Copyright 2019 Counseling and Therapy Associates

Copyright 2019 Counseling and Therapy Associates

OUR STAFF

OUR STAFF

David R. Wright, MA, LPC, CHT

David R. Wright, MA, LPC, CHT

Graduate School: Wayne State University

Graduate School: Wayne State University

Clinical Director

Clinical Director

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist

Specialties:  Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Depression, Anxiety, Fears & Phobias, Sexual Issues. 

Specialties:  Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Depression, Anxiety, Fears & Phobias, Sexual Issues. 

Approach:  My approach to therapy is goal oriented and focuses on the entire individual and support system. I believe in a client centered approach which considers each individuals personality and background. I also focus my treatment with a “rational” approach which examines undesirable and destructive thought patterns. I am also a Certified Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist and see clients who seek to make changes using hypnosis (such as weight loss, smoking cessation, removing insomnia, sports performance improvement among many other things). 

Approach:  My approach to therapy is goal oriented and focuses on the entire individual and support system. I believe in a client centered approach which considers each individuals personality and background. I also focus my treatment with a “rational” approach which examines undesirable and destructive thought patterns. I am also a Certified Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist and see clients who seek to make changes using hypnosis (such as weight loss, smoking cessation, removing insomnia, sports performance improvement among many other things). 

Personal Statement: I began working to help others at a young age of 17. I spent 7 summers during my education working as a counselor for adolescents at a summer camp. I pursued my desire to help people by completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and my Master’s Degree in Counseling. I believe everyone has difficulties and struggles in life and we can all benefit for taking the time to improve ourselves which in turn provides the opportunity for a positive, well-adjusted and happy life.

Personal Statement: I began working to help others at a young age of 17. I spent 7 summers during my education working as a counselor for adolescents at a summer camp. I pursued my desire to help people by completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and my Master’s Degree in Counseling. I believe everyone has difficulties and struggles in life and we can all benefit for taking the time to improve ourselves which in turn provides the opportunity for a positive, well-adjusted and happy life.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist

Certified Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist

Populations Served:  Adults, Adolescents

Populations Served:  Adults, Adolescents

Patricia Spence, MA, LMSW

Patricia Spence, MA, LMSW

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Graduate School: University of Michigan

Graduate School: University of Michigan

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Social Work, Licensed Master Social Worker 

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Social Work, Licensed Master Social Worker 

Specialties:  My training has allowed me to obtain broad skills and an ability to work with a wide range of issues.  I work with children, adolescents and adults.  I have a special interest in family therapy, couples/marriage issues and trauma. 

Specialties:  My training has allowed me to obtain broad skills and an ability to work with a wide range of issues.  I work with children, adolescents and adults.  I have a special interest in family therapy, couples/marriage issues and trauma. 

Populations Served:  I work with children, adolescents and adults.  I have a special interest in family therapy, couples/marriage issues and trauma. 

Populations Served:  I work with children, adolescents and adults.  I have a special interest in family therapy, couples/marriage issues and trauma. 

Approach:   I am strength based in that I am always focused on the strengths that my clients already bring with them to help resolve issues.  I believe this is a more positive and effective way to proceed in therapy.

Approach:   I am strength based in that I am always focused on the strengths that my clients already bring with them to help resolve issues.  I believe this is a more positive and effective way to proceed in therapy.

Personal Statement: In my lifetime I have always been directed toward the role of advocate.  It made sense to pursue a career in psychology/social work.  My personality allows me to work with empathy, humor and confrontation when needed. 

Personal Statement: In my lifetime I have always been directed toward the role of advocate.  It made sense to pursue a career in psychology/social work.  My personality allows me to work with empathy, humor and confrontation when needed. 

Terricka Lewis MA, LPC

Terricka Lewis MA, LPC

Licensed Master Social Worker

Licensed Master Social Worker

Graduate School: Sienna Heights University

Graduate School: Sienna Heights University

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties:  Working with at risk teenagers, behavioral children and adolescents, cognitively impaired, grief and loss, trauma and victimization, sexual, physical and mental abuse, anxiety and depression 

Specialties:  Working with at risk teenagers, behavioral children and adolescents, cognitively impaired, grief and loss, trauma and victimization, sexual, physical and mental abuse, anxiety and depression 

Populations Served:  I work with children, adolescents and adults.  I have a special interest in family therapy, couples/marriage issues and trauma. and sexual issues. 

