Stephanie McCann, LMSW

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I believe that resilience is in all of us and healing is a path we can choose to walk at any time if we are willing to take the first step. Sometimes even helping professionals need their own helper, someone to listen to their experiences and walk alongside them as they process the challenges of helping. Focusing on secondary trauma and occupational stress issues I believe my role as a therapist is to support clients as they navigate their healing process. 

After graduating from Michigan State University School of Social Work with a Masters Degree in Social Work I worked with families and children impacted by child welfare issues including foster care and adoption, attachment, child custody issues, parenting time, and mental health.

Trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I worked with children who experienced trauma and their caregivers. I have worked with children, couples, and families as a clinical social worker for over 12 years in Michigan, and have experience working with other helping professionals to address secondary trauma and issues of burnout from occupational stress. 

As a therapist, my role is to support my clients in the healing work they choose to do. I believe therapy is a courageous act of telling our story.

Stephanie’s Speciality Areas of Practice:

  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bariatric issues
  • Career counseling
  • Depression
  • Fertility/infertility issues
  • Occupational stress
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy/postpartum issues
  • Secondary traumatic stress
  • Trauma

Erica J. Bruewer, LLMSW

Erica J. Bruewer, LLMSW
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I understand that at times, being human is hard. Going through challenges, changes, mistakes, and traumas, are all common life occurrences. It is natural to have psychological and physical reactions to these events. As your therapist, I will help support you by simply being a listening ear, as well as provide you with the opportunity to learn skills for behavioral change and symptom management.

I believe that transformation and growth occurs through collaboration of appropriate interventions with an increased self-awareness which can be explored through psychotherapy. My office is a judgment-free zone, a safe place for you to be yourself. I would be honored to hear your story and provide you with the care you need and deserve. I look forward to embarking on this journey of healing with you.

I achieved my Master of Social Work degree from Michigan State University and my Bachelor of Applied Science in Family Studies and Human Development at Central Michigan University. I am licensed in the State of Michigan to provide psychotherapy and other social services.

I have previous professional experience in school social work, case management, in-patient substance abuse rehabilitation, outpatient mental health therapy, as well as vocational support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I am also affiliated with the National Association of Social Workers.

Erica’s Treatment Modalities:

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Spiritual Based Therapy
  • Improv Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Joy Ross, LMSW

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As a dynamic and creative person, I’m motivated to use the most effective practices to help empower my clients and improve their quality of life. My goal as a therapist is to create a casual environment to ease the tension or the stress of my clients.  We can work through the difficulties in life and celebrate the positive things!  My approach is individualized and based on personal needs at that given time.  This can vary from being empathetic and supportive to being quite direct.  If my philosophy and approach sound like a good fit, I look forward to speaking with you! Let’s Get Started!

I studied and received my Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan.  I obtained my LMSW-Clinical and Macro License in 2002.

Concerns/Issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Adoption
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity

Coping Skills

  • Life Coaching
  • Career Counseling
  • Divorce
  • Grief and Loss
  • Spirituality
  • Peer Relationships

Treatment Approach:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Eclectic Therapy

Age:

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Paul Dripchak, LMSW

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Life stresses can be difficult to manage, especially without support. The effects of trauma, stress, and life changes can wear on us without being conscious of it. Therapy can assist in creating a safe space to discuss these concerns and histories as well as working collaboratively to forge a new future. Transparency, creativity, and humor are three key values of mine in working with others.

I have found these values helpful in working with families, adolescents, and adults.
I received my Masters in Social Work from Michigan State University and have been providing services for over 12 years. I’ve worked in community-based therapy, crisis intervention services, and academic support for students. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as narrative therapy and other modes of treatment.

It is a privilege to be able to walk along someone as they navigate their story and create new paths.

Paul’s Specialty Areas of Practice:

  • Adjustment issues
  • LGBTQ+ Support
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Anxiety
  • Career counseling
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • School Issues
  • Family and Peer Relationships

Lizette Chacon, LLMSW

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As a bilingual therapist (English & Spanish), I am passionate about helping people heal through difficult times, from past trauma, grief, and loss, as well as the different challenges one could be facing. I understand that no single approach works for every single individual, therefore I use an eclectic approach to treat each patient’s needs.

As your therapist, I am here to support you, as well as help you learn and grow throughout the process of healing. I understand the value of having someone listen to you, to be in a safe and non-judgmental space, and to feel validated.

My educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master’s in Social Work from Michigan State University. I have training in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), trauma’s impact on the body, grief, and loss, along with many more.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Lizette Treatment Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Strengths-Based Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • I work with people who are struggling with:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Family & Relationship Issues
  • Self-image & Self-Esteem Issues

Jose Garcia, LMSW, LCSW

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In life, one can feel overwhelmed, misunderstood, maybe even lost at times. I believe in a hands-on approach to solving problems, giving you the tools necessary to take on those new challenges or begin to address the hurt you have put away. I’m a therapist and life coach with over 20 years of Social Work experience. My background encompasses working with at-risk youth K-12, college and graduate students, families, and older adults.  My goal is to teach people life skills that will give you purpose, hope, and vision of transformation, personal growth, and a positive mental attitude. My work in direct practice with individuals and families has allowed me to help people overcome life pressures and find peace, forgiveness, and self-love. I create a judgment-free space, ready when you are to begin healing conversations.

