Meet Our Therapists

Phyllis M. Williams MA, LLPC

Phyllis received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and her Master of Art degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. Her first therapy experience was as a Clinical Supervisor over a Refugee and Domestic foster care program. Where she oversaw 5 different programs across Michigan that provided outpatient mental health and substance abuse services to children/young adults 3-21 years of age. Phyllis then transitioned to Crisis Services where she screened individuals for psychiatric placement. Most recently Phyllis spent 4 years working in a local private practice and a outpatient substance abuse program as the Clinical Supervisor before opening her own group private practice.

Phyllis aims to provide a warm and welcoming environment in which clients identify strengths and challenges, learn skills to make real change, decrease symptoms, and improve their overall well-being. Phyllis specializes in working with individuals and families helping them cope with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, divorce, sexual abuse and self-worth issues. Phyllis’ first focus is building a trusting therapeutic relationship so that her clients are able to receive the support and guidance they need to create change in a healthy way. Phyllis strives to create an environment that is safe, comfortable and free of judgement. She is intentional with her structure of the therapeutic environment and works to make sure each client feels heard and understood. Phyllis believes in a strength-based approach that is guided by the individual needs of each client. Phyllis uses various tools and therapeutic interventions that are unique to each client to bring out the best in them.  Phyllis provides the following services: Telehealth, individual, family, couples and supervised parenting time visits. Phyllis prefers to work with the following populations:

  • Young adults 17-24
  • Adults 25-100
  • Sexual abuse population
  • Women who are at the bottom of their totem pole 
  • LGBTQIA+ population. 

Loretta Brand​ MSC/MHC, LLPC, CADC

Loretta graduated from University of Phoenix with her Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2012; she also is a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC).  Loretta has over 10 years experience working with person with mental health and physical health disabilities, substance abuse disorders, veterans and adults who have difficulties with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-defeating behaviors and managing day to day stress. Loretta uses Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills, and other evidence-based therapies to help individualize therapy. Loretta believes that everyone who wants to be free from emotional burdens; has the ability with interpersonal strength to overcome and get past the misfortunes of current or previous circumstances. Loretta also believes that therapy is an influential journey that requires a partnership between both client and therapist. Loretta provides the following services: Telehealth, individual, couples and substance abuse groups. Loretta prefers to work with the following populations:

  • Couples
  • Older adults 40+
  • Substance abuse populations
  • Veterans
  • LGBTQIA+ population

Carlos Brown, LMSW-C

Carlos Brown received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Michigan State University and his Masters of Arts degree in Social Work from Walden University. Carlos currently holds a limited license since 2019. Carlos has received his state endorsement for Trauma-Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has completed workshops in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) for youth and adults. His first therapy experience was as an Outpatient and Outreach Therapist for Community Mental Health. Carlos provided outpatient services to clients and collaborated with intercity schools to provide therapy in the educational setting for youth in need. Carlos has vast experience from his roles in residential care settings, refugee, foster care, behavioral health case management, home-based senior services, support coordination, and program management. Carlos has worked with very diverse populations, from youth to older adults, in his roles. 

Carlos’s passion for mental health consists of the demystifying stigma associated with mental health, symptom management, and resiliency. Carlos believes in the whole person’s treatment, so he loves collaborating with additional professionals to provide the most optimal treatment and recovery.

Carlos uses several skills and client collaboration to tailor treatment to everyone. As a certified Youth Mental Health Professional, Carlos loves providing community training, psychoeducation, harm reduction methods, safety planning, family collaboration, and Social-Emotional Learning skills training for overall wellness. Carlos provides the following services: Telehealth, individual and family therapy. Carlos prefers to work with the following populations:

  • Early Childhood 0-4
  • Children ages 5-16
  • Young adults 17-24
  • Adults 25-30
  • LGBTQIA+ population

Patrick G. Murphy MS, LPC

Patrick received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and his Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. He has previously worked as an Outpatient Therapist for both New Oakland Family Centers and the Children’s Services division of the Sanilac County Community Mental Health Authority; he’s been with Peace & Harmony Counseling since 2020. He believes strongly that therapy works best when the client and the therapist collaborate as equal partners on the road to wellness. He utilizes a trauma-informed approach and employs a wide range of techniques to assist clients in addressing their mental health challenges. He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults, and has significant experience in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorders, ADHD, and other conditions. Patrick provides the following services: individual, couples and Telehealth therapy. Patrick prefers to work with the following populations: 

  • Couples
  • Children ages 7-16
  • Young adults 17-24
  • Adults 25-100
  • Works with both secular and religious populations

 

Mario Wilcox LMSW, DP-C ​

Mario received his Bachelors’ Degree in Sociology from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY in 2007. Mario went on to complete his Master’s in Social Work from Michigan State University in 2013. Mario obtained his limited license in 2013 and has been fully licensed since 2018. Mario specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, grief and loss, self-esteem and oppositional defiance disorder. Mario has worked in Child Welfare; specifically with at-risk adolescence (male/female) for over 12 years. Mario utilizes Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI) as treatment modalities.Mario has a strong passion for helping individuals and families reach their goals and potential; striving to see everyone succeed. Mario provides the following services: individual, couple, substance abuse groups and Telehealth therapy. Mario prefers to work with the following populations:

  • Couples
  • Children ages 12-16
  • Young adults 17-24
  • Adults 25-100
  • Substance abuse populations 

Peace & Harmony Counseling Services, LLC accepts the following forms of insurance, EAP, grants and/or other forms of payment:

Aetna- Out of Network

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Complete

Blue Care Network

Carebridge EAP

Cash Pay

Health Alliance Plan (HAP)

Love Foundation Vouchers 

McLaren Commercial/Medicaid

Meridian Medicaid

Michigan Straight Medicaid

Molina Medicaid

Open Path 

Physicians Health Plan-Out of Network 

Priority Health

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