Our Team

Owners

Ann L. Date, Psy.D., LP

Co-Owner/CEO

Degree:   Psy.D in Clinical Psychology

Mental Health License:   Licensed Psychologist

University:   Central Michigan University

Age Groups Served:   Children through Older Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual, Couples, Family, and Groups; Psychological Assessments

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Cognitive Reprocessing Therapy for Trauma

  • DBT Informed Treatment

  • Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy

  • Gottman Couple’s Therapy

  • Integrated Behavioral Therapy for Couples

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Parent Management Training

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Schema Focused Therapy

Professional Information:

Ann is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-owner of Partners in Change along with her husband Dr. Tom Olson.  Ann has provided consultations to corrections, mental health, and domestic violence prevention agencies.  She has written treatment protocols that have been used in correctional facilities statewide, and has evaluated treatment and education programs for substance abusing adult offenders.  Ann 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 clinical psychology doctoral students and MSU medical students.  She is actively involved in community projects to increase the efficacy and availability of mental health services.

Personal Information:

Besides spending time with family and friends, Ann enjoys playing classical guitar and piano, tennis, and taking walks with her dog.  

Thomas J. Olson, Psy.D., LP

Co-Owner

Degree:   Psy.D in Clinical Psychology

Mental Health License:   Licensed Psychologist

University:   Wright State University

Age Groups Served:  Children through Older Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual, Couples, Family, and Groups; Psychological Assessments

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Systems Analysis of Psychotherapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Cognitive Reprocessing Therapy for Trauma

  • DBT Informed Treatment

  • Gottman Couple’s Therapy

  • Integrated Behavioral Therapy for Couples

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Parent Management Training

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Schema Focused Therapy

Professional Information:

Tom is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-owner of Partners in Change along with his wife, Dr. Ann Date.  Tom has consulted to Michigan Department of Corrections, mental health agencies, and schools. He is adjunct faculty at Central Michigan University and Michigan State University.  He has written treatment protocols that have been 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 clinical psychology doctoral students, and MSU medical students. 

Personal Information:

Tom is a Midland native, attended Sugnet Elementary, Jefferson Intermediate, and Dow High School.

Leadership Team

Katey L.  Brown, MSW, LMSW

General Practice Director  

Degree:   Masters of Social Work

Mental Health License:   Licensed Masters Social Worker

University:   Michigan State University

Age Groups Served:   Children through Older Adults

Therapy Types:   Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Parent Management Training

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

Professional Information:

Katey coordinates and supervises the clinicians and the day to day operations of the Midland and Mt. Pleasant clinic in partnership with the Business Director and owner.  Katey provides individual, family and couples counseling for adults and adolescents for a variety of concerns such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, grief and loss. 

Personal Information:

Katey enjoys spending time at her cottage, boating, and swimming.

Jacob Brushaber-Drockton, Ph.D., LP

Clinical Director

Degree:   Ph.D. in School Psychology

Mental Health License:  Licensed Psychologist

University:   Central Michigan University

Position: Clinical Psychologist

Age Groups Served:   Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual, Family, and Group Therapy; Psychological Assessment 

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Schema Focused Therapy

Professional Information:

Jacob provides interventions targeting difficult problem behaviors, parent management training, and collaborative problem-solving.  He conducts psychological assessments including ADHD and Learning Disability evaluations, and other psychological assessments.  Jacob has a special interest in collaborating with community organizations and school systems to better support his clients.  Jacob completed his pre-doctoral internship at The Children’s Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he provided trauma-focused treatment for young children.

Personal Information: 

In his free time, Jacob enjoys hiking and spending time with his family. 

Joseph Date, AA

Business Director

Professional Information:

Joe is a veteran of the U.S. Army Airborne Division.  He is committed to community service, and has served over 5,000 hours of volunteer time, though Red Cross, Americorps NCCC, Habitat for Humanities, Camp Coastal Outreach and various local soup kitchens in Michigan, Louisiana, Colorado, Texas, and North Carolina.  Fair treatment and equality are two of his most closely held values, and this is reflected in his work.  He conducts research and proposes and implements systems to provide state of the art support for clinical services.  He specializes in working with accounting, insurance, and information technologies.  

Personal Information:

Outside of work Joe enjoys tennis, bowling, golf, reading, spending time with family and friends and hanging out with his dog.

Martina R. P. Ricards, MSW, LMSW

Service Development Director

Senior Clinician

Degree:  Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

Mental Health License:   Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   University of Michigan

Age Groups Served:   Adolescents through Older Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual, Family, and Group Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Health at Every Size

  • Intuitive Eating

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher

Professional Information:

Prior to her work with Partners in Change, Martina served as a trauma intensive caseworker for the State of Oregon Child Welfare. Additionally, Martina provided therapeutic interventions within inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as correctional facilities.  Martina has a special interest working with those experiencing the effects of disordered eating, identity challenges, substance use, trauma, anxiety, and depression. As a clinical social worker, Martina provides an empowerment-based perspective, believing we flourish when we acknowledge our inner power and depth of possibility. Martina combines clinical knowledge with the ancient practice of yoga, creating a holistic healing process through improving one’s connectedness to their internal experience.

