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Rae Allyson Green, JD, LPC, CAADC

Founder & President

Rae Green is the Founder and President of Sanford Behavioral Health. Rae’s unwavering dedication to mental health advocacy has profoundly impacted individuals and families. Her tireless efforts have transformed countless lives, bringing hope and healing to those affected by addiction and mental illness. Through her dynamic presentations, community engagement, and educational initiatives, Rae strives to reduce stigma, empower individuals and families, and foster a culture that embraces the importance of behavioral health.

Rae’s educational path led her to earn a BA in History at Alma College before attending Detroit College of Law for her Juris Doctor degree. Still, her passion has always been in the “helping profession.” After receiving her master’s degree in counseling psychology and extensive experience in residential treatment centers, Rae recognized the pressing need for comprehensive and accessible treatment in Michigan. Determined to bridge the gap, she took a bold step and, together with her husband David, founded Sanford House in 2014. Rae’s mission was to inspire those suffering from substance use disorders to achieve richer and more fulfilling lives. The goal was to elevate the effectiveness and availability of treatment.

In 2020, responding to the success of Sanford House, the Greens established Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus, encompassing substance use disorders, Michigan’s first residential eating disorder program, sub-acute detox, and mental health treatment. Rae’s emphasis on evidence-based practices, individualized treatment plans, and a compassionate approach has fostered an environment conducive to long-term healing. Sanford Behavioral Health has become a beacon of hope for individuals grappling with mental health challenges through her vision.

Rae says, “Life stories inspire me. And I am propelled to continually strive for a standard of excellence within the treatment world. I am privileged to commit myself and my resources to this specialty.”


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