John L. Gibson, PhD

Licensed Psychologist


John L. Gibson, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, psychotherapist, couple's counselor, supervisor and clinical teacher. He received degrees from Hope College (BA), Western Michigan University (MA) and Loyola University of Chicago (PhD). He's been in practice since 1994.

Prior to entering private practice, he was a staff psychologist at Holland Hospital, where he provided outpatient psychotherapy, couple counseling, psychological testing, and clinical supervision in the clinic known as Behavioral Health Services. He also provided on-call consultation to the Holland Hospital's Emergency Department. In 2001 he left the hospital to establish a private practice.

These days, his practice is confined to adults (18 years-old and up) and devoted exclusively to counseling and therapy. Although he has a special interest in helping people who have anxiety problems, he also routinely works with people who struggle with depression and relationship problems. More information about the types of problems he treats can be found on the
Approach page.

Dr. Gibson has also served as an adjunct instructor at Western Michigan University, where he taught graduate-level classes and provided practicum supervision at the
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. Currently, in addition to his private therapy practice, he provides consultation and supervision for practicing therapists in the lakeshore community.

On a personal note, he was born and raised in Holland, Michigan. He is married, has an adult daughter, and an exuberant dog.

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