Jerry Paredes — Practicing Cognitive Behavioral & EMDR Therapy—Grand Rapids, MI

The Truism Center
221 Trowbridge St. Unit 208, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

"Just because no one can heal or do the inner work for you does not mean you can, should or need to do it alone" -Lisa Olivera

Seeking therapy is a brave decision

Are you feeling overwhelmed, having relationship difficulties, or possibly trying to overcome an addiction? Contemplating whether or not therapy can help? Let me say, this is the moment to do something different in your life. Whether you feel that your relationship is stuck in the same repetitive pattern; or trying to overcome an addiction; or maybe having difficulties in day-to-day life due to prior traumatic experiences.  I can help you gain a better understanding of not only how trauma impacts our daily functioning; but how relationships work, and how problems can be resolved in even the most challenging situations.  

Hablo Español

As a former police officer and combat veteran, I have a unique understanding of the very complex challenges that are faced by not only those individuals but their families as well.  Since 2012, I have specialized in treating various trauma-related disorders.  I have also gained extensive experience in addiction and substance abuse disorders, including the impact on marriages and families.  While working with couples, I have specialized in helping men learn to be more empathic, compassionate, and nurturing.  I use evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  I am bilingual and offer all services in Spanish.

Face the shame

Lastly, I am passionate about breaking the stigma of mental health.  As a trauma survivor myself, I understand the life-changing experience therapy can be.  By applying personalized therapy approaches and techniques, we can explore what may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.  My goal is to help individuals live fulfilling lives and be a part of meaningful relationships. Whether it be the relationship we have with ourselves, friends, partners, or our family members. You exist and you matter in those relationships.