Child & Teen Counseling in Grand Rapids

  • Night and Weekend Appointments
  • Flexible Payment Plans
  • Insurance Accepted

Above all else, your child’s wellbeing is of top priority. To you, and to us.

Children and teens face specific challenges that require careful consideration. Trained specialists at GLPG use evidence-based interventions for children and teens across all stages of development.

Collaboration with other care providers can be essential for optimizing your child’s improvement. When appropriate, GLPG therapists will work hard to coordinate with your child’s other care providers, like their primary care physician and school counselors, to ensure a thorough and streamlined treatment plan.

Common Problems Areas

Academic struggles ADD / ADHD concerns Death in the family Developmental issues Disobedience Effects from divorce

It’s never too early for therapy.

Our counselors keep parents in the loop and go at a pace that works in the best interest of the client. If there are any indications your child or teen may need additional help or support, our team of behavioral therapists can provide them with their invaluable experience.

Did you know?

ADHD is one of the most common mental health disorders at 9.4% for kids between the ages of 2-17 years. Approximately 8% of children have an anxiety disorder. One in 5 children suffers from a mental health or learning disorder.

What to expect

Most therapists will request that one or both parents accompany their child to the first appointment. From there, your child’s therapist will develop a treatment plan which may include individual sessions with your child, sessions with the parents alone, family sessions, or any combination of these. Your child’s treatment plan will be customized based on their history, presenting problems, and goals for treatment.

Intervention with children and teens often starts with helping the child and their parents learn more about the challenges the child faces from a psychological, developmental, and environmental perspective. 

The child may learn effective strategies for coping through challenges like grief, bullying, divorce, and more. 

They may learn cognitive and behavioral strategies for reframing unhelpful thinking patterns and making self-serving choices. 

Treatment is never one-size-fits-all: treatment plans are developed with careful consideration of your child’s unique history, personality, strengths, and challenges.

    Making Healthcare Easy and Affordable

    Our Grand Rapids therapists partner with insurances and neighboring healthcare providers in the community to ensure your counseling needs are met in the most efficient way possible. Regardless of your insurance or financial situation, we have flexible payment plans in place so that nothing can stop you from getting the help you or your loved one needs.

    “ Booking my appointment was made very easy with the online form. The reception-less waiting area is very nice and private.”
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