Alex Houseknecht (he/him/his)

Accepting Clients

I help people struggling with their Christian upbringing to deconstruct and forge a new life that aligns with their own values.

Psychotherapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Supervised by Kerry Beduna, Ph.D., LP

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

You may feel trapped inside someone else’s belief system, and it hasn’t been working for you. An outsider in your family or community, you’re uncertain of a way forward. Guilt and anxiety about your differing perspectives keeps you stuck between rigid ideology and an authentic version of yourself. You shouldn’t have to feel afraid to question what you’ve been taught or to name the harm you’ve endured. I am passionate about cultivating a space where you can be true to yourself.

My Background and Approach

Through a relational approach, we’ll disentangle religious ideology, family dynamics, and confusing emotional experiences. I will use an extensive knowledge of developmental trauma and Christian culture to help you gain insight into how your past has impacted your current life. We’ll interrogate purity culture, authoritarian leadership practices, and the influence of politics in the church. With a new clarity, you’ll be able to move forward in life on your own terms.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I work from a secular perspective, but I am dedicated to being your ally. I trust your intuition and believe in your right to choose, whether it’s a healthier expression of your faith or a life outside of the church. If you want to learn more about how I work, please send me a message. I look forward to connecting with you.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Care Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $160 - 210/session


231-742-8492 Email Alex
1000 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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