Joseph Horak, PhD
I enjoy working on deeper levels with my clients to get to the root problems and then find solutions that are transformative. I have been working with individuals, couples, and families since 1985. I work with a lot of business owners and entrepreneurs because of my other professional interests. I am a licensed psychologist. I am also an Entrepreneur in Residence and Honorary Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University Management School in England. I have published articles related to marriage therapy and family business. I was the director of a Post-MSW Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy for Wayne State University’s Grand Rapids program and I also directed the Family Owned Business Institute at the Seidman College of Business at GVSU. I am a Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. AAMFT presented me with the highest award for a practicing therapist (The Professional Practice Award). It has only been awarded three times since 1942. Because of my work in academia, my approach is more heavily grounded in theory and research. However, as a client you will find that my approach is very down to earth and practical.