Chase Hoekwater, MA, LLPC
Areas of Focus:
• Life Transitions
• Spiritual/Faith Journey
• Young Adult
Chase is a graduate of Calvin College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology. He completed his master’s degree in counseling at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a focus in family and youth counseling. Through his experience as a youth group leader and educator as well as a care provider in the adolescent unit at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, he has seen first-hand the many challenges that children and teens face, including peer-pressure, anxiety and doubt.
Chase enjoys the process of learning what makes each individual “tick” as well as sharing in the fun and joys that are experienced by this particular age group. He understands the importance of sharing a good laugh and how relevant it is to the process of healing.
Chase understands that pain, sadness, and grief are feelings that show up at some point in everyone’s life, and with so much other stress going on during childhood and adolescence, it can often feel unbearable. Chase’s desire is to help clients through this process, to bring comfort and hope and let them know they don’t have to go through it alone. Most importantly he wants to show and share Christ’s love through their life journey.
Chase and his wife, Hilary, enjoy spending time on home improvement projects, gardening, traveling, and playing with their nephews and niece. Chase also spends his time playing basketball and soccer, and hiking/hunting at his cabin in northern Michigan.