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Andrea Foley

LMSW, ACSW, CAADC

Ms. Andrea Foley, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University on May 6, 1996. Andrea received her LMSW from the State of Michigan in May 1998 and her ACSW (Academy of Certified Social Workers) credential in May 1998 Andrea reestablished her Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor Credential in December 2013. Andrea is the Director of Behavioral Health for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan where she has been employed since September 20, 2003. Andrea was adjunct faculty at Wayne State University’s School of Social work for six years where she taught advanced graduate courses in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Using the DSM IV and Practice Methods in Treating Substance Abuse. Prior to CCSEM, Andrea was the Clinical Services Supervisor for Livonia Counseling Center, Hegira Programs, Inc. She also supervised co occurring programs and substance abuse programs in community mental health. Ms. Foley practiced as a clinician in a wide variety of settings including community mental health, the Henry Ford Health System, Hegira Programs, Inc. and for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. Her practice areas include substance use disorders in both residential and outpatient settings, adult mental health and marital counseling. Ms. Foley’s treatment philosophy is: “I help my clients see their strengths; to assist them in recognizing their own gifts and talents increases their belief in themselves and that they have the capacity to change their lives.”

Bruce McGhee

BA, MSW, LMSW, CAADC

Cities: Lapeer

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Bruce call 810-664-4646.

Bruce McGhee earned his Bachelor of Psychology Degree from Bellarmine University in 1998, and his Master of Science in Social Work Degree from the University of Louisville in 2000. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Michigan to engage in clinical practice. He also received his Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor Credential from Michigan Certification Board for Addictions Professionals in 2011. Since 2015, Bruce has served as a clinical therapist, clinical supervisor, and operations manager at the Lapeer office of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. Of his areas of expertise and treatment philosophy Bruce states: “I am trained as a Narrative Therapist in the humanist traditions of psychotherapy. I have worked with adults, children, and families in schools, homes, correctional facilities, hospitals, shelters and in the outpatient setting. I have 20 years of experience in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues. Although I have a breadth of experience and training, I believe that the person seeking help is the expert in what they need to recover, and their expressed needs guide the treatment.” His work history includes outpatient treatment including mental health and substance abuse issues in a variety of settings including outpatient, residential, homeless, corrections, and school programs.

Jacqueline A. Smith

LMSW

Cities: Royal Oak

Jacqueline Smith earned her master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University in 1997. She has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment since that time and has been with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since 2000. She enjoys working to hire exceptional staff and ensure that quality services are being given. “I enjoy hiring and working with individuals to whom I would refer my own friends and family. Our mental health is just as important to our overall quality of life as our physical health. It is important to seek out competent professionals who can aid you in your journey towards wellness.”

Kathryn Brown

LMSW, CAADC

Cities: Waterford and Lake Orion

Kathryn earned her Bachelors of Science degree, specializing in psychology and addiction studies, in 2012. She obtained her Master of Arts, specializing in social work, from Wayne State University in 2014. She is a licensed social worker in the state of Michigan and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). Kathryn joined the Catholic Charities team in 2018. She has expertise with adolescents and adults in substance use and addiction, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, crisis management, anger management, marriage and relationship conflict, and self-worth and self-esteem. Kathryn employs a client-centered and strength-based approach to therapy, incorporating psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, brief-solution focused treatment, and dialectical behavior therapy. Prior to CCSEM, Kathryn practiced as a residential therapist at Community Programs Inc., and an outpatient therapist at Oakland Family Services.  Kathryn’s treatment philosophy is: “Every client who comes through my door has the capabilities to change and grow. We use the therapy process to determine where the client is at, what strengths they have to get where they want to be, and how we can increase those strengths and their belief in themselves regarding their ability for change.”

Kimberly Burdick

LMSW,ACSW

Kimberly Burdick earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Western Michigan University in 1987 and her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in 1994. She also received an ACSW credential from the National Association of Social Workers in 2007. Kimberly is currently Assistant Division Director of the Northern Region of the Behavioral Health Department for the offices in St. Clair and Lapeer Counties. Her areas of expertise include: providing therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults dealing with anxiety and depression, family therapy, and working with older adults. She is currently working on her certification in addiction counseling. Her experience includes 15 years as a case manager and clinician for Community Mental Health of St. Clair County and 12 years as a therapist in private practice. Kimberly started her career with CCSEM (then Catholic Social Services) as a student intern in the 1990’s and returned as an employee in 2015. She said returning to the place where she started as a student “has been like coming home. I feel so privileged to be back to the place where I began my career as a therapist with such a wonderful group of people who are so talented and care so much about the work they do.”

Wendala K. Klinski

LPC, CAADC, RPT-S, CCS

Cities: Monroe

Wendala K. Klinski earned her Bachelor of Social Psychology degree from Park University in 2002 and her Master of Mental Health Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix in 2007. She also received a Play Therapy credential from the Association for Play Therapy in 2013. Klinski is currently Assistant Director and Operations Manager for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan’s Monroe office. Her areas of expertise include: working with children involved in child protective services and foster care; family therapy; and individual therapy for clients of all ages. Her experience includes two years as a domestic violence shelter advocate; four years at a residential treatment center serving youth ages 13 to 18; and four years outpatient therapy with CCSEM in Monroe. Klinski received an award for her work as a volunteer victim advocate from Marine Corps Community Services in 2001. Her treatment philosophy is, “Meeting the client where he or she is and implementing a treatment plan that helps the client attain the goals that he or she has set. I use a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach with clients.”

