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Our counseling center in Clarkston is a patient focused mental health service provider. Our team is comprised of experts in treating and counseling depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, substance abuse and addiction, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and more. We offer individual counseling, marriage & couples counseling, child psychology, and anger management. You’re not alone – our therapists are highly qualified and ready to help at convenient times that can accommodate most busy schedules. Our local counseling office is at 3604 Clarkston Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48348. Feel free to schedule an appointment online or call us today at (248) 595-9969 to ask us any questions you may have about your first counseling session. We are here to make sure our patients are provided the highest quality of compassionate care, in complete confidentiality. Contact us today, and get started on the road to a better you.
Sara Fellow, MA, LPC
Sara Fellows is a licensed clinical counselor in the state of Michigan with over twenty-six years of counseling experience. She comes to us from Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked in a Christian counseling center for the last twelve years. She is recognized by Focus on the Family’s referral site. She has a Master’s degree in counseling from the University of Akron. She has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health centers and private practices. In addition to individual and marital counseling, she has done supervision and led groups for eating disorders, adult sexual abuse survivors and rape survivors (women and men), divorce recovery, and co-dependency.
She uses a cognitive behavioral approach, including motivational interviewing, imago therapy, solution-focused therapy, and family systems. Her belief is that counseling is about change and transformation, that a counselor leads from your goals, hopes, and strengths to achieve balance and growth. She describes herself as empathetic and caring, but also direct and challenging. She likes to help couples and family members resolve their differences, believing in strong, health relationships as a key to happiness.
She works with adults ages 18 and older. Being older, she likes to share her life’s learning and sometimes laughter with her clients. She works in many types of areas, including anxiety and depression, bi-polar disorder, impulse control and anger management, eating disorders, domestic violence and sexual abuse, marital and divorce issues, grief and loss, personality disorders, work related problems, and others. If you would like to speak with Sara or schedule an appointment, please contact her at email@example.com
Allen Shamow, PhD, LLMSW
Allen received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kalamazoo College, and he earned a Master’s in Social work from Washington University in St. Louis. He also received a PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Allen has worked in a crisis help and suicide prevention center providing counseling and resource and information referrals. He has also worked in a hospital setting with oncology patients conducting assessments and providing counseling services.
Allen uses aspects of a cognitive behavioral approach to help clients identify problematic thought and behavior patterns and to develop ways to deal with these issues in a positive and effective manner. He has researched many different world religions and also offers faith-based counseling services. Allen works to empower clients to develop the tools they will need to make positive growth and change in their lives. He works with individuals of all ages dealing with a wide range of issues and challenges. Allen’s multidisciplinary background allows him to offer unique insights and perspective in the therapeutic setting.
Cindy is a Licensed Master Social Worker with over 19 years of clinical experience working in various settings/programs, including: foster care, post adoption, prevention (family unification), school, and behavioral health.
Cindy utilizes a person centered/family centered strength based approach to help the client find solutions/coping skills to achieve “happiness” in their lives. Her treatment modalities include: Building Social Skills, Character Education, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness (DBT), and Play Therapy to achieve the client’s desired outcome.
Karyn is a Licensed Master Social Worker with over 5 years of clinical experience. During her clinical training, she completed over 4000 hours of supervised experience conducting psychotherapy and assessments within a community mental health agency.
She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with various concerns. Her range of expertise includes depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, intimate relationship conflicts, grief and loss. She has been successful in managing the difficulties that can arise with blended families and single parent households.
Stephanie Nordberg is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Spring Arbor University after studying psychology as an undergraduate at Oakland University. Stephanie has experience in a wide variety of mental health settings from inpatient psychiatric hospitals to outpatient clinics, to partial hospitalization programs and specialized substance abuse treatment. She has worked with individuals facing anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment difficulties, eating disorders, and addiction. Read Stephanie’s full profile.
Brenda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She has over 25 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. Read Brenda’s full profile.
Maria Summerford is Limited Licensed Psychologist who has more than 14 years in the mental health field. Her education is focused on Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Psychoanalysis, family therapy, Cognitive therapy, and Motivation Interview techniques.
Jillian Bashi is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience in the field of mental health. Jillian obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2004 and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University. She has worked in outpatient and residential settings and is experienced working with adults, children, adolescents, families and couples.