Grand Rapids Child Therapy

Your Child’s Foundation for a Fulfilling Life – Therapy in Grand Rapids

When it comes to our children’s well-being and happiness, there are few measures that we won’t take. We might as well paint our vehicles yellow and throw a “taxi” sign on the roof with all the events and activities we spend our days shuttling them to: sports practice, school functions, birthday parties, trips to the park or a museum — you name it.

One thing we can forget to do, though, is to consider what it takes to establish a firm basis of emotional health that they can grow from for the rest of their lives. At Thriveworks Grand Rapids Child Therapy, we believe that children, just like adults, can benefit from meeting with a mental health professional, and so we’re here to offer our services to individuals of all ages.

Even if your child or children appear relatively happy-to-lucky, there is a lot that a counselor can help them to understand and explore that will equip them for present and future challenges.

Why Pursue Grand Rapids, Forest Hills Child Therapy?

Your child can benefit from meeting with a skilled, professional for many reasons. Maybe a teacher or school guidance counselor pointed out some potential concerns with your son or daughter. Perhaps you’ve spotted some concerns of your own, such as increased moodiness, detachment or a loss of interest in formerly pleasurable activities, and you’re considering what a counselor could do for your young one.

While it may be difficult to face these issues, know that Thriveworks Grand Rapids Child Therapy is here for you and your child, and the sooner your son or daughter begins to confront whatever is going on, the better.

Many parents will bring their child to therapy even just for a routine mental health check up, similar to getting an examination by a medical doctor or dentist, and others come to us when they’ve already spent some time weighing their options. In either case, know that our counselors have experience helping children for a variety of reasons and of a variety of ages.

Reasons to pursue child therapy include:

  • Difficulty making friends
  • Inability to focus on schoolwork
  • Autism concerns or diagnosis
  • Violent outbursts
  • Loss of a friend or family member
  • Undue stress or anxiety
  • Eating disorder concerns
  • Lack of personal confidence

It’s important that we mention that child therapy isn’t only for healing past and present emotional wounds. It’s also a way to help them experience higher levels of personal understanding and compassion, which leads to a better understanding of others — empathy.

In other words, bringing your son or daughter to child therapy makes the world a better place. (Yes, we really do believe that.)

Child Therapy Techniques

You can’t exactly reason with a 2-year-old. Perhaps, not with a teenager either (we kid).

This is where the professional counselors at Thriveworks Grand Rapids Child Therapy truly shine. We employ a variety of communication and counseling techniques that have time and time again proven to help even the most reserved children open up and discuss what’s going on in their lives and in their minds.

These methods of child therapy may include:

  • Play therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Talk therapy
  • Teaching relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Distinguishing between medical and psychological issues
  • Teaching methods for coping
  • Teaching interpersonal skills

Just like no two children are truly identical (even when they’re twins), no two therapy plans are exactly the same. We will tailor our methods to suit the personality and needs of your son or daughter, to make sure your son or daughter leaves each session with a rejuvenated sense of self-worth and a more positive life outlook.

Thriveworks Grand Rapids Child Therapy is Here to Help

We’re here to help, not to drain your finances or to keep you waiting for weeks or months before the fist session.

Not only do we accept many major insurance providers, but we answer the phone when you call and will schedule the first appointment for this week — if not tomorrow — to make sure your child is given the care they need right when they need it.

Thriveworks is a growing national community that believes everyone can change for the better with the help of a caring professional — which is why we only work with the best in the industry. Many of our therapists have been featured in trusted news outlets, such as The Journal of Mental Health, Counseling Today, CNN, Cult of Mac, Bleacher Report and The Boston Globe.

Our clinicians are ready to use their expert knowledge and experience to helping your son or daughter live a happy, fulfilled life.

Call us today at 616-425-2176 or click the button below to learn more about our child therapy practice!

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 23 5 1 23 reviews. See all reviews
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Angel

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Angel was the sweetest person! I’m so glad I chose this place for help! I felt like a crazy person at first but she made me feel like I was just normal and just going through a lot! I really appreciate angel!
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So Thankful

★★★★★
Thriveworks is a blessing. I got an appointment with a counselor within a week. Margaret Rose was wonderful. She was kind and insightful and I felt safe with her. I highly recommend Thriveworks Grand Rapids
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Denise-NP

★★★★★
My son saw Denise for the first time recently and she was great. She seemed very well informed in every area and so willing to help my son with his anxiety. She actually spent time with us and seemed to care. I'm so glad we found her.
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Denise Skonieczny NP

★★★★★
I was in need of a psychiatrist for chronic depression and anxiety. I came across thrive having only a 4 month wait instead 9 to 12 month wait with any other psychiatrist. This was wonderful news. I met Denise as my clinician. She is very empathetic very knowledgeable. She has helped me alot sine my first vist. She is very dedicated to her patients which I truly appreciate. I would highly recommend her for any psychiatric needs. I think she goes above and beyond her role. She is a caring individual. There should be more people like Denise. She needs to be recognized for her work.
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Wonderful

