Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Find a therapist in Grand Rapids, Michigan  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Grand Rapids to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Laura Jennings

LMSW
3 years experience
Life is a journey – It brings together beauty, joy, sorrows, trauma, and more challenges than we could ever anticipate. We come into this life needing to be loved, protected, and nurtured. I believe that doesn’t change as we go throughout our lives, but many of us experience situations and relationships that shake us to our core. Often, we come out asking who we are, where we are going, and why we exist.... Read More
Life is a journey – It brings together beauty, joy, sorrows, trauma, and more challenges than we could ever anticipate. We come into this life needing to be loved, protected, and nurtured. I believe that doesn’t change as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Stephanie Morin

LMSW
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years with children, adolescents and adults with various backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma. I also have worked with clients experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, stress, family issues and anger. I provide a welcoming environment and I believe in treating everyone with respect. My... Read More
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years with children, adolescents and adults with various backgrounds. I have extensive experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Krystal Smith

MSW, LCSW-C
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with desire to serve others with compassion. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, groups, families, and couples using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual. I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University and attained my Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I have experience in various settings... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with desire to serve others with compassion. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, groups, families, and couples using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Dr. Melissa Oleshansky

PhD, RYT
20 years experience
It takes a really strong person to seek out therapy. My name is Dr. Melissa Oleshansky. You can call me "Dr. O." I am a Fully Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, Life Coach, and Certified and Registered Hatha Yoga Instructor in the state of Michigan. I have been practicing psychology and health promotion for over 20 years. I have earned a PhD in clinical health psychology and two Masters Degrees, one in clinical psychology and... Read More
It takes a really strong person to seek out therapy. My name is Dr. Melissa Oleshansky. You can call me "Dr. O." I am a Fully Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, Life Coach, and Certified and Registered Hatha Yoga Instructor in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Lauryn Shugars

MA, LPC
5 years experience
Welcome! I am here to help support you through whatever you are experiencing or going through. I believe that each of us can attain greater health and wholeness by attending to and integrating mind, body, and spirit, attuning to our inner wisdom and building on our unique strengths. I strive to create a space that is warm, collaborative and inquisitive. I am your ally and facilitator in this process, helping you navigate through this... Read More
Welcome! I am here to help support you through whatever you are experiencing or going through. I believe that each of us can attain greater health and wholeness by attending to and integrating mind, body, and spirit, attuning to our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jennifer Flanders

LMSW
4 years experience
You're in the right place and I'm glad you're here. I'm Jennifer. Thank you for considering exploring what's getting in the way of you living the life you've imagined. I use a collaborative approach where I walk beside you through this process. You'll feel less alone and you have a trusted person to help you carry your burdens. For the past five years, I've worked with those who experience psychosis, bipolar... Read More
You're in the right place and I'm glad you're here. I'm Jennifer. Thank you for considering exploring what's getting in the way of you living the life you've imagined. I use a collaborative approach where I walk... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Nadine Collier

MA, LPC
20 years experience
The road of life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we lose our way and find ourselves wandering farther from our intended destination. At other times, we may find ourselves being forced to take an alternate path. My desire is to equip you with the skills needed to navigate that road successfully. Together we will discover the obstacles in life that cause you to stumble and find practical ways to overcome them. I am a... Read More
The road of life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we lose our way and find ourselves wandering farther from our intended destination. At other times, we may find ourselves being forced to take an alternate path. My desire... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Michelle Solo

LMSW, CAADC, ACSW
22 years experience
Welcome, and kudos for taking this step in self-care. For some, reaching out for support comes easily; for others it is a scary step that they are unsure of. Either way, as a Clinical Therapist, I am inspired by every individual who makes the choice to utilize this resource because there is no reason for anyone to “go it alone” in this world. My name is Michelle and I am a licensed Clinical... Read More
Welcome, and kudos for taking this step in self-care. For some, reaching out for support comes easily; for others it is a scary step that they are unsure of. Either way, as a Clinical Therapist, I am inspired by... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

Darrin Oliver

LMSW
17 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. I have worked with adults, families, couples, children and adolescents for more than 20 years in many different settings (residential treatment, education, individual counseling, equine and adventure therapy). I enjoy skateboarding, ice hockey, playing music and riding horses. I strive to create a compassionate and safe environment where clients can experience lasting change and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. I have worked with adults, families, couples, children and adolescents for more than 20 years in many different settings (residential treatment,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Dawn Gaden

