23000 Telegraph Rd, Ste 3 & 4
Brownstown, MI 48134
Lina Bazzi, MA, LLPC
Lina earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Spring Arbor University. She has experience working with adults and adolescents of various backgrounds dealing with grief, anxiety, depression/post partum, sexuality, and obsessive compulsive disorders, among other mental health related issues. She has a particular focus in family systems and dynamics, including couples, adolescents, and young adults adjusting to life changes. Lina uses an integrative approach to therapy, allowing for a more personalized treatment plan based on the client's needs and therapeutic goals. She speaks Arabic fluently and is currently accepting new clients at the Dearborn and Brownstown locations.
Vanessa Charnock, MS, LLP
Vanessa has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has over 19 years 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. She works at the Brownstown office.
Kellie Cooper-Secrest, MS, LLP
Kellie received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and specializes in working with minority populations including LGBTQ individuals. She has an eclectic approach to therapy that combines techniques from behavioral, cognitive, analytic, interpersonal, and feminist therapy. She primarily works with adolescents and adults with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma-related stress, interpersonal conflict, gender, and sexuality. She is not accepting new clients at this time.
Jason Gerou, MS, LLPC
Jason received his Master’s degree in Counseling Education and Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 2013. He has worked in the health services field since 2006, working closely with adults diagnosed with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, grief and loss, trauma, opioid dependence, and adjustments to new lifestyles. Jason promotes change by providing support, taking a person-centered approach and “meeting the client where they are.” He uses a cognitive-behavioral modality and focuses on the connection between a person’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. He is committed to the client’s search for resolve from their past, using mindfulness techniques to encourage change and being present in each day to meet goals and sustain improvement. Jason is currently accepting clients at the Brownstown location.
JoAnne Halaweh, LMSW
JoAnne is a fully licensed clinical social worker who earned her masters degree from Wayne State University. Her background in biological sciences and health psychology allows her to implement an integrated and holistic approach to treatment. JoAnne utilizes cognitive-behavioral and client-centered techniques to help clients achieve their individualized goals. She specializes in working with women, children, families, and couples. JoAnne creates a warm and nonjudgmental space to help clients successfully navigate through life’s stressors and overcome challenges to lead healthier lives. She is fluent in the Arabic language and is currently accepting clients at the Dearborn and Brownstown locations.
Sierra Hill, MS, TLLP
Sierra completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Michigan - Dearborn. She works with adolescents and adults who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and body image issues, interpersonal conflicts, mood disorders, and other mental conditions. Her treatment approach is integrative, using a variety of techniques to create a treatment plan that best suits the client’s therapeutic goals. She also administers psychological evaluations and assessments. Sierra is currently taking new clients at the Brownstown and Dearborn locations.
Brian Kitson, MA, TLLP
Brian received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Couples and Family Therapy from Wayne State University. With his emphasis in Couples and Family Therapy, he is adept in working with individuals at any age or in any stage of their lives. His therapeutic focus is with individuals who may be struggling with depression and anxiety, specifically in the LGBTQ community. Brian uses an eclectic approach to therapy, allowing for therapy to form and adapt to the individual’s needs and wishes for therapy. He currently sees clients at the Dearborn, Brownstown, and Ferndale locations.
Ashley Lang, MS, LLP
Ashley has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. She specializes in working with adults and adolescents who are experiencing a variety of difficulties related to depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, and substance use, as well as health and relationship concerns. She utilizes an integrative approach, with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She currently sees clients at the Brownstown office. She also provides assessments and diagnostic evaluations at the Dearborn office.
David Madison, MA, LLP
David received his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Couples and Family therapy from Wayne State University. He has over 25 years of experience as a psychologist, providing psychotherapy and diagnostic assessments to children and adults with emotional, learning, developmental, and behavioral difficulties in various settings including inpatient mental health hospitals, private practice, public agencies and addictions treatment. His clinical interests and experience include working with individuals who may be struggling with addictions, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts, dual diagnosis issues, mood disorders and other mental conditions. Additionally, David works with family systems, including couples, children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with issues related to adjusting to various life changes. David uses an integrative approach to therapy, tailoring his therapy to meet individual client needs. His treatment approach is interpersonal, behavioral and psychodynamic. He is now accepting clients at the Brownstown, Livonia, and Plymouth locations.
Lindsey Paiva, MA, LLPC, NCC
Lindsey received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oakland University and is a National Certified Counselor. She enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and older adults with anxiety, depression, self esteem, life transitions, and relational concerns. Lindsey uses an integrated, empathetic, and strength based approach to counseling that provides the opportunity to heal from the past and live more fully in the present. She currently sees clients at the Livonia and Brownstown locations.
Liz Sledge, MS, LLPC, SATS
Liz graduated with her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and received a post-graduate certificate in Addiction Studies. She has over 20 years of experience working with adolescent and adult individuals challenged with mental health and substance abuse issues. She specializes in working with minority populations including LGBTQ and individuals being supervised by the Michigan Department of Corrections. She currently holds memberships with the following associations: Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association, Michigan Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors, National Association for Addiction Professionals, National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association, and the Substance Abuse Program Administrator’s Association. Liz uses an integrative approach to treatment, tailoring her therapy to meet individual client needs. She is a currently accepting new clients at the Dearborn and Brownstown 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 available during evening hours and is located at the Brownstown location.
Alyson Wilkes, MA, LLPC, NCC
Alyson received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Michigan University. She is also a National Certified Counselor. She primarily works with adults and older adults with anxiety, depression, anger, and relational concerns. Alyson uses an eclectic approach to therapy that combines techniques from cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, person-centered, and solution-focused therapies. She currently sees clients at the Brownstown and Dearborn locations.
Jakob Williams, MS, TLLP
Jakob has a Master’s degree in Clinical Health Psychology. He has experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, behavioral issues, and health concerns. Jakob has an integrative approach and uses cognitive behavioral therapy as well as mindfulness techniques to tailor treatment to meet individual client needs. He is currently seeing clients in Dearborn and Brownstown.
Nicholas Zulinski, MA, LLP, CAADC
Nicholas has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, is a Limited Licensed Psychologist, and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He has experience working with adolescents, and adults with varying issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma, and stress related to vocational, familial, and interpersonal dynamics. Nicholas is currently seeing clients at the Dearborn and Brownstown locations. He is not accepting new clients at this time.