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Christopher Lawitzke LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Christopher Lawitzke Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a person who has made many life transitions, my passion is assisting clients to process their experiences and identify methods to best ensure their transitions are smooth and beneficial as possible.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Chris Lawitzke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 3.5 years of experience. He works with teens, adults, and seniors to identify their goals and work through issues related to addictive disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral modification, bipolar disorders, borderline personality disorder (BPD), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), depression, LGBTQIA+-related issues, PTSD, stress, and more. Chris completed his Master's degree in Social Work at Grand Valley State University. He enjoys working with individuals living with developmental disabilities, severe and persistent mental illness, incarcerated populations, at-risk youth, and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities. Chris uses a variety of treatment modalities and principles including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, coping and distress tolerance development (CDTD), and behavior modification. Chris believes that rapport-building and developing the therapeutic alliance is the key to all therapeutic relationships. Chris believes that each person has the potential to overcome whatever ails them and causes them to stumble. Chris's practice works to help people to explore their abilities while engaging their strengths. Life is a constant state of transition and Chris works to help people understand their resources to move forward and gain mastery.





Borderline Personality Disorder

Anger management

General Expertise






Borderline Personality Disorder



In-Network Insurance



Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Attachment-Based Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Michigan, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 6801115119


Master of Social Work, Grand Valley State University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI

Frequently Asked Questions About Christopher Lawitzke, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Christopher Lawitzke, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Christopher Lawitzke accepting new clients?

Yes, Christopher Lawitzke is accepting new clients for online therapy in Michigan and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Rapids, 710 Kenmoor Ave SE Suite 100, Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI, 49546.

Does Christopher Lawitzke accept insurance?

Yes, Christopher Lawitzke accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Christopher Lawitzke offer?

Christopher Lawitzke offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Christopher Lawitzke offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Christopher Lawitzke offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Rapids, 710 Kenmoor Ave SE Suite 100, Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI, 49546.

Does Christopher Lawitzke offer online therapy?

Yes, Christopher Lawitzke offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Michigan.

How quickly can I see Christopher Lawitzke?

Christopher Lawitzke typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Christopher Lawitzke speak?

Christopher Lawitzke conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Christopher Lawitzke online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Christopher Lawitzke online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.