Chane Reaction

This is Chane Reaction LLC, Counseling Services

Mr Brian Chaney, LMSW, C.Ht

CEO / Creator of Chane Reaction LLC

As Founder and CEO of Chane Reaction Counseling Services, Brian truly feels that every action is a reaction of a certain chain of events. A native Detroiter, Brian overstands the need to provide culturally sensitive mental health services to underrepresented populations. Thus, Chane Reaction Counseling Services was born.

Brian Chaney, LMSW, C.Ht.,

As Founder and CEO of Chane Reaction Counseling Services, Brian truly feels that every action is a reaction of a certain chain of events.

As Founder and CEO of Chane Reaction Counseling Services, Brian truly feels that every action is a reaction of a certain chain of events. A native Detroiter, Brian overstands the need to provide culturally sensitive mental health services to underrepresented populations. Thus, Chane Reaction Counseling Services was born.

Brian attended Eastern Michigan University as a Student-Athlete earning his Bachelor of Social Work Degree (1997) and two varsity letters while competing in football. Shortly after, Brian earned a Master’s degree in Social Work at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan (June 2000).

Brians life experiences growing up in inner-city Detroit combined with his educational and sports background have groomed his style to be quite unique and well-rounded. Working as a School Social Worker for over 20 years, Brian has handled complex situations with students as well as their families who were "at-Risk" of social or academic failure. Brian believes that "Sports imitates life." Teaching "life lessons" through sports has always been Brian's passion. Serving as a youth and High School coach for many years, Brian makes connections between the physical and mental similarities of the two. Making these great connections with the athletes he services, Brian has gone on to become the only certified male Sports Social Worker in the state of Michigan!

Using this unique skill set, Brian promotes social justice and social change by focusing on the unique needs of athletes at both an individual and team level. As a Sports Social Worker, Brian strives to help athletes in need and address the behavioral health and psychosocial needs impacting their abilities to be successful in and away from competition.

Lastly, Brian is also a member of the Clinical Hypnosis Professional Group. While studying at the Clinical Hypnosis Institute (2020) Brian has become certified in Basic, Advanced, and Analytical Hypnosis focusing on weight/shape management, smoking cessation, stress/pain management, and past life regression.

As a hypnotherapist, Brian uses advanced techniques to help his clients change unwanted behaviors as well as to lessen or eliminate the effects of Initial Sensitizing Events (ISE). Brian
uses hypnosis with athletes to increase training, motivation, and to enhance performance. Brian believes that hypnotherapy is the ultimate means of heightening motivation by programming your subconscious mind to work cohesively with your conscious desires.

Meet The Therapists

Dominique Golden LLMSW, (GRANTS)

Dominique is passionate about leveraging cross sector partnerships to combat today's social challenges.

Dominique is a proud Detroiter. She received her Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Community Development and a Certificate in Human Service Management from the School of Social Work (SSW) from Wayne State University. She is passionate about leveraging cross sector partnerships to combat today's social challenges like poverty, homelessness, and access to education.

Dominique serves as an Emergency Services Manager at Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare Systems. She develops individual safety plans of services with provision for linkages to other services based on the unique needs of individuals from the age of 7 to 75 years of age. Additionally, Dominique provides outpatient resources, tools and support communities to support individuals with coping with the challenges of everyday life.

In her spare time, Dominique serves as the Secretary for the National Association of Social Workers Board of Directors Michigan Chapter. Additionally, Dominique works on her very own organization called The Kind Corporation. Modeled after Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, The Kind Corporation delivers monthly hygiene items to individuals impacted by homelessnes, homebound seniors and other marginalized communities. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, spin class, and watching the latest season of Bridgerton!

Maureen (“Mo”) McDonald, LMSW

Maureen (“Mo”) McDonald has earned both; Bachelor of Arts & Master of Social Work

Maureen (“Mo”) McDonald, LMSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in mental health and chemical dependency from Eastern Michigan University. Mo has also earned a Certification in Sports Social Work from the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports.

Through her work as a licensed social worker Mo is committed to providing supportive counseling, establishing cooperative family relationships, and crisis management. She provides both therapy and assessment services for individuals and groups, including both long and short term interventions. Her areas of expertise include: conflict resolution, crisis deescalation, harm reduction, and suicide prevention.

Mo has been working in the social work industry for over 20 years and has had the privilege to work with individuals from all walks of life. Her personal philosophy of social work is grounded in the belief that counseling is a collaborative process that requires compassionate care without judgment.

Mo’s therapy style is encouraging, direct, and engaging. She integrates complimentary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach for each individual client and situation. This enables her to be an extremely effective social worker who is comfortable working with diverse groups of people.

Gwendolyn Chaney, LMSW

As a native Detroiter, Ms. Chaney has always involved herself in community activities.

Gwendolyn E. Chaney, LMSW has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan.
Her focus was in Clinical studies and Program Development. Youth, teens, couples counseling, groups, and teen substance abuse and recovery are her areas of expertise. As a native Detroiter, Ms. Chaney has always involved herself in community activities. While raising her family, she realized the need for neighborhood youth needing attention on many levels. Ms. Chaney served as a Principal in the community’s Let’s Read program under the leadership of Detroit journalist, June Brown. Acknowledging that children needed support from the entire village, Ms. Chaney started, with the help of her husband and other’s, a Police Athletic League Sports team . This Organization, known as the Northwest Detroit Panthers, recently celebrated over 30 years in existence. We provided tutoring for all team members and encouraged parents to participate. Realizing a lot of the negative issues that occurred with these families was due in part to a lack of communication and misunderstanding. These were the accruement’s that molded the desire to work with youth, teens, families, couple’s, and groups.

