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  • DBT | Lakes Psychiatric Center | West Bloomfield Township

    A part of Lakes Center Mental Health Network ​ 109 East Main Street Vernon, Michigan 48476 ​ Phone: (248) 859-2457 Fax: (248) 859-2473 Billing: (248) 313-9550 ​ LG@lakescenter.com Adam Horski , LMSW Clinical Social Worker appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (810) 908-1259 e-mail: AHorski@lakescenter.com Jessica Martin , LMSW Clinical Social Worker appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 778-6822 e-mail: JMartin@lakescenter.com Courtney Scheid , LLPC Limited License Professional Counselor appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (970) 903-7577 e-mail: CScheid@lakescenter.com Ashley, starting Soon Info to come appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: e-mail:

  • STAFF #5 | LPC

    Top of Page Lynne Lyons, MD Lisa Coram, DO Krishna Vempati, DO Diane Gutchak, PMHNP Ginger Blair, LMSW, CAADC Terrie Browning, LPC, CFC, DCC Susan Deutsch, MSW Catherine DuFresne, LMSW Lisa Elrom, PHD Victoria Harrington, LMSW, ACSW Adam Horski, LMSW Anetia Isbell, LPC, CAADC Jessica Martin, LMSW Shannon McInchak, LMSW Laura Mueller, LMSW, ACSW Marina Pesserl, PHD, LPC Josephine Salem, MSW Linda Sherman, LMSW Heidi Stamper, LPC Sydney Strandberg, LMSW NEW PATIENTS: Please call (248) 859-2457 to set up an appointment. Dr. Lyons believes that thoughtfully selected medication coupled with psychotherapy is the fastest and most effective way to provide relief and a return to function. Prevention of relapse and maintenance of wellness are also a focus. She partners with the patient, their support people, and the therapist in a team approach to recovery. In addition to her personalized and carefully optimized medication recommendations, she offers state of the art options like genetic testing to assist in selecting medications, as well as Neurostar TMS and SPRAVATO for the treatment of mood disorders. Lynne Lyons, MD Psychiatrist phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DrLyons@lakescenter.com ​ Dr. Lyons is our Medical Director and is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. She did her psychiatric training at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Her 20 years at Rose Hill Center and another outpatient practice have given her extensive experience in the evaluation and pharmacologic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Lisa Coram, DO Psychiatrist "Always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." appointments: (248) 859-2457 phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: frontdesk@lakescenter.com (appointments) drcoram@lakescenter.com ( clinical questions) Dr. Lisa Coram has been practicing medicine as a Board Certified Psychiatrist since 2010. She attended Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her psychiatric training in New York City. As an Osteopathic Physician, she believes the best outcomes start with a wholistic approach. While Dr. Coram focuses on medication management, she recognizes the importance of integrating therapy and a healthy lifestyle into your treatment plan. She will thoroughly review your medical history, provide a diagnostic evaluation, and will offer genetic testing for medication compatibility, when necessary. She offers Neurostar TMS (transcranial magnetic therapy) for those who have not found relief with medication alone, and works closely with the Spravato treatment center for individuals struggling with treatment resistant depression. ​ Dr. Coram has years of experience treating a wide variety of psychiatric conditions. She has helped many find stability, improve their quality of life, and learn to effectively manage their mental health. Dr. Krishna Vempati is a psychiatrist who completed training at Michigan State University for medical school and psychiatric residency. Her goal is for patients to be able to heal and prosper in their lives. To that end, she believes psychiatric medications are a part of a holistic approach along with psychotherapy, behavioral modalities and education - all being vital to navigate through challenges. She has training in cognitive behavioral (including exposure and response prevention), motivational, interpersonal psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapies on top of being well versed in evidence-based psychopharmacology. She is available for assesments and medication management so please contact the front desk for an appointment. ​ Accepting new patients for medication management. Krishna Vempati, DO Psychiatrist Peace is grown from within. Touched by many yet transcendent. A state of mind, one breath at a time appointments: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DrVempati@lakescenter.com Diane Gutchak, PMHNP Nurse Practitioner “ Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone” - Lisa Olivera appointments: (248) 859-2457 phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DGutchak@lakescenter.com Diane Gutchak is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), a psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), as well as faculty for the University of Michigan – Flint. Twenty Four years as a FNP helped to nurture a passion for psychiatry. Diane provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, and medication management for patients experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar and other mood disorders. Working with patients to help them achieve recovery, improved quality of life, and improved relationships. ​ Accepting new patients for medication management. Ginger Blair is MSW and a Certified Addictions Counselor. Her undergraduate training included a first in the country program for a BA in Social work. (Waverly, Iowa) Her graduate training is from Wayne State School of Social Work. Ms. Blair has over 40 years of experience in behavioral medicine. She takes pride in her 30 years of service within public health settings. She has also four years of training in Bioenergetic analysis. ​ “It has been an honor to serve and help heal – and to be healed – we are a team! “ ​ Ginger has developed her skills as a Certified Addiction counselor and addresses issues of addiction, adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) trauma in the addicted family, co-dependency, and dual diagnosis. Our goal is to work together to break the chain of addiction and pain. ​ Ginger also treats individuals who experience : Depression Anxiety Adult ADHD Schizophrenia Dual Diagnosis Alcohol and drug addiction. Abuse and Neglect Trauma Women’s issues which impact daily living Ginger Blair, LMSW, CAADC Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addiction Specialist “Courage and Commitment – Let's Break Every Chain!” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (313) 415-1449 e-mail: GBlair@lakescenter.com Terrie Browning, LPC, CFC, DCC Licensed Professional Counselor “Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going." appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 685-0701 e-mail: TBrowning@lakescenter.com Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor; trained in ERP, Certified Forensic Consultant, Credentialed Telehealth, with specialization in Counseling Psychology. I offer GOAL ORIENTED THERAPIES for adults and adolescents. I am passionate about the mind/body connection and use CBT, ACT, DBT, ERP along with mindfulness to increases awareness, create necessary habit changes, improve relationships both personal and professional and maintain a healthy balance in your life. If you are tired of being stuck, repeating certain patterns or themes, I will work alongside you to resolve past issues and start living the life you dream about. I am experienced in treating individuals, couples/marriage and families. I am professionally trained in ERP, specialize in life pattern changes. I provide my services online using HIPPA compliant program. I want you to feel at ease and see how quickly you can build trust in this confidential environment. Our time together will be open, productive and secure. Susan received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1986. She has 30+ years of clinical experience treating clients with a wide range of issues. Her practice includes adult men and women of all ages, who are trying to bring about positive change in their lives. Her approach is eclectic, using a broad range of techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and supportive psychotherapies. ​ Areas of specialty include: Depression Stress management and anxiety reduction Relationship issues Marital and divorce counseling Parenting issues Adults of all ages struggling with life transition issues Adult issues stemming from childhood abuse and neglect Mood Disorders with co-morbid substance abuse Susan Deutsch, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “Contemplating change is the first and sometimes most difficult step. Together we will collaborate to understand how your history has shaped you, and what you can do to change the patterns that are causing your current challenges. Finding this healthy balance between acceptance and change will lead to more peace, satisfaction and happiness in your daily life” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 563-7004 e-mail: SDeutsch@lakescenter.com Catherine DuFresne, LMSW Clinical Social Worker Every moment is a fresh beginning - T.S. Elliot appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 854-3915 e-mail: CDuFresne@lakescenter.com Cathy is a clinical social worker with 20 years of experience working with adults, teens, and families. She is committed to helping people build happiness and joy in their lives, while also helping them learn to manage feelings of anxiety and depression. Her life experiences has taught her the importance of compassion and empathy; she strives to incorporate these qualities into her practice techniques. She believes change is possible. Using mindfulness skills along with learning to manage thoughts and emotions can be powerful tools to help cope with challenges in life. She is a person-centered therapist, focusing on your goals and strengths. She is DBT informed and often use ACT, CBT, and somatic techniques in her practice style. ​ Practice Styles: CBT DBT ACT Somatic Solution Focused Trauma Informed ​ Areas: Anxiety Disorders Depression/Mood Disorders Stress Management Trauma Grief and Loss Life Change Pain Issues Relationship Issues Dr. Elrom, brings more than 30 years of experience in providing treatment to all age groups – children and their families to older adults. ​ Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Trichotillomania Emotion Regulation Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Chronic Pain ​ Dr. Elrom received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University. She utilizes a short-term, solution-focused approach to treatment. Dr. Elrom is skilled in applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Relaxation Techniques and other Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Exposure-Based treatments for disorders such as OCD and PTSD. Schedule with Dr. Elrom through her email or calling her direct line. Lisa Elrom, PHD Clinical Psychologist "If we are able to look deeply into our suffering and embrace it tenderly, great compassion can be born" - Thich Nhat Hahn appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 227-3697 e-mail: LElrom@lakescenter.com Victoria Harrington, LMSW, ACSW Clinical Social Worker "The therapy experience is each individual's unique journey of self discovery, which provides an opportunity for healing and personal growth within the accepting environment of the therapeutic relationship.” