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Dr. Kerry Leahy is a licensed clinical psychologist. She completed her education and clinical training at Michigan State University (M.A., Ph.D.), the University of Michigan (B.A., fellowship), and Nova Southeastern University (internship). Dr. Leahy has Read More...

Richard Kneip, Ph.D. is a Michigan licensed psychologist with over 25 years experience helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families confront the common problems of everyday living. Dr. Kneip completed his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Read More...

Julie has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Julie is passionate about making connections with people and guiding them through their struggles. She graduated from Michigan State University with Read More...

I have the gift of listening and a knack for connecting very well with a range of people. From my experience, I have seen how difficult it can be to locate a therapist who is Read More...


Michelle Connelly is Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of academic and clinical experience.  She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Counseling and graduated with honors from Oakland University Read More...

I am an experienced and devoted therapist who is sensitive, caring, and a good listener. I have been doing therapy for 20 years, and have a great deal of experience in working with a variety Read More...

For twelve years I have enjoyed providing effective counseling for couples and individuals at New Passages Psychological Services in Macomb County, Graham Health Center at Oakland University and in my own private practice in Rochester, Read More...

It takes courage to make the first step towards change. Experiencing genuine care, understanding, and diligence from an empathic therapist is at the core of positive change. My goal as a therapist is to create Read More...


Joe has extensive experience with treating a wide range of mental health issues, including specialized focus in Substance Use disorders and addictions of all kinds, as well as adult anxiety and depression. Joe has an Read More...

Teresa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Wayne State University and post master specializations in Child & Adolescent Counseling Read More...

My name is Dr. Patrick S. Murphy. I am excited to be a member of the Great Lakes Psychology Group here in the Livonia office. I am currently taking new clients. I have been working Read More...

Lynnette Otto obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and her Master’s Degree in Clinical-Behavioral Psychology from Eastern Michigan University.  She began her experience in psychology working with Read More...


Lauren received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University in Connecticut.   She focuses on clients’ strengths by working collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families from a variety of backgrounds.  Lauren’s expertise Read More...

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 12 years of experience in clinical settings. Specialty areas of my clinical practice include individual therapy with adults, young adults, teenagers/adolescents as well as family therapy. Over Read More...

Dr. Kopp is Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. She completed her Bachelor of Science Read More...

Justine earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Couple and Family Therapy from Wayne State University and has additional training in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy. Justine is trained to Read More...


Tanya Tietema received her undergraduate degree in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Michigan-Flint and graduate degree in Clinical and Humanistic Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. She utilizes a multisystem approach with Read More...

Dr. Trisha Stock has a doctorate in clinical psychology. She has 25 years experience working in the field of personal growth and development. It is her goal to help you sort through recent challenges and Read More...

Hello! I've been working in the mental health field since 2004, and I absolutely love working with my clients. Although I have experience working with multiple issues, my specialty is substance abuse and addiction counseling, Read More...
Allison Dougherty

Are you struggling with a personal issue that nobody seems to understand? If you're wondering how your life has taken such an unexpected turn, I can help. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I will help Read More...


Harper West, MA, LLP, is pleased to work with individuals, families and couples. She specializes in helping individuals improve compassionate self-acceptance, strengthen self-worth, manage fear and shame, and develop mindfulness. For families, she specializes in Read More...

I consider it an honor to walk with my clients through their pain, growth, setbacks and successes. Therapy is a very personal experience and it takes time to develop trust and a feeling of safety. Read More...

Sandra Dougherty, BS, LMSW, is a clinical social worker who obtained a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology with a dual focus in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan- Flint in 2005. She went Read More...

My passion is to connect with individuals in a way that brings healing, support, and comfort to their lives emotionally and spiritually. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, however have a Read More...


Every person who walks into my office is unique and I believe that it is best to personally tailor my therapeutic approach based on the individual's needs, personality, goals and lifestyle. Therefore, I tend to Read More...

Cheryl DuLude, MA, RN, LPC, NCC

Tricia Stehle, LMSW, SAP, is a licensed Master Social Worker with over 20 years of practice and experience in the mental health field. She works with adolescents, adults, couples, as well as with geriatric clients, Read More...

I love working with adolescents and adults. We all face struggles throughout our lives and sometimes having someone there to help is just what you need to get through. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental environment Read More...


Kathryn Staron, MS LLP CAADC, completed her degree in Clinical Psychology from Madonna University in 2006.   She has previous experience working on inpatient units for individuals with dual diagnoses and currently works with children (6+), Read More...

Life certainly isn’t easy. Every one of us—no matter who we are—needs help at one time or another. Whether we are faced with an unexpected tragedy, terrible unforeseen circumstances, trouble coping with the stresses of Read More...

Life provides many challenges; challenges that are sometimes hard to face and that may seem impossible to overcome. I provide a safe, nonjudgemental atmosphere where clients can explore the challenges they face and partner with Read More...

