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Michelle Kasinec, PhD

Dr. Michelle Kasinec is the founder of GLIO Counseling Group and a Licensed Professional Counselor, with an Advanced Addictions Specialist Certification.  Dr. Michelle is an active member of the National Board of Certified Counselors.  She is fully licensed in Michigan, as well as a licensed online telehealth provider in Florida and trained in outpatient mental health and rehabilitation settings.  She provides counseling to individuals, couples, and . families experiencing psychological and social difficulties. Her diverse clinical work has provided her the knowledge and experience required to work effectively with all age groups. Dr. Michelle has extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, women’s issues, and adolescents. She has a special interest in working with couples. 

Dr. Michelle is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Doctorate in Psychology (PhD)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICAADC)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)


Laura VanLandeghem, LMSW 

Laura has been a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) for over 17 years, seeing patients at GLIO Counseling Group since 2012.  She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University.  Her passions include her family, dogs, baking, and enjoying the outdoors.  As a therapist, Laura enjoys helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, addictions, and relationship conflicts.  She has extensive experience working with both adults and children.  A mother of four, she has a heart for children in need of a friendly ear. She is especially devoted to walking alongside couples struggling in their marriages and enjoys helping them to improve their relationship.

Jennifer Corrigan, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Doug Shimmel, MA LPC

Doug is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) who received his Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and his undergrad in Biblical Studies from Rochester College. He has passion and expertise in working with couples. He also specializes in helping those suffering from depression as well as men’s issues. He works well with teenagers and adults. He has been married for over 16 years and has 2 daughters. His passions include travel, cooking, sports, and spending time with his family.

Jacqueline Babcock LMFT

Jacqueline Babcock is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ETF), specializing in working with those struggling with relationships, starting with the relationship with oneself. Jacqueline loves working with individuals or couples looking to increase self-esteem, self-awareness and self-love or those who have experienced relationship injuries, need skills for increased communication or want to set the foundation for healthy relationships. Jacqueline received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and family Therapy from Arizona State University where she practiced for 7 years before relocating back to Michigan. Her passions outside of therapy include family,exercising, cooking, being outdoors and gardening.

Rebecca Peterson, LMSW

Rebecca is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and has been in the field for 9 years. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work while studying at Michigan State University. She has worked with a diverse clientele, including children ranging from age 5 to 18 years old, special needs adults with physical and developmental disabilities, and inmates in a correctional setting. Rebecca's passion is working with individuals struggling with mental health, addiction issues, depression, anxiety, and helping to build self-esteem. Outside of work, she is a mother of two small children that loves the outdoors, painting, baking and music.

Pam Schoemer, LMSW, Ed. S

Pam is a seasoned Master Social Worker (LMSW), from the University of Michigan and received her Educational Specialist (Ed.S) from Wayne State University. Pam has a broad range of experiences ranging from substance abuse, court ordered youth, adult psychiatric hospitals, individuals with disabilities, individual and couple's counselling. Her diverse clinical background enhances her ability to work effectively with all ages. Pam uses an eclectic therapeutic approach to build on each individual's strengths and support the patient's desired outcomes.

Lisa Farrell-Byrski, LMSW

Lisa is a Clinical Social Worker having more that 20 years of diverse experience. She offers a non-judgmental, empathetic, compassionate approach to her clients. Her focus in treatment is to utilize what best fits the clients needs and what their goals for treatment are. Her emphasis is in Motivational Interviewing, CBT, ACT and Trauma Informed Care. In her spare time she enjoys travel, camping, spending time with her husband of 29 years, her adult children, and her pets.

Jacquelyn Buffo, MS, LPC, CAADC

Jackie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and a freelance writer. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her graduate degree from Capella University. Her areas of focus include anxiety, addiction, borderline personality disorder, depression, LGBTQ issues, trauma and mindfulness. She has written for many mental health and wellness websites for over 7 years.

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