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DCCS is dedicated to providing compassionate quality care for persons suffering from mental illness and critical crisis events of daily living. Our core values are...  “Ethical Integrity, Accountability, Openness & Engagement, Financial Integrity, and Professional competence”. We strive to enhance the quality of life to the individuals and families that we meet by providing evidence and research based practices.

Kelly  is an accomplished professional. Masters degree in Social Work and Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Deaf Culture. She received her diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy in 2007. Kelly has worked within communities and families to develop and implement programs, teach, coach and advocate for persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness. She has worked for over 30 years in this field. She is a parent of an amazing disabled son. She is a DBT therapist and has developed an adapted DBT program for the ID population. She has presented at State of Michigan conferences on DBT and FASD. She provides advocacy work and is a Leader in Policy Advocacy through the ARC. She is a member in good standing through the NASW and a member of the ARC.

Kelly Shuler


President/Executive Director/Therapist

Mark is an accomplished professional with his Masters in Social Work. He has worked in communities and with families with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for over 30 years. He has developed and worked as a therapist for an adapted DBT informed program for persons with cognitive impairments. He has presented at several conferences on this topic and he is published as a co-author in a paper related to the program. He is an experienced individual, family and group therapist and an advocate providing meeting facilitation for persons with disabilities. His has been a member of the ARC of Dearborn for over 15 years serving in the following positions; President, Vice President and Treasurer.

Mark Mitchell



Nichole has 19 years of post graduate experience in clinical practice. After completing her Masters degree in May of 2000, she has worked in a partial psychiatric hospitalization program, has both short and long term substance abuse treatment experience with primary addicts as well as family members of those suffering from addiction, has worked in mental health programs in correctional settings and has worked for an employee assistance program facilitating short term solution focused therapy. She has extensive history using cognitive behavioral approaches, and believes in looking at the big picture to help clients hone in to find solutions that are effective and long lasting based upon the individual. She is trauma informed and has an extensive history working with clients who have experienced a variety of traumas . Nichole has worked with members of the law enforcement community both clinically and has facilitated training on stress management for law enforcement officers as well as
suicide prevention.

Nichole Brady- Kourt


Stephanie has been a licensed professional counselor for almost nine years. In that time she has had the pleasure of helping many people with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts and many other life issues. Stephanie will always accept you for who you are and where you are, but will give you the tools to help you achieve your goals.Stephanie specializes in working with first responders and their families as they navigate the unique challenges facing them due to the job. She also specialize in healthcare professionals and anxiety and depression.Stephanie became a professional counselor to provide support to those who need it during difficult times in their lives. She believe that everyone deserves to live the best life possible and want to help my clients achieve that for themselves.

Stephanie Carney

Lexie is our student intern this year. Lexie earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a focus in Leadership of Organization from Michigan State in winter 2019. She is currently a student at the University of Michigan School of Social Work earning her masters in social work. Lexie has years of experience working with children and young adults. In her future, she hopes to work as a therpist with teens and young adults. You might see her around the office or in sessions with you and your therapist!

Lexie Kay
MSW Student Intern 
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Office hours

Monday-Friday  9:00 AM-7:00 PM

Saturday            9:00 AM-2:00 PM

1004 South Michigan Avenue

Suite 203

Howell, Michigan 48843

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