Krystal Strotbaum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Not accepting new clients
Or individually you would like to move past the painful event(s)/trauma you have endured, learn to love yourself & remove the fear that weighs you down, to feel free from anxiety.
(As a couple or individual) - Experiencing a traumatic event, anxiety/ past pain can send you into a panic, tearful, angry, shut down. Feeling disconnected from yourself or from your partner. Stress feels so intense that sometimes it moves you to withdrawal. Or it rises into agitation: why doesn't my partner see my pain? Why did this/does this conflict/"bad thing" happen? What if it happens again? Feeling distrustful that anyone will be there for you either because you have been let down by someone before (maybe your partner) or have experienced something painful/traumatic & fear it will happen again. Feeling lonely and ignored.
(616) 723-9597
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Not accepting new clients
Or individually you would like to move past the painful event(s)/trauma you have endured, learn to love yourself & remove the fear that weighs you down, to feel free from anxiety.
(As a couple or individual) - Experiencing a traumatic event, anxiety/ past pain can send you into a panic, tearful, angry, shut down. Feeling disconnected from yourself or from your partner. Stress feels so intense that sometimes it moves you to withdrawal. Or it rises into agitation: why doesn't my partner see my pain? Why did this/does this conflict/"bad thing" happen? What if it happens again? Feeling distrustful that anyone will be there for you either because you have been let down by someone before (maybe your partner) or have experienced something painful/traumatic & fear it will happen again. Feeling lonely and ignored.
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Brendan Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
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
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
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.
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Erin Cullum
Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
I am a person centered therapist specializing in Grief and loss, Anxiety, Chronic illness, and developmental trauma.
I approach therapy with a sense of curiosity and mindful intention. I honor the sacredness of the client-therapist relationship and invite you to explore your feelings in a safe, judgement-free environment. I believe therapy provides the ultimate venue for self- care and personal growth. I am passionate about utilizing creative techniques as a tool to healing and empowerment. I look forward to walking with you wherever you may be in your journey, encouraging you to listen to your inner wisdom, and working together to build the strengths and skills to live your best life.
(616) 236-5603
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
I am a person centered therapist specializing in Grief and loss, Anxiety, Chronic illness, and developmental trauma.
I approach therapy with a sense of curiosity and mindful intention. I honor the sacredness of the client-therapist relationship and invite you to explore your feelings in a safe, judgement-free environment. I believe therapy provides the ultimate venue for self- care and personal growth. I am passionate about utilizing creative techniques as a tool to healing and empowerment. I look forward to walking with you wherever you may be in your journey, encouraging you to listen to your inner wisdom, and working together to build the strengths and skills to live your best life.
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Julie Buttelwerth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LLMSW-C Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
*Limited availability* "Shame dies when stories are told in safe places." This quote, beautifully stated by Ann Voskamp, couldn't be more true. I believe in creating a safe & trusting environment for my clients to ensure every individual's unique experiences can be shared in a space designed to engender comfort, acceptance, & respect. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have extensive training & experience working with those who have traumas in their life & are struggling to move forward. Whether dealing with past trauma, the stressors of life, grief, or challenging relationships, I am here to listen, & I am here to help.
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
*Limited availability* "Shame dies when stories are told in safe places." This quote, beautifully stated by Ann Voskamp, couldn't be more true. I believe in creating a safe & trusting environment for my clients to ensure every individual's unique experiences can be shared in a space designed to engender comfort, acceptance, & respect. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have extensive training & experience working with those who have traumas in their life & are struggling to move forward. Whether dealing with past trauma, the stressors of life, grief, or challenging relationships, I am here to listen, & I am here to help.
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Carmon Therese Ferman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Recognized State of Michigan Licensed Master of Clinical Social Worker providing outpatient therapeutic counseling to individuals in the community. I specialized in substance use disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety and employment and life coaching. I work with both adolescents and adults, along with facilitating both group and individual therapy. Therapeutic techniques stem from a strength-based approach to therapy and are eclectic in nature with emphasis placed on cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and trauma work.
(616) 236-2927
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Recognized State of Michigan Licensed Master of Clinical Social Worker providing outpatient therapeutic counseling to individuals in the community. I specialized in substance use disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety and employment and life coaching. I work with both adolescents and adults, along with facilitating both group and individual therapy. Therapeutic techniques stem from a strength-based approach to therapy and are eclectic in nature with emphasis placed on cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and trauma work.
