Donna VanderKodde


Donna VanderKodde


Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 6401015546
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Cash Fee: $110 per session. Schedule your free 20 minute phone or email consultation prior to initial office visit on my website.
Free Initial Consultation
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Evening Availability


5242 Plainfield Ave NE
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan 49525

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My Approach to Helping

Are you struggling, confused, depressed, or anxious about your circumstances and relationships? Life is complicated and I am committed to truly hear you in a safe, non-judgmental environment. I am a skilled, caring, compassionate, counselor who will give you exceptional care, offer solution-based, holistic treatment that gives hope for change, and uses carefully selected therapy to best meet your unique needs. Life is difficult with struggles, conflicts, and adjustments. Just talking with someone who has unique life experiences may ease your burden. Let me support you in your journey of change.

Have you found yourself looking for help but are unsure of where to go? I provide an atmosphere free of judgment and full of acceptance no matter the individual or situation. I am currently accepting new clients in the Grand Rapids area. If you are struggling with any of the following areas of focus, I am here to help you. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.

I provide counseling to all ages in the following specific areas of focus: ADHD, abuse issues, adoption adjustments, anger, anxiety, attachment problems, codependency, college issues, conflict, coping skills, dating, premarital, marriage, affair recovery, infidelity (Gottman Methods Couples Training - Levels I-III completed), depression, divorce, family, grief (including infertility and miscarriage), life transitions, peer relationships, pregnancy-Prenatal, Postpartum, pre and post-adoption adjustments, relationship problems, school issues, self esteem, stress, and trauma care.

Begin Anew Counseling, LLC & Kodde Counseling, LLC
Address: 5242 Plainfield Ave NE, Suite C, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525

More Info About My Practice

My therapeutic goals for clients are that you feel comfortable, safe, heard, and understood. I serve you in a judgement free, unbiased atmosphere. My desire is to help you work through whatever difficulty you are experiencing so that you are able to resolve the issue in a positive, beneficial manner.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My life experience including adoption, infertility, miscarriage, codependency, mentoring, and helping college students discover their gifts and life purpose, gives me a unique perspective on family issues and relationships that you may find helpful.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children aged 7 and older, adolescents, teens, college level, adults, elders. Individuals, couples.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Transactional Analysis

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