John Fikkert, LMHC
John Fikkert is a counselor who provides outpatient therapy in the Pella Clinic. John earned a Master in Marriage & Family Therapy and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. He completed his undergraduate degree in engineering at Dordt College.
John provides individual, marital and family therapy, and he partners with clients of all ages to address concerns related to communication and conflict, parenting, grief and loss, life transition, crisis and stress, depression, and anxiety. He has specialized training in marital and family therapy. John is an ordained minister with over 10 years of full-time ministry experience, and is skilled at working with individuals desiring to integrate faith issues into their treatment.
John participates with Faith Community Outreach, an initiative within Pine Rest that seeks to connect area clergy, churches, and ministries to services available from Pine Rest; as well as develop new services specifically designed to benefit the faith community.
My Christian faith is essential to my understanding of the world and living within it. I am often reminded how our beliefs about ourselves, others, the world, and God reach the innermost parts of the heart and affect us each day. My faith also undergirds how I think about change, growth, and healing within the therapeutic relationship. I have witnessed what a great resource the spiritual dimension of life can be for healthy thoughts, words, and actions.
I seek to be sensitive to my client’s comfort around integrating their beliefs and spiritual commitments in therapy. Not everyone wants to talk about their spirituality in therapy. Even so, I believe true healing comes from Christ, and we draw strength and wisdom through the work of the Holy Spirit. To that end, my prayer is that my clients might experience peace, hope, mercy, and love in their lives.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Couple / Marital Relationship Issues
- Family, Parent, and Child Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Mood Disorders (Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
- Spiritual / Religious Issues
- Older Adult
- Pella Clinic
2611 Washington Street Westport Medical Plaza
Pella IA, 50219