Grand Rapids Counselors

Grand Rapids Team

Meet the Owner

Audrey Litts

Audrey Litts, LMSW, - Owner of Thriveworks Grand Rapids

Audrey Litts earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Northern Michigan University and a Master of Social Work from Western Michigan University. She has worked in both administrative and clinical capacities as a social worker. She spent four years as the Executive Director of a non-profit youth organization, and also works as a school social worker on a part-time basis. Audrey and her husband are also licensed foster parents, and in addition to raising Audrey's two teenage siblings early in their marriage, they have been parents to several foster children and now have two small children of their own.

Audrey's clinical work with children and families has focused on behavior planning both in and out of the classroom, teaching coping and social skills, and helping parents and teachers implement positive behavior supports at home and at school. As an extension to her support for families, Audrey has completed advanced training in couples counseling and utilizes Gottman Method Couples Therapy among other scientifically-based forms of therapy when working with couples.

Audrey’s role at Thriveworks Counseling in Grand Rapids is both to ensure that her clients have a positive experience while uplifting her clinicians, and also to help clients who are a good fit for her clinical skills and experience. She is extremely dedicated to her staff and clients and thinks it is vitally important to go above and beyond for them.

Audrey believes strongly in the mission and vision of Thriveworks, and the importance it places on its valued clients and staff. When clients enter Thriveworks Grand Rapids, she will often be the first smiling face to greet them. She understands that this is an unfamiliar experience for many, and strives to make clients as comfortable as possible.

Audrey and her clinicians are so excited to be a part of the Grand Rapids community and look forward to both watching their clients thrive, but also to be a positive and contributing member to the society in which they serve.

Audrey sees the following types of clients:

  • Couples
  • Premarital counseling for court requirements
  • School-age children/parents struggling with behavior concerns either at school or home and those needing to work on coping skills. Audrey also helps parents with implementing positive behavior supports and planning for home and school.

Audrey accepts the following insurance:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health
  • Meridian

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DeeDee DiTrapani, LMSW, ACSW

Diana "DeeDee" DiTrapani is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She received her Master's Degree from Wayne State University and has been working in the field for almost thirty years. Many of those years have been spent working with children and families in child welfare, foster care and adoption.

DeeDee transitioned from working in child welfare to counseling four years ago, and enjoys working with a range of people and situations such as couples, young adults seeking life skills direction, individuals suffering from anxiety and depression, school aged children and families. She believes in giving every client personal attention by being available between sessions by phone for support when needed.

She has resided in Western Michigan for 30 years, is married and has two adult daughters who are all avid boaters and enjoy the Great Lakes with all their beauty.

DeeDee believes all people have the ability to achieve their hopes and dreams when given life skills and encouragement, and helping to remove obstacles that hinder healthy growth and development.

DeeDee specializes in the following areas:

  • Couples
  • School-age children/parents struggling with ADHD, anxiety, adoption, developmental disorders, oppositional defiance, self-harm and parenting
  • Individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, and general life guidance

DeeDee takes the following insurance:

  • ASR/Physicians Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare

Becky Nelson, LMSW

Rebecca "Becky" Nelson is an LMSW with more than 30 years experience working with children, families and individuals.

Becky believes that everyone has potential to grow and thrive! She also believes in empowering people by giving them the tools to unlock their potential. When working with children, Becky believes that all children deserve a chance at a happy childhood and all families deserve an opportunity for harmony. She believes in the importance of meeting people where they are and providing a non-judgmental atmosphere that is conducive to change.

Becky has extensive experience working in a variety of areas including parent/child conflict, adoption, divorce, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, school performance, behavior management, anger management, depression and anxiety, suicidal ideation, self esteem, and others. Becky implements aspects of play therapy, TFCBT and other types of treatment when working with clients.

She also has experience coordinating care and services with other agencies such as school staff, court personnel, doctors and other agencies.

Becky specializes in the following areas:

  • Children ages 4-18 including anxiety, depression, self-harm, coping skills, oppositional defiance, grief/loss, adoption, trauma, teen issues including teen violence, ADHD, school issues, peer relationships, bullying and helping parents with behavior concerns at either school or home

Becky Takes the following insurance:

  • ASR
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Meridian
  • Optum
  • Priority Health
  • United

Kate Elenbaas, M.A., LMSW, CAADC

Kate Elenbaas received her master's degree in social work from Western Michigan University, and has worked in the field for more than 13 years.

Kate believes every individual has the ability to reach their full potential. Her goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for individuals to come and receive compassionate quality care.

She provides an opportunity for individuals to share their thoughts and experiences in order to work towards achieving desired goals.

Kate's specialties include:

  • Addiction and substance use related disorders
  • Working with families of individuals who love someone struggling with addiction
  • Women’s issues
  • LGBT issues
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety and stress related issues
  • Relationship concerns
  • Sexual abuse survivors
  • Healing from past trauma

Kate uses a variety of treatment modalities and approaches to therapy, depending on the individual’s unique needs. Some of these include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution focused therapy

Kate appreciates the uniqueness of all people and will treat you with honesty and respect. She can help you move from a place of anxiousness and helplessness, to a state of power, choice and action.

Kate accepts the following insurance:

  • ASR
  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network
  • BlueCross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Optum
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health or United Healthcare

Lori Hain

Lori Hain, LMSW, CAADC

Lori Hain holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Philosophy and Liberal Arts from Grand Valley State University, and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Western Michigan University. Lori is also a Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups.

Lori is excited to be the newest member of the Thriveworks Grand Rapids family. She will be bringing her vast experience, calm demeanor, and individualized approach to client care along with her. Lori believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to live healthier and happier lives and that counseling can be an important part of that journey.

Lori also believes strongly in the healing power of animals and art. She herself is an artist and many of the works in her home were created by her. Her family includes her husband of 24 years, 2 daughters, three grandchildren, and a husky, all of which provide support and entertainment on a daily basis.

Lori specializes in the following:

  • Personality disorders
  • Addiction/Substance abuse
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Panic disorder
  • Anger management
  • Grief
  • Couples and family counseling

Lori takes the following insurance:

  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Magellan
  • Meridian
  • Medicare Part B
  • Tricare
  • United/Optum

Clare McCullough

Clare McCullough, LPC

Clare McCullough is a fully Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Spring Arbor University. She has significant experience in providing Crisis Intervention; including crisis line work and immediate critical incident response for unexpected workplace events. Clare is also a Certified Supervisor for Limited Licensed Professional Counselors.

Clare believes in a collaborative counseling relationship with her clients. She brings authenticity, compassion, and empathy to the professional relationship with her clients. She believes all people deserve the right to pursue and achieve the best they are capable of in their lives. She strives to guide clients toward awareness, self love, and strength, in order to achieve the best in their lives. She believes people are resilient, and have the ability to heal and grow, regardless of their challenges in life, and present circumstances.

Clare’s specialties include treatment of:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Relationship and Family Issues
  • Life Transitions and Adjustments

Clare welcomes:

  • College Age Students
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Clare accepts the following insurance:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health

Thriveworks Counseling
4079 Park East Court SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Tel : (616) 425-2176

Mon-Fri: 8AM-9PM
Sat-Sun: 8AM-5PM

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