Nneka J. Owens, MA, LPC, NCC
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. I work primarily with Teens and Adults.
I'm a graduate of Spring Arbor University, where my studies centered around Relational Issues and Mood Disorders, which includes Anxiety, PTSD, Depression, Stress and Anger Management. I'm currently, completing certification in Imago Therapy, in an effort to assist couples in overcoming their challenges, while arriving at a place of understanding so healing can take place.
In 2009 I founded Truth Party for Relationships, a forum that allows both single and married men and women the opportunity to freely express their thoughts about dating and companionship. I recognize that most of the conflict we experience in our personal interactions is a result of lacking the proper "tools" to build healthier bonds.
My therapeutic approach incorporates an interactive, solution-focused, cognitive behavior and family systems approach, which includes use of a Genogram. My goal is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address life's challenges. I integrate complementary methods and techniques to provide a personalized approach to counseling each client.
Kyana Magee-Houston, MA, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing counseling for individuals, children, couples and families in Dearborn, MI.
I graduated from Oakland University in 2011 with a Master's Degree in Counseling. I also have 14 years of experience in Child Welfare working with children and families that have experienced trauma within the foster care system. I believe in helping you achieve the personal growth and life changes that you are looking for so you can be your best self, improve your mood, have better relationships and get through difficult times.
With the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches as well as being an interactive, solution-focused, person-centered therapist; my goal is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges tailored specifically for you. With compassion and understanding, I will work with you to build on your strengths and help you attain the personal growth that you are committed to achieving.
Ayanna Harris, MA, LPC, NCC
My name is Ayanna Harris Licensed Professional Counselor with 17 years of experience in helping individuals and families make positive changes. I have a Master of Arts Degree from Wayne State University in Counseling. I apply a Solution Focused/Person Centered approach to support growth and goal achievement with my patients. My patients include couples and individuals, including teens and young adults. Together, I seek to create a trusting relationship that will lead to change. My desire is to promote self-awareness, esteem building, and accountability to help clients realize their potential.
Yvette Michelle Chandler, MA, LLPC
I am a Mental Health Therapist currently practicing in Dearborn Michigan. I graduated from Spring Arbor University where I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with emphasis on depression, anxiety, relationship, grief, self-esteem and Christian Counseling upon the clients’ requests. I use Person-Centered, Solution – Focused, CBT, and Reality Therapy when working with clients to help promote a healthy mindset in order to promote healthy living.
I am known for creating a relaxed, comfortable, and warm environment to help reduce the anxiety in counseling especially for first time clients. I have a genuine, non-judgmental, and caring approach to ensure everyone can openly discuss their feelings and struggles privately in a comfortable and relaxed setting.
Kathryn L. Ryan, MA, LLPC
"Being challenged in life is inevitable; being defeated is optional."
This quote is not only a pillar in my book, "Living an Inspired Life," it is a driving force in what I do and who I am. It is what inspires me to work with you to overcome the challenges you are facing right now.
Before becoming a counselor in 2012, I taught high school and middle school for 15 years, spending my last three working as a specialized counselor to our "at risk" youth population.
From teens to adults, I have helped people to deal with and/or overcome such things as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, self mutilation, suicidal ideations, sexual identity issues, family interventions, mental, physical, and emotional abuses, and drug dependencies.
Currently, I work as both a counselor and a CrossFit trainer, in addition to giving annual sermons in Christian Spiritualist churches around Michigan.
I believe and live in the purpose of bettering the mind, body, and spirit. If you have a desire to make a change and are willing to work on becoming and achieving more than what you are in this moment, I am here to help.
DaShawn LM Wallace, LPC, NCC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who employs a genuine, empathetic and collaborative approach. By building a good rapport, my therapeutic goal is to partner with clients to help educate, motivate, support and inspire them to successfully navigate through the difficult experiences of life.
I graduated in 2012 from Spring Arbor University with a Masters of Arts degree with a dual focus in School Counseling and Community Counseling.
I have extensive expertise working with high school and college-aged students and their families in the areas of school-based academic challenges and social-emotional impairments as well as college admissions and career counseling. Additionally, using clinically tested and evidence-based interventions based in a Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-focused therapeutic modality, I have had the pleasure of working with individuals and couples to creative restorative, healthy relationships fostering positive outlooks. It is my belief that through psycho-educational guidance and practical skill building, clients can attain a sense of accomplishment, growth and well being.
Jasmine Stephens MA, LLPC
I am a graduate from South University with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I currently specialize in counseling for individuals, children, couples and families in Dearborn, MI. The approach to counseling that appeals to me most as a person and a counselor stems from a cognitive-behavioral philosophy. This philosophy stresses that negative patterns of thought about self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders.
My role as a counselor is simply as a facilitator who encourages joint collaboration with clients to seek resolutions to any problem at hand so that clients may achieve a better quality of life. I do not limit the therapeutic modalities used to a specific theoretical orientation and tend to employ the methods best suited to help the client in the best manner possible.
Paige K. Rutkowski, MA, LLPC, NCC
I am a Limited Licenced Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor.
I am a graduate of Adams State University in Alamosa Colorado where I received a Master of Arts degree with a focus in school counseling and completed coursework in clinical mental health counseling. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral regulation, anger management as well as relational concerns. I also have experience working with adolescents and their families regarding school-based academic and social challenges. Helping clients cultivate their pathway to a more fulfilling life by gaining a deeper understanding of behaviors, thoughts, and feelings is my passion. I utilize a holistic approach specializing in client-centered and strength-based methodologies to assist clients in accomplishing their unique goals.
Jenan M. Elladan
Hi! I am one of the office administrative assistants and one of your first points of contact here at the counseling office. I am always available to answer questions or concerns regarding the practice! I will do my best to assist you and create a positive experience when working with us.
Lucero "Lucy" Campos
Hello! I am another office administrative assistant here and I will be more than happy to help you in any way that I can. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible when contacting our office and in doing so I can answer any questions that you may have.