Amy Zeilstra

Amy Zeilstra

Therapist - MSW, LMSW

Being a therapist is such an honor. It’s a gift to be invited into people’s stories. Through my experiences of offering a safe place for people to come as they are, I have realized that I am the most comfortable in the gray areas of life. Sitting in these messy spaces, we work together to build an environment for positive, healthy change to take place.

Counseling approach:

Having a warm, accepting therapeutic relationship has shown to be an incredible change agent in my experience as a therapist. I find that radical acceptance is incredibly motivating; therefore, I strive to meet people right where they are. Through acceptance, I work to help people identify their life goals, while challenging their difficult, oftentimes traumatic histories as well as confronting current issues they are facing through self-reflection, self-efficacy, and self-acceptance.


  • Anxiety/OCD
  • Depression
  • Complex trauma
  • Sexuality
  • Attachment

Focus areas:

  • Life Adjustments
  • Relationship struggles
  • Worry and overwhelm
  • Teen & young adult concerns
  • Difficult family situations
  • Spirituality concerns

Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy
  • Dialectic behavioral therapy
  • Family systems therapy
  • TF-CBT

Professional Background

Amy Zeilstra, MSW, LMSW is a licensed Master’s level Social Worker who graduated from Western Michigan University with a MSW. She also graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor of Social Work. She has over 10 years of counseling experience with individuals, couples and families using cognitive behavioral, family systems, dialectical behavioral, and trauma-focused cognitive therapies approaches.


Certifications/Extra Trainings:

  • TF-CBT
  • Adolescent anxiety
  • Play Therapy