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 349-8934 e-mail: VHarrington@lakescenter.com Victoria Harrington is a Licensed Masters Social Worker and received her Masters Degree of Social Work from the University of Michigan. During her career as a clinical social worker, for over 40 years, she has worked in a variety of mental health clinics and family service agencies. Her practice includes treatment of adults of all ages and older adolescent, through individual, marital, couples or family therapy, based on client needs. ​ Special Interest Areas include: Adjustment Disorders which occur in response to a major life event, change or crisis. Anxiety and Panic Disorders Depression Women in Transition Young Adults with transitional issues Marital and Couple therapy Pre Marital Counseling Divorce related issues ​ Vicki works with her clients to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship to determine the goals of treatment. Treatment approaches and techniques utilized to achieve these goals include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, mindfulness, and relaxation and stress management techniques. The client is helped to alleviate distress and improve his or her quality of life and relationships. Adam received his Master's of Social Work from Michigan State University. He has experience in residential and the community mental health settings. His practice includes helping those with personality disorders with a focus on Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma/PTSD, and those who struggle with Substance Abuse/Addiction. He has 100+ hours of training in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and is certified in PE (Prolonged Exposure) trauma therapy. Adam is also a veteran who welcomes veterans and their families seeking help. His approach is based on acceptance and change, helping people accept where they are and making the changes that will lead them to a fulfilling life worth living. ​ Substance Abuse Addiction Anger Management Self-Esteem issues Emotional Awareness Emotion Regulation Self-Harm Communication Effectiveness Distress Tolerance Trauma/PTSD Veterans and their families Anxiety Depression Adolescents ​ Schedule with Adam by calling our office or by emailing him directly! Adam Horski, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “Mindful solution focused therapy, emphasizing long term coping skills through DBT and DBT informed therapy”. appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (810) 908-1259 e-mail: AHorski@lakescenter.com Anetia Isbell, LPC, CAADC Licensed Professional Counselor "We are all just walking each other home." - Ram Dass "I am honored that people allow me in and trust me at their most challenging times." Telehealth Visits Only appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (313) 587-3363 e-mail: Aisbell@lakescenter.com Anetia Isbell is a licensed Professional Counselor and a graduate from Wayne State University. Ms. Isbell a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has completed EMDR training, levels I and I; Dialectical Behavior Training; Motivational Interviewing; Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis approved Clinical Hypnosis Training and is a Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate I. Anetia has done intensive independent study in family dynamics, the impact of addiction and other dysfunction on families and individuals, and personality disorders. ​ Ms. Isbell has extensive training and experience providing individual, family and group therapy to a wide variety of clients with various concerns including severe and persistent mental health issues, Borderline Personality disorder, addictions, depression & anxiety, alcohol and drug dependency, relationship difficulties, family problems and interpersonal skills deficiencies. Co-occurring substance abuse, psychiatric and emotional disorders are areas of specialty. Anetia tailors her interventions to meet her client’s specific needs. Jessica received her Master’s of Social Work from Michigan State University in 2016 and has experience in the residential and community mental health settings. Jessica has certifications and extensive experience in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) among other treatment modalities. Jessica works with various populations including adolescents, teens, men, and women. ​ Jessica focuses on a goal oriented, person centered approach to treatment and believes that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgement. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and their challenges, Jessica creates a tailored approach for each individual and situation. Jessica considers herself an active therapist and combines education, creativity and, experience with a realistic approach to therapy. ​ Specialties include: Borderline Personality Disorder Self-esteem issues Self-harm Anxiety Trauma/PTSD Stress Management Depression and other mood disorders Schizophrenia and other thought disorders Adjustment Disorders Dual Diagnosis Jessica Martin, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" – Anais Nin appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 778-6822 e-mail: JMartin@lakescenter.com Shannon McInchak, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “I'm all about finding a balance. Balancing the things you can change, as well as practicing acceptance for things that can't be changed." Telehealth Visits Only appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (734) 931-0647 e-mail: SMcInchak@lakescenter.com Shannon has been working in the social work field for over 10 years. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University in 2015 and has been working as a therapist for the last five years. Shannon has worked with survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and trauma as well as those with various mental and physical illnesses seeking help in primary care. She has experience working with all ages, but her passion is working with adults who are struggling with PTSD and anxiety. ​ Areas of Specialty: Trauma and PTSD Anxiety Disorders Stress Management Depression Life Transitions Low Self Esteem ​ Shannon’s goal in therapy is to create a close collaboration and help clients feel safe exploring their innermost thoughts, feelings and experiences. Her approach to therapy is tailored to your individual needs and includes trauma informed practices like Cognitive Processing Therapy, Written Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavior Activation. Shannon also feels incorporating mindfulness practices can be very healing for people struggling with PTSD, Anxiety and chronic stress. When she’s not working with clients, she enjoys practicing yoga, sewing, playing video games, snuggling her pets and reading. ​ If you are interested in seeing Shannon, you can contact her directly to schedule an appointment. Emails preferred. Laura received her Master of Social Work from Michigan State University and has post graduate training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) , and Radically-Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT). As a mental health professional with extensive experience in residential treatment and collaborating with treatment providers across the country, Laura has found that essential to meaningful treatment is the therapeutic alliance between a client and therapist. Laura believes that within each person is the ability to learn, change, and grow when given the opportunity and tools to do so. ​ Areas of Specialization Include: Borderline Personality Disorder Disorders of Emotional Overcontrol Schizophrenia and other thought disorders Adjustment Disorders Stress Management Anxiety Disorders Depression and other mood disorders Laura Mueller, LMSW, ACSW Clinical Social Worker "I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 863-1859 e-mail: LMueller@lakescenter.com Marina Pesserl, PhD, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor “Happiness belongs to you...Allow this one correction to be placed within your mind...Then welcome all the happiness it brings as truth replaces fear, and joy becomes what you expect.” - Helen Schuman appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 910-1591 e-mail: MPesserl@lakescenter.com Marina is a board certified licensed professional counselor in private practice in West Bloomfield, Michigan. She offers help to young adults and older. Marina’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, parenting, perinatal adjustments and mood disorders, couples therapy, domestic violence, and post-traumatic stress. In addition, Marina is an approved clinical supervisor supporting novice counselors obtain their full professional license. ​ For over twelve years, Marina specialized in helping women with perinatal mood disorders and their families during her work with the Beaumont Health System’s Parenting Program. An undergraduate degree in educational psychology was obtained in Argentina. After living in Germany for thirteen years, Marina moved to the US where she obtained a master’s degree in community counseling from Siena Heights University in Michigan, and a doctorate in health psychology from Walden University. Her research focused on implementing mindfulness-based stress reduction to the treatment of postpartum depression and anxiety. ​ Marina has provided Mental Health First Aid instruction to the community around the Detroit metropolitan area including the Hispanic, public safety, military and higher education populations while working with local mental health agencies. Within the Mental Health First Aid area, Marina served as a National Trainer and a Quality Evaluator for the National Council of Behavioral Health. ​ Marina’s theoretical orientation is integrative of client-centered, brief solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic perspectives. She has a holistic approach to counseling that, when appropriate and conducive to your general wellbeing, may include the option of mindfulness and hypnotherapy. Josephine is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has over 20 years experience treating young adults and seniors using methods customized to the individual including: cognitive/behavioral therapy, mindfulness, insight therapy and relaxation/ stress reduction techniques. Issues focused on include: Depression, Anxiety/Panic, OCD Relationship issues Women's issues Low self-esteem Adjustment to life changes: Loss from death of a loved one, divorce, job, fertility problems Obstacles to personal/professional growth Chronic pain management and other disorders related to adjustment to a medical condition Anorexia/bulimia and body image issues Jo is problem focused and goal-oriented with a commitment to facilitating positive change. Josephine Salem, LMSW Clinical Social Worker "Make a positive change with Hope, Purpose, Wisdom and Fulfillment" appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 736-9373 e-mail: JSalem@lakescenter.com Linda Sherman, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain” - Dolly Parton appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 880-8087 e-mail: LSherman@lakescenter.com Linda is a licensed master social worker receiving her degree from Wayne State University in 1994. She works with a wide range of clients from the ages 18 and up. Areas of experience have been with Family and Youth assistance, and currently in clinical outpatient therapy. Linda has experience and very good outcomes with the LGBT community and hope to continue to service this community. ​ She treats a range of problem areas and concerns, including: ​ Individuals, couples, family, marriage and pre-marriage Blended family issues Domestic violence-emotional, verbal and physical LGBT Depression, anxiety, grief and adjustment Women-empowerment/self-esteem issues ​ Her approach to treatment is tailored to the individual, family or couple to maximize optimal results, client trust and satisfaction. Her approach is interactive using cognitive/ behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused and goal oriented modalities, as needed. The ultimate goal is to promote self growth, awareness and change. Schedule with Linda by calling our office, her direct line or by visiting our patient portal! Heidi has a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Wayne State University. She has extensive experience with the perinatal mental health population not only through her own experience but also through training from Postpartum Support International, The Bloom Foundation, Postpartum Progress, Beaumont Parenting Program, and as a clinician at Nature’s Playhouse in Ferndale. Heidi also has remained an active patient advocate for Sage Therapeutics. ​ Heidi works with young adults (18+) throughout adulthood. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, action and commitment therapy, solution-focused, humor, and real-life experiences to help work through and heal from mental health and life change issues. ​ Although Heidi’s passion is maternal/paternal mental health she works closely with issues of anxiety, depression, and mood disorders such as bipolar and major depressive disorders. Heidi is also passionate about the ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) population and is dedicated to helping families of addicts heal from addiction and generational patterns. ​ Lived experience brought Heidi into the therapeutic profession and continues to drive her career through education and training. Heidi Stamper, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - C. S. Lewis appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 579-2980 e-mail: HStamper@lakescenter.com Sydney Strandberg, LMSW Clinical Social Worker " it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be" - F. Scott Fitzgerald appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (989) 574-7315 e-mail: SStrandberg@lakescenter.com Sydney received her Master of Social Work from Michigan State University with specialized training in evidence-based trauma treatment and significant clinical practice in outpatient, community mental health and medical settings. As a mental health provider, Sydney has treated diverse populations of all ages utilizing trauma-informed interventions and collaborating with health providers and top tier specialists in Michigan. She has also received endorsement in infant and maternal mental health. Repeatedly recognized for excellence in trauma-informed care and psychotherapeutic treatment, Sydney strives to assist each person in their personal growth and restoration within their systems through purposeful work established in the therapeutic relationship. Sydney is invested in promoting an integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach. She utilizes various modalities to treatment that include cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused, interpersonal and family psychotherapy, mindfulness and trauma-informed care to enhance the overall total health and well-being of a person with special interest in issues related to depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and emotional dysregulation. Focusing on a person's strengths and wellness, Sydney believes that any person is capable of change given the education and tools. She embodies an empathetic, non-judgmental, and trustworthy stance with the goal of creating a safe and supportive environment to explore new insights, coping, and areas of growth. Specialties: Adjustment Disorder Adolescent Issues Anxiety Disorders Depression Dual Diagnosis Infant and Maternal Mental Health Grief / Loss Trauma Interpersonal Relationships