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I am so pleased with my therapist, Lori. She does an outstanding job. When I read her specialties online I knew I had the right person, but when I met her for the first time I was convinced. I’ve raved about her to numerous people and have recommended Thriveworks a few times to people I know - everyone could use a Lori in their lives to help sort things out. The old adage comes to mind: “if you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day, if you teach a man to fish he will eat for a lifetime.” I am learning the skills to live and navigate life circumstances. I am calmer, happier and better off than I was when I first walked through the door. I’ve been given a gift and I am most grateful for all her help.
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No compassion

★☆☆☆☆
I saw Nancy. I specifically asked for someone who SPECIALIZES in domestic abuse. I am in an abusive relationship and she kept telling me "it's your choice to stay." She always questioned why I felt things or did things, like I should have this all figured out. I'm seeking therapy because I feel like I cannot leave and I know that's not a good thing. She had no compassion for what I have been through and just said it's my choice. No addressing the pain I've been through and how I have been affected by this. I feel like I can't leave because I feel like I would fall apart if I left, but I feel like I'm dying inside the relationship. This is a whole process that occurs over a long period of time. I have no self esteem, I have tried to leave and there are so many threats and manipulation, etc. I get shit from everyone about leaving, like its as simple as that for me. I wanted compassion from a counselor. I needed validation of my feelings, not another person telling me that I choose to live like this, like I want my life to be a living hell. I realize that I do make this choice ultimately, but there is so much more to this situation and I needed to process it. I am a doormat to everyone and she just asks why I do this. I NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHY and how to change! Her tone and questioning made me feel like she was being judgemental. She is a nice person, but she is not therapeutic. I couldn't move on with her after this. It felt like she was invalidating my feelings just like the rest of the world, like nothing I feel is real and I'm crazy. I shut down. I got a letter about being non compliant, that's why. It was no longer a priority for me to go and get treated like that. She never tried to help me process my feelings, just to say positive phrases to myself and eat healthy and exercise. This stuff is good, but doesn't help me deal with the things I have been through.
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Awesome!

★★★★★
I have nothing but good things to say about my therapy with Lori. I was hesitant to begin a therapy regimine without knowing anything about the therapist. After the first session I knew I had found the right person. Lori is so adept at pinpointing the problems and gives very useful ideas of how to handle them. She is very personable and easy to talk with. I will miss these sessions but I have the confidence to know I have the tools to deal with whatever comes my way. I am a much happier person!
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All is well!

★★★★★
All is well!
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Fantastic. Look forward to future sessions

★★★★★
Fantastic. Look forward to future sessions with my son!
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My therapist is amazing

★★★★★
My therapist is amazing she listens to everything I say she is very nice and kind I would recommend her to anybody that needs help i am so blessed to have her
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Good grasp of my problem.

★★★★★
Good grasp of my problem.
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Very professional

★★★★★
Very professional. Counselor is engaging and helpful.
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I actually did not get to

★★★★★
I actually did not get to bring in my daughters due to a personal issue, but when I spoke with their therapist over the phone she was very helpful and although she isn’t my therapist she talked to me about my issue and helped me calm down preventing a panic attack that was starting. I am very thankful to her and will be rescheduling my daughters to see her.
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Everything was great.

★★★★★
Everything was great. Alot of information given
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I look forward to

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I look forward to working with Jason.
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Lori is amazing.

★★★★★
Lori is amazing. Relatable, fluid conversation. Going back next week!
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Amazing availability

★★★★★
The therapists availability is amazing. The scheduling was smooth as well as paperwork. Thank you!
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Work Wonders

★★★★★
I've had one lesson so far and I can already tell that this place is going to work wonders.
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Enjoyed

★★★★★
I enjoyed having my visit at your location.
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Highly Satisfied

★★★★★
My meetings with my therapist were thought provoking but humorous. We clicked together the first time I met her ten years ago. As she moves on, I know that I am able to move forward also.
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Integrity!

★★★★★
Grand Rapids is an awesome place, filled with caring employees and overflowing with integrity. You can be sure that you are in good hands, and will see great changes in your life after a few sessions with these counselors.
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Wonderful

★★★★★
is wonderful - the office is beautiful, the therapists are amazing and everyone makes you feel so comfortable. Thank you, thank you!
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Great Therapy!

★★★★★
You won't find a better therapist than Olja Haglund! She moved here recently from another practice where I originally was her patient and I "moved" here with her. If you are looking for a therapist who will give you what you need, not what you want, look no further....I highly recommend and the professionals who work here!
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  • 710 Kenmoor Ave SE Suite 100
    Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI 49546

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-9:30PM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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