I. Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

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There are no therapists currently located in Grand Rapids, MI. The following therapists are located in MI.

Melanie Jones

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Karlene Harrison

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Amy Duffy-Barnes

  • 13 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Existential, Expressive Arts, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative, Play Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused

State License: Michigan

Stefanie Hathaway

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: EMDR, Integrative, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Michigan

Kaile Videtich

  • 3 years years of Experience
  • United States
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Family Conflict, Marital / Premarital, Parenting, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sex Drive - Low, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Transgender, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Culturally Sensitive, Expressive Arts, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Gestalt, Humanistic, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Narrative, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Somatic

State License: Michigan

Samantha Dehring

  • 7 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Grief, Introversion, Life Coaching, Narcissistic Personality, OCD, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Existential, Family / Marital, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Jungian, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Transpersonal

State License: Michigan

Linda Schneider

  • 30 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Adoption, Anger Management, Autism, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Marital / Premarital, Dementia, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Immigration/Newcomer, Medication Management, Memory Problems, Men's Issues, Neurological, Personality Disorders, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Sensory Processing Disorder, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Suicidal Thoughts, Tourette's Disorder

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Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Advocacy, Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Art Therapy, Behavioral, Behavioral Medicine, Biofeedback, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dance/Movement Therapy, Dialectical (DBT), Discernment Counseling, Dream Work or Analysis, Eclectic, Education Consultation, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Emotionally Focused, Ericksonian, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Feminist, Focusing, Genetic Counseling, Geriatric Consultation, Gestalt, Holistic, Home Study, Humanistic, Information and Referral, Integrative, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Jungian, Long-Term, Mediation, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Motivational Interviewing, Music Therapy, Narrative, Neurofeedback, Neuro-Linguistic, Nutrition Counseling, Parent Guidance, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Person-Centered (Rogerian), Play Therapy, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic, Psychopharmacology, Redecision Therapy, Relational, Sand Play, Satir, Sex Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Spiritual Counseling, Sports Psychology, Systemic, Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Transpersonal Psychology, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

State License: Michigan

Cathy Hoffman

  • 39 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Adoption, Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger's, Attachment Disorders, ADHD, Autism, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Education/Personal Development, Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome), Gender Identity, Infertility, Learning Disabilities, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, Neurological, OCD, Pain Management, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Runaways, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Advocacy, Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Behavioral, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Case Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years), Education Consultation, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Geriatric Consultation, Gestalt, Holistic, Imago, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Long-Term, Mediation, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Narrative, Parent Guidance, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Supervised Visitation, Transactional Analysis (TA)

State License: Michigan

William Padding

  • 25 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Attachment Disorders, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, OCD, Pain Management, Runaways, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mediation, Meditation/Relaxation, Parent Guidance, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Sand Play, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Systemic

State License: Michigan

Melissa Nicholson

  • 4 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Anger Management, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity, Infant Mental Health, Infertility, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Self Abuse, Sensory Processing Disorder, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Advocacy, Art Therapy, Behavioral, Behavioral Medicine, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Dialectical (DBT), Dream Work or Analysis, Education Consultation, Emotionally Focused, Existential Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Gestalt, Holistic, Humanistic, Information and Referral, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Jungian, Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Parent Guidance, Play Therapy, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Relational, Sand Play, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Systemic

State License: Michigan

II. The Best Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

Therapists in GRAND RAPIDS

Finding the best Grand Rapids therapist with whom you can build a rapport is essential. Online Therapy evaluated top counselors using eight key factors, including credentials, cost, specializations, and accessibility, to compile this list of 15 trusted therapists. You can be confident that each therapist delivers quality care and therapeutic support at a fair price.

Choosing the Best Grand Rapids, MI Therapists

Credentials

A therapist’s credentials prove they’ve accumulated the education and experience to warrant your trust in their abilities. To become a licensed professional counselor in Michigan, therapists must earn a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling, amass up to 3,000 hours of supervised counseling experience, and pass a background check and an exam.

Accessibility

A major key to finding the right therapist for you is their specialization, but another is whether they’re accessible. A therapist’s availability hinges on their office hours and flexible scheduling. All the therapists listed offer remote services to make it easier to work with them.

Cost

Grand Rapids therapists usually charge per session at varying costs. Many people cite cost as a major obstacle to getting therapy. Check with your insurance to see if it covers mental health. Some therapists also offer a sliding fee scale to clients who couldn’t otherwise afford therapy.

Donna Kay VanderKodde: M.A., LPC | Best for couples therapy

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616-236-3281
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Donna VanderKodde is a licensed professional counselor with five years of experience and advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Clinical Therapy. She helps couples with premarital and marital therapy, infertility, affair recovery, and other relationship problems.

