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.


Angela Cook-Hoekwater

MA,LPC
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Michigan with over 10 years of experience working as a trauma counselor and creativity coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief and LGBT. I also helped many people who have experienced physical, including sexual, trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Michigan with over 10 years of experience working as a trauma counselor and creativity coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Dr. Karen Perez

PsyD,PhD,LPC,LLP
20 years experience
Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in providing you with the necessary support and training to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life. Many studies have shown throughout the years that psychotherapy is an effective form of treating and managing mental illnesses and other emotional disorders. As an experienced licensed professional counselor, it is my honor to assist you in... Read More
Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in providing you with the necessary support and training to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life. Many... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

LaKeisha Blackwell-Wright

B.A.,Criminal,Justice,MA,Counseling
10 years experience
Thank you for taking the time to work on you. It is my pleasure to walk along side of you on this journey. Compassion, empathy and genuine love for people propels me to utilize the therapeutic process to listen, encourage, empower and uplift. My professional experience includes working with young adults in transition, adults and families in various settings from community mental health to providing home-based services. Psychotherapy Specializations include: substance use disorders, work... Read More
Thank you for taking the time to work on you. It is my pleasure to walk along side of you on this journey. Compassion, empathy and genuine love for people propels me to utilize the therapeutic process to listen, encourage,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Steven Berman

MAPC,MAAC,LPC,NCC,CAADC,CCTS,CFTP
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Michigan. I have dual master's degrees from the University of the Cumberlands. As a therapist, my goal is to assist my clients in working through issues that negatively affect them in their daily lives. I have experience working with a variety of clients with many different issues. I have extensive experience working with clients on... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Michigan. I have dual master's degrees from the University of the Cumberlands. As a therapist, my goal is to assist... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Erin McDaid

LMSW
6 years experience
Hi, I am Erin McDaid. I have been working for over three years as a clinical therapist with adults, older adults, and older adolescents. I use a goal-oriented therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined by the client. My style is no-nonsense and direct. I use a wide variety of skills and techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and motivational interviewing. I often assign homework for clients... Read More
Hi, I am Erin McDaid. I have been working for over three years as a clinical therapist with adults, older adults, and older adolescents. I use a goal-oriented therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Laverne Santangelo

LPC
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Laverne Santangelo and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. I am also a certified Wholistic Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. My experience and knowledge in the mental health field and helping professions is vast. I have volunteered and worked in some capacity of helping others to be the best they can be for 25yrs. I am a veteran. I retired from the Army National Guard with 23 years of... Read More
Hello! My name is Laverne Santangelo and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. I am also a certified Wholistic Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. My experience and knowledge in the mental health field and helping professions is vast.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Paulette Niemiec

M.A.,L.P.C.
18 years experience
I would like to take some time to introduce myself to you. I have been working as a professional counselor for over 18 years. I have obtained a Masters Degree from Eastern Michigan University in psychology counseling and hold a license in the State of Michigan as a professional counselor. I provide both individual and couples therapy. Couples: Since lack of communication is the number one reason people divorce in this country,... Read More
I would like to take some time to introduce myself to you. I have been working as a professional counselor for over 18 years. I have obtained a Masters Degree from Eastern Michigan University in psychology counseling and hold a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Nichole Garcia

LMSW
7 years experience
Hello! My name is Nichole Garcia and I am a licensed masters social worker, LMSW. I have been working in the field for about 7 years and started out working with children and teens at a residential shelter in 2012. I also have experience working with adults with bipolar disorder, anger issues, trauma and abuse, personality disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, the LGBTQ population, relationship issues, and many more. I have worked... Read More
Hello! My name is Nichole Garcia and I am a licensed masters social worker, LMSW. I have been working in the field for about 7 years and started out working with children and teens at a residential shelter in 2012.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

DeWan McPherson

MA,LPC
9 years experience
Thank you for taking the time to read my Bio. I have been a practicing therapist for over 9 years. I received my master’s from Central Michigan University and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I use an eclectic approach, which means that I tailor my approach to each individual client to make sure I always meet each person where they are. My non-judgmental style helps clients reach goals,... Read More
Thank you for taking the time to read my Bio. I have been a practicing therapist for over 9 years. I received my master’s from Central Michigan University and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Jennifer Fritz

PhD,LMSW
20 years experience
Welcome! My name is Jennifer Fritz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my MSW and PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I am licensed in the state of Michigan and enjoy working with people of all ages. The first step in making a change is doing exactly what you are doing by being here. I am looking forward... Read More
Welcome! My name is Jennifer Fritz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my MSW and PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I am licensed in the state of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Helen Ceballo-Hernandez

NCC, MA, LLPC
1 years experience
You will be respected and your story acknowledged. No one has your exact story and circumstance. Together we will work so that the rest of your life’s story may be genuine and fulfilling. I practice a predominantly humanistic approach in which you receive unconditional, positive regard. In other words, regardless of what you say, you... Read More
You will be respected and your story acknowledged. No one has your exact story and circumstance. Together we will work so that the rest of your life’s story may be genuine and fulfilling. I practice a predominantly humanistic approach in which you receive unconditional, positive regard. In other words, regardless of what you say, you... Read More
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  • Languages: Spanish
  • Experience: 1 years

Robb Kornoelje

LLPC
1 years experience
Early on when studying psychology I learned that all problems can be simplified when viewed as relationship problems. It seems to be true that people struggle with three main relationships: Relationship with self Relationship with others Relationship with life’s meaning Which of these relationships could you improve? Read More
Early on when studying psychology I learned that all problems can be simplified when viewed as relationship problems. It seems to be true that people struggle with three main relationships: Relationship with self Relationship with others Relationship with life’s meaning Which of these relationships could you improve? Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 1 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.