Mental health is as important as the health of any other part of the body. It’s pretty easy to notice symptoms of physical illness, but it’s harder to spot when your child needs some emotional support. But the emotional well-being of your kid is just as important as their physical health!

Children experience and express mental health and emotional challenges in many different ways, and it’s important to help them find a safe space to work through things. Good mental health helps kids develop the coping skills they’ll need as an adult. If you find yourself in need of some support for your child or your family, check out these top mental health professionals in Grand Rapids, as voted on by our readers.

If you’re new to Grand Rapids or find yourself needing a new medical professional, check out our comprehensive guide to the Top Dentists, Pediatricians, ETC for Kids in Grand Rapids. See the number-one-voted doc for several categories, and lists of excellent runners-up.

Every name in this guide received votes from our readers. Any sponsors you see were first voted in by our readers, and then were invited to offer more information on their practice if they wished

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Mental Health Professionals for Families in Grand Rapids

The emotional and mental health of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health helps children thrive and develop coping skills necessary for a happy childhood, and allows them to focus on the fun of being a kid. Below are the top-rated local mental health professionals, as voted on by local parents.

Voted Top Mental Health Professional for Families

Dr. Michael Wolff at BRAINS

1 – Wolff, Dr. Michael (BRAINS)
2 – Kingma, Nancy (Psychology Associates of GR)
3 – Matlosz, Dr. Erin (BRAINS)
4 – (TIE) Fritch, Faene (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
(TIE) Tobin, Ashleigh (Mindful Counseling GR)
6 – Padron, Katie (The Collaborative Center GR)
7 – Caldas, Rafael (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
(TIE) Nixon, Bryan (Mindful Counseling GR)
(TIE) Ruch, Dr. Michael
10 – (TIE) Kool, Rachael (Rachael Kool Counseling LLC)
(TIE) Langley, Melissa (Third Coast Counseling)
(TIE) Stearns, Dr. Jeffrey (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services) 

Rachael Kool at Kool Counseling

Creating confidence in those navigating situations that create fear and unknown is one of my biggest motivations. I try to help people find ways to control their emotions and thoughts instead of trying to control what’s going on outside of themselves unsuccessfully. I know how difficult it can be to sit and talk with someone unfamiliar so I create comfort in the room with different hands on activities, exercises, games, or expressive arts. Change can be hard so using compassion towards ourselves in the journey only helps us achieve success.

2335 Burton St.SE STE 130 | Grand Rapids, MI
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