Professional Counseling

LifeCare Christian Center can assist you in your search for a competent, professional counselor with the same values as you. Our current contracted professionals as well as those on our referral list have been screened and interviewed to be sure you will be receiving care & competent counseling from someone you can trust. Following are counselors associated with LifeCare Christian Center who are available to help you on a sliding scale. If you are looking for someone who takes insurance, please contact us and we will be sure you are put in capable hands.

Lillian M. Easterly-Smith, BCPC - Lillian's care & counseling experience spans over 25 years. Her certification is through the American Association of Christian Counselors and her degree is in Counseling/ Psychology & biblical studies with extended education in counseling through Light University. Lillian specializes in addictions (substance, food, etc), codependency, dysfunctional family issues, marriage/ relationships, pre-marital counseling, depression, various forms of abuse, father/ mother wounds, fear & anxiety, self-esteem/ significance/ identity issues, and more... She is also a Health & Fitness Coach.
For an appointment e-mail: or call the LifeCare Christian Center office at 734.629.3551.

Marilyn G. Kistler, MA, LPC, NCC - Marilyn has a passion for couples and individuals who struggle with the difficulties life brings and she has been working with them for many years, initially as a peer counselor trained by the American Association of Christian Counselors, and since 2008 as a licensed professional counselor. She assists those with issues such as anxiety, depression, codependency, and anger management. She has a special interest in relationships, married life, and blended families.
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To schedule an appointment, email: or call Marilyn directly at 734.331.0773 or the LifeCare Christian Center office at 734.629.3551

Melissa Waggy, MA, Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist - Melissa is passionate about helping teens, couples, and individual adults find growth, healing, and life transformation. She uses a collaborative approach to therapy that is focused on you, the client, and integrates counseling services with Christianity. She adjusts her approach to each individual, but benefits for all clients include: increasing awareness and knowledge of self, learning skills that go beyond therapy, and improving relationships with others and with God. Melissa received a master's degree in Counseling Psychology in 2013 from Moody Theological Seminary-Michigan. She is available to help you with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, abuse, grief and loss, trauma, spiritual confusion/doubt, marriage and relationships, forgiveness, life adjustments, sex issues, and codependency. You don't have to struggle alone or navigate through life's challenges without help. Melissa would love to start working with you soon.
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To schedule an appointment call Melissa directly at 734.392.8564 or the LifeCare Christian Center office at 734.629.3551.
A Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist may practice under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist.