Adult Counseling Services
Other Adult Counseling Services
Southwest Counseling Solutions also provides Supported Employment Services, Permanent Supportive Housing, clinical and outpatient services for adults with developmental disabilities, healthy lifestyle programs, and other services to help our consumers better their lives. We have a highly trained and bilingual staff of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses and support staff who are experts in their fields. Our quality health services make it possible for those we serve to become productive members of the community. We provide a system of support driven by our guiding principles: respect, responsibility and recovery.


  • Developmental Disability Services: We provide therapy and coordination of services for adults who are experiencing cognitive deficits, cerebral palsy, autism or any other conditions that appear before age 22 and result in substantial functional limitations in major life activities. The Developmental Disabilities program’s main goal is to provide the best possible services to individuals with developmental disabilities by promoting conditions so they can live healthy and fulfilling lives and realize their strengths.
  • Supported Employment Services for those seeking full-time or part-time work. Services include individualized job search, Social Security benefits, counseling, and on-the-job supports.
  • Permanent Supportive Housing for adults who currently reside in Adult Foster Care homes and who are seeking to live independently
  • Healthy Solutions and InSHAPE improve the wellbeing of adults with mental illness through healthy living, physical fitness, disease management, and self-efficacy
  • Mental Health First Aid Training educates individuals to understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use
  • Support Coordination Assistance helps mental health consumers apply for benefits and medication assistance
  • On-site primary care and pharmacy services at Covenant Community Care located inside our Waterman clinic

The Waterman Outpatient Clinic is located at 1700 Waterman St., Detroit, MI 48209. Anyone seeking our counseling services should contact our ACCESS and Welcome Center, which is the point of entry for all our mental health programs.

The ACCESS unit responds to all requests and determines eligibility for services according to intensity of need and severity of symptoms. Appointments are scheduled for persons who meet our admission criteria. Crisis intervention services are provided on a walk-in basis.

To contact the ACCESS unit, call 313.841.7474 Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. 




  • Achieved the highest level of CARF accreditation since 1993
  • Served 2,506 adults with serious and persistent mental illness with recovery-focused counseling in 2012
  • State’s largest number of Spanish/English bilingual counselors
  • Satisfaction with services is 94%
  • Consumers improved on 38% of their identified goals (2011)
  • 79% of our adult outpatient clients have annual incomes less than $10,000
  • Developmental Disabilities program served 120 clients in 2012
  • Supports Coordination program, which helps individuals obtain benefits and free medication, assisted 940 clients in 2012
  • Permanent Supportive Housing program helped 51 former AFC residents move into their own apartments in last three years (15 in 2012)
  • Supported Employment program helped 42 persons find work in 2011
  • Go-Getters homeless drop-in center serves 56 adults a day
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) served 59 consumers; 44% improved on or achieved personal goals; hospitalization was reduced by 40%
  • ACCESS processed processed 4,217 requests in 2012, of which 1890 received services with our agency and 229 were referred to other organizations
  • Healthy Solutions helped 132 consumers lead healthier and more active lives in 2012
  • Mental Heath First Aid provided training to 76 participants in 2012
  • Our Evaluation and Research program is nationally regarded for excellence
We have a proven reputation for client-focused, innovative solutions to complex and challenging psychiatric, family and social issues. Our experienced and highly-trained staff can address and help resolve the significant behavioral health issues facing people of all ages and all walks of life. Our approach is comprehensive, integrated and proactive. And our services are easy to access. We can provide you the best resources and practices to reach your goals. Our aim is to understand your needs and to exceed your expectations by working together with you and others who care about you.


Adult Counseling Services

Mental Health Counseling

Hispanic Services

Go-Getters Drop-in Center