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About Michelle

Michelle VanderHeide LMSW

Michelle VanderHeide

Michelle has a passion to see individuals and families come out of crisis and restore relationships with one another. She recognizes that one family member struggling can impact the entire family and is passionate about pulling the individual and/or family through hard times.


She has extensive experience with helping to develop healthy relationships between parent and child as well as guiding parents to become effective and confident parents to their children.

Michelle has been working with families and individuals with autism, learning problems, anxiety, and behavioral regulation problems for over 15 years. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Calvin College and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Dakota.

She is an active member at her church and has developed a special needs program, led adult education classes and taught in the middle school ministries, both in large and small groups. She has also participated in and taught their church’s one on one discipleship program.


Much of her time is spent with her family, taking her children to their activities, and overseeing the operations of their household. In her spare time she enjoys going out for coffee, taking long walks with friends and spending time outdoors.

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Professional Experience

Family Consultant and Therapist

Horizons Developmental Resource Center
Caledonia, MI
June 2003 - October 2016


Social Work Substance Abuse Intern

Wedgwood Christian Services
Kentwood, MI
September 2014 - May 2015

Trainee Supervisor

Relationship Development Intervention
   (RDI Connect)
Houston, TX
July 2008 - 2011


Caledonia Community Schools
Caledonia, MI
September 2001 - May 2003

Program Coordinator

University of Michigan - Flint
Flint, MI
September 1998 - May 2001

Social Work Intern

Caledonia Community Schools
Caledonia, MI
September 1997 - May 1998


Licensed Masters of Social Work

May 2020 to present

Limited License Masters of Social Work

May 2015 to 2016 and 2019 to May 2020


Masters of Social Work

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
2013 - 2015

Licensed Bachelor of Social Work

March 2012 to May 2015

Bachelors of Social Work

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI
1994 - 1998

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