About The Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Stephen P. Pylkas, LMFT

Shoreline Counselor, LLC began in Trenton, Michigan as “Southshore Counseling, LLC” in Trenton, Michigan in 2009 and later in St. Joseph, Michigan.  Now located in Muskegon, Michigan Steve works as a full-time minister at the Shoreline Church where he is also engaged in his private practice under the name Shoreline Counselor, LLC.

From the start the purpose of Stephen’s practice has been to help people overcome obstacles, manage their transitions and reach their potential.  As the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Owner, Stephen will provide a unique service to southwest Michigan.


Shoreline Counselor’s Purpose: to help people overcome obstacles, manage their transitions and reach their potential.


Stephen is invested in preventive community assistance.  He is available to speak to any audience about topics such as communication, grief and necessary losses, pre-marital preparations, anger management, divorce recovery and parenting children and adolescents.  Periodically, he will also offer support groups at his office and he is available to local schools, churches and other organizations.

With more than 30 years in ministry Stephen Pylkas has helped hundreds of people address their spiritual, emotional and relational issues across a wide spectrum of situations, challenges and opportunities. His specialized training in brief, solutions-focused marriage and family therapy has helped hundreds of people gain new insights, making a difference in their day-to-day lives.

Indeed, Stephen’s experience and training in marriage and family systems adds a depth to counseling that is often missing in traditional approaches. People appreciate the emphasis upon a collaboration that respects and honors the value of each individual’s perspective, giving insight for holistic solutions to problems. Many have found that the result of this approach is lasting change because the relational context of the problem has been addressed, not just the problems being faced by the individual.AAMFT Clinical Fellow

Stephen P. Pylkas, MTh, LMFT

Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy since 1991.

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Helping people overcome obstacles, manage transitions and reach potentials.