Dr. James Van Haren, MD

Psychiatry  |  
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Age 63
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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.

2716 E Paris Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Contact Information

(616) 975-0700

Dr. James Van Haren, MD

Dr. James Van Haren, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Humana

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Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
very high
more than 99% of peers
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Marijuana Addiction
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

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
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Depersonalization Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant 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
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Mi State Univ Coll Human Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • McGill U Royal Victoria Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Montreal Chldns Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Montreal Jewish Genl Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Royal Victoria Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Van Haren has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Van Haren's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Van Haren to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Van Haren's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Caledonia, MI |
Love how direct and astute he is... doesn't buy and BS. If you are not ready to help yourself and see inside yourself, he won't do it for you. Speaks the truth... in a brash manner sometimes, but some need more than a hand-holder. Knows his diagnoses and meds. Up on the latest ones as well. Something should be said other than $ for a man who works seven days a week between Forest View and private practice. Never really takes new patients tho. Been w/ him for 9 years. Ugggh - terrible staff
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.
Grand Rapids, MI |
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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Dr. Van Haren accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO

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