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."
Transgender
(616) 312-2470
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
"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."
Emily Brouwers, Counselor
Counselor, LLPC, TLLP, CBIS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"I believe in meeting each client where they are, and taking time to understand each person's unique situation. I aim to create a safe and non-judgmental space for client's to participate in healing conversations. That space starts with a quality relationship built on trust and acceptance, no matter who you are and what you are going through. I believe counseling is a brave step toward overall wellness, and my passion is to walk alongside my clients as they improve their lives."
Transgender
(616) 208-4242
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
"I believe in meeting each client where they are, and taking time to understand each person's unique situation. I aim to create a safe and non-judgmental space for client's to participate in healing conversations. That space starts with a quality relationship built on trust and acceptance, no matter who you are and what you are going through. I believe counseling is a brave step toward overall wellness, and my passion is to walk alongside my clients as they improve their lives."
Judy White, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC, LLP, NCC, CST
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
"[Judy is not currently accepting new clients.] 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, and certified cognitive behavioral therapist, Trained in Level I Gottman therapies for couples. "
Transgender
(269) 248-1934
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
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Transgender
"[Judy is not currently accepting new clients.] 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, and certified cognitive behavioral therapist, Trained in Level I Gottman therapies for couples. "
Annalise Hammerlund, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"I am an Expressive Arts Therapist and Licensed professional counselor. My background includes working with children in residential treatment; adult and adolescent inpatient psychiatric care; and outpatient or community support groups serving many different populations. I work with children 6+, adolescents and adults. I strive to be honest and gentle, while still always challenging my clients to dig a little deeper or see a new perspective, or strive to reach a goal. I believe in the ability of any person to change or grow, if they can believe in themselves. I love exploring the layers and complexity of life at any stage."
Transgender
(616) 219-8053
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
"I am an Expressive Arts Therapist and Licensed professional counselor. My background includes working with children in residential treatment; adult and adolescent inpatient psychiatric care; and outpatient or community support groups serving many different populations. I work with children 6+, adolescents and adults. I strive to be honest and gentle, while still always challenging my clients to dig a little deeper or see a new perspective, or strive to reach a goal. I believe in the ability of any person to change or grow, if they can believe in themselves. I love exploring the layers and complexity of life at any stage."
Olivia Torres, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"If you are feeling plagued by distressing symptoms or are experiencing dissatisfaction with your life or relationships, psychotherapy can offer new ways of thinking and connecting. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families to develop new and deeper understandings of symptoms and patterns to effect lasting change. I will work with you to help build an understanding of how current and past events, emotional experiences, and relationships shape your life. I believe that by understanding these patterns and gaining new skills, you can live and relate to others in more satisfying ways."
Transgender
(616) 236-2802
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
"If you are feeling plagued by distressing symptoms or are experiencing dissatisfaction with your life or relationships, psychotherapy can offer new ways of thinking and connecting. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families to develop new and deeper understandings of symptoms and patterns to effect lasting change. I will work with you to help build an understanding of how current and past events, emotional experiences, and relationships shape your life. I believe that by understanding these patterns and gaining new skills, you can live and relate to others in more satisfying ways."
Megan M Coleman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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
(616) 288-2627
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
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Transgender
"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."
Melissa Muir, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
"If you or your child are living with strong emotions, suicide attempts, self-harming, hospitalizations, chronic relationship/behavioral issues, or roller coaster emotions; life is very tough. You may feel like you are held hostage by these emotions and have a difficult time imagining that a 'normal' or healthy life is even possible. As a therapist trained in the specialty of DBT therapy, I believe that EVERYONE is capable of creating a life worth living."
Transgender
(616) 499-4174
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
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Transgender
"If you or your child are living with strong emotions, suicide attempts, self-harming, hospitalizations, chronic relationship/behavioral issues, or roller coaster emotions; life is very tough. You may feel like you are held hostage by these emotions and have a difficult time imagining that a 'normal' or healthy life is even possible. As a therapist trained in the specialty of DBT therapy, I believe that EVERYONE is capable of creating a life worth living."
Sharon Depcinski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"Sharon has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 18 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Family Life/Human Sexuality from Central Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University. She completed a supervised clinical training program at the Loyola University Outpatient Sexual Dysfunction Clinic, and in 2019 she is continuing to further her education by attending the Sexual Health Certificate Program through the University of Michigan. "
Transgender
(616) 236-2992
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
"Sharon has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 18 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Family Life/Human Sexuality from Central Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University. She completed a supervised clinical training program at the Loyola University Outpatient Sexual Dysfunction Clinic, and in 2019 she is continuing to further her education by attending the Sexual Health Certificate Program through the University of Michigan. "
Rachel McClure, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"Welcome! I work with adults who are struggling with a variety of issues including substance abuse, addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, and general life stressors and transitions. As a member of the LGBTQ community, I am also an advocate for LGBTQ individuals with an understanding of issues particular to them. My clients often want to improve their lives, overall well-being and family relationships and often struggle to know where to start. I provide a support, empathic environment where together we can create a customized plan to help you reach your goals, bring peace and healing to your life."
