Integrity, compassion and professionalism…

…is the tradition of our Christian counseling practice. Centennial Park Counseling is a professional agency providing skilled and compassionate mental health services to individuals, couples and families who are facing a wide range of life challenges. Our wide range of specialties/therapy range from addictive behaviors, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, eating disorders, grief, and stress management; to premarital counseling, divorce/separation, parent/child/family conflicts and church/group mediation.

  • Dr. Jan Bentley, Founder, President

  • Dr. Randall Herrema

  • Dr. Michael Forrest

  • Kathy Weller

  • Hannah Sullivan

  • Megan Giroux

  • Cindy Hagerup

  • Beth Mellema, Bi-lingual Clinician

  • Bret Hoxworth

  • David UitdeFlesch

  • Jim Gerakinis

  • Ardean VanderWall

  • Brian Berce

Therapist's Directory

Comprised of psychologists, social workers and professional counselors, we have the training and experience needed to address the challenges faced by children, adolescents and adults. Read more...

brianBrian Berce, LMSW

Brian is a Licensed Master Social Worker. He earned his bachelor’s degree in History from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. He earned his first Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University, and a second Master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University.

Brian has more than 25 years of experience working in counseling, training, higher education, non-profit administration, and financial planning. His experience in helping others as a clinical therapist, has spanned over 18 years. Brian enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. His areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, addictive personalities, spiritual issues, financial issues, and cognitive restructuring.



Who are we? How did we begin?
The Spousal Support Group at Centennial Park Counseling began two years ago after we recognized the need to provide help and hope to the partners of sexually addicted men. Claudia Black, a noted therapist and author writes: “Betrayal is the greatest source of pain to the partner of an addict. It’s not so much the addict’s drinking, using, spending, sexing, etc. that caused the most hurt to the loving partner – it’s the lying and loss of trust…It is when the fear of losing themselves is greater than the fear of abandonment that partners are most apt to begin their own recovery process.”
How do I get involved?
If you are hurting and traumatized from your partner’s sexual addiction, take the first step toward healing and join us at one of our meetings. You will meet other women who will support, validate and encourage you as you begin your healing journey.
Where and when does the group meet?
We meet every other Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm at Centennial Park Counseling. The cost is $20.00 for the 2 hour session and includes a workbook and other resources.
To enroll or for more information, please call our office at 616-949-9550 or the group leader  Cindy Hagerup, LMSW at 616-949-9550 ext. 168.

ardeanArdean VanderWall, M.Div, MA, LPC

Ardean is a nationally certified and state licensed Christian counselor with a goal to serve with care and compassion while providing a safe place to grow. She has experience in marital therapy, family conflict, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, bipolar, personality disorders, grief, panic disorders, phobic disorders, and PTSD.  Ardean has certification as a facilitator in the Prepare/Enrich pre-marital inventory, and enjoys teaching and counseling toward compatible marriage. She has specialized expertise in aging, end of life and spiritual issues. Ardean works with individuals and families from age 10 and up. She is passionate about helping people discover the biblical principles that make successful living possible.


Do You Need a Substance Abuse Evaluation to restore your driver’s license in Michigan?

An Alcohol Assessment for court?


Centennial Park Counseling provides Substance Abuse Evaluations and Alcohol Assessments.  These services can satisfy a court order due to DUI’s and other related behaviors due to substance usage.

In Michigan, if you were convicted of a DUI and want to restore your driver’s license then you will have to go through a driver’s license restoration hearing with the Driver Assessment & Appeal Division (DAAD).  They will require that you obtain a substance abuse evaluation.  The substance abuse evaluation will need to clearly show evidence that you are no longer at risk for repeat drunk driving.

To obtain a Substance Abuse Evaluation, call and make an appointment today at (616) 949-9550.

Checklist of information that you need to bring with you at the substance abuse evaluation appointment—

1-History Information—Any convictions, driving violations, and/or criminal records, with dates, blood alcohol level, history of substance use including approximate dates of previous sobriety

2-Treatment —Any counseling or treatment received with dates

3-Support Documents—AA meetings, support groups (sign-in sheets)

4-Letters of Sobriety—If you have reference letters completed – bring copies

5-10 Panel Drug Test Results—If you have completed a drug test – bring in a copy of the results

6-Payment—$200.00 cash or credit card only  –  NO CHECKS

You do not have to go through this process alone.

We are here to help.  Begin to move forward by contacting us today at 616-949-9550.

We would like to WELCOME Melanie Szucs  to Centennial Park Counseling!

MelanieMelanie eagerly joined the CPC team as the Administrative/Receptionist in March.  She is currently attending Western Michigan working on her Master’s in Counseling.  Melanie is delighted to be working in a counseling office and to have the opportunity to learn many aspects of her field of study.  She looks forward to providing a friendly and welcoming environment for anyone who comes to CPC.

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