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Amanda Lambert
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • First Health
  • Priority Health Group
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amanda Lambert, LPC

Philosophy of Care

I look forward to working with anyone seeking help, and strive to provide a safe, warm, and accepting environment for you to share and grow. Starting counseling can be an intimidating process, but I am here to support you and make this a welcoming and healing environment and experience. We will work together to achieve whatever goals you wish to work on. My counseling style is warm and positive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and without judgment. My counseling approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Thank you for taking the time to look over my profile, and for deciding to seek help. I look forward to working with you!

Education

University of Michigan
Master of Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • LGBT+ Concerns
  • Career & Academic challenges 
  • ADHD
Bethany Hintz
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Bethany Hintz, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Bethany Hintz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kent County and has been providing outpatient therapy for the last three years. Bethany has experience with adults, children, couples, and families desiring help with their mental health. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology, from Florida Southern College and then attended Grand Valley State University, where she then obtained her master’s degree in social work. 

Bethany utilizes multiple modalities of evidenced based practices to provide the best care for her clients. By helping clients identify their own strengths, she applies a cognitive behavioral approach to bettering individual’s mental health. 

Mental health is crucial to one’s well-being and obtaining one’s life worth living goals. Bethany provides empathy and a safe space to organize thoughts, so that you can achieve the mental wellness you deserve. 

Education

Grand Valley State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression and Self Harming Behaviors
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
Alexis Mitchell
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alexis Mitchell, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you find it difficult to experience happiness or a sense of calm? Are you struggling with the after effects of the pandemic? You’re not sure exactly what has changed with you but feel that something is just not right? Are you struggling to focus, stay organized, or lack motivation to do what you normally used to do?  Do you long for a change but are unsure of where to start? 

If you find your self answering yes to any of these questions, seeking therapy can provide the stepping stones you need to experience wellness and become an overall better version of yourself. 

Alexis Mitchell is a Licensed Clinical Social worker practicing in Detroit, Michigan who has a wealth of experience  working with adults seeking assistance with improving self-esteem, setting boundaries, managing stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life transitions, and improving relationships. Alexis utilizes various modalities for treatment including cognitive behavioral interventions, solution focused, emotionally focused, and logo therapeutic approaches depending on the need of the client.

Alexis understands the basic connection between our thoughts, moods, behaviors and the intrinsic human desire for purpose. She aims to build a strong therapeutic relationship, provide a non-judge mental environment, and ultimately equip each client with the tools to become their own therapist and walk away with a transformed mind. 

Through sessions, you will begin to uncover the root causes of your difficulties. 

Education

Wayne State University
Masters of Social Work

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Christian-faith based
  • Anger management 
  • Occupational issues
  • Life problems
  • Relationship issues 
Laura Gilley
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Laura Gilley, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Throughout my time in practice I have worked with people who have struggled deeply with Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, Relationships problems, Family issues, Anxiety, Depression and many other barriers that prevented them from living a peaceful life. All people deserve peace and in my time working, I find that no matter what the barrier, the goal is to always walk on a journey with the client to find what their idea of peace looks like and take the steps to achieve it.

My approach to therapy is person centered with an adoption of your right to self-determination. There is no judgment. I believe that all people do the best they can in the situations they are in. I help people achieve the best outcome, whether that be individually or as a couple.

It would be my privilege to be able to help you with whatever struggle you may be going through.

Education

University of Southern California
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Work Related Stress
Lindsay Mengebier
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • UBH
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lindsay Mengebier, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Lindsay (she/her) specializes in working with individuals of all ages that find themselves struggling to navigate life stressors, trauma, emotional and behavioral problems, loss, interpersonal related issues and more. Lindsey has significant experience working with adolescents and young adults and is very passionate about working with this age group. By creating a safe, supportive, and engaging environment, clients learn to harness their personal strengths and skills to move towards a more healing and hopeful future.

Lindsay believes a strong therapeutic relationship starts with building trust and creating a safe and non-judgmental environment for each individual client. Lindsay recognizes that each client’s experiences, needs, and goals are individually unique, and she employs a variety of strategies in her work including client-centered and trauma-informed care.

