About Developmental Enhancement
Behavioral Health

DE is a Behavioral Health Service Provider in West Michigan

We empower families on their journey through
behavioral, emotional, and developmental challenges.

Committed

We’re deeply committed to understanding and meeting the distinct needs of each child and family. We continually refine our treatments to ensure every child can make real and significant strides towards their fullest potential.

Compassionate

Compassion isn’t just a buzzword, it’s at the heart of everything we do. We approach each family with empathy, taking the time to understand the complexities of your child’s development and goals.

Comprehensive

DE offers comprehensive care that spans from initial assessments to ongoing therapy and support. Our wide-ranging services are designed to walk with you through every stage of the journey.

Why DE?

At DE Behavioral Health we choose to be set apart by our quality of service and our commitment to the family. Our team is an assurance that families are not alone, that their concerns are heard, and that there is a place where they can find understanding, support, and effective care. Over the decades we’ve built a reputation on consistently delivering compassionate, comprehensive care. We’re known for our deep understanding and personalized approach because we believe in empowering families, not just providing services. This is why families trust us through every step of their journey, from everyday challenges to complex developmental needs.

Meet the Team

The quality of our services at DE directly reflects the talent and dedication of our clinicians, behavior technicians, and administrative staff. We’ve assembled a group of professionals who are both deeply committed to our mission and exceptionally skilled in their specialties.

Psychologists

Andrew
Crisco

Licensed Psychologist

Annalise
Sikma

Limited Licensed Psychologist

Ben
Kennert

Licensed Psychologist

Erin
Barkow

Licensed Psychologist

Hilary
Stratton

Licensed Psychologist, Director of Mental Health Services

Janelle
Hart

Limited Licensed Psychologist

Mark
Laman

Licensed Psychologist, President

Trevor
Essique

Licensed Psychologist

Applied Behavior Analysis

Alisha
Sheetz

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Carley
Jewell

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Claire
Hayward

Qualified Behavioral Health Professional

Jacob
Stillson

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Jeremy
Walker

Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Director of ABA Services

Kristin
Velthouse

Qualified Behavior Health Professional

Krystal
Thorgaard

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Lanie
Nyboer

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst

Samantha
Thompson

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Sara
Gethin

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Clinical Social Workers & Professional Counselors

Angela
Welch

Licensed Professional Counselor

Jennifer
Hayden

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Joel
Bradley

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Administration

Acacia
Ritsema

Billing Assistant

Allison
Nelson

Educational Advisor for Trauma-Informed Communities

Heather
Kasza

Operations Manager

Janene Tarchinski

Business Manager, Billing Specialist

Jennifer
Bristow

Insurance & Authorization Coordinator

Josie
Getsinger

Human Resources Manager

Kendra
Abbott

Grand Rapids Receptionist

Kristen
Huffman

Billing Assistant

Lauren
Maher

Holland Receptionist

Rachel
Gutting

Human Resources Manager

At DE Behavioral Health, Our Approach is Rooted in Developmental Enhancement.

Whether addressing developmental differences, emotional concerns, or behavioral challenges, our assessments and treatments are carefully tailored to consider each child’s unique developmental stage. We are dedicated to promoting healthy development, ensuring that every child receives the specialized care they need to thrive.

Specialized

Our team specializes in developmentally-informed care for children and adolescents. This approach allows us to offer more targeted expertise than generalist providers.

Positive

Challenges are a normal part of development. We focus on promoting growth rather than just eliminating problems.

Collaborative

DE believes in a collaborative method, working closely with families and other professionals to create a supportive network around each child.

Local

As a Local provider rooted in West Michigan, DE is deeply connected to the community, understanding the specific needs and resources available to our families.

Ready to see the difference
the DE approach can make?

We invite you to partner with us and envision a new path forward for your family.