Justin Work, MA, LLPC, Clinical Director
My passion is helping children through numerous developmental issues, clients with ADHD navigate issues with work and school, couples navigate relationship issues, and clients understand and improve their experiences with bipolar disorder. I provide marriage counseling, family counseling, anxiety counseling, depression counseling, and more in our Livonia office.
Rosemary Brown, LLMSW
My passion is supporting individuals through a trauma informed combination of mindful based practices, cognitive, and somatic therapies. I concentrate on listening, non-judgmental questioning, emotional support, and holding space to process cognitively, emotionally, and physically. I provide counseling using an evidence based and integrative approach for couples and adults dealing with anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, grief, and life transitions.
Julia Brown, MA, LLPC
I completed my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling from Wayne State University. My passion is working with children , teens, and adults by providing the skills needed to help cope. I can provide counseling services in the areas of grief, depression, and anxiety.
Ruby Rizwan, MA, LLPC
My passion lies in working with children and families as well as with individuals struggling with relationship issues. I also enjoy doing workshops and psychoeducation groups. I have training in dealing with addictive behaviors. My mission in counseling is to create a safe nonjudgmental environment for my clients that provides a sense of warmth and calm for all who enter. To help my clients to discover their authentic selves, to unlock the power and potential of their minds and improve the quality of their lives. My vision is to see my clients strengthen their faculties, because of which all external forces and the triggers, temptations, impulses, and maladaptive behaviors will have less power on them. I use a multimodal approach in counseling and customize my treatment plan according to the needs of my clients. I take care of myself through prayer and meditation, dancing, healthy eating, and spending time with my family.
Carla Hotts, LPC
I love helping children and adults navigate their place in today's ever evolving world. As a veteran school counselor in a parochial school and a LPC, I understand the demands placed on our children and parents today. My passion is providing individual counseling services to teenagers and adults to help manage and cope with depression, anxiety, school or work related concerns, grief/loss, adjustment andmore. My goal is to help improve the daily lives of my clients. I also have experience working with students and their families to navigate the complex world of students with learning differences and their IEP/504 plans.
Claudia Gajewski, LLPC
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a passion for helping all populations with fertility challenges, family building or a child-free life. My experience in the challenges of assisted reproduction and crisis counseling give me a beneficial perspective in these areas. Most recently, I've been working to help others capture their most precious memories as a scrapbooking consultant. My career includes working as a property manager/landlord, writer, and desktop publishing editor. At The On Earth Project, I will use my counseling skills and life experience to help clients reach their full potential. I also advocate for fertility issues in today's career driven world. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, writing, and hiking with my family and our pug dog, Banjo.
Bekah Reynolds, MA, LPC
Have you felt anxiety? Had trouble setting boundaries or struggled with second-guessing yourself? I specialize in working with adult individuals who want to address how their childhood attachment and family of origin traumas manifest themself today. I know that people are made up of fascinating stories just waiting to be heard. I am passionate about creating a space for you to be seen and heard, by providing a therapeutic relationship that is safe, non-judgmental, and that empowers you to work through things to become the person you want to be. This can be a messy process, and I am not afraid to sit and be present in the mess. The goal of therapy is to help you heal from your experiences. Insight is just the first step. Following insight, we can work together to find ways to manage and moderate the effects of past or current stressors. I use an empathetic and individualized approach—drawing from person-centered, psychodynamic, strength-based, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. If you want to begin your healing journey together, please call the office and ask for Bekah. I would be honored to hear your story.
Joan Stelzer, MA, LLPC
I want people to get excited about who they are and what life holds for them: This paraphrased Virginia Satir quote aptly describes one of my aims for clients every day in my practice. I’m passionate about enabling people to create enduring, meaningful change to achieve their goals. Plus, I'll help you develop skills to use long after our therapeutic work is done. I often utilize EMDR, CBT, and DBT, along with the Gottman Method. All four have been shown through research to be effective therapies. Working together, with these tools, we can get you excited about life again.
