Melissa Vander Kooi MA, LPC

Melissa Vander Kooi is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has provided mental health service to the West Michigan community for over 18 years. She has assisted individuals by providing inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization and outpatient care for children, adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of mental health concerns. She earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Counseling at Western Michigan University.

Melissa is dedicated to providing effective, confidential, respectful and compassionate counseling care that meets the individual needs of each client. She takes a collaborative approach with her clients in identifying the strengths and abilities that already exist within them. Melissa then builds upon these strengths and abilities with the client to develop skill sets which assist them in overcoming their challenges and achieve functioning that is both rewarding and fulfilling. The following is a list of the services she provides and symptoms she addresses:

• Conflict Management
• Self-esteem
• Boundaries, Assertiveness and Communication Skills
• Emotional Vulnerability and Expression
• Stress Management
• LGBTQ Stressors
• Anxiety, Depression, Mood Swings, Irrational Thoughts/Beliefs and Irrational Behaviors that develop during pregnancy and after the birth or adoption of a child
• Anxiety/Panic
• Couple / Marital Relationships
• Family, Parent, and Child Issues
• Blended Families
• Child and Adolescent Behaviors
• Adjustment
• Grief and Loss
• Depression
• Fluctuating Moods
• Trauma/PTSD
• Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors and Thoughts

Patient Ages:

Children 10 years and older

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1845 RW Berends SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
(616) 258-2066

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2663 44th St SW #106, Wyoming, MI 49519, USA