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Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids is a multi-faceted clinic that aims to help the whole person in a holistic manner. Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids houses the Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids, Individual Therapists, Couples Counselors, Child Therapists, Family Therapists, and produces a variety of Health Courses (available online), as well as free health blogs and youtube videos. We’re your one-stop shop for getting to the root of what is troubling you and helping you on your journey of healing.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy​

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based therapy treatment for adults, as well as children and adolescents (and their parents or caregivers) who have been impacted by trauma. Research studies have illustrated that TF-CBT has successfully resolved a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple and even complex trauma experiences.

TF-CBT is a form of therapy that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to address the specific emotional and mental health needs of children, adolescents, adult survivors, and families who are struggling to overcome the devastating effects of early childhood trauma. TF-CBT is specially tailored to the unique issues of youth suffering from post-traumatic stress and mood dis-regulation resulting from violence, grief, and abuse. As TF-CBT interventions usually target children, a TF-CBT counselor often brings non-offending parents or other caregivers into treatment and incorporates principles of family therapy.

The Counselors at the Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids (and Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids) are all well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and are all trauma-informed.

Therapists For Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapists in Grand Rapids

Alexa Bates

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

Natalie Julien

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

Katy Jaramillo

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

Sarah Denick

Counseling & EMDR Therapy for Women

Caitlin Quantock

Mindfulness-based Strategies and EMDR to Promote Healing and Growth

Jennifer McKinstry

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

Lauren Huisman-Woy

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

Taylor Mize

Empowering Survivors to Heal and Use Their Voice

Lindsey Beaver

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

James Love

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

Brittani Decess

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

Katy Sandison

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

Kori Crask

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

Margie Muñoz

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

Brendan Cole

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

Katerina Guerrero

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

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All of the Counselors at The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids have undergone extensive additional training in order to help you:

Following graduate school, all of the counselors at The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids (located inside Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids) have received extensive training in understanding the latest scientific research on neurobiology and how trauma affects the whole person. In addition, all of our therapists have learned at least one, trauma-specific intervention modality, which they have added to their toolbox of techniques in order to best help all people who seek help. This means, that they not only have the same training as your average counselor or therapist in Grand Rapids, MI to conduct traditional counseling and talk-therapy, but they have additional tools and information that will be helpful to people who are looking for more than a “solution-focused brief approach” or a strictly “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)” approach. More good news: Our therapists all know how to utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and interweave those modalities into their personal style. And so, if you are seeking that type of counseling—we also can provide it.

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