"When things change inside you, things change around you." -Unknown
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In today's fast-paced and stress-filled world, we believe our patients should have the ability to easily and quickly access mental health services with qualified, experienced and licensed professionals. We also understand that if you have never sought mental health services, the process can seem a bit intimidating. At Counseling Center of West Michigan, we make every effort to help you feel comfortable and ensure that finding the right clinician and scheduling your appointment is hassle-free.
Step One: Choose which method of communication is most convenient and comfortable for you:
Step Two: After you reach out through one of the above means, one of our dedicated intake coordinators will connect you to the right clinician for your situation, if you haven't already selected one. We will gather your insurance information and schedule an appointment at your (and your clinician's) earliest convenience. We also offer text appointment reminders.
Step Three: Meet your clinician for your initial session. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment to fill out your new patient paperwork or complete it ahead of time here. Make yourself comfortable in our waiting room and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, or hot chocolate while you wait. Your clinician will set up any follow-up appointments.
Step Four: Because finding the right therapist can be a bit of a match-making process, after your first counseling session, our intake coordinator will follow up with you to ensure that you are off to a good start with your therapist. It is completely normal for it to take a couple of sessions to start to build a therapeutic relationship but we also recognize that for various reasons you may not make a connection with your therapist. In this case, our goal is to provide a comfortable space for you to communicate that lack of connection and allow us to help you find someone who is a better fit.