Counseling Near Me in Grand Rapids, MI

at Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids

Each counselor at Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids provides trauma-informed care and have developed different specialties 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.

Michael Egan

LMSW

Counseling that Empowers and Strengthens You

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Dana Kennedy

LLMSW

Relational, trauma-informed, strengths-based therapy with a foundation of authenticity and hospitality to heal and grow

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Brendan Cole

MA LPC

EMDR for Performance & Trauma Recovery, Couples Therapy, Premarital Counseling

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Sarah Denick

LMSW

Counseling & EMDR Therapy for Women

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Nicole Cass

LLMSW

Sex therapist using creative Solutions and Trauma-Informed Counseling for Couples, Adults, and Teens

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Lauren Huisman-Woy

LMSW

Serving Children, Teens, Families, and Adults with Compassionate Counseling including EMDR and TF-CBT

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Katerina Guerrero

LLPC, LLMFT

Empowering Your Journey: Culturally Inclusive, Integrative Therapy for Healing and Growth

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Billie Walters

LMSW

Intuitive Counseling, EMDR Therapy, and Reiki

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Amanda Miller

LLP

Guiding Teens and Adults to Recognize their Strengths; EMDR, DBT, and More

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James Love

LLMSW

Specializing in Adults, Men’s Issues, & Therapy with Children from a grounded, authentic, and non-judgemental perspective

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Thomcy Thomas

LLPC

Multicultural, Client-Centered Therapy with a Mindfulness Approach - Fostering Self-Awareness and Empowerment in Adults

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Kathryn Barcelona

MS LMSW

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

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Josh Zheng

MS, LPC

Empowering Counseling for All, EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy

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Melissa Wade

LMSW, MA

Strengths-Based, Solution Focused, and Resilience Therapies for Families, Children, Teens, and Individuals

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K’Quiana Griffin-Knowling

MA LPC

EMDR, Empowerment, and Healing for all

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Brittani Decess

MA, LPC

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

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Alexa Bates

LMSW

Serving Children, Families, Couples and Adults who are struggling to find a way through difficulties

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Lucas Perkins, Counseling Intern

Culturally Sensitive & Holistic Counseling for Adults and Older Teens

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Kay Foster

MA LPC

Emotion-focused, Inclusive Counseling and EMDR Therapy

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Li0n0d0sey0 0Bea0ver

MA LMSW

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

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Ke0l0l0y B0e0nz0in

LMSW

Therapy from an Intersectional Systems and Holistic Lens

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Ashley Dykstra

LMSW

CBT & EMDR Therapy for Children, Teens, Adults, and Families

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Taylor Mize

LLPC, LLMFT

Empowering Survivors to Heal and Use Their Voice

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Anna Utter

LLMSW

EMDR, DBT Skills, and Trauma-Informed Therapy for Adults and Teens

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Margie Muñoz

MA, LPC

Trauma Informed Counseling, Mindfulness-Based, and EMDR Therapy for Teens, and Adults

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Paul Krauss – Clinical Director

MA LPC

Counseling, EMDR Therapy, & Solutions

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Katy Jaramillo

MEd, LPC, ATR

Counseling and Art Therapy for Adults and Teens: Empowerment and Healing from Medical and Neurological Trauma + Existential Concerns

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Jonathan Swiftney

LLMSW

Culturally Sensitive & Holistic Counseling for Adults and Adolescents

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Katy Sandison

LLP

Supportive Therapy for Anxiety, Deconstruction Issues, Life Transitions and More

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Kori Crask

LMSW

Trauma-Informed Counseling and EMDR Therapy for long-term healing

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Gabby Cook

LLMSW, MA

Compassionate, Trauma-Informed Therapist for Adults on their Path of Self-Discovery and Growth

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Elif Piromari

LLMSW

Strengths-Based and Trauma-Informed Therapy for Young Adults and More

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Caley Weisgerber

LMSW, CAADC

Compassionate and Empowering Therapy for Deep Healing

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Jennifer McKinstry

MA, LPC

Counseling and EMDR Therapy for Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, and Spiritual Issues

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Megan Drizin

MA LLPC PMH-C

Telehealth Counseling for Women, Moms, and Couples

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Maxwell Schuiteman

LMSW

EMDR, Strengths-Based, and Relational Therapy for Adults: Relationships, Men’s Issues, Trauma, etc.

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Shanna Beebe

MA, LLPC

A non-judgemental space for deep healing from trauma, abuse, and relationship wounds.

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Ben Zimmerman

LLMSW

Non-judgmental Therapy Space Focused on Personal Development and Empowerment

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Taylor Freund

LMSW

Trauma Informed and Internal Family Systems informed Counseling for Adults

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Natalie Julien

LLMSW

Integrative, Intuitive, Mindfulness-Based,Trauma-Informed Therapy for Women, Parents, & Young Adults

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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 Counseling 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.

Therapy at Health for Life Counseling:

Experience therapy in the greater Grand Rapids, MI area from the empathetic counselors at Health for Life Counseling with a focus on results. Find root causes beyond symptoms and transform your life. Our therapists, counselors, and consultants are invested in your deep and transformative healing. We pride ourselves in being accepting and non-judgmental–there is no shame, blame, or stigma 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:
Learn about Trauma-Informed Care, Neurobiology and Modern Integrated Care:

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