David Waxer helps you relieve emotional and relationship pain, increase hopefulness, access the power to change and to take practical, effective steps to move forward in your life. He brings many years of clinical experience Read More...


I am a skilled Licensed Professional Counselor and K-12 School Counselor who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Oakland University, and a Master's Degree in Counseling from Eastern Michigan University. I demonstrate dynamic personal Read More...

Kate received her Masters of Arts in Counseling, as well as specialized training in child and adolescent therapy approaches, from Oakland University. Kate has a Specialty Certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has Read More...

It’s time right? We often suffer alone for too long; hoping, waiting for whatever torments us to just go away. I am glad you are taking proactive steps toward escorting your emotional turmoil out of Read More...

Dr. Rene Nota is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. This experience has strengthened her understanding and response to depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, Read More...


I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan with a double major in Psychology and Sociology and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Wayne State University. Counseling is my Read More...

Libby Joseph is a Clarkston native who received her bachelors degree and masters degree in social work from Michigan State University. Her areas of expertise include working in in-patient psychiatric facilities focusing on crisis intervention Read More...

How many times have you convinced yourself that everything will be "ok"? How long have you masked those inner conflicts while attempting to appear normal? What is stopping you from focusing on your own needs? Read More...

Sometimes the biggest strength we have is not to shoulder every burden on our own, but to be able to realize that it is okay to ask for help. As a therapist, it it my Read More...


We all face things in life that can be a barrier to functioning at our full potential. Whether you’re struggling through a life transition, facing challenging behaviors with your child, learning how to live with Read More...

Selwyn Swanston, MA.LPC is a Michigan licensed counselor with over 25 years of experience working in therapeutic settings. He has worked with children, adolescence, adults, couples and families. He brings a warm, relaxed, caring, and Read More...

Rebecca Longstreet is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adults, families and adolescents. She believes that regardless of the challenges we are facing, we should all have a safe, non-judgmental place to process our Read More...

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor with experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and groups. My style of practice is exploratory and goal oriented, promoting Motivational Enhancement, Cognitive Behavioral and person centered Read More...


Basma obtained her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, MI. She has experience working with adolescents and adults in private practice and outpatient clinic settings. Her specialty areas include substance Read More...

Making the decision to begin therapy is often not an easy one. Please rest assured that I am not here to make judgments or tell you what to do. My job is to believe in Read More...

Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. While earning her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology Melissa trained exclusively with the treatment Read More...

I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Family Life Educator. I primarily treat adults and older adults presenting with a variety of life concerns. I also specialize in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression Read More...


Dr. Angel Daniels is a licensed clinical psychologist who believes that the most effective therapeutic relationships are based in warmth, acceptance, dignity, and mutual respect. She approaches therapy with the belief that a supportive environment Read More...

Kim strives to help her clients become empowered in their lives in order to achieve their personal goals and face life challenges in a healthy way. She believes this involves discovering those beliefs, feelings and Read More...

Shari Slebodnik has had the pleasure of working with individuals and couples therapeutically for 10+ years. Her background and experience is rooted in counseling those with Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Relationship and Intimacy/Sexual Dysfunction, Trauma, Read More...

Kathleen Daley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides therapy for children, adolescents and adults. Kathleen believes that each client has their own story to tell and meets them where they are at, to begin Read More...


My name is Dr. Nicole Silk and I am a clinical psychologist. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in psychology from Argosy University-Phoenix and my Master's degree and Doctorate in clinical psychology from Midwestern University-Glendale. My Read More...

The decision to begin therapy is never easy. Everyone struggles with difficulties that lead to negative emotion, lost opportunities, and past regrets. I would like to offer you guidance in a confidential, non-judgmental environment. Whether Read More...

Sonja Thayer, MA, LPC, NCC Doctoral Candidate Sonja is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) who works with individual adolescents and adults, couples and families. She is a Doctoral Candidate at Read More...

I completed my graduate training in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on couple and family therapy at Wayne State University. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families in multiple settings including community mental Read More...


Jerrilynn has been both an educator and psychotherapist for over twenty years. As an educator, she has worked with students from elementary through college level, specializing in areas of special education, chronic disabilities and developmental Read More...

Do you feel your life or your child's life can be more fulfilling? As a psychotherapist and certified advanced drug and alcohol counselor I have had many years of experience helping adults and children to Read More...

Sarah Hakala is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) that came to Great Lakes Psychology Group in 2016. Sarah has a Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and a Master's Degree Read More...

Edward's rich and diverse background provides hope and invaluable experience to his clients. As a dual licensed counselor and expert with Youth and Families, he is effective in guiding clients toward balance, wellbeing, and psychological Read More...


I received my Master of Arts degree in counseling from Siena Heights University. I specialize in working with children and adolescents and pride myself on creating an atmosphere of trust with kids and parents alike. Read More...

