In Person and Telehealth sessions available

About Us

Our mission is to guide our clients through their challenging situations by engaging in open and honest dialogue in a safe environment. We are committed to helping our clients increase their self-esteem, change their behavior, to overcome their personal or relationship struggles, while maintaining a non-judgmental attitude.

A Bit About Therapy

We implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations.

It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and counselor alike.

But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.

About Us - Counseling Background

Support For Individuals, Families, Children, Teens, and Couples

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

One-on-one sessions that will empower you to explore your past and create your future

Therapy Session

Couples Therapy

We create a safe and supportive environment where couples can share their concerns, feel heard, and work towards healing and growth

Kids Therapy

Family Therapy

The main goal is to help break down communication barriers

Kids Therapy

Child & Adolescent Therapy

Helping children and teens to understand their emotions and cope in healthy ways



Staff Location

Staff Location


License: LLMSWLocation: Jenison, MI, Telehealth (Virtual)

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and I went on to obtain my Master’s degree in Social Work at Western Michigan University. Throughout my education, I gained a passion for learning how the mind works and understanding processes and modalities for healing the maladaptive coping skills we have developed. I learned many skills to expand on the strengths of individuals and formulate personalized treatment for each client, and I strive to build on this knowledge with evidence-based practices. My experiences in mental health consist of crisis management in an inpatient mental health hospital, connecting clients to resources, as well as counseling on group and individual levels.

In my career, I have worked with a diverse population, ranging from individuals diagnosed with chronic mental illnesses, to children and adolescents seeking support, and I would like to work with all individuals seeking assistance in their healing journeys. The therapeutic approaches I use most are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing, among many other modalities. As a therapist, I believe my job is to teach people the strength they possess and give them the tools in order to live the lives they desire. I am available to schedule appointments virtually or in-person at our Jenison offices.

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License: LLPCLocation: Jenison, MI, Telehealth (Virtual)

Hello! Creating change in our lives can often feel overwhelming. We all have strengths but at times, we lose sight of them and may need help navigating our way on a path toward enhanced well-being.  I offer people a place to reflect and develop their goals in a safe, supportive environment.

With over 20 years’ experience in bereavement counseling, it has been an honor and pleasure assisting people in their journey toward increased self-awareness, healing, and growth. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families, treating grief and loss, trauma, relationship conflict, depression, and anxiety.

My style is authentic, caring, and collaborative. I draw from a variety of modalities to foster a space that best meet the unique needs of all people to increase positive coping skills and to generate meaningful change.

The journey can require hard work and courage. The outcome can be enlightening and fulfilling.

I am currently offering telehealth services.

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License: LLMSWLocation: Grand Rapids, MI, Telehealth (Virtual)

Xuejing earned her BA in English from Beijing Foreign Studies University in Beijing, China, and her MA in International Multimedia Journalism from the University of Bolton (UK). After teaching college and working as a freelance journalist, she came to the US in 2019 to earn her MSW, graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2021. She conducts both individual and group therapy with adults, and has experience with substance abuse, crisis intervention, violence deescalation and suicide prevention. She integrates a variety of CBT and DBT principles into treatment, recognizing each client’s unique personality, commitments and life situation. This client-centered approach offers the empathy, listening and vulnerability needed for the therapeutic space to be novel and transformative on the client’s own terms. Xuejing can provide counseling services in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

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License: LLMSWLocation: Lexington, VA, Telehealth (Virtual)

Susan is licensed in both Michigan and Virginia. She sees Michigan clients via telehealth and Virginia clients both in person and via telehealth. Susan been practicing counseling/social work for 22 years. She has experience working in various settings from hospice to outpatient counseling to dialysis and spinal cord injury units. She specializes in counseling around grief and loss as well as life transitions such as job changes, moving, divorce, etc. Susan works primarily with adults and older adults. 

