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A good marriage counselor is hard to find. Ken Whittium is biased and babbles ad nauseum about his “perfect” marriage. Ladies, if you want to be right, he can kick your husband around as well as any hard-core feminist he competes with. If you want to save your marriage, do what we did and find someone competent.Dec 28, 2017Ken W.'s reply
Dear anonymous, Clients often seek out a therapist because they're having a hard time changing their mindset or seeing things differently. Couples in particular are often entrenched in their thinking, feeling and behaving and need the outside perspective that a counselor can bring to help them see what they haven't been able to see on their own. The counselor then takes risks to probe, prod, challenge and confront the client to consider their faulty belief systems, negative thinking styles, the insensitivity of their interpersonal style and resulting destructive interpersonal behavior. This often brings about 'aha' moments or realizations for the client, but it can also result in denial, defensiveness and even stronger resistance. In either case however the client is quite aware that the counselor is on their side - that he's for them, not against them. I'm sorry if that was not clear in your situation. As the therapist, I am always trying to help you achieve your goals for counseling, not my goals. Also, my marriage isn't perfect either, but I do find that sometimes couples want to know what it could look like or how other couples do it. They want ideas that might work for them. That's the only time I share about my own marriage. Final thought. You can usually tell in the first couple of sessions whether you and your counselor are a good fit. If not, you just politely end the counseling relationship and seek another therapist - not attempt to discredit the therapist and ruin his business 3 years later.
Services still in progress. Ken is professional and he made us feel comfortable. We are happy with the service we’ve received.Oct 29, 2017Verified
We have had 2 sessions so far and are getting out of it what we had hoped. We like the style used in the sessions and would recommend Ken to others.May 8, 2017Verified
We are still in active couple counseling, but we both truly appreciate Ken's approach and experience he uses throughout the sessions. He does a great job teaching, coaching, and explaining the process of building better relationships and personal foundation.Mar 15, 2017Verified
Ken is exceptional. Very compassionate and understanding. Makes you feel extremely comfortable. Would recommend him for anyone that is going through a difficult time.Nov 20, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I do a lot of work with clients who elect to use their insurance. I'm credentialed with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network. About 50% of my clients do not have a copay due at the time of the session. However, copays can range from $15-30 per session. Private pay sessions are $75 each.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Several things occur in the very first session. It involves basic introductions between the client and myself, the client sharing their concern, and my feedback to them regarding my intended therapeutic process towards helping them meet their goals for therapy. Most clients experience at least a little anxiety about the initial process so I always try to make them feel comfortable by keeping the interaction less clinical and more relaxed and casual. It basically feels like a conversation.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My BA in Business was pursued at Grand Valley State University and my MA in Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary. In my internships I served as a group facilitator for Domestic Violence offenders at Dominion Family Services. I also developed an anger management group program for Life Challenge in Detroit. I have been trained in the PREPARE/ENRICH marital and premarital inventories and also have training in social anxiety, anger management and domestic violence. I also have more than 20 years experience as a pastoral counselor within the church setting.