About Family Wholeness & Sophia Dykstra

Family Wholeness is Sophia Dykstra, LPC, NCC, CAADC.

I’ve been around and I’ve done a lot of stuff. I even spent a year in jail (as a counselor) and in a federal prison halfway house (also as a counselor). Those were wonderful experiences that I treasure, but my real heart is with the family.

Family is the basis of our society, and the health of the family matches the health of the world. Happy families make a happy world! It’s incredible to see families transform, laugh, and love being together. Even if you think your marriage or family life is kinda crappy now, or you feel like you’ve gone bonkers yourself, it can get better.

I love therapy. People have described me as taking a “real” approach and I try not to be overly serious. However, I am serious about the business of helping people heal. Not just cope with problems.  

I live in Grand Rapids with my husband, daughter, and elderly cat. We’re real people who are working to stay on Team Family just like you. I nerd out on gardening, eating vegetables, and the Enneagram (let me know if you want to use it in our sessions).

If you’re interested, you can read about my experience, education, licenses, and resume type stuff below. If not, here’s a few clips of me talking to the local news:

And now for the resume type stuff…

Since 2008, Sophia Dykstra (nee Sophia De Land) has worked with people facing addictions, eating disorders, personality disorders, self-harm, thoughts of suicide and dying, family issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, and other tough issues. Sophia has worked in a variety of interesting settings: residential, in office outpatient, intensive outpatient, and in home outpatient therapy, county jail, and a crisis line.

Sophia Dykstra has received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing.

Sophia’s certifications and licenses include:

  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) #333930
  • Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) #C-03642
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Michigan (LPC) #6401013878
  • Florida telehealth provider registration #TPMC3352

Sophia Dykstra is a member of these professional organizations:

Sophia’s profiles can be found on the following directories: