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
  • Psy.S. Psychologist with a Specialist Degree in School Psychology
  • 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
  • C.T.S. Certified Trauma Specialist
  • N.C.C. National Certified Counselor
  • A.C.T.P. Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner
  • Cheri Albertson M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Cheri Albertson

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

     What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, adolescents, children

    Specialization?

    • 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

    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.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, adolescents, families

    Specialization?

    • 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

    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.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, families, seniors, teens (16+)

    Specialization?

    • Adoption
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Domestic abuse survivors
    • Grief/bereavement
    • Relationships
    • Spiritual enrichment

    Education?

    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan
    • B.A. from University of Michigan-Dearborn, B.B.A. from Detroit College of Business

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I love helping people discover their strengths and resiliency."

  • Glen Derrick M.S., L.L.P.

    Glen Derrick

    M.S., L.L.P.

    What age clients do you treat?

    • Adults, children, couples, families

    Specialization?

    • Mood disorders
    • Substance abuse disorders  
    • Anxiety  

    Education?

    • Masters in Clinical Humanistic and Existential Psychology, Center for Humanistic Studies
    • Bachelors Degree in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University

    Languages Spoken?

    • English
    • Spanish
    • American Sign Language

     

    Personal Statement

    "Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. I'm in this profession for people who want to change."

  • Sylvia Fowler M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Sylvia Fowler

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

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, teens, children  

    Specialization?

    • ADHD
    • Adjustment problems
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Survivors of abuse/trauma

    Education?

    • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

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

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

    Matthew Halbany

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

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, children (age 4+), families

    Specialization?

    • ADHD
    • Adjustment disorders
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Family conflicts
    • Issues on aging/Geriatrics
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    Education?

    • M.A. - Michigan School of Professional Psychology (1989) Previously called Center for Humanistic Studies. 
    • B.S.W. - Western Michigan University (1984) 

     Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "My focus is centered on helping others make the changes they desire by being an educator for families and an advocate for children."

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

    Helen Harvey

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

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, children (age 5+), families

    Specialization?

    • Specializing in mental health disorders, stress relationship problems and other emotional, social, academic and workplace issues.

    Education?

    • Bachelors, Davenport University, Business Administration
    • Ph.D. in Education, Wayne State University
    • Psy.D. in Humanistics and Clinical Psychology and Education, Michigan School of Professional Psychology
    • Psy.S. in Humanistics and Clinical Psychology and Education, Michigan School of Professional Psychology

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I'm a psychologist because I see the best in people. I am passionate about helping individuals overcome adversity, increase their personal growth and realize their full potential. I have aspired to work in a caring role and serve those who are seeking self-understanding and healing. I am grateful for the privilege to help others."

  • Gwen Hayes M.A., L.P.C., N.C.C.

    Gwen Hayes

    M.A., L.P.C., N.C.C.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, children, families

    Specialization?

    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • PTSD

    Education?

    • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Detroit College of Business
    • Masters Degree in Counseling from Wayne State University

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "Devoted to providing high quality care in a sensitive and provocative evidence based practice."

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

    Brenda Heissenbuettel

    M.A., L.P.C., A.C.T.P.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, children, families

    Specialization?

    • Trauma
    • Adjustment disorders
    • Family therapy
    • Marriage counseling
    • Anxiety & depression
    • Conflict & resolution

    Education?

    • Bachelors in Education from Concordia University, Chicago
    • Master of Arts in Counseling, Wayne State University

    Certifications?

    • A.C.T.P. - Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner

     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.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, children, families

    Specialization?

    • ADHD
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Grief/loss
    • Foster care/adoption issues

    Education?

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I am passionate about helping others make positive changes to enhance their lives."

  • Kimberly Hurme M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Kimberly Hurme

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

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Children, teens

    Specialization?

    • Anger management
    • Conflict resolution
    • Depression
    • Social skills

    Education?

    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

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

  • John LeVasseur M.A., L.P.C.

    John LeVasseur

    M.A., L.P.C.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, teens, children (age 7+), families

    Specialization?

    • ADHD & disruptive behaviors
    • Adjustment challenges
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Family relationship issues
    • Trauma
    • Grief & loss adjustment challenges

    Education?

    • Bachelors degree from Central Michigan University
    • Master of Arts in Agency Counseling, Wayne State University

     Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I am interested in empowering people and families to overcome any challenge they are currently experiencing. My goal is to help each person resolve conflicts and promote optimal emotional functioning."

  • 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.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, teens, children

    Education?

    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

    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.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, children (age 6+)

    Specialization?

