Brian Mulder is a therapist who works with individuals, groups, and couples. While working with clients dealing with a wide range of concerns (anxiety, spiritual confusion, relationship struggles, depression, problematic substance use, a sense of meaninglessness, life transitions, trauma, …), Brian strives to listen deeply to his clients while accompanying them on their journey towards wholeness. He believes that a therapeutic conversation is a sacred space and strives to enter into his clients’ reality with them.
During his career path headed towards counseling, Brian has worked as a teacher, community youth worker, artist, and builder. Brian spent the first decade of his professional life working with churches, schools, and community organizations serving teens, young adults, and families in Holland, MI. Following this work, Brian went on to pursue creative endeavors, starting a small business doing custom woodwork, writing and recording music, and touring the U.S. and Europe while performing intimate living room concert series. One of his recent musical projects, an album titled Qualiå, offers the listener a meditative, ambient soundtrack to encourage their inner journey and contemplation. He has pursued pilgrimage-like adventures, crossing the United States on a bicycle and traversing the breadth of Michigan and Spain on foot. Brian has also worked teaching music lessons and painting houses.
This varied background has broadened Brian’s perspective on human experience, spirituality, and the range of what it may look like to live a meaningful and healthy life. The common strand that runs through his past work is a desire to connect deeply with people and walk alongside them as they move towards healing and health. Brian utilizes a holistic and eclectic approach to counseling, informed by an existential framework that puts the client’s experiences and search for meaning at the forefront of therapy while incorporating mindfulness practices, trauma-informed care, and creativity into the therapeutic relationship. He seeks to not only help his clients to reduce symptoms, but to assist them in harnessing challenges as an opportunity to build an increased sense of self, connection, and meaning.
Brian currently leads a Transformations Toward A Healthy Sexuality men’s group with The Men’s Resource Center. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University and his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Education from Hope College. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and is an EMDR trained clinician.
Sliding scale fees available
No Insurance accepted
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Brian Mulder Information
- 534 Fountain St NE,
- Phone Number:
- (616) 456-1178
- MA, LLPC