Therapists and Counselors

We welcome you to browse the following section dedicated to our diverse professional staff of clinicians. You will find information on their credentials, specialties, education, certifications/associations and languages spoken.

Each professional has provided a brief statement of philosophy, approach to therapy or why they chose a career in the helping profession.

Explanation of Credentials

  • M.D. Doctor of Medicine
  • Ph.D. / Psy.D. Psychologist with a Doctorate degree
  • M.A. / M.S. Psychologist with a Masters degree
  • M.S.S.A. / M.S.W. Social Worker with a Masters degree
  • L.M.S.W. Licensed Masters Social Worker
  • A.C.S.W. Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • L.L.P. Limited Licensed Psychologist
  • L.P.C. Licensed Professional Counselor
  • A.T.R. Registered Art Therapist
  • C.A.D.C. Certified Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor
  • N.C.C. National Certified Counselor
  • Cheri Albertson M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Cheri Albertson

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents and children
    • ADHD and related disorders 
    • Broad spectrum of adjustment issues  
    • Intimate and family violence
    • Trauma and abuse

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

    Certifications/Associations:

    • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
    • Clinical Hypnosis
    • Member:  Washtenaw County Traumatic Events Response Network
    • Member: Batterer Intervention Services Coalition
    • Member: American Red Cross Volunteer Panel

    Medicare Provider:

    • Yes

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "My professional commitment is to individuals and families, to achieve positive change with a sense of empowerment."

  • Judith M. Brennan M.S., L.L.P.

    Judith M. Brennan

    M.S., L.L.P.

    Specialization:

    • Adults and adolescents
    • Anxiety 
    • Adjustment Disorders
    • Depression 
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Substance abuse counseling   

    Education:

    • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University

    Certifications/Associations:

    • Member of Critical Incident Team

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I am a caring, compassionate person dedicated to helping people, both adults and adolescents, make positive changes in their lives."

  • John Dandrige M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    John Dandrige

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents and families
    • Anger
    • Depression
    • Mood disorders
    • Substance abuse

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University

    Certifications/Associations:

    • Michigan Secretary of State Drivers License Assessments
    • U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional

    Medicare Provider:

    • Yes

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I chose this profession because I genuinely enjoy people. I have worked for many years in foster care, prisons and juvenile justice and have always appreciated talking and listening to those I worked with."

  • Elizabeth C. Davis M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Elizabeth C. Davis

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults and families
    • Adoption
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Domestic violence survivors
    • Grief/bereavement
    • Relationships
    • Spiritual enrichment

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

    Certifications/Associations:

    • Stephen Minister

    Medicare Provider:

    • Yes

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I love helping people discover the strengths they may have never before realized they possess."

  • Glen Derrick M.S., L.L.P.

    Glen Derrick

    M.S., L.L.P.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, children, couples and families
    • Addictions
    • Primary focus in mind-mood behavior self-management

    Education:

    • Masters in Clinical Humanistic and Existential Psychology, Center for Humanistic Studies

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English
    • Spanish
    • American Sign Language

     

    Personal Statement

    "I believe unhealthy conflict within ourselves and between ourselves and others creates a lot of unnecessary unhapiness and suffering. I entered the field to get an understanding of why we do such things and to learn how to hep people create change."

  • Sylvia Fowler M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Sylvia Fowler

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents and children
    • ADHD
    • Adjustment problems
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Survivors of abuse/trauma

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University

    Medicare Provider:

    • Yes

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I aim to help people live happier, more satisfying lives."

  • Joshua Giorio M.A., L.P.C.

    Joshua Giorio

    M.A., L.P.C.

    Education:

    • Master of Arts (M.A.) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

    Specializations:

    • Adults
    • Trauma
    • Anxiety
    • Anger Management
    • Depression

    Certifications/Associations:

    • None

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    Since I can remember, I have always been talking with and helping other people, which I enjoy doing. I entered this field because it was a natural fit and something I’m passionate about.

  • Matthew Halbany M.A., L.L.P., L.M.S.W.

    Matthew Halbany

    M.A., L.L.P., L.M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents and children
    • ADHD
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • Family Therapy
    • Geriatrics
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    Education:

    • Master of Arts in Psychology, Center for Humanistic Studies

    Certifications/Associations:

    • Michigan Psychological Association

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "From my own life experiences, I believe I had the qualifications to become a therapist."