Bruce McGhee

BA, MSW, LMSW, CAADC

Cities: Lapeer

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Bruce call 810-664-4646.

Bruce McGhee earned his Bachelor of Psychology Degree from Bellarmine University in 1998, and his Master of Science in Social Work Degree from the University of Louisville in 2000. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Michigan to engage in clinical practice. He also received his Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor Credential from Michigan Certification Board for Addictions Professionals in 2011. Since 2015, Bruce has served as a clinical therapist, clinical supervisor, and operations manager at the Lapeer office of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. Of his areas of expertise and treatment philosophy Bruce states: “I am trained as a Narrative Therapist in the humanist traditions of psychotherapy. I have worked with adults, children, and families in schools, homes, correctional facilities, hospitals, shelters and in the outpatient setting. I have 20 years of experience in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues. Although I have a breadth of experience and training, I believe that the person seeking help is the expert in what they need to recover, and their expressed needs guide the treatment.” His work history includes outpatient treatment including mental health and substance abuse issues in a variety of settings including outpatient, residential, homeless, corrections, and school programs.

Darlita D. Paulding

BA, MA, LPC, PCL, NCC

Cities: Clinton Township

Office Hours: Call 586-416-2300 to make an appointment with Darlita

A clinical therapist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since March 2015, Darlita’s areas of expertise include working with children, adolescents, adults, and various diverse populations. She has extensive experience working with individuals with persistent mental illness, depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting skills, conflict resolution, anger management, low self-esteem, and family conflict. Darlita’s work history includes Serving as an Assertive Community Treatment team supervisor in Oakland County, Michigan; an outpatient therapist in Atlanta, Georgia; counselor at Michigan Rehabilitation in Wayne County, Michigan; a social service provider in DeKalb County, Georgia; an intensive family intervention specialist in DeKalb County Georgia; a recipient rights investigator in Wayne County, Michigan; and, a children’s protective service worker in Oakland County, Michigan. Darlita has also received honors and awards in 2012 for completing rational living therapy and trauma focused group therapy from Trinity Social Services in Atlanta. Her treatment focus is in cognitive behavioral counseling, brief solution focused counseling and dialectical behavior therapy. Darlita earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University in May 2002 and her Master of Arts Degree from Oakland University in December 2007. She received her National Certified Counselor Credential from the National Board of Certified Counselors in November 2009 and her Professional Counselor License from the State of Michigan in May 2010.

Maria Ramar

PA

Cities: Clinton Township

Maria Ramar joined CCSEM in November of 2018 as a Physician Assistant with a specialty in providing psychiatric services. Ms. Ramar earned her Bachelor in Psychology degree from Wayne State University in 2015. She then completed a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and Physician Assistant Studies through the University of Toledo in 2017. Maria is a Board Certified Physician Assistant and currently holds both a Physician Assistant license and a DEA license. Ms. Ramar sees child, adolescent and adult clients from Royal Oak, Waterford, Lake Orion, Clinton Township and Lapeer, working out of the Royal Oak, Waterford and Clinton Township offices. Her experience includes current work with New Hope Network, previous work with the Pain Clinic of Michigan, work as a physical therapy aide, and work as a caregiver. In addition, Maria has worked various Physician Assistant rotations in behavioral medicine, emergency medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatric medicine, general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, and urology. She has held leadership positions with the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Community of Scholars, and has received the Physician Assistant Clinical Research Award in 2017 and the Merit Scholarship in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. She also volunteers her time at the South Oakland shelter through St. Regis Parish. She is fluent in Arabic. Maria looks forward to seeing you soon!!

Sandra Del Villano-Marchi

MSW, LMSW

Cities: Clinton Township

Office Hours: Call 586-416-2300 to make an appointment with Sandra

Sandra Del Villano-Marchi obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Madonna University in 1991 and her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in 1992. Sandra has been a clinical therapist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since September 2014. She has worked with the elderly for nonprofit organizations and in home health care for which she has received awards from The White House Conference on Aging. Sandra’s treatment philosophy is, “We all have issues that we deal with on a daily basis. Sometimes by just having someone to listen to us, we’re able to make the necessary changes so to bring calmness and clarification to our lives.”

Alan Sides

LLMSW, CAADC

BLS/2003/UMaine, AAS/2016/WCCCD, BSW/2018/Madonna, MSW/2019/Madonna

I am passionate about building a therapeutic alliance with those who come to me seeking balance in their lives. I am licensed Therapist specializing in addiction treatment with a demonstrated history of working in the social services industry. I will tailor your treatment plans to your personal needs and provide you with a warm, supportive, confidential, and empowering environment. Together we will identify your strengths and implement healthy and successful coping skills to deal with any issue you may have. You will gain insight into your struggles and find positive solutions to your problems. Together we will find what works for you.

Andrea Tucker

MA, LLPC

Associates Degree of Science/2011/ Monroe County Community College
Bachelors Degree of Science/2014/Eastern Michigan University
Masters of Arts/2018/The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Gambling addictions/2019/North American Training Institute

I utilize a holistic approach and tailor therapeutic interventions to best fit individual needs. Therapeutic interventions are individualized to meet the client’s needs including person-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. I am passionate about creating a safe environment and comfortable atmosphere. I specialize in co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, group therapy, parenting education, and trauma. “Change and comfort cannot coexist.” I assist clients with identifying barriers and transition from previous trauma towards empowerment and recovery.” “Recovery is a journey, not a destination.” I believe seeking therapy displays courage and determination through a willingness for change.

