Welcome to The Guidance Center. We are so glad that you decided to reach out to us. We realize that asking for help can be difficult for individuals as well as families.
You are not alone.
Did you know? 1 in 4 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a mental illness during their lifetime. Sadly, only 40% of the individuals who suffer from mental health use disorders actually seek treatment. Click here for more information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org).
The Guidance Center Adult Behavioral Health Department provides treatment and recovery support services for people with mental health and substance use disorders and their families. Our dedicated team of professional and paraprofessional staff is committed to helping you receive the services and supports you need to move forward in your recovery.
What is recovery?
“Recovery from mental health and substance use disorders is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential,” according to SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency).
Your overall health and wellness is important to us.
Adults with mental health and/or substance use disorders experience statistically higher rates of preventable, chronic medical conditions. In order to provide you with the best care possible, we encourage you to allow us to collaborate with you and your primary care provider to help support your overall health and wellbeing. Click here for information about the 8 dimensions of wellness (https://www.samhsa.gov/wellness-initiative/eight-dimensions-wellness)
Recovery is within your reach. Click here for inspiration (link to recovery video/s)
You are more resilient than you know. No matter what life has thrown at you, you have the ability to overcome your personal challenges and build the life you want.
The Guidance Center is a provider within the Detroit-Wayne County Mental Health Authority community mental health system of care.
To schedule an intake appointment (link to intake and assessment page), please call (734) 785-7711.
Contact Us to let us know how we can better serve you.
If you are currently receiving Adult Behavioral Health Services and are experiencing a personal crisis after business hours, please call us at (734) 785-7700. We are available to you for emergencies by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you think that your rights as a recipient of community mental health services or the rights of a loved one who is receiving services may have been violated, please ask any one of our staff to help you complete a recipient rights complaint form or call the Office of Recipient Rights at the Detroit-Wayne County Mental Health Authority at 1-888-339-5595.
Nurture development. Foster resilience. Cultivate wellbeing.
The Guidance Center will be an innovative leader in programs, community engagement, and collaboration to create a vibrant future for those we serve.
- Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
- Case management
- Individual, family, and group therapy (mental health and substance abuse)
- Psychological testing
- Skill building
- Supported Employment
The purpose of community recovery services is to promote recovery, increase consumer independence, facilitate community integration, and enhance existing networks of support. Services include peer-led educational workshops and other recovery-oriented learning activities. Click here for more information.
Our team of highly qualified staff provide services for adults and adolescents experiencing difficulties directly related to drug and/or alcohol use and dependency. The Guidance Center provides both adult and adolescent outpatient and intensive outpatient services as well as individual and group therapy. There are options for both day and evening intensive outpatient programming for adults and afternoon intensive outpatient for adolescents.
For more information on questions to ask when seeking substance abuse treatment click here.
Sliding Fee Scale
For people who are uninsured or are eligible for services that are not covered by their insurance, The Guidance Center has a sliding fee scale that is based on income and other factors. Please click on the link the view/download details.
24-Hour Crisis Support
If you are receiving mental health or substance use disorder services at The Guidance Center and are experiencing a personal crisis at any time of the day or night, a member of our team is available to assist you. Please call 734-785-7700.
Evening and Weekend Hours
We have both evening and weekend hours available in our outpatient mental health and substance use disorder programs.
Services for Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces and their families
We are proud to serve Veterans, members of the Armed Forces and their families, who have provided dedicated service to our country. We accept Tricare insurance as well as commercial insurances, Medicaid and Medicare, and also serve people who are uninsured.
We want everyone in the community to feel welcome and have access to our services. We have several bilingual staff and also provide translation services at no cost in all languages, including American Sign language.
A Welcoming Environment
Inclusion is very important to us. We welcome members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community as well as people of all ages, races and ethnicities, and abilities. Our facilities are conveniently located and fully accessible for people with physical challenges. We have a diverse team of staff with various degrees, training and experience in order to provide the best, most holistic care possible to the people we serve.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment at The Guidance Center please call 734-785-7700.
Now you can use web and mobile tools to help you get better and stay mentally strong. myStrength is safe and secure and offers personalized resources to improve your mood.
To sign up for myStrength:
1. Visit www.myStrength.com and click “Sign Up”
2. Enter your information, and the following Access Code:
- if you are a Member/Consumer: DWMHAc
- if you are Care Giver/Guardian: DWMHAcare
- if you are a Community Member: DWMHAp
- if you are a Provider staff person for personal use: DWMHAstaff
3. Complete the myStrength sign-up process with a brief Wellness Assessment and personal profile.
4. Go mobile! Using the access code above, get the myStrength app for iOS and Android devices at www.mystrength.com/mobile
Nurture development. Foster resilience. Cultivate wellbeing.
The Guidance Center will be an innovative leader in programs, community engagement,
and collaboration to create a vibrant future for those we serve.
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