Ted Wohlford, MA, LPC, LLMFT

Ted Wohlford

Ted is currently transitioning his private practice to Thornapple Counseling in Caledonia near M37 and 100th St. During this time he is still utilizing space at Fountain Hill Center to see some clients in the evenings. Feel free to contact him through email at twohlford@fountainhillcenter.com.

Ted provides specialized mental health services to clients of all backgrounds and is licensed to work with couples and families as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). He bases his counseling philosophy on Attachment Theory, that people are wired for connection and their relationships shape the story of their lives. His hope is to help clients accomplish their goals utilizing evidence-based practices to maximize success in and outside of session in a way that is consistent with their values and beliefs. Many mental health professionals provide services to couples and families; MFTs guarantee the required education and experience to effectively deal with issues involving multiple people.

Counseling is a process that can involve both risk and benefits. Counseling can lead to healing and transformation that can include reducing distress, reigniting passion, improving relationships, coping with pain, managing addictions, and discovering insight to meaning and purpose. Change is challenging, and there are no guarantees for outcome; however, investing in oneself is a great path towards happiness.

Some of the therapeutic approaches Ted uses include:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Client-Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential/Experiential
  • Integrative Problem Centered Therapy (IPCT)
  • Structural and Strategic Family Therapy


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

Special Services:

  • Couples Counseling: What do people seek in a romantic relationship? A secure bond that builds an intimate partnership where vulnerabilities can be shared, validated, and supported. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Ted helps couples identify their traps, disrupt negative behavioral cycles, and repair attachment wounds with partners, creating deep trust and intimacy. Decades of research confirms that EFT is one of the most effective approaches to creating satisfying, long-term change with couples.
  • Men’s Issues: There are many conflicting ideas of what it means to be a man. Often these ideas exaggerate certain characteristics at the expense of 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 that Randy Flood and Charlie Donaldson have identified as Mascupathy. Distortions can create issues with sexuality, anger, vocational disappointment, and loss of connection. The good news is that through counseling, men can reclaim their story and rediscover what it means to be emotionally invested and connected with others.
  • 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.

Ted received his Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Western Michigan University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Ted 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 and life skills training. Prior to joining The Fountain Hill Center, Ted provided crisis support, doing risk assessments and counseling for university students and community members struggling with thoughts of suicide, addiction, and abuse. The goal of these interventions was to reduce hospitalizations, allowing individuals to connect with less restrictive support in the community.

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