Meet The Experts
at Health for Life Grand Rapids
What We Do
We are a team of counselors, doctors, health coaches, and clinical hypnotherapists who share a passion for results. We value tradition, ancient wisdom, and science as fundamental to our approach. If you are looking for high quality counseling and clinical services in Grand Rapids, MI then you are in the right place.
The Health For Life Promise
- We will provide you with the tools you need to achieve your goals.
- We will respect you for who you are regardless of your religion, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
- We will embrace the wisdom of tradition and the power of science to support you with the best of available treatment, while respecting your individual values and preferences.
- We will promote your health as well as facilitating the healing of disease.
- We promise to be courteous, attentive, to
listen to you carefully and to treat you with dignity
- We will work cooperatively with other members of your healthcare team.
- We will be your health advocates.
- We will support you and your loved ones.
How is Health for Life Different?
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About Health for Life Grand Rapids:
Health for Life Grand Rapids is dedicated to providing the highest quality counseling and therapy services to individuals, families, couples and children in Grand Rapids and the greater West Michigan area. Using both counseling services and Naturopathic medicine, Health for Life Grand Rapids works for to bring each person mental health and wellness. Research has shown that investing in your mental health not only helps you live a happier and more fulfilled life, but it also affects your overall physical health. In Grand Rapids Michigan, you will find a holistic health approach at Health for Life Grand Rapids as our practitioners are invested in your healthcare and wellbeing in both mental and physical health.
The counselors and doctors at Health for Life Grand Rapids use a holistic health approach, which works to use preventative and scientifically proven methods to help you begin to feel better from the core of your being. A holistic health approach views each person as a unique human with a story to tell, not just a collection of symptoms—the counselors and doctors at Health for Life Grand Rapids want to help each and every person who comes into the office change for the better and eventually move into a position to maintain health for their whole life. A holistic health approach to counseling includes giving each person in Grand Rapids and West Michigan the tools to continue having excellent mental health and wellness long after their time spent at Health for Life Grand Rapids.
Individual Counseling in Grand Rapids is available at Health for Life Grand Rapids. With individual counseling, you will get a focused assessment from our counselors or doctors to help you determine what areas of mental health and wellness need to be addressed. Next the counselors and doctors at Health for Life Grand Rapids will work with you to develop a holistic health plan using counseling and/or integrative medicine to help you feel better and gain a feeling of wellness and mental health clarity. It is important to find a counselor in Grand Rapids that uses a holistic health approach and is equipped to help you using an integrative approach.
In Grand Rapids, MI couples counseling is available at Health for Life Grand Rapids. With couples counseling, it is important to find a counselor in Grand Rapids with experience helping couples move through difficult times and disagreements to a state of connection and communication. Couples counseling is vital for families to heal and achieve mental health and wellness in there home. There is hope for you and your significant other as couples counseling can help you with a comprehensive approach to repairing your relationship. Health for Life Grand Rapids’ counselors uses a holistic health approach to couples counseling.
Family Counseling in Grand Rapids is available at Health for Life Grand Rapids. Having multiple counselors in one office is important, as it will help you find the right counselor for your family. Again, Health for Life Grand Rapids utilizes a holistic health approach to family counseling, addressing all behaviors and difficulties with a balanced approach to counseling. Often times a counselor in Grand Rapids will work with one member of the family at a time and then bring everyone together for family sessions. Other times, a counselor may have the family meet altogether in the room. Whatever is going on with your family, you can rest assured that the counseling at Health for Life Grand Rapids will be customized to fit your unique needs and situation.
