"HELPING PEOPLE FIND HOPE, EXPERIENCE PEACE, AND REDISCOVER JOY IN THEIR RELATIONSHIPS"
CHARIS provides individual, marriage and family therapy services with adults, adolescents and children in the northeast Michigan area.
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
Couples and Marriage Counseling
Parent Management Training Groups
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Physical, Sexual, and Spiritual Abuse
High Conflict Divorce
Cutting and other self-harmful behaviors
Difficulty with life transitions
"We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to."