Solace Counseling Services - Helping you find solace and the courage to heal
Meet Our Therapists
 Gina M. Merritt LMSW ACSW is licensed Master's Level Clinical Social worker with additional professional accreditation from the National Association of Social Workers.

Gina has extensive experience with PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral challenges and life coaching as well as issues due to trauma.  Gina is also trained in EMDR therapy, a researched based treatment model that has been shown to reduce the symptoms of PTSD and other traumatic events and injuries.  Gina  also has her Sexual Health (Sex Therapy track) certificate from the University of Michigan.  This type of training is able to address issues related to low libido, ED, pain during intercourse, and gender identity.

"I am passionate about helping people live the life they want and deserve without having to carry the burden of the past."
Christie L Custer LMSW  is a licensed Master’s Level Clinical Social Worker licensed by the Michigan Board of Social Work. 

Christie has a wealth of experience working with adolescents, adults and families in various clinical and court settings.Recognizing that life has its ups and downs and this process can be confusing and at times painful, counseling may be the next step. If you feel like what you have been doing has stopped working and you're not sure what to try next or even where to begin, I would like to help. Because every person and situation is different, I am dedicated to using my experience to best fit each individual’s needs and learning style. When you are ready to take the next step toward finding peace, health or hope, please call to set up an appointment.

“My goal is to assist each individual to find the answers for their lives while discovering their own inner strength and wisdom.” 

Randy Ward LMSW is a licensed Master's-level Clinical Social Worker licensed by the Michigan Board of Social Work.

Throughout his career Randy has worked with kids and families in a variety of capacities including outpatient, group homes, schools, and camps. He has experience with substance abuse, communication issues, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, and parenting issues, among others.

"I believe that most “problems” are attempts at solutions that just aren't working anymore."

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