Transform pain into purpose,
wounds into wisdom
inspire others to do the same.
Questions? Email Telka at Therapy@TelkaArend-Ritter.com
2021 Update: Telka's services are now exclusively all Telemedicine. (Brief, solution-focused therapy services over the telephone).
2021 Bio update: Pronouns: She, her, hers. Telka has been serving the mental health needs of the Greater Lansing Community since 1985. Telka's brief, solution-focused, cognitive processing, cognitive-behavioral treatment model was designed specifically for stress, depression, anxiety and problem relationships. In 2006 her 11 week program was approved as 22 credits in Social Work continuing education. Telka's approach blends neuroscience with practical and effective coping skills, mindfulness, CBT, CPT, DBT, and ACT.
In 2007, after working 23 years at St. Lawrence/Sparrow hospital outpatient mental health, Telka established a successful private practice with her spouse, also a mental health professional. They have one adult daughter and two French Bulldog grand-pups.
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 their choice. Telka's former clients are welcome to request a return to brief, solution-focused teletherapy services via email to Therapy@TelkaArend-Ritter.com
Telka is an "in-network" provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield*, Blue Care Network, Cigna*, Cofinity*, HAP, Health Plus, McLaren, Messa, PHP and SPN, *Specific plans may vary.
Please consult your mental health policy for details about 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.
Summer 2021 update: Children under age 12 are not eligible for vaccinations at this time. They remain at risk of contracting and spreading this deadly virus. Vaccinated adults make the world a safer place for our children. Thank you for vaccination!
Resources on this website are offered to assist with the growing mental health needs of our community.
Telka's tools, resources and recommendations are not a substitute for mental health treatment or intended to be used as medical care. This site is not intended to diagnose or treat psychiatric or medical conditions. Always consult your own health care professional for the treatment of mental illness.
Report to the nearest emergency room when you have a mental health emergency. Telka does not offer emergency services or crisis intervention. Telka is not a physician, does not prescribe medication.