Populations Served:  I work with children, adolescents and adults.  I have a special interest in family therapy, couples/marriage issues and trauma. and sexual issues. 

Approach:  I believe in order for counseling to be effective both you and I must be actively involved in developing goals and assessing progress. I believe counseling is a progress that requires work in and out of sessions. Developing coping skills and resources, and changing yourself so when participating in everyday life become a more positive experience.

Approach:  I believe in order for counseling to be effective both you and I must be actively involved in developing goals and assessing progress. I believe counseling is a progress that requires work in and out of sessions. Developing coping skills and resources, and changing yourself so when participating in everyday life become a more positive experience.

Personal Statement: I enjoy helping those who are willing to help themselves. My approach to therapy in client centered your goal is my goal.         

Personal Statement: I enjoy helping those who are willing to help themselves. My approach to therapy in client centered your goal is my goal.         

Psychiatrist

Psychiatrist

Heminder Singh, MD

Heminder Singh, MD

Degree & License: MD (Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry)

Degree & License: MD (Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry)

Specialties:  Psychopharmacological management of Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Bipolar and Psychotic Disorders. 

Specialties:  Psychopharmacological management of Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Bipolar and Psychotic Disorders. 

Populations Served: Adults

Populations Served: Adults

Approach:  Studies indicate clearly that a combination of Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology is more effective than either treatment alone.  I strongly encourage my patients to encase in Psychotherapy (Psychoanalytic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dailectical Behavior Therapy).  I believe patients benefit from the practice of meditation, mindfulness and guided relaxation exercises.

Approach:  Studies indicate clearly that a combination of Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology is more effective than either treatment alone.  I strongly encourage my patients to encase in Psychotherapy (Psychoanalytic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dailectical Behavior Therapy).  I believe patients benefit from the practice of meditation, mindfulness and guided relaxation exercises.

Personal Statement: I graduated from Wayne State University Psychiatry residency in 1989.  I have worked in various settings including office, hospitals, and crisis clinics.  I am a Consulting Psychiatrist for several nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the area. 

Personal Statement: I graduated from Wayne State University Psychiatry residency in 1989.  I have worked in various settings including office, hospitals, and crisis clinics.  I am a Consulting Psychiatrist for several nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the area. 

Medical School: Wayne State University

Medical School: Wayne State University

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Celia Kowalczyk MA, LLPC

Celia Kowalczyk MA, LLPC

Graduate School: South University

Graduate School: South University

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling, Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling, Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties:  Children, adolescents, adults; life transitions; stress; depression; anxiety; relationship issues; self esteem. 

Specialties:  Children, adolescents, adults; life transitions; stress; depression; anxiety; relationship issues; self esteem. 

Populations Served:  Adults, adolescents and children

Populations Served:  Adults, adolescents and children

Approach:  My approach is to treat the individual as a whole, a  holistic approach is best to work through life’s difficulties. Taking a look at a individual as a whole and their experiences in life, can shed light on the best way to work with a client and their needs.

Approach:  My approach is to treat the individual as a whole, a  holistic approach is best to work through life’s difficulties. Taking a look at a individual as a whole and their experiences in life, can shed light on the best way to work with a client and their needs.

Personal Statement: I would like to be a beacon of support for those in need. As a therapist I strive to help others at the most sensitive times in their lives. I hope to help clients become a happier, healthier and achieve better quality of life than before seeking treatment.

Personal Statement: I would like to be a beacon of support for those in need. As a therapist I strive to help others at the most sensitive times in their lives. I hope to help clients become a happier, healthier and achieve better quality of life than before seeking treatment.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Kelly Mainville MA, LPC

Kelly Mainville MA, LPC

Graduate School: University of Phoenix

Graduate School: University of Phoenix

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling,  Licensed Professional Counselor

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling,  Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties:  Children (ages 5+) and adolescents; adults; grief and loss; LGBTQ+ issues; life transitions/job loss; divorce/relationship loss; health; pregnancy; post-partum issues; trauma; anxiety; depression; stress management; anger management.  I have an extensive history in working with children and families providing parent education and relationship based therapeutic approaches.

Specialties:  Children (ages 5+) and adolescents; adults; grief and loss; LGBTQ+ issues; life transitions/job loss; divorce/relationship loss; health; pregnancy; post-partum issues; trauma; anxiety; depression; stress management; anger management.  I have an extensive history in working with children and families providing parent education and relationship based therapeutic approaches.

