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.

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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 here at Centennial Park Counseling have suffered a great loss. Our beloved friend and co-worker, Al Hoogewind was called home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.  Al was attending a conference in Nashville, TN this week.  While crossing the street on Tuesday evening, he was struck by a car.  Al had a great passion not only for the Lord but for his clients.  His expertise in the addiction areas has made a huge impact on our community in Grand Rapids and worldwide.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Coral and his family.

Please continue to pray for the family at this difficult time.  How good to know God is in control and makes no mistakes.

He will be deeply missed!

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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.

jim-GerakinisJames Gerakinis, MA, LLP, Ed.S, MTS

Jim is a School Psychologist and former Special Education Administrator.  He has experience working with children and adolescents with disabilities, coordinating treatment plans within the school system and doing psychological and educational assessments.  As a Masters Level Licensed Psychologist, Jim enjoys working with families and parenting issues, couples in marital therapy and working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression or addictions.  He seeks to integrate his faith and seminary training in the counseling process with those working through spiritual or other major life changes.

David UitdeFlesch, MA, LLP, CAADC, SPADA

david-uitdeflesch-picDavid is a Master level Licensed Psychologist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. He earned his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1993 as well as his Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Addictions (SPADA) certificate in 2003. He is a Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor (CAADC). David is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. David enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families.  His areas of expertise include substance abuse/behavioral addictions, spiritual issues, anger issues, anxiety, and depression. Additional specialties include eating disorders, and EMDR.

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