Our Counselors

Blessing Igiogbe
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Blessing Igiogbe, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Blessing has over 13 years of experience working in the mental health field. She believes that client empowerment combined with a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment promote a positive personal growth and a great quality of life.

Blessing’s clinical experiences include but are not limited to children with behavioral challenges (ADHD/ODD), teens issues (self-esteem, separation anxiety, and social challenges), depression, anxiety, and relationships struggles. Blessing has a strong professional interest in co-occurring disorders and the effect of human trafficking on mental health.

Blessing received her MSW degree from Wayne State University and her BSW degree from the University of Windsor, Canada. She has a Limited License in Michigan.

Education

Masters in Social Work
Wayne State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
Jenifer James
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jenifer James, LPC

Philosophy of Care

 Jenifer James, a native of Lansing, Michigan, has dedicated much of her adult life to the service of others whether in the capacity of advocate, facilitator, or mentor.  Graduating top of her class from Grand Canyon University earning both a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Professional Counseling respectfully, Mrs. James has also received training in substance abuse which she has utilized while working with students, women and families suffering from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

Mrs. James has utilized her talents in varying mediums from the business sector to the religious realm – emphasizing her commitment to encouraging the growth of individuals and families facing challenges in their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. She takes pride in developing and executing skill building opportunities for the youth and creating a safe environment for them to explore their mental/emotional wellbeing.

 As a wife and proud mother of two, Jenifer recognizes the importance of self-care and taking time to unplug.  She enjoys traveling, singing, spending quality time with her family, and expressing herself through her creativity.

Education

Grand Canyon University
Master of Science in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Individuals
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Identity
  • Marriage
  • SUD
  • Adolescent
  • Parent-child
  • Adjustment
Amy Matelic
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amy Matelic, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

I am a licensed Master’s Social Worker in Michigan with over 20 years of experience working in the field of medicine and social work. I am also a registered yoga teacher and practice meditation for personal wellness. I have worked with clients with a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, mood and thought disturbances. I also helped many people who have experienced legal, family, and financial problems.

My therapeutic style is person centered and relationship based. I believe in treating people with kindness and empathy. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I believe people have choices and you can choose to take a different path or not.

I will design a treatment plan with a set of SMART goals and objectives for you. Simplicity is the key to accomplishing what you are seeking in treatment. My goal is to listen and reflect. I avoid labeling to find out what honors your values not mine! I look forward to our journey! Are you ready to start it?

Education

Wayne State University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Christina Griffin
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Christina Griffin, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Christina Griffin is a dual certified adult gerontology and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics, who specializes in treating anxiety, mood disorders and depression. As a nurse practitioner, her experience includes inpatient geriatrics, palliative medicine and medication management for adult and geriatric psychiatry. 

Christina’s education includes a Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialization from Spring Arbor University, and a Post Master’s Certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of St. Francis. Christina is passionate in promoting patient access to mental health care. Christina provides a humanistic philosophy of holistic care for mind, body, spirit, and a steadfast commitment to individualized and personalized care for patients.

Education

Spring Harbor University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Jillian Kraydich
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BCBS of MI
  • Blue Care Network
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jillian Kraydich, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Jillian Kraydich is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Michigan who has extensive experience partnering with adolescents, adults, couples and families seeking support for anxiety, depression, adjustment, grief and relationship/family issues.  She also has vast hospital, emergency and crisis experience.  

Jillian believes in collaborating with clients to form a strong therapeutic alliance.  She individualizes therapy and assists her clients in working toward achieving their ultimate goals and healing.  Implementing strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy interventions with a highly personalized approach, Jillian ensures that each client receives the best support and the most comprehensive care possible.

Jillian is committed to eclectically supporting each individual client on their journey toward healing.  She creates a safe, warm and client-focused environment in which individuals feel comfortable discussing and processing all of life’s challenges.  

