Rev. James Elzerman


About Me

I am an ordained minister and a marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the state of Michigan with over 30 years experience in both pastoral and clinical counseling. I have worked extensively with individuals and couples providing help with a variety of issues including PTSD, depression, grief, relationship problems, self-esteem issues and more. I have worked with both perpetrators and victims of domestic violence in group or individually.

I approach clients by first understanding systemically where they are going from: their family, work environment and social networks, then finding the best method to meet their goals. I see my role as counselor as mostly equipping individuals to succeed in life.

I appreciate the confidence that those I counsel place in me and endeavor to the best that I can to provide the help they desire.


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 33

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #4101006128 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Written by R.E. on Apr 16, 2021 after counseling with James for 3 weeks

Rev. Elzerman is a wonderful insightful counselor. His gentle manner helps to put one at ease and fosters a safe place to share and work through one’s problems.