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."

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • 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."