Education

Wayne State University
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Adjustment disorder 
  • Anxiety
  • Child abuse
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Couples therapy/relationship challenges
  • Depression
  • Family/parenting 
  • Grief/loss/bereavement
  • Health care professionals 
  • Life/stress management 
  • Solution focused therapy 
  • Strengths-based therapy
KaiLi McGrath
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

KaiLi McGrath, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

KaiLi McGrath is a Licensed Masters Social Worker in the state of Michigan.  She completed her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Michigan State University and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan.  KaiLi has over 8 years’ experience with families and adolescents. She has worked with her clients to navigate a variety of life situations.  Her clients have sought help with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief & loss, finding work/life balance, trauma, changes in friendships, relationship concerns, suicidal ideations, self-harm behaviors, developmental and learning disabilities, family conflict, parenting concerns, and academic concerns.

KaiLi utilizes collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approaches to therapy.  She works with the client to determine what will best fit their specific and unique needs.  KaiLi believes that counseling can benefit anyone.  She meets clients where they are and focuses on the client’s strengths in order to make lasting changes.  

Being brought into a client’s life is a privilege.  Because of this, KaiLi focuses on collaboration and building a trusting therapeutic relationship.  It is her goal that all clients will feel heard and understood and have a place that they feel safe to partner in making meaningful life changes.

Education

University of Michigan
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief, Bereavement, & Loss 
  • Life Transitions
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Self-Harm/Suicidal Ideations 
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Women’s Issues 
Kelly Kellerman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kelly Kellerman, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kelly Kellerman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 25 years’ experience partnering with adolescents and adults seeking help with anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, trauma issues and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in History and Human Services from Albion College and received her Master of Social Work from The University of Chicago.

Kelly utilizes a warm, nonjudgmental and collaborative approach while blending evidenced based interventions such as cognitive behavioral (CBT), mindfulness, and strength-based approaches to promote healing and wellness.

Kelly believes life and relationships can be healthy when we have the tools. She seeks to create a safe and caring space to learn new patterns of emotions, behaviors and thoughts, improve coping and create positive changes in your life.

Education

University of Chicago
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma & PTSD
 Karla Jordan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network (if clinician has BCBS of MI)
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Karla Jordan, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Karla Jordan is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who  has over 5 years of clinical experience in providing psychiatric evaluations and  medication management to children and adults seeking assistance with depression,  ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Stress management, Obsessive Compulsive disorders, and Addictive disorders. Karla is passionate about providing  quality mental health care. 

Karla utilizes evidence-based practices and approaches such as motivational  interviewing, cognitive behavioral, psycho-dynamic, and mindfulness therapy. Karla  utilizes a holistic approach to help achieve optimal mental health.  

Karla seeks to establish a safe and comfortable environment , providing guidance  and support while sustainable long-term goals are implemented as clients embark on a  journey toward optimal mental health. She helps clients feel their best through  personalized treatment plans and one-on-one encouragement.  

Education 

University of St. Francis
MSN-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  

Specialties 

  • Depressive Disorders 
  • Anxiety Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Bipolar 
  • PTSD 
  • Stress management 
  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorders 
  • Addictive disorders
Kristine Tomlinson-Miles
Accepting:
  • ASR
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Kristine Tomlinson-Miles, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

The challenges of life are often unexpected and taking steps toward wellness can be difficult. Wherever you are in your journey, the expertise of a mental health nurse practitioner can help you thrive. 

Kristine provides compassionate, open-minded, comprehensive mental health services to adults and teens. She believes that you are the pilot of your own life, and her aim is to assist you in recognizing and evaluating the roots of your symptoms. With a holistic approach to mental health, she utilizes medication management alongside other approaches - cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, nutritional wellness, and sleep hygiene strategies - to assist you in achieving a balanced life. 

Kristine is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and a Board Certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C), with training and experience treating patients across the lifespan with psychiatric disorders and chronic illnesses.  She specializes in treating anxiety disorders, depressive disorders (including mood changes related to pregnancy and menopause), and PTSD/trauma. She is an ally of the LGBTQ community. Her education includes a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and a Post-Masters’ Psychiatric NP Certification from the University of Cincinnati.

