Our Counselors

Jillian Kraydich
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Blue Care Network
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
Kelly Kellerman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
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
Marcy West
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • 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
Megan Dunne
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Megan Marie Dunne, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

We all need a little help sometimes. Therapy is a great tool to have to overcome life’s tough times. Are you new to therapy? Or someone who has seen a therapist before? Regardless of your previous experiences with therapy, I offer everyone a safe, private and professional experience. Together we will address your concerns and then plan and execute change. As far back as I can remember, I have always been concerned with other people’s happiness. As a child I knew that one day I would have a career in a “helping profession”. I graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit MI in 2006 with a master’s degree in social work, a minor in psychology and a solid foundation on treating people using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I have continued to grow in my profession over the years. I have 15 years of experience working not only as a therapist but also as a medical social worker. Implementing change, managing crisis’s and providing life changing resources in clinics, emergency rooms, and in medical wards across metro Detroit. My approach to therapy is a holistic one. I provide support and feedback to assist clients as they address their personal life challenges. I believe in empowering clients to build on their strengths to obtain personal growth. As a holistic mental health clinician, I am passionate about assisting others through life issues and stress so they can grow and heal in mind, body and spirit.
If you need guidance and support, I offer a safe healing space to work through difficulties. I strive to provide a comfortable, respectful and accepting therapeutic environment. Due to my vast professional history I am comfortable working with all populations and hope to work with you.
“ “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new” “ (Socrates. Way of the peaceful warrior: A book that changes lives. By Dan Millman)

Education

Wayne State University
Master’s in Social Work

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Phobia Counseling
Simone Cruzet-McCullom
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • Behavioral Health Systems
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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 
Amy Matelic
Accepting:
  • 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: $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
Carolyn Nicholson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BCBS of MI
  • Blue Care Network
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carolyn Nicholson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Carolyn Nicholson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a Certified Vocational/Health Teacher in the state of Michigan.
Carolyn has over 30 years of experience working with adolescence and parents as a public school educator and counselor.
Ms.Nicholson is experienced working with such issues as: grief, depression, anxiety, communication, sexual identity issues, as well as academic and career planning. Ms.Nicholson has taught the following subjects in the high school setting for 10 years:
- Child Development
- Nutrition
- Stress
- Health
- Life Skills

Carolyn is an empathetic, positive person who believes in the human potential. It is important to look at the whole individual to assist anyone achieve their potential and goals. She believes that life requires balance in all areas of life, emotionally, physically, cognitively and spiritually.

Carolyn believes in such therapeutic techniques and theories , such as Mindfulness, Cognitive Therapy, Solution-Based Counseling, Imago Therapy and Attachment theory.

Education

Wayne State University
Masters Degree

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Goal-setting
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Communication.
KaiLi McGrath
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
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 
Lemica Cox
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CIgna
  • ASR
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • BCBS of MI
  • Blue Care Network
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lemica Cox, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Lemica completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the Wayne State University and is certified by the National Certification Commission for Addition Counseling as a Master Level Addition Counselor. She has over 20 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, structured outpatient programs, large
nonprofits, and private practice.

Lemica uses a number of therapeutic modalities and utilizes a holistic, strength based, person centered approach as a guide when interacting with individuals. including but not limited to Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Substance abuse counseling. Through her work, she is committed to helping people.

Education

Wayne State University
Master’s Degree in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anger and Stress Management
  • Mood disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Grief & Loss
  • Men’s issues
Philip Davis
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Philip Davis, LPA

Philosophy of Care

During my postdoc at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute I ran a study entitled "Long term effect of opiates in the treatment of chronic pain." I used my neuropsychology training during 8 years in CA dept of corrections and 25 years in the army. My second post-doc at University of Utah Medical School was in biomedical informatics and rounded out my research credential. Having an office in the physiology dept there for several years made me aware of how metabolic imbalances affect mental health. I now have a practice that focuses on wellbeing, in areas of nutrition, mobility and lifestyle. 

My clinical skills are systems oriented, my approach described by the wikipedia definition of "narrative therapy." A major pain-point in our society is the increasingly difficult process of attachment to changing institutions and mores and decline of the social contract, which is exemplified by many Millennials.

Empowerment is a basic necessity associated with resilience. Resilience can now be measured and related meaningfully to the range of impacts that social anomie and chronic illness/mortality inevitably present. It is increasingly difficult to extract from life basic satisfactions, previously taken for granted, now threatened by the challenge of complexity.

Education

Alliant International University
PhD

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationships
  • Marriage
  • Families
  • Psych Testing
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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