Grace Counseling Center

Individual, Couples and Family Counseling

Location: 20801 Moross Rd, Detroit 48236
Depression And AnxietyAddiction
PTSDSpiritual/Religious Issues
Sexual IssuesGrief And Loss
Couples, Including Pre-MaritalFamily And Childhood Issues

A team of licensed professionals who, having discovered significant spiritual growth through our own struggles, believe that the combination of clinical excellence and spiritual maturity provides the best preparation for walking alongside others in this sacred work.

Andrew Greenlee, L. P. C.

License Professional Counselor

Location: 5555 Conner, Suite 3021, Detroit 48234
Substance AbuseMarriage & Family
DepressionAnger
StressChildren
GriefDomestic Voilence

“As a licensed professional counselor, I am trained to provide therapy for relationship issues including couples, infidelity, substance abuse, anger & stress management, children issues & depression.”

Related Sites:
City of Detroit
Michigan Department of Community Health

Counseling Detroit, Michigan

Therapy Lafayette Park, Midtown, New Center, Palmer Woods, Green Acres, St. Claire Shores

Detroit is located in the northern part of the United States and the northern part of the state of Michigan.  The climate offers residents a taste of all 4 seasons, with a heavy 4 month winter season with average lows in the teens from December to February.1  One great thing about the climate is that the humidity is low.  If you like water, you can travel to the Northeast part of the city to spend time on the lake.  There are many avid Detroit citizens who own boats on the lake which they dry dock in the winter to avoid damage from the freezing water. During the summer, the lake is bustling with life, people, and nightlife that is attractive to families, individuals, and singles.

Mental Health in Detroit

For many in the Detroit area, poverty is a primary concern. Unfortunately, poverty often co-occurs with mental illness, substance abuse, or both. After seeing a rapid decline in the number of poor throughout the 1990s,2 Detroit has seen a rapid increase since the recession of the late 2000s. Today, over 38 percent of Detroit's residents live below the poverty line. The population of Detroit is also overwhelmingly African-American.3 Unfortunately, this is a population that is grossly under-served by mental health services and as a result, mental health problems are very common in the city.

Detroit Central City Community Mental Health is a primary provider of essential behavioral health and medical services to Detroit's most needy citizens. With a highly trained staff, the agency can help clients address a wide variety of issues, from serious psychiatric illnesses to chemical dependency to housing needs. The center supports individual's efforts to better themselves, and offers literacy classes and employment support services in order to make positive changes a reality. All services are provided on a sliding fee scale, but if an individual is unable to pay, the services are offered for free. Additional information is provided by calling 313-831-3160.4

Current Education

For people wanting to become licensed counselors in Michigan, the Department of Education at Wayne State University offers master's and doctoral programs in counselor education. The program offerings at Wayne State have a special emphasis on developing the skills needed to work with urban citizens, such as those living in Detroit. Classes are offered in the evening in order to accommodate students who work full-time as they attend college. For information about the master's-level program, call 313-577-1659. Prospective students interested in the doctorate program should call 313-577-1691.5


References

1. U.S. Climate Data. (2014). Climate - Detroit, Michigan. Retrieved from http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate.php?location=USMI0229.
2. Data Driven Detroit. (2011). Poverty in Southeast Michigan. Retrieved from http://datadrivendetroit.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Forgotten-Harvest-Poverty-Final.pdf.
3. United States Census Bureau. (2014). State and County Quickfacts - Detroit, Michigan. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/26/2622000.html.
4. Detroit Central City Community Mental Health. (2014). Programs and Services. Retrieved from http://www.dcccmh.org/?page_id=16.
5. Wayne State University. (2014). Welcome to Counselor Education. Retrieved from http://coe.wayne.edu/tbf/counseling/.