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)
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.
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.
Kathleen Marie Dallas, MS, LPC
Kathleen is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Michigan. She is a native of Michigan. She is married with three children. Kathleen has four grandchildren. In addition to family life, Kathleen has worked 24 years in human services. She graduated in 2010 with her Master of Science in mental health counseling. She believes in using an eclectic approach to tailor treatment to the individual's she serves. Kathleen is a member of the American Counseling Association. Her experience includes counseling individuals in the Michigan Prisoner Re-entry Initiative (MPRI) through Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries as part of her graduate program. She counseled individuals at Grace Centers of Hope whose problems ranged from substance abuse to homelessness. Kathleen has experience with all age groups. She is an advocate of the use of positive affirmations. Kathleen believes mental health is the most important aspect of a person's life. Without sound mental health it is exceedingly difficult to participate in our society. Kathleen believes each person deserves a balance of mind, body, and spirit. Her passion is helping others.
Amy Doherty, LMSW
Amy Doherty, LMSW is a licensed clinical social worker who received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University in 2016. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Saginaw Valley State University. Amy creates a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space to help her clients find balance and peace in their life and overcome past and present hardships. Amy feels honored to work alongside her patients, helping them achieve goals that are important to them while utilizing person-centered treatment planning. Her professional education, training, and experience allow her to work effectively with children and their families, adolescents, and adults. Amy has a passion for helping others navigate and cope with dramatic life changes. Amy primarily pulls from mindfulness-based and cognitive-behavioral interventions to help her patients gain emotional stability, self-worth, and peace in their lives while decreasing the impacts of depression, anxiety, anger, and grief. She has a passion working with survivors of trauma and helps them process their past, overcome current difficulties, and live the life they are meant to live. Outside of work, she is a wife and mother of two children and a yellow lab. She loves spending free time with her family outdoors- walking, fishing, gardening, and boating.
Lori Warholak, MA, LPC
Lori is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her degree in mental health counseling from Oakland University. She has been married for 29 years and is mother to 3 grown children. Lori has worked in the helping field for 30 years in a variety of settings. Her diverse experiences make her well equipped assist individuals, couples and families with a variety of struggles. She is non-judgmental and compassionate. Lori utilizes person centered individualized approaches to address treatment needs. Solution focused, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and faith based approaches are among the eclectic approaches she provides. Lori has a genuine desire to instill hope and foster self awareness and change.
Sussanne Martin, LLMSW
Sussanne graduated from the University of Southern California with her Master in Social Work, and obtained her undergraduate degree in Criminology from the University of Irvine in California. Sussanne's practice focuses on domestic violence, anxiety and depression and she works primarily with teenagers, adults, and couples. Sussanne is originally from Central America. She has a passion for animals and is an avid equestrian.
Ben Martin Sr. LCSW
Rosalie Phillips, MS, LLMFT, CAADC-DP
Rosalie earned her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University in 2019, and has been working with clients in Michigan since late 2019. She has worked with individuals, couples, and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and has worked with many families and individuals impacted by both substance use and mental health concerns. She uses a systemic approach to therapy, and utilizes both emotionally-focused and solution-focused approaches with individuals and families. Rosalie has a Master's-level certificate in Medical Family Therapy, and cares deeply about the integration of physical and mental wellbeing. She is also trained in Prolonged Exposure therapy for the treatment of trauma.
Shannon Best LLP
Shannon earned her undergrad in education from Indiana University, and has been a special education teacher since 1992. She earned her Master's Degree from Western Michigan University, and has been a Limited LIcensed Psychologist since 2000. Shannon has managed different private practices, worked in a crisis mental ward, and also had a practice at the Bowen Center (mental health clinic). She loves working with families and children. Shannon's main therapeutic approaches consist of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Reality Therapy. "Watching people grow, thrive, and enjoy life is why this profession is rewarding; helping people get the most out of who they are today and who they will be tomorrow, while learning from their past."