Affiliated Professionals

Miriam Engler, CSW, LMFT
Certified Social Worker
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
(616) 957-9112 Ext. 67
Miriam is an experienced therapist who works with clients of all ages. Through a caring, professional relationship she provides her clients with the support and direction they need to make meaningful changes in their lives.

She has worked at Bethany Christian Services and DaySpring Counseling. She co-founded and operated a non-profit Christian Counseling center where she served on the board for 3 years.

B.A. Covenant College
M.A. Covenant Theological Seminary

Areas of Expertise:
› Depression
› Anxiety
› Eating Disorders
› Post Traumatic Stress
› Grief Issues
› Adjustment Disorders
› Parenting Issues
› ADD Issues
› Adoption Issues
› Marital Counseling

R. Craig Koch MSW, DCSW
Licensed Masters Social Worker
(616) 957-9112 Ext. 29
Craig Koch has over thirty years working with individuals, couples, and families. He is experienced in treating adults and adolescents. Craig attempts to view each individual as a unique opportunity to facilitate the change they need to form a more productive life.

B.S. Grand Valley State University
M.S.W. Western Michigan University
A.C.S.W. Academy of Certified Social Workers
L.M.S.W. Licensed Master Social Worker

Treatment areas and expertise include:
› Depression and anxiety
› Trauma and stress
› Eating disorders
› Phase of life issues
› Personal growth
› Grief and loss issues
› Parenting issues
› Family and couples communication issues
› Relationship building

› National Association of Social Workers
› Academy of Certified Social Workers

Ronald Nydam PhD
Licensed Professional Counselor
(616) 957-9112 Ext. 19
Rev. Ron Nydam has a special interest in the area of relinquishment and adoption.

He is the author of Adoptees Come of Age, a book that examines the challenges in adoptive development that come with the experience of relinquishment, of losing one's first parents.
His practice of pastoral psychotherapy includes relinquished and adopted adults as well as adoptive parents who want to better understand their children. Ron also serves as Professor of Pastoral Care at Calvin Theological Seminary where he teaches basic pastoral care and counseling.

B.A. Calvin College 1970
M Div Calvin Theological Seminary 1974
D Min Chicago Theological Seminary 1983
PhD Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver 1994


Mark Hinshaw MD
(616) 957-9197
A full-time faculty member of the MSU Department of Psychiatry for 18 years, Dr. Hinshaw came to Grand Rapids in 1972. He developed the medical student clerkship in psychiatry, helped to establish MSU residency programs in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry and was the Assistant Chair of the Department of Psychiatry for the Grand Rapids campus. Dr. Hinshaw also established and directed Psychiatric Consultation Services, an innovative interdisciplinary mental health team of 30 professionals that served as a model teaching practice for medical students and residents from 1976 to 1998. He has served as an examiner and senior examiner on psychiatric board exams throughout the country. Having been selected by his peers as a “Best Doctor” since the recognition began in 1996, Dr. Hinshaw has been in the private practice of adult, child and adolescent and forensic psychiatry at Psychology Associates since 1998.

Special Interests:
› Anxiety Disorders
› Depression and Mood Disorders
› Attention Deficit Disorders
› Autistic Spectrum Disorders
› Independent Psychiatric Examinations
› Civil Litigation

› Board Certified in Adult and Child Adolescent Psychiatry
› Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
› Life Fellow, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry