Mental health counseling can be highly efficient. But finding the right therapist is key.

Words written on a chalkboard inside the Jay and Betty Van Andel Center on the campus of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in suburban Grand Rapids on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Cory Morse |

Cory Morse |


KALAMAZOO, MI — Talk therapy can be a highly effective way to treat mental-health issues, helping people to control or eliminate symptoms or behaviors that undermine a person’s well-being.

Psychotherapy can help people process trauma or loss, teach coping skills to address depression and/or anxiety, address issues such as eating or substance-abuse disorders or obsessive-compulsive disorder, and help heal broken relationships.

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