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    Payment Form To pay your bill online, fill in the information below. First Name Last Name Street Address City State Zip Code Phone Number Email Invoice Number Enter the amount you wish to pay: $ Birth date Select a date Click Here to Pay Your Bill Thank You for Your Payment! Payment Form To pay your bill online, fill in the information below. First Name Last Name Street Address City State Zip Code Phone Number Email Invoice Number Enter the amount you wish to pay: $ Click Here to Pay Your Bill Thank You for Your Payment! To pay by check, please mail it to: ​ Lakes Medical Center 2300 Haggerty Road, Suite 2160 West Bloomfield, MI 48323 Question about your bill or want to pay over the phone? Contact us at: ​ Billing: (248) 313-9550

  • TESTIMONIALS #1 | LPC

    Here is what our patients say about our Spravato Treatments : For privacy reasons, the photos below are not of our patients. I have been getting the Spravato treatment from this office for a few weeks now. The office itself is very clean, cozy, and comfortable. The staff is phenomenal! Every nurse I've come across is just so kind, caring, knowledgeable, and go above and beyond to help. Thank you all at Lakes Depression Center for making this treatment a great experience! ​ - Ashley B My experience was ver rewarding. My initial treatment was 9 weeks 2x per week. My first treatment I experienced a dissociative episode and could not communicate verbally. This lasted for a few minutes but to me it seemed longer. After further treatments and knowing what to expect the treatments were much easier. I even began to look forward to the treatments because they were relaxing and most importantly they were working. The room in which I received treatment was warm and inviting which added comfort to the whole experience. The nurses and aides were very knowledgeable and amazing and tended to my every need. (Snacks included!) I’ve treated with Lynne Lyons for the past 17 years, she always puts her patients needs above all else and I would recommend her without reservation. ​ - Luwetta H Excellent. Caring staff if I could give them 6 stars I would Cyril is the Man and Stephanie and Ann are excellent. The support staf is top notch ​ - Michael S Where did you ever find those people at the clinic? How could you have assembled such a wonderful team - to a person? ​ ​I so look forward to my appointments to see friendly faces and, frankly, get treated like a queen. The patient rooms are quite well thought out and provide such a relaxing atmosphere. Having drivers available solves an almost insurmountable issue for some of us.​ ​Only negative I can see is that Spravato needs to have a flavor enhancer added! Sometimes suckers are not enough!​ ​Keep up the good work...and give everyone a raise!​ ​ - Terry I have had nothing but a great experience. Everyone is so wonderful, they are more like family then nurses or doctors. I have wonderful experience with the treatment. I even got through Christmas with no tears. So wonderful. ​ - E P I visit the Lakes Depression Center for treatment with Spravato. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Lyons and her wonderful staff! They truly care about you, your comfort and your well being. They respond promptly to messages and requests and will bend over backwards to help however they can. Not only am I feeling better then I have in years, they gave me back hope. They encouraged me to keep going when I felt all hope was lost and I would never find anything to help me. The rooms are outfitted with care. They have heaters and fans so you can quickly adjust the temperature to your liking but what really stands out are the heated massage recliners! Seriously, when was the last time you were offered a recliner at an office?! They also offer you suckers and snacks; trust me use the suckers, the meds taste awful. Go and see them, I promise you will not be disappointed in the care you receive. ​ - Katie M Great staff! I can’t say enough about them. Everyone is friendly and caring. ​ - Denise F The people who work here truly care about the health and well being of every person who walks through their doors. I have never felt so cared for by a staff. The treatments I receive here have honestly turned my life around. I couldn't recommend Lakes Depression Center more highly. ​ - Trisha P The staff here is incredibly professional, kind and compassionate. I felt that they really cared about me as a person, and were my cheerleaders in finding a way out of depression . Lynne Lyons, the director behind the Center, was so excellent at prescribing and dosing medications effectively that I quickly chose her as my primary psychiatrist. She is the reason I am no longer depressed, and I would highly recommend her to anyone. Spravato is an option that can often help those with treatment-resistant depression, that is, for which traditional antidepressant medications are not working. While Spravato did not single-handedly pull me out of depression, the caring staff were certainly a part of my emotional healing from it. ​ - Kimberly B The people there are so caring, efficient, and qualified. I feel safe putting my mental health in their hands. ​ - Emma K What a wonderful experience! Everyone treats you not as a patient, but as family. The whole process and accoutrements are so special and comfortable. The room where you spend your time is wonderfully appointed with lounge chair and TV. The treatments may start to work after the first dosage and you leave the office feeling so serene and peaceful. Having a driver from the office is such a blessing, as you cannot drive after treatment. Overall, just a positive life experience. ​ - Terry Y Wonderful staff. Caring, attentive, very professional. They Literally saved my life. ​ - Pamela R Really happy with the care I've received so far, they go the extra mile to help you which is so valuable when you are suffering from depression because it can be paralyzing and hard to take the steps needed to get care. ​ - Kim W Today was overwhelming… I was at the max 27 (on the PHQ9 depression scale) when I first came in and now after 4 months I am at 0. It’s changed my life and I can't thank you all enough for your love and your support and your treatment. So thank you. - A L Here is what our patients say about us: The staff are so helpful, knowledgeable and really caring. I feel at home during treatment. Very supportive staff. ​ - Jill Q The staff is very professional and knowledgeable. They are very caring. The Covid 19 protective measures taken are very self assuring. I always have a warm, safe and positive experience. ​ - Joni R Very competent, genuinely committed to meeting the needs of its patients, both practical and emotional and to the success of their treatment. ​ - Arnold R The doctor actually cares about you and listens. Been going to my whole adult life she has saved me! ​ - Michelle T Very caring and they make you their priority. I believe they truly want to help make you better! ​ - Diana S

