Hello and welcome! I lead a team of carefully selected, wonderful therapists who LOVE this work for two primary reasons: 1) Because of the relationships we get to build with patients, and 2) Because of the results we get to be a part of.
Our practice is unique in that we have trained masters' level clinicians in a specific, transformative, PhD level approach to therapy. We've done this out of our mission to provide excellent care at an affordable cost that is more accessible to wider segments of our Michigan community.
To keep things simple for now, our psychodynamic, 'forward edge' approach is about strengthening your core 'Self' to help you move forward in whatever way you desire. While we all have different difficulties, life circumstances, and personalities, the goal for each patient is essentially the same: To become FREE -- of self-doubt, of old patterns, of societal burdens or "shoulds", of expectations that are either too high or too low, of shame, of anxiety, of depression, of anything standing in your way continuing to move forward in your life in any direction you desire. We are neutral in the sense that we don't allow our own personal opinions to influence or direct your course, but we are not quiet. We become fully and engaged in a process that will move you along a stronger, healthier path that will create effects that last for a lifetime.
It would be our honor and privilege to join you on the new path you are carving out -- the one that has already started with this search, and that will continue as you reach out to get started! :)
Forward Edge Services is a full-service psychotherapy practice in downtown Grand Rapids and Douglas, Michigan that offers individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. We also offer couples therapy, family therapy, and will be starting group therapy in the near future.
At FES we are out-of-network providers. Many insurance plans will reimburse for some % of care, but that would be between you and your insurance. We charge a credit, debit or HSA card on file at the time of session, and then provide a statement or "superbill" at the end of every month that patients are welcome to submit to their insurance for reimbursement if that applies.
For those in need of financial assistance, we offer a sliding scale. We also have established a non-profit organization that can supplement treatment for qualifying patients based on commitment and financial need.
Our therapists are passionate about the results you are seeking. We look forward to showing you why reaching out to us will soon feel like the best decision you've ever made.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Forward Edge Services, PLC is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.