Lindsay Mengebier is a Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan. Lindsay earned her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees from Grand Valley State University.

Lindsay has experience working with a variety of populations and settings including in corrections systems, Adolescents, LGBTQ+, Adults, Young Adults and Families.

Education

Grand Valley State University
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Women’s Issues
  • LGBT Issues

 

Marcia Boatman
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marcia Boatman, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Marcia Boatman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in treating mood disorders, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, trauma, addiction, and adjustment issues in adolescents and adults. Marcia has 12 years of experience in the mental health field. Her doctoral research in academic resilience qualifies her to address mental health and social issues that interfere with academic performance. Her experience as both a therapist and a researcher has increased her awareness that the vulnerability of untreated mental illness and addiction in youth and families increases the risk for behavioral problems such as anger outbursts, truancy, bullying, and potentially high school dropout. As a result of Marcia’s lived experience and education, she is committed to treating youth and families to help reduce negative outcomes in education and mental health.

Marcia completed her Master of Science (MS) at the University of Phoenix. She is passionate about education, and her background includes teaching college level courses. In her doctoral program, Marcia conducted original research on the academic resilience of minority Ph.D students exposed to childhood poverty and parental substance abuse. Her experience in resilience research increased her knowledge of the significance of identifying risk and protective factors when working with youth and families to identify barriers to learning. Marcia grew up in the inner city of Detroit during the peak of the crack-cocaine epidemic and the emergence of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Her life experience gives her compassion for all people regardless of socioeconomic status, culture, race, gender, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation.

Marcia seeks to provide support and empower you by helping you identify and overcome the obstacles that perpetuate suffering. She believes that therapy is a commitment to move forward in self-love and self-growth. Marcia is glad that you are taking the steps to write the next chapter in your life. She will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and strength-based approaches. No matter what you are going through at this point in your life, Marcia would like to partner with you to help you find better solutions during these unusual times. She looks forward to hearing from you.

Education

Master of Science
University of Phoenix

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Pamela Rybka
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $99

Pamela Rybka, LPC

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care is to involve clients in their treatment plan. I will work with you but I will not work harder than you on your wellness. Your wellness encompasses all of you:  body, mind, spirit. One must be open to new ideas. We will explore what has worked for you in the past and what has not.  I use various treatment modalities including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Psychoeducational Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation.

 Together we will explore, with your input, how you as a client can become your optimum best self on this journey of life. There is no right or wrong. Therapy is a process of growth. Therapy is about relationships. Your relationship with your therapist and your relationship with yourself and those around you. 

Confidentiality is of utmost importance within the therapeutic relationship. However, it is imperative that you know if I feel you are at harm to yourself or others that I am a mandated reporter. I am also mandated to report any suspicion of abuse, neglect or exploitation. 

Education

University of Toledo
Masters Degree

Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychoeducational Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Meditation.
Shannon Bruin
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Blue Care Network
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shannon Bruin, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Shannon is bilingual in Spanish and earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and her Masters Degree in Social Work and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Grand Valley State University. She has over 12 years of experience working from a trauma-informed perspective with youth and adults.

Shannon is passionate about the creation of brave and safe spaces to explore one's personal story; reflect on their journey for the purpose of growth, change; transformation. She strives to include holistic balance into the therapeutic process and encourages her Clients to explore health in all areas of their life. Shannon believes that laughter and joy aide in the therapeutic process and values use of a variety of therapeutic interventions in order to engage beauty and pain together.

Education

Grand Valley State University
Master's in Social Work
Master's in Public Administration

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • OCD
  • Faith-Based Counseling
Christina Griffin
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Christina Griffin, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Christina Griffin is a dual certified adult gerontology and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics, who specializes in treating anxiety, mood disorders and depression. As a nurse practitioner, her experience includes inpatient geriatrics, palliative medicine and medication management for adult and geriatric psychiatry. 

Christina’s education includes a Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialization from Spring Arbor University, and a Post Master’s Certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of St. Francis. Christina is passionate in promoting patient access to mental health care. Christina provides a humanistic philosophy of holistic care for mind, body, spirit, and a steadfast commitment to individualized and personalized care for patients.

