Professionally Licensed Counseling  
  from a Christian World and Life Perspective  

Taking steps toward wholeness and balanced living is necessary for enjoyment and fulfillment in life

We are excited to announce that two more Counselors
have j
oined the Hoxworth Counseling practice 

Steve Bristol LLMSW and Evan C. Wisner LLMSW


Our many specialized services now include:
TF-CBT Therapy, DBT Therapy, (TIP) Counseling,

Child Play Therapy (4+yrs old), and Military/Veteran Counseling

Bret Hoxworth MA, LLP

Bret is a Master's Level Psychologist with over 20 years of empathetic counseling experience in the mental health field, including church-based pastoral care.

His passion is to help those who are hurting or broken to be restored to a healthier and fuller self-esteem, and/or equip them to make healthier and more balanced connections with others in their lives.

Bret and Steve form an effective team in helping children find healing in their spirits, souls, and bodies from trauma and complex-trauma experiences that have wounded or devastated them in profound ways.

Bret counsels individuals, couples, children 8 yr+, families, and groups.
He also specializes in EMDR Treatment and the Spaced Retrieval Technique

Bret is certified to accept
VA CCN insurance (VA Community Care Network - Optum)

Steve Bristol LLMSW

Steve provides support and compassionate counseling and care to individuals, couples, and families facing life challenging crises or illness with a heart of sincere concern. He is passionate about helping hurting people overcome life challenges, developing healthy life skills, and resolving conflict.


Steve has trauma therapy experience in working with adolescents 12-17 yrs old primarily using TF-CBT (a type of cognitive behavioral therapy), and Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

He also has experience with Trauma-Informed Parenting (TIP) counseling to support parents of traumatized children/adolescents.

Evan C. Wisner LLMSW

Evan is a dedicated Social Work professional with an array of professional knowledge and experience. He is passionate about working with and providing services to vulnerable populations within a diverse range of out-patient and in-patient settings. 


He also specializes in Military / Veteran Treatment Counseling

Evan is certified to accept VA CCN insurance (VA Community Care Network - Optum)

Overview of Our Services

Faith-Based or Secular Counseling

Individual Counseling

Helping individuals

with a variety of 

mental health issues

Couples Counseling

Helping couples resolve conflicts

and restore healthy relationships

Family and Group Counseling

Helping people with family and non-family relationship issues 

Specialized Counseling

  • Abandonment

  • Abuse Issues

  • Addictions (Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling, Sexual)

  • Addictive Behaviors

  • ADHD

  • Adolescent Issues

  • Aging/Memory Issues

  • Anger Issues

  • Career Issues

  • Childhood Issues

  • Church/Group Mediation

  • Control Issues

  • Coping Skills

  • Disorders (Anxiety, Depressive, Eating, Mood)

  • Divorce Issues

  • Financial Stressors

  • Grief and Loss

  • Insomnia

  • Marital and Premarital Counseling

  • Obsession and Compulsive Behaviors

  • Panic Attacks

  • Parent/Child/Family Conflicts

  • Parenting Skills

  • Phantom Pain

  • Phobias (Overcoming)

  • PTSD

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • Self Mutilation/Cutting

  • Separation/Divorce

  • Spiritual Issues

  • Step-Parenting Issues

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma and Complex-Trauma issues

  • Trust Issues

Child/Adolescent Counseling

Helping children/adolescents who have experienced life-altering circumstances resulting in emotional problems

Treatment Approaches

  • Attachment Based

  • Bowenian

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Eclectic

  • EFT

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Family/Marital

  • Insight Oriented Treatment

  • Psychodynamic

  • Relationship Therapy

  • Spaced-Retrieval Technique

  • Structural

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT)

  • Trauma-Informed Parenting (TIP)

Military / Veteran Counseling

Helping those with PTSD

and other war-related emotional issues

Relationship Assessment & Treatment Methods

  • Needs Dialogue

  • Prepare/Enrich

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Helping those who suffer from traumatic or significant negative events to overcome the power of their past

The Spaced Retrieval Technique

Helping those with various memory issues

4695 N M37 Hwy, Ste. A, Middleville, MI 49333

Phone: 269-205-2402

Fax: 269-205-2728


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