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License: DP-C, LMSW-CLocation: Jenison, MI, Telehealth (Virtual)

Life can be a complicated journey and I believe that therapy can help make that journey more manageable and even enjoyable. I have been in the mental health field for over 20 years providing individual and group therapies to adults with mental illness and adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities, including those on the spectrum. I have experience in helping people manage depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, thought disorders and borderline personality disorder.  I have a great deal of experience working with those who are navigating trauma, including those struggling with self-harm and thoughts of suicide.  I also have experience working with those in the LGBTQIA+ community. 

 In therapy, I believe that you are the expert and my role is to provide a safe and validating space for us to work together towards your goals. By listening to your thoughts, feelings and needs I am able to walk alongside you in your journey of finding hope, understanding, change and acceptance. To assist in your journey I use an eclectic approach of CBT, DBT, MBCT and motivational interviewing.  I look forward to walking alongside you on your journey.  

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License: LLPCLocation: Telehealth (Virtual)

I graduated from Central Michigan University with my masters in clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am currently a limited license counselor in the state of Michigan. I approach therapy much like I approach life: holistically. I believe that there is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy or mental health journey. As a therapist, I center my therapeutic model around each individual person and continue to follow each person’s lead. I have training in several different modalities that I use in my approach to therapy including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) along with Trauma Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and humanistic centered therapy.

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License: LMSWLocation: Grand Rapids, MI, Jenison, MI, Telehealth (Virtual)

I am a therapist skilled in individual, group, and couples counseling and have been providing therapeutic services for over 20 years. I have experience in helping people manage anxiety, depression, panic attacks, ADHD. I have extensive experience in helping those who have suffered trauma. I also have experience working with those in the LGBTQIA+ community.

I see my clients as strong, brave individuals who are capable of overcoming obstacles. It is important to me that we have an open and honest relationship filled with trust and mutual respect. Walking along side of you in your journey and helping you to discover your strength and courage is my number one priority.

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License: LLMSWLocation: Telehealth (Virtual)

Sara Havlik is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Sara practices with an anti-discrimination, anti-oppression, and anti-racist orientation with a practice style that is inclusive and affirming of all individuals and all identities. She utilizes a variety of modalities that are customized to the needs of the individual and system. Sara provides trauma informed services and believes in utilizing evidence-based techniques for increasing supportive parenting, building relationships within families, and improving emotional and behavioral health for individuals including children and parents.

In addition to being a licensed social worker, Sara is a certified school social worker, a SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) facilitator, and an individual and organizational consultant for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice.

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License: LLMSWLocation: Fenville, MI, Telehealth (Virtual)

Ruth offers psychotherapy for individuals and couples with client centered, trauma informed psychotherapy and animal-assisted therapies.  Virtual appointments are available as well as in person in Fennville, MI. With experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, LGBTQIA+, life transitions, grief, loss, and relational issues her intention is to partner with clients in a supportive environment that facilitates exploring patterns, strengths and inner resources. As a therapist, her interests in mindfulness, yoga, and experiential therapy shape an approach that honors the innate potentials towards healing, growth and the resiliency of the human spirit.  Ruth brings almost 30 years of experience in the healing arts which shapes her holistic orientation, a massage therapist and yoga therapist, she completed the MSW program at IUSB in 2013 in order to integrate holistic therapies and psychotherapy with an emphasis on self-care and wellness. 

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License: LLMSWLocation: Jenison, MI, Telehealth (Virtual)

I graduated from Michigan State University with a masters degree in clinical social work. I have certificates in working with children, adolescents, and families as I am passionate about working with those populations. I have experience working with children ages 4- 18 who have experienced trauma and severe mental illness. I have training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). My hope is to assist individuals in navigating difficult life situations while providing a sense of safety and stability. I truly believe that therapy is collaborative and should be directed towards what is in the best interest of the client.

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Contact Us

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(616) 765-8585

1346 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI 49428

1550 E Beltline Ave SE, Ste. 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49506