Areas of specialty:

  • Spanish Bilingual Therapist
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Life Coaching and Personal development
  • Trauma Focused & Strength Based Therapy
  • School concerns, Bullying, anxiety, social maladjustments
  • Childhood Trauma, ACES’s, PTSD
  • Anger Management, ADHD/ ADD, OCD, impulse control,
  • Stress management, Panic Attacks, Crisis Response
  • Loneliness, depression and isolation
  • Chronic Grief and bereavement concerns
  • Interpersonal relationships, individual and family challenges.

Raeana Donaldson, LMSW

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Life can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves, family, friends, and everything we care about. As your therapist, my job is to provide a safe place where you can reconnect with yourself and your life. I am passionate about working with you to develop tools needed for self-empowerment and improved patterns of living and thinking via humor, honesty, and respect.

As a therapist, I believe holistic care is important. Together we will address the mind-body connection as we work towards healing. My goal is to help you reconnect with your mind and body, while also helping you to reclaim your peace through counseling. Healing is important, so let’s start today and build your life the way you envision it.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Racial Trauma
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Self -Esteem
  • Career Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Life Coaching

Patricia Gardenhire-Lamar, LMSW

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I believe that life experiences build character. The experiences can either stunt our growth and development, or we can blossom and flourish from them. I feel it is important for individuals to acknowledge when they are facing adversity, process their emotions, utilize their coping skills and move forward.

My own life experiences motivated me to go into the social work field. Consequently, my goal is to help individuals cope and fight with the challenges they face, by providing them with tools, support, and encouragement.

I would love the opportunity to work with you on your journey to a better quality of life. I have a wealth of experience working with children and families but I am open to working with individuals of all ages.

Areas of Specialty:

  • TF-CBT
  • Life coaching
  • Adjustment issues
  • School concerns
  • Occupational stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Childhood trauma
  • Emotion regulation
  • Mindfulness

Nancy Harshfield, LMSW-C, CMHIMP, CDBT

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I am licensed in the state of Michigan as a Masters of Social Work with a clinical emphasis (LMSW-C), a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Professional (CMHIMP) and recently received a certificate in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I have a decade of experience in hospice working with families and individuals during their end of life journey.

Hospice brings to the forefront a unique skill set when dealing with family dynamics because time is critical. I practice through the lens of Integrative Medicine with a functional medical model, looking at the whole person and their lifestyle choices including diet, activity level, sleep, hobbies, and quality of their relationships. I treat every client with respect and dignity and focus on the strengths that they bring to the work we will do together. I work with trauma victims who have experienced trauma through an auto accident, and our nation’s Veterans. Trauma includes PTSD, depression, anxiety, sleep disruption, physical and emotional pain. I am passionate about our younger generation and how the technical age has impacted their socialization: contributing to depression, anxiety, and poor relationships within and outside the family unit. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many more issues to the forefront that our youth our carrying and many may need a place to talk and navigate these unique emotions.

I am a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP). This is a functional medicine certification that integrates physical health practices with brain health. Mental Health is essentially brain health and how we treat our body through diet and lifestyle impacts how well our physical and mental health can perform. Through my hospice work, I have embedded in every aspect of the human condition including grief, loss, marriage issues, family issues, child dynamics, depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, and trauma.

I am passionate about you as an individual, whether you are an adult or adolescent, and how you are thriving in life. How are your relationships and how are you feeling and living out your daily life. I am here to work through anxiety, depression, substance abuse/addiction, trauma, marriage issues, and young adult concerns, to help you feel better and lead a more productive life. We as humans are designed for relationships and community, and the quality of these relationships will determine the quality of your life. Let’s begin a journey together to make it a great one.

Anna Donaldson, LLMSW

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My ultimate goal as your therapist is to provide a safe space for you to set you and your needs as a priority – a space that is judgment-free to help you work through healing what you choose to, and to help you sustain hope through the process.

I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from Michigan State University and my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University. I am licensed in the State of Michigan and the State of Texas to provide psychotherapy and other social services.

I have 15 years of experience in social work – working directly with children, youth, and individual adults; providing case management with families navigating court systems and in hospital settings, and advocating for and supporting intimate partner violence survivors.

Sometimes you just need an inviting space with an understanding ear to talk through what you think so you can take the necessary next steps. Let’s get the process started so you can begin living the life you imagined.

Anna’s Speciality Areas of Practice:

  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce and separation
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy/postpartum issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Image and Self-esteem issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma