Hope Way Counseling

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Couples or marital conflict is rampant in our society.  So many of our culture's values are toxic to healthy, committed relationships.  I use best practices  methods of couples therapy to resolve conflict, rebuild trust and solidify lifelong commitments.

People change in three ways.  They  learn to think differently, to behave  differently or are pulled in new directions from the power of relationships.  Sometimes professional help is needed to bring about those changes which will heal our lives.

Spiritual Care 

Going it alone when you are under stress, grieving a loss,  enduring a chronic illness, adjusting to change or caring for a sick family member will take its' toll.  Find understanding, guidance, pastoral care, and  a listening heart at Hope Way.


    My name is Ken Nydam.  I was born and raised in the Boston area in a family of six. 

      I attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan after which I taught high school English for five years in Massachusetts.  Being called into Christian ministry, I attended Calvin Theological Seminary and served four churches in Michigan, Massachusetts and Colorado.  

        I subsequently earned a clinical degree at Salem State University in Boston, Massachusetts and have been working  as a clinical social worker since 2008.  I am now practicing as a licensed mental health therapist in my own agency after working at Northern Lakes Community Mental Health and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.  I have a counseling  office in Byron Center, Michigan and also offer services to people in Northern Michigan.  I live in Cadillac, MI with my wife Judy. 

      As a result of my pastoral experience and personal convictions I offer help in integrating a relationship with God into treatment. I believe that healing our spiritual lives in crucial to our wholeness and health. 

COUPLES counseling 


Who is the Counselor? 

Everyone is spiritual.  But for some, any spirit will do.  As a Christian counselor, I offer assistance in achieving inner growth for ones' spiritual life, integrating biblical truth and principles in addressing  existential  questions and in the treatment  of mental illness. My goal is to help you heal in body, soul and spirit.

Ken Nydam  M.Div, Th.M, LMSW

‚ÄčHope Way Counseling Services offers the people of the Grand Rapids  and Cadillac , Michigan communities individual and family therapy for mental illness and help in facing life's daily challenges.  I also provide marital/couples counseling as a trained Gottman therapist..                      231-942 8455