Dr. James Van Haren, MD


Psychiatry | Male

2716 E Paris Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 Get Directions
Dr. James Van Haren, MD

Dr. James Van Haren, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Grand Rapids, Mi |
Van Haren has the Rudest receptionist in Grand Rapids. He doesn't run much of an outpatient practice, so you likely won't get in to see him. Then you will have to pay cash and submit paperwork for your insurance as he does not do this. Best to just start with another psychiatrist somewhere else, he isn't worth the hassle.
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Absolutely the best psychiatrist that you will find in grand rapids. I was in forest view as an inpatient for 2 weeks and partial for about 3 weeks back in 2015. I was admitted because of a suicide attempt making this my first time ever being hospitalized. I received remarkable help from Dr. Van Haren and his nurse Marjorie who worked with me to get my life back on track. He does a very great job at being stern and truthful but still caring and having compassion for his patients.
Dr. Van Haren is a lifesaver. He spent the time getting to know my personal situation and is very comprehensive when it comes to treatment. He makes me feel comfortable in the office, and he is overall a very caring, understanding person. Doctors can be judgmental sometimes, but I have never experienced that with Dr. Van Haren. He's an amazing doctor and I would recommend him any day of the week.
Van Haren was the worst 'psychiatrist' I have ever had. He was supposed to help me with my eating disorder, but all his practices ended up being more harmful than anything else. He is non compassionate, undereducated, and downright mean. When I switched to a new doctor I finally was able to get to recovery. All Van Haren ever did was cause me mental truama, and pump me with meds(THAT DIDNT EVEN HELP ME.) All he cares about is money. NOT HIS PATIENTS. He should not be allowed to treat anyone.
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  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


  • Medical School
    Mi State Univ Coll Human Med

    Graduated in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    McGill U Royal Victoria Hosp

    Completed in 1986

    Montreal Chldns Hosp

    Completed in 1988

    Montreal Jewish Genl Hosp

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Royal Victoria Hospital

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

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