Nanci Beard is a Master Level Clinical Psychologist who earned her MA from University of Detroit Mercy. She has been helping various populations over 20 years. She brings to each person academic, clinical and life Read More...

Theresa K. Cooke is the founder of FACES, INC. Graduating from Albion College in 1982, she went on to Hofstra University in New York to earn her Master’s degree in 1984. She brings over 30 Read More...

I believe that every person has the ability to change and grow, and I think the best way to help someone grow is through therapy. I work with some children, adolescents, and adults and focus Read More...


Karen Farrar is a Master’s prepared Licensed Clinical Social Worker. After graduating with honors from Michigan State University, I devoted my career to working toward empowering individuals and families who are seeking to regain control Read More...

My approach to therapy is to treat all clients with kindness and empathy in a nonjudgmental environment. My passion is working with adults struggling with life issues, whether it be work/career transitions, care of elderly Read More...

Sharon O’Connor is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Wellness Coach, certified Mediator and professional Educator. I have over 25 years experience and work with all ages. I Read More...

Dr. Miko Jeffries is a licensed psychologist. She completed her education at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (M.A., Psy.D.) and the University of Michigan-Flint (B.S.). She successfully treats children, adolescents, families and couples experiencing Read More...


I specialize in assisting individuals dealing with issues related to Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Marriage and Family Conflict and Women's issues. I also have several years of experience working with children coping with symptoms related Read More...

(William R.) Bill Matthews, MA, LPC, PDDEd has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1981. Bill began his career working with runaway and throwaway youth. He later became director of that program before moving on Read More...

My passion is to help people work though issues and concerns so they can experience a healthy life filled with balance, hope, harmony, and peace. I have a Master’s degree (MA) in Counseling and a Read More...

Stephanie graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a Bachelor's of Science in Clinical/Community Psychology. She graduated from Oakland University with a Master's in Counseling with a specialization in child and adolescent counseling. She has Read More...


Karen began her career as a mechanical engineer in the automotive industry but eventually developed a strong interest in human behavior and began her studies to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her private practice includes Read More...

Robyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Social Work from Read More...

Therapy is a cooperative journey; your wellness is the destination. My goal is for you to find the greatest fulfillment in your life. I provide a peaceful, nurturing, creative environment where, together, we can find Read More...

I consider it a privilege to work alongside others who are going through a difficult time. I have seen many occasions in which difficult times become transitions into a more meaningful and gratifying life. My Read More...


I am a Limited License Psychologist specializing in working with individuals, couples and families in a compassionate, non-judgmental environment. I am passionate about helping clients work through life struggles, mental health issues as well as Read More...

The most important factor in facilitating change is the client-therapist relationship. My role is to provide an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard without judgement. Each person has the capacity and desire for personal growth. B.S., Read More...

I received my master's degree in Counseling from Oakland University in 2011. I have over 8 years of experience working with children and teens with substance abuse, behavioral issues, trauma, school issues, family relationships, self Read More...

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, it is my goal to provide a comfortable, secure environment to assist you in creating the life you want to live. My approach is laid back but effective; as I Read More...


Laurice is a Limited License Psychologist (LLP) with over 25 years of experience. She has provided therapy for adolescents, young adults, adults, and members of the LGBTQ community. Laurice received her Masters Degree from Wayne Read More...

I am a Psychology Intern, currently pursuing my Masters degree at Wayne State University, in Counseling Psychology with a certification in LMFT. I received my bachelors degree in Family Studies & Psychology at Central Michigan Read More...

I have treated thousands of people over the 17 years that I have practiced as a psychotherapist in Michigan & Chicago. We are all unique therefore I strive to identify & support the uniqueness that Read More...

Christina Isaacs is a Limited License Psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples and families to address most psychological symptoms and disorders. She obtained a Master of Arts Read More...


Dr. Rob Kerr and is a clinical psychotherapist/counselor with 27 years of experience in a variety of settings. During that time he has provided quality services to patients and education and supervision to many therapists Read More...

The primary focus of my approach as a therapist is to work on modifying thinking and behavior patterns that are unhealthy and ineffective. My goal is to help you elicit change and find your inner Read More...

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with over five years of clinical experience. My Master's degree in Social Work was granted by the University of Kentucky in 2011. My undergraduate: B.A. - Social Work, Read More...

You are your own expert. I am here to reassure, assist and guide you in overcoming the challenges you are facing. I have a passion for working with children and families, possessing extensive experience in Read More...


Debby received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Oakland University. During this time, she also earned Advanced Masters Specializations in Child and Adolescent Counseling and Couple and Family Counseling. Utilizing a client-focused approach Read More...

Dr Christie Mikell is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialties in child and adolescent psychology, as well as PTSD/complex trauma. Her other clinical interests include: anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, phobias, and self-injury. Read More...