Dr. Barbara Lewis-Lakin

Rev. Dr. Barbara Lewis-Lakin,  L.P.C. 

Barbara Lewis-Lakin is a pastoral psychotherapist/counselor with specialties in:  grief and loss, spiritually-integrated psychotherapy, women’s issues, clergy and clergy family issues, sexual/power abuse by clergy, stage of life transitions, anxiety, and depression.   She has been on staff at Samaritan Counseling since 1989.


  • B.A. from Albion College, Albion Michigan
  • M. Div. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary,  Evanston, Illinois
  • D. Min. in Pastoral Counseling/Psychotherapy from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary,  Evanston, Illinois
  • Clinical training at Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeastern Michigan

Professional experience and credentialing:

  • Ordained Elder in United Methodist Church:  served as pastor in local churches and as Consultant to the United Methodist Bishop in Michigan on matters of clergy sexual misconduct.
  • Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Michigan
  • Certified as Pastoral Counselor by the Division of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

Location of Practice:

  • Wednesday: Nardin Park
  • Thursday: Nardin Park (afternoon/evening)