Personal Information:

Outside of work, Martina enjoys motorcycling, traveling, camping, and refining her yoga practice.

 

Kimberly A. Schumacher, Ph.D., LP

Specialty Services Director

Degree:   Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Mental Health License:   Licensed Psychologist

University:   Central Michigan University

Age Groups Served:   Adolescents and Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual, Family, and Group Therapy; Psychological Assessment 

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictions

  • Schema Focused Therapy

Professional Information:

Kim oversees prison-based substance abuse contracts and court-ordered evaluations. She 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.  Kim also conducts psychological assessments including ADHD evaluations and psychological assessments for the courts.  She has several publications and presentations on treatment of substance using and correctional populations.   Kim is adjunct faculty at Central Michigan University and helps train, supervise, and mentor Ph.D. clinical psychology students who have their practicum with our agency

Personal Information:

In her free time, Kim enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her family.

 

Clinicians

 

Ann Bauman, MA, LPC, CAADC

Degree: Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and and advanced certification in substance abuse treatment

University: Western Michigan University

Mental Health License: Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Age Groups Served: Adults

Therapy Types: Individual and Couples Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Strength-Based Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

Professional Information:

Ann graduated with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Michigan University and is a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. Prior to working at Partners in Change, she gained much of her experience working at Catholic Charities West Michigan running group counseling for adults in the criminal justice system. Ann has extensive knowledge treating those who experience substance abuse, mental health illness, and assaultive behaviors. 

Personal Information:

In her free time, Ann enjoys reading, playing video games (Nintendo), and spending time with loved ones. 

 

Diane L. Bedford MA, LPC, CAADC

Clinical Counselor

Senior Clinician

Degree:  Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and advanced certification in substance abuse treatment

Mental Health License:   Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

University:   Central Michigan University

Age Groups Served:  Adolescents and Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Therapy​

Treatment Types:

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Systems Analysis of Psychotherapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Schema Focused Therapy

Professional Information:

Diane is a licensed counselor and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. Prior to working at Partners in Change, Diane 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.  Diane 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.  

Personal Information:

She spends her free time with her three daughters and eight grandchildren.  She enjoys working out, the outdoors, and camping.​

Renee Busby, MSW, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Degree: Master's Degree in Social Work/Organizational and Community Leadership

Mental Health License: Macro Licensed Master’s Social Worker

University: Michigan State University

Position: Outpatient Therapist

Age Groups Served: Teens and Adults

Therapy Types: Individual, Family, and Group Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Schema Focused Therapy

Professional Information:

Renee provides a person-centered psychodynamic approach to target anxiety, depression, self esteem, difficult problem behaviors, and functional impairment associated with trauma, stress, personality disorders, and other psychiatric conditions.  She emphasizes a strong focus on the overall health and wellness of the individual, mind, body, and spirit.  Renee has a special interest in community collaboration to develop systems that support independence, health, and wellness.  She has experience working with severe mental illness, developmental disabilities, and mild to moderate autism spectrum disorders.  Renee is an ally to the LGBTQA community and practices informed approaches to related issues.

Personal Information:

In her free time, Renee enjoys music, comedy, dining, traveling, moto-camping, and spending time with her family.

Christine Cromwell, MSW, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Degree: Master's Degree in Social Work

Mental Health License: Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University: Michigan State University

Position: Outpatient Therapist

Age Groups Served: Lifespan

Therapy Types: Individual, Family, and Group Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Professional Information:

Chris provides a person-centered, relaxed approach to target anxiety, depression, self esteem, difficult problem behaviors, and functional impairment associated with trauma, stress, and other psychiatric conditions.  She emphasizes a strong focus on the overall health and wellness of the individual, mind, body, and spirit.  Chris has a special interest in caring for those who have experienced trauma.  She has experience working with severe mental illness, difficult behaviors, traumatized youth and adults along with young mothers.

Personal Information:

In her free time, Chris enjoys reading, camping, kayaking, adventuring with her grandchildren and spending time with her family.

Amanda Eberbach, MSW, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Degree:   Master's Degree in Social Work

Mental Health License: Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Rutgers University

Age Groups Served:   Adolescents and Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual

Treatment Types:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

Professional Information:

Prior to working with Partners in Change, Amanda served as a program manager and supervisor at Hope Network New Passages. Amanda’s clinical experience includes treating individuals impacted by: trauma and anxiety related disorders, depression, severe mental illness, and substance use disorders. 