Angel Paluskas

MS, LLPC

Master of Science Counseling 2017 Capella University

Hello and Welcome! Deciding on psychotherapy can be an uncomfortable experience especially if you have substance use, anxiety, panic attacks, or are depressed. I have experience with many forms of treatment in these various areas. As you know, no two people are alike. Therefore, I tailor my treatment plan to an individual’s personal needs. I provide a warm, supportive, confidential, and empowering environment.

Clients tell me that I am very easy to talk to about anything. I provide a safe and empathic environment, and I teach healthy coping techniques so that they can reach their fullest potential.

Ariane Combs

MA, LPC, NCC

Cities: Monroe

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Ariana, call 734-240-3850, ext. 2001 or email hernandeza@ccsem.org

Ariane joined CCSEM’s Monroe office in 2017 having earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Adrian College in 2012 and her Master’s of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University in 2017. “My approach to therapy starts by creating a strong foundation of trust, support, and safety,” said Ariane. “I believe clients are the experts in their own lives and have the capabilities necessary to reach their goals. I use a combination of mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and a person-centered approach. My ultimate goal is to empower my clients, so they can move toward the best life possible.” Ariane’s specialties include counseling support to address addiction issues, anxiety, challenges relating to adoption and autism, depression, domestic abuse and violence, eating disorders, learning disabilities, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationship issues, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorders. She works with children, adolescents, and adults.

Colleen McKnight

MA, LPC, CCTP

Colleen McKnight received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Toledo in 2016. She is a National Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Colleen helps her clients become empowered in various areas in their life, including their mental health, wellness and education. While maintaining a professional relationship and adhering to ethical and legal standards, Colleen assists her clients in identifying areas of concern in their lives and collaboratively developing a course of action to improve. Colleen employs multiple theoretical orientations to establish the best fit for each client, discussing specific interventions to arrive at agreement prior to beginning services. Most of Colleen’s training involved general and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused existential therapy, and feminist therapy. These approaches give clients the ability to make positive life changes. Call to set up an appointment with Colleen.

Jerri Lynn Stotz

LMSW, CAADC

Cities: Monroe

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Jerri, call 734-240-3850 or email stotzj@ccsem.org

Jerri Lynn Stotz earned her Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, in 2007 and her Master of Social Work degree in 2013 from Eastern Michigan University. She is a licensed Clinical Therapist and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CCDCI). Now a case manager with CCSEM in Monroe, her areas of expertise include substance abuse counseling, parenting education, cognitive restructuring, life skills education, prevention, case management, and individual and group therapy. Stotz also is SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery or SOAR certified. She has experience as a substance abuse counselor, Families First worker, juvenile detention specialist, and clinical therapist. “All people do not have the same opportunities in life, and some lack the support and skills needed to succeed. I want to help support individuals and groups, and share knowledge, so that more people can lead informed, successful lives. We learn from each other. Sharing knowledge with each other is the key to success. My therapeutic style is person-centered. I genuinely care about the well-being of people, and I truly believe lives can be better with support, awareness, and understanding.”

Kristy Rivard

LPC

Kristy Rivard earned her bachelor’s degree in 1996 in special education from Eastern Michigan University. She worked as a special education teacher at Bedford Public Schools for seven years, and then continued her education at Eastern Michigan University, earning her master’s degree in counseling in 2003.  She worked as an interventionist at Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools for four years. Kristy is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer.  She enjoys working with children and adolescents, and looks forward to working with adults. Kristy is skilled at helping clients come to a resolution or solution about particular situations, and encourages her clients to share with her their personal problems, concerns, and stories. Kristy’s general goals for her clients are to help them identify issues, develop a plan of action, and implement that plan. She believes counselor and client work together to find the best solution.

Lynne Fogle

LMSW

Bachelor of Social Work Eastern Michigan University, graduated 1983; Master of Social Work University of Michigan, graduated 1990

I have been working with children and adolescents for the past 25 years as a school social worker. My extensive knowledge of child development, mental health issues, behavior problems, parenting struggles, trauma, grief and loss, and special education services allows me to successfully address most child and adolescent issues. My experience as a hospice social worker and runaway worker have provided me the tools to assist individuals and families experiencing multiple personal challenges. As all of my experience has been in Monroe County I also bring extensive knowledge of community services and their requirements/consumer entrance procedures. My approach to therapy is that each person brings many strengths and talents to the therapeutic relationship and my role is to assist individuals and families to utilize existing coping tools as well as develop new positive techniques to manage life challenges

Steve Helsel

MA, LPC

Cities: Monroe

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Steve, call 734-240-3850, ext. 2001 or email helsels@ccsem.org

