Mars Hill


Looking for a counselor? We have a number of licensed counselors who are a part of the Mars Hill community. Please review their areas of practice and information below, or if you’d like to speak with our Congregational Care Pastor to talk about your particular situation and receive a recommendation for a counselor who might best fit your needs, please call us at 616.249.3337 or email

Patricia Baer, LMSW, ACSW

36 West 8th Street, Ste. 250, Holland, MI 49424
fax: 616.298.8776

Insurance Providers: Aetna, Cofinity, Magellan, Physicians Care, most Blue Cross/Blue Shield policies, Blue Care Network, as well as many others.

Areas of Practice: Anxiety and depression, grief and loss, trauma issues, eating disorders, couples and premarital counseling, couple’s counseling.

David Burke, LPC

4301 Canal Street, Suite M, Grandville, MI 49418

Insurance Providers: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Physicians Care, Priority Health, Cofinity, and others. Please inquire.

Areas of Practice: Anxiety, anger management, sexual addictions, spiritual issues, relationship problems, sexuality, premarital counseling, couple’s counseling, understanding your identity.

Steven Kreitzer, MDiv, LPC

300 S State Street, Suite 13, Zeeland, MI 49464

Insurance Providers: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna.

Areas of Practice: Couple’s counseling, parenting, pre-marital, anxiety disorders, depression, phobias, OCD, teens, sexual addictions, anger management.

Scott McKnight, LMSW, MBA

thethirdchair, 648 Monroe Ave, Suite 216, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Cost: Works with each client’s financial situation, offering discounted rates for college students.

Areas of Practice: Counseling center devoted entirely to the issues/struggles of young adults—primarily high school students, college, and post college. Issues including anxiety, depression, self-injury, sexual abuse [trauma], relationship issues/boundaries, pre-marital, and couple’s counseling.

Vicki Nelson Smeby, MA LLP LLC

4519 Cascade Road SE, Building 2, Suite 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
fax: 616.942.9490

Insurance Providers: Accepts majority of insurances; BCBS out-of-network benefits. Out of state plans may be in-network, and also some MI plans may be in-network. Please contact Sonya at or 616.364.3301.

Areas of Practice: Recovery from Couple Disconnection, Depression, Anxiety, Addictions: substance and others; Expertise in identifying mood disorders; Bi-polar diagnosis missed on average of 18 years and there is hope for healing and stability. Relationship therapy to understand and communicate feelings and needs effectively, learn mutual dependency vs. codependency. Identifying Pathological Partners. Healing from Spiritual Detours.

Bryan Nixon, LPC

1324 Lake Dr. SE Suite #4, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Insurance Providers: Priority Health, Aetna, Cofinity

Areas of Practice: Anxiety & Stress, Spiritual Matters, Relationships, Depression, Transitions, Couple’s Counseling, Abuse, Self-Esteem, Pre-marital Counsel, Sexual Concerns

Tom Stewart, MA LLP

3380 Fairlanes Avenue, Suite 4, Grandville, MI 49418

Insurance Providers: Working to accept most insurance companies. Please inquire. Sliding scale available for those without coverage.

Areas of Practice: Anxiety, Depression, Intimacy, Sexual Addiction, Low Sex/No Sex Relationships, Sexual Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents, Sexual Abuse/Trauma Recovery, Family Discord, Parenting the Difficult Child.

Carissa Woodwyk, MA LPC LMFT

3185 Corporate Grove Dr, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Insurance Providers: Does not take insurance, but does work with individuals with financial needs to make it affordable.

Areas of Practice: Marriage and family, premarital, adoption/relinquishment and identity issues, relationship issues, healthy boundaries, and inner healing work.

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