About

Sam sitting at his desk

I am a fully licensed psychologist who provides services to individuals and couples. I see
individual clients from late teens to all stages of adult life. My services for couples include
counseling for troubled marriages, encouragement toward enrichment and assistance
with “preventive maintenance” of marriage relationship. I work with premarital couples to help
them prepare well for marriage.

I offer Christ-centered, family-focused, hope-driven, solution-oriented professional care.
A biblical faith and worldview form the foundation from which I approach my life work.
Professional education and training provide the skills employed in that work.
Many years of professional experience –both hospital and outpatient–bring clarity, flexibility
and competence to that work. I work collaboratively with those seeking my services to achieve
and maintain desired change. I seek to walk with those seeking my services, working together to
develop necessary clarity about their situation and the course of action to alleviate suffering and
move forward in the desired direction to bring about growth and wholeness.

Degrees Earned

M.Div Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, VA
M.S.W. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Ph.D Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Credential

Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan

Work Experience

1984 to 2000 Providence Hospital, Behavioral Medicine
2000 to 2012 Christian Family Services, Director of Clinical Services
2012 to present Private Practice, Royal Oak, MI