Ted Wohlford, LLMFT, LLPC

Ted Wohlford

Ted aims to provide a variety of counseling services to men, women, couples, adolescents, and families of all backgrounds. He bases his counseling philosophy on the belief that people are wired for relationships and their upbringing, family, spirituality, friends, and abilities shape the story of their lives. His hope is to help clients accomplish their goals in a way that is consistent with their own values and beliefs.

Counseling is a process that can involve both risks and benefits and assumes that everyone has aspects of their life they can change to increase the quality of their life. Counseling can lead to healing and transformation that can include reduced distress, reigniting passion, improving relationships, coping with pain, and discovering insight and clarity to meaning and purpose. Ted encourages you to join him in therapy with authenticity, courage, and self-love. There are no guarantees for the outcome of therapy; however, investing yourself in therapy and taking an active part in change can often produce greater results in the long run.

Fountain Hill Center Main Office
534 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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(616) 456-1178 | Contact Ted

Issues:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Identity Formation
  • Immigration
  • Intimacy and Relationships
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Men’s Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting Support
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management/Coping
  • Video Game and Internet Addiction

Special Services:

  • Couples Counseling: What encompasses a fulfilling relationship? Incorporating Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy, Ted helps couples identify their traps, disrupt negative behavioral cycles, and repair attachment wounds with partners, creating trust and intimacy.
  • Men’s Issues: Currently the masculine soul is overwhelmed with many conflicting ideas of what it means to be a man. Often these ideas sacrifice relational identities such as being a nurturing father, a loving spouse, and an emotionally connected, caring friend. These issues are dear to Ted as he has witnessed and experienced the repercussions of distorted identity. Distortions can create issues with addiction, sexuality, anger, vocational disappointment, and relational failure. The good news is that through counseling, men can reclaim their story, and rediscovering the possibility of sharing the gift of their true selves with others.
  • Sexuality: Identity is grounded in sexuality. Often sexual concerns can impact relationships with partners. This can lead to embarrassment, sexual dissatisfaction, and withdrawal. Ted helps individuals explore these concerns in a compassionate, nonjudgmental environment.
  • Coping Skills: Often people develop certain coping skills to manage their lives and sometimes they stop working, or create other issues. Counseling can aid in the challenging task of addressing these issues and changing behavior.

Ted received his Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Western Michigan University and is a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Limited Licensed Professional Counselor. Prior to attending Western Michigan University, Ted discerned a vocation to the priesthood and attended seminary for two years in Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theology from Aquinas College. Ted is a husband and father who has recently worked for Hope Network providing vocational training and life skills and continues to provide crisis support for many colleges and community resources through the private sector. Learn more about Ted and his approach here.

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