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About Us


Adolescent & Family Behavioral Health Services (AFBHS) is a private group practice with a single location in Grand Rapids, MI which provides clients with the support, tools, and structure that will assist them in living life verses just existing.  AFBHS provides mental health/counseling services specifically tailored to the needs of individuals, adults, adolescents, families, and couples through the use of evidence-based approaches.  The practice is comprised of mental health professionals who specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) who provide the highest quality of clinical services and training for clients, the community, and other professionals.  We are the only private practice in the area to offer a comprehensive DBT program and the only practice in West Michigan to offer a Family Matters group.


As a group of dedicated clinicians, we are committed to helping clients identify goals, overcome obstacles, and resolve problems that may be impeding their lives.  We aim to help each individual, family, and couple achieve life-enhancing, enduring change. Our Motto is “Compassionate counseling on your journey to emotional wellbeing.”


We consider it a privilege and an honor to help every time a client walks in the door. We do not take your trust lightly as you are allowing us to walk beside you and view the world through your eyes.  You ask us to witness your heartaches and joys, struggles and successes, as well as your strengths and weaknesses; our response to you is that it will be done with warmth, validation, and respect while incorporating evidence based approaches.

Our commitment, dedication, empathy, and genuine concern is something we take pride in and aspire to maintain in every facet of our practice.


Meet the Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board Members

Schedule an Appointment with one of our therapists online or call the office (616) 719-0194.


In The News

Read what the press has said about Dr. Agnew.

Grand Rapids Business Journal Article

West Michigan Woman Magazine, March 2016, Where There’s Breath, There’s Life 

Grand Rapids Press interview about newly married couples managing holidays


Selected as finalist for Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Top Women Owned Businesses, December 2016
Read article

WINNER! March 2017 – Read article

Forms of Payment

Here you will find the list of insurances I accept.  On the About page of each therapist you will find a list of their accepted insurances.

Insurances List


Here you will find a list of presentations I’ve done for schools, mental health organizations, churches, and other agencies.

Presentation List

If you’re interested in having me do a presentation, please visit my Speaker page.

Specialty Training

It’s important to us to continue our education regarding topics that will keep us knowledgeable and trained in the areas that best serve you. On the therapist’s About page you will find areas we specialize in and continue to maintain a high level of expertise.

To see a detailed description about specialties, click here.

Professional Affiliations

We have chosen to be affiliated with specialty organizations because they provide research and trainings that are pertinent to our areas of expertise.
On the therapist’s About page you can view a list of membershipt organizations.


Contact Us

If you are experiencing an emergency or if your need is of an urgent nature, please call 911 or go to your local hospital. Contacting me does not constitute a client therapist relationship unless you are a regular client who is being seen by me in my office.[/colored_box]