Populations Served:  Adults, adolescents and children

Populations Served:  Adults, adolescents and children

Approach:  I take a person-centered approach to therapy-meaning therapy is merely a guide to assisting the client in finding answers they already have inside of them to solve the problems that bring them to the office.  A client's treatment is their treatment and will be tailored to meet their individual needs, wants and desires.  I meet the client where they are at emotionally and mentally to help them set realistic and attainable goals that set them up for personal success. 

Approach:  I take a person-centered approach to therapy-meaning therapy is merely a guide to assisting the client in finding answers they already have inside of them to solve the problems that bring them to the office.  A client's treatment is their treatment and will be tailored to meet their individual needs, wants and desires.  I meet the client where they are at emotionally and mentally to help them set realistic and attainable goals that set them up for personal success. 

Personal Statement: I believe a client is a wholly unique individual and mental distress/illness are only one part of the whole person and do not define them.  My hope is I can assist the client in not only meeting their established goals, but finding the self-determination, respect, and esteem they need to continue facing life challenges with confidence and self-assurance. 

Personal Statement: I believe a client is a wholly unique individual and mental distress/illness are only one part of the whole person and do not define them.  My hope is I can assist the client in not only meeting their established goals, but finding the self-determination, respect, and esteem they need to continue facing life challenges with confidence and self-assurance. 

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Rosalind Simpson MA, LPC

Rosalind Simpson MA, LPC

Graduate School: Ashland University

Graduate School: Ashland University

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling,  Licensed Professional Counselor

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling,  Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties:  I work with adolescents, adults, couples, families, religious issues, parenting skills, depression, adjustment to life changes, conflict resolution, childhood trauma that inhibits growth and progress in present life, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual abuse, anxiety and bereavement.

Specialties:  I work with adolescents, adults, couples, families, religious issues, parenting skills, depression, adjustment to life changes, conflict resolution, childhood trauma that inhibits growth and progress in present life, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual abuse, anxiety and bereavement.

Populations Served:  Adults, adolescents and children

Populations Served:  Adults, adolescents and children

Approach:  In life we all experience situations that result in conflict or trauma in relationships that we are sometimes unable to resolve on our own. It’s my goal to help you identify difficulties and provide a safe setting for you to create healthier resolutions to life’s pressures.

Approach:  In life we all experience situations that result in conflict or trauma in relationships that we are sometimes unable to resolve on our own. It’s my goal to help you identify difficulties and provide a safe setting for you to create healthier resolutions to life’s pressures.

Personal Statement: I began helping people over 30 years ago. I spent over 20 years working with children and adolescents in my church and eight years as a mentor to children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and participated in the adult support groups at a nonprofit agency. Additional settings include home-based, residential, outpatient and hospital. I followed my desire to help people by completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and my Master’s Degree in Counseling. I understand that people suffer at times from medical issues, substance misuse, emotional and/or family discord that may cause us to get overwhelmed. I strongly believe that people are resilient and with the proper support we can all have positive outcomes.

Personal Statement: I began helping people over 30 years ago. I spent over 20 years working with children and adolescents in my church and eight years as a mentor to children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and participated in the adult support groups at a nonprofit agency. Additional settings include home-based, residential, outpatient and hospital. I followed my desire to help people by completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and my Master’s Degree in Counseling. I understand that people suffer at times from medical issues, substance misuse, emotional and/or family discord that may cause us to get overwhelmed. I strongly believe that people are resilient and with the proper support we can all have positive outcomes.

Psychotherapist, Clinical Nurse Specialist Board Certified, Advanced Addictions Therapist Board Certified

Psychotherapist, Clinical Nurse Specialist Board Certified, Advanced Addictions Therapist Board Certified

Sandra Taranto, RN, PMH, CS-BC, CAAC

Sandra Taranto, RN, PMH, CS-BC, CAAC

Graduate School: Wayne State University

Graduate School: Wayne State University

Degree & License: Masters in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Advanced Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified, Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor-Board Certified

Degree & License: Masters in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Advanced Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified, Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor-Board Certified

Specialties:  Adolescents, adults, couples.  Depression, anxiety-stress related issues, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress disorder/trauma, pain management, anger management, impact of physical illness on mental health, impact of care-giving on the mental health of care-givers, substance abuse (alcohol and drugs), co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, other addictions (food, gambling, etc.). 

Specialties:  Adolescents, adults, couples.  Depression, anxiety-stress related issues, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress disorder/trauma, pain management, anger management, impact of physical illness on mental health, impact of care-giving on the mental health of care-givers, substance abuse (alcohol and drugs), co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, other addictions (food, gambling, etc.). 