Steve Helsel is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor who earned his Bachelor’s degree from Oakland University, majoring in Psychology with a concentration in child and adolescent psychology. Steve also earned a Master’s of Arts degree from Siena Heights University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has more than seven years of experience with youth, families, and individuals. Steve utilizes several therapeutic approaches with families, individuals, and groups to ensure an individualized approach to counseling. He has more than five years of experience working with at-risk youth in a variety of hospital, residential, and outpatient settings. Steve believes that counseling should be meaningful, exciting, and focused on the client. “We all know that life is a journey,” he said. “Unfortunately life isn’t always easy and it doesn’t always unfold the way we expect it to. The personal struggles you and your family are facing can have a profound effect on your mental health and overall well-being. It is my goal to help you and your family overcome the biggest roadblocks and conflicts you face with professional, compassionate and individualized counseling. I look forward to helping you begin your journey to healing!” Steve specializes is offering therapy to help clients overcome addictions and substance abuse problems, control anger, overcome anxiety and depression, address domestic violence, alleviate grief, addressing relationship issues, tackling self-mutilation and cutting disorders, as well as alleviating trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tonya Lynn Moyer

MA, LPC

Cities: Monroe

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Tonya please call 734-240-3850

Tonya earned her Bachelor of Psychology Degree from Siena Heights University in 2005 and her Master of Counseling Degree from Spring Arbor University in 2011. A licensed clinical therapist with CCSEM since 2013, her areas of expertise include address the challenging behaviors of children, childhood development, and parenting education. Tonya’s work history includes 11 years of working with families in the Monroe County Head Start Program as a family advocate and mental health consultant, and three years with Monroe County Mental Health Authority working with emotionally impaired children. Her treatment philosophy is person centered with play therapy. “When I work with children I use their form of communication which is play to address their most concerning issues.”

Wendala K. Klinski

LPC, CAADC, RPT-S, CCS

Cities: Monroe

Wendala K. Klinski earned her Bachelor of Social Psychology degree from Park University in 2002 and her Master of Mental Health Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix in 2007. She also received a Play Therapy credential from the Association for Play Therapy in 2013. Klinski is currently Assistant Director and Operations Manager for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan’s Monroe office. Her areas of expertise include: working with children involved in child protective services and foster care; family therapy; and individual therapy for clients of all ages. Her experience includes two years as a domestic violence shelter advocate; four years at a residential treatment center serving youth ages 13 to 18; and four years outpatient therapy with CCSEM in Monroe. Klinski received an award for her work as a volunteer victim advocate from Marine Corps Community Services in 2001. Her treatment philosophy is, “Meeting the client where he or she is and implementing a treatment plan that helps the client attain the goals that he or she has set. I use a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach with clients.”

Amanda Condic

MA, LLPC, NCC

Cities: Waterford

Amanda Condic obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Oakland University in 2015, and Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health from Oakland University in 2018. “I believe my clients are the experts in their lives,” she said. “I offer a strengths-based, client-centered approach to counseling.” Amanda works with adults, children, and adolescents. She uses mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and process-focused techniques to assist clients in their personal growth. She offers services in the following areas: addiction and substance abuse, anger management, anxiety and fears, behavioral problems, depression, and loss and grief. She also offers treatment for divorce and relationship issues.

 

Cassandra L. Richardson

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

Cities: Royal Oak, Waterford

Office Hours: To make an appointment for Cassandra, please call Royal Oak office at 248-548-4044 or for Waterford office call 248-548-4044.

Cassandra L. Richardson has a Master of Science degree from Capella University and has been with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since 2009. She worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for 23 years prior to returning to school for her master’s degree. She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). Richardson has an eclectic approach to therapy, including client-centered approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic theory and brief solution-focused treatment. She enjoys assisting individuals in overcoming a variety of conditions including: anxiety disorders (OCD, social phobias, panic attacks and agoraphobia), drug and alcohol addictions, issues with self-esteem, self-image, anger management, depression, grief and loss, marital and relationship conflict, and eating disorders. Richardson also provides substance abuse assessments and driver’s license evaluations as needed. Her philosophy: Healing Words Heal Hearts.

Crystal DeGrandchamp

MA, LLPC, NCC

Cities: Waterford

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Crystal, call 248-666-8870 or email degrandchampc@ccsem.org

Crystal DeGrandchamp earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2012 and after working as a preschool teacher for three years, she enrolled in a graduate level counseling program. She graduated with her Master of Arts in Counseling in May 2017 and received her National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential from the National Board of Certified Counselors. Crystal is now a State of Michigan-credentialed Limited License Professional Counselor (LLPC) and a clinical therapist with CCSEM with expertise in children and adolescent mental health, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, adjustment to life changes, behavioral problems, and substance abuse. Crystal uses a person-centered and existential approach utilizing techniques in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and play therapy to provide each client with a personalized counseling experience.

Erika Fox

LMSW, ACTP

Cities: Royal Oak

Erika Fox is a 2007 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, and received her Master’s in Social Work from  the University of Michigan in 2011). She received her certification as an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children in 2016 and has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 2017. She describes her role as a therapist as working “to build a safe and nonjudgmental partnership to support clients to reach their goals. I combine my clients’ life expertise with my training and experience to create a collaborative treatment plan that supports the whole person (mind, body, spirit) in the context of their intersecting identities and experiences. I draw from a variety of treatment modalities including: insight-oriented, attachment-focused, CBT, expressive arts, and somatic interventions. I have specialized training in mind/body practices to heal trauma, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1) from the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and Structured Sensory Interventions (Level 2) for Children, Adults, and Parents (SIT-CAP) from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. I am committed to continued professional growth, training, and consultation to better support my clients.”