  • STAFF #4 | LPC

    Top of Page Lynne Lyons, MD Lisa Coram, DO Krishna Vempati, DO Diane Gutchak, PMHNP Ginger Blair, LMSW, CAADC Terrie Browning, LPC, CFC, DCC Susan Deutsch, MSW Catherine DuFresne, LMSW Lisa Elrom, PHD Victoria Harrington, LMSW, ACSW Adam Horski, LMSW Anetia Isbell, LPC, CAADC Shannon McInchak, LMSW Laura Mueller, LMSW, ACSW Marina Pesserl, PHD, LPC Josephine Salem, MSW Linda Sherman, LMSW Heidi Stamper, LPC NEW PATIENTS: Please call (248) 859-2457 to set up an appointment. Dr. Lyons believes that thoughtfully selected medication coupled with psychotherapy is the fastest and most effective way to provide relief and a return to function. Prevention of relapse and maintenance of wellness are also a focus. She partners with the patient, their support people, and the therapist in a team approach to recovery. In addition to her personalized and carefully optimized medication recommendations, she offers state of the art options like genetic testing to assist in selecting medications, as well as Neurostar TMS and SPRAVATO for the treatment of mood disorders. Lynne Lyons, MD Psychiatrist phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DrLyons@lakescenter.com ​ Dr. Lyons is our Medical Director and is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. She did her psychiatric training at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Her 20 years at Rose Hill Center and another outpatient practice have given her extensive experience in the evaluation and pharmacologic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Lisa Coram, DO Psychiatrist "Always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." appointments: (248) 859-2457 phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: frontdesk@lakescenter.com (appointments) drcoram@lakescenter.com ( clinical questions) Dr. Lisa Coram has been practicing medicine as a Board Certified Psychiatrist since 2010. She attended Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her psychiatric training in New York City. As an Osteopathic Physician, she believes the best outcomes start with a wholistic approach. While Dr. Coram focuses on medication management, she recognizes the importance of integrating therapy and a healthy lifestyle into your treatment plan. She will thoroughly review your medical history, provide a diagnostic evaluation, and will offer genetic testing for medication compatibility, when necessary. She offers Neurostar TMS (transcranial magnetic therapy) for those who have not found relief with medication alone, and works closely with the Spravato treatment center for individuals struggling with treatment resistant depression. ​ Dr. Coram has years of experience treating a wide variety of psychiatric conditions. She has helped many find stability, improve their quality of life, and learn to effectively manage their mental health. Dr. Krishna Vempati is a psychiatrist who completed training at Michigan State University for medical school and psychiatric residency. Her goal is for patients to be able to heal and prosper in their lives. To that end, she believes psychiatric medications are a part of a holistic approach along with psychotherapy, behavioral modalities and education - all being vital to navigate through challenges. She has training in cognitive behavioral (including exposure and response prevention), motivational, interpersonal psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapies on top of being well versed in evidence-based psychopharmacology. She is available for assesments and medication management so please contact the front desk for an appointment. ​ Accepting new patients for medication management. Krishna Vempati, DO Psychiatrist Peace is grown from within. Touched by many yet transcendent. A state of mind, one breath at a time appointments: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DrVempati@lakescenter.com Diane Gutchak, PMHNP Nurse Practitioner “ Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone” - Lisa Olivera appointments: (248) 859-2457 phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DGutchak@lakescenter.com Diane Gutchak is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), a psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), as well as faculty for the University of Michigan – Flint. Twenty Four years as a FNP helped to nurture a passion for psychiatry. Diane provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, and medication management for patients experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar and other mood disorders. Working with patients to help them achieve recovery, improved quality of life, and improved relationships. ​ Accepting new patients for medication management. Ginger Blair is MSW and a Certified Addictions Counselor. Her undergraduate training included a first in the country program for a BA in Social work. (Waverly, Iowa) Her graduate training is from Wayne State School of Social Work. Ms. Blair has over 40 years of experience in behavioral medicine. She takes pride in her 30 years of service within public health settings. She has also four years of training in Bioenergetic analysis. ​ “It has been an honor to serve and help heal – and to be healed – we are a team! “ ​ Ginger has developed her skills as a Certified Addiction counselor and addresses issues of addiction, adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) trauma in the addicted family, co-dependency, and dual diagnosis. Our goal is to work together to break the chain of addiction and pain. ​ Ginger also treats individuals who experience : Depression Anxiety Adult ADHD Schizophrenia Dual Diagnosis Alcohol and drug addiction. Abuse and Neglect Trauma Women’s issues which impact daily living Ginger Blair, LMSW, CAADC Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addiction Specialist “Courage and Commitment – Let's Break Every Chain!” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (313) 415-1449 e-mail: GBlair@lakescenter.com Terrie Browning, LPC, CFC, DCC Licensed Professional Counselor “Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going." appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 685-0701 e-mail: TBrowning@lakescenter.com Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor; trained in ERP, Certified Forensic Consultant, Credentialed Telehealth, with specialization in Counseling Psychology. I offer GOAL ORIENTED THERAPIES for adults and adolescents. I am passionate about the mind/body connection and use CBT, ACT, DBT, ERP along with mindfulness to increases awareness, create necessary habit changes, improve relationships both personal and professional and maintain a healthy balance in your life. If you are tired of being stuck, repeating certain patterns or themes, I will work alongside you to resolve past issues and start living the life you dream about. I am experienced in treating individuals, couples/marriage and families. I am professionally trained in ERP, specialize in life pattern changes. I provide my services online using HIPPA compliant program. I want you to feel at ease and see how quickly you can build trust in this confidential environment. Our time together will be open, productive and secure. Susan received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1986. She has 30+ years of clinical experience treating clients with a wide range of issues. Her practice includes adult men and women of all ages, who are trying to bring about positive change in their lives. Her approach is eclectic, using a broad range of techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and supportive psychotherapies. ​ Areas of specialty include: Depression Stress management and anxiety reduction Relationship issues Marital and divorce counseling Parenting issues Adults of all ages struggling with life transition issues Adult issues stemming from childhood abuse and neglect Mood Disorders with co-morbid substance abuse Susan Deutsch, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “Contemplating change is the first and sometimes most difficult step. Together we will collaborate to understand how your history has shaped you, and what you can do to change the patterns that are causing your current challenges. Finding this healthy balance between acceptance and change will lead to more peace, satisfaction and happiness in your daily life” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 563-7004 e-mail: SDeutsch@lakescenter.com Catherine DuFresne, LMSW Clinical Social Worker Every moment is a fresh beginning - T.S. Elliot appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 854-3915 e-mail: CDuFresne@lakescenter.com Cathy is a clinical social worker with 20 years of experience working with adults, teens, and families. She is committed to helping people build happiness and joy in their lives, while also helping them learn to manage feelings of anxiety and depression. Her life experiences has taught her the importance of compassion and empathy; she strives to incorporate these qualities into her practice techniques. She believes change is possible. Using mindfulness skills along with learning to manage thoughts and emotions can be powerful tools to help cope with challenges in life. She is a person-centered therapist, focusing on your goals and strengths. She is DBT informed and often use ACT, CBT, and somatic techniques in her practice style. ​ Practice Styles: CBT DBT ACT Somatic Solution Focused Trauma Informed ​ Areas: Anxiety Disorders Depression/Mood Disorders Stress Management Trauma Grief and Loss Life Change Pain Issues Relationship Issues Dr. Elrom, brings more than 30 years of experience in providing treatment to all age groups – children and their families to older adults. ​ Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Trichotillomania Emotion Regulation Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Chronic Pain ​ Dr. Elrom received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University. She utilizes a short-term, solution-focused approach to treatment. Dr. Elrom is skilled in applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Relaxation Techniques and other Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Exposure-Based treatments for disorders such as OCD and PTSD. Schedule with Dr. Elrom through her email or calling her direct line. Lisa Elrom, PHD Clinical Psychologist "If we are able to look deeply into our suffering and embrace it tenderly, great compassion can be born" - Thich Nhat Hahn appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 227-3697 e-mail: LElrom@lakescenter.com Victoria Harrington, LMSW, ACSW Clinical Social Worker "The therapy experience is each individual's unique journey of self discovery, which provides an opportunity for healing and personal growth within the accepting environment of the therapeutic relationship.” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 349-8934 e-mail: VHarrington@lakescenter.com Victoria Harrington is a Licensed Masters Social Worker and received her Masters Degree of Social Work from the University of Michigan. During her career as a clinical social worker, for over 40 years, she has worked in a variety of mental health clinics and family service agencies. Her practice includes treatment of adults of all ages and older adolescent, through individual, marital, couples or family therapy, based on client needs. ​ Special Interest Areas include: Adjustment Disorders which occur in response to a major life event, change or crisis. Anxiety and Panic Disorders Depression Women in Transition Young Adults with transitional issues Marital and Couple therapy Pre Marital Counseling Divorce related issues ​ Vicki works with her clients to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship to determine the goals of treatment. Treatment approaches and techniques utilized to achieve these goals include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, mindfulness, and relaxation and stress management techniques. The client is helped to alleviate distress and improve his or her quality of life and relationships. Adam received his Master's of Social Work from Michigan State University. He has experience in residential and the community mental health settings. His practice includes helping those with personality disorders with a focus on Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma/PTSD, and those who struggle with Substance Abuse/Addiction. He has 100+ hours of training in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and is certified in PE (Prolonged Exposure) trauma therapy. Adam is also a veteran who welcomes veterans and their families seeking help. His approach is based on acceptance and change, helping people accept where they are and making the changes that will lead them to a fulfilling life worth living. ​ Substance Abuse Addiction Anger Management Self-Esteem issues Emotional Awareness Emotion Regulation Self-Harm Communication Effectiveness Distress Tolerance Trauma/PTSD Veterans and their families Anxiety Depression Adolescents ​ Schedule with Adam by calling our office or by emailing him directly! Adam Horski, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “Mindful solution focused therapy, emphasizing long term coping skills through DBT and DBT informed therapy”. appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (810) 908-1259 e-mail: AHorski@lakescenter.com Anetia Isbell, LPC, CAADC Licensed Professional Counselor "We are all just walking each other home." - Ram Dass "I am honored that people allow me in and trust me at their most challenging times." Telehealth Visits Only appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (313) 587-3363 e-mail: Aisbell@lakescenter.com Anetia Isbell is a licensed Professional Counselor and a graduate from Wayne State University. Ms. Isbell a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has completed EMDR training, levels I and I; Dialectical Behavior Training; Motivational Interviewing; Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis approved Clinical Hypnosis Training and is a Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate I. Anetia has done intensive independent study in family dynamics, the impact of addiction and other dysfunction on families and individuals, and personality disorders. ​ Ms. Isbell has extensive training and experience providing individual, family and group therapy to a wide variety of clients with various concerns including severe and persistent mental health issues, Borderline Personality disorder, addictions, depression & anxiety, alcohol and drug dependency, relationship difficulties, family problems and interpersonal skills deficiencies. Co-occurring substance abuse, psychiatric and emotional disorders are areas of specialty. Anetia tailors her interventions to meet her client’s specific needs. Shannon has been working in the social work field for over 10 years. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University in 2015 and has been working as a therapist for the last five years. Shannon has worked with survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and trauma as well as those with various mental and physical illnesses seeking help in primary care. She has experience working with all ages, but her passion is working with adults who are struggling with PTSD and anxiety. ​ Areas of Specialty: Trauma and PTSD Anxiety Disorders Stress Management Depression Life Transitions Low Self Esteem ​ Shannon’s goal in therapy is to create a close collaboration and help clients feel safe exploring their innermost thoughts, feelings and experiences. Her approach to therapy is tailored to your individual needs and includes trauma informed practices like Cognitive Processing Therapy, Written Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavior Activation. Shannon also feels incorporating mindfulness practices can be very healing for people struggling with PTSD, Anxiety and chronic stress. When she’s not working with clients, she enjoys practicing yoga, sewing, playing video games, snuggling her pets and reading. ​ If you are interested in seeing Shannon, you can contact her directly to schedule an appointment. Emails preferred. Shannon McInchak, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “I'm all about finding a balance. Balancing the things you can change, as well as practicing acceptance for things that can't be changed." Telehealth Visits Only appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (734) 931-0647 e-mail: SMcInchak@lakescenter.com Laura Mueller, LMSW, ACSW Clinical Social Worker "I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 863-1859 e-mail: LMueller@lakescenter.com Laura received her Master of Social Work from Michigan State University and has post graduate training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) , and Radically-Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT). As a mental health professional with extensive experience in residential treatment and collaborating with treatment providers across the country, Laura has found that essential to meaningful treatment is the therapeutic alliance between a client and therapist. Laura believes that within each person is the ability to learn, change, and grow when given the opportunity and tools to do so. ​ Areas of Specialization Include: Borderline Personality Disorder Disorders of Emotional Overcontrol Schizophrenia and other thought disorders Adjustment Disorders Stress Management Anxiety Disorders Depression and other mood disorders Marina is a board certified licensed professional counselor in private practice in West Bloomfield, Michigan. She offers help to young adults and older. Marina’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, parenting, perinatal adjustments and mood disorders, couples therapy, domestic violence, and post-traumatic stress. In addition, Marina is an approved clinical supervisor supporting novice counselors obtain their full professional license. ​ For over twelve years, Marina specialized in helping women with perinatal mood disorders and their families during her work with the Beaumont Health System’s Parenting Program. An undergraduate degree in educational psychology was obtained in Argentina. After living in Germany for thirteen years, Marina moved to the US where she obtained a master’s degree in community counseling from Siena Heights University in Michigan, and a doctorate in health psychology from Walden University. Her research focused on implementing mindfulness-based stress reduction to the treatment of postpartum depression and anxiety. ​ Marina has provided Mental Health First Aid instruction to the community around the Detroit metropolitan area including the Hispanic, public safety, military and higher education populations while working with local mental health agencies. Within the Mental Health First Aid area, Marina served as a National Trainer and a Quality Evaluator for the National Council of Behavioral Health. ​ Marina’s theoretical orientation is integrative of client-centered, brief solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic perspectives. She has a holistic approach to counseling that, when appropriate and conducive to your general wellbeing, may include the option of mindfulness and hypnotherapy. Marina Pesserl, PhD, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor “Happiness belongs to you...Allow this one correction to be placed within your mind...Then welcome all the happiness it brings as truth replaces fear, and joy becomes what you expect.” - Helen Schuman appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 910-1591 e-mail: MPesserl@lakescenter.com Josephine Salem, LMSW Clinical Social Worker "Make a positive change with Hope, Purpose, Wisdom and Fulfillment" appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 736-9373 e-mail: JSalem@lakescenter.com Josephine is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has over 20 years experience treating young adults and seniors using methods customized to the individual including: cognitive/behavioral therapy, mindfulness, insight therapy and relaxation/ stress reduction techniques. Issues focused on include: Depression, Anxiety/Panic, OCD Relationship issues Women's issues Low self-esteem Adjustment to life changes: Loss from death of a loved one, divorce, job, fertility problems Obstacles to personal/professional growth Chronic pain management and other disorders related to adjustment to a medical condition Anorexia/bulimia and body image issues Jo is problem focused and goal-oriented with a commitment to facilitating positive change. Linda is a licensed master social worker receiving her degree from Wayne State University in 1994. She works with a wide range of clients from the ages 18 and up. Areas of experience have been with Family and Youth assistance, and currently in clinical outpatient therapy. Linda has experience and very good outcomes with the LGBT community and hope to continue to service this community. ​ She treats a range of problem areas and concerns, including: ​ Individuals, couples, family, marriage and pre-marriage Blended family issues Domestic violence-emotional, verbal and physical LGBT Depression, anxiety, grief and adjustment Women-empowerment/self-esteem issues ​ Her approach to treatment is tailored to the individual, family or couple to maximize optimal results, client trust and satisfaction. Her approach is interactive using cognitive/ behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused and goal oriented modalities, as needed. The ultimate goal is to promote self growth, awareness and change. Schedule with Linda by calling our office, her direct line or by visiting our patient portal! Linda Sherman, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain” - Dolly Parton appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 880-8087 e-mail: LSherman@lakescenter.com Heidi Stamper, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - C. S. Lewis appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 579-2980 e-mail: HStamper@lakescenter.com Heidi has a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Wayne State University. She has extensive experience with the perinatal mental health population not only through her own experience but also through training from Postpartum Support International, The Bloom Foundation, Postpartum Progress, Beaumont Parenting Program, and as a clinician at Nature’s Playhouse in Ferndale. Heidi also has remained an active patient advocate for Sage Therapeutics. ​ Heidi works with young adults (18+) throughout adulthood. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, action and commitment therapy, solution-focused, humor, and real-life experiences to help work through and heal from mental health and life change issues. ​ Although Heidi’s passion is maternal/paternal mental health she works closely with issues of anxiety, depression, and mood disorders such as bipolar and major depressive disorders. Heidi is also passionate about the ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) population and is dedicated to helping families of addicts heal from addiction and generational patterns. ​ Lived experience brought Heidi into the therapeutic profession and continues to drive her career through education and training.

