Counseling Services

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Free. Confidential. 24/7
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Free. Confidential. 24/7

Individual and group counseling services offered at Avalon are provided by a team of multifaceted and diverse professionals and are centered around empowerment and empathy toward survivors. All counselors are trained on an ongoing basis on providing services that are survivor-centered, trauma informed and culturally competent. As we understand that healing is not one size fits all, our counselors are skilled at utilizing interactive strategies to work through trauma reactions related to experiences with sexual violence and working collaboratively with survivors to ensure sessions are tailored to their specific needs and priorities.

The criteria for counseling services is that the person self-identifies as a survivor of sexual violence and is 12 years or older. We provide counseling services for both survivors directly impacted by sexual violence as well as secondary survivors, such as family members and other supportive loved ones. Survivors who are younger than 12 years old will be referred to our local child advocacy center, KidsTALK, or another local service organization that works specifically with children.

A person can request counseling services at any time during their healing process, whether it be immediately after their experience with assault or years later. All services provided by Avalon are free and confidential. To schedule an appt, please call our main office at 313-964-9701 Monday - Friday during business hours: 9am - 5pm.

Group Counseling Services

Many survivors of sexual violence process their trauma best in communal settings, such as support groups. Avalon Healing Center offers diverse opportunities to explore various methods of coping with trauma with the support of trained advocates as well as other survivors of sexual violence. Whether it be using their voice to speak or hands to create, survivors' ability to cope is supported and cultivated in brave spaces that promote empowerment and resiliency.

Group offerings and schedules vary throughout the year:
  • Peer Support Group
  • Women’s Empowerment Support Group
  • Men’s Support Group
  • Poetic Justice: A Speaker’s Bureau for Survivors and Supporters of Sexual Assault
  • Healing through Yoga
  • Art Therapy Group
  • Go Gettas
    (In Wayne County Jail - Women’s Facility)
Click below for more information or if you are interested in signing up to attend a group session.


National Sexual Assault Hotline/Resources
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence - statewide coalition
National Human Trafficking Hotline
Kids Talk
Our community’s Child Advocacy Center - referrals taken from LE, CPS and Avalon; non-acute response for children who have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual violence; or have witnessed domestic/sexual violence or homicide