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    Grand Rapids Clinicians

    Bri Crist (She/her)

    Bri Crist (She/her)

    Specialties: Anxiety, ADHD, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, sleep/insomnia, stress, & women's issues
    Philip Dezern (He/him)

    Philip Dezern (He/him)

    Specialties: Working with children, couples, family therapy, grief, chronic illness, and men's issues
    Holly Przybylski (She/her)

    Holly Przybylski (She/her)

    Specialties: Working with children & preteens, anxiety, behavioral issues, coping skills, depression, grief, school issues, stress, and trauma
    Mark Douglas (He/him)

    Mark Douglas (He/him)

    Specialties: Anxiety, coping skills, depression, recovery, trauma, relationships, personality disorders, and self-esteem
    Judy Jenne (She/her)

    Judy Jenne (She/her)

    Specialties: Couples counseling, family therapy, play therapy, working with children, anxiety, depression, trauma, and parenting
    Erin Foster (She/her)

    Erin Foster (She/her)

    Specialties: Anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationships, working with children, life transitions, and identity
    Allison Smith (She/her)

    Allison Smith (She/her)

    Specialties: Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, identity, trauma, and adjustment-related concerns

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    Core Values


    We are welcoming and inclusive of all. This includes clients of any sexual or gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, ability, or relationship status. We nurture an environment of authentic curiosity and respect. We recognize that being well-informed is essential. So, we want to always be learning from our clients without needing to be taught.


    We show respect and cultivate dignity. Our therapists recognize that all people suffer and need compassion. And, that all people have strength and ability. We create a safe, confidential, trustworthy, and collaborative space. By doing so, our therapists in Grand Rapids, MI can help cultivate growth and healing.


    We recognize that all humans share some fundamental characteristics, including a deep desire for connection and purpose. We appreciate those commonalities and give space for our differences. Our staff members emphasize self-care and personal boundaries, understanding that caring well for others and for ourselves goes hand in hand.


    Our team provides excellent care for our clients based on evidence-based best practices. We meet and exceed standards for timeliness, organization, and communication. As a staff, we emphasize open, authentic, and humble communication. We also practice adaptive conflict management.


    We’re committed to ongoing professional development to stay current in the field of professional counseling. We are open to new ideas. We foster an environment willing to adapt as the industry changes.

    Are you ready to take the first step?

    Begin Working with Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

    Our team would be honored to support you in receiving the mental health you deserve. We are happy to offer support from our Grand Rapids, MI-based practice and across the state. To start your therapy journey, please follow these simple steps:
    1. Meet with a caring therapist
    2. Start improving your mental health!


    Services Offered With Unity Counseling


    Our team understands you are a complex person that may experience a variety of mental health concerns. This is why we are happy to offer a variety of services including anxiety treatment, counseling for teens, depression counseling, and grief counseling. We also offer services including couples counseling, LGBTQ+ counseling, CBT, EMDR, trauma, and mindfulness. We understand making in-person appointments can be difficult at times. So, we are happy to also offer online therapy across Michigan. Feel free to learn more by visiting our blog or FAQ today!

    Bren Shantz

    Deciding to start the counseling process can feel overwhelming. For many people, the emotions and experiences that are causing suffering have existed for such a long time that it’s difficult to imagine something different

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    We will try our best to accommodate your request and will be in touch ASAP.

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