Counseling Near Me in Grand Rapids, MI

at Health for Life Grand Rapids

Each counselor at Health for Life Grand Rapids provides trauma-informed care and have developed different specialities and expert experience to help you with what you are going through. We believe in an integrative model of care and are honored to work with our brave clients.

Jennifer Belmonte

LMSW, CHC

Anxiety, Relationships, and Parenting/Couples Work

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Lindsey Beaver

MA LLMSW

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

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Adam Nash

MA LPC

Counseling to Help Men and Young Adults Live Healthier Lives

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Nia Wolfe

MA LLPC

Trauma-Informed Counseling for Children, Teens, Adults, and Couples

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Joshua Nave

LLMSW

EMDR Therapy for Anxiety, Trauma, and Minority Groups

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Sarah Denick

LMSW

Counseling & EMDR Therapy for Individuals, Families, Couples, Teens and Children

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Billie Walters

LMSW

Intuitive Counseling, EMDR Therapy, and Reiki

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Melodie Whitmore

MA LLPC

Trauma-Informed Counseling and EMDR therapy for Women and Young Adults

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John Curphey

MDiv MA LMFT

Relationship Issues and Trauma Work

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Josh Zheng

MS, LLPC

Counseling and Internal Family Systems Therapy across the Lifespan.

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K’Quiana Griffin-Knowling

MA LLPC

EMDR, Empowerment, and Healing for all

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Natalie Arnold

LLMSW

Trauma Therapy and Counseling for Women and Children

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Brendan Cole

MA LLPC

Counseling and EMDR for Adolescents, Teens and Adults

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Margie Muñoz

MA, LLPC

Trauma Informed Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children, Teens, and Young Adults

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Kathryn Barcelona

MS LLMSW

Therapy for adults and families struggling with depression, anxiety, issues, substance use recovery, etc.

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Megan Drizin

MA LLPC

Telehealth Counseling for Women, Moms, and Couples

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Brittani Decess

MA, LLPC

Counseling through a trauma-informed, inclusive, and equitable lens for individuals, relationships, and families.

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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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David Wilson

MEd, MBA, LLPC

Counseling, EMDR Therapy, DBT, CBT, & Mindfulness Solutions, Trauma Informed, Emotional Regulation Skills, Stress & Anxiety

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Jennifer McKinstry

MA, LLPC

Counseling for Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, and Spiritual Issues

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Maryam Thomas

MA, LLPC

Counseling & EMDR Therapy for Families, Children, Young Adults, and Women

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Paul Krauss

MA LPC

Counseling, EMDR Therapy, & Solutions

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Michael McCall

MA LPC

Strengths-Based Counseling for Adults, Couples, Families, and Children

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Facts about Counseling:

In the Great Psychotherapy Debate (Wampold, 2001), a large meta-analysis of peer-reviewed studies demonstrated that if there are two groups of people with similar problems, those who receive counseling will be better off than 79% of those who do not receive counseling. Twenty years of clinical research concluded that the most important factor in successful therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist. At Health for Life Grand Rapids, we focus on the relationship as well as the latest research and methods to ensure that your experience will not only be positive, but likely transformative. Counseling is also known as Psychotherapy.
  • Research demonstrates that Counseling works better that medications in the long-term:
With an effective therapist, science shows that psychotherapy even works better in the long-term and is more enduring than medication. In fact, not only is it more cost-effective, but psychotherapy leads to fewer relapses of anxiety and mild to moderate depression than medication use alone—so much so that Norwegian Health Authorities have issued new guidelines concerning treatment of mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stating that psychological interventions, not medications, should be applied first. (Brownawell & Kelley, Monitor on Psychology, October 2011, Vol 42, No. 9)
  • Psychotherapy (Counseling) has been scientifically proven to be effective in treating a wide range of issues:
In clinical trials, psychotherapy has been shown to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, marital dissatisfaction, substance abuse, health problems (including smoking, pain and eating disorders) and sexual dysfunction, and with various populations, including children, adolescents, adults, and elders (Chambless et al., 1998).
  • The overall effectiveness rate of Psychotherapy (Counseling) is actually higher than many commonly practiced medical interventions:
Indeed, psychotherapy is more effective than many accepted, but expensive, medical practices, including interventions in cardiology treatments, geriatric medicine and asthma (Wampold, 2007). Psychotherapy is as effective as or more effective than psychotropic medications for various mental disorders, including many depression and anxiety disorders, and results in lower relapse rates than medications (Hollon, Stewart, & Strunk, 2006; Imel, Malterer, McKay, & Wampold, 2008).
  • Clinical trial outcomes of Psychotherapy (Counseling) are comparable to actual results in practice:
In addition, outcomes in real world clinical practice are comparable those psychotherapy clinical trials (Minami & Wampold, 2008).” Read more about Why to Choose Counseling here.

Want to know more about Counseling and how it could help you? Listen to our very own Paul Krauss MA LPC’s podcast: “The Intentional Clinician” below:

Learn about Trauma, PTSD, Recovery from Trauma, Trauma in our Culture, EMDR therapy and other treatments for Trauma:
Learn about why counseling is an effective form of treatment:
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Counseling Near Me in Grand Rapids, MI