We offer holistic psychological and general counseling services to people in the Greater Grand Rapids area
We use integrative therapy to help our clients develop effective strategies to create meaningful, joyful lives and relationships. Our services are unique in that we address the whole picture, not just a part. We believe in affirming, client-centered approaches to treatment that ultimately empower our clientele. We offer integrative treatment plans for a wide range of situations that generally fall into three basic categories, but which ultimately overlap in a holistic approach.
General Depression and Anxiety Disorders
Life can become stressful, and we can help you develop skills to manage it. We can help you process what you have been through and develop effective tools to manage stress, anxiety, and more.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Attacks
- Bipolar Problems
- Attention Deficit Disorder & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders & Grief Counseling
Others clients turn to us or are referred to us by the courts, church or physician because they’re suffering forms of grief and loss, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental condition that often results from experiences such as:
- Loss of a friend, relative, or significant other
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Military combat
- Natural disaster
Relationship & Marriage Counseling
The focus of this holistic treatment and couples therapy is to seek – honestly and gently – new perspectives and new ways of interaction in order to build (or re-build) love, trust and joy in the couple’s ways of relating.
Differences in life-styles, as well as multicultural and multi-religious issues often interfere in couple interaction. They may interfere with mutual respect, and with mutual acceptance of each other’s unique ways of thinking and doing things.
We’ve helped couples work through issues such as:
- Communication difficulties
- Parenting skills/styles
- Financial struggles
- Loss of a child
- Career disappointments and related stress
The following is a comprehensive list of the types of counseling services we offer:
- Multicultural Counseling
- Pre-marital Counseling
- Marriage and Family
- Issues Involving Military Families
- Women’s health and personal issues
- Identity Issues
- Stress and Trauma Management
- Grief and Loss
- Spiritual issues; Personal growth
- Chronic Pain and/or Illness Management
- Career Development
- Organizational Consulting
- Legal Issues
- Men’s Issues
- Senior Citizen Issues
- Sexual and Gender Identity
IHC Works with Individuals and Groups through Community Institutions
Our integrative approach to therapy seeks to provide full-spectrum support for our clients. In our efforts to bridge the gap between physical, emotional and spiritual health by pursuing seamless transition between physical and mental health care, we work in partnership with a variety of community agencies and practitioners, such as:
- Physicians groups
- Community agencies
- Businesses (EAP)
- Individuals and families
Meet our Adult Services Team!
Anne Parpas RN, BSN, MA, LPC
IHC Founder and Owner
Licensed Professional Counselor
Qualified Clinical Counseling Supervisor for the State of Michigan
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
As a Licensed Registered Nurse, Anne has over 15 years of acute care experience in medical/surgical, emergency, surgery, and cardiac intervention, as well as nurse education. She also has years of experience as a community educator in healthy/unhealthy relationships and school violence. Anne desires to provide a safe and confidential environment where a person can discover their path to healing and change. Her combined experience in the fields of counseling, community education, and medicine allows her to inspire and motivate others to achieve wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit.
Phone: 1-616-773-2908 X101
Stephanie L. Lonsway PhD
Adult Services Clinical Administrator
Supervising Psychologist and Psychology Training Director
Dr. Stephanie Lonsway is a Fully Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan. Dr. Lonsway offers diagnostic evaluations, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and psychological testing. She specializes in providing individually-tailored evidence-based treatments. Dr. Lonsway also has professional interests in supervision, teaching, and consultation.
Phone: 1-616-773-2908 X105
Vincent Morton MA, LPC
Vincent is a Licensed Professional Counselor who offers individual and couples therapy. Vincent applies a range of evidence-based therapies in a practical, personal and collaborative manner. In addition to a Master of Counseling, Vincent has a Master of Divinity and interprets the world from a Christian perspective. At the same time he recognizes the multicultural world in which we live and respects the right to hold different views.
Phone: 1-616-773-2908 X108
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Garrett Weatherhead received his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. He has 7 years of experience serving adolescents and adults in outpatient, hospital, and community-based settings. In therapy, Dr. Weatherhead strives to create an atmosphere of warmth, openness, and genuineness. He is interested in how one’s relationships, emotional problem-solving patterns, and cultural contexts impact their current difficulties. He draws from interpersonal, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral approaches to help people reach their therapeutic goals. Additionally, Dr. Weatherhead has engaged in research and speaking about his interests of athletes and multiculturalism/diversity in therapy.
Phone: 1-616-773-2908 X106
Julie is dually licensed as a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. She has been serving individuals, couples and families since 1995. Julie has worked with domestic violence victims, youth with sexual behavioral issues, adoptive families, and families who have been court ordered into treatment due to abuse and neglect. She particularly enjoys working with struggling couples, helping each partner gain clarity into the issues at hand as well as empathy for each other in the process. Julie has a passion for creating a safe, warm office environment in which others are invited to share their story in an encouraging space. She strives to help clients find their healing path and believes that honoring one’s journey is of utmost importance.
Phone: 1-616-773-2908 X113
Maari is a limited license psychologist with a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology. She provides individual therapy and is passionate in working with adults and adolescents with mental health conditions and/or personality disorders, as well as people with co-occurring substance use issues. She has experience working with individuals in outpatient therapy and crisis programing, as well as coordinating with hospitals and the legal system. She specializes in working with people whom may be at risk of self harming behaviors, including substance use. Maari uses evidenced-based practices to improve safety, maintain healthy relationships, and gain mood stability. Maari believes all of her clients have the ability and right to live a life of purpose and meaning in their own unique way, and emphasizes non-judgment and acceptance in her practice.
Phone: 1-616-773-2908 X114
Angie Dotson, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Angie specializes in psychotherapy and psycho education with adults who are impacted by trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and life stressors. Angie provides evidence based treatment with a focus on safety, compassion, and education in the therapeutic process. Angie’s fundamental belief is that all individuals have inherent resilience that can be accessed to promote growth and healing.
Phone: (616) 773-2908 X115
Carolyn Madry, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Carolyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to helping others in their search for psychological strength and wellness. She has intensive training and experience working with older teens and adults, providing care in outpatient-hospital and clinic settings, particularly in assisting clients with eating disorders and body image, anxiety (including social anxiety and OCD), depression, trauma and PTSD (including interpersonal abuse and assault). Additionally, Carolyn is committed to assisting clients in improving other core areas of their lives, including relationships, interpersonal effectiveness, and life skills, as well as assisting clients through difficult life changes.
Carolyn respects and values the diversity and uniqueness of individual clients and adapts therapy to their specific needs and goals using evidence-based methods, including cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and solutions-focused therapy. She helps each client to identify his or her own strengths and use those strengths to adjust unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior. In session, Carolyn emphasizes creating a collaborative relationship with the client, providing support, education, and a safe space for exploration and discovery while empowering clients to make meaningful and lasting change in their lives.
Phone: 1-616-773-2908 X107
Learn more about partnering and referring clients to IHC at Referrals.