Lisa Banks, MS, LLPC, Assistant Director
I strive to provide a safe place for my clients to share their unique story. I have experience working with diverse populations that includes individual, relational/marriage, family, faith-based/spiritual, Pastoral, and group treatment for children and adults. Utilizing client-centered therapy with an integrated approach and evidence-based techniques based upon each client’s specific needs and goals. These include and Eye Movement De-Sensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Gottman Method. I have clinical experience in assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression, stress/anger management, relationships, emotional dysregulation, grief, trauma, and adjustment issues.
Dairrai Doliber, LLPC
My passion lies in helping individuals manage and cope with depression, anxiety, school or work related concerns, plus career development. I provide individual counseling for anxiety, depression and more in our Livonia offices.
Nobie Dawsey, MA, LLPC
I am an LLPC and I have recently graduated from Oakland University with a Masters in Clinical and School Counseling. I am passionate about helping clients alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression to help improve everyday life. I also provide individual counseling services to children, teens and adults.
Cara Hudson, MA, LPC
My counseling approach is to provide a warm environment in which the client feels accepted and supported. I use person-centered approaches that promote engagement and collaboration. I offer professional support with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral functioning, anxiety, depression, existentialism, grief/loss, and adjustment.
Janet Mayo, MA, LLPC
I am an LLPC and recently graduated with a M.A. in Counseling from Wayne State University. My undergraduate is in Sociology with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women Studies. My passion is working with individuals within the LGBQTIA+ community. I work with teenagers and adults. I provide individual and couples counseling. I treat a variety of mental health issues and concerns. This includes but is not limited to: anxiety, depression, postpartum depression and related issues, and religious trauma. I am also a USMC veteran and enjoy working with veterans.
Andrew Hudson, MA, LPC
I am curious about how a person connects with themselves and others. Within a comfortable space, I use intentional interventions that are engaging and collaborative. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral functioning, adjustments, life-span development, relationships, anxiety, depression, existentialism, grief, and loss. I provide mental health counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups.
Kristine Gardner, LMSW
I am a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) with a clinical specialization through the State of Michigan (License #6801107346). I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Columbia University in 1997. I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2017. I utilize several different approaches and techniques when working with clients based on their needs and strengths. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Family Systems Therapy (FST), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I will tailor my behavioral and cognitive approach with your goals in mind. I treat a variety of mental health conditions including Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Co-occurring Mental Health, Psychotic Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
Shannon Franklin, M.A., LLPC
My passion is helping couples navigate relationship issues, helping children and families through numerous systemic and developmental issues, as well as providing life coaching to individuals with diverse needs. I provide marriage counseling, family counseling, life coaching and more in our Livonia office.
Natasha Ford, RD/RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist)
My Passion is helping clients understand how their relationships with food affects all areas of their lives and helping clients grow through mindful eating with reduction when necessary, nutrition education/consultation, and evidence-based nutrition therapy. I provide dietetics/nutrition consultations in our Livonia office.
David Morgan, Doctoral Candidate, LPC, Executive Director
My passion is helping clients manage their anxiety, cope with depression, and improve marriage, dating, and family relationships. I provide marriage counseling, family counseling, and cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression in our Livonia office.
Valerie Rousseaux-Swift, MA, LPC
My passion is helping children and teens through numerous developmental issues, helping individuals navigate numerous issues from a Christian framework, and helping families improve relationships. I provide individual counseling for children and teens, Christian counseling, and family counseling in our Livonia office.
Richard James, Ed.D, Ph.D, LCP
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist from Michigan who works from a psychodynamic approach that blends Psychology with Philosophy in the therapeutic process. Educationally, I possess I BS degree with a major in psychology and religion, a Masters in Religions, a Masters in Counseling Psychology, a Doctorate in Psychology and a Doctorate In Philosophy. My work experience has been diverse in that I have worked in clinics, state hospitals, state prisons, geriatric facilities and my own private practice for over 25 years. I believe that the issues people experience are often deeper than situational depression, anxiety or any number of surface symptoms but rather are seated in the character makeup of us as individuals. Thus, to truly solve issues therapy needs to focus on the understanding and treatment of those dynamics. External Things are not the problem. It's your assessment of them. Which you can erase right now - Marcus Aurelius
Andrea Morgan, office manager