Contact Information:

Josh Baron, LMSW, MDiv
Licensed Social Worker
Josh Baron Counseling
2025 East Beltline SE, Suite 102
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 920-6445



I am a clinical social worker and pastoral counselor with 15 years experience providing professional care and counseling.

My faith helps me to recognize the image of God in each client and to treat each person with compassion and dignity. My faith and training help me listen well, speak with humility, seek to understand, and be fully present as clients journey through the valleys and peaks of life and everywhere in between. My faith also helps me believe that the Holy Spirit is already present and active in each client’s life and that an essential part of my role as therapist is to help clients make meaning of what God is doing. I don’t impose my personal beliefs when working with a client, but help clients tap into the strength of their own faith, wherever the client happens to be in their spiritual journey. My faith also guides me to accept evidence-based treatment as a gift from God that is to be used for our benefit, well-being, and healing.

Specialty Areas:
Alzheimer’s/dementia/elder care
Adolescents (age 14 to 19 )
Anger management
Anxiety disorders
Career counseling
Couples/family issues
Crisis management
Depression/mood disorders
LBGTQ+ issues
Parenting issues
Pornography/sex addiction
Stress management

Insurance Accepted:
BC/BS of Michigan
Medicare and Medicaid
Priority Health
United Health