Therapists

Browse these pages to get to know our counselors and therapists in Grand Rapids and New Era. To ask questions or schedule an appointment, please call (616) 456-1178. Our support staff can also assist you in selecting the therapist that is right for you based on issues, insurance, and other preferences.

  • Al Heystek, MA, LPC, MDiv

    Al Heystek

    Al is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an ordained clergy person. He has been a therapist with the Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan at Fountain Hill since 2002. Al’s history prior to coming to Fountain Hill includes work as a school counselor, being on an urban… continue reading Al Heystek, MA, LPC, MDiv

  • Amy Van Gunst, M.Div, MA, LPC

    Amy Van Gunst

    Amy Van Gunst has been the Executive Coordinator of the Fountain Hill Center since 1994. She has the kind of experience, both in life and with clients, that allows her to help individuals and couples deal with a wide range of issues. She works with… continue reading Amy Van Gunst, M.Div, MA, LPC

  • Ben Burgess, MA, LLP

    Ben Burgess

    Ben Burgess is a Limited Licensed Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Psychology from Western Michigan University. Since 2006, his primary focus has been on providing services to individuals and families experiencing high-conflict divorce and separations. Ben provides comprehensive evaluations that help individuals, families, and… continue reading Ben Burgess, MA, LLP

  • Blake Kooi, MA, LPC

    Blake Kooi

    Blake utilizes time-tested therapeutic techniques alongside research-based innovations to create a dynamic and engaging therapeutic experience. At the bottom of our struggles is a search for meaning—Blake helps individuals and couples overcome, grow, and develop a narrative of themselves that they can be proud of. Fountain… continue reading Blake Kooi, MA, LPC

  • Jennifer Flanders, LMSW

    Jennifer Flanders

    Jennifer Flanders received her Master of Social Work degree from Grand Valley State University in 2014. She then spent four years at InterAct of Michigan, first as a therapist in Assertive Community Treatment, an intensive outpatient treatment program for those experiencing persistent and chronic mental… continue reading Jennifer Flanders, LMSW

  • Jessica Gladden, LMSW, PhD

    Jessica Gladden

    Jessica Gladden received her Masters in Social Work from Grand Valley State University in 2003 and her PhD in social work from Michigan State University in 2012. She has spent most of her career working with survivors with a history of trauma from sexual assault,… continue reading Jessica Gladden, LMSW, PhD

  • Kimber Decker, MA, LLPC, NCC

    Kimber Decker

    Kimber Decker provides services to individuals, couples, and groups. He utilizes an integrated therapeutic process designed to address each client’s issues on an individualized, holistic basis. Clients experience unconditional acceptance in an environment where they are able to gain self-awareness and understanding, and develop the… continue reading Kimber Decker, MA, LLPC, NCC

  • Leigh Ellis, MA, LLPC

    Leigh Ellis

    Leigh Ellis received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Michigan University in April of 2018. She completed her internship at the Fountain Hill Center that same month and her bridging in September of 2017. Counseling is Leigh’s passion, and particularly, removing… continue reading Leigh Ellis, MA, LLPC

  • Lesley Menhart, LMSW, CAADC

    Lesley Menhart

    In Lesley Menhart’s office, clients experience a strengths-based approach to healing. Everyone has a strength. Lesley works with clients to find their strengths and discover an approach that will build from those strengths to best meet their own particular needs. Lesley offers a variety of… continue reading Lesley Menhart, LMSW, CAADC

  • Mariann Eschenburg, LMSW

    Mariann Eschenburg

    Mariann Eschenburg is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s degree from Western Michigan University. She has been providing therapeutic services to individuals and families for the past 20 years. Her scope of interest centers around working with families, couples, and women. However, she… continue reading Mariann Eschenburg, LMSW

  • Otha Brown, LMSW, CAADC

    Otha Brown

    My social work practice includes work with men from a wide range of economic levels, lifestyles, diverse culture, ethnic, and racial groups.  My goal is to give clients access to service that is respectful, clinically helpful towards recovery, and assists with discovering healthy relationships.  … continue reading Otha Brown, LMSW, CAADC

  • Randy Flood, MA, LLP

    Randy Flood

    Randy Flood is credentialed as a Limited Licensed Psychologist and holds an MA in Counseling Psychology. He has provided specialized evaluation and counseling services for men since 1992. He joined The Fountain Hill Center in 2000 and also serves as Director of the Men’s Resource Center… continue reading Randy Flood, MA, LLP

  • Tacia Knoper, MS, LPC

    Tacia Knoper

    Tacia Knoper is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been involved in a wide range of counseling experiences both individually and in collaboration with others in the human services field, making it possible to offer a unique therapeutic experience for each client.   Fountain Hill… continue reading Tacia Knoper, MS, LPC

  • Tracy Thompson, MA, LPC

    Tracy Thompson

    Tracy Thompson is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Trevecca Nazarene University and received her Masters degree in Community Counseling from Western Michigan University. Much of her experience has come from working with children and adolescents in… continue reading Tracy Thompson, MA, LPC