Ronald J. DeVries, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

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Ronald J. DeVries, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Ronald J. DeVries, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. DeVries is a Fully Licensed Psychologist working at Pine Rest. Prior to moving to West Michigan in 2010, he worked as a psychologist in various clinical settings for 14 years in the greater metropolitan Seattle, WA area.

He completed his internship training at the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center Outpatient Clinic approved by the American Psychological Association. Dr. DeVries earned his Bachelor in Psychology from Calvin College. He earned both his Master in Theology and his Doctoral in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

He works with adults and adolescents. His primary areas of expertise include depression (mood disorders), anxiety including medicine/health psychology. Additionally, he has a strong interest in grief and loss, forgiveness, shame and guilt, recovery issues related to substance abuse, and adoption/foster families.

Faith Statement

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 3:3-4.

Daily, I am reminded of these compelling words spoken by Jesus in his masterful Sermon on the Mount. I consider myself blessed with a wonderful privilege and honor to work with those in our community who are hurting, broken, and in need of comfort. Life is unfortunately full of tragic stories of those who are poor in spirit.

As a psychologist, I have a clinical responsibility to provide support, guidance, and encouragement to the teenagers, the adults, the married couples, and the families who sit in my office. As a Christian, I have the honor to be inspired by the Holy Spirit to provide hope and healing for these same people.

During my career, I have witnessed numerous individuals who have been blessed by the healing hand of God. I am humbled by the privilege and by the honor to walk with those who tackle the trials of today. Often in the darkest hour of our lives, we feel persecuted by the pain of living. Jesus reminds us that in our persecution, our faith allows us to be blessed by a peace that flows from the kingdom of heaven.


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Couple / Marital Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mood Disorders (Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Spiritual / Religious Issues

Patient Ages

  • Adolescent
  • Adult


  • Kalamazoo

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