Counseling for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

in the West Michigan Region

Change and Healing Happen Here

Our Counseling Services

No matter who you are, the inevitable fact is that life happens, and sometimes you may need a little bit of help navigating the transitions you encounter. Some changes you may anticipate and hope for like getting married, becoming a parent, starting a new career, or making a big move. Other changes are unexpected and often times unwanted like experiencing trauma or abuse, losing someone you care about, or finding yourself stuck in cycles you can’t seem to escape. Regardless of the challenge you are currently facing, change is difficult and adjusting to change can lead to personal struggles. Here at Birchwood Counseling Services, we want to ensure that nobody ever has to face their struggles alone.

When you make the decision to start counseling, you are taking your first step towards breaking free from the things in your life that are holding you back.  Nobody can control the challenges they are presented with, but counseling can help you to discover how to cope with the difficulties that life throws your way.  Counseling gives you the tools and the support that you need to explore the experiences and beliefs that have contributed to where you are now, and reshape them to allow for a new way of being.  

Staff at Birchwood Counseling Services are trained and have extensive knowledge utilizing a wide variety of therapeutic techniques to help clients reach their goals.  Your therapist will work with you to discover a personalized approach to counseling that may include elements from some of the following therapeutic techniques and approaches: 

-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

-Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

-Play Therapy

-Solutions Focused Therapy

-Trauma Informed Interventions

-Mindfulness Interventions

-Person-Centered Approaches

-Attachment Based Approaches

Birchwood Counseling Services is able to address any concerns that you may be facing at this time.  Here are some of the areas of strength for our staff:

-Anxiety and Depression

-Grief and Loss


-Trauma Recovery for Children and Adolescents (Ages 3+)

-Abuse, PTSD, and Trauma Recovery

-Problematic Sexualized Behaviors (Children 3-10)

We offer a highly personalized approach, tailored to each client's needs, in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.

Treatment Options

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Child and Adolescent Therapy

Childhood should be a time of simplicity. Let counseling provide a holding space for your child's pain and struggles so that they don't have to.

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Adult Therapy

Every person is worthy of becoming the best version of themselves. Counseling can offer solutions to help with your transformation.

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Sometimes healing happens best surrounded by the company of others. See how giving voice to your story keeps you from feeling alone in your pain.

Accepted Insurance

We are pleased to currently accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, Compsych, and Optum at this time.  Additionally services may be covered in part or in full by your employee benefit plan.  If you do not see your insurance plan listed and are interested in services, please contact our staff as we are always open to expanding our insurance partnerships. 

Clients who wish to use a Health Savings Account (HSA) plan are able to do so and a receipt for services will be provided upon client’s request.