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Advocate Counseling is a multifaceted outpatient mental health and substance abuse provider.  We believe that with assistance in the battle against substance abuse, our communities can reach greater degrees of sobriety that in turn provides a richer and more productive experience for those that live here. Our expertise can help individuals walk healed of the mental health affliction's and their marriages/relationships can be restored. We work Holistically; mind, body, soul and spirit to help individuals find peace in a chaotic world.
 Outpatient Services in Bessemer MI provides substance abuse treatment and mental health outpatient counseling services. We believe that finding and plugging into sober, healthy support opportunities to overcome addiction and to develop the mind, body and spirit allow for the greatest chance to heal. Through evidence based practices our outpatient counselors guide and assist our clients toward a holistically healthier lifestyle free from the baggage of addictions and mental health challenges.
We strive to enhance the lives of the individual, family and community in the beautiful Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our staff are committed to assisting each person with their individual needs. We are qualified to address co-occurring mental health disorders that are often masked by substances. We are here to serve the communities we are located within.

Harry Swanson, MA, LPC, CAADC, CSAC

I am a Masters graduate of Liberty University where we were taught the latest evidence based theory and brief interventions in the field of counseling.  There was the additional challenge in their scholastic program that encouraged the student to examine these disciplines according to Biblical truth.  I have pursued additional training in substance abuse, emotionally focused couples therapy and spiritually focused addictions treatment.

My counseling style is eclectic. What that means to you is that I meet you where you're at. I match appropriate evidence based practices to your personality and temperament to assist you in obtaining the degree of peace and healing you feel is satisfactory. I am fully licensed in Wisconsin and Michigan as a professional counselor (LPC). I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC).

I am able to bring a spiritual and/or Christian perspective to the therapy room whenever you tell me it’s OK and desirable. I have facilitated several marriage enrichment seminars (Marriage on the Rock and Love and Respect), co-facilitated Life Skills and am knowledgeable in matters of faith. Help is phone call away and we're praying for you.

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