Populations Served:  Adults, adolescents and children

Populations Served:  Adults, adolescents and children

Approach: I believe many people sincerely want to change but do not know how to begin and feel hopeless.  Past decisions and behavior seem impossible to forget and although the past cannot be changed, the hope lies in being able to change how one reacts to it in the present.  My approach, through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, is to offer tools and strategies to begin the process of change and to sustain those changes into the future. 

Approach: I believe many people sincerely want to change but do not know how to begin and feel hopeless.  Past decisions and behavior seem impossible to forget and although the past cannot be changed, the hope lies in being able to change how one reacts to it in the present.  My approach, through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, is to offer tools and strategies to begin the process of change and to sustain those changes into the future. 

Personal Statement: I believe my nursing background as a healer, has given me the ability to understand the impact of thoughts and behaviors, not only on one's mental health but on one's physical health as well.  I am thereby able to help others to address the change from a very holistic perspective. 

Personal Statement: I believe my nursing background as a healer, has given me the ability to understand the impact of thoughts and behaviors, not only on one's mental health but on one's physical health as well.  I am thereby able to help others to address the change from a very holistic perspective. 

Not currently taking new clients

Not currently taking new clients

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Jaime Janiec MA, LLPC

Jaime Janiec MA, LLPC

Graduate School: Wayne State University

Graduate School: Wayne State University

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling,  Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling,  Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties:  Adolescents, Adults, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Self- Esteem, Trauma, and PTSD. 

Specialties:  Adolescents, Adults, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Self- Esteem, Trauma, and PTSD. 

Populations Served:  Adults and adolescents 

Populations Served:  Adults and adolescents 

Approach: My approach to counseling and therapy is client centered and is tailored to meet every individual’s unique and separate needs. I also focus my treatment on cognitions and emotions that are related to specific behaviors and work together with client’s to achieve their individual goals of therapy. This is done by recognizing maladaptive thoughts and working to create a more positive quality of life for the client in various areas. 

Approach: My approach to counseling and therapy is client centered and is tailored to meet every individual’s unique and separate needs. I also focus my treatment on cognitions and emotions that are related to specific behaviors and work together with client’s to achieve their individual goals of therapy. This is done by recognizing maladaptive thoughts and working to create a more positive quality of life for the client in various areas. 

Personal Statement: Ever since I can remember I have been interested in the way thoughts, feelings, and emotions work and influence our lives. Paired with that, I have always had compassion for those in need and wanted to find a way to use my passion to make an impact in the lives of those I get to encounter. I believe that all people can benefit from counseling. It provides a safe place for expression, self- awareness, revelation, and healing that can change the course and quality of one’s life. I went to Oakland University for my Bachelor’s in Psychology and have my Master's in Counseling from Wayne State University. 

Personal Statement: Ever since I can remember I have been interested in the way thoughts, feelings, and emotions work and influence our lives. Paired with that, I have always had compassion for those in need and wanted to find a way to use my passion to make an impact in the lives of those I get to encounter. I believe that all people can benefit from counseling. It provides a safe place for expression, self- awareness, revelation, and healing that can change the course and quality of one’s life. I went to Oakland University for my Bachelor’s in Psychology and have my Master's in Counseling from Wayne State University. 

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Joanna Pavel MA, LLPC

Joanna Pavel MA, LLPC

Graduate School: University of Phoenix

Graduate School: University of Phoenix

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling,  Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling,  Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties:  My areas of practice include childhood and adult trauma, PTSD, acute trauma, co-occurring disorders,  depression, anxiety, grief, obsessive-compulsive behavior, ADD/ADHD, bipolar, relationship problems, anger management, relationship problems, self-esteem/self-worth, and behavioral problems. While I am not CAADC certified, I do have experience working with individuals who have substance use disorders.

Specialties:  My areas of practice include childhood and adult trauma, PTSD, acute trauma, co-occurring disorders,  depression, anxiety, grief, obsessive-compulsive behavior, ADD/ADHD, bipolar, relationship problems, anger management, relationship problems, self-esteem/self-worth, and behavioral problems. While I am not CAADC certified, I do have experience working with individuals who have substance use disorders.

