Alan Harper, MA, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Alan is a limited license psychologist working at the Pine Rest Campus Clinic. He has been employed with Pine Rest since 2000, and has worked as a psychologist since 1997. Prior to his current position, Alan served as the Family Service Director of a non-profit, inner-city Grand Rapids agency and as the Client/Staff Coordinator of an organization serving the homeless population in Grand Rapids.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University.
Alan’s areas of expertise include the treatment of anxiety/stress, anger, depression, adjustment disorders, and sexual compulsions. He works with both adolescents and adults and specializes in the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
I believe that true and lasting healing comes only from the changing grace of Jesus Christ. Looking back over my years as a Christian therapist, I see countless ways in which Christ has shaped the thoughts, perspectives, priorities and ultimately the lives, of my clients through His generous blessings and faithful guidance.
I believe God is particularly attentive to those who are suffering, and have personally witnessed and experienced God’s gentle hand during times of struggle. These observations and experiences have strongly shaped my views about hope and healing, and of the importance of allowing the power and love of Christ into the process of recovery.
I recognize all individuals as unique and priceless aspects of God’s creation and strive to see the beauty and potential of each person as a reflection of God’s image. I believe in the reality of spiritual warfare and in the power of prayer and Christian collaboration as a means to combat spiritual oppression.
My clients are encouraged to openly discuss all matters related to their faith and to include prayer and scripture as part of our work together. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you as a therapist and as a brother in Christ.
- Anger Management
- Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders (Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
- Panic Disorder
- Pornography / Sexual Addiction
- PTSD / Trauma / Sexual Abuse
- Social Phobia
- Campus Clinic
300 68th Street SE (Pine Rest Campus)
Grand Rapids MI, 49548