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Guiding Independence Counseling Service


The Basics

Located 15 miles northwest of downtown Detroit, Guiding Independence Counseling Service is the private practice of LPC Debra Young. Young specializes in treating clients struggling with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, along with personal, parental and marital problems. While the practice was founded in 2016, Young has over 33 years of experience working with clients of all ages in the Detroit area. Guiding Independence offers a person-centered treatment model that integrates a number of therapeutic methods into an individualized experience. Therapies include evidence-based methods, holistic models and solution-focused therapy, all on an outpatient level.

Treatment and Staff

Guiding Independence provides a relaxed, supportive and positive atmosphere where clients can feel comfortable to let down their guard and open up. The goal of treatment is not only to treat the symptoms, but to heal the “whole person” and guide them to personal growth. Guiding Independence understands the importance of comfort and safety when it comes to the success of therapy. As such, Young offers a free initial consultation to new clients. This serves two purposes: to give new clients an idea and feel for Young’s methods, and allow Young the chance to determine the best possible personalized treatment plan.

Guiding Independence employs an eclectic care approach that implements several therapies including evidence-based methods, holistic practices and solution-focused therapy for individuals in need of more practical, goal oriented path. Clients engage in individual, couple and group sessions rooted in CBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and relaxation therapy. In addition to therapeutic methods, Guiding Independence provide individuals with effective coping strategies and preventative techniques that manage excessive stress and anger, and vastly diminish the likelihood of relapse. Guiding Independence also offers regular workshops on an array of topics including grief and loss, parenting seminars and nutrition education classes that helps clients make more informed decisions about their diet and general health and happiness.

As previously mentioned, Guiding Independence is the private practice of Master’s-level counselor Debra Young. She also has her Bachelor’s in Social Work. With over three decades of experience, Young has worked in residential treatment facilities, nursing homes and children’s behavioral health as well as the foster care system and juvenile courts. As Young is not a physician or psychiatrist, medication management is not available.


Young also offers a vision board workshop that is open to the public.

In Summary

Guiding Independence Counseling Service boasts over 33 years of professional experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Young provides individualized outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with mental health challenges and issues affecting their personal life, marriage and family. For clients looking for a safe and open environment with an experienced therapist that understands, Debra Young is an excellent option.

Guiding Independence Counseling Service
39111 W McNichols Rd
Livonia, MI 48240

Guiding Independence Counseling Service Cost: Call for details; some insurance accepted. Reach Guiding Independence Counseling Service by phone at (866) 214-1737 or by email at [email protected]. Find Guiding Independence Counseling Service on Facebook

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