Our Counselors

Our Counselors

About Our Therapists:

Camille A. Hood, Ph.D.

The key to change lies within the individual and they may not be aware of it.  Listening and respect is paramount.  Rather than being a process of analyzing and judging, I see therapy as a collaborative and supportive process.  The individual is the expert on themselves and I see my role as being a "safe container" to explore answers and solutions.  If they know what they need to work on, we develop ways to implement the plan.  If they have tried to change without success, we examine what is impeding their process.  Sometimes, the presenting problem is the top of the iceberg and we need to work on a lower level before returning to the summit.  Therapy occurs within a conversational framework with chances to provide feedback on what is working and what needs improvement.  I am very interactive in my style and deeply enjoy my career.  I have taught at various colleges and universities, supervised, presented training workshops, and developed therapy programs.

I read and attend training's beyond what is required so that I am on the cutting edge of empirically supported treatment methods.  Treatment models include: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, EMDR, and trauma treatment, systems, as well as other methods.  I am dual licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and as a Psychologist which allows me to conceptualize concerns from an intrapsychic or systems perspective.  I am skilled at diagnostic assessments and use psychological and neuropsychological testing instruments.

Specialty Areas Include:

  • Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling
  • Adults and Adolescents
  • Chronic Pain
  • Health Psychology
  • Modalities: CBT, DBT, EMDR, Family Systems
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychological Testing
  • Trauma and PTSD

Licenses and Professional Affiliations:

Licensed Psychologist (Michigan)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Michigan)
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist
MI Association of Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (California)

Kori Zimmerman, MA, LLP, CAADC, ICAADC

It is my belief that changes can be made in anyone, with the right guidance and direction.  Changing one's thinking in order to change one's behaviors is possible to achieve with the right tools and knowledge.

I completed my education with a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University.  I am also credentialed by MCBAP as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  I possess a great deal of knowledge in dealing with adults, children, adolescents, families, and the criminal justice population.

Over the years, my diverse areas of experience include couples therapy, crisis intervention, one-on-one psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, assessments, treatment planning, and consultations in both public and private agencies, schools, hospitals, courts, and jail. I have treated consumers with mild to severe psychological disorders, and have most recently been working in conjunction with area physicians who are prescribing Suboxone, in order to bring the medical and psychological models together to aid in a safer and better way to recover from opiate addiction.  My training has been extensive in the fields of mental health and substance abuse.

I look forward to meeting you…

Specialty areas include:

  • Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Therapy
  • Adults, Adolescents, and Children
  • Modalities: CBT, DBT, EMDR
  • Group Therapy​

Licenses and Professional Affiliations:

Limited Licensed Psychologist (Michigan)
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MCBAP certified)
International Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Academy of Cognitive Therapy - Certified Affiliate
Credentialing Committee Member for Cognitive Therapy
Certified Supervisor for Cognitive Therapy through the Beck Institute
Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals

Amber Deering, LPC, ATR

​I attended Naropa University in Boulder, CO for my graduate studies in Counseling and Art Therapy. In my studies there I extensively explored the application of “Mindfulness” including meditation, yoga and various other tools that can help free us from the suffering anxiety and depression can cause.

I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which research shows is the most effective form of treatment for Anxiety and Depression.  Professionally I enjoy working with children, adolescents, couples, and their families with a focus on healthy communication and empowering each individual to use their voice and assert their needs in relationship. With children I am passionate about exploring the underlying cause of problem behaviors including ADHD treatment and diagnosis. As a child of divorce myself, I have a passion for working with children of divorce and improving co-parenting relationships. With adolescents I enjoy exploring the root of irritability and communication issues as well as stopping self-harm behaviors, which has become a growing epidemic.

Specialty areas include:

  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Adults, Adolescents, and Children
  • Modalities: CBT, DBT, Art Therapy
  • Divorce Conflict and Co-Parenting Issues
  • Stopping Self-Harm Behaviors
  • ADHD Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Women's Issues

Licenses and Professional Affiliations:

Licensed Professional Counselor (Michigan)
Licensed Art Therapist (Michigan)

Amy E. Raad, LMSW

To me, therapy is a journey of self-discovery.  I believe that it takes tremendous courage to seek support when navigating through the ups and downs of life.  I hold that all of my clients are trying their best to make the most of challenging circumstances.  Through supportive reflection and compassionate care, I seek to empower and guide my clients.  I welcome individuals of all orientations and identities.  My office is a safe place where all are free to be their true selves.

