Our therapists provide therapeutic support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Therapy sessions integrate cognitive-behavioral, insight-oriented, dialectic behavioral and solution-focused techniques and offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With a person-centered approach that is compassionate and understanding, our therapists work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing and get back to living their life again.
Roberta Wolschon MA LPC NCC
Roberta's areas of speciality include Women's Issues, Adjustment Disorder, Grief/Loss, Complex Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress, , Depression, Anxiety, Mindfulness, Co-Dependency, Attachment Disorders, Behavior Prevention and Intervention, Communication, Marital/Relationship Recovery, Parenting - Strengthening the Parent-Child Bond, Play Therapy.
Roberta is a Board Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors, and she is Licensed with the State of Michigan as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She obtained level III requirements in trauma and loss through the National Institute of Trauma and Loss as a Certified Trauma Consultant (CTC) for 5+ years. She has completed additional trauma trainings such as Treating Trauma Master Series through NICAM.
Roberta is a Certified Gottman Leader for the Seven Principles for Making a Marriage Work. She has completed the Level One Certification of the Gottman Couples Certification program and presently completing Level Two. Roberta is a graduate of Oakland University, where she obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling (MA) with her undergraduate work in Counseling Psychology from Rochester College and Early Childhood Development. Roberta has worked in the area of education and mental health with children, adolescents, adults and families for 25+ years. She has provided therapy services for children, adolescents and adults in individual, couples, group and family at Oakland University's Counseling Center (Practicum), Perspectives of Troy (Internship), and New Horizons Counseling Center. Roberta has assisted and facilitated in groups such as grief and loss, self-harm, co-dependency, addiction, depression, anxiety, behavioral and parenting. Roberta is committed to continuing education in the areas of marital discord, relationships, strengthening families, parenting support, depression, anxiety, self-harm, PTSD and trauma related stressors, grief and loss, and life adjustment.
SUPERVISION of LLPC/LPC in the State of Michigan: Roberta has the required Supervisor training for providing supervision for Limited Licensed Professional Counselors, and offers Supervision for Master level graduate students during internship placement.
Aaron R. Forgash MA LPC NCC
Aaron Forgash is a Nationally Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC) and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Michigan. Aaron received a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Oakland University, with a specialization in Wellness. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Oakland University, with a minor in anthropology/archaeology. Aaron is a current member of the American Counseling Association and Michigan Counseling Association.
Aaron approaches the counseling process as a wellness/holistic journey to discover the self-knowledge/tools/self-empowerment to provide a balance between mind, body, and spirit. Aaron is currently completing accreditation in nutritional/integrative medicine for mental health and has a clinical interest in video game addiction.
Aaron’s specializations are with the following: Anger/Impulse Control Management, Stress Reduction, Anxiety, Depression, Overall Wellness, Mindfulness Tools, Life Adjustment and Balance, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Behavioral Issues, ADHD, Sleep Issues, and Relationship Building. Aaron currently works with adolescents and adults.
Sarah Dorris MA LPC CAADC
Sarah is a Counselor with a zest for tackling life's problems, and enjoys helping others do the same. Her aim is providing skills to forming healthy relationships, resilience through troubled times, and recovery in order to feel contentment and well-being. Sarah has expertise in working with children and families, mood disorders, anxiety, thought disorders, anger management, behavioral issues such as oppositional defiance and conduct disorder, trauma and PTSD, alcohol and opiate addiction.
Sarah utilizes Person-Centered Therapy, Reality Therapy, Mindfulness practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)/Trauma-Focused CBT, Behavioral Interventions, and Motivational interviewing. Sarah has continued her professional development in Substance Abuse by attending ‘Trauma Informed Care & Chronic Pain Management’ in May/2016, and ‘Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Use Disorders in August/2016 through Key Insights LLC. Recently, Sarah attended Family Systems Therapy Workshop presented by Dr. Edward Rice in Jan/2017. Also, she attended the Michigan Home-Based Family Services Annual Trauma Conference (2015/2016), and ‘Therapeutic Resistance with Adolescents and Adults’ (Presented by Dr. Clifton Mitchell, 3/2015).
Sarah is a Board Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Michigan (LPC). Sarah graduated from Spring Arbor University with her Masters of Counseling Degree. She received her undergraduate Degree from Siena Heights University majoring in Psychology.
Kristine Wargo MA LPC
Kristine's concentration is with depression, anxiety disorders, stress and coping, self-esteem, adjustment concerns, academic improvement, and family supportive resources.
Kristine Wargo is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Michigan. Kristine received her Master's Degree in Counseling from Oakland University. Kristine is also employed with St. Clair County Community Mental Health and services individuals and families throughout our community. Kris provides services for children, teens and adults.
Stephanie Vannatter MA LPC
Thank you for your interest in exploring the opportunities that counseling has to offer. As a professional counselor, I consider it my calling to assist individuals in finding or regaining the tools necessary to function independently again. I believe that our behavior, emotions, and thoughts are all intertwined, but that we are largely guided by our perceptions of ourselves, others, and our world. I also believe in a holistic approach to growth and healing that takes into consideration our relationships, social and cultural issues, our physical state, and our spirituality.
I have experience working with substance abuse disorders, depression, anxiety, intensive outpatient, pediatric and adult inpatient, dual diagnosis, grief and loss, crisis, self harm, and trauma. I provide services for children, teens and adults.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Michigan. I graduated from Spring Arbor University with my Masters of Counseling Degree. In 2017, I received certificates and speciality training in trauma at TLC National Institute of Trauma and Loss.
Devin Wolschon MA LLPC
My primary attention in treatment is to improve the overall daily functioning within someone’s life again. Our lives throw us various experiences from struggles in school, work, personal life, relationships, and our own personal interest. What I focus on is for you to develop skills to support reduced distress and tension in your life, fostering your resilence, raising self-esteem. My approach is through a mixture of person centered therapy, CBT, reality therapy and solution focused treatment.
I have experience working with substance abuse disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, crisis, trauma, self-harm, stress and coping, self-esteem, relationship conflict, adjustment concerns, gaming addiction, and academic improvement. I provide services for all children, teens and adults.
Devin Wolschon is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) with the State of Michigan. Devin graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Masters of Counseling Degree with undergraduate studies in Counseling Psychology from Rochester College, and Law Enforcement from Macomb Community College. He is certified Firefighter I & II and a Cross Fit Coach. In 2017, obtained certificates in speciality training in trauma with TLC, The National Institute of Trauma and Loss. In 2017, Devin completed Level one training for Gottman Couples Therapy.
Larena Cherry MA LLPC NCC
There are times that we are so inside a problem that we can’t see beyond it (think the “can’t see the forest for the trees” metaphor). I can help you navigate the forest and the trees to identify the problem, figure out your goals, and create a plan of action. None of this means we’re not functioning or getting through the day. You probably are. But do you feel enriched by your life? Happy with your choices? Do you find enjoyment in your life? Are you inspired to achieve your dreams?
My focus is always the client in our sessions. I strive to provide an open and nonjudgmental environment that is safe to explore uncomfortable thoughts and fears. I mainly use a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, and solution focused therapy to address your particular concerns.
Let me help you find solutions to problems in a supportive environment.
Sara Fellows MA LPC
Sara 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.
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, healthy relationships as a key to happiness.
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.
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.