William A. Brandner, MA, LPC, MDiv, MA, LPC, Counselor in Grand Rapids
There are 3 things that I have learned on my own journey. One is that we can't change other people, we can only change ourselves. Second, that everybody has issues, grief, disappointment, illness,hurt, confusion, failures, and all kinds of challenges to overcome. Third is that we can learn, change,and grow no matter what the situation. I offer competent & compassionate counseling for those who seek a more satisfying life. I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, American Counseling Association,National Board for Certified Counselors (see other credentials and professional certifications)
I am able to assist you with marriage, kids, parenting, depression/anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, and stress. I have been counseling, advising and mentoring people for over 35 years as a teacher, pastor, pastoral counselor, licensed professional counselor, school counselor, providing LLPC supervision.
My strengths come from clinical & personal experience, extensive training and personal passion. I lead support groups for Anxiety, Cancer and Grief. I am a Star Behavioral Heath Provider for Iraq & Afghanistan Vets deployed since 2001. If you are hurting, please call me. AETNA ,TRICARE, CAREBRIDGE, MERIDIAN, BCBS/Bluecare Newwork,also BDA-Morneau Employee assistance program
Call or Email William A. Brandner, MA, LPC for a free phone consultation now - (616) 710-4342


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Western Michigan University
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License No. and State: 6401007921 Michigan


  • Avg Cost (per session): $30 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BDA Morneau Shepell
  • Blue Care Network
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Carebridge Corporation
  • Health Net
  • Meridian
  • Star Behavioral Health
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 6401007921 State of Michigan
  • Membership: National Bd. for Certified Counselors, NACC, ACA/MA. LPC. Western Michigan U
  • Member Since: 2000

William A. Brandner, MA, LPC's Groups

Teen/Tween Divorce Support Group

This group is for kids who are coping with parental conflict, separation, divorce. Kids learn that their feelings are acceptable along with coping strategies.

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Pre-Marriage/Marriage Group

This group is for those contemplating marriage and/or those recently married who desire to support and strengthen their marital success and happiness. Use of a research based assessment used to pinpoint strengths and potential of each individual couple. Group format encourages sharing and interactive learning. Call for complete information.

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  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Veterans & Families

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Cancer
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Anxiety/Depression/PTSD
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Relational
  • Relationships


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017
William A. Brandner, MA, LPC, MDiv, MA, LPC, Counselor in Grand Rapids

William A. Brandner, MA, LPC

Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC