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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.”

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.

Laurie Fagan

LBSW, CCS, CPC, CADC

Cities: Port Huron

Laurie Fagan earned her social work license from the State of Michigan in 1976. She also received her CADC (Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor), CCS (certified Clinical Supervisor, and CPC (Certified Prevention Consultant) credentials from MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) in 1978. She is the Operations Manager and Clinical Supervisor Clinical of CCSEM’s St. Clair County office in Port Huron, where she has worked since 1981. Her areas of expertise include: curriculum development and implementation of substance abuse educational programming; intensive out-patient programming; special populations group services; and criminal justice programming. Fagan is experienced in nonprofit leadership and management. Her work history includes 38 years in the substance abuse field. She has received numerous awards, including: BABES (Beginning Alcohol and Addiction Basic Education Studies) Community Service Award (1989); Community Cooperation-Dedication to Excellence Award from the Human Services Coordinating Body (1988); and RSAT Program Recognition from the 31st Circuit Court. Treatment philosophy is, “All individuals who desire a return to a healthy, non-substance abusing lifestyle can do so through a structured treatment and recovery program.

Robert D. (Doug) Chalmers

MA, LPC, NCC, Clinical Services Supervisor

Cities: Clinton Township

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

Doug Chalmers earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1990 from Eastern Michigan University and his Master of Arts in Counseling Degree in 1989 from Oakland University. He is the Clinical Services Supervisor of Behavioral Health for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, supervising the Macomb County – Clinton Township location. Previously, Doug worked as an assistant clinical services supervisor and clinical therapist for Hegira Programs in Westland. His areas of expertise include anger management, adjustment issues, anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorders, low ego strength, leadership, management, and program development. His treatment philosophy is, “The human mind and body has everything it needs to heal itself. It is very much the equivalent of having a tool shed full of tools that we would use to cope with life’s trials when we needed them. Unfortunately, life can sometimes spin out of control, and during these times we not only forget we have the tools, we forget where the tool shed is. To me, the purpose of counseling is to help you rediscover the tools you already possess, and provide some new tools to you so that you can manage life no matter what it may throw at you.”

Wendala K. Klinski

MA, LPC, RPT

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 Clinical Supervisor 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.

Kevin Bradacs

MA, TLLP

Cities: Lapeer

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Kevin, call 810-664-4646

Kevin Bradacs earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Central Michigan University in 2012 and his master’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University in 2015. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan.
“I have experience working with Vietnam veterans, trauma victims, those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/bereavement, anger management, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and psychological testing. I believe clients already possess the resources which they identify as important in navigating life’s sometimes tricky twists and turns. I like to identify the client as the expert and myself as the passenger in the client’s journey of investigating and better navigating those twists and turns all the while implementing various methods of exploring thoughts, feelings, beliefs, behaviors and consequences along the way.”

Christina Felcyn

MA, LPC, NCC

Cities: Clinton Township

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

Tina Felcyn obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University in 1995 and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University in 2013. Tina is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and has a post graduate specialization in child and adolescent counseling. Christina joined Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan as a clinical therapist in January 2016. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, and postpartum problems. She sees infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Christina’s work history includes serving as a financial aid counselor, admissions counselor, and special programs coordinator. She has done volunteer work in local medical clinics where she has provided clinical therapy services. Her treatment philosophy is, “Counseling involves the sharing of personal problems, concerns, and stories with a professional who is skilled at helping the client to come to a resolution or solution about a particular situation. This is a very personal process. My understanding of counseling comes from many different theoretical orientations. The counselor does not have the “answers” to the client’s “problems”, but is a facilitator of the process that helps the client take responsibility and action to come to a resolution.”

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.

Dr. Lisa Demopoulos

PsyD, MSW, LMSW

Cities: Clinton Township

Office Hours: Call 586-416-2300 to make an appointment with Dr. Lisa

Dr. Lisa Demopoulos earned her Master’s in Social Work degree from Wayne State University in 2000 and a Doctorate in Psychology from The Michigan School of Professional Psychology in 2012. She joined Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan in March 2016. Dr. Lisa’s previous experience includes work with a neighborhood services organization in older adult services. She currently works with children, adolescents, adults, older adults and families. Dr. Lisa’s areas of expertise include addictions, anger management, anxiety and phobias, behavior problems, chronic pain and illness, depression, dissociative disorders, older adult disorders, impulse control disorders, grief and loss, OCD, parenting skills, psychosis, sex disorders, substance use disorders, thought disorders, trauma and PTSD. She also conducts psychological testing. Lisa’s therapeutic philosophy is, “I hold licensing as a psychologist and social worker and believe in the power of psychotherapy and self-advocacy. Helping clients build a strong sense of self and self-worth is an amazing experience and honor. Through providing psychotherapy to clients, I hope to provide and foster a nurturing and safe environment. The sky is the limit!”

