In Memoriam

It is with deep sadness that SCC acknowledges the passing of our dear friend, former Executive Director Robert Martin.

Bob is survived by his wife, daughter and her husband; 2 grandchildren; several step-children and step-grandchildren; and many friends and loved ones.

Bob earned his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Ecumenical Theological Seminary, and Masters degrees from Yale University and Oakland University.

He served the United Church of Christ as pastor from 1978 until his retirement in 2016.

Bob joined the clinical staff of SCC in February of 2008, and served as Executive Director from 2012 until his retirement in 2016. During this time, he also served on the clinical staff of the Eastwood Clinics in Rochester Hills.

Bob’s deep sense of spirituality inspired his additional training in Bioenergetic Analysis, Reike, and Sikkim. He was particularly fond of the ancient practice of labyrinth walking and meditations.

SCC is particularly grateful to Bob and Cynthia for bequeathing to us the labyrinth banner that hung in the Executive Director’s office during his tenure here. It will be displayed in that office again, in honor of the life that Bob shared with us.

Bob’s compassion, curiosity, whimsy, dedication, and tenderness continue to send ripples of hope and healing into the future of the lives he touched directly, and into the community he served.

A memorial service will be held Monday, September 18, 11:00 a.m., at the Congregational Church of Birmingham,UCC, 1000 Cranbrook Rd, Bloomfield Hills , Mi 48304. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Samaritan Counseling Center of SE Michigan Client Assistance Fund (CAF).


Lifting Up Las Vegas

As details of the heartbreaking events in Las Vegas emerge, SCC’s therapists, Staff, Board and supporters join together to lift up the families of the victims and survivors.

We also hold in thought those first responders who moved to serve, protect, rescue, and heal.

We remember investigators whose job it is to now help us understand why.

We lift community leaders as they offer reassurance.

We think of colleagues in the fields of mental health, medicine, and the clergy who have accepted the call to attend to and walk alongside the traumatized.

May there be life and peace,

Mark Phelps
Executive Director
Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeastern Michigan

2017 Golf Outing Recap

A very big thank you to all who participated in SCC’s 2017 Golf Outing. Funds raised from this special event go directly to our Client Assistance Fund (CAF), which helps ensure that underprivileged members of the community have access to the hope and healing offered by SCC therapists.

If you helped organized the event, donated raffle items, sponsored a golf hole or a beverage cart, played golf, or enjoyed a great steak dinner, we owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude.

Thank you!