Charis wholeheartedly believes in demonstrating respect for all clients.
Charis is committed to providing mental health services in accordance with all local, state, federal, and organizational laws, statutes, and ethical guidelines.
Charis is committed to addressing the development of our clients—physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual. We are also quick to refer those issues that are primarily pastoral in nature to a church pastor or pastoral counselor and those that are primarily physical in nature to a physician.
Charis is committed to being a counseling resource for local churches.
Charis is committed to benefiting our local community.
Charis is committed to making every attempt to be affordable to clients in need.
Charis is committed to ensuring that all clients are afforded the right to a therapist with whom they have no other ongoing relationship, and who is competent to treat their issues.
Charis therapists are committed to ongoing personal, professional, and organizational growth (physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially, and spiritually).
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
The Charis Team Verse
Romans 15:13 NIV
The History of Charis
Charis was established in 2015 by founder and president, Rachel Achatz as a solo private counseling practice focused on integrating her training as a Licensed Professional Counselor with her faith . Due to an overwhelming response in the Northeast Michigan area for outpatient mental health services, Charis expanded into a group private practice in 2016. Eight therapists work together to provide services to the community in the areas of Christian Counseling, Play Therapy, Treatment for Veterans, Trauma, Couples Therapy, Parenting Education and Training, and Coparenting Counseling.