  • STAFF - #2 | LPC

    Top of Page Lynne Lyons, MD Lisa Coram, DO Diane Gutchak, PMHNP Ginger Blair, LMSW, CAADC Terrie Browning, LPC, CFC, DCC Susan Deutsch, MSW Lisa Elrom, PHD Victoria Harrington, LMSW, ACSW Adam Horski, LMSW Shannon McInchak, LMSW Marina Pesserl, PHD, LPC Laura Mueller, LMSW, ACSW Josephine Salem, MSW Linda Sherman, LMSW Heidi Stamper, MA LLPC NEW PATIENTS: Please call (248) 859-2457 to set up an appointment. Dr. Lyons believes that thoughtfully selected medication coupled with psychotherapy is the fastest and most effective way to provide relief and a return to function. Prevention of relapse and maintenance of wellness are also a focus. She partners with the patient, their support people, and the therapist in a team approach to recovery. In addition to her personalized and carefully optimized medication recommendations, she offers state of the art options like genetic testing to assist in selecting medications, as well as Neurostar TMS and SPRAVATO for the treatment of mood disorders. Lynne Lyons, MD Psychiatrist phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DrLyons@lakescenter.com ​ Dr. Lyons is our Medical Director and is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. She did her psychiatric training at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Her 20 years at Rose Hill Center and another outpatient practice have given her extensive experience in the evaluation and pharmacologic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Lisa Coram, DO Psychiatrist "Always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." appointments: (248) 859-2457 phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: frontdesk@lakescenter.com (appointments) drcoram@lakescenter.com ( clinical questions) Dr. Lisa Coram has been practicing medicine as a Board Certified Psychiatrist since 2010. She attended Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her psychiatric training in New York City. As an Osteopathic Physician, she believes the best outcomes start with a wholistic approach. While Dr. Coram focuses on medication management, she recognizes the importance of integrating therapy and a healthy lifestyle into your treatment plan. She will thoroughly review your medical history, provide a diagnostic evaluation, and will offer genetic testing for medication compatibility, when necessary. She offers Neurostar TMS (transcranial magnetic therapy) for those who have not found relief with medication alone, and works closely with the Spravato treatment center for individuals struggling with treatment resistant depression. ​ Dr. Coram has years of experience treating a wide variety of psychiatric conditions. She has helped many find stability, improve their quality of life, and learn to effectively manage their mental health. Diane Gutchak is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), a psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), as well as faculty for the University of Michigan – Flint. Twenty Four years as a FNP helped to nurture a passion for psychiatry. Diane provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, and medication management for patients experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar and other mood disorders. Working with patients to help them achieve recovery, improved quality of life, and improved relationships. ​ Accepting new patients for medication management. Diane Gutchak, PMHNP Nurse Practitioner “ Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone” - Lisa Olivera appointments: (248) 859-2457 phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DGutchak@lakescenter.com Ginger Blair, LMSW, CAADC Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addiction Specialist “Courage and Commitment – Let's Break Every Chain!” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (313) 415-1449 e-mail: GBlair@lakescenter.com Ginger Blair is MSW and a Certified Addictions Counselor. Her undergraduate training included a first in the country program for a BA in Social work. (Waverly, Iowa) Her graduate training is from Wayne State School of Social Work. Ms. Blair has over 40 years of experience in behavioral medicine. She takes pride in her 30 years of service within public health settings. She has also four years of training in Bioenergetic analysis. ​ “It has been an honor to serve and help heal – and to be healed – we are a team! “ ​ Ginger has developed her skills as a Certified Addiction counselor and addresses issues of addiction, adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) trauma in the addicted family, co-dependency, and dual diagnosis. Our goal is to work together to break the chain of addiction and pain. ​ Ginger also treats individuals who experience : Depression Anxiety Adult ADHD Schizophrenia Dual Diagnosis Alcohol and drug addiction. Abuse and Neglect Trauma Women’s issues which impact daily living Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor; trained in ERP, Certified Forensic Consultant, Credentialed Telehealth, with specialization in Counseling Psychology. I offer GOAL ORIENTED THERAPIES for adults and adolescents. I am passionate about the mind/body connection and use CBT, ACT, DBT, ERP along with mindfulness to increases awareness, create necessary habit changes, improve relationships both personal and professional and maintain a healthy balance in your life. If you are tired of being stuck, repeating certain patterns or themes, I will work alongside you to resolve past issues and start living the life you dream about. I am experienced in treating individuals, couples/marriage and families. I am professionally trained in ERP, specialize in life pattern changes. I provide my services online using HIPPA compliant program. I want you to feel at ease and see how quickly you can build trust in this confidential environment. Our time together will be open, productive and secure. Terrie Browning, LPC, CFC, DCC Licensed Professional Counselor “Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going." appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 685-0701 e-mail: TBrowning@lakescenter.com Susan Deutsch, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “Contemplating change is the first and sometimes most difficult step. Together we will collaborate to understand how your history has shaped you, and what you can do to change the patterns that are causing your current challenges. Finding this healthy balance between acceptance and change will lead to more peace, satisfaction and happiness in your daily life” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 563-7004 e-mail: SDeutsch@lakescenter.com Susan received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1986. She has 30+ years of clinical experience treating clients with a wide range of issues. Her practice includes adult men and women of all ages, who are trying to bring about positive change in their lives. Her approach is eclectic, using a broad range of techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and supportive psychotherapies. ​ Areas of specialty include: Depression Stress management and anxiety reduction Relationship issues Marital and divorce counseling Parenting issues Adults of all ages struggling with life transition issues Adult issues stemming from childhood abuse and neglect Mood Disorders with co-morbid substance abuse Dr. Elrom, brings more than 30 years of experience in providing treatment to all age groups – children and their families to older adults. ​ Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Trichotillomania Emotion Regulation Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Chronic Pain ​ Dr. Elrom received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University. She utilizes a short-term, solution-focused approach to treatment. Dr. Elrom is skilled in applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Relaxation Techniques and other Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Exposure-Based treatments for disorders such as OCD and PTSD. Schedule with Dr. Elrom through her email or calling her direct line. Lisa Elrom, PHD Clinical Psychologist "If we are able to look deeply into our suffering and embrace it tenderly, great compassion can be born" - Thich Nhat Hahn appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 227-3697 e-mail: LElrom@lakescenter.com Victoria Harrington, LMSW, ACSW Clinical Social Worker "The therapy experience is each individual's unique journey of self discovery, which provides an opportunity for healing and personal growth within the accepting environment of the therapeutic relationship.” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 349-8934 e-mail: VHarrington@lakescenter.com Victoria Harrington is a Licensed Masters Social Worker and received her Masters Degree of Social Work from the University of Michigan. During her career as a clinical social worker, for over 40 years, she has worked in a variety of mental health clinics and family service agencies. Her practice includes treatment of adults of all ages and older adolescent, through individual, marital, couples or family therapy, based on client needs. ​ Special Interest Areas include: Adjustment Disorders which occur in response to a major life event, change or crisis. Anxiety and Panic Disorders Depression Women in Transition Young Adults with transitional issues Marital and Couple therapy Pre Marital Counseling Divorce related issues ​ Vicki works with her clients to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship to determine the goals of treatment. Treatment approaches and techniques utilized to achieve these goals include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, mindfulness, and relaxation and stress management techniques. The client is helped to alleviate distress and improve his or her quality of life and relationships. Adam received his Master's of Social Work from Michigan State University. He has experience in residential and the community mental health settings. His practice includes helping those with personality disorders with a focus on Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma/PTSD, and those who struggle with Substance Abuse/Addiction. He has 100+ hours of training in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and is certified in PE (Prolonged Exposure) trauma therapy. Adam is also a veteran who welcomes veterans and their families seeking help. His approach is based on acceptance and change, helping people accept where they are and making the changes that will lead them to a fulfilling life worth living. ​ Substance Abuse Addiction Anger Management Self-Esteem issues Emotional Awareness Emotion Regulation Self-Harm Communication Effectiveness Distress Tolerance Trauma/PTSD Veterans and their families Anxiety Depression Adolescents ​ Schedule with Adam by calling our office or by emailing him directly! Adam Horski, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “Mindful solution focused therapy, emphasizing long term coping skills through DBT and DBT informed therapy”. appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (810) 908-1259 e-mail: AHorski@lakescenter.com Shannon McInchak, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “I'm all about finding a balance. Balancing the things you can change, as well as practicing acceptance for things that can't be changed." appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (734) 931-0647 e-mail: SMcInchak@lakescenter.com Shannon has been working in the social work field for over 10 years. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University in 2015 and has been working as a therapist for the last five years. Shannon has worked with survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and trauma as well as those with various mental and physical illnesses seeking help in primary care. She has experience working with all ages, but her passion is working with adults who are struggling with PTSD and anxiety. ​ Areas of Specialty: Trauma and PTSD Anxiety Disorders Stress Management Depression Life Transitions Low Self Esteem ​ Shannon’s goal in therapy is to create a close collaboration and help clients feel safe exploring their innermost thoughts, feelings and experiences. Her approach to therapy is tailored to your individual needs and includes trauma informed practices like Cognitive Processing Therapy, Written Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavior Activation. Shannon also feels incorporating mindfulness practices can be very healing for people struggling with PTSD, Anxiety and chronic stress. When she’s not working with clients, she enjoys practicing yoga, sewing, playing video games, snuggling her pets and reading. ​ If you are interested in seeing Shannon, you can contact her directly to schedule an appointment. Emails preferred. Laura received her Master of Social Work from Michigan State University and has post graduate training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) , and Radically-Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT). As a mental health professional with extensive experience in residential treatment and collaborating with treatment providers across the country, Laura has found that essential to meaningful treatment is the therapeutic alliance between a client and therapist. Laura believes that within each person is the ability to learn, change, and grow when given the opportunity and tools to do so. ​ Areas of Specialization Include: Borderline Personality Disorder Disorders of Emotional Overcontrol Schizophrenia and other thought disorders Adjustment Disorders Stress Management Anxiety Disorders Depression and other mood disorders Laura Mueller, LMSW, ACSW Clinical Social Worker "I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 863-1859 e-mail: LMueller@lakescenter.com Linda Sherman, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain” - Dolly Parton appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 880-8087 e-mail: LSherman@lakescenter.com Linda is a licensed master social worker receiving her degree from Wayne State University in 1994. She works with a wide range of clients from the ages 18 and up. Areas of experience have been with Family and Youth assistance, and currently in clinical outpatient therapy. Linda has experience and very good outcomes with the LGBT community and hope to continue to service this community. ​ She treats a range of problem areas and concerns, including: ​ Individuals, couples, family, marriage and pre-marriage Blended family issues Domestic violence-emotional, verbal and physical LGBT Depression, anxiety, grief and adjustment Women-empowerment/self-esteem issues ​ Her approach to treatment is tailored to the individual, family or couple to maximize optimal results, client trust and satisfaction. Her approach is interactive using cognitive/ behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused and goal oriented modalities, as needed. The ultimate goal is to promote self growth, awareness and change. Schedule with Linda by calling our office, her direct line or by visiting our patient portal! Josephine is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has over 20 years experience treating young adults and seniors using methods customized to the individual including: cognitive/behavioral therapy, mindfulness, insight therapy and relaxation/ stress reduction techniques. Issues focused on include: Depression, Anxiety/Panic, OCD Relationship issues Women's issues Low self-esteem Adjustment to life changes: Loss from death of a loved one, divorce, job, fertility problems Obstacles to personal/professional growth Chronic pain management and other disorders related to adjustment to a medical condition Anorexia/bulimia and body image issues Jo is problem focused and goal-oriented with a commitment to facilitating positive change. Josephine Salem, LMSW Clinical Social Worker "Make a positive change with Hope, Purpose, Wisdom and Fulfillment" appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 736-9373 e-mail: JSalem@lakescenter.com Marina Pesserl, PhD, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor “Happiness belongs to you...Allow this one correction to be placed within your mind...Then welcome all the happiness it brings as truth replaces fear, and joy becomes what you expect.” - Helen Schuman appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 910-1591 e-mail: MPesserl@lakescenter.com Marina Pesserl, PhD, LPC. Marina is a board certified licensed professional counselor in private practice in West Bloomfield, Michigan. She offers help to young adults and older. Marina’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, parenting, perinatal adjustments and mood disorders, couples therapy, domestic violence, and post-traumatic stress. In addition, Marina is an approved clinical supervisor supporting novice counselors obtain their full professional license. ​ For over twelve years, Marina specialized in helping women with perinatal mood disorders and their families during her work with the Beaumont Health System’s Parenting Program. An undergraduate degree in educational psychology was obtained in Argentina. After living in Germany for thirteen years, Marina moved to the US where she obtained a master’s degree in community counseling from Siena Heights University in Michigan, and a doctorate in health psychology from Walden University. Her research focused on implementing mindfulness-based stress reduction to the treatment of postpartum depression and anxiety. ​ Marina has provided Mental Health First Aid instruction to the community around the Detroit metropolitan area including the Hispanic, public safety, military and higher education populations while working with local mental health agencies. Within the Mental Health First Aid area, Marina served as a National Trainer and a Quality Evaluator for the National Council of Behavioral Health. ​ Marina’s theoretical orientation is integrative of client-centered, brief solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic perspectives. She has a holistic approach to counseling that, when appropriate and conducive to your general wellbeing, may include the option of mindfulness and hypnotherapy. Heidi has a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Wayne State University. She has extensive experience with the perinatal mental health population not only through her own experience but also through training from Postpartum Support International, The Bloom Foundation, Postpartum Progress, Beaumont Parenting Program, and as a clinician at Nature’s Playhouse in Ferndale. Heidi also has remained an active patient advocate for Sage Therapeutics. ​ Heidi works with young adults (18+) throughout adulthood. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, action and commitment therapy, solution-focused, humor, and real-life experiences to help work through and heal from mental health and life change issues. ​ Although Heidi’s passion is maternal/paternal mental health she works closely with issues of anxiety, depression, and mood disorders such as bipolar and major depressive disorders. Heidi is also passionate about the ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) population and is dedicated to helping families of addicts heal from addiction and generational patterns. ​ Lived experience brought Heidi into the therapeutic profession and continues to drive her career through education and training. Heidi Stamper, MA, LLPC Limited Licensed Professional Counselor "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - C. S. Lewis appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 579-2980 e-mail: HStamper@lakescenter.com

