Nick VanZalen, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

Hi, I’m Nick VanZalen, a Licensed Professional Counselor. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, and working with children and adolescents.


Counseling Approach

Everyone has a different perspective, and because of this, my approach to counseling utilizes multiple counseling perspectives. My approach is to begin with a collaborative, Narrative and Person-Centered perspective to help build our counseling relationship to help me gain a better understanding of who you are, and the goals you would like to attain in counseling. Once we have explored your perspective for a few sessions, I start to utilize other counseling theories to fit your goals. Some counseling theories that I may use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy.


Education & Experience

I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Cornerstone University, where I graduated from in 2020. My work has afforded me experience in many environments, including schools, private practice, and working with children in the foster care system. In my free time, I enjoy drawing and creating animation, cooking, and spending time with my wife and friends.


If you would like to schedule a free, 15 minute introductory consultation  with me, or otherwise schedule a session call 616-499-4711 or click the "Schedule With Nick" button below; I'd be happy to meet with you and help you explore next steps.