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Clinical Counseling With A Christ-Centered Approach

African American Couple

Steve Pylkas



Steve’s goal is to help people overcome obstacles, manage their transitions and reach

their potential. Believing that beliefs and behaviors are shaped by interpersonal

relationships, Steve meets with individuals, couples and families to address a wide

range of serious clinical problems including depression and anxiety.

As with most marriage and family therapists, Steve works with each client to diagnose

the problem and put together a treatment plan to address the problem. Helping people develop more effective coping, communication and conflict-resolution

skills, he often counsels adult children of alcoholic families, step-families and married

couples. The skills learned and applied can impact work-related, social and dating

relationships as well.


Stephen has a Master of Theology (MTh) from Harding School of Theology in Memphis,

Tennessee. He has been counseling more than 30 years. He has been a Clinical Fellow

of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy since 1991, licensed in

Michigan as a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice since 2011. He and his

wife Pam will have been married for 40 years in 2019. They are empty-nesters with two

adult daughters and two grandchildren. Steve is currently the minister of the Shoreline

Church in Muskegon Heights.