Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Elizabeth Droppers MSMFT, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Michigan. She earned a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA, and has completed Level One Training of Internal Family Systems Therapy.
Are you looking for self-growth? Do you desire more harmony and peace within? Many of my clients see patterns in their lives that they want to change, often with thoughts, emotions or relationships. Learning to approach ourselves and our own stories with compassion improves our inner lives as well as our connections with others. If you’re looking for a space to process your life and find relief from old patterns, please reach out.
Alliance Counseling Group
756 W. Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616.222.0631 ext 716
Rates and Insurance
At Elizabeth Droppers PLLC, I accept the following insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Aetna and ASR. I try to be as accommodating as possible when it comes to providing my services. Please call today, and I’ll do my best to accommodate your situation.
Rate: $125 per session
Check your mental health coverage by calling your insurance company and asking:
1) What is my mental health deductible and has it been met?
2) How many mental health therapy sessions does my plan cover per year?
3) What is my copay per session?
Payment will be collected prior to beginning the therapy session. Cash, check, or all major credit cards are accepted.
You may cancel your scheduled therapy appointment without incurring a fee as long as the cancellation is received 24 hours prior to the appointment time you reserved. If the cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the session or there is a no show, you will be charged the full session fee, which your insurance will not cover.
Frequently Asked Questions
What credentials do you have?
MSMFT – Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Michigan
Humans are inherently relational. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained to view individuals within their relational contexts, both past and present. We do not become who we are in a vacuum. The systems perspective of an LMFT adds an additional layer of value to the counseling process.
What is therapy like?
In therapy, you get to have the one-on-one attention of a trained professional who will come alongside you to help you pursue goals of healing and growth. Therapy sessions typically last 50-55 minutes. During these sessions, you get to discuss whatever feels most prevalent, and your therapist’s specialized training will help you process emotions and thoughts in new ways. Most clients attend counseling on a weekly basis. Some clients attend counseling for a brief period to target specific goals, and other clients attend counseling for a longer period to focus on enduring issues.
Does therapy really help people?
Insurances provide coverage for mental health services because research has proven that therapy is effective. With that said, the most important part of the counseling process is the relationship between the therapist and client. Good rapport is essential for effective therapy. If a therapist isn't a good fit, it's important to look for a new provider.
What if I’m not sure therapy is right for me?
If you are exploring the possibility of beginning therapy, you’re welcome to set up an initial session for consultation and assessment. The first step is the hardest, and I can appreciate your need to test the waters before jumping in.
Why do people go to therapy?
Many clients attend counseling because they find value in discussing ongoing struggles with a trained professional who is removed from their daily lives. Clients attend counseling to work on anxiety and depression, improve relationships, learn new healthy coping skills, manage stressors, process transitions, and sort through a myriad of other life experiences.
Do the things we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Trust is essential to the therapy process, and as a mental health provider, I am required to keep information shared in session confidential, unless it falls under mandated reporting. As a therapist I am a mandated reported, and this means if I suspect past or present neglect or abuse of a child, dependent adult, or elder, I am legally required to relay this information to Child Protective Services, or the police. I must also intervene if I suspect clients are at risk of hurting themselves, or others.