For Parents

Help for the parents of young adults

The differences between an adolescent (teen) and a young adult are often quite subtle, yet the struggles for both the young adult and the parents of young adults can seem to change overnight and be much more challenging than even the teen years. Many young adults in the United States struggle with the transformation from childhood to adulthood, which can leave many parents frustrated, anxious, and even angry. For instance, what is a parent to do if they find that their young adult is getting into trouble, not pursuing meaningful education or work, using drugs or alcohol, or even getting into relationships with nefarious people?

What is a parent to do when their beloved child (who is now technically an adult) may be living at home, using their money and resources, and yet, is not respecting their parent or caregiver?

What is a parent to do when they struggling to see their adult child as an adult and are working to have a more mature relationship with their child, but they cannot seem to make any headway in that area? What if your young adult suddenly has political and religious views that differ from your own? What is a parent to do in this stage of parenting? 

There are countless books on how to parent infants, toddlers, children, and teens–but not many that address this issue. Regardless, oftentimes books lack the answers and the process that most parents of young adults are seeking. If you are a parent of a young adult and are not sure where to turn, working with an experienced therapist who specializes in this topic area and has expertise with young adults may help you. At Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, we have multiple counselors and therapists that specialize in this area.

Dana Kennedy

LLMSW

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

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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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Natalie Julien

LLMSW

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

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Li0n0d0sey0 0Bea0ver

MA LMSW

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

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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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Megan Drizin

MA LLPC PMH-C

Telehealth Counseling for Women, Moms, and Couples

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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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Katy Sandison

LLP

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

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Nick Kondyles

LLPC MA

Person-Centered, Integrative Counseling for Children, Adolescents and Adults

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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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Paul Krauss – Clinical Director

MA LPC

Counseling, EMDR Therapy, & Solutions

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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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Sarah Denick

LMSW

Counseling & EMDR Therapy for Women

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Kathryn Barcelona

MS LMSW

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

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Michael Egan

LMSW

Counseling that Empowers and Strengthens You

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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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Taylor Freund

LMSW

Trauma Informed and Internal Family Systems informed Counseling for Adults

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Stephen Lovell, Counseling Intern

Person-Centered Counseling for Children, Teens, and Adults

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Elif Piromari

LLMSW

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

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Lucas Perkins, Counseling Intern

Culturally Sensitive & Holistic Counseling for Adults and Older Teens

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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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Kyle King

Inclusive, Non-Judgmental Therapy for Adults and Adolescents, Emphasizing Growth and Resilience

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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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Ke0l0l0y B0e0nz0in

LMSW

Therapy from an Intersectional Systems and Holistic Lens

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Ben Zimmerman

LLMSW

Non-judgmental Therapy Space Focused on Personal Development and Empowerment

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Josh Zheng

MS, LPC

Holistic psychotherapy utilizing an integrated approach of somatic, emotion- focused and cognitive-behavioral traditions.

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Margie Muñoz

MA, LPC

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

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Ashley Dykstra

LMSW

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

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Caley Weisgerber

LMSW, CAADC

Compassionate and Empowering Therapy for Deep Healing

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Amanda Miller

LLP

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

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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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Brendan Cole

MA LPC

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

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Katerina Guerrero

LLPC, LLMFT

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

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Jennifer McKinstry

MA, LPC

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

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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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K’Quiana Griffin-Knowling

MA LPC

EMDR, Empowerment, and Healing for all

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Caitlin Quantock

LMSW, CAADC

Mindfulness-based Strategies and EMDR to Promote Healing and Growth

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Kay Foster

MA LPC

Emotion-focused, Inclusive Counseling and EMDR Therapy

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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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Billie Walters

LMSW

Intuitive Counseling, EMDR Therapy, and Reiki

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Jonathan Swiftney

LLMSW

Culturally Sensitive & Holistic Counseling for Adults and Adolescents

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Kori Crask

LMSW

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

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