  • STAFF - with old bios | LPC

    Dr. Lyons believes that thoughtfully selected medication coupled with psychotherapy is the fastest and most effective way to provide relief and a return to function. Prevention of relapse and maintenance of wellness are also a focus. She partners with the patient, their support people, and the therapist in a team approach to recovery. In addition to her personalized and carefully optimized medication recommendations, she offers state of the art options like genetic testing to assist in selecting medications, as well as Neurostar TMS and SPRAVATO for the treatment of mood disorders. Lynne Lyons, MD Psychiatrist phone: 248.859.2457 e-mail: DrLyons@lakescenter.com ​ Dr. Lyons is our Medical Director and is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. She did her psychiatric training at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Her 20 years at Rose Hill Center and another outpatient practice have given her extensive experience in the evaluation and pharmacologic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Lisa Coram, DO Psychiatrist Short quote from Lisa here... phone: 248.859.2457 e-mail: frontdesk@lakescenter.com Dr. Lisa Coram is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who treats adults. She attended medical school at Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her psychiatric training at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. As an Osteopathic Physician, she believes in treating the whole person; body, mind and spirit. ​ While Dr. Coram focuses on pharmacological treatment for psychiatric disorders, she recognizes the importance of combining medication management along with therapy and a healthy lifestyle to create a comprehensive treatment plan. She provides diagnostic evaluations, genetic testing for medication compatibility, and works to tailor a medication plan that is effective and well tolerated. She treats a variety of psychiatric conditions including: ​ Attention Deficit Disorders Depression and Dysthymia Anxiety Disorders Seasonal Affective Disorder Adjustment disorders due to stressful life situations Bipolar Disorder and Cyclothymic Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder and other Personality Disorders Mood Disorders with co-morbid substance abuse Ginger is a Licensed clinical social worker and a certified advanced addictions counselor. She is a certified pathological gambling counselor, trauma and loss specialist, and completed four years of training in bioenergetic analysis. She has extensive experience working with a wide variety of concern, complaints, and conditions, including: Depression Anxiety Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) and addiction in families Substance Abuse and Dependency; Dual Diagnosis PTSD Victims of trauma Relationship difficulties, family problems and interpersonal skills deficiencies Ginger Blair, LMSW, CAADC Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Short quote from Ginger here... direct line: 313.415.1449 e-mail: GBlair@lakescenter.com Terrie Browning, LPC, CFC, DCC Licensed Professional Counselor Short quote fromTerrie here... direct line: 248.685.0701 e-mail: TBrowning@lakescenter.com Licensed Professional Counselor; Certified Forensic Consultant, Distance Credentialed Counselor, specialization in Counseling Psychology. Tired of being stuck? Terrie will help you resolve past issues, increase self-awareness, make necessary changes to habits, improve relationships both personal and professional and maintain balance in your life. She offers GOAL ORIENTED THERAPIES for Adults, geriatrics, young adults, adolescents and children. Individuals • Couples/Marriage • Families • Life coaching • Evaluations • Online Counseling ​ She wants you to come in, feel at ease and see how quickly you can build trust in a confidential environment. Your time together will be open, productive and secure. ​ Psychological Services Bi-Polar Anxiety / Fears Eating Disorders Personality Assessment Depression Self Esteem Mid-Life Checkup Divorce / Separation Domestic Violence Emotional Intelligence Moving On - Recovery From Loss ADD / ADHD Alcohol Abuse Addiction Substance Abuse Evaluations School Liaison Court Evaluations and Testimony Anger Management ​ ​ Schedule with Terrie by calling our office, her direct line or by visiting our patient portal! Susan Deutsch, L.M.S.W. is a psychotherapist with 28 years of experience. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her practice includes adult men and women of all ages, ethnicity and sexual orientation who are trying to bring about positive change in their lives. She works with people individually as well as in marital treatment, depending on the client’s needs and wishes. Her approach is eclectic, using a broad range of techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral and supportive psychotherapies. ​ Areas of specialty include: Depression Stress management and anxiety reduction Relationship issues Marital and divorce counseling Parenting issues Young adults struggling with life transition issues Adult issues stemming from childhood physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse Substance abuse/dual diagnosis Susan Deutsch, MSW Clinical Social Worker Short quote fromSusan here... direct line: 248.563.7004 e-mail: SDeutsch@lakescenter.com Lisa Elrom, PHD Clinical Psychologist Short quote from Lisa here... direct line: 248.227.3697 e-mail: LElrom@lakescenter.com Dr. Elrom, brings more than 20 years of experience in providing treatment to all age groups – children and their families to older adults. Areas of specialization include: Anxiety Disorders Depression Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder Emotional Dysregulation in Children Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Coping with Chronic Pain Binge Eating Trichotillomania Stress Management ​ Dr. Elrom received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University. She utilizes a short-term, solution-focused approach to treatment. Dr. Elrom is skilled in applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Relaxation Techniques and other Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Exposure-Based treatments for disorders such as OCD and PTSD. Schedule with Dr. Elrom by calling our office, her direct line or by visiting our patient portal! Josephine is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has over 20 years experience treating young adults and seniors using methods customized to the individual including: cognitive/behavioral therapy, mindfulness, insight therapy and relaxation/stress reduction techniques. Issues focused on include: Depression, Anxiety/Panic, OCD Relationship issues Women's issues Low self-esteem Adjustment to life changes: loss from death of a loved one, divorce, job, fertility problems Obstacles to personal/professional growth Chronic pain management and other disorders related to adjustment to a medical condition Anorexia/bulimia and body image issues Jo is problem focused and goal-oriented with a commitment to facilitating positive change. Victoria Harrington, MSW Clinical Social Worker Short quote from Victoria here... direct line: 248.349.8934 e-mail: VHarrington@lakescenter.com Adam Horski, MSW Clinical Social Worker Short quote from Adam here... direct line: 810-908-1259 e-mail: AHorski@lakescenter.com Adam received his Master's of Social Work from Michigan State University. He has experience in residential and the community mental health settings. His practice includes helping those with personality disorders with a focus on Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma/PTSD, and those who struggle with Substance Abuse/Addiction. He has 100+ hours of training in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and is certified in PE (Prolonged Exposure) trauma therapy. Adam is also a veteran who welcomes veterans and their families seeking help. His approach is based on acceptance and change, helping people accept where they are and making the changes that will lead them to a fulfilling life worth living. ​ Substance Abuse Addiction Anger Management Self-Esteem issues Emotional Awareness Emotion Regulation Self-Harm Communication Effectiveness Distress Tolerance Trauma/PTSD Veterans and their families ​ Schedule with Adam by calling our office or by emailing him directly! Shannon has been working in the social work field for over 10 years. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University in 2015 and has been working as a therapist for the last five years. Shannon has worked with survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and trauma as well as those with various mental and physical illnesses seeking help in primary care. She has experience working with all ages, but her passion is working with adults who are struggling with PTSD and anxiety. ​ Areas of Specialty: Trauma and PTSD Anxiety Disorders Stress Management Depression Life Transitions Low Self Esteem ​ Shannon’s goal in therapy is to create a close collaboration and help clients feel safe exploring their innermost thoughts, feelings and experiences. Her approach to therapy is tailored to your individual needs and includes trauma informed practices like Cognitive Processing Therapy, Written Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavior Activation. Shannon also feels incorporating mindfulness practices can be very healing for people struggling with PTSD, Anxiety and chronic stress. When she’s not working with clients, she enjoys practicing yoga, sewing, playing video games, snuggling her pets and reading. If you are interested in seeing Shannon, you can contact her directly to schedule an appointment. Emails preferred. Shannon McInchak, MSW TITLE Short quote from Jo here... direct line: 248.736.9373 e-mail: JSalem@lakescenter.com Linda Sherman has worked in the field for more than 25 years with a concentration in couples, families, individuals and late adolescent treatment. Areas of experience have been with Family and Youth assistance, and currently in clinical outpatient therapy. Linda has experience and very good outcomes with the LGBT community and hope to continue to service this community. ​ She treats a range of problem areas and concerns, including: ​ Individuals, couples, family, marriage and pre-marriage Blended family issues Domestic violence-emotional, verbal and physical LGBT Depression, anxiety, grief and adjustment Women-empowerment/self-esteem issues ​ Her approach to treatment is tailored to the individual, family or couple to maximize optimal results, client trust and satisfaction. Her approach is interactive using cognitive/ behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused and goal oriented modalities, as needed. The ultimate goal is to promote self growth, awareness and change. Schedule with Linda by calling our office, her direct line or by visiting our patient portal! Linda Sherman, LMSW Clinical Social Worker Short quote from Linda here... direct line: 248.880.8087 e-mail: LSherman@lakescenter.com Josephine Salem, MSW Clinical Social Worker Short quote from Jo here... direct line: 248.736.9373 e-mail: JSalem@lakescenter.com Josephine is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has over 20 years experience treating young adults and seniors using methods customized to the individual including: cognitive/behavioral therapy, mindfulness, insight therapy and relaxation/ stress reduction techniques. Issues focused on include: Depression, Anxiety/Panic, OCD Relationship issues Women's issues Low self-esteem Adjustment to life changes: loss from death of a loved one, divorce, job, fertility problems Obstacles to personal/professional growth Chronic pain management and other disorders related to adjustment to a medical condition Anorexia/bulimia and body image issues Jo is problem focused and goal-oriented with a commitment to facilitating positive change.

