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About Emerge Counseling Services

Meet Our Team


Taliah Williams-Hunter

Founder/Lead Therapist

Women's Therapist, Parenting &
Relationship Counselor

“Purpose Driven Counselor”? Absolutely! Counseling is my passion and my purpose. As a therapist and former school counselor, I possess extensive experience in servicing women, parents, adolescents, at-risk youth, as well as implementing and facilitating mentor programs for young ladies. As a mother of all girls, I am well aware of how critical it is to instill confidence and encourage women to develop a positive self-image. I have personally navigated the challenges of a blended family, co-parenting, and feeling as if you're in it alone. Like you, I thought parenting would have been so much easier if our children entered the world with an instruction manual! However, I am happy to say that solutions and happy endings are possible. 


As a woman, parent, and advocate, I am extremely compassionate and empathetic of the challenges faced by women and parents. My journey and unwavering compassion has given me the sincere joy of dedicating myself to empowering and helping both women and parents. Our journey will assist with enhancing and building healthy relationships- with self and others, family structure, balance, self-esteem, confidence, overcoming various challenges, pursuing new heights, and more. While I am proud of my academic achievements and the wealth of knowledge I have obtained, it is the countless interactions with my clients, students, mentees, and parents that have shaped me into an impassioned clinician.

Your journey towards EMERGING can begin with a single step!

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Audra Adu, LPC

*Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Private Pay, and Out of Network Benefits with all Other Insurance Companies*

Some may call it a calling, but I’ve ALWAYS been passionate about helping others. For as long as I
can remember, those closest to me would describe me as easy to talk to. As your therapist, I want
to help create a space where you feel comfortable and are able to become the “you” you desire.
As a wife, a mom, and an entrepreneur, I understand what it’s like to wear many hats all at once.
I am trained to work with children, teens, and adults in individual and group settings. I
specialize in working with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and
those who simply need a safe space to talk. My experience is in both schools and outpatient


I am passionate about raising awareness about the importance of mental health, especially in my
own community. I love breaking down topics in the simplest form so that I can meet individuals
where they are. My approach to therapy is client focused and eclectic. Because counseling is
not a “one size fits all” tool, I use tools and approaches that will best meet each individual
client’s needs. As a therapist, it is my goal to help facilitate a place of understanding and self-
efficacy for each of my clients.

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Damon Herbert, LLPC

*Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Private Pay*

I am a Detroit Native who recently returned to Michigan. Prior to my return home, I resided in Oklahoma where I attended Langston University. By earning a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, I am now able to pursue my passion as a Mental Health Therapist. I have experience working with adults, “At risk” youth,  facilitating parenting and anger management groups, as well as Individual and Family Therapy.


I possess compassion and a passion for working with “At risk” youth, adolescent boys, men, and individuals in need of a safe space to process feelings and manage their mental health. I consider myself a multicultural therapist, and utilize a variety of methodologies, inclusive of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Behavioral Strategies, Solution-Focused Therapy, Humanistic and Person Centered Therapy. It is my belief that focusing on the individual and their unique experiences is important to the therapeutic process and truly beneficial to one's mental health.


Aaren Snyder, LMFT 

Accepts clients in Michigan and Ohio

*Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Private Pay, and Out of Network Benefits with all Other Insurance Companies*

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I believe that getting therapy is the basis of great overall health. Often, “mental health” is left out of the equation when considering the overall idea of being healthy. Addressing mental health can benefit an individual in a variety of areas such as their professional, academic, and personal relationships—especially the most important relationship of all—the one you have with yourself.


I specialize in working with couples and families who are experiencing a variety of issues such as communication problems, infidelity, impulse control, trauma, and parenting conflicts. Many families and couples just need a neutral party to help facilitate a conversation between the parties involved. 


I also work with individuals of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds. I consider myself a culturally competent therapist because I am willing to meet client’s where they are and explore their lives to gain a deeper understanding of their problems.


Phoenix Haller, LLPC

*Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Private Pay*

Hello everyone! I am a Limited Licensed Counselor (LLC). I have earned both my bachelors degree in Psychology and my masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Central Michigan University. I have experience providing counseling services to all ages, particularly adolescents and young adults. I have extensive training in trauma-informed care and DBT. 


I bring a holistic approach while integrating various theories to best meet the needs of the client. I have a history of working with primary and secondary victims of sexual assault, children diagnosed with ASD, mental illness, youth in foster care and crisis response. Overall, I am passionate about holistic health and healing. As a counselor, I am dedicated to helping support you on your own unique journey in whatever way that may look while practicing ethically and multiculturally.

Janet Haighton-Quarshie mental health therapist at Emerge Counseling Services

Janet Haughton-Quarshie, LLPC

*Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Private Pay*

As a Mindful Professional Counselor, I encourage clients to unpack and release emotional, mental, and physical discomfort and trauma with a range of clinical, as well as holistic interventions. I tailor my approach to meet you where you are on your unique journey and allow you to set the pace toward improved mental health and wellness.


My approach to counseling is client focused, culturally sensitive, and integrative. I draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills, integrating themes of Mindfulness, Breathwork, Meditation, Yoga, and Clinical Hypnotherapy, to support deeper awareness for my clients. I have experience working with adults with a range of client concerns such as Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Stress and Anger Management, Depression, Panic Attacks, Chronic Pain, Couple and Relationship Counseling as well as Career Counseling. 


I offer my clients a calm, confidential, supportive, and judgment-free therapeutic relationship based on the belief that "What you are seeking is not outside of is already in you."

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Trinity Williams

Social Media Manager/Content Creator

I am a 3rd year Business Administration Major, with a concentration in Marketing, at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). I am the founder of Trinity’s Treasures Summer Camp and extremely active in the community and with various organizations at FAMU. I have a love for assisting in the growth of businesses and enjoy exploring innovative and creative ideas. 

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