Kerrie Van Weelden, LMSW

Therapy and Consultation

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*With apologies, I am not taking new clients at this time.  

 

I see therapy as a novel experience where you can safely talk about yourself and experiences without fear of judgement.  I feel that creating a safe and genuine therapeutic relationship will lead to positive change and growth.  


My expertise is working individuals during the child bearing years.  I have worked with over 1000 women experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.  There are a wide variety of experiences people face in the times of growing a family, including maternal/paternal anxiety, depression, mood changes; infant loss; role changes; work adjustment; unplanned pregnancies; health complications; infertility; sibling adjustment; and relationship stress. Having a safe place to talk and find ways to cope can be tremendously helpful. 


I also have knowledge and passion for working with professionals who are experiencing burn out, strain, difficulty with decision making.  


I have worked in the field for over 20 years and vast experience supporting people in life changes. I like to use multiple treatment modalities that will help meet a person’s needs.  I have background in Infant Mental Health and Parent Child Relationships.  I have a passion for helping clients understand the neurobiology of stress and relaxations states using meditation and mindfulness. I use a variety of approaches, including EMDR, Attachment Theory, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  

I am LGBTQ affirming.  


I also offer clinical supervision, training and consultation to professionals.  Training includes therapeutic interventions for individuals experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. 


I live in Grand Rapids, MI with my husband and two children.  I love spending my free time knitting, gardening and learning more about photography.