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.
Journey Christian Counseling
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. I currently serve as the Director of The Journey Christian Counseling, as well as on the pastoral staff at Crossroads Bible Church as the Director of Men’s Ministry, counseling and care.
As a pastor and counselor, I have spent the last 20 years of my life walking with people through all kinds of personal and relational concerns, struggles and trauma. I have particular experience and interest in men’s issues, freedom from sexual addictions and sexual abuse recovery. I have had the privilege of leading groups of all kinds and have developed a love for guiding wilderness retreats for men and fathers and sons. My hope is that you will find TJCC to be a clinically relevant, client-centered, and relational environment where you can meet God, and feel comfortable to be yourself and pursue healing in your story.
When I’m not working, I enjoy being in the outdoors camping and fishing, spending time with my wife and 3 kids, watching college and pro football, having coffee with a friend, or visiting one of Michigan’s great breweries.
West Michigan Wellness Group
Kevin DeKam started West Michigan Wellness Group out of his desire to see people healed of past hurts and reconciled in their relationships. He understands how unpredictable your life’s journey can be and makes it his mission every day to walk with people through their own stories, guiding them towards healing, growth, and reconciliation.
Seeing the “big picture” in your own story can be difficult, making it hard to know what steps to take to move forward. Through conversations focused on getting to know you, your goals, and your struggles, Kevin provides an objective perspective and offers guiding insight on how to move towards growth and healing. Whether you’re facing obstacles in your relationships, your organization, your own mental health, or anything in between, Kevin utilizes his unique foundational blocks of physiology, brain science, trauma, relationships, and spirituality to journey with you through your story.
When he’s not counseling individuals or coaching organizations, Kevin stays involved in his community, using his passion for counseling and people to serve on boards, in ministry programs, and with other mental health organizations. He and his wife, Tina, have been married since 2000 and have 4 kids. Their active family enjoys travel, water sports, camping, and experimenting with their small hobby farm.