Meet our staff

 Karla Jordan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • 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
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: 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
Carl Catanese
Accepting:
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: $99

Carl Catanese, LMSW, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Carl graduated from Wayne with his Master of Social Work degree. He also has a Master of Education Degree. He is a hypnotist and is able to use EMDR. He has a CAADC from MCBAP. He is a licensed marriage & family therapist as well as a licensed Master Social Worker with clinical and macro certification. 

Carl Catanese has a private practice in Macomb County. He is a social work consultant at Stonecrest Psychiatric Hospital. He worked in the public school system for 25 years. He owned and directed a counseling practice in Macomb County. He had three full time therapists working for him. He has supervised social work interns from Wayne State, University of Michigan and Oakland University.

Carl has worked with school children, families, marriages as well as people suffering from various psychiatric disorders. He has worked with alcohol/substance disorders. He has worked with persons with autistic disorders and cognitively impaired. He has done group therapy with all of the above.

Carl believes that mental health care is a critical and necessary for some people. Clients should feel free to deal with their emotional struggles both major and minor. It can be a growth experience for the client as well at the therapist. 

Carl and his family live in Macomb County. His wife is a professional choir director and directs Cantata Academy. His son is finishing his occupational therapy degree at Oakland University.

Education

Wayne State University
Master of Social Work degree

Specialties

  • Couples/ Marriage Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Grief
Dana Brumm
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Medicare
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dana Brumm, LLP

Philosophy of Care

Dana is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Psychology, and is certified as a Chemical Addiction Counselor. She has provided treatment for over 20 years in the field of Mental and Behavioral Health

Dana uses an eclectic mix of modalities to meet the unique needs of every client. Through providing a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental environment, Dana helps clients with a wide variety of mental health concerns. Areas of focus are depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, and addiction.

Dana believes that treating others with compassion, seeing them through the eyes of empathy, and working with her clients to meet their needs mentally, physically and spiritually are paramount to client’s wellness and success.

Education

Michigan School of Psychology
Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Addiction
  • Personality Disorders
Jennifer Plesz
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Plesz, CRC, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Plesz is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in helping her clients overcome their individual obstacles and find new ways to reach their goals. Having overcome her own life-altering obstacles, coupled with her training and experience as a Counselor, have given her the tools to help others do the same. Jennifer has a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Wayne State University, and several years of experience working with people from all backgrounds. Today Jennifer offers individual, couples, and family services. 

Specialties

  • Couples & Relationships
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma & PTSD
Kristine Tomlinson-Miles
Accepting:
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: $150: Intake $100: 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
Maria Tovar-Ruiz
Accepting:
  • ASR
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Maria Tovar-Ruiz, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Maria is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She believes in helping people identify their own strengths as they learn to trust in their power to have the most fulfilling life that they envision. She believes that you are the expert of your own life, while she is a partner that will provide tools, feedback and encouragement as you reach for your goals. 

Maria strives to create a relationship where you feel fully acknowledged, valued seen and heard for the unique person that you are and for the experiences that you bring to the table. She has an eclectic, down to earth and humorous approach to therapy. Maria values partnering with people from diverse backgrounds who are seeking to increase their life satisfaction and quality to life. 

Maria has over 24 years of experience and has a Master’s degree from Michigan State University. She specializes in helping people with depression, anxiety, life transitions, women’s issues, trauma, relationship concerns, self-esteem, anger management and substance use.

Education

Michigan State University
Master’s Degree

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Women’s issues
  • Substance use
  • Trauma
Priscilla Jimenez
Accepting:
  • 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: $150: Intake $100: 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
Rachel Wolf
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachel Wolf, LPC, CCTP

Philosophy of Care

Rachel Wolf is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor in the state of Michigan. She has over 7 years of experience working with a widely diverse population of adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse, relationship issues, sexuality, and life transitions. She also has experience working with couples and those in alternative relationship structures/polyamory. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University. Rachel uses client centered, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, and solution focused approaches, using empathy, creativity, flexibility, and a safe, judgment free environment. She will provide tools for growth, emotional support, feedback, and guidance to help each unique individual develop a more rich, joyful, meaningful life. Rachel seeks to provide an environment where you are able to be your authentic self. You are the expert on your own life, and Rachel seeks to help guide you on the path to achieve your dreams and goals, and will meet you at your level, whether this your first time seeking treatment, or you’ve been in treatment before.