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    Top of Page Lynne Lyons, MD Lisa Coram, DO Diane Gutchak, PMHNP Ginger Blair, LMSW, CAADC Terrie Browning, LPC, CFC, DCC Susan Deutsch, MSW Lisa Elrom, PHD Victoria Harrington, LMSW, ACSW Adam Horski, LMSW Anetia Isbell, LPC, CAADC Shannon McInchak, LMSW Laura Mueller, LMSW, ACSW Marina Pesserl, PHD, LPC Josephine Salem, MSW Linda Sherman, LMSW Heidi Stamper, MA LLPC Krishna Vempati, DO NEW PATIENTS: Please call (248) 859-2457 to set up an appointment. Dr. Lyons believes that thoughtfully selected medication coupled with psychotherapy is the fastest and most effective way to provide relief and a return to function. Prevention of relapse and maintenance of wellness are also a focus. She partners with the patient, their support people, and the therapist in a team approach to recovery. In addition to her personalized and carefully optimized medication recommendations, she offers state of the art options like genetic testing to assist in selecting medications, as well as Neurostar TMS and SPRAVATO for the treatment of mood disorders. Lynne Lyons, MD Psychiatrist phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DrLyons@lakescenter.com ​ Dr. Lyons is our Medical Director and is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. She did her psychiatric training at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Her 20 years at Rose Hill Center and another outpatient practice have given her extensive experience in the evaluation and pharmacologic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Lisa Coram, DO Psychiatrist "Always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." appointments: (248) 859-2457 phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: frontdesk@lakescenter.com (appointments) drcoram@lakescenter.com ( clinical questions) Dr. Lisa Coram has been practicing medicine as a Board Certified Psychiatrist since 2010. She attended Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her psychiatric training in New York City. As an Osteopathic Physician, she believes the best outcomes start with a wholistic approach. While Dr. Coram focuses on medication management, she recognizes the importance of integrating therapy and a healthy lifestyle into your treatment plan. She will thoroughly review your medical history, provide a diagnostic evaluation, and will offer genetic testing for medication compatibility, when necessary. She offers Neurostar TMS (transcranial magnetic therapy) for those who have not found relief with medication alone, and works closely with the Spravato treatment center for individuals struggling with treatment resistant depression. ​ Dr. Coram has years of experience treating a wide variety of psychiatric conditions. She has helped many find stability, improve their quality of life, and learn to effectively manage their mental health. Diane Gutchak is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), a psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), as well as faculty for the University of Michigan – Flint. Twenty Four years as a FNP helped to nurture a passion for psychiatry. Diane provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, and medication management for patients experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar and other mood disorders. Working with patients to help them achieve recovery, improved quality of life, and improved relationships. ​ Accepting new patients for medication management. Diane Gutchak, PMHNP Nurse Practitioner “ Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone” - Lisa Olivera appointments: (248) 859-2457 phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DGutchak@lakescenter.com Ginger Blair, LMSW, CAADC Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addiction Specialist “Courage and Commitment – Let's Break Every Chain!” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (313) 415-1449 e-mail: GBlair@lakescenter.com Ginger Blair is MSW and a Certified Addictions Counselor. Her undergraduate training included a first in the country program for a BA in Social work. (Waverly, Iowa) Her graduate training is from Wayne State School of Social Work. Ms. Blair has over 40 years of experience in behavioral medicine. She takes pride in her 30 years of service within public health settings. She has also four years of training in Bioenergetic analysis. ​ “It has been an honor to serve and help heal – and to be healed – we are a team! “ ​ Ginger has developed her skills as a Certified Addiction counselor and addresses issues of addiction, adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) trauma in the addicted family, co-dependency, and dual diagnosis. Our goal is to work together to break the chain of addiction and pain. ​ Ginger also treats individuals who experience : Depression Anxiety Adult ADHD Schizophrenia Dual Diagnosis Alcohol and drug addiction. Abuse and Neglect Trauma Women’s issues which impact daily living Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor; trained in ERP, Certified Forensic Consultant, Credentialed Telehealth, with specialization in Counseling Psychology. I offer GOAL ORIENTED THERAPIES for adults and adolescents. I am passionate about the mind/body connection and use CBT, ACT, DBT, ERP along with mindfulness to increases awareness, create necessary habit changes, improve relationships both personal and professional and maintain a healthy balance in your life. If you are tired of being stuck, repeating certain patterns or themes, I will work alongside you to resolve past issues and start living the life you dream about. I am experienced in treating individuals, couples/marriage and families. I am professionally trained in ERP, specialize in life pattern changes. I provide my services online using HIPPA compliant program. I want you to feel at ease and see how quickly you can build trust in this confidential environment. Our time together will be open, productive and secure. Terrie Browning, LPC, CFC, DCC Licensed Professional Counselor “Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going." appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 685-0701 e-mail: TBrowning@lakescenter.com Susan Deutsch, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “Contemplating change is the first and sometimes most difficult step. Together we will collaborate to understand how your history has shaped you, and what you can do to change the patterns that are causing your current challenges. Finding this healthy balance between acceptance and change will lead to more peace, satisfaction and happiness in your daily life” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 563-7004 e-mail: SDeutsch@lakescenter.com Susan received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1986. She has 30+ years of clinical experience treating clients with a wide range of issues. Her practice includes adult men and women of all ages, who are trying to bring about positive change in their lives. Her approach is eclectic, using a broad range of techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and supportive psychotherapies. ​ Areas of specialty include: Depression Stress management and anxiety reduction Relationship issues Marital and divorce counseling Parenting issues Adults of all ages struggling with life transition issues Adult issues stemming from childhood abuse and neglect Mood Disorders with co-morbid substance abuse Dr. Elrom, brings more than 30 years of experience in providing treatment to all age groups – children and their families to older adults. ​ Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Trichotillomania Emotion Regulation Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Chronic Pain ​ Dr. Elrom received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University. She utilizes a short-term, solution-focused approach to treatment. Dr. Elrom is skilled in applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Relaxation Techniques and other Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Exposure-Based treatments for disorders such as OCD and PTSD. Schedule with Dr. Elrom through her email or calling her direct line. Lisa Elrom, PHD Clinical Psychologist "If we are able to look deeply into our suffering and embrace it tenderly, great compassion can be born" - Thich Nhat Hahn appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 227-3697 e-mail: LElrom@lakescenter.com Victoria Harrington, LMSW, ACSW Clinical Social Worker "The therapy experience is each individual's unique journey of self discovery, which provides an opportunity for healing and personal growth within the accepting environment of the therapeutic relationship.” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 349-8934 e-mail: VHarrington@lakescenter.com Victoria Harrington is a Licensed Masters Social Worker and received her Masters Degree of Social Work from the University of Michigan. During her career as a clinical social worker, for over 40 years, she has worked in a variety of mental health clinics and family service agencies. Her practice includes treatment of adults of all ages and older adolescent, through individual, marital, couples or family therapy, based on client needs. ​ Special Interest Areas include: Adjustment Disorders which occur in response to a major life event, change or crisis. Anxiety and Panic Disorders Depression Women in Transition Young Adults with transitional issues Marital and Couple therapy Pre Marital Counseling Divorce related issues ​ Vicki works with her clients to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship to determine the goals of treatment. Treatment approaches and techniques utilized to achieve these goals include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, mindfulness, and relaxation and stress management techniques. The client is helped to alleviate distress and improve his or her quality of life and relationships. Adam received his Master's of Social Work from Michigan State University. He has experience in residential and the community mental health settings. His practice includes helping those with personality disorders with a focus on Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma/PTSD, and those who struggle with Substance Abuse/Addiction. He has 100+ hours of training in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and is certified in PE (Prolonged Exposure) trauma therapy. Adam is also a veteran who welcomes veterans and their families seeking help. His approach is based on acceptance and change, helping people accept where they are and making the changes that will lead them to a fulfilling life worth living. ​ Substance Abuse Addiction Anger Management Self-Esteem issues Emotional Awareness Emotion Regulation Self-Harm Communication Effectiveness Distress Tolerance Trauma/PTSD Veterans and their families Anxiety Depression Adolescents ​ Schedule with Adam by calling our office or by emailing him directly! Adam Horski, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “Mindful solution focused therapy, emphasizing long term coping skills through DBT and DBT informed therapy”. appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (810) 908-1259 e-mail: AHorski@lakescenter.com Anetia Isbell, LPC, CAADC Licensed Professional Counselor "We are all just walking each other home." - Ram Dass "I am honored that people allow me in and trust me at their most challenging times." Telehealth Visits Only appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (313) 587-3363 e-mail: Aisbell@lakescenter.com Anetia Isbell is a licensed Professional Counselor and a graduate from Wayne State University. Ms. Isbell a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has completed EMDR training, levels I and I; Dialectical Behavior Training; Motivational Interviewing; Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis approved Clinical Hypnosis Training and is a Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate I. Anetia has done intensive independent study in family dynamics, the impact of addiction and other dysfunction on families and individuals, and personality disorders. ​ Ms. Isbell has extensive training and experience providing individual, family and group therapy to a wide variety of clients with various concerns including severe and persistent mental health issues, Borderline Personality disorder, addictions, depression & anxiety, alcohol and drug dependency, relationship difficulties, family problems and interpersonal skills deficiencies. Co-occurring substance abuse, psychiatric and emotional disorders are areas of specialty. Anetia tailors her interventions to meet her client’s specific needs. Shannon has been working in the social work field for over 10 years. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University in 2015 and has been working as a therapist for the last five years. Shannon has worked with survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and trauma as well as those with various mental and physical illnesses seeking help in primary care. She has experience working with all ages, but her passion is working with adults who are struggling with PTSD and anxiety. ​ Areas of Specialty: Trauma and PTSD Anxiety Disorders Stress Management Depression Life Transitions Low Self Esteem ​ Shannon’s goal in therapy is to create a close collaboration and help clients feel safe exploring their innermost thoughts, feelings and experiences. Her approach to therapy is tailored to your individual needs and includes trauma informed practices like Cognitive Processing Therapy, Written Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavior Activation. Shannon also feels incorporating mindfulness practices can be very healing for people struggling with PTSD, Anxiety and chronic stress. When she’s not working with clients, she enjoys practicing yoga, sewing, playing video games, snuggling her pets and reading. ​ If you are interested in seeing Shannon, you can contact her directly to schedule an appointment. Emails preferred. Shannon McInchak, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “I'm all about finding a balance. Balancing the things you can change, as well as practicing acceptance for things that can't be changed." Telehealth Visits Only appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (734) 931-0647 e-mail: SMcInchak@lakescenter.com Laura Mueller, LMSW, ACSW Clinical Social Worker "I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 863-1859 e-mail: LMueller@lakescenter.com Laura received her Master of Social Work from Michigan State University and has post graduate training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) , and Radically-Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT). As a mental health professional with extensive experience in residential treatment and collaborating with treatment providers across the country, Laura has found that essential to meaningful treatment is the therapeutic alliance between a client and therapist. Laura believes that within each person is the ability to learn, change, and grow when given the opportunity and tools to do so. ​ Areas of Specialization Include: Borderline Personality Disorder Disorders of Emotional Overcontrol Schizophrenia and other thought disorders Adjustment Disorders Stress Management Anxiety Disorders Depression and other mood disorders Linda is a licensed master social worker receiving her degree from Wayne State University in 1994. She works with a wide range of clients from the ages 18 and up. Areas of experience have been with Family and Youth assistance, and currently in clinical outpatient therapy. Linda has experience and very good outcomes with the LGBT community and hope to continue to service this community. ​ She treats a range of problem areas and concerns, including: ​ Individuals, couples, family, marriage and pre-marriage Blended family issues Domestic violence-emotional, verbal and physical LGBT Depression, anxiety, grief and adjustment Women-empowerment/self-esteem issues ​ Her approach to treatment is tailored to the individual, family or couple to maximize optimal results, client trust and satisfaction. Her approach is interactive using cognitive/ behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused and goal oriented modalities, as needed. The ultimate goal is to promote self growth, awareness and change. Schedule with Linda by calling our office, her direct line or by visiting our patient portal! Linda Sherman, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain” - Dolly Parton appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 880-8087 e-mail: LSherman@lakescenter.com Josephine Salem, LMSW Clinical Social Worker "Make a positive change with Hope, Purpose, Wisdom and Fulfillment" appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 736-9373 e-mail: JSalem@lakescenter.com Josephine is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has over 20 years experience treating young adults and seniors using methods customized to the individual including: cognitive/behavioral therapy, mindfulness, insight therapy and relaxation/ stress reduction techniques. Issues focused on include: Depression, Anxiety/Panic, OCD Relationship issues Women's issues Low self-esteem Adjustment to life changes: Loss from death of a loved one, divorce, job, fertility problems Obstacles to personal/professional growth Chronic pain management and other disorders related to adjustment to a medical condition Anorexia/bulimia and body image issues Jo is problem focused and goal-oriented with a commitment to facilitating positive change. Marina is a board certified licensed professional counselor in private practice in West Bloomfield, Michigan. She offers help to young adults and older. Marina’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, parenting, perinatal adjustments and mood disorders, couples therapy, domestic violence, and post-traumatic stress. In addition, Marina is an approved clinical supervisor supporting novice counselors obtain their full professional license. ​ For over twelve years, Marina specialized in helping women with perinatal mood disorders and their families during her work with the Beaumont Health System’s Parenting Program. An undergraduate degree in educational psychology was obtained in Argentina. After living in Germany for thirteen years, Marina moved to the US where she obtained a master’s degree in community counseling from Siena Heights University in Michigan, and a doctorate in health psychology from Walden University. Her research focused on implementing mindfulness-based stress reduction to the treatment of postpartum depression and anxiety. ​ Marina has provided Mental Health First Aid instruction to the community around the Detroit metropolitan area including the Hispanic, public safety, military and higher education populations while working with local mental health agencies. Within the Mental Health First Aid area, Marina served as a National Trainer and a Quality Evaluator for the National Council of Behavioral Health. ​ Marina’s theoretical orientation is integrative of client-centered, brief solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic perspectives. She has a holistic approach to counseling that, when appropriate and conducive to your general wellbeing, may include the option of mindfulness and hypnotherapy. Marina Pesserl, PhD, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor “Happiness belongs to you...Allow this one correction to be placed within your mind...Then welcome all the happiness it brings as truth replaces fear, and joy becomes what you expect.” - Helen Schuman appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 910-1591 e-mail: MPesserl@lakescenter.com Heidi Stamper, MA, LLPC Limited Licensed Professional Counselor "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - C. S. Lewis appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 579-2980 e-mail: HStamper@lakescenter.com Heidi has a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Wayne State University. She has extensive experience with the perinatal mental health population not only through her own experience but also through training from Postpartum Support International, The Bloom Foundation, Postpartum Progress, Beaumont Parenting Program, and as a clinician at Nature’s Playhouse in Ferndale. Heidi also has remained an active patient advocate for Sage Therapeutics. ​ Heidi works with young adults (18+) throughout adulthood. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, action and commitment therapy, solution-focused, humor, and real-life experiences to help work through and heal from mental health and life change issues. ​ Although Heidi’s passion is maternal/paternal mental health she works closely with issues of anxiety, depression, and mood disorders such as bipolar and major depressive disorders. Heidi is also passionate about the ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) population and is dedicated to helping families of addicts heal from addiction and generational patterns. ​ Lived experience brought Heidi into the therapeutic profession and continues to drive her career through education and training. Dr. Krishna Vempati is a psychiatrist who completed training at Michigan State University for medical school and psychiatric residency. Her goal is for patients to be able to heal and prosper in their lives. To that end, she believes psychiatric medications are a part of a holistic approach along with psychotherapy, behavioral modalities and education - all being vital to navigate through challenges. She has training in cognitive behavioral (including exposure and response prevention), motivational, interpersonal psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapies on top of being well versed in evidence-based psychopharmacology. She is available for assesments and medication management so please contact the front desk for an appointment. ​ Accepting new patients for medication management. Krishna Vempati, DO Psychiatrist Peace is grown from within. Touched by many yet transcendent. A state of mind, one breath at a time appointments: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DrVempati@lakescenter.com

