The Center for Counseling offers a variety of programs designed to fit the needs of each client. We developed group sessions, which are an excellent way to address some of the more common needs among our clients. Some groups may target specific age groups or genders to provide the most comfortable atmosphere possible. Schedule times vary, so be sure to contact us for more detailed information.

Group sessions run throughout the year for: anger management, substance abuse, and adult grief. Please call for our current group session schedule, or to make a specific group request.

Adult Grief Group - Coping Together

Coping Together provides an opportunity for adults to receive and give emotional support as they work through issues of grief and loss.

The group facilitator is Matthew Freeman MA, LPC who is an experienced grief therapist. This group is free to anyone in the community.

Topics to include:

  • Process of Grief
  • Healthy vs. not so healthy ways to cope with loss
  • Families in grief
  • Developmental needs of children and adolescents through the grief process
  • Living with loss

Group dates are Monday nights at 7:00pm on the following dates:

  • December 6, 2021
  • December 20, 2021
  • January 10, 2022
  • January 24, 2022
  • February 7, 2022
  • February 21, 2022
  • March 7, 2022
  • March 21, 2022
  • April 4, 2022
  • April 18, 2022
  • May 9, 2022
  • May 23, 2022
  • June 13, 2022
  • July 11, 2022
  • August 15, 2022
  • September 12, 2022
  • September 26, 2022
  • October 10, 2022
  • October 24, 2022
  • November 7, 2022
  • November 21, 2022
  • December 5, 2022
  • December 19, 2022

You are invited to attend, bring family and friends, and share your experience. We honor your feelings and your right to just come, listen, and be supported if you do not feel like talking.

Participants are encouraged to bring photographs and mementos to share with the group.

This program is sponsored by Gendernalick Funeral Home and will meet at The Center for Counseling, 32743 23 Mile Road, Suite 130, New Baltimore, MI 48047.

If you are interested or have any questions, please call The Center for Counseling at

Anger Management

This is an eight-week program that must be completed consecutively. It can fulfill any court ordered anger management counseling requirement and has a fee of $45.00 per week. Please call 586-273-7095 to register and receive information about the dates and times of the next group.

Topics Include:

  • Stopping anger before it starts
  • Learn when anger can be used appropriately
  • Recognize underlying emotions that produce anger
  • Averting hostility, maliciousness, and rage behaviors
  • Eliminating unproductive thoughts and feelings
  • Practice useful methods to utilize anger effectively
  • Coping with problematic circumstances
  • Understand how to resolve issues now

Substance Abuse

This is an eight-week program that must be completed consecutively. There is a $55.00 initial evaluation fee and a $45.00 fee for every week you attend. The Substance Abuse Group meets on Tuesdays, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. To register and receive information about the dates of the next series, call us at 586-273-7095.

Topics Include:

  • Week 1: Understanding substance abuse
  • Week 2: Stages of recovery
  • Week 3: Health hazards and risks
  • Week 4: Social dimensions
  • Week 5: Mental disorders
  • Week 6: Progressing toward change
  • Week 7: Relapse prevention
  • Week 8: Treatment planning