Partners in Change:

Psychological and Community Services, PLC

Ann L. Date, Psy.D., LP

Dr. Ann Date is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-owner, with her husband Dr. Tom Olson, of Partners in Change.  Dr. Date has provided consultations to corrections, mental health, and domestic violence prevention agencies.  She has written treatment protocols that are used in state prisons, trained clinicians statewide, and has evaluated treatment and education programs for substance abusing adult offenders.  Dr. Date is also adjunct faculty at Central Michigan University and has conducted research and written publications in the area of substance abuse, violence, problem solving, and self-control.  She provides individual, marital, and family treatment for a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, and anger control problems.  

 

Thomas J. Olson, Psy.D., LP

Dr. Tom Olson is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-owner, with his wife, Dr. Ann Date, of Partners in Change.  Dr. Olson has consulted to Michigan Department of Corrections, mental health agencies, and schools. He is also adjunct faculty at Central Michigan University.  He has written treatment protocols that are used in state prisons, trained clinicians statewide, and evaluated treatment and education programs for substance abusing adult offenders.  He collaborates with court systems in the treatment of adjudicated adolescents and their families.  He conducts competency to stand trial for juvenile offenders.  He is a Midland native, attended Sugnet Elementary, Jefferson Intermediate, and Dow High School.

 

Mark A. Deskovitz, Ph.D., LP

Dr. Mark Deskovitz earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2006.  Additionally, Dr. Deskovitz is Board-Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy with the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan.  In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Deskovitz is an adjunct professor at Central Michigan University and has numerous professional publications and presentations regarding his interest in psychometrics, assessments, and therapy.  Dr. Deskovitz specializes in psychological assessment and psychological treatment for individual, marital, family and group therapy for a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and anger disorders.  

 

Jennifer A. Lombardo, Ph.D., LP

Dr. Jennifer Lombardo earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2006.  She is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan.  Dr. Lombardo specializes in psychological treatment for individual, marital, and family therapy for adults.  Her primary interest is anxiety disorders.  In addition to clinical work, Dr. Lombardo  has numerous publications and presentations on assessments and therapy.  She is adjunct faculty at Central Michigan University and provides clinical supervision and training to Ph.D. students.  Dr. Lombardo enjoys reading, music, playing volleyball, camping, and spending time with her husband and son.

 

Erin N. Smith, Ph.D., LP

Dr. Erin Smith earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2013.  She is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan.  Dr. Smith has conducted numerous trainings and presentations on topics such as parent-child interaction therapy, juvenile sexual offending, and substance abuse treatment.  Dr. Smith has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with a variety of disorders including trauma, anxiety, depression, and conduct disorder.  She conducts psychological assessments and individual, marital, and family therapy for children and adults.  Dr. Smith specializes in child and family therapy, complex trauma as well as trauma-focused treatment.  Dr. Smith also runs an adult female substance abuse treatment group.  Dr. Smith likes to spend her free time doing yoga, reading and travelling.

 

Angela M. DuBois, MA, LLP

Ms. Angela Lijewski earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2008.  Previous to working at Partners in Change, Ms. Lijewski worked as a Psychologist at Northland Clinic, Innovative Rehabilitation Systems and PsychSystems P.C.  She was the Social Skills Program Facilitator for the Dog Interaction Research Project at Oakland University.  Ms. Lijewski provides individual, marital, and family therapy for children and adults; conducts psychological evaluations for Midland County courts and the Department of Human Services; and has an interest in working with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients. Ms. Lijewski facilitates the Dog On It Social Skills group for children at Partners in Change and is the founder of PAWSitive Helpers, which pairs hard-to-adopts shelter dogs with at-risk youth.  She enjoys spending time with her family and dog, watching the Detroit Lions and Tigers, and running, which includes recently completing a marathon in which she raised money for the Detroit Bully Corps, a dog rescue organization.

 

Molly M. Clore, MS, LLP

Mrs. Molly Clore earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2012. She is a Limited Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan. Previous to working at Partners in Change, Mrs. Clore worked at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and Psychological and Behavioral Consultants in Lansing, Michigan. Mrs. Clore conducts psychological assessments for youth and adults. She specializes in individual and family therapy for adolescents and adults utilizing cognitive-behavioral, family based, and mindfulness approaches. Mrs. Clore has experience treating substance use, chronic depression, anxiety, and severe mental illness. Her interests include traveling, reading, staying active and spending time with her husband and family.

