Partners in Change:

Psychological and Community Services, PLC

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Ann L. Date, Psy.D., LP

Dr. Ann Date is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-owner of Partners in Change along with her husband Dr. Tom Olson.  Dr. Date has provided consultations to corrections, mental health, and domestic violence prevention agencies.  She has written treatment protocols that are used in correctional facilities statewide, and has evaluated treatment and education programs for substance abusing adult offenders.  Dr. Date is adjunct faculty at Central Michigan University and Michigan State University.  She has conducted research and written publications in the area of substance abuse, violence, problem solving, and self-control.  She supervises and trains clinicians, CMU Ph.D. practicum students, and MSU medical students.  She is involved in community projects to increase the efficacy and availability of mental health services.

 

Thomas J. Olson, Psy.D., LP

Dr. Tom Olson is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-owner of Partners in Change along with his wife, Dr. Ann Date.  Dr. Olson has consulted to Michigan Department of Corrections, mental health agencies, and schools. He is  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 trains, mentors, and supervises clinicians, CMU Ph.D. students, and MSU medical students.  He is a Midland native, attended Sugnet Elementary, Jefferson Intermediate, and Dow High School.

 

Angel J. Foster, LMSW

Mrs. Angel Foster received her bachelors degree in Social Work from Central Michigan University and her Masters degree in Social Work with a MACRO focus in Community Organization and Leadership from Michigan State University. While in graduate school, she received the MSU School of Social Work Advocacy Scholarship and the MSU student Achievement and Commitment Scholarship for her advocacy efforts and achievements. Prior to working for Partners in Change, Mrs. Foster has worked with community members to establish the non-profit Isabella County Restoration House- an organization operating a rotating homeless shelter in Mt. Pleasant. She also has 3 years of experience working as a clinical therapist in the substance abuse field at EDM Treatment Center. Angel approaches therapy as a change-oriented process by practicing a personal growth model focused on client needs and emphasizing client strengths in a supportive and compassionate environment. She uses cognitive behavior therapies integrated with holistic approaches to support clients in reaching their goals and potentials. Mrs. Foster currently serves as the chair for the National Association of Social Workers- Michigan Chapter Political Action for Candidate Election Committee and is a member on the NASW-MI Legislative/Social Policy Committee. Outside of work, Mrs. Foster enjoys snowboarding, yoga, anything outdoors, and spending time with her husband and children.

 

Angela M. DuBois, MA, LLP

Ms. Angela DuBois earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2008.  She is a Limited Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan.  Previous to working at Partners in Change, Ms. DuBois worked as a Psychologist at Northland Clinic, Innovative Rehabilitation Systems, and PsychSystems P.C. in metro-Detroit.  She was the Social Skills Program Facilitator for the Dog Interaction Research Project at Oakland University.  Ms. DuBois provides individual and family therapy for adolescents and adults and conducts psychological evaluations for Midland County courts and the Department of Human Services. Ms. DuBois specializes in working with adolescents, specifically adjudicated youth and their families. Additionally, she works with victims and survivors of domestic violence, helping individuals identify the different types of abuse and the cycle of domestic violence. She also works with individuals to assist them in recognizing how abuse has, and continues to, affect their lives and finding ways to heal from the pain of abuse.  Ms. DuBois is the founder of PAWSitive Helpers, which pairs hard-to-adopt shelter dogs with at-risk youth.  She enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs and watching the Detroit Lions and Tigers.

 

Anita P. Richards, LMSW

Anita Richards received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University.  She also holds certification as a School Social Worker in the state of Michigan.  Anita has been a clinical therapist at Partners in Change since 2004.  She works primarily with adults, but also provides services to adolescents and children.   With over 20 years of experience, Anita brings a rich background in areas such as school assessments, eating disorders, couple’s therapy, anxiety and depression. Thirteen years ago, Anita was introduced to Mindfulness.   Anita has since cultivated a strong interest in this area of study and practice, incorporating mindful meditation into her daily life and mindfulness-based therapy into her clinical practice.  Three years ago, Anita became a facilitator for the Mindfulness for Stress Management Group at Partners in Change. She frequently presents on the topic of Mindfulness to organizations, schools and groups.  

 

Carol McPherson RN/BSN

Ms. McPherson graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch, in Galveston Texas in 1991 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing.  She is a licensed registered nurse.  She worked at the Midland County Department of Public Health from 1993 to 2007.   She was recruited by Dow Chemical in 2007 and worked as an occupational health nurse until 2016.   At Partners in Change, Ms. McPherson assists our Eating Disorder Treatment Specialist by monitors vitals of clients with eating disorders.  She has helped with mindfulness based programming, assisted in the treatment of clients with serious mental illness, conducts case file audits and develops and implements quality control procedures for the clinic.   Ms. McPherson has advanced training in Motivational Interviewing, and has co-trained several Motivational Interviewing trainings.  She has been accepted to become a Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer.  Her training starts October 2018.   Ms. McPherson enjoys being with her family and friends, getting beat at tennis, and making pottery.  

 

Diane L. Bedford MA, LPC, CAADC

Ms. Diane Bedford earned a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University in 2004.  Ms. Bedford has also earned her Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) through the State of Michigan in 2008.  Prior to working at Partners in Change, Ms. Bedford worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer in her native town, Alpena, for seven years after earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 1994 from Lake Superior State University. She worked as the Addiction and Recovery Services Coordinator and an outpatient counselor at Family and Children's Services for the past 11 years.  She also worked as a counselor for the TenSixteen Recovery Network, and Easter Seals in Pontiac with their specialized unit Collaborative Solutions working with those involved with the legal system and addiction.  Ms. Bedford specializes in individual, family, and addiction therapy.  She has many years of experience working with adults and adolescents facing addiction, anxiety, grief, depression, and other concerns.  She spends her free time with her three daughters and eight grandchildren.  She enjoys working out, the outdoors, and camping.

 

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 extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families with a variety of disorders including trauma, anxiety, depression, and conduct disorder. Dr. Smith specializes in interventions for juvenile justice-involved youth,  and trauma-focused treatment. She believes in a systemic approach to treatment. As a result, she often collaborates with  court systems, school systems, and medical professionals.  Dr. Smith has conducted numerous trainings and presentations on topics such as adolescent brain development, collaborative problem-solving, and interventions for managing adolescent mental health concerns. She is adjunct faculty at Central Michigan University and provides training, mentoring, and supervision to PhD students who have their practicum with our agency. In her free time, Dr. Smith enjoys reading, being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, yoga, and spending time with her family.

 

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 Associate Professor at Ferris State University.  Dr. Smith has completed many presentations, grants and publications on different areas of mental health, including providing training to a number of different local agencies. He 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.

 

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.

 

Karen Stanley-Kime, Ph.D., LP, ABPP

Dr. Karen Stanley-Kime earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in healthcare systems management from Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Stanley-Kime is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan and is board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Stanley-Kime’s personal and professional passion is aiding the mental health recovery of individuals experiencing severe and persistent mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, and she has extensive clinical training to meet the needs of these individuals as well as their families/supportive others. Dr. Stanley-Kime applies a holistic mental health recovery model to collaboratively create person-centered treatment plans that use a client’s strengths to cultivate meaningful, enduring life change. Dr. Stanley-Kime is also experienced in providing outpatient mental health services to those experiencing a range of psychological diagnoses, including posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, specific phobia, major depressive disorder, and panic disorder. Dr. Stanley-Kime’s graduate training emphasized provision of time-limited, evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, behavioral interventions, and mindfulness-based approaches. In her free time, Dr. Stanley-Kime enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, exercising, and cuddling with her two cats, Ingrid and Chloe.

 

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. She also runs Mindfulness-Based Stress Management groups.

 

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/manager.  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.

 

Kimberly A. Schumacher, Ph.D., LP

Dr. Kimberly Schumacher earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2013. She is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan. Dr. Schumacher has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as substance use concerns and trauma.  She uses a variety of treatment methods including cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Schumacher also conducts psychological assessments for the courts. She has several publications and presentations on treatment of substance using and correctional populations.  Dr. Schumacher is adjunct faculty at Central Michigan University and helps train, supervise and mentor Ph.D. students who have their practicum with our agency.

