Helping others has been a passion for me since I was young. When death and depression affected my family, I learned the power of support and encouragement. After graduating from High School, I attended a year of Bible School in New York to learn and understand the Bible. I was also a Jr. High Camp Counselor. After returning home and refilling my savings account, I attended Christian Heritage College (now SanDiego Christian) where I earned my degree in Biblical Psychology. I then returned to Michigan and after working a few years as manager of a Christian bookstore, I enrolled at Western Michigan University. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Counseling/Psychology. And I got married!
I practiced a few years before having babies and relocating to Troy/Rochester Hills area. While being a full-time, stay at home mom, I volunteered at my church and co-led a Women's Issues support group dealing with adult survivors of sexual abuse. My support group members wanted to enter individual therapy with me so in 2005 I reopened Key Counseling. Currently I am seeing clients 20 hours per week and continue to have a support group 2 times a year. I am fortunate to use my spiritual gift and career in combination.
Thanks for taking time to read about me. I have 2 girls in college and 1 son in high school. I am always eager to see who God will send to cross paths with me. I am also fortunate to have 2 godly women to share my office space and refer to in case I am booked.
Warning: if you counsel with me, you will be reading!
Dorene Lilley ReachesRochester Hills MI