Great Lakes Counseling Centers is a private, for profit clinical practice and local resource, serving the behavioral health needs of our communities. Utilizing a best practice approach, clinical personnel work to reduce or eliminate distressful and debilitating symptoms and to improve social, educational, and or occupational role functioning. Best clinical practices are based on research, evidenced-based guidelines, expert consensus, and published clinical practice guidelines.

President: Paul L. Smith, PhD
Medical Director: Kishwar Tahir, MD
Sober Living Program Manager: Jeremy McCoy, BS CAADC
Billing Staff: Michelle Kertes, Jennifer Cant
Office Staff: Justin Gonzales, Veronica Hyman, Amber Grewe

Great Lakes Counseling was established in 2011.  New technologies and higher standards have been implemented for staff recruitment and sustainment, delivery of clinical services, and business operations. Behavioral health and substance use disorder services are provided through 2 outpatient clinic locations and 1 residential sober living home. Persons served include children and adolescents, adults, families and older adults.

Levels of Care

Outpatient

Routine care, typically 1 session per week for persons with mild or moderate mental and behavioral health conditions, substance use disorders, dual diagnoses.

Intensive Outpatient

2 to 4 times weekly outpatient sessions for persons with severe non-emergent substance use disorder, dual diagnoses, or behavioral and mental health conditions.

Residential

24 hour residential program for person with severe non-emergent substance use disorders, dual diagnoses.

Clinical Staff

Great Lakes Counseling Centers employ diverse and highly skilled, licensed and or certified, clinical staff with a reputation for providing high-quality care to the community.

Our professional staff include:

  • Clinical social workers
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Professional counselors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Recovery Mentors-Peer Recovery Coach

Hours of Operations:

9:00am to 5:00pm, Mon – Thurs
9:00am to 3:00pm, Fridays

After hours appointments are arranged with the primary treating clinician.

Out of Pocket Payment Methods

Cash, Check, Credit or Debit Card, Money Order

Insurances Accepted:

Private Pay, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Blue Care Network (BCN), Cofinity, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), Humana, Medicare, Mental Health Network (MHN) Community Living Services (CLS), McLaren, Tricare, Cigna, Magellan, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care (UHC), Value Options (VO), and more

Accreditation:

Great Lakes Counseling Centers receives second consecutive 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

From the CARF website, “CARF is an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for the best possible outcomes. CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet our CARF standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.”

Abaris Health PC
DBA Great Lakes Counseling accreditation link:
http://www.carf.org/providerProfile.aspx?cid=244129