Family therapy services in 48884: Sheridan, MI. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 48884: Sheridan, MI. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Sheridan, 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, LPC, LLMFT
Family Therapist

Jonathan Mulder, PhD, LPC, LLMFT

Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist

4829 East Beltline Ave. NE, Suite 103, 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.

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.

Melinda Simon, Psy.D.
Family Therapist

Melinda Simon, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

5123 W. ST. Joseph HWY, Suite 103, Lansing, Michigan 48917 | 517 323-4099 ext. 111

Every family has its own unique interactive pattern. Parts of that pattern work well and bring people closer. Other parts can lead to misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and chronic conflict and emotional distress. My colleagues and I use what is called a systems approach to the treatment of families in distress. This is a collaboration between the therapist and all family members to identify and change patterns of communication that are destructive to the well-being and happiness of the individuals involved. The overall goal is to bring the family closer and to create an emotionally safe environment where love can flourish.


48884 is a zip code located in Montcalm County and part of Sheridan, Michigan. It has a land area of 60.851 square miles.  The population of 48884 is 4,427 people.