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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.

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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.

 

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Prescribers

NEW PATIENTS: Please call (248) 859-2457 to set up an appointment with the prescribers.

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Lisa Coram, DO

Psychiatrist

"Always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

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. 

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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 for CURRENT patients only: DGutchak@lakescenter.com

Accepting new patients for medication management.

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.

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Kelly graduated from Oakland University in 2014 with her master’s in nursing earning a Family Nurse Practitioner certificate. In 2020 she obtained her post master’s certificate as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Early in her career in family practice, Kelly knew that she wanted to further her education in psychiatry and help patients to receive the mental health care that they needed.

 

Kelly believes in a holistic approach to mental health care as well as the importance of good therapeutic relationships with her patients and their families. Kelly will be seeing children and adolescents as well as adults.

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Kelly Gamache, PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are, gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”

- Fred Rogers

appointments: (248) 859-2457
phone: (248) 859-2457

e-mail for CURRENT patients onlyKGamache@lakescenter.com

Accepting new patients for medication management including children and adolescents.

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Angela Stathopoulos is a 2002 graduate of Michigan State University's College of Nursing and a 2005 graduate of Wayne State University's College of Nursing's Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing Program. She is ANCC board certified as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Angela comes to Lakes Psychiatric Center with over 17 years of full time work experience as an NP in outpatient psychiatry.

Angela holds special interest in the treatment of refractory depression using strategies beyond the typically necessary SSRI's and psychotherapy venturing into options including TMS, SPRAVATO, add on antidepressants, Lithium, vibrational frequency, and Botox injections of the forehead and eleven lines. 

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Angela Stathopoulos,
PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner

We will need to try some things.  We might need to try a lot of things.  Just know, we will keep trying all the way until we get there.

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Therapists

To easily find a Therapist with availabilities that matches your needs, click here for our handy, sortable Therapy Staff Chart.

NEW PATIENTS: Please contact the chosen therapist (call or email) directly to set up an appointment.

Then call (248) 859-2457 to provide patient information and to get the new patient paperwork. It is also available on the FORMS page.

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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

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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

 
 

Ashli received her Master's of Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.  She has experience in inpatient, outpatient, and community health settings.  Her practice includes helping those with personality disorders, Trauma/PTSD, and those who struggle with relational issues. She has taken additional training on how to advocate and treat those who have experienced sexual assault as well as mindfulness techniques and helping clients to recognize their coping skills and strengths.  Her method is based on unconditional positive regard for her clients and validation all through a DBT intensive lens, helping people on their journey to wellness.

Specialties include:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Self-harm

  • Anxiety

  • Sexuality/Kink/BDSM

  • Stress Management

  • Substance Use

  • Women’s issues

  • Relationship issues

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Stress Management

  • Depression and other mood disorders

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Ashli Brennan, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

"It's ok to not be ok."

 - Anonymous

appointments: (248) 859-2457
direct line: (312) 967-6619
e-mail: ABrennan@lakescenter.com


Accepting patients for DBT program only.

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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."

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.

appointments: (248) 859-2457
direct line: (248) 685-0701
e-mail: TBrowning@lakescenter.com


Accepting new patients for Telehealth only.

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Olivia is a Licensed Master of Social Work and psychotherapist who graduated from Wayne State University in 2019 where she studied art therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. She has clinical experience working with children, families, and adults in community mental health outpatient settings. She has received training as a Family Support Model Practitioner through the Ruth Ellis Center to support LGBTQ+ youth and families and is nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy.

Her therapeutic orientation is grounded in humanistic, strengths-based values and the belief that all persons are capable of thriving when their needs are met. She utilizes attachment, trauma, art, CBT, mindfulness, and play therapy informed interventions to empower clients to strengthen relationships, champion trauma, enhance coping abilities, and expand insight.

