About Nate Knapp, MA, llpc

nateMy education consists of a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Western Michigan University. I have had my Limited License Professional Counselor since 2015.

My career has been spent working with children, adolescents, and families in the West Michigan area. I have treated a variety of disorders and challenges including, ADHD, trauma, abuse, mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and self-harm and have worked with a wide range of disorders and difficulties in my time as a home-based therapist and an adolescent residential unit. Children and adolescents have endless potential and I feel each should have the opportunity to grow and learn how to best manage their symptoms.

My goal is to provide an environment that is empathetic, compassionate, and safe. People need a safe space to process what they are experiencing, and it is my goal to provide that. Ultimately, my hope is for others to learn how to manage their lives in a way that makes them feel successful and to become the best version of themselves.

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Specialty Training

It’s important to me to continue my education regarding topics that will keep me knowledgeable and trained in the areas that best serve you.  Here you will find areas that I specialize in and continue to maintain a high level of expertise.

  • DBT 

Contact Me

[email protected]

Emergencies: If you are experiencing an emergency or if your need is of an urgent nature, please call 911 or go to your local hospital. Contacting me does not constitute a client therapist relationship unless you are a regular client who is being seen by me in my office.


Behavioral Issues
Coping Skills

Borderline Personality
Anger Management
Anxiety (social/general)
Family Conflict
Peer Relationships
Mood Disorders
Juvenile Delinquency
Attachment Disorder
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Bipolar Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sexual Abuse
Suicidal Ideation
Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Children (6 to 10)
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Orientation
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Dialectical (DBT)
Person Centered

• Individual
• Couples
• Family

If you decide to use your insurance benefits for “behavioral or mental health,” contact your insurance company and ask the following questions:

Do I have outpatient mental health benefits?
Do I have a deductible to meet for in or out of network benefits?
If yes, how much is your total deductible?

If yes, how much of the deductible has been met?

Can I be seen by a LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LLP, LLPC, LPC, LLMFT, LMFT, or PhD?
Does my insurance allow supervision by a PhD or LMSW?
Is my therapist in or out of network?
If my therapist is out of network, what will my insurance cover for out of network services?

How many visits am I allowed per year?
If there a limit on visits, how many have I used already?

What is my policy plan year (i.e., January to January or September to September)?
Do I need a referral or authorization in order to be seen for therapy or testing?
Will my insurance cover individual and group therapy are on the same day?
What is my copay amount per session?

"I love working somewhere where I am valued as a person and for my strengths. I love working with likeminded people that work to see the company grow and that also want each other to grow. Dr. Agnew help fosters the dreams of the people that work at AFBHS. The compassionate culture is something that drew me in."

-Danie Duron, MA, LPC, Lakeshore Clinical Director

"I love the balance of owning my own private practice, with the benefits of also being part of a collaborative team. We get to socialize, learn from, and brainstorm with a team of therapists who each bring something special to the table. Since this is an established practice, the details of billing, paperwork and finding referral sources are things I don’t need to worry about. Our support staff is wonderful. This is a black-owned, racially diverse therapy practice that meets the needs of our diverse clientele, which is immensely important in a diverse world. I love that AFBHS is an antiracist private practice. Lastly, this is a practice where we are invested in seeing each therapist grow a sustainable practice. In our meetings, we talk about what makes this work sustainable, we check in with one another, and we support one another. I have worked in a number of other practices over my career and have found that this is one of the most emotionally healthy places I have ever worked. I love it here. I think you might too." -Eric Nykamp, LMSW