Counseling
Working in the spirit of God's universal love, our mission is to nurture, stabilize and strengthen the diverse families of the Upper Peninsula community.

Counseling Services

Individual Therapy

One-on-one therapy is available for individuals experiencing stress, anxiety and depression as a result of life challenges and personal problems.  A variety of therapies are available for children from early school age through adolescence.  For each person, our goals include improved functioning in daily life, self-awareness and confidence.

Play Therapy

Available in Marquette and Escanaba offices. Allows children as young as 3 years of age to be able to communicate their feelings in a safe environment. Useful in cases of trauma or loss. Also effective for adolescents and adults.

Marriage Counseling

For married couples two forms of relationship work are offered:  individual couple sessions and/or couple enhancement groups.  Efforts are made to build upon each person’s unique gifts, enhance communication and develop improved emotional awareness.

Family Counseling

Family counseling is available for any family experiencing stress regarding dual careers, parenting issues, losses and grieving, emotional or physical abuse, and problems concerning substance abuse.  Family dynamics and communication styles are reviewed and patterns of communication, conflict resolution and respect are explored.

Pregnancy Counseling

We encourage birthparents who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy to take advantage of the support an agency can offer.  We help birthparents to look at their options and assist them in exploring other resources.  We invite all birthparents to be a part of our program, not just those looking at an adoption option.  There is no charge for this service.

Post-Abortion Counseling

Counseling is offered to those who are experiencing grief and loss issues following an abortion or miscarriage.

Grief Counseling

Counseling and support are offered for individuals who are grieving over the loss of a loved one.

Problem Gambling Counseling

Counseling is offered to individuals, and their families, who are exhibiting symptoms of a pathological gambler.  Counseling is also offered for individuals, and their families, who have problems with gambling, but do not yet meet the criteria for pathological gambling.

Substance Abuse Counseling

Substance abuse counseling and treatment services are available for persons experiencing symptoms of alcohol and or drug abuse.  Counseling is offered for individuals and their families who have problems with substance abuse.