CHARIS COUNSELING SERVICES, the private psychotherapy practice of Rachel Achatz, MA LPC NCC specializes in providing couples, family, and co-parenting counseling services to the Northeast Michigan Community.

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Cha•ris  (kā′ris)

The word CHARIS (pronounced “care us”) is Greek for grace. Grace is undeserved support or acts of kindness. In brief, it means that God desires the best for us so He unconditionally provides what we do not have and cannot supply for ourselves. The word CHARIS is the inspiration for CHARIS Counseling Services of Northeast Michigan. 

CHARIS was started in 2015 the outpatient counseling practice of Rachel Achatz, LPC. After managing Charis as a group practice for six years, Rachel has returned to individual private practice in order to provide specialized counseling services to couples and families.

Rachel is passionate about facilitating growth in people and helping them experience the hope, peace, and joy that God desires for them. 

  She is a caring, compassionate, and competent therapist who desires each person to experience quality treatment that moves people towards their goals.  She offers services to all people regardless of age, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, national origin, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, or socioeconomic status. We respect the dignity and worth of all people, and their right to privacy, their right to their own beliefs, and their right to make their own decisions.  Therapeutic interventions are client-centered.


Counseling and Consultation Services

Services Provided

  • Couples and Marriage Counseling

  • Coparenting Education

  • Coparenting Counseling

  • Family Therapy

  • Parenting Education

  • Parent Management Training Groups

  • Pre-marital Therapy

  • Clinical Supervision

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Conditions Treated

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • Trauma

  • Physical, Sexual, and Spiritual Abuse

  • Post-Separation/Divorce Issues

  • High Conflict Divorce

  • Cutting and other self-harmful behaviors

  • Difficulty with life transitions

  • Parenting Issues

  • Marital Issues

  • Relationship Issues


"We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to."

Brené Brown

Attentive Therapist