Amanda’s approach emphasizes the mutual development of therapeutic goals and ongoing evaluation of the treatment method. Amanda also realizes how important it is to identify and understand aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being, including: physical health, support systems, work or school environment, and felt adversity or stigma. Amanda utilizes a person-centered and strength-based approach, ensuring collaborative conversations and that treatment builds on a person's inherent gifts. Amanda intentionally seeks tailored, healing practices, helping clients develop and maintain a lasting recovery. 

Personal Information:

In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading, spending time with her dog, connecting with friends and family, traveling, and playing video games.

 

Tyler Felty, MSW, LMSW 

Clinical Social Worker

Senior Clinician

Degree:   Master’s Degree in Social Work 

Mental Health License:  Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Ferris State University 

Age Groups Served:   Adolescents through Adults

Therapy Types:   Individual, Couples, and Group Therapy 

Treatment Types:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Gottman Couple’s Therapy

  • Integrated Behavioral Therapy for Couples

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

Professional Information:

Prior to working with Partners in Change, Tyler worked with Cherry Health in Grand Rapids, MI, at the Leonard St. Counseling Center as the Recovery Manager. There, he worked as part of a team to direct community treatment for clients experiencing severe substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders, working from the office, community partners, and home visits. Tyler’s clinical experience includes substance use disorders, trauma and anxiety related disorders, depression, severe mental illness, case management, and working with individuals experiencing homelessness. Tyler approaches therapy through a Person-centered model that emphasizes personal strengths, and includes Motivational Interviewing to assist clients in monitoring and achieving their personal goals. 

Personal Information:

Outside of work, Tyler enjoys gaming, reading, and spending time with his dog.

Chris Fike, MS, LLMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Degree:   Master's Degree in Social Work

Mental Health License:   Limited Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Arizona State University

Position: Clinical Social Worker

Age Groups Served:   Adolescents and Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual and Group Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Anti-oppression Practice

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Decolonizing Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Solution-focused Brief Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

Professional Information:

Chris is committed to and understands transformation processes - at the individual, family, group, organizational, and community levels. He has a strong foundation in the theoretical and practical elements of the change process, and tends to ground his work in trauma-focused, critical, and person-centered approaches. Relationship-building, authenticity, empathy, and explicitly anti-oppressive frameworks are at the core of his personal and professional identity, while a commitment to the values of social justice, dignity and worth of all people, service, integrity, and the centrality of human relationships frames his professional work. As a social worker, Chris finds himself most influenced by oppression-focused and decolonizing approaches to mental health and social work practice, which are grounded in the principles of narrative engagement, collective trauma assessment, culturally meaningful intervention planning, and transformation (individual, family, group, community, and society). Chris has extensive experience integrating advocacy and anti-racist strategies into his practice. His work has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to dismantling the oppressive systems and barriers that moderate opportunities for transformation among vulnerable, marginalized, and oppressed communities in Michigan. Prior to working with Partners in Change, Chris worked as a faculty member in the Department of Social Work & Youth Services at Saginaw Valley State University    

Personal Information: 

Outside of work, Chris enjoys pursuing social justice, being super nerdy, and spending time with his wife and their three-footed wonderpup, Trinity.

Angel J. Foster, MSW, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Senior Clinician

Degree:  Master's Degree in Social Work

Mental Health License:   Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Michigan State University

Age Groups Served:   Adolescents through Adults

Therapy Types:   Individual and Family Therapy

Treatment Types:  

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Systems Analysis of Psychotherapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Emotional Awareness & Expression Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Pain Reprocessing Therapy

  • Parent Management Training

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

Professional Information:

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 mindfulness and holistic approaches to support clients in reaching their goals and potentials as they see them. Angel's specialized knowledge lies in treating substance abuse, chronic pain, and trauma. She incorporates approaches that explore the overlap of these experiences. Angel is dedicated to the chronic pain treatment team within Partners in Change. She sees clients processing chronic pain both individually and, in a group, setting through a 9 session group therapy for chronic pain. Angel also works with individuals reintegrating into the community post-incarceration as well as provides individual and group substance abuse therapy with currently incarcerated populations. Angel currently serves as co-chair for the National Association of Social Workers-Michigan Chapter Political Action for Candidate Election Committee and as a member on the NASW Michigan Criminal Legal Workgroup. Prior to working for Partners in Change, Angel worked with community members to establish the non-profit Isabella County Restoration House- an organization operating a rotating homeless shelter in Mt. Pleasant. While in graduate school, Angel received both the MSU School of Social Work Advocacy Scholarship and the MSU Student Achievement and Commitment Scholarship for her advocacy efforts and achievements.    

Personal Information:

Outside of work, Angel enjoys pursuing social justice, snowboarding, yoga, anything outdoors, and most of all- spending time with her husband, their 3 children, and dog LuLu.  

Katherine Frank, MSW, LLMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Degree: Master’s Degree in Social Work

Mental Health License: Limited License Masters Social Worker

University: University of Southern California

Age Groups Served: Adolescents and Adults

Therapy Types: Individual, Family, and Group Therapy

Treatment Types:

  •  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  •  Dialectical Behavior Therapy 

  •  Mindfulness Based Treatment

  •  Motivational Interviewing

Professional Information:

Prior to working with Partners in Change, Katherine served as a QRTP Therapist at Holy Cross Services and a Clinical Case Manager II at the Mental Health Center of Denver. Katherine’s clinical experience includes treating individuals and families impacted by trauma and anxiety related disorders, depression, and severe mental illness.

Katherine uses person-centered and strength-based approaches to help build a strong therapeutic relationship with clients. Katherine’s approach emphasizes the mutual development of therapeutic goals and ongoing evaluation of the treatment method. Katherine uses a wide variety of treatment techniques to help clients find balance in all areas of personal mental well-being. Katherine hopes to create tailored, healing practices, to help clients on their journey to recovery.

Personal Information:

In her free time, Katherine enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and animals, connecting with friends and family, crafting, and playing video games.

Nick Gallagher, MSW, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Degree:  Master’s Degree in Social Work

Mental Health License:  Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:  University of Michigan

Age Groups Served:  Children through Older Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual, Family, and Group Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Emotional Awareness & Expression Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Pain Reprocessing Therapy

  • Parent Management Training

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

Professional Information:

Previous to working at Partners in Change, Nick worked as an outpatient therapist for Community Mental Health for Central Michigan in Midland.  Nick has experience working with individuals and families across the lifespan with issues such as anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, divorce, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and chronic pain.  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 combining his knowledge of proven interventions and the mind-body connection with the individual’s values and experiences to find solutions that work.

Personal Information:

In Nick’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, cooking, reading, and playing board and video games.

Andrea Hall, MA, LPC, NBCC

Clinical Counselor

Degree:   Master’s Degree in Professional & School Counseling

Mental Health License:   Licensed Professional Counselor

University:   Central Michigan University

Age Groups Served:   Children through Adults

Therapy Types:   Individual, Family, Couples

Treatment Types:

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Parent Skills/Behavior Modification Plans

  • Play Therapy

  • Couples Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • LGBTQ services including marital/couples counseling

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy

Professional Information:

Andrea enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults through individual, family and couples therapy modalities. Andrea strives to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere. She utilizes a variety of approaches including but not limited to family systems, client-centered and strengths based. Prior to working with Partner’s In Change, Andrea worked with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Behavioral Health and Community Mental Health Central Michigan. Her clinical experience includes jail diversion, juvenile justice, homebased and individual/family therapy for all ages with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

Personal Information:

Andrea enjoys reading, rock collecting, camping, hiking, being outdoors, gardening, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.  

Zachary Jaime MA, MSW, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Degree:   Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

Mental Health License:   Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Grand Valley State University

Age Groups Served:   Children through Older Adults

Therapy Types:   Individual, Couples, Family, and Group Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Systems Analysis of Psychotherapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Cognitive Reprocessing Therapy for Trauma

  • Gottman Couple’s Therapy

  • Integrated Behavioral Therapy for Couples

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Parent Management Training

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

Professional Information:

Zachary has two Master’s Degrees, his first is from Western Michigan University in Anthropology. His second is in Social Work from Grand Valley State University.  Zak was in the Marine Corps from 1999-2005, he served in Kuwait and Iraq in 2003 as a part of the initial invasion of Iraq as an infantryman.  Zak has worked at Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health as a Clinical Access Specialist for 3 years, Saginaw County Jail as a Social Worker and Therapist for 3 years, and at the VA as a Suicide Prevention Specialist for approximately 15 months.  He founded a nonprofit with his wife Amanda called It Takes a Warrior a 501©3 nonprofit agency that functions in a multitude of areas to help Veterans, although primarily helps Veterans whom cannot receive mental health services at the VA.   Zak enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families using a variety of methods including cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, and trauma informed care. 

Personal Information:

In his spare time, Zak enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, camping, reading (especially comic books), and watching zombie movies

Jessica Jesberg, MSW, LLMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Degree:   Master's Degree in Social Work

Mental Health License:   Limited Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Saginaw Valley State University 

Age Groups Served:   Adolescents, Teens, Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Play Therapy

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Professional Information:

Jessica graduated with both her MSW and BSW from Saginaw Valley State University. Prior to working at Partners in Change, she gained much of her experience working as a case manager in Saginaw, Michigan connecting adults with developmental disabilities to needed resources. She also completed her MSW internship with The Children’s Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region. During her time with the CGC she worked with children, teens, and their families who had lost a loved one by helping them understand and navigate through their grief process. Jessica’s clinical experience includes treating anxiety, depression, life transitions, and other trauma-related disorders in adolescents, teens, and adults.

Personal Information: 

In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her dog and two cats, going for walks with her dog, going swimming, reading, listening to music/podcasts, and spending time with her family and friends.