 

Heather Filippelli

LLMSW and CAADC

Cities: Waterford and Lake Orion

Heather Filippelli got her bachelors degree in psychology from Michigan State University in 2017 and her Masters in Social Work in 2019 from the University of Michigan. She has her limited license and specialty training in CADC. My practice as a clinician is deeply embedded in a holistic approach that incorporates the mind, body, and soul. It is my philosophy that in order to achieve our greatest potential we must focus on strengthening the communication between each of these three elements to gain a greater understanding of the problem at hand. I encourage my therapeutic relationships to thrive on honesty, openness, and empathy so that I am able to help clients feel emotionally supported and heard during each session. Together, we will develop a unique approach that is tailored to your individual needs so that you are able to flourish during your therapeutic journey.

Izabela Lueck

MA, LLPC, NCC

Cities: Royal Oak

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Izabela, call 248-548-4044 or email luecki@ccsem.org

Izabela Lueck earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oakland University in 2014 as well as a master’s degree in counseling from Oakland University in 2017. She is a nationally board certified counselor and a member of American Counseling Association.
“My treatment philosophy is that each person is an expert in his or her own life,” said Izabela. My work is centered towards helping that person to acknowledge their potential and to guide that person to live a purposeful, successful, enjoyable, and fulfilled life. I firmly believe that people have the right to live the best life possible. I provide a safe and supporting environment for my clients as I encourage them to discover their passions and work with them to achieve their goals.”

“I have experience working with addiction, substance abuse, anxiety and fears, behavior problems, couples counseling, depression, divorce, domestic abuse, family counseling, life coaching, grief and loss, OCD, parenting issues, and relationship issues. I practice integrative therapy with the focus on a client centered approach, CBT and psychodynamic theory. My philosophy is based on the certainty that positivity and full focus on the mind and body as a whole are essential for satisfaction in life.”

Jacqueline A. Smith

LMSW

Cities: Royal Oak

Jacqueline Smith earned her master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University in 1997. She has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment since that time and has been with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since 2000. She enjoys working to hire exceptional staff and ensure that quality services are being given. “I enjoy hiring and working with individuals to whom I would refer my own friends and family. Our mental health is just as important to our overall quality of life as our physical health. It is important to seek out competent professionals who can aid you in your journey towards wellness.”

Janusz Wrobel

Ph.D., L.P.C., L.L.P.

Cities: Royal Oak

Office Hours: To make an appointment, please call 248-548-4044.

Janusz Wrobel obtained his Ph.D. in Psycholinguistics from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and later returned to school to get an additional master’s degree in Counseling from Oakland University. He has been a psychotherapist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since 2008 with areas of expertise in: Mental Health (adults and adolescents, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and self-esteem), Couples, Family and Marital Therapy, Immigrant Stress, and Christian Counseling. His work history also includes: Impact EAP & Work/Life Program, Evergreen Counseling, Change Is Possible Counseling Services, North Suburban Counseling Associates, Oakland University Graham Counseling Center, Polish Psychological Clinic, Metro Medical Practice, and Balance and Harmony Counseling. His treatment philosophy is based on his belief that genetic predisposition is not a destiny but is a risk. “I believe in the freedom to shape our fate and that we have the power of refusing to be a toy of fate,” Wrobel says. “One’s responsibility for choices, heroism of admitting mistakes, and wisdom of learning from those mistakes creates the basic ingredients of apt use of the freedom given us by God. Our weaknesses are not our destiny—the boldness of overcoming them is.”

Kathryn Brown

LMSW, CAADC

Cities: Waterford and Lake Orion

Kathryn earned her Bachelors of Science degree, specializing in psychology and addiction studies, in 2012. She obtained her Master of Arts, specializing in social work, from Wayne State University in 2014. She is a licensed social worker in the state of Michigan and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). Kathryn joined the Catholic Charities team in 2018. She has expertise with adolescents and adults in substance use and addiction, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, crisis management, anger management, marriage and relationship conflict, and self-worth and self-esteem. Kathryn employs a client-centered and strength-based approach to therapy, incorporating psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, brief-solution focused treatment, and dialectical behavior therapy. Prior to CCSEM, Kathryn practiced as a residential therapist at Community Programs Inc., and an outpatient therapist at Oakland Family Services.  Kathryn’s treatment philosophy is: “Every client who comes through my door has the capabilities to change and grow. We use the therapy process to determine where the client is at, what strengths they have to get where they want to be, and how we can increase those strengths and their belief in themselves regarding their ability for change.”

Kirsti Reeve

MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC

Cities: Royal Oak, Waterford

Office Hours: Call 248-666-8870 to make an appointment with Kirsti

Kirsti Reeve trained and worked as a speech pathologist and researcher in England and in Michigan before obtaining her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Oakland University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). Kirsti has been a therapist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since 2009. Her areas of expertise include working with children and adolescents, self-injury, eating disorders, childhood abuse and trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief. She also provides counseling from a spiritual, Christian, or Catholic perspective as desired. Her philosophy uses an integrative approach drawing from psychodynamic, solution-focused, cognitive therapy and motivational interviewing theories in order to best help each client. Kirsti tailors her work to meet each person’s individual needs and goals. She believes in a strength-based perspective that builds on the tools, support and positive factors that have helped clients in their lives thus far, and that takes an integrative approach that considers them as a whole person: mind, emotions, body and spirit.

