Meet Our Team

Lisa Klein, Christian counselor

Lisa Klein, MA LPC ACS

Founder/Owner of Awakenings Christian Counseling

God is the Source of all Comfort:
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the God of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”  – 2 Corinthians vs. 1:3-4

Through the power of the Holy Spirit I stand as a vessel  in which the Lord utilizes to pour out compassion and mercy to all who seek my services.  I have been blessed with a gift to teach and to counsel according to His will.  I focus my practice in the following  areas of individual  therapy:

  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Disease Diagnosis Counseling
  • Grief/Loss Issues
  • Pet Loss
  • Teen Issues

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University
  • Post Baccalaureate in Education from Western Michigan University
  • Master of Arts in Agency Counseling from Western Michigan University
  • State Certified Holistic Health Specialist Trained in Applied Relaxation Therapy
  • Women’s Health
  • Community Crisis Counselor
  • Trained in Critical Incident Debriefing
  • ACS: Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Certificate in Human Sex Trafficking Awareness Training


  • NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors)
  • ACS:  (Approved Clinical Supervisor)
  • AACC: (American Association of Christian Counselors)

“For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.” – Psalms 27:5-6.

counselor ruth newhouse

Ruth Newhouse, MA LCMSW IBCLC

Counseling Therapist/Supervisor

“The Lord will guide you always and satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame; you will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail”  Isaiah 58:11

I count it a great privilege to share in the lives of others and walk with them as they contend with the trials and challenges that come their way.  I understand the value of sound Biblical wisdom and the priceless guidance found in truths of the Word.  My hope is that I may be a vessel used to help others find their way to peace and problem resolution, experiencing greater joy and becoming better equipped to cope with the ups and downs of life.


  • Master of Social Work, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 1988
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA 1986
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2009
  • Certified in Group Crisis Intervention

Specialty Areas:

  • Women’s Health
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Prenatal/Postnatal
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Certificate in Human Sex Trafficking Awareness Training


I’ve been married to my husband for 30 years, we are parents of four adult children and our two grandchildren bring us much joy! We enjoy spending time with family, reading, hiking, bicycling many outdoor activities. I find being in the great outdoors very therapeutic; a time where I can contemplate the Great Creator…who He is and how He is working in my life.

Areas of interest:

I especially enjoy working with new mothers experiencing post partum emotional concerns. I enjoy working with children and parents of any age children. I understand the challenges of depression and anxiety in a culture of ever increasing demands and expectations.

“Stand by the roads, and look and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6.16

“You make known to me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right had are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

“I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but you are the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:23-26

lindsay stauffer

Lindsay M. Stauffer, MA, LPC

Counseling Therapist

“Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.” – Isaiah 49:13 NIV

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”  – Colossians 3:12 NIV

What I love about Jesus is His unconditional love for us – His comfort, compassion, and everlasting love for us led Him to die for our sins so that we will be saved. What an amazing gift! Because of Him, my passion is to be kind and be compassionate to others who are burdened by life’s troubles. I love being a listening ear and counseling those going through difficult times in life. If God brings us together for Christian Counseling, I am honored to be a part of your journey of hope.

My areas of focus in counseling are:

  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Child Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief/Loss issues
  • Pet Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Teen Issues
  • Therapeutic Art


  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling – Liberty University. CACREP Accredited
  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling – Liberty University. CACREP Accredited


I grew up in a small town that happens to be the Magic Capital of the World! I love spending time with my family and friends. I am also an animal lover – someday I want a hobby farm! In my free time, I enjoy trying new foods, listening to music, catching a good documentary or crime show, and playing video games.

jeremy klein

Jeremy Klein

Billing Coordinator/Intern

“ But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9


  • Ferris State University: Bachelors of Science (2021)
  • Liberty University: Masters of Arts and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Currently Attending)

Personal Insight:

Throughout my life, I have learned how the ability to be able to help another person along their pathway is a great honor. God’s plan for us, as His children, is to grow and become the best forms of ourselves we can be. Therefore, providing assistance in understanding an individual’s unique pathway is my way of glorifying God. Jesus laid down His life for us; teaching me the importance of giving grace and compassion to those who are in need.

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed,yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,”says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10