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Susan Jongekryg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CSAT Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
Are you having trouble coping with your emotions due to a traumatic experience in your life? Many suffer from childhood sexual abuse, betrayal trauma, or sexual addiction. You are not alone! I collaborate with people seeking to transform past suffering into meaning and purpose in their lives. I believe passionately that to live a fulfilled life, one must continue to grow and adapt. I feel a profound sense of gratitude to be able to help others on their path to emotional healing.
(616) 678-2083
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
Are you having trouble coping with your emotions due to a traumatic experience in your life? Many suffer from childhood sexual abuse, betrayal trauma, or sexual addiction. You are not alone! I collaborate with people seeking to transform past suffering into meaning and purpose in their lives. I believe passionately that to live a fulfilled life, one must continue to grow and adapt. I feel a profound sense of gratitude to be able to help others on their path to emotional healing.
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Kiyoi Craig, LMSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, SPADA Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
I treat from a client-centered and trauma-focused perspective.
So, let's not call it "needing" therapy. What if we just say, we're feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, conflicted, or isolated? If you're feeling any of those things, I can help. I often start treatment the 1st or 2nd session. After 6-12 sessions clients usually feel significantly better. I'd be happy to meet with you over the phone confidentially, have a brief discussion (at no charge), and see if it sounds like we would be the right client-therapist fit.
(616) 226-9083
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
I treat from a client-centered and trauma-focused perspective.
So, let's not call it "needing" therapy. What if we just say, we're feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, conflicted, or isolated? If you're feeling any of those things, I can help. I often start treatment the 1st or 2nd session. After 6-12 sessions clients usually feel significantly better. I'd be happy to meet with you over the phone confidentially, have a brief discussion (at no charge), and see if it sounds like we would be the right client-therapist fit.
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Adrian G Dumas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
I have experience with adolescent issues, anxiety, biblical counseling, co-dependency, relationship concerns, depression, domestic abuse, family counseling, grief and loss, identity challenges, stress management, personal growth, self-esteem, and trauma (sexual/physical/emotional).
My name is Adrian Dumas and I’m the founder of Helping Hands Counseling Services. I applaud you for taking the steps toward looking for a therapist who can best work with you. As a licensed professional counselor my goal is to provide a safe environment where you can explore possibilities of change in life and relationships. In private practice I provide counseling services that afford me the joy of working with an ethnically diverse community of adolescents, adults, and couples on various life issues. I strive to focus on personal wellness for the individual and/or their family, helping them lead fulfilling and healthy lives.
(616) 379-6580
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
I have experience with adolescent issues, anxiety, biblical counseling, co-dependency, relationship concerns, depression, domestic abuse, family counseling, grief and loss, identity challenges, stress management, personal growth, self-esteem, and trauma (sexual/physical/emotional).
My name is Adrian Dumas and I’m the founder of Helping Hands Counseling Services. I applaud you for taking the steps toward looking for a therapist who can best work with you. As a licensed professional counselor my goal is to provide a safe environment where you can explore possibilities of change in life and relationships. In private practice I provide counseling services that afford me the joy of working with an ethnically diverse community of adolescents, adults, and couples on various life issues. I strive to focus on personal wellness for the individual and/or their family, helping them lead fulfilling and healthy lives.
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Lisa A. Lamancusa
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
Lisa enjoys working with all individuals. She provides a compassionate therapeutic setting to help clients reach their goals. Most people find her to be a kind person with a sense of humor. If you would like to achieve a more authentic self, have more self-compassion and fulfilling relationships Lisa can help you on your journey. Lisa's training also focused on domestic violence and helping individuals with grief and loss. Lisa is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), EMDR and was trained by the Colin A. Ross Institute in trauma therapy. She can do sessions via phone and/or Telehealth.
(616) 773-1883
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
Lisa enjoys working with all individuals. She provides a compassionate therapeutic setting to help clients reach their goals. Most people find her to be a kind person with a sense of humor. If you would like to achieve a more authentic self, have more self-compassion and fulfilling relationships Lisa can help you on your journey. Lisa's training also focused on domestic violence and helping individuals with grief and loss. Lisa is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), EMDR and was trained by the Colin A. Ross Institute in trauma therapy. She can do sessions via phone and/or Telehealth.
Ashley Jo Shackelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Offers online therapy
Experiencing trauma of any kind can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. It can stop us in our tracks and upend life as we know it. Although it can seem impossible, healing from trauma is possible. My hope is to help others go from surviving to thriving despite life’s challenges. Facing trauma can be lonely and confusing, but you don't have to sort through it on your own. Trauma is complicated and one can experience a range of emotions such as: anger, grief, fear, sadness, anxiety and guilt. I would love to help you work through these feelings and move towards healing and peace.
