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

Jason Clauser

Jason Clauser, LMSW

Jason Clauser, LMSW is a Licensed Master Social Worker. Jason received a Bachelor of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Social Work from Western Michigan University. Jason has held a variety of clinical positions in the mental health, medical and child welfare fields.

Jason had a substance abuse emphasis in Graduate school and in the process of obtaining his Certified Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor Certification. Jason has worked with patients struggling with alcohol, prescription drug and other drug addictions and the secondary disruptions that addiction can cause with family, friends, work and physical health.

Jason has a unique interest in providing treatment to the First Responder population with more than 20 years as a Firefighter/ EMT in the community that he lives. Jason sees an increasing need and recognition of stress, trauma, negative coping skills that affect first responders. One of the treatment specialties that Jason is trained to use with First Responders is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is also useful in treating phobias, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, after effects of assaults, car accidents and sports performance anxiety, to name a few applications.

Jason is married to his wife Holly of 15 years with 2 kids and a very active black lab. Jason has lived in West Michigan for over 15 years, now calling it home. Jason likes being active with his family riding bikes, going for walks, swimming. Jason also likes to play handy man around the house doing various landscaping projects and occasional car repairs.

Jason sees patients starting with the age of 12 to older adults and can provide flexible times and days for appointments.

Jason uses a variety of treatment modalities and approaches including:

  • CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solutions focused
  • EMDR

Jason Specializes in the following areas:

  • Addiction/Substance abuse
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples
  • Adolescents/teens
  • First responders/EMT/Police/Firefighters
  • Relationship family issues
  • Chronic medical conditions

Jason Takes the following insurances:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Complete
  • McLaren
  • Meridian
  • Molina
  • Magellan
  • ASR/HAP/Physicians Health Plan
  • Medicare

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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
  • United/Optum/Golden Rule

Anne Gruber

Anne Gruber, LCSW

Anne Gruber is a licensed clinical social worker with a passion for personal empowerment. Anne works from a client-centric, eclectic counseling style that is tailored to the personal needs of each client. She uses a variety of clinical theories, including humanistic and existential approaches. Anne believes the journey of self-improvement with clients begins where they are, and working as a team is essential to helping the client reach their goals.

Anne is also a certified yoga teacher and believes in the power of the mind body connection as part of the healing process, and she incorporates this aspect in many therapy sessions.

Anne specializes in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Couples therapy
  • Parenting issues
  • Domestic violence
  • Child abuse
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Media Literacy
  • Body Image
  • Eating Disorders (treatment and prevention) Suicide Prevention
  • Life Transitions
  • Sexual Health
  • Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • College Mental Health
  • Academic and Learning Challenges
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (GLBTQ)
  • Self Improvement (stress management, time management, coping skills, assertiveness, mindfulness)

Anne accepts the following insurance:

  • ASR/Physicians Care/HAP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Meridian

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

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
  • Priority Health

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

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

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