About Founding Board Member Napoleon Harrington, LPC, DBH-c
AADBH Founding Board Member Napoleon Harrington is also the Founding Therapist of the Ambassador Counseling & Resource Group. This is an award-winning collaborative counseling organization dedicated to providing people and professionals with proficient counseling and training services.
After earning his bachelor’s degree, he received the Human Relations Award. Oakland University gives this award as a significant honor to one graduating senior. Napoleon is an engaging presenter with national and international experience. In 2012, they awarded him the Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award. This honor was for his academic and professional contributions to his colleagues and the undergraduate student body. Civic organizations and government officials have recognized Napoleon’s leadership. In January of 2016, they inducted him into the fifth class of the “Elite 40 under 40 of Oakland County”.
Leadership Oakland recently inducted Mr. Harrington as an alumnus and class president of the 28th class. This is a premiere leadership program. He has served as past President of the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association. In that role, Napoleon was instrumental in the passage of Public Act 96 of Michigan. This act is legislation that rescued the licensed professional counselor from a detrimental and uncertain future. The American Mental Health Counselors Association awarded Napoleon the “2020 Counselor of the Year” award. In 2021, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed him to the Michigan Board of Counseling, and he serves as Vice-Chair. He is also a founding board member of the AADBH.
Napoleon has had many experiences that inspired him to develop his counseling. Additionally he continously improves his speaking and facilitation skills. He is a voice of courage for people facing a variety of fears and challenges. Napoleon has appeared on multiple television shows and often features as a radio guest. As a guest, discuss mental health and psychology related topics. He has written articles for national and local publications on topics related to mental health and wellness. Currently, he is completing requirements for a Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health. He is anticipating completion in 2024. He has a passion for people and has made it his mission to cultivate optimum mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of others. People affectionately call Napoleon the “Courage Counselor”. Napoleon lives in Auburn Hills with his college sweetheart and wife and his daughters.