Education

Oakland University
Master of Arts in Counseling

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationships and Alternative Relationship Structures/Polyamory
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Anger Management
  • ADHD
  • Self-esteem
  • Family Issues
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: $150: Intake $100: 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
Vicky Gura-Paliaroli
Accepting:
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: $99

Vicky Gura-Paliaroli, LMSW

Philosophy of Care 

Vicky Gura-Paliaroli is a Licensed Master Social Worker practicing in the state of Michigan. Vicky has a  diverse background which includes work in a multitude of settings including hospice care, hospitals,  youth residential care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, emergency medicine, and the school  system. With this vast experience, Vicky has worked with every age group from premature infants to  senior citizens. Along her professional journey, Vicky has worked with clients with varying issues and  needs including anxiety disorders, trauma, child and adult abuse, attention deficit disorder, oppositional  defiant disorder, domestic violence, depression, suicidal ideation, abandonment, homelessness, crisis,  and more.  

Vicky has a concentration in cognitive-behavioral therapy, though she utilizes an eclectic approach when  working with clients. Vicky understands that each person is unique and, therefore, is deserving of an  approach which meets their specific needs. She has also received ongoing education through seminars  on a multitude of topics including, but not limited to, trauma, attention deficit disorder, and depression. 

Vicky genuinely cares for each person’s happiness and well-being. She whole-heartedly believes that  everyone deserves to live life to their fullest potential. Emotional healing and growth will only help this  process. Sometimes people aren’t aware of the help that is available, feel helpless, and suffer silently.  Vicky wants people to know there is hope and help is available. 

Education 

Wayne State University
Master of Social Work 

Specialties 

  • Anxiety 
  • Trauma 
  • Depression 
  • Self-esteem 
  • Attention deficit disorder 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Pediatric emotional health 
  • School problems
  • Stress reduction
Darlita Paulding
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • ComPsych
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Darlita Paulding, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Darlita Paulding is a Licensed Professional Counselor who gradated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Psychology and from Oakland University with a M.A. in Counseling. I am a National Certified Counselor with over 10 years experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have assisted Individuals working through anger, depressive symptoms, anxiety, unhealthy relationships, low self-esteem, and stress.

Darlita utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solutions Focused Therapy to provide the most comprehensive services in a concise, yet warm, empathetic and support environment. Darlita seeks to enhance your personal strengths while assisting you in overcoming your challenges. 

Darlita’s goal is that everyone should be able to live their lives to their greatest potential. While working with Darlita, you have the potential to transform your life, reconcile relationships, build hope and enhance your self-esteem through exceptional treatment and services.

Education

Oakland University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management

Crystal Smith
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Crystal Smith, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Crystal is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a Master’s Degree in Counseling with an advanced specialization in treating children and adolescents from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She has over 15 years in the mental health field working with clients to improve life satisfaction.

Crystal is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She specializes in treating adults and children who are struggling with depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, trauma, abuse, neglect, relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, grief and loss, parenting support and substance use disorders. Crystal has also completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Crystal creates a safe, welcome and supportive environment for her clients. She encourages personal empowerment through the use of strength-based strategies and Motivational Interviewing techniques combined with psychoeducation, solution-focused techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness practices to improve adjustment and live a more fulfilling life.

Specialties

  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood trauma
  • Depression
  • Divorce support
  • Parenting support
  • PTSD
  • Self esteem
  • Substance Use disorders
Angela Arche
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

Angela Arche, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Angel Arche is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Michigan with over 20 years of experience. She has worked with diverse populations including those with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, life transitions, relationship issues, PTSD, grief and loss, and many other issues that affect how one functions daily. She completed her Bachelor in Social Work at University of Michigan-Flint, and received her Master of Social Work from Wayne State University.

Angel engages in collaborative, strength based, cognitive therapy, solution-focused therapy, client-centered, and emotionally focused approaches to therapy while keeping in perspective the need to be flexible, and creative. She is known for her eclectic and relatable approach tailored to the unique needs of each client.

Angel provides an open and compassionate environment to build a relationship with individuals, couples, and families always meeting people where they are at. She strives to help her clients regain peace and quality of life.

Specialties

  • Ages 13-65+
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Couples/Marriage Relationships
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood/Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Spectrum/Psychotic Disorders
  • Trauma/PTSD
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