Naturopathic Medicine and Integrative Care is available at Health for Life Grand Rapids. Sometimes Naturopathic Medicine is known as a Naturopath approach to health care. In Grand Rapids, our doctor is trained in counseling and holistic health approaches to help people achieve optimal mental health and wellness. The approach of Naturopathic Medicine and Integrative Care begins with counseling, a full assessment, and lab work. The doctor at Health for Life Grand Rapids works with people to achieve deep healing and address the roots and causes of the health difficulty. The doctor does not just look at a person as a group of symptoms. The doctor at Health for Life Grand Rapids utilizes comprehensive and intensive assessments as part of a holistic health approach, to find out what is causing the disturbance and then to address each part of the problem. The doctor may also recommend one-on-one counseling in Grand Rapids as part of the treatment. In this way, the person being helped by Naturopathic Medicine and Integrative Care can achieve mental health and wellness.
Pre-Marital Counseling in Grand Rapids, MI is available at Health for Life Grand Rapids. Pre-Marital Counseling is a unique opportunity for you, as a couple, to spend some time discovering what it will be like to get married and to stay married. Both of you have been raised by different families and communities. This can be very challenging for some merging couples after the excitement of “The Wedding” is over. Many couples that have lived together for a while before getting married have commented on how different things became after they were “officially married”. Family and Friends offer plenty of advice, but the ability to process personal desires and needs for a successful marriage with a non-judgmental Counselor in Grand Rapids is helpful.
Clinical Holistic Health Coaching is available at Health for Life Grand Rapids. Health Coaching is a wellness partnership for people who feel stuck or frustrated by trial-and-error in their pursuit of their health goals, or who need ongoing guidance and accountability to make real progress and long-term improvements to their health. Our clinical health coach, Sarah Bramstedt, provides both challenge and support (similar to a personal trainer), along with research-based strategies and recommendations for achieving holistic vitality as you meet with her at regular intervals to work toward your unique wellness goals. Utilizing lab testing when necessary, clinical health coaching can help you find the diet that works best for you. Coach Sarah also supports patients of Dr. Cain to guide them through the process of making dietary and lifestyle changes for healing protocols, and to help them overcome roadblocks to their wellness goals.
Name - Nicole Vega
Client quote: “Nicole has been my health coach for almost one year. I am so grateful for her participation and encouragement in my journey as I continue to work towards my personal goals. Nicole has inspired me to be a better version of who I am through her passion and commitment in helping others. She has provided me with [...]
Name - Nicole Vega
Client quote: “I met Nicole in grad school. Her warm energy and compassionate soul made her very approachable. She’s always been health conscious, from clean nutrition to mental health stability. When Nicole reached out to me after I’d had my daughter, I was so relieved. I was looking for a way to take charge of my health [...]
Name - Dr. Cain
Dr. Cain was awarded the Doctors Choice Awards top 100 Doctors of the Year in 2016. She was also the winner of the Doctors Choice Awards Family & General Practitioner of the Year in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2016. She was awarded physician of the month in both August and September of 2016. http://www.doctorschoiceawards.org/nominees/dr-nicole-cain/
Name - Dr. Matthias
Professional quote: “Dr. Ronald Matthias has given a 5 out of 5 star rating on November 29, 2016 on Doctors Choice Awards: ‘Dr. Nicole Cain is an amazing physician. I had the good fortune of studying under her while in medical school. I am the doctor I am today in large part because of her. There is no better [...]
Name - Actual Patient
Patient quote: “Dr. Cain is different than any other clinician I have worked with. I know she really cares about me and she spent a lot of time with me working to understand my experience. When I started working with Dr. Cain I was taking 5 different medications and I have been able to discontinue all of them. I [...]
Name - Paul Krauss
Professional quote: "I'm pleased to recommend Paul as a talented and diligent therapist. During our time together as clinicians at Jewish Family and Children's Service, we facilitated adolescent therapy groups and staffed with each other regarding the clients and families we were both involved in providing services for. During these and other interactions, Paul consistently demonstrated professionalism, genuine care, [...]
Name - Actual Patient
Patient quote: “Paul, I think I know why I can be open with you and not all of the other counselors I have seen. Because I deep down truly and fully and in my heart BELIEVE that you CARE, about me, and about everyone. That is how you made yourself SO good at what you do. And that makes [...]