Ryan Jaarsma, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist

Ryan is passionate about seeing how the Lord can bring healing through the therapeutic process in his clients’ lives. He actively prays for clients and looks for sensitive ways to invite spiritual themes into the therapy hour. His therapeutic approach is one of integrating Christian thought and the discernment of the Holy Spirit with that of cognitive-behavioral tools in psychology. His influences include Christian Psychologists McMinn, Cloud, Townsend, Stan Jones, and Ed Shafranske.

Ryan states, “I love working with individuals and families especially to help bring healing and improved patterns of communication. I will listen to you (and your family member), try to understand your situation, and make suggestions to help you grow, gain insight, and feel better. Effective therapy is a collaborative enterprise and a mixture of support and challenge. I look forward to meeting you and working together.”

For information about Ryan’s professional background and training click here. Ryan can be reached at the Southwest Clinic of Pine Rest by calling (616) 222-3700.

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