Taylor Keyes, LLPC

Clinical Counselor

Degree: Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health License: Limited Professional Counselor

University: University of the Cumberlands

Age Groups Served: Adolescents through Adults

Therapy Types: Individual and Group Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

Professional Information: 

Prior to working with Partners in Change, Taylor completed her internship with and was employed by the Michigan Department of Corrections. Taylor worked closely with individuals experiencing incarceration and mental health disorders, including: depression, anxiety, ADHD, personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar, adjustment disorders, and trauma. Taylor also worked for Community Mental Health. Taylor currently provides Substance Use groups and treatment for outpatient clients.

Personal Information:

In her free time, Taylor enjoys watching movies, reading, learning new things, and hanging out with friends and family. 

Nicole Kittle, Ph.D., LLP

Limited License Psychologist

Degree: Ph.D. In School Psychology

Mental Health License: Limited Licensed Psychologist

University: Central Michigan University

Age Groups Served: Children and Adolescents

Therapy Types: Individual Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Play Therapy

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Professional Information:

Nicole received with her doctorate in school psychology from Central Michigan University. Nicole has worked in both school and clinical settings. Recently, she worked as a school psychologist in Phoenix, AZ working with diverse low-income families. She has a special interest in helping families navigate the special education system within our public-schools. Previously, she was an ABA service provider and enjoys working with individuals with Autism. Nicole provides interventions targeting anxiety, depression, parent management training, ADHD, and difficult problem behaviors. She conducts psychological assessments for a variety of referral reasons including ADHD and Learning Disability assessments.

Personal Information: 

In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing, playing piano, and playing videogames.

Rebecca M. Lenning, MA, LPC

Clinical Counselor

Degree:  Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling

Mental Health License:  Licensed Professional Counselor

University:  Central Michigan University

Age Groups Served:  Children through Adult

Therapy Types:   Individual, Family, Couples and Group Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Gottman Couple’s Therapy

  • Integrated Behavioral Therapy for Couples

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Parent Management Training

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

Professional Information:

Prior to her work with Partners in Change, Becky 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, Becky was the Director of Child and Family Services for Listening Ear Crisis Center where she served vulnerable youth populations.  As a professional counselor, Becky 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. Becky has a special interest working with those experiencing the effects of anxiety, depression, and/or substance abuse.

Personal Information:

Outside of work, Becky enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baseball, playing recreational sports, cooking, baking, and traveling.

Carrie S. Maddox, LMSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Degree: Master's Degree in Social Work

Mental Health License: Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University: Michigan State University

Age Groups Served: Adolescents and Adults

Therapy Types: Individual, Family, and Group Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness Based Therapy

  • Solution Focused

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

Professional Information:

Carrie graduated with her MSW from Michigan State University and her Bachelors in Liberal Studies and Public Agency Service from Northern Arizona University.  Carrie has 21 years of experience working in Community- Based Services and is dedicated to assisting individuals find healing, develop personal empowerment and recovery.  Carrie’s approach as a therapist is person-centered, compassionate, psychodynamic, eclectic, and solution-focused. Carrie has worked in a variety of settings, including a domestic violence and homeless shelter, a dual-diagnosis substance abuse treatment center for women, and she received her clinical experience working for Community Mental Health.  Carrie has worked closely with individuals experiencing mental health disorders, including:  depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, and PTSD.  She emphasizes a strong focus on the overall health and wellness of the individual, mind, body, and spirit and a sensitivity for the experience of being human.

Personal Information: 

In her free time, Carrie enjoys gardening, walking and yoga, painting, spending time outdoors, reading, and hanging out with her family and pets. 

Brooke E. Maylee, MSW, LMSW

Clinical Therapist 

Degree:  Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

Mental Health License:   Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Wayne State University 

Age Groups Served:   Children through Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual, Couples, and Families 

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy 

  • Parent Management Training 

Professional Information:

Prior to her work with Partners in Change, Brooke served as a Clinical Supervisor and therapist at both Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority and Saginaw Psychological Services. Brooke has provided therapeutic interventions to children, adolescents, and adults, as well as managed specialized treatment teams for each age group. She was also a member of the Guardianship Committee and Leadership Team at SCCMHA. Brooke continues to work after-hours as a Crisis Intervention Therapist inside the emergency room at Covenant Hospital. Brooke has a special interest in working with children and adolescents, as well as individuals of all ages with severe and persistent mental illnesses, health anxiety, and health-related issues.  

Personal Information:

Outside of work, Brooke can be found at the baseball field, hockey rink, or skatepark with her son. In her spare time Brooke enjoys cycling, yoga, and live music. 

