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Meet Our Therapists

No matter what chapter of your life you are in, sometimes it helps to have someone to listen to and help process parts of your story. Together, we will walk through the parts of your story that you need to be heard in order to help you write the next chapter in your life with a feeling of purpose.

Therapists at Purposed Life Counseling accept different insurances on an individual basis. Please see each therapist's bio to see if they accept your insurance.  Self-pay and sliding fee scale options are also available to be made to Purposed Life Counseling in the form of cash, debit or credit card. All payments are due the same day that your services are provided. 

Kathy Monroe is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working in the mental health
field for over 20 years. She loves joining people on their journeys to healing in a non-
judgmental, supportive and safe space. She is currently accepting new clients and has
immediate openings. If you are finding yourself in a rough patch and are struggling to find a
solution, she would commit to walking with you and help you face your challenges so that
together you would be able to reach the goal of healing and personal growth. Although she has
worked with every age group in the past, she prefers to work with young adults trying to find
their place in this world, married couples who want a deeper connection, and older adults who are seeking peace and making sense of the life they have lived.

Kathy uses an eclectic approach to therapy, because she believes there is not a one size fits all treatment. She takes her in the process of getting to know your personal story and together, helps collaborate to find ways to best suit your path to healing. Some of the therapy models she uses are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parenting Through Change, Parent Management Training-Oregon model, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness just to name a few.

She believes the biggest agents of change are perspective and determination. She will 
bring a new perspective and hopes you will bring the determination!

Works well with the following issues: Anger, Anxiety/Depression, Blended Families, Boundaries, Childhood Trauma, Divorce/Separation, Grief and Loss, Intimacy and Relationships, Parenting Support, Relational Issues/Conflict, Spirituality, Stress Management/Coping Skills, Trauma/PTSD, Women’s Issues

Kathy Monroe, LPC, MA


Immediate openings available

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Special Services:
Parent Management Training-Oregon model (PMTO)
Parenting Through Change

 Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Care Network
Priority Health
Private Pay


Nicole has experience and enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds. She is passionate about working with adolescents & young adults. Nicole specializes in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues/conflict and behavioral issues. During sessions with clients, Nicole takes a person-centered approach while utilizing the following modules of therapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Crisis Intervention and Play Therapy.


Nicole believes that building rapport with her clients in order to delveop a healthy therapeutic relationship is the most important piece of therapy. Her goal is always to provide a welcoming, safe, and open-minded environment. Nicole is a  LGBT+ affirming therapist."


Special Services:
Specializes in working with children and adolescents

Blue Cross Blue Shield; Blue Care Network; Priority Health; United Health; Private Pay

Nicole Kukla, LLMSW

Immediate openings available

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Kristy enjoys working with clients from all walks of life. It is her belief that we can learn from each other in a vast array of circumstances. As a social worker, she has worked with clients of all ages, genders, faith backgrounds, and a variety of life circumstances.


Qualifications for Kristy include working with clients through struggles with anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues as well as peer and family relationships. During this work, her treatment focus generally stems from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Crisis Intervention, Solution Focused Therapy, Play Therapy and Art Therapy.

Kristy has been a social worker for over 23 years and she has worked with clients of all ages. Kristy particularly enjoys working with elementary, middle and high school aged kids. However, Kristy has clients of all ages and genders on her caseload at any given time.


By developing a networking system in the mental health community in Grand Rapids, Kristy's hope is to provide you with the best experience possible when with her services. Kristy will work with you in collaboration to put in place the services needed to begin your journey in living your most purposed life.

Kristy Burks, LMSW
Therapist & Owner
Purposed Life Counseling Services

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Special Services:
Specializes in working with elementary, middle and high school aged children

Kristy is accepting new clients on a limited basis. Please call or email for details

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Care Network
Priority Health
United Health
Private Pay

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