Online Counseling

at Health for Life Grand Rapids

Online Counseling and Therapy in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan is one of the many United States cities greatly affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). This virus has shut down schools and businesses, leaving residents wondering how this pandemic will affect their healthcare and psychotherapy.

When access to healthcare is limited, online care options are feasible and convenient alternatives. For mental health, this means therapy sessions over a HIPAA-compliant video chat service. More people are becoming aware of services such as BetterHelp and Talkspace, but one of the best reasons about choosing a local counselor or therapist to work with online during this time, is that when all of this social distancing and quarantine measures are over–you can work with them in-person as well.

The best part about online counseling is that the therapists at Health for Life Grand Rapids and the Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids are adept at utilizing technology to help you during this time. They can offer online individual therapy, couples counseling online, family therapy online, working with children and parents online, anxiety and stress reduction exercises online, clinical hypnotherapy online, and trauma-informed therapy online.

If you have received in-person care in the past or want to start services with someone local, contact Health for Life Grand Rapids today. They will be able to utilize a HIPAA-compliant video chat service to continue services with you in the form of online therapy. According to research studies, online counseling is just as effective as in-person therapy. And the adjustment to working online takes most people as little as 10-15 minutes for people to get used to the new format.

If you are concerned about cost, know that most insurance companies are covering telehealth services in lieu of face-to-face sessions. Health for Life Grand Rapids will advocate and fight for you to get your counseling and therapy covered by insurance during this time. If you are suffering financially due to the business closures caused by the COVID-19 shut down in Michigan–we are offering sliding-scale appointments as well.

Get started today! Call our main line at 616-200-4433 (M-TH, 9-5) and talk with our staff about which therapist is right for you. We are still answering the phones!

Or schedule online by visiting our Getting Started Page (We offer 15 minute complimentary consultations).

If you are still unsure about online counseling, consider the following benefits of using this service:

  • No traveling is required–save time by avoiding a commute
  • You can have sessions from the comfort of your own home or wherever you are most comfortable
  • If your local office is shut down or you do not have a local office, you can still be seen online
  • Most people have the technology required to use online counseling, and your provider can walk you through any minimal setup that you may need
  • It is an easy way to get support while you are dealing with one of the most stressful situations that residents of Michigan have faced since 9/11.

Success Stories

  • Name - Nicole Cain, ND MA

    "Nicole Cain, ND MA is an incredibly talented healer, the best I’ve ever had. She gives you more than 7 minutes, nods, pokes, and writes a script for pills. She is like nothing you have likely seen before in healthcare. She’ll completely change your view of what is possible and what WELLNESS can be." - Actual Client

  • Name - Dr. Matthias

    Professional quote: “Dr. Ronald Matthias: I am the consultant I am today in large part because of Nicole Cain, ND MA. There is no better Naturopathic consultant that I have worked with who has an amazing ability to relate to her clients. She is tough, thorough, and detailed, and her clients love her for it. I am proud to [...]

  • 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 [...]