Team

Gwen Brimble, MA, LLP

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For more than 12 years, Ms. Brimble has specialized in comprehensive therapy and evaluations for individuals, couples, and families of all ages. She has significant experience in Psychotherapy, Clinical Research, and Neuropsychology and has obtained an MA in Marriage and Family Psychology from Wayne State University and an MS Philosophy of Mental Disorder from King’s College London. Her clinical experiences both in the United States and in England, have developed a strong understanding of the relationship between mental and physical illness. Using a variety of techniques, she provides an environment focusing on the client’s unique experiences. Without stigma, she explores ideas, feelings, and provides realistic feedback to create personal growth through understanding.

      Karen Joy, MA, LLP

      Karen-Joy

      Karen Joy has been in practice for over 10 years providing psychotherapeutic services to adults of diverse ages, backgrounds, and status. She also is skilled in working with couples, families, and groups and has provided spiritually integrated counseling services as well. Her treatment areas of expertise include depression and bipolar disorders; anxiety and trauma; stress; life adjustments and transitions; grief and loss; relationships; self-esteem issues; and adult attachment issues.

      Ms. Joy is creative and eclectic in her treatment and she uses a collaborative approach with her clients. She specializes in identifying how past distressing or traumatic events may still be negatively affecting a person in the present, and she provides skills training (such as CBT, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness) and/or facilitates the healthy reprocessing of those earlier events using EMDR interventions. Ms. Joy is also is drawn to helping those who may be feeling ‘lost’ to discover and fulfill their sense of place and purpose in the world.

          Megan Safford Nishibori, LMFT

          Megan Safford Nishibori

          Megan Safford Nishibori has Masters Degrees in Multicultural Education and Clinical Psychology/specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, a B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology and has been involved in the field of counseling and psychotherapy since 2008. As a LMFT she works with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Megan specializes in transitions throughout the life span, personal growth and development, anxiety, depression, giftedness and recognition of the inherent adequacy in every person. Megan uses an eclectic approach to support the work of each client’s movement towards a more full, free and vibrant life.

              David Judd, M.S.N., PMHNP-BC

              David Judd

              David Judd is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with 10+ years of experience in direct psychiatric care.  David has strong clinical skills enhanced by a natural ability to build a rapport with patients and families.  He is a highly skilled, compassionate, solution-oriented psychiatric professional dedicated to implementing effective treatment; and ensures quality of care and open lines of communication between his patient and all members of their healthcare team.

                  Tara Dupuis, LMSW, CAADC

                  Tara Dupuis

                  Ms. Dupuis received her education in social work from Wayne State University and has been practicing social work within the community since 2011. She has experience with mental health, from mild to severe, due to working at inpatient hospitals and community mental health. She received her certification in advanced substance abuse counseling in 2014. Ms. Dupuis is committed to providing quality care for mental health, substance abuse, grief/loss and couple’s/marriage counseling in a private outpatient setting. Ms. Dupuis offers confidential care with practice of cognitive behavioral therapy to adults. Her substance abuse approach is highly effective with the behavioral changes needed early in recovery. Ms. Dupuis has an informed, supportive and empathic approach to both short- and long-term mood disorders.

                      Paul Kowalski, MSW, LMSW

                      Paul Kowalski

                      Mr. Kowalski has worked in behavioral health services in both the public and private sectors since 1999. His previous experience includes working with adults and children in the foster care system, adolescent residential treatment, as well as inpatient psychiatric settings.  He is a psychotherapist currently practicing with adults and adolescents. Mr. Kowalski specializes in assisting clients in managing depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, work/school stress, and relationship challenges. Mr. Kowalski is solution-focused in his approach and looks at the holistic picture for clients to heal.

                          Scott Steenbergh, LMSW, CAADC

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                          Scott Steenbergh has been employed in the healthcare field since early 2012 and has held various roles in several health systems ranging from Direct Care to Population Health Management and Managed Care Utilization. He completed his under and post-graduate degrees from Wayne State University, and has continued education with the Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center in the treatment of nicotine and tobacco use as a certified tobacco/nicotine treatment specialist. Mr. Steenbergh has vast experience in the treatment of co-occurring behavioral health/substance use disorders across a broad continuum of care and is recognized as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium. He is passionate about helping people to find and sustain recovery. Mr. Steenbergh also conducts the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program and the family night presentations within the IOP. He is creative in his therapeutic approach to change for clients often including meditation, positive self-belief and community offerings. He also presents to school counselors, probation officers, judges and community groups about the current needs/behaviors of adolescents.

                              Mark Kauffman, MA, LLPC, CADC

                              Mark Kauffman

                              Mr. Kauffman is experienced in helping those struggling with substance abuse, mood disorders, behavioral and emotional distress. He treats children, as young as five years of age, adolescents and adults. His experience also includes assisting those with special needs and helping families reconnect for enhanced relationships. Mr. Kauffman conducts the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program and works with school counselors, probation officers and judges in presenting the current needs of adolescents. He is effective in transitioning adolescents and families if a higher level of care is needed for recovery. Mr. Kauffman has a supportive approach to individual change.

                                  Saba Maroof, MD

                                  Saba Maroof

                                  Saba Maroof treats children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Saba attended Wayne State University and completed a residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Saba is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Saba completed additional training at the Fellowship at Wayne University and is a member of the AACAP. Dr. Maroof is an integral facet of the staff and works closely with the therapeutic staff to coordinate the specific medication and therapy needs of clients. Dr. Maroof is an excellent consult to enhance treatment throughout the clinic.

                                      Kendra Thorington-Fox, MA, LLPC

                                      Kendra Thorington-Fox

                                      Ms. Thorington-Fox works with Adults and Adolescents Chemical Dependency, Recovery, Relapse, Co-occurring Disorders, Mental Health, Individual and Family Therapy. Ms. Thorington-Fox provides therapy to adolescents and adults experiencing substance use disorders, mental health disorders and workplace issues. She focuses on important changes required for recovery and relapse prevention from the co-occurring frame of therapy. Ms. Thorington-Fox conducts individual and family sessions as needed based on the individual course of treatment.