About

Evolve Therapy Group is dedicated to helping individuals and couples through empathy and compassion. We help our clients create a better understanding of themselves and help create the happiness they’re seeking to find within.

As therapists, it is our goal to help you understand yourself, find happiness, and feel fulfilled.

We believe that therapy is a collaboration between both client and therapist. It takes courage to decide to either begin therapy for the first time or return again.

You don’t have to live in the past. But there is knowledge in the past, which can help us understand and connect your behaviors today.

Each therapist at Evolve works to create a non-judgmental, supportive, and nurturing environment.

Grand Rapids Mi Therapist Janice Twesten

Janice Twesten | Clinician

I am a licensed therapist as well as the founder of Evolve Therapy Group. As such, my specialty is helping clients work through marriage problems, addiction, anxiety, and trauma.

My master’s degree is in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and after college, I trained at the Maple Counseling Center in Los Angeles, CA.

There, I received specialized training in psychodynamic therapy. I also gained experience with substance use disorders and other co-occurring disorders.

During my career, I have worked in both residential and outpatient settings.

Professional Credentials:

  • 7 years of clinical experience as a licensed psychotherapist
  • Master of Clinical Psychology, Marriage Therapy, and Counseling from Pepperdine University
  • Completed emotion-focused therapy for couples (EFT) externship and training
  • EMDR trained
  • Post-graduate two years of training in psychodynamic therapy at Maple Counseling Center
  • Background in research
  • Outpatient addiction recovery
  • Training in Shame Reduction Model

Experience:

  • Addiction recovery
  • Anxiety counseling
  • Trauma counseling
  • Couples therapy and individual issues
  • Relationship-related concerns
  • Couples affected by addiction and trauma

To schedule an appointment with us, please call the Evolve Therapy Group at (616) 309-0737.

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