 

Olivia is intentional about being curious about each person’s unique experience and forming a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients; bringing authenticity, cultural humility, empathy, non-judgment, humor, and creativity into the work. She is eager to connect with and support children, adolescents, young adults, and parents in managing:

 

  • Life transitions

  • Social skill building and social functioning

  • LGBTQ+ specific matters

  • Behavioral challenges

  • Interpersonal relationships

  • ADHD related symptoms

  • Emotion regulation

  • Traumatic stress 

  • Self-esteem 

  • Grief and loss

  • Depression and anxiety

appointments: (248) 859-2457
direct line: (313) 389-6316
e-mail: OBurlison@lakescenter.com


Accepting new patients.

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Olivia Burlison, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do“

- Brené Brown 

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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”

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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 any age struggling with life transition issues, and mood disorders with co-morbid substance abuse.

 

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 causing your current challenges. Finding this healthy balance between acceptance and change will lead to more peace, satisfaction and happiness in your daily life.

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

  • Mood Disorders with co-morbid substance abuse

 
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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


Accepting new patients.

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

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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

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.

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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.

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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

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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 

Available only through the Lakes DBT Center. 

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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


Accepting patients for DBT program only.

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Also at Looking Glass Counseling and Life Center location in Vernon, MI.

 
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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

Accepting new patients for Telehealth only.

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.

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Kathleen Mahoney, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”

- Confucius

Telehealth Visits Only

appointments: (248) 859-2457
direct line: (517) 962-8832
e-mail: KMahoney@lakescenter.com


Accepting new patients.

Kathleen Mahoney LMSW is a fully licensed clinical therapist who graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Postgraduate she functioned as a Medical Social Worker in both a hospital and homecare settings. These positions afforded her the opportunity to assist with many medical diagnoses and treatments including chronic pain, heart disease, COPD, oncology and hospice. She utilizes this knowledge in her treatment process.

 

Before joining Lakes Psychiatric Center PLLC, she was a Clinical Therapist at A Healing Place LLC for over two years. Prior to this experience she worked as a Clinical Therapist at Henry Ford Jackson Behavioral Health for twenty years. Kathleen practices from both a holistic and strength-based perspective to assist clients with creating personal goals that can then become the actions that improve their daily life. She has training in treating multiple diagnoses including women’s issues, depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, relationship issues and life transitions with her treatment focused on the use of cognitive behavioral therapy while incorporating other models as well.

 

Kathleen believes that therapy is a substantial investment involving significant time and energy and she enjoys aiding people who need guidance with discovering the areas of their life that create concern and are blocking their ability to find contentment. Kathleen works with individuals ages 18 and older as well as couples. One of the aspects of therapy that Kathleen values most is in constructing a safe and trustworthy environment for clients to be able to confidently share their thoughts and feelings so they can begin the journey of self-healing and fulfill internal objectives.

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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

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

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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: (989) 390-1230

e-mail: LMueller@lakescenter.com


Accepting patients for DBT program only.

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 

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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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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

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Ashley Rubel, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

– Albus Dumbledore

appointments: (248) 859-2457
direct line: (248) 462-6514
e-mail: ARubel@lakescenter.com


Accepting new adult and
child/adolescent patients.

Ashley earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Wayne State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a development plan counselor with the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals. Prior to joining the Lakes Psychiatric Center team, Ashley worked at a non-profit organization, which provided her with invaluable clinical experience, treating a wide range of presenting problems in persons 6 years and older through individual, group, and family therapy. She practices trauma-informed care and places an emphasis on developing a strong therapeutic relationship, which is the foundation for effective treatment. She believes that you are the expert on yourself and your goals, and partners with you sharing her own knowledge on treating mental health and substance use disorders to develop a clear plan to elicit change. Ashley strives to provide a safe, compassionate space free of judgement to process life experiences and learn skills to better manage symptoms. She uses an integrated approach to treatment, drawing upon a variety of therapeutic techniques based on individual needs. Frequently utilized techniques include person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play-based therapy techniques, motivational interviewing, reality therapy, gestalt therapy, and psychoeducation.

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