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Who We Are

Third Coast Counseling Center, LLC, is made up of  professional counseling therapists in private practice. We are located in Grand Rapids, MI and our mission is to facilitate the healing and growth of people through counseling, education, training, and consultation. 

In honor of James Mitchell, M.A., L.M.S.W.  As most of my friends know, my brother-in-law, @Jamie Mitchell, passed away on Friday. We will have a memorial for him on Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Grand Haven. Lunch will follow at the same location. I miss this man. I am going to miss getting sound parenting advice (which I sought often), discussing politics with my progressive ally, his relaxed-it’s-all-normal-and-no-big-deal-responses to my worries in life (which he has provided for me since I was a teenager), playing board games at the holidays, and having his kind, steady, and gentle presence in my every day life. ♥️

Melissa J. Langley, MSC, LPC
616-328-3756   1514 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 236
The foundation of my practice is based on the 4 principles of Empathy, Encouragement, Awareness, and Empowerment. I believe the objective of counseling is to help individuals make sense out of emotional chaos. This comes through primarily understanding two things:

1. We are products of our environment, we do what we know.
2. We all have the power to change unhealthy or unwanted behavior.

     My experience as a Crisis Counselor as well as an individual counselor has given me experience with just about any issue. Please let me know what you’re struggling with and we can determine together if I can be supportive to you.
       I also focus on the following: Interpersonal relationships, Parenting challenges, Challenges faced by College Students, Anxiety/Stress, Workplace issues, Multi-Cultural Issues, as well as help individuals explore options to determine and choose their life path. 
     I believe the work we do as counselors is sacred and I count it a privilege to be entrusted with your most fragile feelings and situations. 

Cecilia Skidmore, M.A., L.P.C. 
Cecilia is the former executive director of Community Counseling and Personal Growth Ministry, and is co-founder and therapist at Third Coast. She has hosted the public radio show "Open Mind" on WGVU (88.5fm) for over ten years. 


  • Women's issues
  • Career Counseling
  •  Alternative Lifestyles
  •  Spirituality
  •  Grief work
  •  MBTI: Cecilia works with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for individuals, couples, families, and businesses.  This approach is particularly helpful when focusing on managing personal change and/or change in organizations.
  • Testing Services:  Cecilia is qualified to perform a variety of useful psychological and personality tests, including: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Strong Interest Inventory, ADD/ADHD testing, and others.