It has been John’s privilege for more than 30 years to work with individuals and couples. As an approved member of the Gottman Relationship Checkup for couples, he specializes in relationship issues assisting couples in strengthening their relationship, often revitalizing their relationship after regrettable incidents.
Early in his career John designed the first long-term program in West Michigan for adults who, as children, were raised in families living with active addiction and/or other dysfunctions. He enhanced his expertise in working with co-occurring disorders during the ten years he served as clinical director for an adult inpatient substance abuse treatment program. He has provided training in the fields of anger management, substance abuse and family-related issues for mental health professionals and other community leaders.
When he is not in the office, he enjoys blowin’ the blues on his saxophone and being out in nature, often with camera in hand.