About Us

Thank you for visiting Stepping Stones Counseling. Our philosophy holds that each person is unique. Therefore, your therapy and treatment plans are tailored specifically to your needs. We employ a holistic, collaborative approach, working with physicians and psychiatrists toward optimal health of mind, body, and spirit.

Considering the current economy and challenges of the pandemic, Stepping Stones understands that some of us do not have health insurance. Whenever appropriate, we have chosen to provide an adjusted fee scale based on what patients can afford.  Our licensed, professional staff operates under the supervision of our Director, Dr. Denise L. Brooks. We are able to serve the needs of our clients who have health insurance plans.

Whether for yourself, your relationship, or your family, therapy is an investment of time, money, and considerable energy aimed at improving your daily life. Our seasoned, experienced staff devote their well-trained hearts and minds exclusively to you during the therapy hour, and spend additional time thinking and writing about your concerns. Our mission is to provide you the tools and skills needed to achieve your best possible outcomes and experience life to its fullest.

Sometimes therapy begins with a particular problem that initiates the call for help. Often, resolving those initial issues leads to an exploration of more foundational ones that may or may not be related to the presenting problem. Our goal is to assist each client, couple, or family, according to her, his or their needs and goals, one step at a time.

Payment and Insurance 

We participate with a number of mental health insurance providers, listed below. We also have a sliding fee scale for those who want to work with one of us, but either have no coverage or wish not to use it due to deductibles, copays, or other reasons.

While we can call and verify your coverage, it always helps -- a lot -- if you call the customer service number on the back of your card before the first session to verify that 1) we are an approved provider, 2) find out how much you will be responsible to pay for deductible and copays, and 3) how many sessions are covered per year. When you call, ask if "Dr. Denise L. Brooks" is an in-network provider, as she is the director and most often the listed provider for our practice.

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Complete of Michigan
  • Cash Pay
  • Cofinity
  • HAP | Health Alliance Plan
  • Medicare
  • Priority Health
  • Private Pay
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health