Lorraine Fertuck

MA, LPC

Cities: Royal Oak

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Lorraine, please call 248-548-4044.

Ms. Lorraine Fertuck obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University in June 1968 and her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University in May 2009. Lorraine is a Licensed Professional Counselor License in the State of Michigan. She also received her Professional Teaching Certification with Early Childhood Endorsement from the State of Michigan.

Lorraine is currently a Clinical Therapist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan where she has been employed since September 2008.
Her areas of expertise include: child and family therapy, parenting education, and early childhood education. Her work history includes: center director for a licensed and accredited child care center, coordinator of the Parent-Child Home Program, teacher at Denver Public Schools, and adjunct instructor at Madonna University. Lorraine has also facilitated groups for divorce recovery, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, children’s grief support.

Lorraine received honors as a validator for the National Association of Education of Young Children from 2003 – 2006.

Her treatment philosophy: I develop a counseling relationship where your well-being and dignity will be promoted and your best interests always upheld. We will use a humanistic approach to determine your needs and together explore your thoughts, feelings and ideas. We may look to the past and to your family background to gain insight into your current experiences. All this will be in an empathic relationship of care and concern.

Maria Ramar

PA

Cities: Royal Oak and Waterford

Maria Ramar joined CCSEM in November of 2018 as a Physician Assistant with a specialty in providing psychiatric services. Ms. Ramar earned her Bachelor in Psychology degree from Wayne State University in 2015. She then completed a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and Physician Assistant Studies through the University of Toledo in 2017. Maria is a Board Certified Physician Assistant and currently holds both a Physician Assistant license and a DEA license. Ms. Ramar sees child, adolescent and adult clients from Royal Oak, Waterford, Lake Orion, Clinton Township and Lapeer, working out of the Royal Oak, Waterford and Clinton Township offices. Her experience includes current work with New Hope Network, previous work with the Pain Clinic of Michigan, work as a physical therapy aide, and work as a caregiver. In addition, Maria has worked various Physician Assistant rotations in behavioral medicine, emergency medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatric medicine, general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, and urology. She has held leadership positions with the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Community of Scholars, and has received the Physician Assistant Clinical Research Award in 2017 and the Merit Scholarship in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. She also volunteers her time at the South Oakland shelter through St. Regis Parish in Bloomfield Hills. She is fluent in Arabic. Maria looks forward to seeing you soon!!

Meghan Hardy

MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC

Cities: Lake Orion and Waterford

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Meghan, call (248) 666-8870

Meghan Hardy obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology Degree from Grand Valley State University before attaining her Master of Arts in Counseling Degree from Oakland University. She is a Limited Licensed Counselor in the State of Michigan and has received her National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential from the National Board of Certified Counselors. She has been a clinical therapist at Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since 2015 with areas of expertise falling within a wide spectrum of mental health and substance abuse counseling, including: children and adolescent therapy, anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, grief and loss, crisis management, adjustment to life changes, personality disorders, and substance abuse and addiction behaviors.

Hardy’s counseling philosophy is based on a strong client-centered approach of incorporating skills from psychodynamic theories, cognitive-behavioral therapy, existentialism, solution-focused therapy, narrative and mindfulness techniques aimed at meeting the needs of the client. She views the counseling experience as a journey of self-exploration by empathically and compassionately facilitating a discussion of identifying, developing, and mobilizing the client’s own resources to successfully meet challenges and improve quality of life.

Hardy currently provides services at our Lake Orion location predominately on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. She also provides services at our Waterford location predominately on Thursdays.

Rebecca Webler

LLMSW

Cities: Royal Oak

Office Hours: Call 855-882-2736 to make an appointment with Rebecca

Rebecca Webler earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in 2015 and continued at Wayne State to obtain her Masters of Social Work degree in 2016, earning honors and awards for academic achievement. Rebecca is licensed as a Limited Licensed Master Social Worker (LLMSW) in the State of Michigan. She joined CCSEM as an intern in 2015 and was hired as a clinical therapist in 016. Rebecca’s training is in psycho-dynamic therapy, and she works with children, adolescents, and adults. Her prior work includes serving as administrative director at metro Detroit’s Imagine Center for Psychological Health.

Aidana “Danni” Spresser

LMSW, ACSW

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Danni, please call 810-987-9100.

Aidana “Danni” Spresser obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa (1973) and her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University (1990). She received her A.C.S.W. credential from the National Association of Social Workers (1992). Spresser has been a clinical therapist working with adults and older adults with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan January of 2013, and with Catholic Social Services of St. Clair County from February 1990 until the 2013 merger with CCSEM. Her areas of expertise include: grief and loss, maternal support, physical disability adjustment, depression, older adult issues, and women’s issues. Her work history includes: the Peoples’ Clinic and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, and experience as a medical social worker, maternal and infant support clinician, older adult clinician, and adult clinician. Treatment philosophy: “Client-centered therapy based on autonomy, respect and open communication. A variety of treatment methods are used based on the needs of the client.”

Camella Gild

LMSW, ACSW, CSOTS

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Camella, please call 810-987-9100.

