adjustment and mental health."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 710-4583
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"I enjoy working with individuals and families across the life span. I support children (even infants) and families as they navigate challenges that arise in order to work toward healthy relationships with the self, family and others. Play therapy and Sand Tray World Play are effective modalities I use when working with children. I work with adolescent girls and women struggling with anxiety, depression, mood/bipolar, trauma, and the desire to find optimal emotional well-being. I have 10 years of experience working with pregnancy and postpartum adjustment and mental health."
Joe Horak, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
"Has life been getting harder to handle lately? I often get to the heart of the matter quickly and then co-creative solutions tailored to your specific needs. My clients describe being in therapy with me as being involved in 'deeper work.' Sometimes the life disruption you are experiencing may be the beginning of an evolution toward a new stage (yes adults can still evolve to higher stages). I was originally trained in psychodynamic and family systems approaches but have expanded to use other theoretical approaches that are based on what will be helpful to your situation. "
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 675-2113
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"Has life been getting harder to handle lately? I often get to the heart of the matter quickly and then co-creative solutions tailored to your specific needs. My clients describe being in therapy with me as being involved in 'deeper work.' Sometimes the life disruption you are experiencing may be the beginning of an evolution toward a new stage (yes adults can still evolve to higher stages). I was originally trained in psychodynamic and family systems approaches but have expanded to use other theoretical approaches that are based on what will be helpful to your situation. "
Sara Cooley, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC, CCTP
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"As we journey through life, we have various goals we are trying to accomplish but often feel as if we’ve lost our way. With increasing levels of stress, life can become less vivid than it once was. My goal as your therapist is to get you to a space of empowerment, self-control, and understanding. Together, we can find ways to gain control of yourself, learn what your emotions are signaling to you, explore relationships, and improve overall wellbeing in your life. "
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 253-6909
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"As we journey through life, we have various goals we are trying to accomplish but often feel as if we’ve lost our way. With increasing levels of stress, life can become less vivid than it once was. My goal as your therapist is to get you to a space of empowerment, self-control, and understanding. Together, we can find ways to gain control of yourself, learn what your emotions are signaling to you, explore relationships, and improve overall wellbeing in your life. "
Jeffrey Reining, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT, LP, MDiv
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"I work with children and families dealing with issues including on communication, depression/anxiety, behavioral issues, self-harm, suicidal ideation, divorce and more. I create a safe and welcoming environment that starts with understanding and works toward change. If you are struggling with your young adult, unsure how to co-parent, need help with your relationship, or your family always fights, I can help. Using a variety of interventions in different modalities including individual, couples, or family therapy, together we can overcome."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 201-3130
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"I work with children and families dealing with issues including on communication, depression/anxiety, behavioral issues, self-harm, suicidal ideation, divorce and more. I create a safe and welcoming environment that starts with understanding and works toward change. If you are struggling with your young adult, unsure how to co-parent, need help with your relationship, or your family always fights, I can help. Using a variety of interventions in different modalities including individual, couples, or family therapy, together we can overcome."
Lauren Conkright-Bonnell, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"As we age, I can't help but think that our lives may go off the path we originally intended. While life can be full of many positive changes and events, there may also be experiences in which one may develop feelings of shame, guilt, anxiety, and/or depression. It can be hard to recognize life isn't always 'perfect' and to determine how and where to give up control. It can be difficult to embrace the good and bad parts of our lives; but it can be just as empowering to develop the next chapter just as you would like it to be. My goal is to help you leap into the unknown, build more authenticity and awareness, and start living a life with more fulfillment. "
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 920-6700
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"As we age, I can't help but think that our lives may go off the path we originally intended. While life can be full of many positive changes and events, there may also be experiences in which one may develop feelings of shame, guilt, anxiety, and/or depression. It can be hard to recognize life isn't always 'perfect' and to determine how and where to give up control. It can be difficult to embrace the good and bad parts of our lives; but it can be just as empowering to develop the next chapter just as you would like it to be. My goal is to help you leap into the unknown, build more authenticity and awareness, and start living a life with more fulfillment. "
Megan Besemer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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
Child or Adolescent
(616) 504-4963
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"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."
Jessica Lyn Gladden, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"I believe that people already have everything they need to return to wholeness within themselves. I primarily work with adolescents and adults who struggle with the impact of trauma, anxiety, depression, transgender issues, life adjustment, and self esteem issues. Based on what you need, I may integrate mindfulness and mindful movement such as yoga into practice. I also utilize a variety of cognitive behavioral and narrative therapy techniques. Groups focusing on using movement and yoga to assist individuals to reconnect to their bodies may be available."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 427-1829
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"I believe that people already have everything they need to return to wholeness within themselves. I primarily work with adolescents and adults who struggle with the impact of trauma, anxiety, depression, transgender issues, life adjustment, and self esteem issues. Based on what you need, I may integrate mindfulness and mindful movement such as yoga into practice. I also utilize a variety of cognitive behavioral and narrative therapy techniques. Groups focusing on using movement and yoga to assist individuals to reconnect to their bodies may be available."
