Counseling For Substance Use

at Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids

Are you or someone close to you grappling with substance use related issues? Are you looking for a counselor that can help you with substance use issues that does not have an agenda and will meet you where you are, without expectations? If you are looking for an alternative to the often “shame-based” substance “abuse” therapies–then you are in the right place. Let us help find the right substance abuse counseling near me in Grand Rapids, MI

Counseling for Substance Use Related Issues
At Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids

What does it look like to be “ready for a change” in your substance use?

Maybe your friends and family members have pointed out your use and you just need them off your back. Maybe binge drinking every weekend is hurting your health goals. Maybe you are spending more time and money smoking than doing anything else. Maybe you’re having some alarming symptoms when you smoke marijuana – additional anxiety, depression, or maybe hearing voices or seeing things that no one else can hear or see. Maybe your injury and subsequent pain pill use seems to be completely out of your control. Maybe you’ve been hospitalized and hit “rock bottom”. Regardless of where your starting point is or the end goal is, we can start a plan to reduce harm and live a healthier life today.

Substance Use Therapy

Substance Abuse Counseling Near Me
At Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids

You won’t find judgement with us.

At Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, we understand that talking about personal things like using alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs is very personal. Many people have been shamed and labeled in the past. You can be sure that our therapists will treat you with respect and that we are well-educated in understanding that substance use or abuse is an issue to overcome–and is not a mark of character on anyone. We will help you on your journey of overcoming substance use issues when you are ready. We will also provide you with resources for continuing the healing process. 

Therapies you can expect to see while working on Substance Use related issues

  • Motivational Interviewing
    • Motivational Interviewing can help work through your own resistance to change.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • CBT can help with identifying thoughts and behaviors that lead to substance use and work on those triggering thoughts.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
    • DBT can help work on the underlying emotional needs that are being masked by the substance use. It can also help provide coping skills and help prevent relapse
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
    • Often individuals struggling with substance use have underlying trauma issues. EMDR works on the underlying trauma, which may reduce the need for the substances.
  • Group therapy or 12-step programs
    • While not offered at Health for Life, group therapy or 12 step programs can be incredibly helpful to continued harm reduction or abstinence. Your therapist can help you get connected if desired.

Counseling For Substance Use Related Issues

K’Quiana Griffin-Knowling

EMDR, Empowerment, and Healing for all

Nia Wolfe

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

Kathryn Barcelona

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

Josh Zheng

Empowering Counseling for All, EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy for all ages.

Michael McCall

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

Justyne Ortquist

Trauma-Informed Counseling and Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples, Individuals, and Families

Melodie Whitmore

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

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Grand Rapids, MI

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