Dr. Susan George

MD

Cities: Clinton Township

Office Hours: Call 586-416-2300 to make an appointment with Dr. Susan

Specializing in internal medicine and a board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Susan George received her MBBS degree from Punjab University, India in 1974 and her MD in internal medicine from Punjab University in 1977. She became a board certified psychiatrist in London, United Kingdom in 1998 and was re-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2008. Dr. George has previously worked as a staff psychiatrist for Genesee County Community Mental Health and Detroit Mercy Hospital. She is currently serving as a contingent psychiatrist with Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. Dr. George’s research experience includes studies on the use and efficacy of various medications in the treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Dr. George joined Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan in January of 2016 and works with adult clients.

Entela Kaba

MA, LLPC

Cities: Clinton Township

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

Entela Kaba obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tirana University in 1996 and her Master of Counseling degree from Oakland University in 2015. Entela has been a clinical therapist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since 2015. She also obtained an Advanced Mental Health Specialization certificate through Oakland University. Her areas of expertise include working with children and adolescents, adults and elders, and seeing clients with a variety of maladies. Entela has previously engaged with individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, mentoring and teaching children and adolescents, and facilitating teen groups. She served for more than two years as a phone counselor at a crisis center. Entela has received recognition from several organizations for her work, including Kohl’s Care for Kids, the Balkan American Community Center, and the International Children’s Festival. Her treatment philosophy is “I believe that helping people to regain strength, build their resilience and give them hope in difficult times of their life is essential. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect in this hard process and that can be helpful to overcome the obstacles of life.”

Mary Bahnsen Toupin

MA, LPC, NCC, SCL

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Mary, call 586-416-2300.

Mary Toupin earned her Master of Arts in Counseling in 2006 and a post-graduate specialization in School Counseling in 2016 from Oakland University. She holds licenses as both Professional and School Counselor. From 2005-12 Mary worked at Catholic Services (now CCSEM) primarily as an Adoption Specialist and Clinical Therapist. From 2010-12 she stood in as Program Coordinator of Friend’s House Adult Day Care as well. Most recently, Mary holds the positions of Director of Counseling Services and Theology Teacher at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School. Mary identifies herself as a “solution focused” Catholic Counselor but is comfortable working in the context where spirituality is not a primary focus as well. Mary is familiar with issues in pregnancy, parenting, and adoption/fostering as well as issues related to caregiver stress. She has worked with children and teens who experience challenges to learning, low motivation, and succeeding in school. She has also worked with students who experience depression and anxiety due to lack of social skills, perfectionism, social phobia, and difficulty fitting in and relating to peers. Mary believes that goodness of fit and honesty help to build a trusting relationship and are paramount to a successful therapeutic experience.

Melanie Bruss

MA, LLPC

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

Melanie obtained her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Dance from Wayne State University in December 2001. Melanie continued on to obtain her Master’s of Arts (MA) degree in Counseling from Ball State University in May of 2013. Ms. Bruss is currently licensed as a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) in the State of Michigan. Ms. Bruss joined CCSEM in August of 2016. She works with children as young as 5 years of age, adolescents, families and adults, and treats conditions such as ADHD, anger, anxiety and phobias, depression, grief and loss, relationship problems and trauma/PTSD. She also works with immigrants and refugees who have escaped war or violence. Her prior work history includes time as a substitute teacher, counseling intern for youth and Clinical Therapist at Southwest Solutions. Melanie spent two years in a convent for the Catholic Church doing missionary work for people in Mexico. Melanie is bilingual (English and Spanish) and provides Catholic faith based counseling.
Her treatment philosophy: ” Going to see a counselor or therapist can be intimidating. Yet it is a very brave step that you can take to help improve your own life. There are many opportunities to experience pain and suffering in this life, however, there are also opportunities to experience joy, self-fulfillment and hope. As your therapist, I would like to help you make the most of your life. Some ways I can do that is by helping you identify and work on areas where you would like to grow and improve, as well as to affirm and encourage you in your strengths and abilities to make positive choices.”