Camella Gild obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology (1986) and her Master of Social Work degree (1997) from Wayne State University. She received her A.C.S.W. credential from the National Association of Social Workers (1999) and her Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist credential from the National Association of Forensic Counselors (2012). Gild is currently a clinical therapist working with adults and teens for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. She has more than 13 years of experience in the areas of anger management, domestic violence, criminal behavior, sex/porn addiction, depression, and anxiety. Gild worked previously for the Macomb State Correctional Facility, St. Lawrence Psychiatric Hospital (Ogdensburg, New York), St. Lawrence Civil Commitment Center (Ogdensburg, New York) and Sanilac County Community Mental Health. Treatment philosophy: “A reality-based approach to issues. Clients direct their treatment since they are the experts on themselves. An eclectic approach is used to ensure the needs of the client are being met.”

Elien Gaw

Cities: Port Huron

Elien Gaw earned her Certificate of Human Resources from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2007. Providing social work intake services for the People’s Clinic for Better Health – a CCSEM collaboration with a local hospital, Elien has been with CCSEM and its predecessor agency in St. Clair County since 2008. Elien provides services in Port Huron at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, the location for the People’s Clinic. She is a board member of Blue Water Safe Horizons, which provides support services for the homeless as well as survivors of domestic violence. She provides support to domestic abuse victims and serves as an advocate for sexual assault at local hospitals for the St. Clair County Sheriffs Department. Elien’s clients often need either Pathway Shelter or Carolyn’s Place for temporary housing. Her work history includes working with at-risk youth at the Harvey Center through the Center for Human Resources. Her treatment philosophy is: “To find each and every resource that will benefit my patients in their lives and if possible, those family members they care about. Not only health resources, but food, shelter and the warm fuzzies in life that may make them smile.”

Erin McDaid

LLMSW

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Erin, please call 810-987-9100.

Erin McDaid earned her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University in 2015 and her Master of Social Work Degree from Wayne State in 2016. She is licensed in the State of Michigan to engage in clinical practice. Erin is now a clinical therapist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, working with teen and adult clients. Erin is pursuing advanced studies in anger management, domestic violence, criminal behavior, sex/porn addiction, depression, and anxiety. Her client centered approach to treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy based and client directed.

Evelyn Reilly

MA, LPC, NCC

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Evelyn, call 810-987-9100 or email reillye@ccsem.org

Evelyn Reilly earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wayne State University in 2013 and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oakland University in 2017. She is now a State of Michigan-credentialed Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has earned National Certified Counselor (NCC) status through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Evelyn currently works as a clinical therapist with CCSEM seeing clients in Port Huron. Evelyn’s goal as a therapist is to assist clients in discovering and utilizing their strengths to implement positive change in their lives. She employs a client-centered, strengths-based approach, incorporating skills from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, existentialism, and psychodynamic theory in order to meet each individual’s counseling needs. Evelyn has experience working with adults, and teens in several areas including addiction and substance use, depression and anxiety, trauma, and adjustment to life stressors.

Jolene Lepien-Doan

LMSW, CAADC

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Jolene, please call 810-987-9100.

Jolene Lepien-Doan obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree (2002) and her Master of Social Work degree (2003) from Wayne State University. Lepien-Doan received her Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential from the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals. She has been a substance abuse therapist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since January of 2013, and was previously employed by Catholic Social Services of St. Clair County (CSSSC) from October 2010 until January 2013. Her areas of expertise include: conducting individual and group substance abuse treatment; dual diagnosis treatment for individuals with substance abuse and mental health concerns, and relationship counseling. Her work history includes: conducting prevention groups with adolescents and adults (groups such as anger management and drug education). She also was a student assistance counselor at an alternative high school. Treatment philosophy: “To help clients and families gain an understanding of addictive diseases and the tools to prevent relapse. I also believe it is important to help clients successfully address personal obstacles to recovery.”

Karen L. Boucher

LMSW

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Karen, please call 810-987-9100.

Karen L. Boucher obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree (1995) and her Master of Social Work degree (1996) from Wayne State University. Boucher has been a clinical therapist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since January of 2013. Previously, she was employed by Catholic Social Services of St. Clair County for two years. Boucher also worked for Catholic Social Services of St. Clair County (CSSSC) from June 1997 to October 2007, providing Clinical Social Work Services at the People’s Clinic for Better Health in Port Huron. Her areas of expertise include: grief and loss, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and working with older adults with Alzheimer’s disease. She has worked as a medical social worker with home care agencies, a bereavement coordinator with Hospice, and a clinical therapist for 10 years. Treatment philosophy: “Client-centered, supportive therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy.

Kimberly A. Koester

LMSW

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Kim, call 810-987-9100

Kimberly Koester obtained her master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University in 2003. She is also a facilitator for the FOCCUS Pre-Marital Inventory and is a licensed social worker in the State of Michigan.
Kim specializes in anxiety, behavior problems, career counseling, chronic pain/illness, couples counseling, depression, divorce, working with older adults, faith based counseling, grief/bereavement, and relationship issues.
“I believe that seeking therapy is a sign of courage and strength! By attending therapy, clients may obtain clarity on difficult issues, gain feedback and develop solutions that work for them. Clients tell me I am easy to talk to. I provide a safe, encouraging, empathetic environment while I teach healthy coping techniques so that clients can reach their fullest potential.”

