The Well Being
Counseling and Fitness Center
Get help, get active, and get well.
We provide traditional outpatient counseling services by our staff of skilled and experienced therapists that are grounded in evidence-based practices.
We utilize physical exercise as a primary form of treating most commonly occurring mental health issues, such as anxiety & depression, and do so based on science and research.
To empower our clients by teaching them how to improve their mental health through the use of physical exercise in conjunction with the skills, tools, insight, and awareness gained through outpatient counseling.
Brendan Kelly MSW, LMSW
Brendan is a Licensed Master's Social Worker with over 13 years worth of experience as an outpatient therapist. Brendan received his Master's Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University in 2003, and has been working in Grand Rapids, Michigan, since that time. During his career, Brendan has completed the 7-month Extramural Training Program at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research. He has also been certified in Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy through Behavioral Tech, and has received an extensive amount of continuing education in Motivational Interviewing with M.I.N.T trainers. Brendan enjoys being with his wife and daughter, his friends and family, trail running, mountain biking, being at the beach, playing in the snow, or getting outside in any of the seasons in between.
Timothy J. Pieri
Timothy is a Licensed Master's Social Worker and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Timothy received his Master's Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University in 1986, and has been a practicing therapist since 1990. He has worked for a variety of non-profit organizations throughout West Michigan, most notably with Arbor Circle from 1990-2009. While at Arbor Circle, Timothy developed, implemented, and facilitated their Intensive Outpatient substance abuse treatment program. He specializes in individual, group, couples, and family counseling, and on helping individuals move from illness to new lives in recovery. He has worked as an Adjunct Professor at both Grand Valley State University, and is currently employed in this position with Grand Rapids Community College. He has been married for 35 years, and he and his wife have successfully raised six children.
Victoria is a Licensed Master's Social Worker and has worked in the social work field for ten years at various non-profit organizations throughout Grand Rapids and Central Michigan. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in 2010 and her Master of Social Work degree in 2014, both from Grand Valley State University., where she was a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Workers. In 2017, Victoria completed the comprehensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy through the DBT Institute of Michigan. Victoria is a member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health, which aims to promote Health and Every Size (HAES) principles in promoting access and health-enhancing behaviors for all individuals, regardless of size. Victoria enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with friends, her partner, and her dog.
Tanya Van der Veen
Victoria Tanya is a Licensed, Master's Social Worker who has worked in the social work field for over 20 years at various organizations in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Tanya earned her Bachelor's Degree from Calvin College in 1994 and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. Throughout her professional life, Tanya has focused on helping people in many different capacities. During he career, Tanya has worked as a pregnancy counselor, a pre-school teacher, a home based therapist, a special needs adoption social worker, and an admissions clinician for a psychiatric hospital. Tanya's main goal is to provide excellent, client centered, care in a safe and supportive environment. Tanya enjoys spending time with her husband and son, traveling and spending time with friends.