Telka Arend-Ritter P.C., LMSW Solution-Focused Counseling Services

 Transform wounds into wisdom and pain into purpose 

Mental Health Teletherapy during times of Coronavirus

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Teletherapy Services During Coronavirus

May 2020 Update: Telemedicine (therapy services over the telephone/ internet) are   a covered mental health benefit under most health insurance policies.  A free emotional support phone line, 24/7 is available at 888-535-6136 press prompt 8. In response to the current medical crisis, Telka's tools and video recommendations  are available for self-help stress management or with the health care provider of your choice.

Telka is scheduling teletherapy services with current and former clients. If you have worked with Telka in the past 10 years, and would like to discuss services, contact her directly via email:

Telka Arend-Ritter LMSW

What is a "Telka"?

People are often confused by Telka's name.  The hyphenated last name does not help the confusion.  Telka Arend-Ritter, a graduate of Michigan State University,   has been practicing psychotherapy in the Greater Lansing Area since 1985. She is the author of a brief, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral therapy program designed specifically for the treatment of stress, depression, anxiety and problem relationships. Her self-help CBT workbook, Change Your Thoughts, Heal Your Life was approved as a 22 credit Social Work continuing education program in 2006. Her treatment approach blends neuroscience with practical and effective coping skills, mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and ACT. 

In 2007, after working 23 years in an outpatient mental health hospital, Telka and her psychologist husband established a successful private practice in East Lansing, Michigan. They have one adult daughter, also a Spartan.

Finding the Right Fit

Brief Solution- Focused CBT

Brief Solution- Focused CBT

Brief Solution- Focused CBT

1. Do you need tools to cope with stress? 

2. Would you like to learn how to manage painful feelings?

3. Do you worry too much? 

4. Are you a perfectionist?

5. Could you use more skills to deal with difficult people?  

6. Do you need help  making  

big decisions or life changes?

Yes answers to these questions  indicate Telka's tools may benefit you! Everyone is  welcome to use the resources on this website with the therapist of your choice.  The videos and workbook may assist you with creating a solution focused treatment plan with your health care provider. 

Telka's former clients are welcome to request a return to brief, solution-focused teletherapy services via email to  


Brief Solution- Focused CBT

Brief Solution- Focused CBT

 Telka is an "in-network" provider for Aetna*, ASR, Blue Cross Blue Shield*, Blue Care Network, Cigna*, Cofinity*, HAP, Health Plus, McLaren, and Messa,   *Specific plans may vary.
Please consult your specific policy for details about mental health coverage including your telemed benefit for mental health therapy over the phone.
Locate Telka Arend-Ritter LMSW in your provider directory using her NPI : 1013066067
Please note that because Telka's services are not specifically designed for geriatric or disability concerns, she is not a Medicare provider. 

Ingham County Medicaid recipients are directed to contact Community Mental Health.   


Brief Solution- Focused CBT


Please note that  due to the pandemic, Telka is only offering teletherapy at this time. Telka's independent private practice  is located adjacent to Michigan State University in a mixed use, commercial and residential building.

The Campus Village Center,

1151 Michigan Avenue, Office #110 

East Lansing Michigan 48823

is just minutes from downtown Lansing, and  easy access from both U.S. 127 and I496. 

Signage for her office is located on the front of the building, facing Michigan Ave. with the entrance  located  behind the building. Client parking is located in the adjacent parking ramp in spaces marked "client".    2 hour parking is allowed on the East side of Reniger Ct.   

Telka's office location map and parking directions

Contact Telka via Email

Email is preferred method to contact Telka directly

Telka Arend-Ritter LMSW ACSW

1151 Michigan Avenue #110, Campus Village Center, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, United States

Office: 517 332 9310

Hours by appointment only, no walk-ins

Open today

10:00 am – 04:00 pm