(616) 319-4349 x9
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Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Offers online therapy
Experiencing trauma of any kind can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. It can stop us in our tracks and upend life as we know it. Although it can seem impossible, healing from trauma is possible. My hope is to help others go from surviving to thriving despite life’s challenges. Facing trauma can be lonely and confusing, but you don't have to sort through it on your own. Trauma is complicated and one can experience a range of emotions such as: anger, grief, fear, sadness, anxiety and guilt. I would love to help you work through these feelings and move towards healing and peace.
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Ashley Nichols Vanbemmelen
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
I will journey with you as you share deep wounds, past trauma, relational pain, and any frustrations with making it through each day.
While life can bring great joy and success - it can also bring sadness and worry. It is in these times that a counselor can be most beneficial. I would be glad to provide you with a safe place to open up and explore the challenges you've faced. I believe that healing is possible and that life really can get better. Together, we can process how difficult life has been and we can begin to build hope and healing for your future.
(616) 818-0773
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
I will journey with you as you share deep wounds, past trauma, relational pain, and any frustrations with making it through each day.
While life can bring great joy and success - it can also bring sadness and worry. It is in these times that a counselor can be most beneficial. I would be glad to provide you with a safe place to open up and explore the challenges you've faced. I believe that healing is possible and that life really can get better. Together, we can process how difficult life has been and we can begin to build hope and healing for your future.
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Cassandra Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, NCC Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
***Not Currently Accepting New Clients*** You may not consider or believe that your life experiences include trauma. You might think, “Doesn’t everyone feel like this? This is just life, right?!” The answer is no! You don’t have to carry this yuck around with you anymore. You can have less inner conflict, better decision making, and enhanced self-control. Change is possible with EMDR therapy.
(616) 319-2362
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
***Not Currently Accepting New Clients*** You may not consider or believe that your life experiences include trauma. You might think, “Doesn’t everyone feel like this? This is just life, right?!” The answer is no! You don’t have to carry this yuck around with you anymore. You can have less inner conflict, better decision making, and enhanced self-control. Change is possible with EMDR therapy.
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Matthew VanLinden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Offers online therapy
I seek to help those that are struggling with familial conflict, defiance in the home, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other issues.
Life's struggles and experiences can cause us to feel overwhelmed, or even at times, out of control. We want to change how we are feeling or how our child feels, but we don't know how. We all experience moments like this in our lives and often we can persevere. At times though we need some help, and that's okay.
(231) 272-4549
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Offers online therapy
I seek to help those that are struggling with familial conflict, defiance in the home, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other issues.
Life's struggles and experiences can cause us to feel overwhelmed, or even at times, out of control. We want to change how we are feeling or how our child feels, but we don't know how. We all experience moments like this in our lives and often we can persevere. At times though we need some help, and that's okay.
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James Patrick Doherty
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
I also have extensive training and experience providing psychotherapeutic treatment services in addressing a range of clinical disorders including anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, developmental trauma, psychosis and dissociation.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families on a wide range of personal and family-adjustment concerns. Some people have a clear idea of the problem at the outset. Others simply feel troubled and are having difficulty coping with daily challenges. In all cases, I begin with a close consideration of what is known about the difficulty and of factors that may have contributed to its development. In doing so, I encourage a spirit of collaboration in identifying a treatment focus that includes utilization of personal strengths and capabilities necessary to reestablish a better sense of overall wellbeing.
(616) 209-4151
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
I also have extensive training and experience providing psychotherapeutic treatment services in addressing a range of clinical disorders including anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, developmental trauma, psychosis and dissociation.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families on a wide range of personal and family-adjustment concerns. Some people have a clear idea of the problem at the outset. Others simply feel troubled and are having difficulty coping with daily challenges. In all cases, I begin with a close consideration of what is known about the difficulty and of factors that may have contributed to its development. In doing so, I encourage a spirit of collaboration in identifying a treatment focus that includes utilization of personal strengths and capabilities necessary to reestablish a better sense of overall wellbeing.
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Ken Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, relationships, and trauma recovery.
*Currently not accepting new clients* I believe therapy is about relationships. Connecting with the right therapist can be a life-changing experience. After all, having pain is part of being human. Avoiding it long-term can cause suffering, which often presents itself as excessive sadness, worrying, overwhelming emotions, and difficulties relating to others. I believe in making space for whatever life has to offer. Acceptance can be a powerful path out of suffering and a way to connect with what is important. Together we will explore ways to live more skillfully, ways for you to live a more rich and meaningful life.
