WATER. Without form or boundary, it submits to the circumstances around it. In certain conditions, water becomes hardened and cold. In others, water is easily overwhelmed by heat and, having no strength, quickly disappears.
Too much water –as well as too little– can cause destruction or even death. However, when conditions are stable and balanced, water becomes life-sustaining, cleansing, healing.

We can be that way. Due to certain conditions, we find ourselves hardened by depression, overwhelmed by anxiety, disappearing into addiction, or our strength sapped by trauma. But when we effectively cope with difficult circumstances instead of submitting to them, we find that life becomes balanced and healing occurs. We CHANGE.

Welcome to The Change Studio Counseling Services.

Thank you for visiting The Change Studio website! My name is Dana Price and I have been in the social work/counseling field for 23 years. I have a double major Bachelors Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Children and Family and Sociology from Western Michigan University. My Masters in Counseling Psychology is also from Western.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CAADC). My primary approach is Cognitive Behavioral Theory however, I am also experienced in using Dialectical Behavioral Theory and Motivational Interviewing. I offer a laid-back approach to therapy utilizing humor, accountability, warmth, and empathy. Collaborating closely, I work to help clients learn new positive coping skills and get them back on track for long lasting change.

I currently work with adolescents, adults, and couples and am comfortable treating a diverse range of presenting problems. Some of the most common issues I treat are: depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, personality disorders, and grief. A good therapeutic relationship can offer clarity and support. Emotions can feel overwhelming, but having a safe place to process them can help clients move toward symptom reduction and personal change.


A studio is defined as a room in which an artist works or a place in a company where new products are designed. It is a place where someone begins with something “as is” and changes it into something they want it to be. It takes creativity, skill & vision, but with patience and hard work it will become something beautiful. So it is with you. You recognize that the state you are in is not what you want it to be. The Change Studio is a safe place to do something about it. With guidance and encouragement, you will develop and reveal the beautiful masterpiece that is within you.

I offer strengths-based, solution-focused interventions, education and support to get you on the path to feeling better and making positive changes. Areas I am experienced in include:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • addictions
  • childhood trauma
  • acute traumatic stress
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • relationship conflict/concerns
  • compassion fatigue
  • grief and loss
  • parenting challenges
  • personality disorders
  • severe and persistent mental illness

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a therapist and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, which I am required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures, without their permission, that is provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

Most insurances accepted.
Income sliding scale for out-of-pocket payments is also available.

$120 per hour – individual sessions

Cash, check and Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards accepted.

Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please contact your insurance company and check your coverage carefully by asking them the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Cancellation Policy
Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend your appointment. If you do not cancel 24 hours in advance, you may be required to pay a missed session fee.

Located on the second floor of the Blackport Building.

959 Lake Dr. Ste 202
Grand Rapids, MI 49506



If you are having a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

At the Change Studio, we proudly serve all people regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. You can expect to be treated with the compassion, dignity, and the respect that you deserve.

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