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Grief
    • Chronic Illness/Auto-immune disorders
    • Coping skills
    • Domestic violence survivors
    • Interpersonal issues
    • Women's issues
    • Self-esteem
    • Sexual abuse survivors
    • Trauma
    • LGBTQ

    Education?

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts with teacher certification from Eastern Michigan University.
    • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology.

    Languages?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I chose to become a psychologist because I want to help people make positive changes in their lives. I believe that every person has the ability to change and grow. I think the best way to help someone grow is through therapy."

  • Kim McFarland M.S., L.P.C., N.C.C., C.T.S., C.A.A.D.C., D.B.T.C.

    Kim McFarland

    M.S., L.P.C., N.C.C., C.T.S., C.A.A.D.C., D.B.T.C.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, families

    Specialization?

    • Borderline personality disorder
    • High risk/Suicidal - self-harm
    • Trauma
    • Substance abuse

    Education?

    • Bachelor of Arts from University of Michigan in Psychology with double minor in Criminal Justice and Sociology.
    • Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling with a Forensic Specialization from Walden University.

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I became a therapist at the moment I stepped foot in my 10th grade psychology class and knew this is what I wanted to do. I feel honored and privileged to be a part of someone's life and will do my best to ensure they get the help they need."

  • Cynthia (Cindy) Pruett M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Cynthia (Cindy) Pruett

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

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, teens, children, families, couples

    Specialization?

    • ADHD
    • Anger management
    • Anxiety/Stress
    • Depression
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Relationship issues
    • Gay/Lesbian/Transgender
    • Transition/Adjustment disorders

    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."

  • Janice Riley M.S.W., L.M.S.W., C.A.A.D.C.

    Janice Riley

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

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, families

    Specialization?

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Grief
    • Sexual abuse
    • Eating disorders
    • Substance abuse
    • Domestic violence
    • Anger management

    Education?

    • Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW)

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I am a highly seasoned mental health and substance abuse professional psychotherapist and have practiced for 28 years. I am also the author of a self-help book "Surviving the Habit, An Addicts Guide to Quitting Smoking."

  • 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.

     What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, families

    Specialization?

    • Anxiety
    • Depression 

    Education?

    • Bachelor of Science - Eastern Michigan University
    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

    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.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, teens, children

    Specialization?

    • Anxiety
    • Depression

    Education?

    • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University

    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.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, teens, children, families, couples

    Specialization?

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Family therapy
    • Marital therapy

    Education?

    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

    Certifications/Associations?

    • Crisis Prevention Intervention Facilitator

    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.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, families

    Specialization?

    • Depression
    • Anxiety 
    • Adjustment disorders 
    • Grief/Bereavement
    • Interpersonal relationship issues  

    Education?

    • Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University (Garden City, NY)
    • Master Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University (Garden City, NY)

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I chose this profession because I enjoy working with people in an effort to enhance their lives."

  • Lynn Teribery M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Lynn Teribery

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

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, children

    Specialization?

    • Trauma
    • ADHD
    • Anxiety
    • Depression

    Education?

    • B.S. from Eastern Michigan University
    • M.S.W. from University of Michigan

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

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

  • 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

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, teens, children

    Specialization?

    • 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.

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, children (age 5+), families

    Specialization?

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Self-esteem
    • Grief & Loss
    • Trauma
    • Adjustment issues

     Education?

    • Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Sociology from University of Michigan
    • Masters of Social Work from University of Michigan

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I chose this profession to help people achieve their full potential and strengthen their skills to overcome obstacles they identify in their lives. It is truly amazing to witness individuals and families reaching their goals and it would be a privilege to work with you as you pursue yours."

  • Erin Whalen M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Erin Whalen

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

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, teens, children, families

    Specialization?

    • Anxiety 
    • Depression
    • Adjusting to life changes 
    • Parenting 

    Education?

    • Bachelors degree in Psychology from St Mary's College, Maryland
    • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I believe that everyone benefits from having a safe place to express themselves and explore their options. I strive to provide this space to others."

  • Latresa L. Williams A.C.S.W., L.M.S.W.

    Latresa L. Williams

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

    What Age Clients do You Treat?

    • Adults, seniors, pre-teens, families

    Specialization?

    • Substance abuse
    • Marital problems
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Struggles with sprituality
    • LBGTQ
    • Low self-esteem

    Education?

    • Bachelors in Social Work, Wayne State University
    • Masters in Social Work, Wayne State University

    Languages Spoken?

    • English

    Personal Statement

    "I truly enjoy therapy, it has offered me an opportunity to contribute to society in helping individuals overcome many barriers and improve their quality of life. My goal over the years as a therapist has been to focus on the whole person, mind body and soul; and, through that experience I have watched clients overcome many barriers in life."