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Health for Life Counseling in Grand Rapids is a multi-faceted clinic that aims to help the whole person holistically. Our Trauma-Informed Counseling Center employs experienced, compassionate trauma 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 healing journey.

Trauma-Informed Counseling

Expert Trauma Therapists at The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center

At The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center in Grand Rapids, The Health For Life Counseling team of highly trained therapists specializes in trauma treatment, utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities. Although each clinician brings a unique counseling style and approach, they are all deeply knowledgeable about trauma’s complexities, ensuring the most effective therapeutic process for our clients.

Why Choose Us?

  • Safe and Supportive Environment: Our office provides a safe space free from shame or blame, countering the negative reactions many have faced from others and non-trauma-informed clinicians.
  • Holistic Understanding of Trauma: Our counselors recognize that trauma can manifest both psychologically (emotionally) and physically (somatically), especially in those with a history of multiple traumas such as childhood abuse or crime victimization.
  • Empirically Proven Care: Our approach is rooted in extensive research, including findings from The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Study, which highlights the long-term mental and physical health consequences of childhood trauma.

Key Benefits of Trauma-Informed Counseling

1. Collaborative Healing Process

  • Work with your counselor to understand the origins of your symptoms and behaviors.
  • Engage in tailored interventions and exercises designed to alleviate trauma-related symptoms.

2. Comprehensive Support

  • Explore connections to external activities that promote emotional and physical well-being.
  • Receive compassionate care based on the latest empirical research and best practices.

Understanding Trauma and Its Impact

Trauma-informed counseling is an overarching approach that emphasizes compassionate and evidence-based care. Our therapists are dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of trauma, offering interventions that address both immediate symptoms and long-term healing.

Get Started on Your Healing Journey

Experience the difference that specialized trauma counseling can make. Contact The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards healing in a safe, supportive environment.

 

 

Caitlin Quantock

LMSW, CAADC

Mindfulness-based Strategies and EMDR to Promote Healing and Growth

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Paul Krauss – Clinical Director

MA LPC

Counseling, EMDR Therapy, & Solutions

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Billie Walters

LMSW

Intuitive Counseling, EMDR Therapy, and Reiki

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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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Michael Egan

LMSW

Counseling that Empowers and Strengthens You

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Li0n0d0sey0 0Bea0ver

MA LMSW

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

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Kathryn Barcelona

MS LMSW

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

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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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Taylor Freund

LMSW

Trauma Informed and Internal Family Systems informed Counseling for Adults

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Natalie Julien

LLMSW

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

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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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Megan Drizin

MA LLPC PMH-C

Telehealth Counseling for Women, Moms, and Couples

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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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Dana Kennedy

LLMSW

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

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Kori Crask

LMSW

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

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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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K’Quiana Griffin-Knowling

MA LPC

EMDR, Empowerment, and Healing for all

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Sarah Denick

LMSW

Counseling & EMDR Therapy for Women

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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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Nick Kondyles

LLPC MA

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

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Katy Sandison

LLP

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

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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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Caley Weisgerber

LMSW, CAADC

Compassionate and Empowering Therapy for Deep Healing

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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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Ke0l0l0y B0e0nz0in

LMSW

Therapy from an Intersectional Systems and Holistic Lens

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Kay Foster

MA LPC

Emotion-focused, Inclusive Counseling and EMDR Therapy

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Stephen Lovell, Counseling Intern

Person-Centered Counseling for Children, Teens, and Adults

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Ashley Dykstra

LMSW

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

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Elif Piromari

LLMSW

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

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Margie Muñoz

MA, LPC

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

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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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Amanda Miller

LLP

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

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Brendan Cole

MA LPC

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

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Lucas Perkins, Counseling Intern

Culturally Sensitive & Holistic Counseling for Adults and Older Teens

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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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Kyle King

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

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Jennifer McKinstry

MA, LPC

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

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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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Ben Zimmerman

LLMSW

Non-judgmental Therapy Space Focused on Personal Development and Empowerment

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Jonathan Swiftney

LLMSW

Culturally Sensitive & Holistic Counseling for Adults and Adolescents

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Katerina Guerrero

LLPC, LLMFT

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

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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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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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