We are honored you have chosen West Michigan Wellness Group to pursue your counseling journey. Starting counseling might feel intimidating and it’s normal to have questions. Below are some frequently asked questions. Answers are provided, but please know that if you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

We are here to walk with you through your story. Often what keeps people stuck in their life is how difficult it can be to gain perspective. By inviting an outside voice into your challenges, you gain the invaluable gift of objectivity. The team at West Michigan Wellness Group is trained to journey with you, get to know you, and help you discover what you need to move forward in life towards wellness.

If affordability is the only barrier to you getting the help you need, West Michigan Wellness Group may be able to work with you to figure out a plan that fits your budget. Financial well-being is a part of overall wellness, and we take that seriously. We invite you to have a conversation with us about costs in order to determine what works for you.


We understand and work with busy schedules. We offer a wide variety of appointment times (including early mornings and evenings) to work around the rest of your life. And many people find that life feels more open and schedules freer when they start working through the issues keeping them stuck. Frequency of visits is also up to each client.


If you’re considering counseling now, we can likely help where you are before it gets worse. The average amount of time people wait between considering counseling and making an appointment is eight years. Eight years of issues deepening, worsening, and impacting more and more areas of life. If you’re here wondering if counseling is right for you, now is the time to make the call. Don’t stay stuck for the next decade, wondering if things will get better on their own. The first step is easy, so you can start moving towards wellness today.

Actually, counseling can benefit anyone! Most of our clients would consider themselves very normal people who benefit from sharing their difficulties with someone outside of their normal life. At WMWG, we support people moving through new or old challenges that have them stuck. The difference between people who come to us for counseling and those who don’t is not about people with problems vs. those without them but, because we all have difficulties we face in life, those who are willing to deal with them vs. those who are not. If you’re here wondering if you need counseling, it won’t hurt to schedule a first conversation. Why wait until something manageable becomes a crisis?!

First, we cover the basics of counseling. Second, we spend time getting to know you. Third, we ask you to begin sharing your story and what brings you to counseling.

In future sessions, we encourage you as the client to lead. You determine what is most important to you to explore and discuss. You talk more, we listen more. And together we'll journey through your story towards wellness.