Populations Served:  Adults and adolescents (age 15 and up)

Populations Served:  Adults and adolescents (age 15 and up)

Personal Statement: I believe therapy is a journey of self discovery, change, growth, and healing.  I use a integrated therapy of Mindfulness Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to assist my clients in their therapeutic journey.  I am  open and accepting of individuals experiencing negative energy in their lives that does not come from usual sources.  I use meditation and mindfulness to help ground and bring positive light and energy back into an individual's life.  My hope for all that embark on this therapeutic journey is that you can move out of the darkness and into the light.  Namaste.

Personal Statement: I believe therapy is a journey of self discovery, change, growth, and healing.  I use a integrated therapy of Mindfulness Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to assist my clients in their therapeutic journey.  I am  open and accepting of individuals experiencing negative energy in their lives that does not come from usual sources.  I use meditation and mindfulness to help ground and bring positive light and energy back into an individual's life.  My hope for all that embark on this therapeutic journey is that you can move out of the darkness and into the light.  Namaste.

Not currently taking new clients

Not currently taking new clients

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

David English MA, LPC

David English MA, LPC

Graduate School: University Of Michigan

Graduate School: University Of Michigan

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling,  Licensed Professional Counselor

Degree & License: Master's Degree in Counseling,  Licensed Professional Counselor

Populations Served:  Adults and adolescents 

Populations Served:  Adults and adolescents 

Personal Statement: David English is a post-master's level Counseling Psychologist with over 30 years as a substance abuse and mental health clinician.  His highly skilled specialties are the following: substance abuse therapy for both the individual and the family members impacted by the substance abusing individual; personality disorders therapy and those significant other's closely impacted by the personality disordered individual; trauma disorders therapy; treatment for all the mood disorders including but not limited to Bi-Polar, Depression and Anxiety; Adolescent Substance Abuse and Mental Health disorders therapy and the family members impacted by the substance abuse and mentally ill adolescent; Relationship and Marital Therapy; Men's Issues; and Stress management and Anger management therapies as well.His prior clinical work experiences include, but not limited to, working with primarily substance abuse prisoners as a substance abuse therapist providing group and individual therapy in the Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) Program; providing individual therapy to the Level 4 Risk population Michigan Department of Corrections as part of mental health treatment teams providing psychologist treatment services in the Acute level of care crisis management, diagnostic and assessment program and Residential Treatment Program; Lead Director and Clinical Therapist for an Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program in a hospital setting and EAP counselor. He is also a State of Michigan certified Supervisor/Consultant with hopes to be a nationally certified Supervisor/Consultant by 2020.His passion is working with individuals from ages 13 to the older senior populations to help them understand their mental health and/or substance abuse complications and to help them toward admitting and accepting their mental health and/or substance abuse conditions as treatable problems that can be managed effectively for ongoing success toward a quality stable lifestyle while enhancing their productive, quality lifestyle outcomes for their overall well-being.

Personal Statement: David English is a post-master's level Counseling Psychologist with over 30 years as a substance abuse and mental health clinician.  His highly skilled specialties are the following: substance abuse therapy for both the individual and the family members impacted by the substance abusing individual; personality disorders therapy and those significant other's closely impacted by the personality disordered individual; trauma disorders therapy; treatment for all the mood disorders including but not limited to Bi-Polar, Depression and Anxiety; Adolescent Substance Abuse and Mental Health disorders therapy and the family members impacted by the substance abuse and mentally ill adolescent; Relationship and Marital Therapy; Men's Issues; and Stress management and Anger management therapies as well.His prior clinical work experiences include, but not limited to, working with primarily substance abuse prisoners as a substance abuse therapist providing group and individual therapy in the Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) Program; providing individual therapy to the Level 4 Risk population Michigan Department of Corrections as part of mental health treatment teams providing psychologist treatment services in the Acute level of care crisis management, diagnostic and assessment program and Residential Treatment Program; Lead Director and Clinical Therapist for an Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program in a hospital setting and EAP counselor. He is also a State of Michigan certified Supervisor/Consultant with hopes to be a nationally certified Supervisor/Consultant by 2020.His passion is working with individuals from ages 13 to the older senior populations to help them understand their mental health and/or substance abuse complications and to help them toward admitting and accepting their mental health and/or substance abuse conditions as treatable problems that can be managed effectively for ongoing success toward a quality stable lifestyle while enhancing their productive, quality lifestyle outcomes for their overall well-being.

Available on Fridays and Saturdays only

Available on Fridays and Saturdays only

Not currently taking new clients

Not currently taking new clients

Not currently taking new clients

Not currently taking new clients