  • Dianne Hartman M.S.W., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

    Dianne Hartman

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults and adolescents
    • Addictions
    • Anxiety and panic
    • Assertiveness
    • Communication
    • Depression
    • Elderly/life changes
    • Phobias
    • Self-esteem
    • Women's issues

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University

    Certifications/Associations:

    • Certified Addictions Counselor - Level 1
    • Member of Critical Incident Team
    • Academy of Certified Social Workers

    Medicare Provider:

    • Yes

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I've always believed that people are amazing and don't realize their full potential. I wanted to help them get more out of life."

  • Helen Harvey Ph.D., Psy.D., L.L.P.

    Helen Harvey

    Ph.D., Psy.D., L.L.P.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents, children
    • Individual and family therapy

    Education:

    • Ph.D. in Education, Wayne State University
    • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Michigan School of Professional Psychology

    Certifications/Associations:

    • National Association of Professional Women

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I have a passion to help people overcome adversity, increase their personal growth and realize their full potential."

  • Brenda Heissenbuettel M.A., L.P.C.

    Brenda Heissenbuettel

    M.A., L.P.C.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents, children
    • Trauma
    • Adjustment disorders
    • Family therapy
    • Marriage counseling

    Education:

    • Master of Arts in Counseling, Wayne State University

    Certifications:

    • Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner (ACTP)

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

     

    Personal Statement

    "I enjoy and value people and desire to support others in life's difficulties as they strive for positive change."

  • Stephanie Horvath M.S.W.

    Stephanie Horvath

    M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents, children and families
    • Adjustment disorders
    • Depression
    • Grief/loss
    • Foster care/adoption issues

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I enjoy helping others make positive changes to enrich their lives."

  • Kimberly Hurme M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Kimberly Hurme

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Children and adolescents
    • Anger management
    • Conflict resolution
    • Depression
    • Social skills

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I enjoy spending time with others and trying to help solve problems."

  • Kelly Infante M.A., L.L.P.

    Kelly Infante

    M.A., L.L.P.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents and children
    • Addiction
    • Anxiety
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Substance abuse
    • Weight loss

    Education:

    • Master of Arts, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English
    • Limited Spanish with those who use an interpreter

    Personal Statement

    "I chose this profession to help those who feel like there is no way out, to give them hope and show them there is a better life out there for them. I use my personal experiences and education to help people learn to help themselves."

  • Ernest Ketelhut M.S., L.L.P.

    Ernest Ketelhut

    M.S., L.L.P.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents and children
    • Adjustment disorders
    • Anxiety
    • Aspergers
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Depression
    • Schitzophrenia

    Education:

    • Master of Science in Psychology, Eastern Michigan University

    Certifications/Associations:

    • Michigan Association of Professional Psychologists

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I chose this profession to contribute to mankind."

  • Nicole Klim M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Nicole Klim

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, children and families
    • Adjustment disorders
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University

    Certifications/Associations:

    • Michigan Department of Education - School Social Worker

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I chose the field of human behavioral science because I am naturally a social being who enjoys helping other people no matter where they are at in their life."

  • John LeVasseur M.A., L.P.C.

    John LeVasseur

    M.A., L.P.C.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents and children
    • ADHD
    • Adjustment challenges
    • Anger management
    • Anxiety
    • Depression

    Education:

    • Master of Arts in Agency Counseling, Wayne State University

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I chose this profession to assist others in making changes in a non-judgemental manner."

  • Lynn MacDonald M.A., L.P.C.

    Lynn MacDonald

    M.A., L.P.C.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, Adolescents and children
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Trauma
    • Adjustment problems
    • Self-Esteem

    Education:

    • Master of Arts in Counseling - Oakland University

    Certificates/Associations:

    • Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

     

    Personal Statement

    "I love people. I am passionate about helping people feel better and become successful achieving their goals."

  • Cynthia Marshall M.S.W., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

    Cynthia Marshall

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents and children

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

    Medicare Provider:

    • Yes

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I want to feel that I made a difference in someone else's life in a meaningful way, as well as make a beneficial contribution to the world."

  • Amanda McCreary Psy.D., L.L.P.

    Amanda McCreary

    Psy.D., L.L.P.