Samantha Mitchell, MSW, LLMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Degree:   Master of Social Work

Mental Health License:   Limited Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Saginaw Valley State University

Age Groups Served:   Children, Adolescents, Young Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

Professional Information:

Samantha earned her MSW from Saginaw Valley State University. Prior to working at Partners in Change, she gained much of her experience at Wellspring Lutheran Services in the Family Reunification Program. When

working at Wellspring, Samantha worked with children transitioning out of the Foster Care system and back into their biological parent’s home. Samantha’s clinical experience includes anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other trauma-related disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults.

Personal Information: 

In her free time, Samantha enjoys being outside, working in her garden, reading, crocheting, and spending time with her animals and family. 

Marissa O'Neill, MA, LLP, IMH-E

Limited Licensed Psychologist

Assistant Clinical Director 

Senior Clinician

Degree: Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology

Mental Health License: Limited Licensed Psychologist

University: Western Michigan University

Age Groups Served: Children, Adolescents, Young Adults

Therapy Types: Individual, Family and Group Therapy; Psychological Assessment

Treatment Types:

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • DBT Informed Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Parent Management Training

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

Professional Information:

Prior to working at Partners in Change, Marissa worked at Midland Community Mental Health as an Infant Mental Health Specialist and Baby Court Therapist where she provided intensive home-based services to families with infants and toddlers. Marissa received endorsement from the State of Michigan as an Infant Family Specialist after meeting extensive training, experience and supervision requirements. Marissa additionally co-facilitated the Nurturing Parenting Group which focused on building effective parenting skills and nurturing skills in parents. Marissa was also part of the adult and adolescent DBT team where she provided individual DBT treatment to adolescents and their families and was a co-facilitator for the adult and adolescent DBT groups. Marissa is passionate about working alongside others in order to help them reach their maximum potential by utilizing a strengths based approach to treatment. Marissa's clinical experience includes a strong interest and focus on adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD and disordered eating. Marissa additionally has vast experience in working with women who are experiencing postpartum difficulties including postpartum depression, anxiety, traumatic birth and bonding/attachment difficulties. 

Personal Information:

Outside of work, Marissa enjoys spending time with her family, her two dogs and friends. Marissa enjoys actively exploring new places with her young daughter, spending time outside in the sunshine and anything that involves animals. 

Susan Prill-Wallace, MSW, LMSW

Clinical Social WorkerM

Degree:   Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

Mental Health License: Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Michigan State University

Age Groups Served:   Children through Older Adults

Therapy Types:   Individual, Family, and Group Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Parent Management Training

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

  • Couples Therapy

Professional Information:

Prior to working at Partners in Change, Susan worked at Windover High School, an alternative high school in Midland, as a social worker. Susan’s experience includes working with children and families experiencing anxiety and depression disorders, trauma, substance abuse, behavioral issues and stress. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving and Mindfulness into practice with clients. Susan has presented mindfulness training to students, and is passionate in the work knowing the benefits of mindfulness practice.

Personal Information:

In her free time, Susan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hanging out with her chocolate lab, baking, crafting, decorating or enjoying the outdoors.

Nicole R. Schram, MA, LPC, CAADC

Assistant Director

Clinical Counselor

Degree:   Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and advanced certification in substance abuse treatment

Mental Health License:  Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

University:  Central Michigan University

Age Groups Served:  Children through Adults

Therapy Type:

Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Therapy

Treatment Type:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Systems Analysis of Psychotherapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • DBT Informed Treatment

  • Emotional Awareness & Expression Therapy

  • Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy

  • Gottman Couple’s Therapy

  • Integrated Behavioral Therapy for Couples

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Pain Reprocessing Therapy

  • Parent Management Training

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Professional Information:

Nicole is a licensed counselor and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. She obtained her Master’s degree in counseling from Central Michigan University, working in a variety of outpatient settings after graduation. Nicole is clinically interested in treatments of individuals with overcontrol, anxiety, OCD and chronic pain. This includes exploration of individuals’ unhelpful beliefs and behaviors, while fostering attitudes of self-compassion. Nicole has advanced training in trauma focused- cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, exposure and response prevention, mindfulness-based therapy, emotional awareness and expression therapy and radically open dialectical behavior therapy.

Personal Information

Outside of the counseling office, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling and creating in any medium available.

Our team is made up of licensed clinicians who have extensive training and  experience in providing evidenced-based assessments, treatments, consultations and trainings and administrative staff who are honored to serve you.

Deanna Scott-Hicks, MA, LPC, CAADC

Clinical Counselor

Degree:   Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling

Mental Health License:   Licensed Professional Counselor

University:   Central Michigan University

Age Groups Served:   Children through Adults

Therapy Types:   Individual, Family, Couples

Treatment Types:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  •  Mindfulness Based Treatment  

  • Emotional Freedom Technique

  • Gottman Couple’s Therapy

  •  Parent Management Training

  • Play Therapy  

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

Professional Information:

Deanna is a licensed counselor and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. Previous to working at Partners in Change, Deanna worked with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's Behavioral Health Program. She treats children, adolescents, couples and adults for a variety of concerns including trauma, depression, grief, substance use disorders, and anxiety disorders. 

