Family therapy services in 48850: Lakeview, MI. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 48850: Lakeview, MI. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Lakeview, Michigan.


Douglas Bentley, Ed.D. LP, LPC LMSW
Family Therapist

Douglas Bentley, Ed.D. LP, LPC LMSW

Licensed Psychologist, Counselor and Social Worker.

112 S Depot, Ionia, Michigan 48846 | 6165272619 6165709792

When doing family therapy it is important to recognize that the client is the family itself. To learn how the family functions and to adjust the system of family to increase the harmony among all the members. If an individual in the family has a mental health concern that needs to be treated separately that well be referred out to one of our therapists but the family system can have considerable effect on the emotional health of any person within the family.

Jonathan Mulder, PhD
Family Therapist

Jonathan Mulder, PhD

Licensed Professional Counselor

4829 East Beltline Ave. NE, Suite 303, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525 | 616-734-9417

I practice family therapy from an attachment perspective. Understanding how a family works and how the attachments function is a critical part of moving from a hurtful family to a family that is close and supportive. It takes work. Sometimes difficult discussions result in turning points within a family that allows them to move forward, grow closer, and build on the family's strengths.

Kerry Hart, LMFT
Family Therapist

Kerry Hart, LMFT

Couple and Family Therapist

4467 Cascade Rd SE Suite 4469A, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546 | 616-298-3169

Families tend to pass down problematic behaviors as well as positive behaviors, all of which eventually become family narratives. This process is not always clear and it can become difficult for parents to address the problem behaviors they see in their children while strengthening more positive behaviors. I can provide the tools for families to address these problems and strengthen the family as a whole. By weeding out the problem behaviors, we will be better able to nurture the positive, and create positive change within the family and its functioning. Alternatively I can help clients through separation, divorce, and family reunification depending on the need.

Mark Walstrom, L.P.C.
Family Therapist

Mark Walstrom, L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor

949 Wealthy St. SE, Suite # 207, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 | 616-222-9857

Helping families experience harmony and healthy connection is a priority of my practice. Effective communication is what resolves conflicts and builds relationships. Without effective communication as the foundation, all efforts to resolve family conflicts fall short and become only temporary bandaids. In my approach with families, I start with the primary caregivers to assess the degree of distress and begin the process of learning and practicing effective communication. Once the primary caregivers become effective communicators, the other family members learn by example. Effective communication helps each family member feel that they matter and creates a sense of collaboration.


48850 is a zip code located in Montcalm County and part of Lakeview, Michigan. It has a land area of 80.758 square miles.  The population of 48850 is 4,474 people.