Joanne Vanderveen, LMSW

Joanne Vanderveen, LMSW Verified by GLPG


  • School:
    Western Michigan University
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work


  • English

Do you feel anxious, sad, or stressed out from trying to navigate life on your own? Are you feeling misunderstood in your relationships, disconnected from loved ones, or stuck in patterns you feel powerless to change? Are you questioning aspects of your identity, striving to find a purpose, or deconstructing from beliefs that cause you internal conflict?  If so, you have come right place.

I believe that no question is inappropriate to ask, no issue is too challenging to face, and that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. I believe in creating an open and safe environment so that thoughts and feelings can be expressed without fear of judgment or shame. My counseling style is collaborative, warm, respectful, empathic, and engaging. I am a good listener, and my goal is to help you make sense of your circumstances through life-giving conversations, life-altering revelations, and emotional connections. I utilize a wide variety of approaches depending on your needs, and I apply a client-centered approach.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan with over 5 years of experience working as a Clinical Crisis Counselor and Family Therapist. I have specialties in both Marriage and Family Therapy and School Social Work as well as advanced training in Couple Communication™ and PREPARE/ENRICH.  I have helped many individuals, couples, and families address communication concerns, depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting and family difficulties, grief and loss, and work-life balance concerns.

I realize that it takes courage to reach out for help and I would be honored to partner with you on your journey.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Auto Insurance
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cofinity
  • UBH
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • ADHD (Adults)
  • ADHD (Kids)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy / Prenatal / Postpartum / Perinatal
  • Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues


  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Family Therapy with Adults
  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (11 to 13) Preteens / Tweens
  • (14 to 19) Adolescents / Teenagers
  • (20 to 64) Adults
  • (65+) Elders

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Art Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused

Faith-Based Therapy

  • Christian