Ananya Avinash, LMSW

Ananya Avinash, LMSW



First off, I know it requires a unique type of energy and vulnerability to reach out for support. Thank you for giving yourself permission to do so. 


Maybe you’re experiencing self-doubt that makes it difficult to wake up every morning. Maybe you’re having trouble shaking off intrusive thoughts staying rent-free inside your head. Maybe you have the impression that your concerns aren’t important enough to talk about. Maybe other people in your life just don’t “get it”. No matter what’s happening, you deserve unconditional support. 


I believe that the most crucial aspect of therapy is the connection between you and your counselor. My therapeutic approach utilizes concepts from active listening, mindfulness, crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, solution-focused brief therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and various other models, in order to create a joint alliance with you.  In addition, my background as a second generation South Asian immigrant provides unique insight around issues such as racial identity and assimilation.


I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with folks from all stages of life as they discuss thoughts relating to anxiety, grief, trauma, life transitions, racial identity, and even thoughts of suicide.


If you feel like I can be a good fit for you, then let’s get started and walk this journey together.

Misty Slopes

Come as you are. Counseling Center of West Michigan does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Early morning, evening and weekend appointments available


Tel. (616) 805-3660

Fax. (616) 805-3631

Text. (616) 209-8198