Transgender
(616) 208-4257
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
"Welcome! I work with adults who are struggling with a variety of issues including substance abuse, addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, and general life stressors and transitions. As a member of the LGBTQ community, I am also an advocate for LGBTQ individuals with an understanding of issues particular to them. My clients often want to improve their lives, overall well-being and family relationships and often struggle to know where to start. I provide a support, empathic environment where together we can create a customized plan to help you reach your goals, bring peace and healing to your life."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, ADS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
"Acceptance and affirmation, no matter what your path, lies at the heart of the work I provide. What I bring to my work is a sense of warmth, attunement, generosity of spirit, safety, compassion, and skill. I graduated with a certificate in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan and will be licensed as a Certified Sex Therapist in 2020. "Connection is the No. 1 salve for most of the pain, and the hurt, and the trauma that we will experience" -Esther Perel "
Transgender
(616) 326-3225
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
"Acceptance and affirmation, no matter what your path, lies at the heart of the work I provide. What I bring to my work is a sense of warmth, attunement, generosity of spirit, safety, compassion, and skill. I graduated with a certificate in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan and will be licensed as a Certified Sex Therapist in 2020. "Connection is the No. 1 salve for most of the pain, and the hurt, and the trauma that we will experience" -Esther Perel "
Susan Jane Powers, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
"I offer a full range of services to individuals, couples, and families. My services include psychotherapy and assessment for issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, parenting issues, personal growth and development, grief and loss. My ideal client would be someone who wants to live life to the fullest and is committed to developing the skills he or shee needs to reach that goal!"
Transgender
(616) 328-6958
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501
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Transgender
"I offer a full range of services to individuals, couples, and families. My services include psychotherapy and assessment for issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, parenting issues, personal growth and development, grief and loss. My ideal client would be someone who wants to live life to the fullest and is committed to developing the skills he or shee needs to reach that goal!"
Deb D Spoors, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, CIRT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"An ideal client is someone who is motivated to look deeply at sources of strengths and limitation. They understand that change takes place in relationship and that a therapeutic relationship can support and challenge such change. This client is aware that lasting change takes work and time."
Transgender
(616) 604-4067
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
"An ideal client is someone who is motivated to look deeply at sources of strengths and limitation. They understand that change takes place in relationship and that a therapeutic relationship can support and challenge such change. This client is aware that lasting change takes work and time."
Allison Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BCN
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
"I've worked with people of all ages experiencing domestic and sexual violence, trauma, as well as various mental health diagnoses including anxiety and depression."
Transgender
(586) 685-7451
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
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Transgender
"I've worked with people of all ages experiencing domestic and sexual violence, trauma, as well as various mental health diagnoses including anxiety and depression."
Joanne Elaine Nemecek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"Sometimes life can feel overwhelming or frustrating because you are not living the life you dreamed of. Maybe you are experiencing some questions about yourself that you have never voiced to anyone. Sometimes it is difficult to come and speak to someone new. I will work to help you feel comfortable. I am here to help you navigate through this time in your life to help you find the appropriate and empowering path for you. I will listen to you and develop a plan with you to address where you are and where you want to go."
Transgender
(616) 226-9038
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
"Sometimes life can feel overwhelming or frustrating because you are not living the life you dreamed of. Maybe you are experiencing some questions about yourself that you have never voiced to anyone. Sometimes it is difficult to come and speak to someone new. I will work to help you feel comfortable. I am here to help you navigate through this time in your life to help you find the appropriate and empowering path for you. I will listen to you and develop a plan with you to address where you are and where you want to go."
Kelly Ibarra, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CSAT-C, LPC SCL
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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
(616) 965-2158
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
"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 &"
Julianne Lettinga, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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
(616) 965-2132
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
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Transgender
"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."
Matthew Clark, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"Experience with self and other harm, sexual issues, and depression/anxiety. I also help many straight and gay adults with mood, relationship, social (Aspergers/Higher Autism), and self-worth challenges."
Transgender
(616) 755-8929
Verified
Office is near:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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Transgender
"Experience with self and other harm, sexual issues, and depression/anxiety. I also help many straight and gay adults with mood, relationship, social (Aspergers/Higher Autism), and self-worth challenges."
Omar L Mangrum, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, EdD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
"In the 30 plus years I have worked as a psychologist, the most frequent comment I hear from clients is that they appreciate my warmth, plainspoken feedback, and practical suggestions for change. I have worked effectively with people of all ages, orientation, and ethnicity over a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, and health related problems. Treatment interventions I have used over the years include cognitive behavioral techniques, traditional counseling, biofeedback, hypnosis, and family therapy among others. I look forward to talking with you!"
Transgender
(616) 987-0981 x109
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Transgender
"In the 30 plus years I have worked as a psychologist, the most frequent comment I hear from clients is that they appreciate my warmth, plainspoken feedback, and practical suggestions for change. I have worked effectively with people of all ages, orientation, and ethnicity over a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, and health related problems. Treatment interventions I have used over the years include cognitive behavioral techniques, traditional counseling, biofeedback, hypnosis, and family therapy among others. I look forward to talking with you!"
Bridget Gottlieb, LMSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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 14 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
(616) 560-6701
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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Transgender
"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 14 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. "
Amy Bailey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
"My role as a therapist is to give you a safe and peaceful space in which you can find hope and make the changes you desire for yourself. I have over 17 years of experience working with children/adolescents and their families. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I also often utilize art therapy components and mindfulness techniques. I am experienced working with both the individual and the family system whatever that may be."
Transgender
(616) 522-4027
Verified
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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Transgender
"My role as a therapist is to give you a safe and peaceful space in which you can find hope and make the changes you desire for yourself. I have over 17 years of experience working with children/adolescents and their families. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I also often utilize art therapy components and mindfulness techniques. I am experienced working with both the individual and the family system whatever that may be."

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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.