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19145 Allen Rd, Ste 107

Brownstown, MI 48183



Please speak with the office about which therapists have availability for new clients.

Vanessa Charnock, MS, LLP


Vanessa has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has over 23 years  of experience as a therapist. She typically uses an eclectic approach in therapy, often combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and analytic techniques to help resolve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and issues related to life transitions/adjustments.


Lisa Green, MA, LPC


Lisa holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Counseling and is currently finishing her Doctoral degree in Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a passion for working with her clients in a holistic and integrative capacity. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and trauma. She also has experience treating individuals with learning disabilities, ADHD and Autism. Lisa has been an adjunct professor at Baker College and Henry Ford College and is also a published researcher.

Nicholas Pikaart, MA, LMSW


Nicholas graduated from University of Michigan in 2018 with a Master's of Social Work. Since then, he has
worked with adults, children, and families in a variety of therapeutic settings. Nicholas
specializes in trauma-focu
sed therapy and has worked with adults and children to resolve past traumas
in healthy ways. Nicholas also focuses on anxiety and depression, and works with all clients to provide
them with an empathetic, calming, and supportive experience. Nicholas works out of the Brownstown

Chris Skinner, MS, TLLP

Chris completed his Master’s degree in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach and tailors treatment to each client’s specific needs and goals. Chris is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and various other psychotherapeutic modalities. He specializes in anxiety and depressive disorders and has experience working with adults suffering from chronic illness, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, interpersonal issues, and severe mental illness. Chris is currently accepting new clients at both the Brownstown and Dearborn East locations.


Ted Varkas, MSW, LSW


Graduating from Michigan State and Wayne State University with a MSW degree, Ted has over 20 years of experience helping adults, couples, and families overcome struggles in their lives. Ted specializes in identifying and treating depression, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, health and body image issues, as well as stress-related conditions. Ted also has extensive experience with couples and families with issues ranging from intimacy and sexuality to divorce and domestic abuse. Ted offers an integrative and personalized approach to identifying and treating problems in a supportive, caring environment. Ted is located at the Brownstown location.

Alyson Wilkes, MA, LPC, NCC


Alyson received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Michigan University and is a National Certified Counselor.  She enjoys working with adults and older adults with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-esteem, life transitions, relational, and other mental health concerns.  Alyson utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy with the goal of providing an empathic, supportive, and collaborative environment while exploring concerns, discovering strengths, and moving toward desired outcomes.  She sees clients at the Dearborn and Brownstown locations.

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