MA, LPC, NBCC
21 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing in Michigan for over 18 years. My experience comes from a range of opportunities such a county jail working with inmates and addiction, private practice setting, as well as non profit counseling offices. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for over one year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life coach. I bring to my clients... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing in Michigan for over 18 years. My experience comes from a range of opportunities such a county jail working with inmates and addiction, private practice setting, as well as non profit counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

Dr. Nikia Belcher

EdD, MSc, MA, AAMFT
18 years experience
I specialize working with students  transitioning from high school, work-related issues, career counseling, behavioral issues, social skills, coping skills, relationship concerns/issues, self-esteem, co-dependency, impulsive disorders and family conflict.  Read More
I specialize working with students  transitioning from high school, work-related issues, career counseling, behavioral issues, social skills, coping skills, relationship concerns/issues, self-esteem, co-dependency, impulsive disorders and family conflict.  Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Overview of Mental Health in Grand Rapids Resources in Grand Rapids Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan, located in the western area of Michigan is the second-largest city in the state. The city is located on the Grand River, and it’s around 30 miles east of Lake Michigan.

Grand Rapids has a very industrial history, and it continues to be a center of furniture manufacturing. The modern economy of Grand Rapids is now based on health care, the automotive industry, and consumer goods manufacturing, among other industries. Some of the largest employers in Grand Rapids include Spectrum Health, Meijer, Mercy General Health Partners, and the Amway Corporation.

Grand Rapids has some cultural attractions and some commercial interests that bring visitors to the city including the Gerald R. Ford Museum and the DeVos Place Convention Center. There is also the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts downtown in the city, and there are many concert venues in the city including the Orbit Room and the DeVos Performance Hall.

While there are unique opportunities and elements of living in Grand Rapids, people often struggle with different mental health issues requiring treatment from a professional provider.

An Overview of Mental Health in Grand Rapids

For many people, economic struggles and stress can create a variety of problems in their life and can trigger or worsen mental health conditions. In Grand Rapids, while the unemployment rate has dropped, the average income of residents is lower than the national average.

The average income for someone in Grand Rapids is $20,542 a year. The U.S. average, by comparison, is $28,555 a year. The median household income is $39,913 in Grand Rapids, and the U.S. average is $53,482 a year. It’s estimated that the percentage of people in poverty in Grand Rapids is more than 25 percent, which is very high.

Last year, the entire state of Michigan was named as the 10th worst nationwide for drug problems. This was based on research compiled by WalletHub. The study was based on 15 key areas, and among these included the percentage of teens and adults who reported using illegal drugs in the past month and the number of opioid prescriptions per 100 people. Other factors included per capita overdose deaths, incidents involving methamphetamine labs, and admissions to treatment programs for substance abuse.

Even legal substances have been shown to be more problematic in Michigan as compared to the national average. For example, based on information from the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, around 510,000 people who participated in a survey said they were dependent on or abused alcohol in the year before they were surveyed.

Based on information compiled by the federal government, an estimated 336,000 adults in the state of Michigan said they’d experienced a serious mental illness in the year before they were surveyed. Of the people surveyed who said they’d had symptoms of mental illness, a significant majority (56.3 percent) said they didn’t receive any kind of treatment or counseling.

As far as marriage and divorce, for the state of Michigan, the divorce rate is 5.8 for every 1,000 individuals based on information from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. In Kent County, it’s even higher at 6.1 per every 1,000.

Mental Health Resources in Grand Rapids

Despite some statistics that can seem troubling, there are mental health resources available in Grand Rapids. These include independent care providers, hospitals and treatment centers, and nonprofit organizations.

One example of a nonprofit organization in the area is the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan. This nonprofit offers access to a crisis line, a suicide prevention hotline, and they help people find local mental health care in the area. There is also a group called Network180, which serves more than 50,000 people in Kent County each year through a network of care. They connect people with resources if they’re struggling with not only mental illness but also substance use disorders and developmental disabilities.

Grand Rapids Therapist Directory

Whether you’re looking for mental health care for a specific condition such as depression or anxiety, or you have another treatment need, such as family or marriage counseling, knowing where to turn to find an excellent provider can be one of the most challenging steps of getting help. That’s why we put together the above therapist directory for Grand Rapids.

Each of the counselors and therapists on the above directory is a high-quality provider, and we’ve simplified how you connect with someone who specializes in the areas you need. The goal of our therapist directory is a simple, streamlined and efficient way to find and have access to care providers in Grand Rapids.