 

Rebecca K. Brumm, MA, LPC

Rebecca Brumm has a Masters in professional counseling and is licensed by the state of Michigan. Though she has helped clients through a variety of challenges in her practice as a therapist since 2005, she specializes in helping people work on improving their body image and treating eating disorders. Her expertise in this area comes from a variety of perspectives: she is a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, a Health At Every Size (HAES) practitioner, a certified group fitness instructor and has worked as a health coach and a national health presenter for Cigna Health. For over a decade, she has experienced how an unhealthy relationship with one’s body can negatively affect the quality of life they live and how learning to nurture relationships with your body and with food can transform your entire life. She is passionate about helping people live happier lives by helping them to develop balance, compassion, connection, and acceptance.

 

Karen Clark, MA, LLP

Karen J. Clark, MA, LLP, had a teaching background before earning a degree in clinical psychology.  She first worked at the neuropsychological unit of Mid Michigan Medical Center and then in a private clinic as an individual and family therapist. Impressed by positive emerging research in Mindfulness-based stress reduction, Karen completed an eight week training internship at U-MASS Medical School with its originator, Jon Kabat-Zinn. Karen attends yearly nine day meditation retreats and completed a three month silent retreat in 2003 under Joseph Goldstein, the director of Insight Meditation Center in Barre, Massachusetts.  While Karen is retired and does not currently facilitate groups, she continues to consult with us to ensure quality programming.

 

Felix B. Smith, Ph.D., LP

Dr. Felix Smith received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2012.  He is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan.  In addition to his work at Partners in Change, Dr. Smith is a full time Assistant Professor at Ferris State University.  Dr. Smith has completed many presentations, grants and publications on different areas of mental health, has been working in the counseling field for over a decade, and has extensive experience in providing group and individual counseling.  Dr. Smith currently provides mental health services for forensic and non-forensic clients, and specializes in therapy related to substance abuse, sexual offending, court diversion programs, and serious mental illness.  

 

Anita P. Richards, LMSW

Ms. Anita Richards earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University in 1997 and also holds certification as a School Social Worker in the state of Michigan. Her background extends to outpatient, inpatient and educational settings.  Ms. Richards specializes in treatment with marital, family and individual therapy with adults and adolescents. Anita also runs Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Groups offered through the clinic.

 

Heidi L. Wale-Knizacky, MA, LLP

Ms. Heidi Wale earned an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University in 1999.  In addition to her work at Partners in Change, Ms. Wale has completed many presentations and publications on areas of interest in mental health and provides consultation to public mental health treatment agencies across Michigan regarding clinical improvement projects.  Ms. Wale provides child, parent and family therapy for youth and developmental issues.  Ms. Wale has also developed curriculum for minors in possession classes and parenting classes for juvenile court.  When not working, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and children, reading, and being outdoors.

 

Katie A. Fall, MA, LPC

Ms. Katie Fall earned a M.A. in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University in 2007.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan.  Previous to working at Partners in Change, Ms. Fall worked as a therapist with at-risk adolescents and their families at Eagle Village and The Adventure Learning Center in Hersey, Michigan.  Ms. Fall has been working for Partners in Change since 2012.  She treats children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of concerns including depression and anxiety disorders.  She runs adult male and female substance abuse treatment groups and will begin leading mindfulness based stress management groups in the near future.

 

Matt W. Card, MA

Mr. Matt Card earned a M.A. in Public Administration from Central Michigan University in 2008.  He is also a Certified Prevention Specialist. Mr. Card provides individual and group substance abuse counseling for Partners in Change in outpatient and prison settings.  Mr. Card is involved with his children, coaching various sports teams, and attending their sporting events.

 

Sarah M. Pettit, Ph.D., LP

Dr. Sarah Pettit earned a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.  Dr. Pettit specializes in treating children and adults with anxiety, depression, and disruptive behaviors.  She also has experience in psychological and learning assessments.  Prior to working at Partner's in Change, Dr. Pettit worked as a school psychologist at Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, Texas.  She has been involved in research on factors that impact school engagement.  She has been with Partners in Change since 2013. Outside of work, Dr. Pettit enjoys photography, reading, and getting to know Michigan.

 

Kristin Mehl, LMSW

Ms. Kristin Mehl earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University in 1997.  Ms. Mehl has also earned her Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) through the State of Michigan in 2008 and her Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (S.A.P.) certification in 2009.  Prior to working at Partners in Change, Ms. Mehl has worked as the Addiction and Recovery Services Coordinator and an outpatient counselor at Family and Children's Services for the past 9 1/2 years.  She also worked as a counselor for the TenSixteen Recovery Network, Mt. Pleasant Counseling Services, and Longford Care Unit.  Ms. Mehl sat on the IC&RC AADC item writing panel in 2011 and served as a Subject Matter Expert for the IC&RC in 2013 when they performed a Job Analysis.   Ms. Mehl specializes in individual, family, and marital therapy.  She has many years of experience working with adults and adolescents facing addiction, anxiety, grief, depression, and other concerns.  Ms. Mehl is a native of the Tri-Cities.  She spends her free time with her two sons and their dog.  She enjoys landscaping, photography, and the outdoors.

 

Andy Sovis, LMSW

Mr. Sovis received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan in 2007. He had practiced at Community Mental Health for Central Michigan since 2008. During that time he was a home-based therapist working court ordered families and children; jail liaison and crisis stabilization specialist. Andy has experience in community based interventions and evidenced based practice models. Andy is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.

 

Justin Oh-Lee, Ph.D.

Dr. Oh-Lee earned his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995. He completed his post-doctoral training at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and has published over forty journal articles in the area of neurodegeneration, memory and metacognition. His recent focus has been cognitive and behavioral and mindfulness based treatments for addiction, and he has completed his training and field practicum to be certified as an advanced alcohol and drug therapist. He works as a substance abuse group therapy facilitator and program evaluator/researcher at Partners in Change. Dr. Oh-Lee also enjoys an appointment as director of recovery ministry at a local church in mid-Michigan.

 

Ann M. Nagley, LMSW

Ms. Ann Nagley earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University in 2014 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Aquinas College in 2003. Ms. Nagley is also a Counselor with the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals. During her graduate work, Ms. Nagley received the Graduate Office Award from the Michigan State School of Social Work for Academic and Community Participation recognizing her outstanding academic performance and social work experience. Previous to working at Partners in Change, Ms. Nagley worked as the Intake Services Coordinator and an outpatient therapist at Family and Children's Services for the past 9 years. She has also worked with families and adolescents during her time at Lutheran Child and Family Services and Eagle Village. Ms. Nagley has experience working with adults and adolescents facing substance abuse issues, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, and other concerns. Outside of work, Ms. Nagley enjoys being outdoors, golfing, fishing, playing the piano, spending time with her husband, and watching her two sons compete in hockey and baseball.

 

Katey L. Brown, LMSW

Ms. Katey Brown earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University in 2004 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Michigan State in 2002.  Ms. Brown is a certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy clinician and has worked with children diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder since 2012. Previous to working at Partners in Change, Ms. Brown worked for Community Mental Health for Central Michigan in Clare as an outpatient therapist.  She spent 10 years on the east coast working for Family Centers, Inc. in Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut.  During that time she worked as an outpatient clinician/manger.  She worked with teen mothers in the Stamford Public Schools, ran LGBTQ groups in the local alternative school, worked with CPS reunifying children with their biological families and was the manager of the Trauma Response Team that responded to the Sandy Hook shooting to provide psychological first aid.  Ms. Brown provides individual, family and couples counseling for adults and adolescents for a variety of concerns such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression and Grief and Loss as well as other concerns.

 

Jaime L. Welmers, LMSW

Ms. Jaime Welmers earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University in 2011, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University in 2010.  Previous to working at Partners in Change, Ms. Welmers worked for Community Mental Health for Central Michigan in Midland as an Outpatient Therapist treating children and families, and adults. She has also worked as a School Social Worker in both Bay and Midland County. Ms. Welmers provides individual, family and couples counseling and she is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

Partners in Change: Psychological & Community Services, PLC

720 W. Wackerly Rd, Suite 11

Midland, MI 48640

866-832-2165 or 989-832-2165