Adult Services

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 of 4 every people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a mental illness during their lifetime. Sadly, only 40% of the individuals who suffer from a mental health use disorders actually seek treatment. Click here for more information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The Guidance Center’s 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 trained professionals 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 well-being.
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.
Recovery is within your reach!

Adult Behavioral Health Services

Assertive Community Treatment
Assertive Community Treatment (also known as ACT) is designed for adults with a history of serious mental illness who may be at risk for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or other intensive psychiatric services but can remain safely in their communities with the support of an ACT program.
Case Management
The Guidance Center’s Adult Case Management program assesses the needs of the client and arranges, coordinates, monitors, evaluates and advocates for services and community resources designed to meet the client’s needs.
Community Recovery Program
The Community Recovery Program provides a variety of welcoming activities, psycho-educational and skill-building workshops, support groups and individual support services for adults with mental illness and their families.
Individual Placement & Support
The Guidance Center recognizes that many people living with mental illness want to work and are capable of achieving and maintaining competitive employment.
Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Services
The Guidance Center’s Adult Behavioral Health Department provides Mental Health and Substance Abuse services to clients who meet criteria for either substance abuse.
Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Services comprises a professional team of physicians, nurses and medical assistants who assist the client with an array of services.
Supported Employment
Supported Employment (SE) is an evidence-based practice that helps people with mental illness find competitive jobs in their local communities with rapid job search and placement assistance.
Mental Health Rapid Response
Providing 24-hour screening and crisis intervention services to adults who experience a mental health crisis in partnership with the Southgate and Riverview Police Departments.

Read inspirational stories from SAMHSA about recovery: Max’s story | David’s story | Alysa’s story
Listen to Voices of Recovery podcasts from NAMI.
The Guidance Center is a provider within the Detroit-Wayne Integrated Health Network.
To schedule an intake appointment, 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 Integrated Health Network at 888-339-5595 or TTY 888-339-5588.

Important Details


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.

Translation Services

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.


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To sign up for myStrength:
1. Visit 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

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