Kristina Wessels M. A., LPC, Psychotherapy in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49505

Kristina Wessels

M. A., LPC

Kristina Wessels

M. A., LPC

Professions: Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor, Pastoral Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Professional Counselor License - 6401012530
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cofinity
Fees: I use an income-based sliding scale for people who are unable to meet the full fee or their insurance has refused to pay for services. My full fees are $90.00 for individual sessions which are 45 minutes and $105.00 for couple's/family therapy which are 90 minutes per session.

Offices

2340 Dean Lake Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505

My Approach to Helping

The approach I use to help people is by finding out what they want out of life and what does success mean to them. Everyone has a story or I help them create a story about who they are and who they want to be in relationship to themselves and others. People learn that what they are doing has stopped working for some reason and need to make some changes. Success is different for everyone and I help people define what success looks like for them.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

I need to know where a person has been in their life and where do they want to be now. We also want to know what are the specific changes the person or family want to make in their life so that they are successful and how do they define that success. Each person has their own definition of success and what it looks like in their life. Success in life for some is education, money, having a good job or a happy and safe home. Success can be as simple as being content in life with what a person has been given by God.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

If someone is "on the fence" about starting therapy, the frame of reference I use is fear. Here is a person willing to take a chance to even think about going into a stranger's office and sharing something very vulnerable. Sometimes it is the case that a person has wonderful support and believes that he or she is able to share their heart with a close friend or a family member. Some people are missing safe people in their life and that is where a therapist comes into the life of someone who is ambivalent towards therapy or is sitting on the fence.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
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