Support during a difficult phase of life (i.e., the loss of a loved one, sexual abuse, trauma) Exploration of important issues such as learning to build healthy relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, self esteem and confidence, and personal growth.
The most common issues for which people seek counseling are:
DepressionAnxietyRelationship issuesComing OutGender identity/explorationSubstance use/abuseDomestic or intimate partner violence
Counseling services are offered on a short term basis (from 6 to 32 sessions). Each session is 45 minutes long with the Initial Assessment (first meeting) lasting an hour and a half.
Counseling services are provided by graduate and/or doctoral students with advanced practice and coursework in counseling, clinical psychology or social work. The students are supervised by both a degreed professional in the counseling and mental health services field (e.g. MSW, LMSW, LPC, LP) from Affirmations.
CostThe Initial Assessment session costs $35. Additional sessions are priced on a sliding scale based on income. The sliding scale fee is based on the 2008 Department of Health and Human Services Federal Poverty Guidelines and calculated on income and household size. The per-session fee will be calculated at your Initial Assessment appointment. Counseling may be free to those who qualify.
How do I get started?Call us to complete an intake at (248) 398-7105 or 248-398-GAYS or fill out our online Counseling Services Intake Form.
More InformationIf you'd like additional information or have questions not answered here, please email Shelly McCallister, Counseling Program Supervisor.
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