Education

Spring Harbor University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Megan Dunne
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Megan Marie Dunne, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

We all need a little help sometimes. Therapy is a great tool to have to overcome life’s tough times. Are you new to therapy? Or someone who has seen a therapist before? Regardless of your previous experiences with therapy, I offer everyone a safe, private and professional experience. Together we will address your concerns and then plan and execute change. As far back as I can remember, I have always been concerned with other people’s happiness. As a child I knew that one day I would have a career in a “helping profession”. I graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit MI in 2006 with a master’s degree in social work, a minor in psychology and a solid foundation on treating people using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I have continued to grow in my profession over the years. I have 15 years of experience working not only as a therapist but also as a medical social worker. Implementing change, managing crisis’s and providing life changing resources in clinics, emergency rooms, and in medical wards across metro Detroit. My approach to therapy is a holistic one. I provide support and feedback to assist clients as they address their personal life challenges. I believe in empowering clients to build on their strengths to obtain personal growth. As a holistic mental health clinician, I am passionate about assisting others through life issues and stress so they can grow and heal in mind, body and spirit.
If you need guidance and support, I offer a safe healing space to work through difficulties. I strive to provide a comfortable, respectful and accepting therapeutic environment. Due to my vast professional history I am comfortable working with all populations and hope to work with you.
“ “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new” “ (Socrates. Way of the peaceful warrior: A book that changes lives. By Dan Millman)

Education

Wayne State University
Master’s in Social Work

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Phobia Counseling
Tiffany Washington
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tiffany Washington, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Tiffany Washington received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Marygrove College in Detroit Michigan and a Master of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University. Tiffany has been a fully licensed Social Worker with the State of Michigan since 2011.

Tiffany has been in the field of Social Work for 16 years and her specialties include Substance Abuse and Geriatrics. She has worked in Community Mental Health primarily with clients who have been diagnosed with Anxiety, Depression and Schizophrenia. Tiffany also specializes in Life Management skills programming with people who are transitioning out of or into different stages of life and need a fresh start.

Tiffany’s passion is to work with individuals who need support and advocacy while they address areas in their lives they want to improve, change and/or develop. Her primary goal is to help facilitate an environment where people feel safe to explore their hopes, dreams and ultimately themselves.

Education

Wayne State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Psychodynamic
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Health / Medical Problems
Ayesha Syed
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Ayesha Syed, PMHNP, FNP

Philosophy of Care

Ayesha is a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

She has 15 years of experience working in the mental health and in the medical field.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from GVSU and her PMHNP from the University of Cincinnati as well as an FNP from Walden University.

Her primary role at Thriveworks is to provide psychiatric medication management services to clients. She works under a supervising psychiatrist in providing evaluation, monitoring, and education and medication intervention.

Her treatment philosophy is to promote holistic care by providing empowering intervention for culturally diverse populations as well as to promote self-management of mental health across the lifespan of her patients. She enjoys seeing patients begin to live better lives as they play a proactive role in their mental health through a positive experience of care consisting of therapy, medication, and education. All of which empowers the individual toward continuous improvement in their functionality.

During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, watching movies as well as traveling.

Education

University of Cincinnati
PMHHNP

Walden University
FNP

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Dana Brumm
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Medicare
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dana Brumm, LLP

Philosophy of Care

Dana is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Psychology, and is certified as a Chemical Addiction Counselor. She has provided treatment for over 20 years in the field of Mental and Behavioral Health

Dana uses an eclectic mix of modalities to meet the unique needs of every client. Through providing a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental environment, Dana helps clients with a wide variety of mental health concerns. Areas of focus are depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, and addiction.

Dana believes that treating others with compassion, seeing them through the eyes of empathy, and working with her clients to meet their needs mentally, physically and spiritually are paramount to client’s wellness and success.

Education

Michigan School of Psychology
Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Addiction
  • Personality Disorders
 Karla Jordan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Karla Jordan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Karla Jordan is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who  has over 5 years of clinical experience in providing psychiatric evaluations and  medication management to children and adults seeking assistance with depression,  ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Stress management, Obsessive Compulsive disorders, and Addictive disorders. Karla is passionate about providing  quality mental health care. 

