Mark DeRuiter Client-Centered Therapist


Throughout life, we all face times when we may need someone to come alongside us to encourage and support healing.

Who I am

My Goal

Working together to build trust through open communication, my goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, safe environment to encourage healing and positive growth and change.

My Philosophy/What I Offer

I believe in a person-centered, compassionate approach to the therapeutic relationship.  Using evidenced based practices applied from a Christian perspective, I will work with you to achieve ongoing and permanent, positive change in your life and relationship.  Integrating a faith perspective into the counseling process is something that I think is important for healing.  Therapy can be difficult at times and you may be challenged or confronted with change in certain areas but the goal will always be positive personal growth and healing.

Areas of Focus

I Work with Individuals and families from children through adults, struggling with; Depression/Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Anger Management, Martial and Pre-marital relationships.


Depression & Anxiety


Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at times in our lives. Through the counseling process, skills and tolls will be provided that will help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 




Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful events and circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger as a result of those events. Coming alongside and providing a safe place to overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 




Marriage counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held both individually and as a couple and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.     

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Mark DeRuiter, MA, LPC, LLMFT

Restoration Center 115 W. West Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI

(269) 818-8585 or