Transform wounds into wisdom and pain into purpose
March 2020 Update: Telemedicine (therapy services over the telephone/ internet) are now a covered mental health benefit under most health insurance policies. Employers such as MSU, the State of Michigan, Michigan schools with Messa, Mclaren Hospital and Sparrow Hospital all cover telemedicine, just to name a few.
Due to a high demand for services, Telka is only 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: Therapy@Telkaarend-Ritter.com
People are often confused by Telka's name. The hyphenated last name does not help the confusion. Telka Arend-Ritter is a graduate of Michigan State University, who has been practicing psychotherapy in the Greater Lansing Area since 1985. She is the author of a brief, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral counseling 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.
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 contact her via email to request a return to brief, solution-focused teletherapy services.
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.
Please note that Telka's only offers teletherapy at this time. Telka's independent private practice is located adjacent to Michigan State University in a mixed use, commercial and residential building.
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.
Email is preferred method to contact Telka directly
1151 Michigan Avenue #110, Campus Village Center, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, United States
Office: 517 332 9310
12:00 pm – 04:00 pm