(616) 253-8870
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, relationships, and trauma recovery.
*Currently not accepting new clients* I believe therapy is about relationships. Connecting with the right therapist can be a life-changing experience. After all, having pain is part of being human. Avoiding it long-term can cause suffering, which often presents itself as excessive sadness, worrying, overwhelming emotions, and difficulties relating to others. I believe in making space for whatever life has to offer. Acceptance can be a powerful path out of suffering and a way to connect with what is important. Together we will explore ways to live more skillfully, ways for you to live a more rich and meaningful life.
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Monica M Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RD Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Offers online therapy
I offer individual and couples therapy. My main treatment areas are repairing relationships, healing from trauma and helping individuals develop a healthy and sustainable relationship with food. I use multiple evidence based therapies including psychomotor, psychoeducation, DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and EMDR. Clients leave every session with tools and strategies to reduce the symptoms that are affecting quality their quality of life in the present.
(616) 208-4987
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Offers online therapy
I offer individual and couples therapy. My main treatment areas are repairing relationships, healing from trauma and helping individuals develop a healthy and sustainable relationship with food. I use multiple evidence based therapies including psychomotor, psychoeducation, DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and EMDR. Clients leave every session with tools and strategies to reduce the symptoms that are affecting quality their quality of life in the present.
Pamela D. Jennings
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
I especially enjoy working with women broadly on empowerment issues in the areas of emotional coping, stress managment and self care, trauma, addictions, self esteem, and functioning healthily in relationships. I have experience working with women who struggle with eating disorders, childhood abuse and abuse in adult relationships, post-partum depression, major depression, and anxiety disorders. I have lengthy experience in treating men and women with substance abuse and dependence issues indivdually and in groups using a number of approaches.
(616) 675-1594
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
I especially enjoy working with women broadly on empowerment issues in the areas of emotional coping, stress managment and self care, trauma, addictions, self esteem, and functioning healthily in relationships. I have experience working with women who struggle with eating disorders, childhood abuse and abuse in adult relationships, post-partum depression, major depression, and anxiety disorders. I have lengthy experience in treating men and women with substance abuse and dependence issues indivdually and in groups using a number of approaches.
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Mariah Root
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
Additionally, I have postgraduate training in the treatment of trauma.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a masters degree from Michigan State University and have more than 10 years experience in the field. I work with adults who are experiencing stress from life changes (health, family, relationship changes, promotions, job loss, moves, etc.), mood disorders, low self worth, identity and orientation issues and trauma.
(616) 200-7679
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
Additionally, I have postgraduate training in the treatment of trauma.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a masters degree from Michigan State University and have more than 10 years experience in the field. I work with adults who are experiencing stress from life changes (health, family, relationship changes, promotions, job loss, moves, etc.), mood disorders, low self worth, identity and orientation issues and trauma.
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Emily Jankowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Not accepting new clients
I believe healing beings with warmth, trust, and consistent encouragement. Do you experience issues with hardships and trauma in the past, difficult romantic and family relationships, life's challenges, anxiety and depression? Do you want to live a happier and more fulfilling life, feel more self love and acceptance? I am here to help you improve your relationships, process and grow from trauma, better manage anxiety improve your overall mood and decrease daily interferences from your mental health.
(616) 222-0631 x726
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Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Not accepting new clients
I believe healing beings with warmth, trust, and consistent encouragement. Do you experience issues with hardships and trauma in the past, difficult romantic and family relationships, life's challenges, anxiety and depression? Do you want to live a happier and more fulfilling life, feel more self love and acceptance? I am here to help you improve your relationships, process and grow from trauma, better manage anxiety improve your overall mood and decrease daily interferences from your mental health.
Emily Warning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
Emily, Licensed Master Social Worker, earned her master’s degree from Western Michigan University and her undergraduate from Grand Valley State University. Her focus is in treating trauma across the life span, addressing the past in order to help clients live a fuller and more balanced life in the present and future. Emily is state certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers.
(616) 374-2096
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
Emily, Licensed Master Social Worker, earned her master’s degree from Western Michigan University and her undergraduate from Grand Valley State University. Her focus is in treating trauma across the life span, addressing the past in order to help clients live a fuller and more balanced life in the present and future. Emily is state certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers.

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