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    Lynne Lyons, MD Lisa Coram, DO Diane Gutchak, PMHNP Ginger Blair, LMSW, CAADC Terrie Browning, LPC, CFC, DCC Susan Deutsch, MSW Lisa Elrom, PHD Victoria Harrington, LMSW, ACSW Adam Horski, LMSW Shannon McInchak, LMSW Marina Pesserl, PHD, LPC Laura Mueller, LMSW, ACSW Josephine Salem, MSW Linda Sherman, LMSW NEW PATIENTS: Please call (248) 859-2457 to set up an appointment. Dr. Lyons believes that thoughtfully selected medication coupled with psychotherapy is the fastest and most effective way to provide relief and a return to function. Prevention of relapse and maintenance of wellness are also a focus. She partners with the patient, their support people, and the therapist in a team approach to recovery. In addition to her personalized and carefully optimized medication recommendations, she offers state of the art options like genetic testing to assist in selecting medications, as well as Neurostar TMS and SPRAVATO for the treatment of mood disorders. Lynne Lyons, MD Psychiatrist phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DrLyons@lakescenter.com ​ Dr. Lyons is our Medical Director and is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. She did her psychiatric training at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Her 20 years at Rose Hill Center and another outpatient practice have given her extensive experience in the evaluation and pharmacologic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Lisa Coram, DO Psychiatrist "Always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." appointments: (248) 859-2457 phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: frontdesk@lakescenter.com (appointments) drcoram@lakescenter.com ( clinical questions) Dr. Lisa Coram has been practicing medicine as a Board Certified Psychiatrist since 2010. She attended Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her psychiatric training in New York City. As an Osteopathic Physician, she believes the best outcomes start with a wholistic approach. While Dr. Coram focuses on medication management, she recognizes the importance of integrating therapy and a healthy lifestyle into your treatment plan. She will thoroughly review your medical history, provide a diagnostic evaluation, and will offer genetic testing for medication compatibility, when necessary. She offers Neurostar TMS (transcranial magnetic therapy) for those who have not found relief with medication alone, and works closely with the Spravato treatment center for individuals struggling with treatment resistant depression. ​ Dr. Coram has years of experience treating a wide variety of psychiatric conditions. She has helped many find stability, improve their quality of life, and learn to effectively manage their mental health. Diane Gutchak is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), a psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), as well as faculty for the University of Michigan – Flint. Twenty Four years as a FNP helped to nurture a passion for psychiatry. Diane provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, and medication management for patients experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar and other mood disorders. Working with patients to help them achieve recovery, improved quality of life, and improved relationships. ​ Accepting new patients for medication management. Diane Gutchak, PMHNP Nurse Practitioner “ Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone” - Lisa Olivera appointments: (248) 859-2457 phone: (248) 859-2457 e-mail: DGutchak@lakescenter.com Ginger Blair, LMSW, CAADC Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addiction Specialist “Courage and Commitment – Let's Break Every Chain!” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (313) 415-1449 e-mail: GBlair@lakescenter.com Ginger Blair is MSW and a Certified Addictions Counselor. Her undergraduate training included a first in the country program for a BA in Social work. (Waverly, Iowa) Her graduate training is from Wayne State School of Social Work. Ms. Blair has over 40 years of experience in behavioral medicine. She takes pride in her 30 years of service within public health settings. She has also four years of training in Bioenergetic analysis. ​ “It has been an honor to serve and help heal – and to be healed – we are a team! “ ​ Ginger has developed her skills as a Certified Addiction counselor and addresses issues of addiction, adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) trauma in the addicted family, co-dependency, and dual diagnosis. Our goal is to work together to break the chain of addiction and pain. ​ Ginger also treats individuals who experience : Depression Anxiety Adult ADHD Schizophrenia Dual Diagnosis Alcohol and drug addiction. Abuse and Neglect Trauma Women’s issues which impact daily living Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor; trained in ERP, Certified Forensic Consultant, Credentialed Telehealth, with specialization in Counseling Psychology. I offer GOAL ORIENTED THERAPIES for adults and adolescents. I am passionate about the mind/body connection and use CBT, ACT, DBT, ERP along with mindfulness to increases awareness, create necessary habit changes, improve relationships both personal and professional and maintain a healthy balance in your life. If you are tired of being stuck, repeating certain patterns or themes, I will work alongside you to resolve past issues and start living the life you dream about. I am experienced in treating individuals, couples/marriage and families. I am professionally trained in ERP, specialize in life pattern changes. I provide my services online using HIPPA compliant program. I want you to feel at ease and see how quickly you can build trust in this confidential environment. Our time together will be open, productive and secure. Terrie Browning, LPC, CFC, DCC Licensed Professional Counselor “Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going." appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 685-0701 e-mail: TBrowning@lakescenter.com Susan Deutsch, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “Contemplating change is the first and sometimes most difficult step. Together we will collaborate to understand how your history has shaped you, and what you can do to change the patterns that are causing your current challenges. Finding this healthy balance between acceptance and change will lead to more peace, satisfaction and happiness in your daily life” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 563-7004 e-mail: SDeutsch@lakescenter.com Susan received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1986. She has 30+ years of clinical experience treating clients with a wide range of issues. Her practice includes adult men and women of all ages, who are trying to bring about positive change in their lives. Her approach is eclectic, using a broad range of techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and supportive psychotherapies. ​ Areas of specialty include: Depression Stress management and anxiety reduction Relationship issues Marital and divorce counseling Parenting issues Adults of all ages struggling with life transition issues Adult issues stemming from childhood abuse and neglect Mood Disorders with co-morbid substance abuse Dr. Elrom, brings more than 30 years of experience in providing treatment to all age groups – children and their families to older adults. ​ Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Trichotillomania Emotion Regulation Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Chronic Pain ​ Dr. Elrom received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University. She utilizes a short-term, solution-focused approach to treatment. Dr. Elrom is skilled in applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Relaxation Techniques and other Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Exposure-Based treatments for disorders such as OCD and PTSD. Schedule with Dr. Elrom through her email or calling her direct line. Lisa Elrom, PHD Clinical Psychologist "If we are able to look deeply into our suffering and embrace it tenderly, great compassion can be born" - Thich Nhat Hahn appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 227-3697 e-mail: LElrom@lakescenter.com Victoria Harrington, LMSW, ACSW Clinical Social Worker "The therapy experience is each individual's unique journey of self discovery, which provides an opportunity for healing and personal growth within the accepting environment of the therapeutic relationship.” appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 349-8934 e-mail: VHarrington@lakescenter.com Victoria Harrington is a Licensed Masters Social Worker and received her Masters Degree of Social Work from the University of Michigan. During her career as a clinical social worker, for over 40 years, she has worked in a variety of mental health clinics and family service agencies. Her practice includes treatment of adults of all ages and older adolescent, through individual, marital, couples or family therapy, based on client needs. ​ Special Interest Areas include: Adjustment Disorders which occur in response to a major life event, change or crisis. Anxiety and Panic Disorders Depression Women in Transition Young Adults with transitional issues Marital and Couple therapy Pre Marital Counseling Divorce related issues ​ Vicki works with her clients to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship to determine the goals of treatment. Treatment approaches and techniques utilized to achieve these goals include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, mindfulness, and relaxation and stress management techniques. The client is helped to alleviate distress and improve his or her quality of life and relationships. Adam received his Master's of Social Work from Michigan State University. He has experience in residential and the community mental health settings. His practice includes helping those with personality disorders with a focus on Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma/PTSD, and those who struggle with Substance Abuse/Addiction. He has 100+ hours of training in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and is certified in PE (Prolonged Exposure) trauma therapy. Adam is also a veteran who welcomes veterans and their families seeking help. His approach is based on acceptance and change, helping people accept where they are and making the changes that will lead them to a fulfilling life worth living. ​ Substance Abuse Addiction Anger Management Self-Esteem issues Emotional Awareness Emotion Regulation Self-Harm Communication Effectiveness Distress Tolerance Trauma/PTSD Veterans and their families Anxiety Depression Adolescents ​ Schedule with Adam by calling our office or by emailing him directly! Adam Horski, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “Mindful solution focused therapy, emphasizing long term coping skills through DBT and DBT informed therapy”. appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (810) 908-1259 e-mail: AHorski@lakescenter.com Shannon McInchak, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “I'm all about finding a balance. Balancing the things you can change, as well as practicing acceptance for things that can't be changed." appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (734) 931-0647 e-mail: SMcInchak@lakescenter.com Shannon has been working in the social work field for over 10 years. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University in 2015 and has been working as a therapist for the last five years. Shannon has worked with survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and trauma as well as those with various mental and physical illnesses seeking help in primary care. She has experience working with all ages, but her passion is working with adults who are struggling with PTSD and anxiety. ​ Areas of Specialty: Trauma and PTSD Anxiety Disorders Stress Management Depression Life Transitions Low Self Esteem ​ Shannon’s goal in therapy is to create a close collaboration and help clients feel safe exploring their innermost thoughts, feelings and experiences. Her approach to therapy is tailored to your individual needs and includes trauma informed practices like Cognitive Processing Therapy, Written Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavior Activation. Shannon also feels incorporating mindfulness practices can be very healing for people struggling with PTSD, Anxiety and chronic stress. When she’s not working with clients, she enjoys practicing yoga, sewing, playing video games, snuggling her pets and reading. ​ If you are interested in seeing Shannon, you can contact her directly to schedule an appointment. Emails preferred. Laura received her Master of Social Work from Michigan State University and has post graduate training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) , and Radically-Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT). As a mental health professional with extensive experience in residential treatment and collaborating with treatment providers across the country, Laura has found that essential to meaningful treatment is the therapeutic alliance between a client and therapist. Laura believes that within each person is the ability to learn, change, and grow when given the opportunity and tools to do so. ​ Areas of Specialization Include: Borderline Personality Disorder Disorders of Emotional Overcontrol Schizophrenia and other thought disorders Adjustment Disorders Stress Management Anxiety Disorders Depression and other mood disorders Laura Mueller, LMSW, ACSW Clinical Social Worker "I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 863-1859 e-mail: LMueller@lakescenter.com Linda Sherman, LMSW Clinical Social Worker “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain” - Dolly Parton appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 880-8087 e-mail: LSherman@lakescenter.com Linda is a licensed master social worker receiving her degree from Wayne State University in 1994. She works with a wide range of clients from the ages 18 and up. Areas of experience have been with Family and Youth assistance, and currently in clinical outpatient therapy. Linda has experience and very good outcomes with the LGBT community and hope to continue to service this community. ​ She treats a range of problem areas and concerns, including: ​ Individuals, couples, family, marriage and pre-marriage Blended family issues Domestic violence-emotional, verbal and physical LGBT Depression, anxiety, grief and adjustment Women-empowerment/self-esteem issues ​ Her approach to treatment is tailored to the individual, family or couple to maximize optimal results, client trust and satisfaction. Her approach is interactive using cognitive/ behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused and goal oriented modalities, as needed. The ultimate goal is to promote self growth, awareness and change. Schedule with Linda by calling our office, her direct line or by visiting our patient portal! Josephine is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has over 20 years experience treating young adults and seniors using methods customized to the individual including: cognitive/behavioral therapy, mindfulness, insight therapy and relaxation/ stress reduction techniques. Issues focused on include: Depression, Anxiety/Panic, OCD Relationship issues Women's issues Low self-esteem Adjustment to life changes: Loss from death of a loved one, divorce, job, fertility problems Obstacles to personal/professional growth Chronic pain management and other disorders related to adjustment to a medical condition Anorexia/bulimia and body image issues Jo is problem focused and goal-oriented with a commitment to facilitating positive change. Josephine Salem, LMSW Clinical Social Worker "Make a positive change with Hope, Purpose, Wisdom and Fulfillment" appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 736-9373 e-mail: JSalem@lakescenter.com Marina Pesserl, PhD, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor “Happiness belongs to you...Allow this one correction to be placed within your mind...Then welcome all the happiness it brings as truth replaces fear, and joy becomes what you expect.” - Helen Schuman appointments: (248) 859-2457 direct line: (248) 910-1591 e-mail: MPesserl@lakescenter.com Marina Pesserl, PhD, LPC. Marina is a board certified licensed professional counselor in private practice in West Bloomfield, Michigan. She offers help to young adults and older. Marina’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, parenting, perinatal adjustments and mood disorders, couples therapy, domestic violence, and post-traumatic stress. In addition, Marina is an approved clinical supervisor supporting novice counselors obtain their full professional license. ​ For over twelve years, Marina specialized in helping women with perinatal mood disorders and their families during her work with the Beaumont Health System’s Parenting Program. An undergraduate degree in educational psychology was obtained in Argentina. After living in Germany for thirteen years, Marina moved to the US where she obtained a master’s degree in community counseling from Siena Heights University in Michigan, and a doctorate in health psychology from Walden University. Her research focused on implementing mindfulness-based stress reduction to the treatment of postpartum depression and anxiety. ​ Marina has provided Mental Health First Aid instruction to the community around the Detroit metropolitan area including the Hispanic, public safety, military and higher education populations while working with local mental health agencies. Within the Mental Health First Aid area, Marina served as a National Trainer and a Quality Evaluator for the National Council of Behavioral Health. ​ Marina’s theoretical orientation is integrative of client-centered, brief solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic perspectives. She has a holistic approach to counseling that, when appropriate and conducive to your general wellbeing, may include the option of mindfulness and hypnotherapy.

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