Ronald DeVries

PhD, Licensed Psychologist

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Kalamazoo Clinic
1530 Nichols Road,
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Patient Ages

  • Adolescent
  • Adult

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. He earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Calvin College, and his Master’s in Theology and Doctoral in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Dr. DeVries 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.

Dr. DeVries participates with Faith Community Outreach, an initiative within Pine Rest that seeks to connect area clergy, churches, and ministries to services available from Pine Rest; as well as develop new services specifically designed to benefit the faith community.

Ronald DeVries participates in the Diversity Collective.

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.



  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Pregnancy and Postpartum)
  • Spiritual/Religious Issues

Articles By Ronald DeVries

How a Sense of Awe Reduces Stress and Makes Life Better

How a Sense of Awe Reduces Stress and Makes Life Better

Recent studies are showing that experiencing awe has amazing health benefits that include calming down the nervous system and relieving stress.

8 Tips for Coping with Cabin Fever

8 Tips for Coping with Cabin Fever

The following tips can help you counteract cabin fever and even enjoy what the winter season has to offer.

Is Your Stress Level Helping or Hurting You?

Is Your Stress Level Helping or Hurting You?

Some stress can be energizing and motivating, helping us to perform at our very best. Too much stress can negatively affect our bodies and our brains. The challenge for each of us is to find the perfect balance for our lives. Learn how to optimize...

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