The Tanya Heidelberg-Yopp Counseling Ministry

The Tanya Heidelberg-Yopp Counseling Ministry at LifeChurch Southfield serves to fulfill our vision, which is to Know Christ, Grow in community and Go serve those in need.


We effectively achieve our mandate to “go” by serving our church community through our counseling ministry.


Our ministry is named in honor of our late member, Tanya Heidelberg-Yopp. She served in a myriad of ministries, but she believed her purpose was to help people, encourage them and assist in their spiritual and personal development, as a counselor. Tanya helped many people, but her life was shortened by cancer. In honor of Tanya Heidelberg-Yopp, LifeChurch Southfield will continue providing professional counseling to those in need.


Jennifer J. Matthews, completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida, M.A. in Counseling from Wayne State University, and B.A in Spanish from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Matthews is a National Certified Counselor and is an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Matthews works with adults in the following areas: grief & loss, depression, anxiety, wellness, work-life balance and anger management. In addition to working in a clinical setting, Dr. Matthews is an Assistant Professor at Oakland University where she teaches graduate-level courses and researches on grief & loss in the African American community. She is a member and board member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling,

Jennifer J. Matthews, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS


Elreta Dodds, LPC, LMSW

Elreta Dodds is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Masters Social Worker, and Ordained Minister. She has also written and independently published several Christian apologetic books that focus on social issues. Elreta has a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, both of which were obtained from Wayne State University where she graduated with honors. Elreta taught courses in community services for eight years as an adjunct instructor at Siena Heights University and is retired from the state of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services after twenty-five years of service.

Pierre Hall, Sr. is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Master Social Worker. Mr. Hall is a retired school counselor/social worker of 35 years. He holds a Masters and Bachelors degree from Oakland University. Mr. Hall has a passion for the counseling profession.

Pierre P. Hall, Sr., LMSW, LPC

Jeannine A. Tyree is practicing therapist that supports individuals with severe and persistent mental illness at a Detroit Metropolitan community mental health agency. Most of her career has involved working with individuals with developmental disabilities who had significant behavioral challenges in Toledo, Ohio. She earned her Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree from Bowling Green State University. Ms. Tyree is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP). Her clinical experience and interests include working with people who seek support for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, relationships, family issues, anger, and life stressors. She is a member of Michigan Mental Health Counselor’s Association, National Rehabilitation Association and American Association of Christian Counselors.

Jeannine Tyree, LPC, CRC, QIDP


We are currently able to offer counseling services in the following areas:

• Trauma
• Interpersonal relationships
• Anger
• General life stressors
• Behavioral issues
• School issues
• Coping skills

• Depression
• Grief & Loss
• Anxiety
• Self-esteem
• Stress
• Work/life balance
• Marital concerns
• Career


For more information, please contact our Director at:

Jennifer J. Matthews, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
(248) 382-8805



19301 Twelve Mile Rd.
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

24293 Telegraph Road
Suite 210
Southfield, MI 48033

Service time


Sunday: 10:45 AM

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm to 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Phone: 248.996.9869


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