 

Martina R.-P. Ricards, LLMSW

Martina Ricards earned a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2016 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gender Studies from Albion College in 2010. She is a Limited Licensed Social Worker in the State of Michigan. Prior to her work with Partners in Change, Ms. Ricards worked as a trauma intensive caseworker for the State of Oregon Child Welfare. Additionally, Ms. Ricards has provided therapeutic interventions within inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as correctional facilities.  Ms. Ricards is certified in Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents and is pursing the University of Michigan's Addictions Certificate.  As a clinical social worker, Ms. Ricards provides an empowerment-based perspective, believing we flourish when we acknowledge our inner power and depth of possibility.  She implements cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approaches to help individuals, families, and groups achieve specific goals. Ms. Ricards has a special interest working with those experiencing the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, and/or substance use. Outside of work, Ms. Ricards enjoys motorcycling, traveling, camping, and refining her yoga practice.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Nick Gallagher, LMSW

Nick Gallagher earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2016 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2008.  Previous to working at Partners In Change, Nick worked as an outpatient therapist for Community Mental Health for Central Michigan in Midland.  In practice, Nick utilizes approaches designed to help individuals clarify their direction for growth and harness their potential to be powerful agents for change in their own lives.  This is achieved through pulling from evidence-based strategies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Brief Strategic Family Therapy.  He works with individuals seeking relief from depression, anxiety, and trauma; as well as working with children and adolescents, families, and couples.  

 

Nicole V. Rickard, MA, LPC

Mrs. Nicole Rickard earned her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University in 2008 and is licensed by the State of Michigan. Prior to working at Partners in Change, Mrs. Rickard provided individual, couples and group therapy for J & A Counseling in Midland, Michigan, as well as intensive, home-based therapy for families through Community Mental Health of Central Michigan, also in Midland. Additionally, Mrs. Rickard worked in a school-based health center, providing mental health treatment to at-risk youth in under-served communities in Northern Michigan. Mrs. Rickard specializes in treating children and families from cognitive behavioral and mindfulness based perspectives. She believes strongly in the concept, "seek first to understand," and feels individual perspectives, culture and family dynamics must first be understood and honored for effective treatment. In her free time, Mrs. Rickard enjoys camping, yoga, watching the Detroit Tigers, painting and singing, all while spending time with her family and Boston Terrier Lulu.  

 

Nicole R. Schram, MA, LPC

Nicole Schram earned a Masters in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University in 2016. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and families in an outpatient setting. Prior to working with families, Nicole worked in substance abuse treatment where she became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Nicole is working towards state certificaiton in Trauma-Focused Cognitivie Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). This is specialized treatment to assist children, who have experienced life threatening events, and their families find healthy ways to express the emotions that arise as result of the events. During therapy she often incorporates mindfulness practice into cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, working with people to resolve internal conflicts keeping them from their goals. Outside of the counseling office, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling and creating in any medium available.

 

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.

 

Rebecca M. Wang, MA, LPC

Becky Wang earned a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University in 2010 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology (with a concentration in Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention) from Central Michigan University in 2008. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan. Prior to her work with Partners in Change, Ms. Wang has assisted clients in effecting positive life changes through her work in a variety of clinical settings to include psychiatric services at a local hospital, substance abuse treatment services, college counseling, and in private practice working primarily with children, adolescents, and families. Most recently, Ms. Wang was the Director of Child and Family Services for Listening Ear Crisis Center where she served vulnerable youth populations.  As a professional counselor, Ms.Wang provides a compassionate, holistic, client-centered approach that encourages genuine healing and wholeness to those she serves. She implements cognitive-behavioral and systems-based approaches to help individuals, families, and groups achieve specific goals. Ms. Wang has a special interest working with those experiencing the effects of anxiety, depression, and/or substance use. Outside of work, Ms. Wang enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baseball, playing recreational sports, cooking, baking, and traveling.

 

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.  In her clinical practice, Dr. Pettit provides cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, parent management training, family therapy, and other evidence-based treatments to children and adult clients with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems, such as anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and developmental delays.  Dr. Pettit also specializes in psychological and learning assessments.  In addition to providing individual therapy, Dr. Pettit runs Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction groups for adolescents through the clinic.   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.

Partners in Change: Psychological & Community Services, PLC

720 W. Wackerly Rd, Suite 11

Midland, MI 48640

866-832-2165 or 989-832-2165

 

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