I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and my bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado. While I specialize in trauma and issues related to sexuality, I also treat children, adolescents, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anger.  My preferred treatment modalities are person-centered psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and EMDR.  I am an avid animal lover and enjoy incorporating animals into the therapeutic process as appropriate.  I am happy to answer any questions that may arise.  I look forward to speaking with you!

 Specialty Areas Include:

  • Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling
  • Adult, Adolescent, and Children
  • LGBTO
  • Modalities: CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, EMDR, Mindfulness
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Health and Dysfunction
  • Trauma and PTSD

Licenses and Professional Affiliations:

Licensed Master of Social Work (Michigan)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Jessica Shaw, LMSW, IMH-E (II)

I believe children, individuals, and families are doing the best they can with where they are at in their lives.  Sometimes people feel stuck or overwhelmed with their lives, selves, or environments and want change but struggle with how to change.  Therapy is about exploring and discovering the most effective path to make the changes to get where you want to be.  My main area of interest is trauma, but I have worked with a variety of concerns and issues including: depression, anxiety, struggles at work or school, ADHD, problems within the family, behavioral issues, anger, self-harm, and relationship/attachment problems.

Specialty areas include:

  • Individuals, Couples, and Families
  • Adult, Adolescent, and Children
  • Trauma
  • Attachment Issues
  • Modalities: CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, EMDR, Structural Family Therapy, Internal Family Systems
  • Pregnancy, Infants, and Toddlers

Licenses and Professional Affiliations:

Licensed Master of Social Work (Michigan)
Infant Family Specialist (Michigan)

Jacqueline Pyle, LPC, LBSW, IMH-E (II)

I believe in families and children, that with a strong support system and help, they can develop into what they want to be, they can overcome the history and barriers that prevent them from attaining the success they deserve.  I work hard with individuals and families to determine what in their history is presenting a barrier to their success.  I am solution focused, I use motivational, interviewing, CBT, DBT, and PMTO.  These are evidence based practices to develop skills that help individuals, parents, and families rise above their trauma, grief, marital issues, anger problems, self-esteem and women issues that will lead to a path of success.

Specialty areas include:

  • Individuals and Couples
  • Adults, Adolescents, and Children
  • Pregnancy
  • Women’s Issues
  • Modalities: CBT, DBT, Motivational, Interviewing

Licenses and Professional Affiliations:

Licensed Professional Counselor (Michigan)
Infant-Mental Health Specialist - Level II (Michigan)
Licensed Bachelor of Social Work (Michigan)

Kathleen "Kat" Sutton, LMSW, IMHE-II

My professional philosophy is simple.  We are all human, and by nature fragile and special in very unique ways.  I believe that each individual requires something specific to meet their own personal needs.  While there is not one technique that works for all, I do believe that the core of my professional work begins with a healthy connection with one another.  When humans are able to trust and respect each other, a foundation exists where sharing, processing, and learning can take place.  I look forward to working together with each individual, child, and family I serve.

Specialty areas include:

  • Individuals and Families
  • Adult, Adolescent, and Children
  • Modalities: CBT, DBT, TF-CBT
  • Trauma and PTSD

Licenses and Professional Affiliations:

Licensed Master of Social Work (Michigan)

Infant-Mental Health Specialist - Level II (Michigan)

Tamara Rapson, LPC

Therapy is a vehicle for growth and change. Our lives lead us all in different directions and sometimes we need to stop along the way for support in order to achieve change. Every person is an expert on his/her own life and sometimes support, guidance, and perspective is needed in order to find success. Everyone has a story and it’s through telling that story that strength, resilience, and growth occurs. I believe that everyone’s story deserves to be heard. Through collaboration in a safe environment, change and growth can take place.
My Master of Science degree was earned from Georgia Southern University in Clinical Psychology. Though I have completed my formal education, my philosophy is that the learning process never stops, and thus, I am always seeking additional training on topics in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including the corrections field, a state psychiatric facility, and in intensive home-based counseling. I have treated individuals with a with a wide range of mental health issues and have also conducted group and family sessions. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly from various backgrounds and cultures. My preferred modalities of treatment include person-centered, Motivational Interviewing, and DBT, though I am versed in CBT, family systems, and TF-CBT. With my experience and dedication to the work that I do, I believe that I can help you in your journey of growth and change and I look forward to hearing your story.

Specialty areas include:

  • Individuals and families
  • Adolescents and adults
  • Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Personality Disorders
  • Modalities: DBT, Motivational Interviewing, CBT

Licenses

Licensed Professional Counselor