Therapist James Wickersham Specializes in Recovery after Facing his own Addiction

Therapist James Wickersham Specializes in Recovery after Facing his own Addiction (Mel Corrigan, June 15, 2018) I sat down with James Wickersham at a coffee shop recently. Dressed in a button-down shirt, face adorned with glasses, he sported a steady, serious yet approachable demeanor. Wickersham is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW) and a Certified…

Common Ground Seeking Volunteers for 24-hour Crisis Helpline

Common Ground Seeking Volunteers for 24-hour Crisis Helpline (Common Ground, March 7, 2017) PONTIAC, Mich., – Common Ground is seeking new crisis helpline volunteers at the Resource and Crisis Center in Pontiac, Michigan. The organization’s volunteer program offers several benefits including: free certification and training courses, experience in a mental health environment, career development and…

Berkley Counselors Offering Free Sessions for those Impacted by Ferndale Woman’s Murder

Berkley Counselors Offering Free Sessions for those Impacted by Ferndale Woman’s Murder (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2016) Berkley, MI – The death of Amy Brede sent shock and sadness through the Ferndale community where the 39 year old woman was strangled to death in her back yard by a male acquaintance.  The killer Matthew…

Transgender Health Fair focuses on Treatment and Guidance

The second annual Transgender Health Fair educated attendees about hormones, safe sex, gender reconstruction surgeries, counseling, laser hair removal, prescription drug coverage and supportive organizations. Transgender Michigan hosted the event, filling Affirmations’ front gallery with rows of informational booths, seminars and forums. More than 100 attended.

Masters Students Learn Counseling w/ Affirmations Clientele

…“This is one of our essential services,” said Affirmations Interim Executive Director Kevin Howley. “We are working on grant writing right now to keep this program funded because it serves the community in so many ways. Knowing that 43 more counselors are out there with a better understanding of LGBT client needs makes it a worthwhile way to not only help people here who need it, but the community as a whole. It’s great to think of LGBT acceptance spreading this way.”…