Matthew Werkman

Accepting Clients

Weekly, Bi-weekly, Lunch Time, & Evening Appointments Available

Clinical Social Worker in Grand Rapids, MI
Supervised by Debra Kusluski, LMSW

  • Individual

About My Clients

You might be thinking, "My life is not everything I want it to be, and I want to figure out why that is." Something needs to change, but you cannot put your finger on what that change (or changes) is or how to go about making it. Life feels overwhelming and unrelenting and lacks meaning. Perhaps, you wonder what makes you YOU and what that means for your work or your relationships or personal self-growth. You want to write new chapters in your story. Therapy can help you put pen to paper.

My Background and Approach

Therapy is about developing a collaborative relationship to help process some of life’s toughest challenges and explore our distinct stories. I consider it a privilege to hear people's stories and develop a therapeutic relationship to discover new growth and overcome adversity. If you are feeling stressed or stuck, therapy can help restore balance and facilitate lasting change. Over the past few years, I have honed a warm, adaptive, and compassionate approach in a combination of inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hope College and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. I draw on cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and strengths-based therapy to adapt to the needs of the individual.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

“I need help” are three immensely difficult words to say, but they can be transformative. Choosing to see a therapist is a courageous choice filled with possibilities. Request an appointment today, and let’s discover your possibilities.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Multiplan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cofinity
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130 - 150/session


6163204787 Email Matthew
640 3 Mile Road Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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