Taylor Freund, LMSW

Practicing in Grandville

Taylor Freund, LMSW

Master’s Level Clinical Social Worker

My goal is to provide a culturally sensitive and nonjudgmental environment where you feel heard – not only heard by me, but also by you yourself. I want to hear how you envision healing, then give you a safe place to land and some tools along the way to bring that healing into reality. I am especially skilled at working with people who have a hard time remembering or verbalizing traumatic experiences, as well as working with people who are struggling with recent traumatic events and want to prevent it from forming into PTSD. My approach uses a combination of techniques, and I always like to ask each client which combination will best fit them and adapt the therapy accordingly. I always use good listening, and the specific styles I can use include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, guided meditations and breath work, polyvagal theory, internal family systems therapy, CBT and DBT skills, and a somatic technique called EFT which uses acupressure combined with an evidence-based therapy technique.

I believe that in order to survive difficult times parts of oneself often have to break away so that the remaining part of you can carry on, and my approach in therapy is to empower you to give that distant part of you a way to heal and reconnect, for you to become whole once more and stop the ongoing inner battle…even and especially when that seems impossible. In this way I firmly believe that your greatest healer lies within yourself, or as the poet Kahlil Gibran calls it, “the physician within.” A great contradiction of being human is that in order to unlock that healer within, we must be meaningfully connected to others. Therapy is a safe place to learn how to genuinely connect again.

I graduated with honors from Northern Michigan University majoring in Psychology in 2014. I earned a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Western Michigan University with a Trauma Specialty certification in 2018. I gained experience with individual therapy, family therapy, and couple’s work at Arbor Circle. At Pine Rest in the Partial Hospitalization Program I was a group therapist for 2 years and also taught and created materials for mental health classes. I am fully licensed and always pursuing further education.

Issues:

  • Trauma
  • Dissociation
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Anger
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Spirituality
  • Sexuality
  • Self Harm
  • Chronic Dieting
  • Psychosis
  • Stressful Life Transitions
  • Codependency

Modalities:

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • ACT
  • Mindfulness Based (MBCT)
  • EFT
  • Parts Work

Contact Taylor Freund

Call Grand Rapids Therapy Group at (616) 591-9000, or send a message.