Robert D. (Doug) Chalmers

MA, LPC, NCC, Clinical Services Supervisor

Cities: Clinton Township

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

Doug Chalmers earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1990 from Eastern Michigan University and his Master of Arts in Counseling Degree in 1989 from Oakland University. He is the Clinical Services Supervisor of Behavioral Health for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, supervising the Macomb County – Clinton Township location. Previously, Doug worked as an assistant clinical services supervisor and clinical therapist for Hegira Programs in Westland. His areas of expertise include anger management, adjustment issues, anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorders, low ego strength, leadership, management, and program development. His treatment philosophy is, “The human mind and body has everything it needs to heal itself. It is very much the equivalent of having a tool shed full of tools that we would use to cope with life’s trials when we needed them. Unfortunately, life can sometimes spin out of control, and during these times we not only forget we have the tools, we forget where the tool shed is. To me, the purpose of counseling is to help you rediscover the tools you already possess, and provide some new tools to you so that you can manage life no matter what it may throw at you.”

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.”

Sarah Kanaby

LMSW

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

Sarah Kanaby obtained her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree in 2012 and her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in 2013; both from Wayne State University. Sarah also obtained certification in Family and Couples Therapy in 2013 from Wayne State. Ms. Kanaby is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and joined CCSEM in July of 2016. Previously, she worked as both a Supports Coordinator and Clinical Therapist for Neighborhood Services Organization, and as an Intervention Specialist for Family Youth Interventions. Her areas of expertise include: ADHD, anger, anxiety and phobias, behavior problems, couples therapy, depression, family counseling, grief and loss, parenting, relationship problems and sex therapy. She also provides Catholic faith based counseling. Sarah works with clients from age 5 through adult.
Her treatment philosophy: “I believe that life is our own personal story that we write. Sometimes, we may not like how our story is going, and I can help it get back on track. Everyone has their own strengths to get through the hard and dark times of their stories. I encourage a very open and honest relationship to help clients feel emotionally supported. I have a deep commitment to my work, and I am always passionate about helping those who come to me for treatment. Together, we can work on your story and change it to what you want.”

Audrey Schroeder

LLMSW

Office Hours: Call 734-240-3850 to make an appointment with Audrey.

Audrey obtained her bachelor of social work degree from Lourdes University in 2009 and her master of social work degree from Spring Arbor University in 2015. She is a limited licensed social worker in the State of Michigan and also received her Licensed Social Work credential in the State of Ohio in 2009. Audrey is currently a clinical therapist with CCSEM where she has been employed since February 2016. Her areas of expertise include: women’s trauma, recovery and empowerment, individual and group counseling. Her work history includes individual and family counseling, women’s shelter trauma group work and psychiatric inpatient services. Audrey graduated with honors from both Lourdes and Spring Arbor University. She is a volunteer for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief services and was appointed to the Board of Suicide Prevention Coalition for Monroe County.
Her treatment philosophy is to use a strengths based and empowerment approach to help her clients on the path to recovery.

Heather L. Frederick

LPC, CAADC

Cities: Monroe

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Heather, please call 734-240-3850.

Heather L. Frederick earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Spring Arbor University on October 2006 and her Master of Arts Degree from Spring Arbor University on May 2011. She received her Professional Counselor License from the State of Michigan on April 2016. She also received her/his Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Credential from Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals on July 22, 2015. Heather is a Clinical Therapist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, where she has been employed since October 2014.

Her areas of expertise include working with teenagers and adults with substance abuse and mental health issues. She provides individual, group, couples, and family therapy. CBT & DBT which include but not limited to mindfulness, meditation, motivational interviewing, and other therapy techniques that illicit change in the individual.

Her work history includes working with at risk teenagers that ranged from those who were runaways, involved in trafficking, had substance abuse issues, were given up and awaiting placement in foster care, abused and neglected teens with behavior problems while living in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has worked with children and parents who were involved with the Department of Health and Human Services due to neglect, or substance abuse issues in Monroe, MI. She has worked on research studies involving the SBIRT model that included screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment in a hospital setting while working in Flint, MI. She has worked with opiate addicts for several years at a methadone clinic providing outpatient treatment, as well as prisoners using the RSAT 6 month programming in Detroit, MI. She has been providing inpatient and outpatient treatment for individuals for over 10 years and has shown to have a solid understanding of the stages of change and meeting each individual where they are in their recovery.

Her treatment philosophy is multidimensional & solution focused in which the focus is on the physical, emotional, spiritual, family and mental health needs of each individual. She assists with empowering clients to achieve their own personal goals, while also holding them accountable when they are not working at their full potential. She believes people are capable of dramatic change when in a nurturing and supportive environment. She believes that it is important to assist the entire family affected by the issues presented by the client. Recovery is a lifelong journey and a solid plan needs to be set in place for aftercare in order to maintain the skills that they developed in therapy. She believes that no matter what has occurred in the past that their story is not over yet and there is a chance to be successful.

