About Fresh Aire Samaritan Counseling Center

Fresh Aire Samaritan Counseling Center is an affordable source of psychological and spiritual counseling for residents of the Great Lakes Region provided by licensed and trained psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors or social workers.

At Fresh Aire, the focus is on more than just the symptoms and counselors offering advice and direction. Counselors also help clients recognize, explore, and address the dynamics underlying their distress. The concept is to help individuals and families experience healing, growth, and wholeness of body, mind and spirit. Download the Fresh Aire brochure here.

A Unique Name for a Unique Ministry

The name, Fresh Aire, signifies the mission and focus of the services provided. Fresh suggests “beginning anew” or a “restoration of energy.” Aire, credits the role of the Divine or Holy Spirit in one’s healing as well as the “song” that emerges from the soul or heart when wholeness and transformation is experienced.

Healing and Growth

Today’s society is fast-paced and ever-changing. It is difficult to escape the pressures and perplexities of daily living. And today’s demands, including, family, personal relationships, careers or lack thereof, and health issues can often result in enormous stress. Such demands can lead to confusion, depression, grief, anxiety, lack of focus, or loss of meaning in our lives. These feelings often overlap and can easily lead individuals and families to a level of emotional distress that feels overwhelming. Fresh Aire Samaritan Counseling Center can help!

By creating an environment of safety where clients can feel heard, understood, and accepted, Fresh Aire offers a sanctuary for examining, healing, and moving through distress and pain. In this safe environment, clients are encouraged to recognize that distress in their lives doesn’t have to be avoided or eliminated. Rather, distress can be an invitation for personal and relational growth as well as spiritual renewal and transformation.

What is a Samaritan Institute?

Samaritan Centers are accredited by the Solihten Institute.  Solihten Institute serves more than 40 Centers in over 200 offices that help nearly 50,000 children, teens, men, women, and veterans every year.  Accredited Centers must meet Solihten Institute standards for its organization, management, and clinical practices. These standards are nationally recognized by the American Medical Association, American Association of Pastoral Counselors, President’s Commission on Mental Health, and the denominational offices of many religions. Each Center is accountable to a local board of directors made up of community leaders representing supporting congregations. Samaritan Centers endorse the belief that mind, body and spirit are interrelated and that wholeness includes community involvement. Counselors are trained to help counselees build upon their own religious and spiritual strengths. They work within the context of the counselee’s belief system, and do not impose their own theology on clients.


Samaritan Centers are one of the country’s largest providers of outpatient counseling that includes 471 centers in 336 cities in the United States. Samaritan Centers serve over 4,000 congregations and over 26 denominations and faith groups.

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