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IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY CALL 911, DO NOT USE EMAIL or attempt to contact Telka.  For urgent medical matters contact your physician’s office, psychiatrist’s office or report to your nearest emergency room.   Contacting Telka via phone or email is not a guarantee of service.   CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: Email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). 

Disclaimer:  Telka Arend Ritter, Psychotherapist in East Lansing,  does not offer emergency services or psychiatric medical care. For psychiatric and other medical emergencies, please report to your local emergency room.​ Due to a high demand for services, contacting Telka is not a guarantee of service.  For more information, see FAQ

Psychotherapist Telka Arend-Ritter     Weekdays  8:30a to 5:30p  (517) 332-9310  Email: therapy@TelkaArend-Ritter.com  April 1 2019: Construction begins on Michigan ave. Click here for details                

Telka Arend-Ritter LMSW

Psychotherapy Services in East Lansing.

Parking: Enter off Michigan Ave onto Reniger Ct.  Parallel park on the East side of Reniger Ct. in designated 2 hour parking areas or in the adjacent ramp in spaces marked "Client". Please note:  Telka's office signage in located on the front of the building, facing Michigan Ave. Campus Village has no office signage near the back entrance. Click on directions below for more detailed instructions.

Stress & Mood disorders: DepressionAnxiety,  Social Anxiety,  Anger,   OCD,  PTSD, Grief and LossRelationship Stress: Break-up, Separation and Divorce Adjustment, Living ​Single, Parenting Concerns, Life stuff: Work Related Stress, Dealing with Difficult People,  College adjustment,  Procrastination, Obesity, Excessive Spending and Low Self Esteem and other Self Defeating Behaviors.
​Services include mental health treatment covered by health insurance, private pay consultations and life coaching. 

Telka is an "in-network" provider for Aetna*, ASR, Blue Cross Blue Shield*, Blue Care Network, Cigna*, Cofinity*, HAP, Health Plus, McLaren, Messa, and others.   She is an "out of network" provider for Magellan, which is the mental health coverage for State of Michigan employees with BCBS PPO.   *Specific plans may vary. Telka is out of network for Cigna Behavior Health. Telka is no longer accepting new patients with PHP or SPN. Please consult your policy for details about mental health coverage. To assist your insurance  representative in locating Telka's name in your provider directory, her NPI is 1013066067 and her Tax ID is 20-8602759.  Please note that because Telka's services are not specifically designed for geriatric or disability concerns, she is not a Medicare provider. Straight Medicaid is contracted with Community Mental Health.

To request services: (See Frequently Asked Questions for more info) ​Telka schedules her own appointments. Email Telka directly at her HIPPA compliant email address: therapy@TelkaArend-Ritter.com or if email is not available to you, leave a confidential voice mail at (517) 332-9310. For quick results, include the following information in your service request: ​Name, age, occupation and employer. (Telka's service line includes ages 21 to 62)

  1. Referral source: how did you hear about Telka's services? 
  2. Insurance type and if you are aware of and comfortable with your copay or deductible. 
  3. Have you located Telka as a covered provider within your insurance directory?
  4. What would you like help with?
  5. Scheduling availability: Telka is only accepting daytime appointments. Current wait is approximately 2 weeks unless  a short notice cancellation opening pops up. For emergencies, depending on the severity, please contact 911, your physician's office, your insurance company's emergency on call, your employer's EAP or Community Mental Health.