Rachel Holland, LMSW
Practicing in Grandville
Coming to therapy takes courage. It can be difficult to connect to someone you do not know (even people you do know!) so I take the therapeutic relationship seriously and work to build an alliance with my clients. I do this by creating a comfortable environment where I am authentically myself. I find if I can be authentic, it allows my clients to feel that they can do the same. This is where growth happens when you learn it is okay to be authentically you.
My favorite phrase is “I can do hard things” because even when you are struggling you are capable of more than you think. It is my goal to help you see this, feel empowered, validated, and give you a safe place to process these “hard things”. I am committed to helping my clients reach their goals and provide the resources and tools necessary to get them there.
I graduated with a Master’s in Social Work from Grand Valley State University and have experience working with various populations in both individual and group therapy. I have a passion for teaching individuals (and couples) how to treat themselves (and each other) with warmth, understanding and kindness instead of frustration, criticism and ignoring their pain. I have an eclectic approach to therapy, as every individual I meet is different and we need to find what works best for each client. I do find value in using Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and self-compassion throughout my practice though.
I enjoy working with teens, adults, and couples. I am very passionate that everyone is treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, ethnicity, background, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
I look forward to meeting you and walking alongside you in your therapeutic journey. Remember, YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS.
Professional Interest Areas
- Life stressors
- Relationship issues
- Couples therapy
- Life changes
- Body Image
- Women’s Issues
- Stress Management
Contact Rachel Holland
Call GR Therapy Group at (616) 591-9000, or send a message.