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.
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.
Heidi Doran, LLP, LLMFT
Heidi holds a license in both Psychology (Trinity International University - Florida) and Marriage & Family Therapy (Regent University). Since 2006 she has worked with a variety of individuals including those involved in the criminal justice system - both juveniles and adults, those struggling with substance use disorder, individuals who are impacted by trauma, and couples wanting to work on their relationship. She is Person-Centered in her approach and focuses on building a therapeutic relationship by being warm, genuine, and understanding. She also adheres to many aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for her clients - challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and seeking development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. She recently completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as other forms of mental illness. She is bilingual in Spanish allowing her to treat clients who's primary or first language is Spanish. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching and playing sports, traveling, and baking. She volunteers much of her spare time to raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan through the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR).
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.