Megan M Coleman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
"Life is a bumpy road. Would you like things go more smoothly for you and your family? I am a child and family therapist, offering child and adolescent individual, group, and family therapy. Overall, I find the therapeutic relationship the most important piece of therapy, and use an integrative approach including evidence-based treatment. My goal is to provide a supportive counseling environment focused on helping you make the changes you want in your life."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 288-2627
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"Life is a bumpy road. Would you like things go more smoothly for you and your family? I am a child and family therapist, offering child and adolescent individual, group, and family therapy. Overall, I find the therapeutic relationship the most important piece of therapy, and use an integrative approach including evidence-based treatment. My goal is to provide a supportive counseling environment focused on helping you make the changes you want in your life."
Stacia Fridley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
"I work with adolescents, adults and families, ages 15 and older. I focus on a variety of mental health issues including depression, suicidal/self-harm ideation, anxiety, social anxiety with panic attacks, postpartum depression/anxiety, OCD, borderline personality disorder and mood disorders. I enjoy working with a wide range of clients in all areas of their lives helping them with grief, trauma, parenting, relationships, communication issues and workplace stress. Helping clients understand their symptoms, find peace, acceptance, personal growth, confidence and a stronger sense of purpose is the best part of my job. "
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 328-6616
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"I work with adolescents, adults and families, ages 15 and older. I focus on a variety of mental health issues including depression, suicidal/self-harm ideation, anxiety, social anxiety with panic attacks, postpartum depression/anxiety, OCD, borderline personality disorder and mood disorders. I enjoy working with a wide range of clients in all areas of their lives helping them with grief, trauma, parenting, relationships, communication issues and workplace stress. Helping clients understand their symptoms, find peace, acceptance, personal growth, confidence and a stronger sense of purpose is the best part of my job. "
Kelly Ahti, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"Life can be messy, it can catch us off guard. We can find ourselves treading water and the things that used to keep us afloat aren’t working quite so well. Old wounds can dull our spark. If we’re human, we’ve all been there. I work with children, teens, and adults who are experiencing anxiety and depression, grief due to a death or those anticipating a loss, a life threatening medical diagnosis, anaphylactic food allergies and accompanying stressors, trauma, and parents with perinatal mood disorders. I also support families navigating LGBTQIA issues."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 205-9697
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"Life can be messy, it can catch us off guard. We can find ourselves treading water and the things that used to keep us afloat aren’t working quite so well. Old wounds can dull our spark. If we’re human, we’ve all been there. I work with children, teens, and adults who are experiencing anxiety and depression, grief due to a death or those anticipating a loss, a life threatening medical diagnosis, anaphylactic food allergies and accompanying stressors, trauma, and parents with perinatal mood disorders. I also support families navigating LGBTQIA issues."
Alliance Counseling Group, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"I am outgoing, and enjoy travel, nature, animals, and connection. I use my personal experiences with divorce, blended families, adolescent struggles, women's issues, infidelity, grief/loss, relationship issues, and more. This allows me to join with clients in working through their issues and experiences. When working with a client, I believe the most important thing is connection. Having the opportunity to give clients a voice and space to talk freely about issues, fears, beliefs, and anything in between is an honor. In connecting to my client's experience i can show them what it means to truly be known."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 426-6829
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
View
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"I am outgoing, and enjoy travel, nature, animals, and connection. I use my personal experiences with divorce, blended families, adolescent struggles, women's issues, infidelity, grief/loss, relationship issues, and more. This allows me to join with clients in working through their issues and experiences. When working with a client, I believe the most important thing is connection. Having the opportunity to give clients a voice and space to talk freely about issues, fears, beliefs, and anything in between is an honor. In connecting to my client's experience i can show them what it means to truly be known."
Sean Edward Burns, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CAADC, SAP
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"Sean is a psychotherapist who has been practicing since 1998. He has experience providing psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He is trained in Trauma Model Therapy through the Ross Institute and is also certified in EMDR. Mr. Burns is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He works with his clients to come up with a practical yet comprehensive treatment plan. If you are unsure about setting up that first appointment and just want to talk things over, Sean would be happy to speak with you over the phone."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 678-2045
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"Sean is a psychotherapist who has been practicing since 1998. He has experience providing psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He is trained in Trauma Model Therapy through the Ross Institute and is also certified in EMDR. Mr. Burns is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He works with his clients to come up with a practical yet comprehensive treatment plan. If you are unsure about setting up that first appointment and just want to talk things over, Sean would be happy to speak with you over the phone."
Kate Jack, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified by Psychology Today
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."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(844) 901-0027
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"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."
Sarah Saunders, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Building community and finding wholeness can be difficult, and that is why finding support and affirmation are so important. As a passionately progressive therapist in Grand Rapids, I am committed to providing quality care and creating a safe space that fosters courage in the healing process. There is no perfect time to begin, and I welcome each person to come as they are, when they are ready. As a clinical therapist with over 12 years of experience, I am prepared to hear your needs and co-create a response to your goals."
Transgender
Child or Adolescent
(616) 253-6602
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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Transgender
Child or Adolescent
"Building community and finding wholeness can be difficult, and that is why finding support and affirmation are so important. As a passionately progressive therapist in Grand Rapids, I am committed to providing quality care and creating a safe space that fosters courage in the healing process. There is no perfect time to begin, and I welcome each person to come as they are, when they are ready. As a clinical therapist with over 12 years of experience, I am prepared to hear your needs and co-create a response to 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.