Madonna University to provide free mental health services in southeast Michigan

The staff of Madonna University's no-cost psychology clinic. Dr. Annamaria Silveri, back left, supervises master's students, from middle back, Laura Westra and Chuck DeCarlo as well as, from front left, Stacie Pawlowski and Chantele Fox.

LIVONIA — Madonna University’s Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program will soon begin offering no-cost psychotherapy services to metro Detroit residents.

The program’s aim is to help those aged 13 or older who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford seeing a therapist, but is open to anyone seeking therapy. Services will come at no charge, regardless of one’s income or whether a patient has insurance.

“A lot of folks in underserved populations might get medicated and stabilized in an emergency room, but then there’s no follow up,” said Dr. Annamaria Silveri, a licensed psychologist who directs the program. “This will be quality therapy where they can come in every week for a 50-minute session.”