Katie Rice

MA, LMSW

Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Katie attended Grand Valley State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Spanish and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Katie has over 10 years post-masters experience working with children and families in a home-based setting. Prior to completing her Master’s degree, Katie worked in after-school and summer school programing for at-risk students in the Wyoming, MI area. In addition to her work with WMPS, Katie currently works part time at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Katie believes that raising children truly takes a village made up of many people, including parents/caregivers, extended family members, teachers and school staff, and medical and mental health professionals, among many others. Katie loves to partner with other important individuals in her young client’s lives in order to give the children that she works with the best possible outcomes. Katie recognizes the importance of ensuring children’s basic physiological, safety and love/belonging needs are met (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs) prior to be able to being able to assist them in making lasting behavioral and emotional improvements. Katie believes there are no “bad kids”, but rather just children who have unmet needs.

Katie resides in Ottawa County with her husband, two young boys and Golden-doodle dog. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, catching up on Netflix shows and being outdoors.

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