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.

Who Is Therapy For?

Therapy is for everyone! Health For Life Counseling provides therapy services for those in Grand Rapids and throughout Michigan. Our team of friendly and professional licensed therapists is here to provide compassionate care tailored to meet the unique needs of women, men, children, couples, families, the LGTBQIA+ community, teens, parents, college students, business professionals, senior adults, as well as anyone who have been marginalized by society, traumatized, stressed, or hurt.

We offer flexible scheduling options, including evening, weekend, and online appointments, to accommodate busy lifestyles.

Types Therapy Available

As a locally rooted practice, we are deeply committed to serving the Grand Rapids & Michigan communities with integrity and compassion. We understand the local culture and aim to provide therapy services that resonate with our clients’ unique experiences and needs. 

Our convenient locations ensure that accessing mental health care is easy and stress-free. You can choose therapy for yourself or a loved one, couples counseling, and group therapy. We even have low-cost options available.

Trauma Informed Therapies Available:

Trauma-informed therapy is a therapeutic approach that recognizes and understands the widespread impact of trauma on an individual’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. This approach seeks to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can feel heard and understood. Treatment emphasizes the importance of building trust, empowering clients, and acknowledging the pervasive effects of trauma.

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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).”

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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