Jennifer Belmonte at Health for Life Grand Rapids

Jennifer Belmonte, LMSW, CHC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Health Coach

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal Communication from Western Michigan University, Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan, Certified Health Coach from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute

Experience:

I have had the opportunity to assist others in both medical/acute care settings, as well as outpatient mental health for over 10 years. My work primarily focuses on helping others understand their story (upbringing, past and current relationships) as manifested in behavioral and emotional patterns. I also assist clients in becoming more in tune with their physical symptoms, to reveal potential underlying emotional causes. I have experience working with adults as well as children and teens.

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Biography:

I find coming alongside others in their journey to healing and wholeness to be among my greatest privileges. I believe that body, mind and spirit are ideally integrated to achieve our healthiest version of self. I am committed to exploring current symptoms to uncover root/core issues. Some of the things we may explore include behavioral and emotional patterns, as well as interpersonal relationships and responses.

Jen Belmonte is a licensed Master’s level Social Worker, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan with concentrations in Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal Communication from Western Michigan University.

Jen is also a Certified Health Coach, with a focus in family health, and is able to provide education regarding healthy lifestyle choices (food, sleep, self-care), and empower individuals in making lasting behavioral changes.

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Jennifer Belmonte provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in the Grand Rapids, MI area.

Areas of Specialization

  • Emotional Neglect
  • Difficulties with food and healthy lifestyle
  • Children & adolescents
  • Help with emotional regulation and symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Faith-based counseling
  • Health Coaching

Details:

  • Insurance:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Care Network
  • Medicare Plus Blue
  • Blue Cross Complete (Medicaid)
  • Out of Network
  • Accepts HSA cards
  • Cash Rates and Package Details available.
  • Email Jen: jenb@healthforlifegr.com  or Call 616-920-0428
  • If out of network, we will give you a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

Some of the ways Jennifer can help me:

  • Emotional Neglect
    • What is emotional neglect? Have you found yourself wondering what’s “wrong,” but not able to quite identify it? Do you long to have better relational and communication skills? According to psychologist, Dr. Jonice Webb, Emotional Neglect is the invisible force of what was not there during your childhood. Perhaps you had an emotionally unavailable parent. Maybe you were raised with a chronically ill parent. Or perhaps you never learned to identify your feelings, much less communicate them. Although therapy for emotional neglect has many dimensions, some of the primary focus is on emotion identification and communication, as well as identifying difficulties with self-discipline and self-care.

      • Difficulties with food and healthy lifestyle

      My focus is strengths-based and psychodynamic—what role did food play in your home growing up? Were meals eaten as a family, or in a rush? Or perhaps PE class was a stressful environment. What are your healthy living goals, and how can we work towards achieving them together?

      • Children & adolescents-help with emotional regulation and symptoms of depression and anxiety

      I greatly enjoy helping children learn to identify and express their thoughts and feelings! Parental involvement is of utmost importance, as I offer “take-home” handouts, conversational prompts, worksheets, etc. In addition, we focus on healthy communication and coping skills. I have experience working with children from 3 years to 18 years in age.

      • Faith-based counseling

      Many experience their faith as directly correlated to their mental and emotional health. We explore the significance of spiritual beliefs in day-to-day living, as well as interpersonal relationships. This may include how we seek to understand God, as well as personal woundedness, which may have occurred in the context of a church environment.

    • Health Coaching: Individual sessions or packages are available, as well as interactive workshops!
      • Current workshop topics include:
        • Easy label-reading techniques—ingredient “de-coding;” which foods to strive to purchase organic
        • GMOs—what’s all the hype?
        • Food cravings—what do they tell us? How can we curb them?
        • The role of self-care in today’s crazy busy world
        • The role of inflammation–friend or foe? Or both?
        • Food for growing kids—kid-friendly and budget-friendly recipes; tips & tricks for picky eaters

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    Services Offered

    • Complimentary 15 minute Consultation to find out if
      counseling or health coaching is right for you.
    • A Complete and thorough Evaluation for Services
    • Individual Therapy
    • Family Counseling
    • Health Coaching
    • Therapy including the following strategies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-based, Faith-based, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness and self-compassion

     

    Jennifer Belmonte, LMSW is a counselor in Grand Rapids, MI that offers many services to help your family. For instance, Jennifer Belmonte is a children’s therapist servicing the Grand Rapids community. Jennifer Belmonte specializes in counseling those who are suffering from emotional neglect. Jennifer Belmonte offers family counseling in Grand Rapids, MI and is able to have couples and entire families in sessions together. At times, Jennifer Belmonte will have parenting support groups at Health for Life Grand Rapids. In addition, to many other specialities, Jennifer Belmonte can also offer faith-based counseling as well. 

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