Education

Vanderbilt University
Master of Science Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood changes related to pregnancy and menopause
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQ
Marcy West
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marcy West, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Marcy West is a licensed clinical social worker with three decades of experience in the mental health, medical social work and substance abuse profession. Marcy West has vast experience in treating a variety of age groups and concerns, her approach is client centered, strength based, and solution focused.
Marcy West utilizes varying modalities. All therapeutic modalities utilized in treatment are evidenced based which means they are proven to be the most effective and successful techniques in the field. I provide treatment to geriatric, adult/adolescent males and females encountering issues with relationships, mood disorders, depression/anxiety, substance abuse and other disorders impacting functioning.
I enjoy teaching meditation techniques and believe we all have an innate ability to heal ourselves but often life challenges, experiences and pain get in the way. Insight, skill development and recognition of our own inner strength is vital in reaching the full potential you were meant to live. Let me help you uncover the amazing abilities you already possess. I would be honored to walk with you on your healing journey.

Education

Grand Valley State University
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
Priscilla Jimenez
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Priscilla Jimenez, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Priscilla Jimenez is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the state of Michigan with experience treating adults seeking help with Depression and Anxiety. She completed her Master of Nursing Education from Oakland University and received her Post Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University. 

Prior to working in the field of psychiatry, her background included 7 years of Medical Surgical Nursing and 4 years of ICU Registered Nurse experience. From those years, Priscilla came to understand that one’s emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being, are just as important as one’s physical well-being. Her personal philosophy is that all of her clients should, and will be treated equally, and with respect. Her mission is to aid clients along their individual journey of mental health, by mutually setting goals based on the clients’ needs. Priscilla aims to maximize pharmacologic efficacy, in order to achieve higher functioning and symptom relief for her clients. 

Priscilla is a  strong advocate for mental health care and has a passion for treating mental illness. She is dedicated to providing the best care possible by listening to her clients, employing motivational interviewing techniques, and providing evidence-based treatment options.

Education

Oakland University
Master of Nursing Education

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Silke Goudos
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Silke Goudos, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Silke Goudos Is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner licensed in the state of Michigan and board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She completed both her bachelors and masters of nursing science at the University of Toledo. Silke has experience in care of both adolescent and adult psychiatric conditions. She offers psychiatric evaluations to establish your diagnosis as well as medication reviews to maintain or optimize therapeutic response of your current medication regime.

Silke strives to foster individualized care through a therapeutic alliance between provider and client. This alliance acknowledges and respects client preferences for treatment. Silke also seeks to empower her clients with knowledge of their mental health diagnosis and treatment, encouraging open discussion of client concerns and questions.

Education

University of Toledo
Masters of nursing science

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and Stressor related disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  •  Binge Eating disorder  
  • ADHD
Simone Cruzet-McCullom
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Blue Care Network
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Simone Cruzet-McCullom, LMSW-Clinical

Philosophy of Care

Simone Cruzet-McCullom is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a mission to empower, encourage, and support individuals and families. Simone holds 6 years of experience supporting children, teens, and young adults through life challenges including anger, ADHD, grief, anxiety,  and depression. Simone received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Community Services with a concentration in Child and Youth Development from Michigan State University. She then received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California.

Simone’s therapeutic approach is centered on building a positive relationship with each of her clients. By doing so, Simone is able to support clients in the way that is individualized to the strengths and needs of each client. Simone is eclectic in her style - utilizing strengths based, solution focused, mindfulness, realism, and cognitive behavioral therapeutic techniques. She is also well versed in play therapy for children.

Simone is known for greeting every client with enthusiasm - knowing that each step within a journey of healing and wellbeing is worth celebrating. She holds space for clients to be the center of their own potential while supporting, promoting accountability, and positive self esteem along the way.

Education

University of Southern California
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • School-Related Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management 
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