Kimberly Burdick

LMSW,ACSW

Kimberly Burdick earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Western Michigan University in 1987 and her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in 1994. She also received an ACSW credential from the National Association of Social Workers in 2007. Kimberly is currently Assistant Division Director of the Northern Region of the Behavioral Health Department for the offices in St. Clair and Lapeer Counties. Her areas of expertise include: providing therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults dealing with anxiety and depression, family therapy, and working with older adults. She is currently working on her certification in addiction counseling. Her experience includes 15 years as a case manager and clinician for Community Mental Health of St. Clair County and 12 years as a therapist in private practice. Kimberly started her career with CCSEM (then Catholic Social Services) as a student intern in the 1990’s and returned as an employee in 2015. She said returning to the place where she started as a student “has been like coming home. I feel so privileged to be back to the place where I began my career as a therapist with such a wonderful group of people who are so talented and care so much about the work they do.”

Nancy Maxwell

LMSW

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Nancy, please call 810-987-9100.

Nancy Maxwell obtained her bachelor of science degree from Central Michigan University in 1998 and her master of social work degree from Wayne State University in May of 2002. She is a licensed social worker in the State of Michigan. Nancy is a clinical therapist with CCSEM where she has been since 2016. Her areas of expertise include: depression, anxiety, and panic disorders, anger management, phobias, eating disorders and behavioral disorders. She specializes in the treatment of children and youth and is working on her certification in both sand and play therapy. Nancy’s work history includes: CHR (substance abuse and mental health counseling), the Professional Counseling Center as a home based therapist, St. Clair County Community Mental Health as a clinician for eight years and one year at Macomb County Community Mental Health with Supports Coordination and outpatient clinical work.

Nancy’s treatment philosophy is to provide a safe and nurturing treatment environment in order to assist children and youth in being able to work through their emotions through play. “Play is a natural treatment modality for children and families to be able to express themselves regarding their stressors and situations they are experiencing.”

Robert Dundas

MPA, BSW, CAADC

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Robert, please call 810-987-9100.

Robert Dundas obtained his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University (1971) and his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Michigan-Flint (1983). He received his C.A.A.D.C. credential from the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (1990). Dundas has been a substance abuse therapist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since January of 2013, and worked for Catholic Social Services of St. Clair County (CSSSC) 1991 until the 2013 merger with CCSEM. His areas of expertise include: assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, case management, group and individual treatment/counseling for clients with substance abuse/dependence problems and histories of criminal conduct and related legal problems. His work history includes: experience as an inpatient substance abuse counselor at SHRC in Memphis, Michigan (1987-1991); an out-patient substance abuse therapist at RDH in East China, Michigan (1987-88); and an out-patient substance abuse therapist with Downriver Community Services in Algonac, Michigan (1991-2006). Treatment philosophy: “To provide the client with ongoing support, education, and guidance regarding psychoactive drugs, substance abuse and dependence and how they relate to criminal conduct, and to offer clients the opportunity to gain skills, knowledge and strategies to help them change and improve their lives and prevent relapse and recidivism.”

Stephanie K. Evans

LMSW

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Stephanie, please call 810-987-9100.

Stephanie K. Evans obtained her bachelor’s degree in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University (2002), and her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University (2005). She has been a clinical therapist specializing in children and youth services with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since January of 2013. Previously, she was employed by Catholic Social Services of St. Clair County (CSSSC) from May 2006 until the 2013 merger of CSSSC with CCSEM. Her areas of expertise include: trauma and loss, anxiety, adoption, and play therapy for children and adolescents. She has facilitated Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative (MPRI) groups and the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) group. Her work history includes experience as a mental health and substance abuse therapist with a diverse population at the Center for Human Resources and experience as an adoption worker for CSSSC. Evans is working toward certification as a registered play therapist through the Association for Play Therapy. Treatment philosophy: “Treatment is individual to the client – to meet the client where they are – with an approach to promote self-healing.

Tanja Spencer

LMSW, ACSW

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Tanja, please call 810-987-9100.

Tanja Spencer obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree (1989) and her Master of Social Work degree (1990) from Wayne State University. She received her A.C.S.W. credential from the National Association of Social Workers (1994). Spencer has been a clinical therapist working with older adults and some Family Preservation clients for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan and Catholic Social Services of St. Clair County since July of 1993. Her areas of expertise include: marital issues and anxiety management. Her work history includes: Blue Water Center for Christian Counseling (1994-2013), and the Hurley Medical Center, Flint (1990-1992). Treatment philosophy: “To facilitate an individual’s efforts to attain emotional health potential.”

Tiffany Scurto

LMSW, CAADC, SAP

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Tiffany, please call 810-987-9100.

Tiffany Scurto obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan-Flint (2005) and her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University (2007). She received her C.A.A.D.C. credential from the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (2009) and her S.A.P. (Substance Abuse Professional) credential from the SAPAA Training Institute (2010). Scurto has been a substance abuse clinician with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since January of 2013. Previously, was employed by Catholic Social Services of St. Clair County from July 2011 until the 2013 merger with CCSEM. Her areas of expertise include: substance abuse addiction, co-occurring disorders, driver’s license restoration assessments, substance abuse assessments, DOT assessments, and providing counseling services to those with addiction and/or co-occurring disorders. Her work history includes: inpatient mental health and substance abuse work (2007-08); and mental health and substance abuse clinician (2007-12). Treatment philosophy: “To provide individuals, families and groups suffering from co-occurring or substance abuse disorders with the guidance, support and tools necessary to make effective changes in their lives.”