What patients say: “I saw Donna for about a year and she was so helpful in the process of turning my life around. She is a great listener and has a way of subtly guiding me to find my own answers.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Marital and Premarital
Aetna
Blue Care Network
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cofinity
Medicaid
Meridian
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per session:
$150 Sessions are typically 52 minutes
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Rachel M. VanBuskirk: LMSW | Best for life stressors

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616-279-1551
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Rachel VanBuskirk is a licensed master social worker who works with clients of all ages with their own unique set of life stressors and complications, including relationship problems, college issues, anxiety, and depression. She’s been practicing for 12 years and offers a sliding fee scale.

What patients say: “Rachel has been such a gift to me as she has helped me get through some real-life struggles!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Women’s Issues
Relationship Issues
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Medicaid
Medicare
Military OneSource
Optum
Priority Health
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $125 Yes Yes

Olja Haglund: LMSW, ACSW, CAADC | Best for addiction recovery

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616-835-0215
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Olja Haglund is a licensed master social worker and certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor with 18 years in practice. Olja plays an integral role in her clients’ addiction recovery network and recovery or relapse prevention plan. She helps clients develop coping skills for triggering situations, provides a safe space to explore the root of their addiction, and encourages them in creating positive changes.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Trauma and PTSD
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cofinity
Magellan
Optum
Priority Health
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $140 No Yes

Billie Walters: LMSW | Best for holistic therapy

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616-258-6419
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Billie Walters is a licensed master social worker who’s committed to providing counseling services within the holistic health care model. She provides clinical therapy and Reiki healing that uses energy to help balance the mind and body through light-touch or no-touch treatments. Billie has been practicing for seven years, offers a sliding fee scale, and uses an integrative therapy approach that includes positive psychology, EMDR, and mindfulness.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Grief
ASR Health Benefits
Beacon
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Optum
Physicians HealthCare (ASR)
Priority Health
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $130 Yes Yes

Allison Waldron: M.A., LPC | Best for interpersonal relationships

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616-275-4646
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Allison Waldron is a licensed professional counselor who’s passionate about helping her clients find success in their interpersonal relationships, both at home and in the workplace. Allison has been practicing for five years.

What patients say: “Allison is one of those people who is so easy and enjoyable to talk to. She’ll feel like a friend you’ve known for years after your first conversation.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Women’s Issues
Life Transitions
Relationship Issues
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Not Provided No Yes

Amy L. Jarchow: Ph.D. | Best for cognitive and behavioral assessments

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616-458-0692
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Dr. Amy Jarchow is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in private practice since 2004 with clients of all ages. Besides collaborative therapy, Dr. Jarchow offers comprehensive assessment services, including neurocognitive evaluations for cognitive functioning and psychological evaluations for behavioral and emotional functioning. Her cognitive assessments cover ADHD and learning disabilities, and her behavioral assessments can be used for diagnostic clarification.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Aetna
Blue Care Network
BlueCross and BlueShield
Medicare
Other plans may be accepted
Cost per Session: $200 No Yes

Matthew VanLinden: LLMSW | Best for family conflicts

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231-766-1892
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Matthew VanLinden is a limited-licensed master social worker who helps families, including parents, youth, and young adults, who are struggling with familial conflicts and defiance in the home. He applies a person-centered approach and helps clients cultivate the change they’re seeking. Matthew helps with anxiety, depression, anger, and behavioral issues. He has been practicing for five years and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anger Management
Anxiety
BlueCross and BlueShield Cost per Session: $155 Yes Yes

Max Taylor: Psy.D., DLLP | Best for children and adolescents

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616-239-2575
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Dr. Max Taylor is a doctoral limited licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. He offers play therapy and walk-and-talk therapy for adolescents who prefer meeting outside the office. Dr. Taylor has been practicing for seven years and offers a sliding fee scale.

What patients say: “Dr Taylor has wonderful counseling ability. He’s compassionate and caring. He has helped me and my family.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Behavioral Issues
Aetna
Blue Care Network
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cofinity
Meridian
Optumhealth Behavioral Solution (Formally United Behavioral Health)
TRICARE East
Cost per Session: $170 Yes Yes

Jason C. Clauser: LMSW | Best for PTSD

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616-426-9401
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Jason Clauser is a licensed master social worker who treats PTSD, depression, and anxiety. He’s been practicing for 20 years, accepts Medicare/Medicaid, and offers a sliding fee scale.

