Welcome to Shining Light Counseling

Welcome to Shining Light Counseling

Welcome to Shining Light CounselingWelcome to Shining Light CounselingWelcome to Shining Light Counseling

Creating a safe and warm atmosphere where you feel peace and compassion and leave experiencing hope and happiness. 

Your Counselor

Meet Erica


A compassionate heart and gentle soul is what you will find in your counselor, Erica Chavez. Ever since she was 8 years old, she knew there was something special about her; that God had given her a special heart to help people with. Residing in the Metro Detroit area with her husband and their German Shepherd, Max, Erica is a proud graduate of Oakland University and enjoys traveling, spoiling her dog, and spending time with family and friends.

Who We Are


Our Counseling Practice

Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. Christian counseling is also available, as requested.


Our Treatment Focus

Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. 


Our Patient Promise

We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

Our Therapy



Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 




Marriage and relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your love and commitment to each other.  



Losing a loved one is often the most difficult chapter in our life's story. Counseling sessions provide support needed to process the challenging emotions that grief and loss can bring. A heart that is broken can be restored through therapy; while providing the strength to start a new chapter.

Patient Testimonials

Michele Upchurch

Erica is a rare find!  Her ability to offer impartial advise with tremendous compassion and wisdom is a gift. I am happy to share this amazing woman with others in need. It brings balance and clarity in my life and I am thankful. 

Rochelle Anderson

I have been seeing Erica for almost a year now for grief counseling.  She is simply fantastic.  Erica creates a safe and confidential environment, one that I have never experienced before with anyone else.  Erica has the skills and training that allow me to work on and deal with my anxiety, spirituality, anger, and, relationship issues.  I enjoy my private sessions with her. 

Jennifer Hucul

Ms. Erica is a great therapist. My husband and I see her for couples counseling. She’s engaging and empathetic. I would highly recommend her to someone looking for a down to earth straight forward therapist 

Erin Schriedel

Counseling can be really difficult. With busy work schedules and finding the right counselor for you. The key to successful counseling is finding the right fit. I came across Shining Light Counseling through my insurance web-site and made the call. This was the only location to call me back same day and get me in same day as well. I have had such a positive experience here with Erica. I have learned things about myself and gained confidence I didn't know I had. I can go to work, work on my school work, and still come to Shining Light. I would highly recommend Erica for any one seeking counseling for any reason. 

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Shining Light Counseling

48465 Van Dyke Ave. Suite A, Shelby Township, MI 48317, US

(586) 488-3175



09:00 am – 08:00 pm


09:00 am – 08:00 pm


09:00 am – 08:00 pm


09:00 am – 08:00 pm


08:00 am – 12:00 pm


08:00 am – 12:00 pm



Mon-Thurs: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed Sunday