Karla utilizes evidence-based practices and approaches such as motivational  interviewing, cognitive behavioral, psycho-dynamic, and mindfulness therapy. Karla  utilizes a holistic approach to help achieve optimal mental health.  

Karla seeks to establish a safe and comfortable environment , providing guidance  and support while sustainable long-term goals are implemented as clients embark on a  journey toward optimal mental health. She helps clients feel their best through  personalized treatment plans and one-on-one encouragement.  

Education 

University of St. Francis
MSN-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  

Specialties 

  • Depressive Disorders 
  • Anxiety Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Bipolar 
  • PTSD 
  • Stress management 
  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorders 
  • Addictive disorders
Kristine Tomlinson-Miles
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Kristine Tomlinson-Miles, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

The challenges of life are often unexpected and taking steps toward wellness can be difficult. Wherever you are in your journey, the expertise of a mental health nurse practitioner can help you thrive. 

Kristine provides compassionate, open-minded, comprehensive mental health services to adults and teens. She believes that you are the pilot of your own life, and her aim is to assist you in recognizing and evaluating the roots of your symptoms. With a holistic approach to mental health, she utilizes medication management alongside other approaches - cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, nutritional wellness, and sleep hygiene strategies - to assist you in achieving a balanced life. 

Kristine is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and a Board Certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C), with training and experience treating patients across the lifespan with psychiatric disorders and chronic illnesses.  She specializes in treating anxiety disorders, depressive disorders (including mood changes related to pregnancy and menopause), and PTSD/trauma. She is an ally of the LGBTQ community. Her education includes a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and a Post-Masters’ Psychiatric NP Certification from the University of Cincinnati.

Education

Vanderbilt University
Master of Science Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood changes related to pregnancy and menopause
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQ
Lehanna Hardy
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Blue Care Network
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lehanna Hardy, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Lehanna has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University and Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Lincoln Memorial University.

Lehanna received a specialization in Trauma Across the Lifespan at WMU. Lehanna has worked in Equine Therapy, Substance Abuse Treatment and most recently as a Behavioral Health Consultant in a Medical office.  She is trained in CBT, Motivation Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Hakomi and Mindfulness. Lehanna is a trauma informed clinician who brings an integrative approach to her work with clients.

Lehanna believes in connecting with people through empathy and compassion. She works to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space that affords people the ability to do the difficult work of therapy. Life’s struggles often create a wedge between people and their authentic selves.  It is Lehanna’s goal to walk with her clients as they learn to reconnect to themselves using their strengths. She believes that everyone can reach their goals through self-empowerment and personal growth.

Lehanna is also passionate about her work with Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids where she facilitates supports groups for those impacted by cancer or grief. She feels it’s an honor to walk beside people on their cancer and grief journeys and be a part of the Gilda community.

Education

Western Michigan University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD
Marcy West
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marcy West, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Marcy West is a licensed clinical social worker with three decades of experience in the mental health, medical social work and substance abuse profession. Marcy West has vast experience in treating a variety of age groups and concerns, her approach is client centered, strength based, and solution focused.

Marcy West utilizes varying modalities. All therapeutic modalities utilized in treatment are evidenced based which means they are proven to be the most effective and successful techniques in the field. I provide treatment to geriatric, adult/adolescent males and females encountering issues with relationships, mood disorders, depression/anxiety, substance abuse and other disorders impacting functioning.

I enjoy teaching meditation techniques and believe we all have an innate ability to heal ourselves but often life challenges, experiences and pain get in the way. Insight, skill development and recognition of our own inner strength is vital in reaching the full potential you were meant to live. Let me help you uncover the amazing abilities you already possess. I would be honored to walk with you on your healing journey.

Education

Grand Valley State University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
Priscilla Jimenez
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Priscilla Jimenez, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Priscilla Jimenez is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the state of Michigan with experience treating adults seeking help with Depression and Anxiety. She completed her Master of Nursing Education from Oakland University and received her Post Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University. 