    Specializations:

    • Adults, teens and children
    • Domestic violence survivors 
    • Sexual abuse/assault survivors  
    • Depression/Anxiety
    • Mood disorders
    • Adjustment disorders
    • Play therapy
    • Art therapy
    • Women's issues
    • Grief and loss

    Certifications/Associations:

    • APA and APA divisions 7, 10, 15, 32 & 35

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I chose to become a psychologist because I want to help people make positive changes in their lives. I want to help others realize their full potential."

  • Justin Peer Ph.D., L.P.

    Justin Peer

    Ph.D., L.P.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents and children
    • Anxiety and depression
    • Stress and coping  
    • Life transitions  
    • Trained "From Cancer to Health" Clinician. 

    Education:

    • Doctorate in Educational Psychology, Wayne State University

    Medicare Provider:

    • Yes 

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I strive to help individuals overcome obstacles in their lives and reach their potential."

  • Cindy Pruett M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Cindy Pruett

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents, children and families
    • ADHD
    • Anger management
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Relationship issues
    • Stress

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University

    Certifications/Associations:

    • School Social Worker

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I have the ability to communicate and listen without judging. I am able to motivate and encourage the development of the 'true self'."

  • Theresa Robinson M.S.W., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

    Theresa Robinson

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents, children and families
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

    Certifications/Associations:

    • Academy of Certified Social Workers

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I enjoy working with others and collarborating in solutions to life's challenges."

  • Kevin Rose M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Kevin Rose

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents and children
    • Anxiety
    • Depression

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I chose this profession because the importance of helping others is a value that my parents instilled in me."

  • Nicole Silk Psy.D., L.L.P.

    Nicole Silk

    Psy.D., L.L.P.

    Specialization:

    • Adults and adolescents
    • Abuse/Trauma survivors
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Grief/Loss
    • Adjustment disorders
    • Assertiveness training
    • LGBT issues

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Argosy University, Phoenix AZ
    • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology - Midwestern University
    • Doctor of Psychology - Midwestern University

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

     

     

    Personal Statement

    I chose to become a psychologist because I have a passion for helping others realize and achieve their full potential.

  • Mark Small M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Mark Small

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents, children, families and couples
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Family therapy
    • Marital therapy

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

    Certifications/Associations:

    • Crisis Prevention Intervention Facilitator

    Medicare Provider:

    • Yes

    Languages Spoken:

    • English
    • Danish
    • French

    Personal Statement

    "I chose this profession because I enjoy helping people overcome personal obstacles to achieve greater emotional health."

  • Ellen Smiecinski M.S.W., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

    Ellen Smiecinski

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Seniors, adults, adolescents and families

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, Adelphi University

    Certifications/Associations:

    • Academy of Certified Social Workers

    Medicare Provider:

    • Yes

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I chose this profession because I hope to make a positive difference in people's lives."

  • Lynn Teribery M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Lynn Teribery

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults and children
    • Trauma
    • ADHD
    • Anxiety
    • Depression

    Education:

    • M.S.W., University of Michigan

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "My role is to witness people explore and experience their true selves."

  • Kathy Thompson A.T.R., L.P.C., C.A.D.C., N.C.C

    Kathy Thompson

    A.T.R., L.P.C., C.A.D.C., N.C.C

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents, children
    • ADHD and related disorders
    • Substance abuse
    • Anxiety
    • Adjustment disorders
    • Depression
    • Anger
    • Art Therapy

    Education:

    • Wayne State University, received Master's degree in Community Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I have always wanted to help others to be their personal best. I enjoy guiding people to see their true potential."

  • Lindsay Voorheis L.M.S.W.

    Lindsay Voorheis

    L.M.S.W.

    Specializations:

    • Adults, teens and children
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Depression
    • Self-Esteem
    • Adjustment issues
    • Addiction

    Education:

    • Masters of Social Work, The University of Michigan

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I chose this profession to help people achieve their full potential."

  • Erin Whalen M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Erin Whalen

    M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Specialization:

    • Adults, adolescents, children and infants

    Education:

    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

    Certifications/Associations:

    • Endorsed at Level III, Infant and Family Specialist

    Medicare Provider:

    • No

    Languages Spoken:

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I have always been interested in people and want to be helpful to them."