Heal emotional wounds with Biblical Counseling from GACCS. We are a 501 (C) 3 organization providing low-to-no-cost spiritual, psychological, and emotional Christian services to the Detroit Metro Area.
We are aware of the limitations of traditional treatment modalities and we view the Word of God as a necessary component for the resolution of personal problems. Part of our counseling process is using prayer as a channel to effect much needed change. We are committed to healing the "whole person" and helping you work towards lifestyle changes that will lead to continued recovery. Our services are based on the belief that regular Christian fellowship is vital for spiritual growth that will result in lasting outward change.
Treatment modalities include individual, family, group, psycho-education (education for making informed decisions), and support group therapies. Tutorial services are provided for both children and adults to further enhance vocational rehabilitation and school problems (as noted below). All services are provided under the supervision of a master’s level clinician and in many cases it is a master’s level clinician that actually provides the direct service.
Individual counseling is provided for children, adults and the elderly, experiencing difficulties in the areas of depression (and other psychiatric diagnosis), grief and loss, spiritual issues, substance abuse, co-dependency, low-self esteem, marital and family conflict, domestic violence, sexual abuse, behavioral additions, vocational rehabilitation, school problems and phobias, etc.
The general purpose of individual counseling is to help the consumer to cope with changes and to anticipate future changes in an appropriate manner that will not result in harm to themselves or others while empowering them to gain some control over their lives through developing problem solving skills.
A licensed professional or a Para-professional under the supervision of the licensed clinician delivers individual counseling services. The term licensed professional includes the following: licensed counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, certified employee assistant professionals, certified rehabilitation counselors, and certified addiction counselors.
Biblical counseling is provided to help Christians solve their personal or family problems through a proper application of biblical truths and principles based on II Timothy 3:16-17;
“Every Scripture is God breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose and action). So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
This service requires a commitment to change (as with any treatment modality) in addition to a willingness to follow through with homework assignments. The goal is self-confrontation resulting in life style change.
Group Therapy is provided for all of the specified areas under individual counseling. This service is delivered by a licensed professional or by a Para- professional (depending on the problem area) under the supervision of a licensed professional. The purpose of group therapy is to increase the consumer problem solving skills from monitored interaction and possibly confrontation by peers with similar problems.
Psycho-education has the goal to educate the consumer in order that an informed decision can be made when dealing with and when possible prior to the occurrence of serious problems in living. Education is delivered in the form of workshops, groups meetings, conferences and retreats.
Topic areas include (but is not all inclusive); active parenting, child care, elder care, suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, benefits of sexual abstinence for singles, understanding mental illness, handling medical problems, anger management, etc.
The purpose of the support group is to stimulate the consumer to pursue positive changes. Support groups are facilitated by either a licensed clinician or under the direction of a licensed clinician by a Para-professional with experience in that particular problem area or a licensed clinician. Groups can be designed according to need.
If you or a family member are interested in receiving GACCS services, call (248) 847-3600 or (313) 247-8315. If we are not available, leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours. A brief telephone assessment will be completed, and you will be scheduled to meet with a qualified Christian Counselor.
GACCS is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity that uses volunteer professional and para-professional resources. Fees are based on the ability to pay.
Costs for workshops, retreats and other services are reasonable or often of no cost.
Licensed Clinicians Providing Biblical Counseling, Mentoring, and Other Biblically Based Services