Meet the Experts

at Health for Life Grand Rapids

Stacey Prefontaine

CHt-CMS, FIBH

Hypnotherapy for You

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Adam Nash

MA LPC

Counseling to Help Men and Young Adults Live Healthier Lives

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Billie Walters

LMSW

Intuitive Counseling, EMDR Therapy, and Reiki

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Nicole Cain

ND MA

Brain Health Education and Alternatives

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Brendan Cole

MA LLPC

Counseling and EMDR for Adolescents, Teens and Adults

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Michele Figuereo

MA LPC

EMDR and Trauma Counseling for Adults and Couples

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John Curphey

MDiv MA LMFT

Relationship Issues and Trauma Work

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Paul Krauss

MA LPC

Counseling, EMDR Therapy, & Solutions

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Jennifer Belmonte

LMSW, CHC

Anxiety, Relationships, and Parenting/Couples Work

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Joshua Nave

LLMSW

EMDR Therapy for Anxiety, Trauma, and Minority Groups

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Natalie Arnold

LLMSW

Trauma Therapy and Counseling for Women, Children and Couples

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Lindsey Beaver

MA LLMSW

Trauma Informed Counseling for Children, Teens, Young Adults and Adults

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Justyne Ortquist

MS, MEd, LLPC

Trauma-Informed Counseling and Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples, Individuals, and Families

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Melodie Whitmore

MA LLPC

Trauma-Informed Counseling for Women, Young Adults, and Couples

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Bridget Nash

MA LLPC

EMDR & Counseling for Teens, Young Adults, and Parents

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What We Do

We are a team of counselors, consultants, health coaches, and clinical hypnotherapists who share a passion for results. We value tradition, ancient wisdom, and science as fundamental to our approach. If you are looking for high quality counseling and therapy services in Grand Rapids, MI then you are in the right place.

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Health for Life Grand Rapids

Health for Life Grand Rapids is dedicated to providing the highest quality counseling and therapy services to individuals, families, couples and children in Grand Rapids and the greater West Michigan area. You will have access to empirically proven therapies that will work to help you–no matter what you are going through. And if you choose we have many Health Courses available to take, and Clinical Hypnotherapist to serve you. Health for Life Grand Rapids works to bring each person mental health and wellness. Research has shown that investing in your mental health not only helps you live a happier and more fulfilled life, but it also affects your overall physical health. In Grand Rapids Michigan, you will find a holistic health approach at Health for Life Grand Rapids as our practitioners are invested in your healthcare and wellbeing.

The counselors at Health for Life Grand Rapids use a holistic health approach, which works to use preventative and scientifically proven methods to help you begin to feel better from the core of your being. A holistic health approach views each person as a unique human with a story to tell, not just a collection of symptoms—the counselors at Health for Life Grand Rapids want to help each and every person who comes into the office change for the better and eventually move into a position to maintain health for their whole life. A holistic health approach to counseling includes giving each person in Grand Rapids and West Michigan the tools to continue having excellent mental health and wellness long after their time spent at Health for Life Grand Rapids. Not only that, but the therapists at Health for Life Grand Rapids have now opened The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids, MI for those who are looking to overcome the effects of a traumatic incident or multiple incidents.

Meet Our Team

Ashley Huber

Office and Billing Manager

I am the Office and Billing Manager for Health for Life Grand Rapids and The Trauma Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. My roles are ever-evolving, and every day looks a little different! I oversee the office operations while helping people find the right counselor for them, answering questions, and inquiries that can cover everything from insurance to billing concerns. I strive to support and uplift my coworkers while ensuring our clients have an extraordinary, modern clinical experience.

My experience working at The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center and Health for Life Grand Rapids continues to teach me the importance of education. I am passionate about spreading the word of health education and trauma-informed care and making sure that our clients are getting the answers they so desperately desire and deserve.

Haylee Weber

Member Services Specialist

I have the pleasure of working on the Trauma-Informed Counseling Center’s administrative team. The roles I take on are diverse and always client-driven. My main responsibilities include scheduling first time meetings and working with clients to make sure they receive educational materials from our online video health courses. Outside of work, you’ll find me on a boat throughout the summer, on a snowboard throughout the winter, playing volleyball year-round, and spending time with my family as much as possible.