Personal Information:

Deanna enjoys spending time outdoors with family.

Ann-Marie Shibley, MSW. LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Degree:   Masters of Social Work

Mental Health License:  Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Michigan State University

Age Groups Served:   Children through Adults

Therapy Types:   Individual, Family, and Couples 

Treatment Types:

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Systems Analysis of Psychotherapy

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide

  • Gottman Couple’s Therapy

  • Integrated Behavioral Therapy for Couples

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Parent Management Training

  • Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Professional Information:

Prior to earning her MSW, Ann-Marie obtained her Bachelor’s degree in social work as well as her Master’s degree in Public Policy from Michigan State University, and worked at Mott Community College in Flint as a case manager for individuals with disabilities as well as the ADA/504 coordinator. Ann-Marie is fluent in American Sign Language, and is able to provide direct therapy to Deaf individuals seeking mental health treatment.  She has broad and varied clinical experience that includes mental health crisis, group and individual sex offender treatment, and individual therapy with adults with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Her interests include working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system and their families, as well as teenagers and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, pre and postpartum issues, substance abuse, and those who have experienced interpersonal/relationship violence. 

Personal Information:

When not at work, she makes attempts at being a knitter and quilter, and loves spending time playing board games with her family and friends. 

Regina Simon, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Degree:   Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

Mental Health License:   Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Wayne State University

Age Groups Served:  All ages

Therapy Types:   Individual, Family, Marital and Group Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • LGBTQ services including marital/couples counseling

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Parent Skills/Behavior Modification Plans

  • Solution Focused

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

Professional Information:

Regina has been in practice for over 20 years and focuses on starting where the client is and the client’s right to self-determination. Regina has worked in placement settings, homeless shelters for teens, crisis services, methadone treatment, and general mental health treatment centers.  Regina works full time for Partners in Change running treatment groups for male prisoners at Saginaw Regional Correctional Facility.

Personal Information:

In her free time, Regina enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing with her two dogs.

Dalila Solis, MSW, LMSW

Assistant Director

Clinical Social Worker

Degree:   Master of Science in Social Work 

Mental Health License: Licensed Masters Level Social Worker

University:   Columbia University in the city of New York  

Age Groups Served:   Children, Adolescents, Adults

Therapy Types:   Individual and Family Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Exposure Therapy

  • Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Emotional Awareness & Expression Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Parent Management Training

Professional Information:

Dalila graduated from Columbia University in The City of New York, where she gained experience providing supportive therapy to adolescents in a Juvenile Detention Center. Prior to working with Partners in Change, Dalila worked at Westlund Guidance Clinic as a clinical therapist. There, she worked within the trauma assessment center to provide assessments for children who have experienced trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Dalila has 6 years of clinical experience in an outpatient setting, as well as 2 years of experience as a clinical supervisor. Her clinical experience includes behavioral management for children and adolescents, depression, anxiety, trauma related disorders, adjustment, and sever mental illness in both children, adolescents and adults. Dalila incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness into practice with clients and is state certified to provide specialized trauma treatment to children up to age 18.

Personal Information:

Outside of work, Dalila enjoys traveling, reading for professional and personal purposes, photography, crafting, and spending time with family, friends, and her pets.

Mary Stothard, MA, TLLP

Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist

Degree:   Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology

Mental Health License:  Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist

University:   Michigan School of Psychology

Age Groups Served:   Adolescents and Adults

Therapy Types:  Individual, Family, and Group Therapy; Psychological Assessment 

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

  • Existential Focused Therapy

Professional Information:

Mary’s clinical experience includes working with individuals ages 14 and older with a variety of mental health disorders. She conducts psychological assessments including ADHD and Learning Disability evaluations.  As part of her work with Partners in Change, Mary runs substance abuse treatment groups at a local male prison.  Mary completed her internship at The Psychiatry and Psychology Center where she provided individual therapy in an outpatient mental health clinic. Mary has also worked at a residential treatment facility providing mental health treatment and interventions specifically related to trauma.

Personal Information: 

In her free time, Mary enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her son. 

Sarah E. Rudel, MSW, LLMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Degree:   Masters of Social Work

Mental Health License:   Limited Licensed Masters of Social Worker

University:   Saginaw Valley State University

Age Groups Served:   Adults

Therapy Types:   Individual and Couples Therapy

Treatment Types:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Gottman Couples Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

Professional Information:

Sarah graduated from Saginaw Valley State University where she gained clinical experience at Bay Arenac Behavioral Health in their Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. Prior to working at Partners in Change, Sarah worked at List Psychological Services as a clinical therapist. Within this role, Sarah served all ages groups. Sarah's clinical experience includes treating depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, PTSD and trauma related disorders, with an emphasis on creating a healthy lifestyle mindset.  

