Samaritas Psychiatric Services provide compassionate care and behavioral health resources for individuals who may struggle with prolonged sadness, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or behaviors that interfere with ability to perform daily activities.

How Our Behavioral Health Services and Family Counseling Can Help

Our medical team will work to evaluate new patients with undiagnosed psychiatric disorders. Patients are evaluated and, if medically appropriate, will continue services for ongoing medication management. Individuals may also be referred for additional behavioral health resources, such as individual, family, or group counseling.

Common Behavioral Health Struggles Include:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Contact Us

For more information about Michigan behavioral health services, contact Sue Winkelman: or call (616) 350-7781

In Calhoun and Branch County, Samaritas staff work with families to make changes that resolve a situation where a child has an emotional disturbance. Michigan behavioral health services can include counseling for individuals, couples, or the entire family. Family counseling and behavioral health services are provided in the home and the community and include clinical work through therapy models Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral , advocacy, psychiatric care, and more.

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  • Home Based Michigan Family Therapy Services: These services are offered in Calhoun and Branch County for children ages 4-18th birthday with an emphasis on improving functioning in the child’s natural environments at home, school, and/or in the community. Behavioral health services are provided to the entire family unit and include individual and family counseling, advocacy, and assistance with obtaining psychiatric services. Home Based Services can be accessed by going through CMH to obtain an assessment to determine appropriateness for behavioral health services.
  • Infant Mental Health (IMH): In Calhoun County, Samaritas Infant Mental Health clinicians work with Pregnant and parenting families up to the 4th birthday to assist in overcoming mental health barriers and enhance the bond and relationship between parent and child.
  • Targeted Case Management (TCM): In Calhoun and Branch Counties, Samaritas staff work with families to assist them in linking and coordinating with other services to meet their youth's needs.

Samaritas Behavioral Health Services Program has collaborated with WMU - Children's Trauma Assessment Team to provide Trauma Assessments and Attachment Assessments to children. Samaritas holds firm to the WMU - CTAC's model in providing quality, evidenced-based neurodevelopmental assessments.

Exposure to potentially traumatic events can affect a child's functioning with the cognitive, affective, behavioral and physiological domains. Early detection of child trauma can minimize psychological and physiological risk of children. The goal of the Trauma Assessment is to assess the impact of children following exposure to traumatic events and make recommendations for appropriate individual and family therapy services to alleviate the impacts of trauma on the child's life.

Referrals for Trauma Assessments are completed by your Child Welfare Worker. The directions on how to complete the referral are provided by the DHHS. When making a Trauma Assessment Referral, you must use the Michigan DHHS -5594 referral form.