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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.”

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

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 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.”

Barbara A. Baryo

MA, LPC

Cities:

Barbara Baryo obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Michigan, Flint, in 1994, and her Master of Professional Counseling degree from Central Michigan University in 2008. She was certified by the state of Michigan in 2017 as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She joined Catholic Charities in January of 2018, and has four years experience in the treatment of mental health. Her work history includes serving at the Insight Recovery Center of Clarkston, Michigan, where she was invited to remain as an on-call clinician after graduation, and continued to work for the center though 2010. She also worked for McLaren Regional Medical Center as a Behavioral Health Technician for two years. From 2017 to 2018 she worked at Odyssey Village of Flint Michigan providing individual, group, and educational didactics for outpatient clients. Barbara has a strong background in substance abuse and working with families of addicted persons. She believes in solution-focused, person-centered treatment, and some of her favored methods are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Reflective Listening. “I continue to keep myself abreast of treatment methods and remain open to new ways of responding to the needs of the persons with whom I work,” she said.

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.”

Aaron Teutsch

MA, LPC

Aaron Teutsch obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix (2011), and his Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Phoenix (2015). Aaron joined Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan as a Clinical Therapist in March 2018. He has four years experience in the field of mental health and served as a behavioral health technician and clinical therapist. His areas of expertise include addiction, anger management, anxiety, behavior problems, couples therapy, depression, family counseling, impulse control disorders, and grief and loss. Aaron sees clients 13 years of age and older. His treatment philosophy:  “My experience comes from working in various roles in an inpatient psychiatric setting. Before going into this field I spent quite a few years in manufacturing. I feel my experiences help me relate to my clients in many different areas.  I enjoy working with adolescents and adults on a wide range of topics. I believe in positive reinforcement and working towards becoming a better peson day by day. Sometimes we all need a little help. I want to be someone who is available to help you.”  Call today to make an appointment with Aaron!

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.

Dena Schwartz

MSW, LLMSW

Cities: Clinton Township

Dena Schwartz earned her Master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University in 2018. She is a limited license master social worker (LLMSW) in the state of Michigan. Her experience includes interning with the Detroit Police Victim Assistance Program, where she worked with individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide. She joined Catholic Charities in September 2017 as a graduate student intern and became a permanent staff member in April 2018. Dena has provided counseling services to groups, couples, children, teens, and adults. She has worked with client’s struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief and loss, domestic violence, sexual assault, marriage and relationship issues, and anger management. Her approach to therapy utilizes cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic theories from a person-in-environment perspective. She believes it is important to develop an understanding of her clients within the context of their family, friends, school, work, and community because all these aspects impact a person’s life. Dena’s goal is to help her clients improve the quality of their lives by promoting self-awareness and understanding, and identifying and addressing any unhelpful behavioral patterns, thoughts and beliefs. Call now for an appointment with Dena!

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.

Kimberly Taylor

MA, LPC

Kimberly joined CCSEM in February 2018. She provides counseling treatment for anxiety, depression, grief, parenting, and trauma. She serves clients age 12 and older. Kimberly is fluent in Spanish and provides bi-lingual (Spanish) therapy services. She also offers substance-use counseling. Kimberly utilizes techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to help reframe negative thinking. She has extensive experience working with culturally diverse populations, adolescents, women and immigrants. Her past experience includes working as a life coach and guidance counselor. She received her Master of Arts Counseling degree from Wayne State University in 2008, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Michigan in 2000. She also received a special certification in Secondary Education in 2000. Kimberly said of her personal philosophy of counseling, “No matter how dark things get or how far you feel you have sunken, there is always hope! Sometimes what we need is an empathic ear and another perspective to light the way back to our paths.” Call today for an appointment with Kimberly.

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.”

Sharon Eusebi

MA, LPC

Sharon Eusebi obtained her BA in Psychology (1990) as well as her Master’s degree in Counseling (1992) from Michigan State University. She also studied on a Graduate Fellowship at Monmouth State College in Monmouth, Oregon, where she received a certification for working with families of children with disabilities. Sharon has been a State of Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 1992. Previously she worked in the Bloomfield Hills Public Schools as well as at various family and child treatment agencies, including Easter Seals and Mary’s Mantle, as a therapist. Her areas of expertise include individual, couples, family, adolescent, and child/play therapy. Additionally, she has experience working with depression, ADD and ADHD with children and adults, anger management, and with issues of grief and loss. She is also a school counselor and has experience working with teens and college students with adjustment issues, and offers senior counseling services focusing on issues of change and aging. Sharon is available for Catholic/Christian counseling, and well as Spiritual counseling for those who request it. Sharon teaches parenting classes and facilitates groups related to divorce recovery for children and adults, and addiction and codependency recovery groups. She also can facilitate supports groups for domestic violence recovery. Sharon’s philosophy for counseling includes providing a safe, accepting relationship to help those who need to learn new coping skills to get through life’s most difficult times. She offers a focused, empathic, and empowering environment, with a goal of teaching healthy coping techniques to help those she serves reach their fullest potential. Sharon looks forward to helping her clients feel fulfilled in life as they learn to believe in themselves and realize they have a right to enjoy success and happiness. Call now to make an appointment with Sharon!

 

Ariane Combs

MA, LLPC, 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.

Audrey Schroeder

LMSW

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.

Colleen Delaney

MA, LLPC, CCTP

Colleen Delaney 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.

Steve Helsel

MA, LLPC

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, 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.”

Tracy Pittman

MA, LLPC

Cities: Monroe

Office Hours: Call 734-240-3850, ext. 2007 or email pittmant@ccsem.org to make an appointment with Tracy,

Tracy earned her Master of Arts degree with high distinction in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in the Spring of 2017 and joined the CCSEM Behavioral Health staff in the CCSEM Monroe office as a Clinical Therapist. “I approach the counseling process as a collaboration between the client and myself,” said Tracy. “We can only achieve success when clients trust their therapist has actively listened to them, understands their specific concerns, and is committed to assisting them in achieving their goals. I use a combination of treatment methods including evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness training. I also rely on skills taken from narrative therapy and existential therapy.”  Tracy’s counseling specialities and research interests include dual-diagnosis, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, surviving childhood sexual assault, post-traumatic stress disorders, and spiritual concerns.  Tracy works with adolescents and adults in individual, group, and family settings.

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

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 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.”

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.”

 

Evelyn Reilly

MA, LLPC, NCC

Cities: Waterford and Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Evelyn, call 248-666-8870 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 Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) 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 and Waterford. 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, children, and teens in several areas including addiction and substance use, depression and anxiety, trauma, and adjustment to life stressors.

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.

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, LLPC, NCC

Cities: Waterford and Port Huron

Office Hours: To make an appointment with Evelyn, call 248-666-8870 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 Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) 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 and Waterford. 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, children, and teens in several areas including addiction and substance use, depression and anxiety, trauma, and adjustment to life stressors.

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 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.”