Through my years of people-focused positions, I have an understanding that no single person has the same story and finding what works can be a long and often difficult road. Your path to healing is important to finding happiness and balance in your life, we are here to help! Everyone deserves to feel like themselves, to have support in conquering the obstacles of life, and my hope is to bridge the gap between those.

Kayla Floyd

Administrative Specialist

As your Administrative Specialist, it is my absolute joy and pleasure being your first contact with our office. I believe in our body’s innate ability to heal as well as overcome trauma with the correct tools and guidance. I am here to help you achieve comfort, healing, and the freedom that comes with accepting and acknowledging joy in your life.

Some of the talent I have in supporting the Health for Life Grand Rapids team and our clients lies at the core of my identity. I believe that every individual deserves unconditional acceptance, empathy, and love. I value your individuality and genuinely look forward to learning more about you so that I may assist you in your healing journey. When I am not at the office, you will find me barefoot in my many gardens, loving on my toddler, or lost off-grid somewhere in the United States. From the time you call our office to schedule your first meeting, until you are checking out after, I am here to help answer your questions, put you at ease and make your relationship with our office as warm as possible. I care about you and I look forward to speaking with you. Welcome!

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Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling in Grand Rapids is available at Health for Life Grand Rapids. With individual counseling, you will get a focused assessment from our counselors to help you determine what areas of mental health and wellness need to be addressed. Next the counselors at Health for Life Grand Rapids will work with you to develop a holistic health plan using counseling to help you feel better and gain a feeling of wellness and mental health clarity. It is important to find a counselor in Grand Rapids that uses a holistic health approach and is equipped to help you using an integrative approach.

In Grand Rapids, MI couples counseling is available at Health for Life Grand Rapids. With couples counseling, it is important to find a counselor in Grand Rapids with experience helping couples move through difficult times and disagreements to a state of connection and communication. Couples counseling is vital for families to heal and achieve mental health and wellness in their home. There is hope for you and your significant other as couples counseling can help you with a comprehensive approach to repairing your relationship. Health for Life Grand Rapids’ counselors use a holistic health approach to couples counseling.

Family Counseling

Family Counseling in Grand Rapids is available at Health for Life Grand Rapids. Having multiple counselors in one office is important, as it will help you find the right counselor for your family. Again, Health for Life Grand Rapids utilizes a holistic health approach to family counseling, addressing all behaviors and difficulties with a balanced approach to counseling. Often times a counselor in Grand Rapids will work with one member of the family at a time and then bring everyone together for family sessions. Oftentimes, a counselor may have the family meet altogether in the room. Whatever is going on with your family, you can rest assured that the counseling at Health for Life Grand Rapids will be customized to fit your unique needs and situation.

Pre-Marital Counseling

Pre-Marital Counseling in Grand Rapids, MI is available at Health for Life Grand Rapids. Pre-Marital Counseling is a unique opportunity for you, as a couple, to spend some time discovering what it will be like to get married and to stay married. Both of you have been raised by different families and communities. This can be very challenging for some merging couples after the excitement of “The Wedding” is over. Many couples that have lived together for a while before getting married have commented on how different things became after they were “officially married”. Family and Friends offer plenty of advice, but the ability to process personal desires and needs for a successful marriage with a non-judgmental Counselor in Grand Rapids is helpful.

Health Courses

Online Health Courses are available from the clinicians at Health for Life Grand Rapids. Health Courses are a way for someone to continue their health and wellness journey from home or wherever they are. Our Online Health Courses are offered at a low cost compared to many out there–they all include video modules with information and even exercises that you can try out from your digital device! Each Online Health Course comes with an exclusive e-book that has been authored by the clinicians at Health for Life. We believe knowledge is power! Our clinicians have done the work for you! We have collectively studied thousands of hours past our clinical graduate degrees in order to find the best information and self-help techniques that you can use while away from our office. Sure, Health Courses are different from a therapy process, but they can be dynamic and helpful! 

By participating in a self-paced online health course, you can work on taking control of your story and moving your life in the direction that you want to go.

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