GUIDANCE & THERAPY
Healing happens in a glorious garden where CHRIST as a river of living water flows into four streams (Genesis 2:10, Psalm 46:4, John 4:13–14).
We believe the four streams of healing are:
CHURCH – corporate celebration and communion as the Bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:25–27).
COUNSEL – professional faith- based therapy and pastoral care (Proverbs 15:22).
COMMUNITY – doing life together as a Band of Brothers/Sisters (Acts 2:42-47).
CONTEMPLATION – prayer, scripture meditation before an Audience of One (Psalm 46:10).
Where these four streams converge and compliment each other, healing happens. To exempt one compromises the whole. We seek wholeness – the cure of sin through confession to Christ (I John 1:9) and the healing of shame through confession of story in a redemptive community in Christ (James 5:16).
Here are two local professionals and ministry allies that help men and women find home and healing in Christ in W. MI.
MATT KENNEY, MA LLPC
Journey Christian Counseling
I am a Professional Counselor currently pursuing full licensure, my passion is to lead men and women through seasons of transformative growth that enable them to live into their world with impact and to bring hope and healing to others.
As a former pastor, I have nearly 14 years of congregational care experience as well as extensive training in small group dynamics. In my work, I have led small groups of all kinds and developed a particular love for guiding wilderness retreats for men and fathers and sons. In addition, I have walked one-on-one with people through all kinds of personal and relational concerns, struggles and trauma— with particular interest in men’s issues, pre-marital and marriage counseling, freedom from sexual addictions and sexual abuse recovery. I also offer my expertise to a non-profit called Open Hearts Ministry, training lay people in how to better care for those who have suffered childhood trauma.
When I’m not counseling, leading a retreat, or helping with a training event, I enjoy fishing, camping with my wife and 3 kids, watching college and pro football, having coffee with a friend, or visiting one of Michigan’s great breweries.
KEVIN DeKAM, PLLC
Kevin DeKam Counseling
After several years of private practice counseling with the Fountain Hill Center in Grand Rapids, MI, then 2 years overseas serving as the first Administrator of the Esther School in Zambia, I have returned to my counseling practice, operating under my own name and in Byron Center, MI. I work with individuals, couples and families, specializing in treating trauma and working within relationships. As a father of 3 biological sons and an adopted daughter, I also work within families on father/son relationships and adoption and attachment issues, among other areas of interest.
All of that said, I often state my true specialty as “Therapy for Normal People” as most of my clients are very ordinary people facing some general or specific challenge, who recognize the benefit of seeking support from someone who can be objective toward their relationship or situation and, therefore, helpful.