Prior to working in the field of psychiatry, her background included 7 years of Medical Surgical Nursing and 4 years of ICU Registered Nurse experience. From those years, Priscilla came to understand that one’s emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being, are just as important as one’s physical well-being. Her personal philosophy is that all of her clients should, and will be treated equally, and with respect. Her mission is to aid clients along their individual journey of mental health, by mutually setting goals based on the clients’ needs. Priscilla aims to maximize pharmacologic efficacy, in order to achieve higher functioning and symptom relief for her clients. 

Priscilla is a  strong advocate for mental health care and has a passion for treating mental illness. She is dedicated to providing the best care possible by listening to her clients, employing motivational interviewing techniques, and providing evidence-based treatment options.

Education

Oakland University
Master of Nursing Education

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Emily Warning
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BCBS of MI
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Medicare
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Blue Care Network
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emily Warning, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Emily, Licensed Master Social Worker, earned her master’s degree from Western Michigan University and her undergraduate from Grand Valley State University. Her focus is in treating trauma across the life span, addressing the past in order to help clients live a fuller and more balanced life in the present and future.

Emily is state certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. Emily has a passion for treating the whole person and has additional training in mindfulness, an attention practice that assists people with managing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Emily enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, couples and families. It is her belief that all stages of life come with unique challenges and counseling can equip people with the proper tools to face life’s difficulties with confidence.

In her free time, Emily enjoys practicing yoga, spending time outdoors, and cooking for family and friends.

Education

Western Michigan University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Stress/Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • CBT
  • Mindfulness
DeeDeeDiTrapani DiTrapani
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

DeeDee DiTrapani, LMSW, ACSW

Philosophy of Care

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 thirty four 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 8 years ago and joined Thriveworks in March of 2016. She 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.

Deedee uses a variety of approaches in her counseling such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Work, and Mindfulness.

Education

Wayne State University
Masters

Specialties

  • Families
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • PTSD
Denise Skonieczny
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Denise Skonieczny, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Denise is a fully Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University, her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Grand Rapids Community College, her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and her post-master’s certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. She has significant experience working in the mental health field.

Denise supports a collaborative relationship with clients including a person-centered plan for recovery. She believes that sometimes life throws us some curve balls and we need a little bit of help to return to our game. She believes that all people have their own individual strengths, resilience and the ability to recover despite life’s many challenges.

Denise’s primary role at Thriveworks is to provide medication management services and education to clients. She works under the supervision of a licensed Psychiatrist and is able to provide evaluations, medication treatment and monitoring. She sees clients over the age of 18 (adults).

Denise is compassionate about helping people and animals. She has four rescue dogs at home that she enjoys spending time with in her free time along with reading, gardening, and wood burning.

Education

University of Phoenix
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorders
Katie Warren
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Katie Warren, LLP

Philosophy of Care

Katie is a Master’s Level Psychologist. She specializes in child and family challenges and enjoys working with the entire family unit.

Katie has experience in mental health, education, ADHD, ASD, substance use, trauma, legal issues, and family concerns and works with young children all the way to older adults.  She is also a certified Autism evaluator.

Her work focuses on cognitive, emotional and behavioral concerns utilizing mindfulness and cognitive behavioral approaches.

Katie is a Grand Rapids native who enjoys spending time with her family and participating in events around Grand Rapids.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • CBT
  • Grief/Loss
Abigail Johnson
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Abigail Johnson, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

I am passionate about supporting those dealing with the emotional pain and suffering who could benefit from processing their emotions and gain coping skills.

I enjoy helping people grow and change and being there to help them along the way. Life comes with challenges and difficulties that we are not meant to face alone.

Finding a therapist that you connect with can be difficult. The first step in getting the help you need is reaching out and I would be honored to be a part of that. I approach my clients with an open mind and am accepting of where you are in your journey. As someone who has clinical experience in a variety of settings, I am able to empathize with people from all walks of life.

Education

Master of Social Work
University of Michigan

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/loss
  • Trauma
  • Stress
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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All is well!
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Fantastic. Look forward to future sessions

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

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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.

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Good grasp of my problem.
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Very professional

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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I enjoyed having my visit at your location.
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Highly Satisfied

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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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