Marlene L. Lathrop, LMSW, CSW, BCD, is a Board Certified therapist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She specializes in working with “Women who love too much” and counseling couples with an emphasis on communication.

Considered warm, “real”, and supportive, Marlene focuses on helping you problem-solve, take action, and reach your goals. She not only works with couples, but makes her insight and skills available to individuals, families, and groups as well.

Passion, humor and hard work are welcome as part of moving through the process of understanding and growth. You will enjoy the beautiful, peaceful trees and pond surrounding this office. Professional building is easy to find with ample, free parking.

Therapy and Counseling

Your preliminary session is used to mutually explore, evaluate and determine if there is a therapeutic “fit” & to mutually determine the frequency and approach of therapy. Your goals in therapy are identified & clarified in the first few sessions; a plan of action is formulated; homework & accountability are emphasized.

For Veterans and their Families

Marlene is a National Volunteer for the “Give An Hour” program. This means she sets aside one hour a week to give Armed Services personnel, their families, and friends free mental health services. If you would like to see if you can take advantage of this program, please contact Marlene to discuss your situation. If you would like to know more about the “Give An Hour” program visit their website here :

Interested? Make an appointment or call (616) 942-4002.

Not sure if you need help? Contact Marlene by calling (616) 942-4002 or by email at to discuss your situation.