What patients say: “I have been seeing Jason off and on for about a year now. I am a military veteran who deals with Post Traumatic Stress, and I was unable to find someone who could adequately help me with my symptoms.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
ASR Health Benefits
Aetna
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Magellan
McLaren
Medicaid
Medicare
Meridian
Molina
MultiPlan
Optum
Physicians Health Plan
Priority Health
Sparrow Physicians Health Network-out of network
TRICARE
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per session:
Initial assessment 210
60 minutes Psychotherapy/Family Psychotherapy 175
45 minutes Psychotherapy 100
60-minute crisis intervention 130
Yes Yes

Gary Watson: LMSW | Best for negative behaviors in adolescents

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616-914-9874
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Gary Watson is a licensed master social worker who specializes in changing negative behavior and thinking in adolescents while letting them hear about the things they’re doing right. He believes in letting them know that counseling isn’t just about fixing their problem behavior but about exploring their good decisions and building their confidence. Gary has been practicing for over 25 years.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Marital and Premarital
Anxiety
ASR Health Benefits
Aetna
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
MESSA, ASR
Meridian
Michigan Education Special Services Association
Molina
Priority Health
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $130 No Yes

Rachel Bauer: LMSW, ADS | Best for women with anxiety

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616-717-3935
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Rachel Bauer is a licensed master social worker and acupuncture detox specialist who’s an expert at helping women with anxiety. She is passionate about empowering women to feel more confident, balanced, and happy within themselves and their goals in life. She offers both online and in-person sessions, accepts several insurances, and has a sliding fee scale.

What patients say: “Rachel is amazing! She remembers the stories I tell her and validates my feelings!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Women’s Issues
ASR Health Benefits
Aetna
Blue Care Network
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cofinity
McLaren
Medicaid
Medicare
Meridian
Cost per Session: $120 Yes Yes

Marlene L. Lathrop: CSW, BCD, LMSW | Best for manipulative relationships

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616-942-4002
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Marlene Lathrop is a licensed master social worker who assists clients in manipulative relationships and women who love too much. She’s been practicing for 28 years and offers a sliding fee scale.

What patients say: “Marlene’s knowledge of what causes us to act the way we do in certain situations is so helpful … she is the most spot-on therapist I have met with.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Coping Skills
Identify Emotional Manipulation & Manipulators
ASR Health Benefits
ASR/Physician’s HealthCare
Anthem
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
MESSA -no deductible if Ref by PCP
Michigan Education Special Services Association
PRIORITYHealth HMO/POS/Medicare
Priority Health
Cost per Session: $180 Yes Yes

Anna Sincock: M.A., LPC| Best for anxiety and grief

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616-541-5970
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Anna Sincock is a licensed professional counselor who offers a compassionate, person-centered, hope-filled approach with a special interest in anxiety and grief. She connects particularly well with adolescents, young adults, women, parents, and couples. Anna also helps with trauma, stress, self-esteem, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum, identity, and life transitions. She’s passionate about helping her clients create healthy patterns of thought and has been practicing for eight years.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Grief
Anxiety
Marital and Premarital
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cost per Session: $110 No Yes

Elise Trim: LLMSW | Best for depression

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616-283-7187
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Elise Trim is a limited-licensed master social worker who understands life can sneak up on an individual, and depression and mood disorders can happen at any time. She strives to help clients battling the difficult situations that lead to depression using several evidence-based treatment approaches. She has over a decade of experience working in the medical and mental health fields and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Women’s Issues
Mood Disorders
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Care Network
Cost per Session: $175 Yes Yes

Ashley Troszok: LMSW | Best for life transitions

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616-286-1905
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Ashley Troszok is a licensed master social worker who helps with life transitions and women in transitional phases of life. She specializes in helping young adults/college age and adults who are having difficulties managing the overwhelming feelings of life on their own. Ashley understands that life doesn’t always go as planned and helps clients who feel like they’re stuck. She offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
ASR Health Benefits
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Self Pay
Not Provided Yes Yes

III. What You Should Know About Grand Rapids Therapy

How are Grand Rapids therapists licensed?

Prospective therapists in Michigan must earn a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling from a qualified program with a minimum of 48 semester hours. Graduates obtain a limited counselor license from the Michigan Board of Counseling. Master’s degree holders must accrue 3,000 hours of post-degree supervised counseling experience. Doctoral degree holders must accrue 1,500 hours. Applicants must pass the National Counselor Examination from the National Board for Certified Counselors or the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification Examination.

How much does therapy cost in Grand Rapids?

Therapists in Grand Rapids usually charge per session with a cost range for individual sessions between $110 to $200. Of the therapists listed, there’s a relatively even split of those charging under $150 and those charging over. Two-thirds of the listed therapists offer a sliding fee scale, and all of them accept at least a few private insurance providers. Many of them accept numerous insurance carriers, and one-third of them accept Medicaid and Medicare.

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