Dr. Barbara Lewis-Lakin

Barbara Lewis-LakinRev. Dr. Barbara Lewis-Lakin,  LPC

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.