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Susie Kim-VanderGriend, LMSW, PMH-C

"Life can be complicated with challenging experiences, thoughts and feelings and it is important to know you are not alone."

Available for Telehealth or in-person sessions ages 18+.

As a therapist, I strive to provide a secure space for you to engage in a non-judgmental, collaborative relationship. I believe in the inherent strength and unique gifts you possess. I trust that together, we can work to make sense of what is happening now and in the past; find opportunities for growth and healing; and lead more empowered and fulfilled lives.


I am well versed in supporting women in the various transitions of family life. Whether you are trying to start a family, pregnant, experienced trauma or loss, navigating the postpartum period, or figuring out how to manage the pieces of it all, I am here to support you where you are. I understand the challenges couples face as they seek to understand and support each other in life and in parenting, and utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples in distress.


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My style is client-centered and strength based with a genuine heart to actively utilize various evidenced based practices to meet your goals. I have specialized training in Perinatal/Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD), EMDR (specialized trauma modality), Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, individuals and families). I integrate attachment theory, mindfulness practice, somatic awareness, motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy with other approaches to bring what is needed into the therapy space. 


On a personal note, I live in Grand Rapids with my husband and three children. I love to experience new cultures, enjoy nature, eat good food and spend time with friends.

Susie participates with the following insurance plans and can take the following forms of payment: 

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Care Network

  • United Health Care/Optum

  • Priority Health

  • Private Pay

  • Flex spend

  • Health Care Spending Accounts (HSA)

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