Rachael Kool MA, LPC, Counseling in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49506

Rachael Kool


Rachael Kool


Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Prof. Counselor - Educ. LTD - 6401012123
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Care Network of Michigan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
Fees: $100 - $125


2335 Burton St. SE
Suite 130
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

My Approach to Helping

Helping people discover the gap between who they are and who they want to be is something I strive to help people do. The therapeutic relationship is very important to me so I strive to make the environment as comfortable as possible. Sometimes life throws difficult issues at us that can cause a lot of discomfort and worry, so it is important to me to walk along side my clients and help them gain comfort and confidence in order to allow them to maneuver through many various life transitions (such as dissolving of relationships, career changes, moving into adulthood, becoming a parent, etc.). I find that many of my clients lack self-worth that contributes to high amounts of doubt in the unknown that faces them. Helping people discover who they are, offering them insight into themselves and how they view the world and others in it, and influencing them to take charge of their lives in a way that leads to more satisfaction and confidence is of utmost importance to me.

More Info About My Practice

My flat rate is $100 per individual session. I also offer a sliding scale or payment plan to some clients that have a very limited income in order to offer them the treatment that they need. I do participate with some insurance companies.

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

I have a passion for helping people that struggle with eating disorders and various eating issues. I want to help them discover what is behind their behavior and assist them in finding other coping strategies that will lead to a more healthy, satisfying life.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I believe the client-therapist relationship is the most important thing in therapy. It is the driving force that truly helps a person change because it allows a person to express their true thoughts and feelings without the risk of being judged. This is what allows a therapist to guide a client towards insight that will help instill lasting change in a person. My clients can expect to encounter an easy going gal that does not sit in front of them waiting for them to talk, but rather helps them find other ways to help them express themselves if talking becomes difficult.

Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
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