Tory Seif, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Seif is a Licensed Psychologist and has been with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services since 2005. A Michigan native, he completed his undergraduate degree at Western Michigan University, and subsequently earned his Masters degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The University of Mississippi.
Dr. Seif’s training, experience and clinical interests include the assessment and treatment of a variety of concerns, and he provides services to children, adolescents, adults and seniors. He has particular interest in helping individuals and families cope with issues related to anxiety, relational conflicts, Autistic spectrum disorders and spirituality/faith. During his tenure at Pine Rest, Dr. Seif has worked in a variety of clinical and administrative positions. He currently serves as the manager of the Forest Hills Clinic where he also maintains an active clinical practice.
Having grown up within the church, I consider myself blessed to have been introduced to Christ very early in life. In my early twenties, following a series of challenges and trials, I experienced a greater realization of my need for God, and a subsequent spiritual re-awakening. This re-dedication was accompanied by both an ongoing pursuit for increasing closeness with The Lord, and a strong desire to serve.
As part of my service, The Lord has called me to provide therapy to hurting individuals, couples, and families experiencing their own trials and struggles. I have found that change is often at the heart of these struggles. Sometimes this change is something we are reacting to, and sometimes it is something we are trying to create.
As a Christian psychologist, I believe that many biological, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual factors contribute to both problems and healing. While trained from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, most courses of therapy I’m involved with encompass several skills, approaches, and techniques; the unifying undercurrent of which is grounding in Biblical truths. I view my role in the therapy process as that of a servant and partner to the healing power of the Holy Spirit.
Sometimes spiritual issues and matters of faith need to be directly addressed and discussed during sessions, and at other times they may simply, almost silently, influence one’s healing. It is my desire to help you grow by listening to you, encouraging you, and challenging you.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder / Pervasive Developmental Disorder
- Couple / Marital Relationship Issues
- Family, Parent, and Child Issues
- Mood Disorders (Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
- Spiritual / Religious Issues
- Tic Disorders / Tourette's
- Forest Hills Clinic
877 Forest Hill Avenue SE Suite C
Grand Rapids MI, 49546