Counseling is the process of promoting self-awareness and wellness through the employment of essential counseling techniques, some of which include: Socratic questioning, active and empathetic listening, caring confrontation, accountability and various homework assignments.
It is our belief that when a client is operating within a safe environment the client is better able to take advantage of their increased awareness by making positive, healthy, and rational changes in thinking and/or behavior that will aid in alleviating or coping with biopsychosocial stressors that often cause emotional distress.
Since no one therapist can excel in all areas of counseling it is ethically responsible to refer any clients needing services outside the therapists’ scope of practice to another clinician. Grand Rapids Counseling Services is experienced and capable in serving clients presenting with the following issues:
Phase of Life Issues
Occupational / Career
Grief / Loss
Session Length: 50 minutes
GRCS accepts payment in the form of cash, credit card, health savings/flex spending accounts, partnered employee assistance programs and insurance (see below).
ACCEPTED INSURANCE PROVIDERS
Priority Health Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield:
PPO Trust, MyChoice, Partnered
Traditional, BCBSM Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Blue Care Network:
BCNA Connected Care
BCN Advantage Medicare
A Benevolence Fee Schedule is available for non-court mandated private pay clients with an annual household income of less than $100,000 seeking individual, couples and family counseling services. The scale ranges between $50 - $80 per session.