Personal Information:

Outside of Partners in Change, Sarah enjoys spending time with her fiance, family and friends. She also enjoys CrossFit, thrifting and being outdoors.

Katelyn Wendling, MA, TLLP

Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist

Degree:   Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology

Mental Health License: Limited Licensed Psychologist

University:   Wayne State University  

Age Groups Served:   Young Adults through Older Adults

Therapy Types:   Individual, Family and Couples

Treatment Types:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

  • Exposure Therapy 

  • Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

  • Schema Focused Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Treatment

  • Trauma Informed Treatment

Professional Information:

Prior to working at Partners in Change, Katie worked as a therapist with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Katie’s clinical experience includes trauma related disorders, panic and anxiety related disorders, depression, personality disorders, and interpersonal relationship issues. Katie approaches therapy through a person-centered model that emphasizes personal strengths and self-compassion. Her approach includes exploring challenging aspects of self and collaboratively finding new/more beneficial ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving that are more aligned with an individual’s personal values.

Personal Information:

In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time at her cabin, gardening, reading, video games, traveling, and spending time with family, friends and her dogs. 

Administration Team

Kaycee Biggs, BS

Systems Coordinator

Bio

Kaycee earned an Associates of Science from Delta College in 2012. She graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Central Michigan University.  Kaycee plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Psychology. Compassion and dedication are two of her most closely held values and this is reflected in her work. As Systems Coordinator, she ensures that the systems to maintain clinic functioning and to support our employees and our clients are efficient and effective.  Kaycee has volunteered for Big Brother, Big Sisters, the CAN Counsel, and Shelterhouse in the past and will continue to work with these organizations in the future. She enjoys traveling around Michigan and being with her daughter and their dog.

Samantha Juhasz

Programs Coordinator

Bio

Prior to working with us, Samantha worked in a MOCI room at Midland High School as a one on one paraeducator.  She implemented physical therapy for students with physical and cognitive impairments and worked with them to reach their educational goals. As Senior Administrative Specialist, Samantha manages our mindfulness program, mentors and trains administration staff and is passionate about serving our clients.   Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, sailing, and spoiling her two Boston Terriers, Bella and Beau. 

Anne McClendon

Accounts Coordinator

Bio

Prior to working with us, Anne worked as the Billing Coordinator for a large family practice office for well over 30 years. As Accounts Coordinator, Anne manages all insurance claims and payments as well as client questions in relation to their claims or balances. Outside of work, Anne enjoys spending time camping and ORV trail riding along with spending time with family and friends.  

Taryn Mroczek

Administrative Specialist

Bio

Taryn attends Central Michigan University where she is pursuing a major in Social Work with a minor in Psychology. Prior to working with us, Taryn worked as a receptionist at an equipment dealership. Outside of work, Taryn enjoys reading, traveling, and cuddling with her kitties.

Michaela Gravis

Administrative Specialist

Bio

Michaela is a junior at Saginaw Valley State University where she is majoring in Psychology and double minoring in English and Sociology. Michaela plans on getting her masters degree for School Psychology at Central Michigan University once she graduates. Being an Administrative Specialist at Partners in Change gives Michaela the opportunity to work with amazing people and get a good grasp on what her future career may look like! In her free time Michaela loves to cuddle with her cat, spend time outdoors, and read!

Carol McPherson RN, BSN

Clinic Nurse & Senior Auditor (Part-time)

Bio

Carol 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 worked at Dow Chemical from 2007 to 2016 as an occupational health nurse.  At our clinic, Carol assists our Eating Disorder Treatment Specialist by monitoring vitals of clients with eating disorders.  She implements and supervises quality control procedures for the clinic.  Carol has advanced training in Motivational Interviewing.  She became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers in November 2018 and trains advanced graduate students and clinicians.  Outside of work Carol enjoys being with her family and friends, pottery, and getting beat at tennis.

Robin Myre

Administrative Specialist

Bio

Prior to working with us, Robin worked as an Office Manager at a Fine Art Gallery.  As she navigates her career change here with us, she plans on continuing her education to increase her knowledge in business and administration. Outside of work, Robin enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, kayaking, camping, hiking and playing fetch with her dog. 

Susan Conn

Administrative Specialist 

Bio 

Prior to working with PIC, Susan and her husband owned and operated an electrical contracting company in the triangle area of North Carolina. Susan's husband, Brad, grew up in Midland, and after spending 22 years in NC, he was offered an opportunity with an international communications organization. The couple moved to Midland a year ago and have been so very happy in the transition.  Susan enjoys gardening, walking and hiking with her dogs and spending time with family and friends.

Rachel Curry 

Administrative Specialist 

Bio 

Prior to working with us, Rachel worked at MyMichigan health as a phlebotomist. Rachel transitioned to Partners in Change to learn more about mental health field. Rachel plans to continue her education to better herself and her family. In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, going to concerts of obscure bands, and exploring new places.