Peter Newhouse, PhD, LMSW, ACSW, is the founder and director of the Winning At Home Family Wellness Center. Leading since 2002, his staff has grown to seven counselors and three administrative staff who serve over 400 clients per month.
Since 1993, Dr. Newhouse has built and maintains a successful practice counseling individuals, couples, and families. Drawing from his broad range of expertise in private practice and leadership development, Dr. Newhouse offers sound principles for everyday living that guide people toward winning outcomes. As an expert in the field of human relations, he enjoys providing practical solutions for communication/conflict management, depression anxiety, anger management, pastoral /missionary care, marriage/premarital and a variety of other relationship topics.
Additionally, Dr. Newhouse has developed the Winning At Home Corporate Wellness Program giving him and other licensed professional staff the opportunity to be on-site at local businesses. Coaching and assisting management teams over 100 hours per month, he helps direct organizations to maximize productivity and corporate function. Using his expertise, Dr. Newhouse provides management/employee trainings, team building exercises, counseling services, and crisis management along with a variety of other services. He brings a unique perspective to the business world through working in both the private and corporate settings.
Dr. Newhouse’s passion for impacting a wide variety of people groups around the world has led him to travel to several countries. He counsels and speaks at a variety of international missions’ conferences on topics ranging from successful leadership to personal growth, relationships, parenting, and spirituality.
He is co-author of The Necessary Nine. Released in 2007, this book outlines the nine principles that can bring happiness and longevity to a couples’ relationship. He created the Necessary Nine Marriage Assessment and the Necessary Nine Premarital Assessment. These tools have been helpful in assisting couples in a variety of cultures build healthy relationships. He also co-authored four recently-released books, Stay Married for Life, Marriage Rendezvous, Two to One and Leaving a Legacy. These devotional books encourage couples to incorporate scripture and prayer as they address real-life issues in their marriage.
Residing in West Michigan, Dr. Newhouse and his wife, Shawn, have three children. They enjoy spending time playing, talking, and laughing together. Peter and Shawn have been married since 1991 and continue to grow and nurture their relationship. Shawn is a business professor at a local Christian college where she enjoys teaching and mentoring students.