Counseling for Men

Statistically speaking, men are less likely to seek counseling than women, but yet they face just as many issues as women. The issues of men may be somewhat different than those of women, but culturally speaking many men view expressing emotions or asking for help as “weak.” At Health for Life Grand Rapids we view Men that enter counseling as brave and strong, not only for striking out against the cultural stigma, but also because they understand that if they work on themselves they will be able to function better in all areas (including, but not limited to, their job, relationships, and just generally feeling better).

Counseling for Men

Many men who enter counseling find themselves better able to balance the responsibilities of their lives. Men may find counseling allows them to deal with the issues that appear to divide men over what is masculine behavior and what is not. Through therapy, Men can often find strength in learning how to deal with emotional expression and find ways methods to let out emotions in ways that they may not have been taught when they were growing up.

At Health for Life Grand Rapids, our counselors aim to strengthen the man you already are. Counseling guides you – it does not seek to change your personality or values. From time to time, everyone needs someone to listen to their life. Due to various factors, we don’t always have a trusted mentor or someone we can talk to about “everything.” Our counselors are here to help you with your goals and the process of moving toward them.

Men, just like everyone else face difficult issues.
Some of these are:

    • Stress
    • Irritiation/Frustration
    • Anger
    • Troubles with male friendship
    • Substance abuse or addiction
    • Self-esteem of body-image issues 
    • Mental Health Concerns such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD, and more. 
    • Lack of motivation and boredom
    • Troubles with sex
    • Gambling issues 
    • Grief and loss
    • Carreer change or exploration
    • Strife with your father or mother
    • Feeling overly responsible for everyone
    • Whatever you are dealing with

Billie Walters

LMSW

Intuitive Counseling, EMDR Therapy, and Reiki

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Lindsey Beaver

MA LLMSW

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

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Paul Krauss

MA LPC

Counseling, EMDR Therapy, & Solutions

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Adam Nash

MA LPC

Counseling to Help Men and Young Adults Live Healthier Lives

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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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Joshua Nave

LLMSW

EMDR Therapy for Anxiety, Trauma, and Minority Groups

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Bridget Nash

MA LLPC

EMDR & Counseling for Teens, Young Adults, and Parents

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Michele Figuereo

MA LPC

EMDR and Trauma Counseling for Adults and Couples

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Melodie Whitmore

MA LLPC

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

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Natalie Arnold

LLMSW

Trauma Therapy and Counseling for Women, Children and Couples

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Brendan Cole

MA LLPC

Counseling and EMDR for Adolescents, Teens and Adults

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John Curphey

MDiv MA LMFT

Relationship Issues and Trauma Work

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Jennifer Belmonte

LMSW, CHC

Anxiety, Relationships, and Parenting/Couples Work

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