Lifeologie Institute is a collaborative community of creative therapists. We bring relentless commitment to collaboration to our work with clients.

Operating as usual

"Can you imagine how empowered you'd feel if you came and sat on my cozy couch and worked through your stuff to, "be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop (Rumi)."

Do you ever think, "I'm a fraud.. they'll find out soon" even when you're super qualified and competent?

Read Amanda's latest blog post:

What I think Other's Know: Impostor Syndrome

We asked Amanda what her favorite book is. Here's what she said:

"My book choices always seem to be about my work! Even my fun reads. This one I love because, well, even therapists need therapists. This is a lovely little read that gives some insight into the world that, for even us therapists, get's a little messy. It takes courage to see a therapist. More often than not, across the screen from someone. That courage can have really positive outcomes given the right fit (See Karolina's blog on the right fit!). Read this book, and then maybe you should talk to someone too? I'm around for that!"

We are so excited to announce that we are now offering ADHD testing for kids and teens!

We have immediate openings!

Give us a call for more information: 616-929-0248

Group therapy for high school teens | Lifeologie Counseling Grand Rapids

High School is Hard: Group Therapy for Teens

This is a psycho-education and support group for teens! It starts October 19th. Sign up today! This is a 5 week, 10 session, virtual series for high-schoolers to better understand how to manage anxiety, depression, and all that life throws at them! This will be led by Julia and Brooke! Group Overview: High school is hard, making every changing expectation even more difficult! They are wonderi...

Remember high school? Remember how hard it was?!
We are facilitating a group for high school students, for just that reason!

We'll have more on our website coming really soon! (We just couldn't wait to share the news)

If you have questions, give us a call at 616-929-0248 or email us at [email protected]

College students- this is probably not how you expected your year to go right? Read Ben's latest blog post on how to survive college in 2020!

College Survival Guide 2020: Incorporating Healthy Strategies Into Your Daily Life

Please join us in welcoming, SARAH!
Sarah is a joy to spend time with and loves what she does. She primarily works with adolescent girls and young women!

Please read that again!

Ben is our go-to-guy that just gets how to help teen guys feel comfortable being vulnerable in counseling. This is a difficult task but he's a pro!

Want to know more?

Looking for an AWESOME new book recommendation?

Check out:
"Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life," by Thich Nhat Hanh

Ben says, "This book provides a great introduction for practicing mindfulness. The author highlights many ways that you can utilize mindfulness in many tasks of your day even in washing the dishes. Mindfulness can be a helpful tool in your toolbox to boosting your overall mental health."

Have you been thinking about therapy but are not sure how to choose a therapist? Check out Karolina's latest blog post to help!

Wise words from Karolina!

Why is it SO hard to set boundaries?

Do you find yourself always saying yes? Not speaking up because you feel like someone's needs are more important than your own? Letting it slide, "just this one time.." even though it's been 6 times?

It sounds like it might be helpful to set some boundaries!

Guess who can help with that?
Karolina can!

Meet Dana Pendergrass, LMSW:

Lifeologie's new Clinical Director and Co-Owner!


A word from our previous Clinical Director, Katie Zuverink:

"I couldn’t imagine someone better suited for this role. Dana is compassionate, experienced and completely driven to make sure our clients have the best care possible. I trust her completely to make sure our clients are well taken care of"

Lifeologie Counseling Grand Rapids (and all our clients) are in excellent hands!

Only $35? Yes!

Give us a call 616-929-0248

We’re here for you!

Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. Together, we #KeepGoing to help create a world without suicide. 🌎💚💙
Don’t forget to join us tonight at 8pm, for Lights of Hope, as we light a candle in memory or those we’ve lost and in honor of those who are still here fighting everyday.
If you or someone you know is struggling, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or text 741-741.
You are not alone.

This! 👇

My Partner Won't Go to Counseling with Me, and I Know We Need Help

What do you do when you know you and your partner need counseling but the other party won't agree to go?

Read Rosann's latest blog post to figure out what to do: So you and your partner have been struggling lately and it’s not getting any better. So what do you do now? Contact Lifeologie Counseling for help.

But can't I just say sorry and move on?
Ugh, dang it!

Apologizing.. and I mean REALLY apologizing... can be difficult to do with your partner.

If you're feeling like you need help with this, Rosann Raftery, MA, LPC, LLMFT can help with this!

Wild Goose Counseling

Couples counselor, Rosann Raftery, MA, LPC, LLMFT, soaking up the last bit of summer by doing one of her favorite activities, stand up paddle boarding! Isn't she the coolest? How are you taking care of yourself these days?

Big Announcement #2:
Welcome, Brooke! We are so excited to have you!

While Brooke enjoys working with just about anyone, she is especially passionate about working with individuals around adoption concerns, anxiety, and depression.

Want to know more about Brooke? Read her bio:

We are so excited to announce our newest addition to the team, Julia!

Julia primarily works with kids and their families. Want to know more about Julia?

Are you feeling like it would be helpful to have someone support you in your journey with gender and/ or sexuality? Wanting to know how to support a loved through this?

Then Molly is your person!

Reconnecting with your sexual side | Lifeologie Counseling Grand Rapids


"Reconnecting with your Sexual Side"
written by Molly Wilson, PhD, LLPC!

Check it out! If your sex drive is a concern it may be time to talk with a counselor to discuss specific options to bring sex back into your routine. Lifeologie can help.

Meet Molly, PhD, LLPC

Meet Molly, PhD, LLPC!

Molly is a wonderful human! She primarily focuses on sexual wellness, sexual orientation, and gender identity concerns in her work.

Check out her bio for more information:

Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association

Put yourself in the driver's seat today!

Wild Goose Counseling

[08/20/20]   Meet the Grand Rapids Lifeologie Team!

Emotions can be scary but counseling doesn't have to be!

This 5 senses exercise is one of the fastest and most effective ways to feel grounded and beat anxiety 💪

Did you know that we have someone at our office that specializes in Insomnia and Sleep Disorders?

If you need a little extra help in this area, Dana is your person!

How to Talk to your Child about the Upcoming School Year | Lifeologie

Is the upcoming school year creating some tension and anxiety for your family?

Marissa Wilson, LMSW shares some tips on how to talk to your kids and teens about this upcoming school year! It's still 2020 and you’re probably deciding whether or not to send your child back to school or to do virtual school. Here are a few tips...

Early morning discussions on race in our Anti-Racism book club!


The Gottman Institute

Some partners avoid conflict because they think they’re keeping the peace. Others stop talking because they fear what might happen after the conversation starts.

According to Dr. John Gottman, conflict-avoidant couples are at greater risk of “drifting apart with zero interdependence over time, and thus being left with a [relationship] consisting of two parallel lives, never touching.”

Don't let unspoken issues and irritants add up until the tension will hit a breaking point. Instead, try using these phrases to break the silence in your relationship:

Lifeologie Counseling - Grand Rapids

Lifeologie Counseling provides fresh solutions to the everyday problems of life. At Lifeologie Grand Rapids, we bring our core values of creativity, collaboration and optimal client care to every adult, couple, family or kid who walks through our doors.

Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1999, Lifeologie has served tens of thousands of families and trained hundreds of interns over the years!

To learn more, visit us at or click here to book an appointment!

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