The Counseling Services program provides appropriate clinical counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. This program accepts most insurances and is recognized as a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic.
Individual Therapy: Individual therapy is a process through which individuals work one-on-one with a trained therapist in a safe and confidential environment to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, and make progress toward change. Beginning at the intake session, clients and therapists collaborate to identify appropriate goals and create a treatment plan based on needs.
Clients often seek individual therapy to help with areas including, but not limited to, the following:
Grief and Loss
Couples Therapy: The goal of couples therapy is to understand the relationship dynamic of the couple, and to identify areas which add stress to the relationship. Over a series of sessions, the couple will explore their perception of the relationship and their expectations of each other. The therapist acts as a facilitator to keep discussions on track. Many types of partnership can benefit from couples therapy, including married couples, couples preparing for marriage, co-habiting couples, dating couples, separated couples, and couples preparing for a divorce.
The issues couples experience can vary greatly from one pair to the next. There are, however, a few issues that we treat more often than others, including:
Conflicts about child rearing
Mental Health issues for one or both partners
Family Therapy: The primary goal of family therapy is to assist family members in finding healthy ways to improve communication and resolve conflict. For best results, all family members work together with the therapist toward common goals.
Family therapy can:
Assist in identifying conflicts and helps the family develop strategies to resolve them
Strengthen all family members so they can work on their problems together
Teach ways to handle conflicts and changes within the family differently
Family therapy may be the primary focus of treatment, or it may be used as a supplement to individual therapy.
Group Counseling: Please call 517-265-5352 for the most current group descriptions.
How to Get Started: Please contact us at 517-265-5352 to begin the intake process. If you are covered by insurance, please have your card available in order to answer questions from our receptionist. Once your appointment date and time have been established, feel free to complete the Intake Form located in the right column on ourHome Page. Please bring this packet of information with you to your scheduled appointment. If you prefer to fill out the paperwork in the office, plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
How long does counseling take for an individual? There is no universal answer for how long counseling may take. We can tell you that your progress will depend on your life issues and which methods you choose to address your needs. How do I make an appointment? Simply call our office at 517-265-5352 and ask to schedule an appointment. A receptionist will gather information from you and schedule an appointment as quickly as possible. We can usually see new clients within a week, sometimes within a day or two, depending on the flexibility of your schedule and the availability of our therapists. How much will it cost? We accept most insurance plans. Please call your insurance office to verify insurance. Family Counseling and Children’s Services offers a sliding scale payment system made possible by United Way funding for those individuals without insurance. If this is an identified need, the receptionist will be able to discuss cost of service to you during your initial call. Where are you located? Our address is: Family Counseling and Children’s Services 220 North Main Street Adrian, MI 49221
Are services confidential? Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. Your records may be released only with your consent in writing or as allowed by law under the statutes of the State of Michigan and Federal guidelines. Please refer to the Confidentiality form in the Intake section of this site for more detailed information.
What do I do if this is an emergency? If you feel like you may harm yourself or someone else, call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room. What are your staff's qualifications? Our therapists are licensed in the state of Michigan. All therapists have graduate degrees and clinical training. For more detailed information about our therapists, please see the section entitled Clinical Team.