Jerri Lynn Stotz

LCT, MSW

Cities: Monroe

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Jerri, call 734-240-3850

Jerri Lynn Stotz obtained her Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, (2007) and Master of Social Work degree (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.”

Jodie Brooks

Community Prevention Coordinator

Jodi obtained her bachelor of science degree in education from Eastern Michigan University in 2004. Jodi is currently the Community Prevention Coordinator for CCSEM where she has been employed since January 2016. Jodi provides substance abuse prevention services within Monroe County high schools using the Student Leadership Teams (SPLT) program. SPLT is a peer to peer program in which high school students volunteer to educate their peers within the high school on the risks associated with substance use. Each SPLT team implements campaigns in the fall and spring to increase awareness on the dangers associated with alcohol, marijuana and prescription pill use and abuse. Additionally, the SPLT teams coordinate a tobacco campaign with the partnering Monroe County middle school in March during the national Kicks Butt Campaign.
During the summer months, Jodi provides parenting education and prevention awareness within the community agencies and at community events.

Joy Bergeson

BSW

Office Hours: Call 734-240-3850 to make an appointment with Joy.

Joy obtained her bachelor’s degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University in 2015. She is currently the adolescent and family case manager with CCSEM where she has been employed since July 2016. Joy works with youth and their families in the Adolescent Substance Use Disorder program. Joy provides families with additional support by linking them with community resources to remove barriers that prevent successful treatment completion. Joy provides ongoing case management services up to 12 months. She organizes and facilitates wrap around meetings to increase family engagement and improve communication with each other in order for the youth to engage in a successful recovery process.
Joy’s areas of expertise include: working with families who have experienced substance use, mental health issues and domestic violence situations. Joy believes it is important to address the person in his or her environment using a holistic family approach that considers all the surrounding circumstances that the client and family are facing.

Martha Schwartz

Peer Support Specialist

Office Hours: Call 734-240-3850 to make an appointment with Martha.

Martha received her Recovery Coach Certification from CCAR (Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery) on April 29, 2016. She is currently a peer support specialist for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan where she has been employed since June 2016. Her areas of expertise include assisting people in recovery with social support needs by providing resources that allow them to be successful on their journey to recovery. Martha provides emotional support and encouragement and her philosophy is to treat everyone as a unique person that has unique needs.

Nanette Gribble

MA, LLPC

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

Mrs. Gribble obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky in 1999. She received her Master’s of Arts degree in counseling from Central Michigan University in 2010. Nanette is a Limited Licensed Counselor in the State of Michigan and currently works as a clinical therapist for CCSEM where she has been employed since February 2015. Nanette works with clients of all ages using a strengths based approach to mental health counseling. She utilizes cognitive behavioral, client centered, play therapy and trauma focused therapy techniques when working with clients.

Tonya Lynn Moyer

MA, LLPC

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.”

Valerie Walker

MA, LLPC

Cities: Monroe

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Valerie, please call 734-240-3850.

Valerie Walker earned her Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in psychology from Wayne State University in 2009 followed by her Master of Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling with a Specialization in Crisis and Trauma Degree from Walden University in 2015. She started as a therapist with CCSEM in 2015. Her areas of expertise include counseling individuals of all ages, group counseling, as well as family and couples therapy. Valerie has three years of counseling experience and her treatment philosophy is cognitive behavioral therapy with a non-judgmental, and strength-based approach.

Wendala K. Klinski

MA, LPC, RPT

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 Clinical Supervisor 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.”

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.

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.”

Katelyn Lipp

MA, LLPC, LLMFT, NCC, CAADC

Cities: Waterford, Royal Oak

Office Hours: Call 248-666-8870 to make an appointment in Waterford or 248-548-4044 to make an appointment in Royal Oak to see Katelyn.

Katelyn A. Lipp earned her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2007 and her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling, with specialization in Couple and Family Therapy from Oakland University in 2015. Katelyn is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) and a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LLMFT) in the State of Michigan.
Katelyn is currently a clinical therapist at CCSEM where she has been employed since June 2015. Her goal as a therapist is to help clients realize their potential for positive change in a safe and supportive environment. Katelyn comes from a client-centered, insight-oriented approach, incorporating skills from family systems, mindfulness, CBT, existentialism, and narrative techniques aimed at meeting the client in their present situation. She is experienced in the areas of couples and family work, anxiety, depression, addiction, life adjustments, self-help/self-esteem and stress related to school, work and relationships.

