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4. Need relationship skills?​

3. Do you need help making big decisions or life changes?​

​​Don't give up! YES answers indicate
​that Telka could help!

5. Are you stressed out, over-whelmed or fed-up?​

2. Do you feel like something is missing in your life?

Telka Arend-Ritter L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W, a graduate of Michigan State University, has been healing lives in the Greater Lansing Area for 30 years. She is the author and facilitator of a brief, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral therapy program designed specifically for the treatment of stress, mood disorders and relationship problems. Her self-help workbook, Change Your Thoughts, Heal Your Life is available in pdf. format on this website.  Telka's unique treatment approach blends the latest information in neuroscience with practical and effective coping skills, CBT, DBT, ACT therapies, mindfulness skills and inspirational self-help tools.  What separates Telka's work from traditional therapy?  Telka's therapy approach teaches you how to align your thoughts and your actions with your values. You gain insights, set goals, make changes, learn coping and communication skills...you become the best version of yourself.  You learn to transform pain into purpose, wounds into wisdom and inspire others to do the same!


Take this quiz to see if Telka's services are right for you. ​

1. Would you like to learn how to cope with stress, worry, anger or depression more effectively?




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Telka Arend-Ritter CBT psychotherapy services  by appointment only:  

(517) 332-9310

Email: telkaar@comcast.net

​1151 Michigan Ave #110                           East Lansing, MI 48823

Telka Arend-Ritter LMSW

Brief Therapy Services in East Lansing

Transform pain into purpose, wounds into wisdom and inspire others to do the same

​"No hurt survives for long without our help,” she said, and then she kissed me and sent me out to play again for the ​rest of my life."
 Brian Andreas