Brent J. Sykes, LLMSW

Brent has worked in Social Work in many aspects
from clinical therapist to community Liaison.

Brent J. Sykes LLMSW was born and raised in Pontiac, Michigan. Brent is a graduate of Pontiac Northern High School, Oakland Community College (Mental Health), Oakland University (Social Work), and Michigan State University with his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. Brent is currently a limited licensed social worker in the state of Michigan. Brent has worked in Social Work in many aspects from clinical therapist to community Liaison. In therapy, Brent’s preferred treatment modality is Cognitive Behavior Therapy, specializing in treatment of the effects of trauma.

In his community, Brent has been mentoring and coaching youth for over a decade. He is an active board member with Pontiac Youth Assistance, and the Director of football operations for the Pontiac Panthers Youth Football and Cheer.

Brent is the former president of the district wide Title 1 advisory board for the Pontiac School District and also served on the Pontiac Zoning board of Appeals. Brent is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. Brent’s passion is guiding human beings to overcome the short and long-term effects of adverse obstacles encountered in everyday life.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”

Lawrence Robinson Jr., LLMSW

A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Lawrence Robinson Jr. came to Detroit, MI in 2008

A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Lawrence Robinson Jr. came to Detroit, MI in 2008 with the hopes of becoming the first male in his family to earn a four-year college degree. Today, Mr. Robinson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, along with his Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University. Mr. Robinson concentrated his graduate studies in community social work practice while working professionally to promote educational achievement and workforce development for underrepresented youth and the young adult population of Detroit. Mr. Robinson’s experience consists of counseling university and K-12 students, along with providing mental health case management and workforce development services for Detroit youth and families. He has served within the Detroit Public Schools, WSU School of Social Work, the Office of Federal TRIO, The Yunion Inc, and the City of Detroit Mayor’s Office Department of Youth Services.

Mr. Robinson has the unique gift of facilitating interaction and communication with others, focusing on their strengths and resources to create a more effective future. His clinical approach is holistic and with emphasis on Client-centered and Solution-Focused Therapy interventions.

Mr. Robinson’s ultimate goal is to help clients to develop self-awareness, safely explore their thoughts and feelings, and proactively address life difficulties and transitions.

If you're interested in working with Mr. Robinson, call or email now for a free telephone consultation.

Kareemah A. Lewis, LLMSW

Kareemah A. Lewis LLMSW was born, raised & graduated in Detroit, Michigan

Kareemah A. Lewis LLMSW was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She is a graduate of Laura F. Osborn High School, Wayne County Community College (Criminal Justice), Madonna University (Criminal Justice), and Wayne State University with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work.

Prior to obtaining her LLMSW, Kareemah worked as a Juvenile Detention Officer, Families First Worker, Head Start Advocate, Youth Specialist, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Specialist, Case Manager, and Clinical Therapist in the Developmental Disabilities department. Her experience does not stop there—as she does not limit herself or her ability to assist in making the lives of at-risk youth, those on the Autism Spectrum, and individuals with Anxiety and Depression—better. Kareemah challenges her clients to “grow through” life, not just “go through” life. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing mindfulness, meditation, and yoga.

“Every individual can transform into the best version of themselves with the proper help and a strong voice to show them how.”

Linking You To Resources For A Better Tomorrow

Chane Reaction LLC is a community-based operation offering counseling to individuals and families. We specialize in servicing underrepresented groups.

As an African-American male therapist, I understand that it is essential to provide a safe, relaxing, judgement-free space that encompasses both social work values as well as a therapeutic, holistic approach.

Brian D. Chaney LMSW, C.Ht, Sports Social Worker



Athletes & Mental Health

Game Changers

Chane Reaction boasts the only two Certified Sports Social Workers in the state of Michigan! Please contact us for more information about our “Game Changers” program which focuses on holistically addressing athletes’ mental health needs. Group and Individual rates are available!!
Hours of Experience
Lives Changed

Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Balance

At Chane Reaction Counseling Services LLC, we believe in a holistic approach to treating mental health needs.

We provide weekly individual, group, family, and marriage counseling services to all populations. Our therapists are trained to design treatment plans that are tailored to meet the needs of our clients based on their presenting problem(s). We work collaboratively to create measurable treatment goals and objectives to track the progress we are making in therapy. Every session is a step toward meeting those goals.  We specialize in building rapport with our clients, cultivating a safe space, and meeting clients where they are at while walking alongside them as they navigate life’s toughest battles.

We utilize evidenced-based tools and measurements to assess, diagnose, and to treat a variety of mental illnesses. Here at Chane Reaction Counseling Services, a changed mindset equates to a changed lifestyle. With your permission, we can assist in the transformative procedure. Schedule your appointment with our therapist today.  Your changed mind, healthier choices, and a new lifestyle await you! We believe for every action there are chain reactions. As mental health providers, we enable our clients to make healthy choices for the present that will determine a prosperous future.

Awards & Mentions

Our therapists are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnosis, Sports Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Mindfulness, CBT- Trauma-Informed therapy, Grief and Loss, and Motivational Interviewing.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Trauma
  • Men Issues
  • Women Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Spirituality

By far the best therapist I've ever worked with. He truly understood the phase I was going through and completely nailed it! I would highly recommend him, you won't find any better!

Anonymous Client

It was really good getting to know Brian Chaney during his introduction to our student-athletes. Mr Chaney is a powerful speaker, was helpful in answering questions and made me feel at ease. The session ended up being better than I could've envisioned!

Thankful Parent

I wish I would have contacted Brian sooner! He has a talent. He helps you understand things on a different level and his massage chair is an amazing experience!

Anonymous Client

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A Holistic Approach To Health

Chane Reaction LLC Counseling & Therapy

30800 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

(248) 497-6928