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 Menozzi

CAADC, LLMFT, CCTP

Cities: Royal Oak

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

Maria Menozzi earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles with specialized studies in trauma-based therapies, and spiritual and depth psychology. She is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), a Limited License Marriage and Family Therapist (LLMFT) and a certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with membership in the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). Maria practices a whole-person therapeutic approach encompassing empowerment through identity-awareness, self-esteem, strengths-based focus and self-efficacy. Maria favors a depth/analytical approach utilizing various mindfulness-based techniques and interventions including visualization, guided imagery, and meditation along with expressive non-verbal modalities including yoga, art, music, writing and psychodrama to foster the individuation process. Maria has extensive experience working with dual diagnosis populations including substance use disorders, bipolar disorders, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, and ADHD. Maria has also worked with families of domestic violence and childhood abuse/trauma.

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.

H. Kent Krueger

MA, LLPC, CAADC

Cities: Port Huron

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

H. Kent Krueger obtained his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan (1989) and his Master of Counseling degree from Central Michigan University (2004). He received his CAADC credential from the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (1987). Krueger has been a substance abuse therapist which Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan since January of 2013. Previously, he was employed by Catholic Social Services of St. Clair County (CSSSC) from 1989 until the 2013 merger of CSSSC with CCSEM. His areas of expertise include: intensive outpatient programming and criminal justice services, prevention programming, and life skills group presentations. His work history includes being a group facilitator for grief and loss recovery programming as a Job Coach for the St. Clair County Association for Retarded Citizens.

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 C. Hazel

LMSW, ACSW, RPT-S

Cities: Port Huron

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

Kimberly C. Hazel obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Spanish from Central Michigan University (1988) and her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University (1992). She has been a clinical therapist specializing in child 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 March 1992 until the 2013 merger with CCSEM. Her areas of expertise include: therapy with children and youth, therapy with families experiencing divorce or that are blended, and play therapy with children ages two to 12. Hazel has run the parenting group (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) since 1995 and has been co-leading it since 2012. Her work history includes: foster care management (1988-1990) in Wayne County and therapy with children, youth and families from 1992 to the present. She received her Registered Play Therapist credential (2004) and her Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credential (2006) from the Association of Play Therapy. She received her certification as a group leader for systematic training for effective parenting in 1995. Treatment philosophy: “Client-centered based on the assessment of client needs and development. Cognitive and behavioral aspects are used in a prescriptive approach as well.”

Laurie Fagan

LBSW, CCS, CPC, CADC

Cities: Port Huron

Laurie Fagan earned her social work license from the State of Michigan in 1976. She also received her CADC (Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor), CCS (certified Clinical Supervisor, and CPC (Certified Prevention Consultant) credentials from MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) in 1978. She is the Operations Manager and Clinical Supervisor Clinical of CCSEM’s St. Clair County office in Port Huron, where she has worked since 1981. Her areas of expertise include: curriculum development and implementation of substance abuse educational programming; intensive out-patient programming; special populations group services; and criminal justice programming. Fagan is experienced in nonprofit leadership and management. Her work history includes 38 years in the substance abuse field. She has received numerous awards, including: BABES (Beginning Alcohol and Addiction Basic Education Studies) Community Service Award (1989); Community Cooperation-Dedication to Excellence Award from the Human Services Coordinating Body (1988); and RSAT Program Recognition from the 31st Circuit Court. Treatment philosophy is, “All individuals who desire a return to a healthy, non-substance abusing lifestyle can do so through a structured treatment and recovery program.

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.”

Stacey R. Krause

LMSW

Cities: Port Huron

Office Hours: If you would like to make an appointment with Stacey, please call 810-987-9100.

Stacey comes to CCSEM with 15+ years of clinical experience and 19 years in the field of social work. She obtained both her bachelor’s (1998) and her master’s (1999) degrees in social work from Wayne State University. Stacey is also currently employed as an oncology social worker at McLaren, Port Huron, Karmanos Cancer Institute. Her additional areas of work experience include working with veterans through the John D. Dingell VA Hospital, at risk youth through StarrComonwealth, and older adults in skilled nursing at Shelby Nursing Center, along with having her own private practice for four years and working for other out-patient mental health clinics.
Stacey’s areas of interest include grief/bereavement, depression, anxiety, anger management, chronic illness and communication techniques. She sees individuals, couples and families.
“I incorporate integrity, empathy and compassion into my work with clients, as I believe these are corner stones of building an effective therapeutic relationship. I value client support systems, but I am very conscious of client confidentiality. I also believe that humor, as appropriate, can heal the soul.”
“I believe that everyone deserves to be listened to, heard and respected as individuals. My goal is to empower the client on his or her own personal journey using a person-centered approach, focusing on individual strengths.”

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.”