Casey VanAntwerpen, LPC

Casey VanAntwerpen, LPC

Casey focused her bachelors degree at Kent State on psychology and research and then later completed her clinical training at Western Michigan University and has a Masters in Counseling Education and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  During the day she serves as a school counselor, and also works part time with Bloom.  Before working in a school setting, Casey was a counseling contractor for the state and assisted individuals to break down barriers to employment including; addiction, depression, and anxiety.  She can help align your values and interests to the world of work and help you get unstuck.

She has training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gestalt Therapy and likes to include art, play and homework into counseling sessions to help clients reach their goals and be successful.

Casey loves when clients have aha moments and see their personal strength through hard situations and times of difficult life transitions. She is empathic and respectful of all religious backgrounds. She often finds great meaning in her own community, when helping others see their lives in the light of Christ, with healing and guidance, providing counsel rooted in the truth of God’s Word.

In her free time, you can find Casey doing chores on their family’s farm or watching her kids play baseball!

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Casey VanAntwerpen, Grand Rapids Therapist
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Kaitlyn Seiter, LLMSW

Kaitlyn Seiter, LLMSW

Kaitlyn began her higher education early, starting her Associate’s Degree through an early college program that began in high school. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University, followed by her Master’s Degree in Social Work a year later through GVSU’s Advanced Standing Masters Program.

Kaitlyn works with individuals ages 15 and up with a wide array of diagnoses. She is highly experienced working with: substance use disorders, domestic violence, gender issues, trauma, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, and interpersonal/relationships issues. Kaitlyn has additional training that helps her work with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as the neurodivergent population.

Although she has trained in a number of therapeutic approaches, she most commonly uses cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavioral therapy informed approaches. “I am very individualized in the way that I approach therapy. I tailor my approach to best help the client based on their current stage of change and their issues. I am guided by the client in the way that I conduct my sessions, and tailor that process to meet their needs the best.”

Outside of practicing therapy, you’ll find Kaitlyn crafting, doing puzzles, playing video games, and relaxing with her two beloved cats, Moonee and Murphee. “I am very independent and as part of my healing journey have been immersing myself in new interests such as learning new cooking techniques and practicing yoga.”

“My favorite part of this work is the honor of being trusted to help someone during some of their darkest parts, as well as some of their lightest parts. I love that I am able to help people, as I have received help in my own process. It is such a privilege to be able to show up for someone who might not have anyone else.”

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Wendy Kopitsch, LLMSW

Wendy Kopitsch, LLMSW

Wendy’s career has been about helping people: as a school teacher, yoga, mindfulness, and
meditation instructor as well as an active community member. Now as a therapist, she continues
her guiding principle of “respecting the spirit in each individual.” Her work is holistic in nature,
supporting the mind, emotions, and body of her clients as a whole. Combining her GVSU
Master of Social Work degree with her years of other professional experiences, Wendy provides
a unique person-centered approach for her clients on their path and meets them where they are
at in their lives.

In her practice Wendy uses somatics, mindfulness, yoga, self-compassion practices and similar
modalities such as experiencing nature for overall wellness in individuals and relationship
concerns. She provides trauma-informed care, and specializes in women’s issues, anxiety and
depression, life transitions, and interpersonal relationships. She works with individuals of all
ages, including those who have family histories of addiction and substance use disorders. Additionally, she has a deep interest in end of life issues, grief and loss. Given her years as a teacher,
she still enjoys working with children, adolescents, along with providing parental and family
support.

Life can be challenging at times. Wendy feels honored to help provide a safe and healing
environment for individuals and families, collaborating with them to find more balance and
equanimity in their lives. Wendy’s personal passions include gardening, reading, being at the
lakeshore, wandering a farm market, and hiking in area parks.

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