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Therapists | Counselors | Psychiatrists

Kelly I. Aiello, MA, LPC

Kelly I. Aiello, MA, LPC

Fort Gratiot & Yale Offices
Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Self-Esteem
  • Work With All Ages
  • EMDR Practitioner (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Megan M. Bennett-O'Brien, MSW, LMSW

Megan M. Bennett-O'Brien, MSW, LMSW

Fort Gratiot & Yale Offices

Megan is a fully licensed Master’s Social Worker who has worked in the field since 2005 in a variety of roles. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Middle Tennessee State University of Murfreesboro, TN and earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. Megan has a varied background with experience treating preschool-age children on up through geriatric populations through individual, group and family settings. She has worked in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings, crisis level work in the community on the ACT team through CMH and PCC in their home-based program. Megan also has experience with community outreach from her time living in TN with Nashville CARES in addition to the work she has done in St. Clair County.

Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Family System Issues (Divorce, Blended Family, Dysfunctional Family)
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Abuse
  • Anxiety Disorders/Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • ODD/Conduct Disorder/ADHD
  • Bi-polar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Adolescents
  • Adjustment to Life Changes
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Grief & Loss
Michele L. Boyer, MSW, LMSW

Michele L. Boyer, MSW, LMSW

Fort Gratiot & Lexington Offices

Michele is a fully licensed Master’s Social Worker who has worked in the field since 2001 in a variety of roles. She has a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Clinical / Community Psychology from the University of Michigan-Flint, as well as earning her Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University. Michele has a varied background with experience treating preschool age children on up through geriatric populations through individual, group and family settings. She has worked in school, residential, inpatient and outpatient settings as well as conducting marketing, outreach and community presentations.

Areas of Experience & Interest
  • Grief & Loss Process
  • Family System Issues (Divorce, Blended Family, Dysfunctional Family)
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Transgender / LGBT Concerns
  • Childhood Issues of Abuse – Physical, Emotional, Sexual
  • Anxiety Disorders / Stress
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anger Management / Conflict Resolution
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder / Conduct Disorder
Amy E. Fabick, MSW, LMSW

Amy E. Fabick, MSW, LMSW

Fort Gratiot Office
Areas of Experience & Interest
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Problems of Aging
  • Co-Dependency
  • Domestic Violence
  • Relationship Issues/Parenting
  • Teens
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Play Therapy with Children
  • Stress of First Responders(Police, Fire, EMS)
  • Women's Issues
Presentation Topics
  • Domestic Violence
  • Crisis Intervention for Mental Health Professionals
Bernita W. Fuller, MA, LPC, CAADC

Bernita W. Fuller, MA, LPC, CAADC

Fort Gratiot & Yale Offices

Ms. Fuller joined Blue Water Counseling in December of 2014. She has worked in the field in various positions since 1998. Her earned her experience includes working with individuals of all ages ranging from children up to the geriatric population, in settings such as juvenile/family court, school counseling, inpatient and outpatient. Ms. Fuller earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Michigan – Flint in 1979, her Mater of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University in 1998, a Specialization in Child and Adolescent Counseling from Oakland University in 1998 and a Specialization in School Counseling from Oakland University in 2005. She has a deep compassion and commitment to helping children and families. Ms. Fuller is objective, supportive and has a trusting attitude with clients.

Areas of Experience & Interest
  • Children, Adolescents and Families
  • Parenting Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Adjustment to Change
  • Relationship/Marital Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Adjustment to Chronic Illness
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Adjustment to Chronic Illness
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Substance Use Issues
  • Academic Performance Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Divorce Reaction
April J. Gardner, MSW, LMSW

April J. Gardner, MSW, LMSW

Fort Gratiot Office

April is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where she received her master’s degree in social work in 2013. Much of her professional experience has centered on addiction treatment in Chicago. She has previously worked in detox, inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facilities for teens and adults. April also loves to travel and volunteered overseas for two years with the United States government. She is happy to be living back in her home state of Michigan and working at BWC.

Areas of Experience & Interest
  • Addictions
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression
  • Group Therapy
  • Life Management Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Occupational Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use Issues
  • Women's Issues
Julie A. Gordon, MA, LPC

Julie A. Gordon, MA, LPC

Fort Gratiot, Lexington &Yale Offices

Julie Gordon joined Blue Water Counseling in March 2010. Ms. Gordon lived in the Croswell area for 38 years with her husband. Together they raised 3 daughters ages 35, 29 and 25 and one son age 33. They have been blessed with 11 year old boy and girl twin grandchildren, a 17 month old grandson and a 3 month old granddaughter. They also share their home with two Golden Retrievers and a brand new Schnauzer puppy! She was a stay at home mom until she was 41 and decided it was time to go to school. Her goal was to receive her master’s degree before she reached the age of 50! She started at St. Clair County Community College and received her Associate’s Degree. From there she went on to Rochester College where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. A week after her graduation she started her Master’s Program and in 2007 graduated with an Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology (3 months before her 50th birthday!!). Also during the completion of her Master’s degree she became a Certified Advanced Alcohol and other Drug Counselor. Her career up until joining BWC was working in inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation. She still really enjoys working with this population. She also enjoys working with women suffering anxiety and depression or weight issues. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading, crafting, photography, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and kayaking.

Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Weight Loss Counseling
  • Women's Issues
  • PTSD
  • Codependency
  • Grief &Loss
  • Relationship Issues
Sherry L. Harris, MA, LPC, NCC

Sherry L. Harris, MA, LPC, NCC

Rochester Hills Office
Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Adolescents
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief &Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Co-Dependency/Relationship Issues
  • Substance Use Disorders
Jennifer Keizer Horbes, MA, LLP

Jennifer Keizer Horbes, MA, LLP

Fort Gratiot Office

Jennifer Keizer Horbes has been a clinician at Blue Water Counseling since 2002. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University with a Major in Psychology and Minors in Spanish and Religion, and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Appalachian State University. Her Master’s thesis was entitled “Perceptions of Parenting, Early Maladaptive Schemas, and Symptoms of Depression.” She provides counseling services for individuals and families with a variety of concerns, with specialty in depression, anxiety, relationship problems, LGBTQ concerns, parenting, and stress management. She also enjoys administering assessments such as cognitive and achievement assessments for Port Huron Area School District and personality assessments for Port Huron Police Department. Jennifer is happily married and resides locally with her husband and two rescue dogs. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, practicing yoga, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Anxiety/Panic Disorder
  • Depression
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Personal Growth
  • Contingency Management
  • Women’s Issues
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Issues
  • PTSD
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Solution Focused Treatment
  • Anger Management
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation/Guided Imagery
Presentation Topics:
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Adjustment to College
Tamera M. Hubble, MA, LPC, NCC

Tamera M. Hubble, MA, LPC, NCC

Rochester Hills Office
Kari A. Kreger, MA, LPC

Kari A. Kreger, MA, LPC

Fort Gratiot Office

Kari obtained her teaching degree in Elementary Education, with minors in math, science and Spanish, from Western Michigan University. She worked in education for 5 years prior to obtaining her Master's Degree in Counseling from Central Michigan University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has over 15 years counseling experience. She is also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CAADC) and has extensive experience working with substance abuse and addictions. She also has expereince working with co-occuring disorders, co-dependency, depression and anxiety disoders, post-traumatic stress, bi-piolar disorder, personality disorders, relationship and family problems, stress and anger management, grief and loss, childhood behavior problems, school problems and with survivors of abuse. "I loved teaching, but decided to go back and get my Master's Degree in Counseling as I wanted to better help children and adults cope with the many stressors and difficuties life can bring to us all at times." Kari lives with her 18 year old son, who is in his first year of college at St. Clair County Community College and their snoodle (snauzer/poodle mix). She enjoys hiking, reading, writing poetry, going to the gym, and spending time with friends and family.

Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Substance Abuse and Addictions
  • Co-Occuring Disorders/Dual Diagnosis
  • Mood Disorders/Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Stress & Anger Management
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Couples Counseling
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Women's Issues
Michelle N. LaFerle, MA, LPC, NCC

Michelle N. LaFerle, MA, LPC, NCC

Rochester Hills Office
Kimberly R. Peltz, MSW, LMSW

Kimberly R. Peltz, MSW, LMSW

Fort Gratiot & Yale Offices

Kimberly is a fully licensed Master Level Social Worker at Blue Water Counseling. She has provided counseling for a variety of individuals since 2009, including families, adolescents, and adults. Kimberly earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Grand Valley State University and obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University. Kimberly has a passion for wellness of the mind, body, and soul. Kimberly has received training in the application of yoga and meditation for mental health. As of January 2018, she will have earned her yoga teacher certification. Upon request of the client, Kimberly can integrate yoga and meditation into her therapy practice. In addition, she is also a certified Reiki practitioner. Reiki is an energy healing practice, which contributes to physical, emotional, and mental health. Kimberly is passionate about her work to inspire personal growth and wellbeing for all populations. She prioritizes her connection to clients and seeks to provide a space that feels supportive and accepting.

Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Depression
  • Coping with Physical Health
  • Self-Esteem
  • Adjustment to Life Changes
  • Stress Management
  • LGBT
  • Grief & Loss
  • Substance Use
  • Abuse
  • Yoga Postures for Mental Health
  • Women’s Issues
  • Reiki Healing
  • Relationship Building
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Parenting Skills
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Anger Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Sara A. McHugh, MSW, LMSW

Sara A. McHugh, MSW, LMSW

Fort Gratiot Office
Sandra Oswell, MSW, LMSW, ACSW

Sandra Oswell, MSW, LMSW, ACSW

Fort Gratiot Office
Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Co-Dependent Relationships
  • Abuse & Neglect Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Play Therapy with Children – depressed, acting out, poor choices
  • Individual therapy with teens, adults – depressed, acting out, poor choices.
  • Family Therapy
  • Foster Care Issues
Presentation Topics:
  • Parenting
Shelly M. Papinaw, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC, LLMFT

Shelly M. Papinaw, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC, LLMFT

Fort Gratiot Office

Dr. Shelly Papinaw is a resident of Port Huron, who lives with her husband, two young sons and two Boston Terriers. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been in the counseling profession for approximately 12 years. She has been employed at Blue Water Counseling since June 2012 and is comfortable working with the various clientele, including adolescents, adults, couples and families. She has extensive experience helping others who are dealing with mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, and substance abuse, among other client concerns. Shelly is passionate about helping to empower clients to achieve a healthy state of mind and spirit, which allows them to fulfill their highest potential. She is a graduate from Oakland University with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education. Her dissertation was titled, "Perceptions of Support for Parolees and Their Identified Social Support Systems." In addition to her work at BWC, she also teaches online college courses as an adjunct professor and supervises Limited License Counselors (LLPC) who need supervision in order to obtain full licensure. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, reading, yoga, jogging, and watching movies.

Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Couple/Marriage Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Supervising LLPC Professionals
Presentation Topics:
  • Group Counseling
  • The New Counseling Professional
Francine L. Robinson, MA, LPC

Francine L. Robinson, MA, LPC

Fort Gratiot Office

Francine joined Blue Water Counseling in August of 2015. Ms. Robinson has worked for the past six years as a licensed counselor in the Port Huron area and is a life long native of the area, aside from the 14 years she resided in the Chicago area in early adulthood. Francine completed her undergraduate studies at Rockford College/University in Rockford, Illinois where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Childhood Development while also completing her teaching certification in middle school science, social studies and English language arts. Ms. Robinson formerly taught science in Illinois and Social Studies in the Port Huron area at the middle school level. Francine then completed her Master's Degree in professional counseling at Central Michigan University, followed by obtaining her school guidance counseling certification and full professional nationwide counseling licensure. Ms. Robinson is passionate and experienced at working with adults, teens and adolescents!

Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Harm
  • Grief & Loss
  • Behavior/Academic Concerns in the School Setting (504/IEP Planning)
  • ADD/ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
Karl L. Senkowski, MSW, LMSW, ACSW

Karl L. Senkowski, MSW, LMSW, ACSW

Rochester Hills Office

Mr. Senkowski joined Blue Water Counseling in May 2008. He obtained his Master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in 1990. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. He is licensed in the State of Michigan as a Licensed Master Social Worker. He has been in practice over 23 years. His areas of experience & interest are: Depressive Disorders, Work Place Issues/EAP, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Abuse/Dependence, School Related Issues, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Parent-Child Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Men's Issues, and Chronic Mental Illness (Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia).

Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Mood Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Workplace Issues/EAP
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Parent-Child Issues
  • Dual Diagnosis (Mental Health, Substance Abuse)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Men's Issues
  • School Related Issues
  • Chronic Mental Illness (Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia)
Sara M. Tavora, MSW, LMSW

Sara M. Tavora, MSW, LMSW

Fort Gratiot, Lexington & Yale Offices
Michele L. Trupiano, MA, LPC

Michele L. Trupiano, MA, LPC

Rochester Hills & Fort Gratiot Offices
Jennifer L. Vernon, MA, LPC

Jennifer L. Vernon, MA, LPC

Rochester Hills Office

Jennifer joined Blue Water Counseling in October 2017. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked as an Elementary and Junior High School Counselor for the past 15 years. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Community Services from Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Wayne State University. Jennifer has experience working with children, adolescents and families in settings such as, school, home, juvenile court and foster care. Jennifer is a proud mom of a great and very busy 11-year-old. She enjoys watching her daughter polish dance and play soccer. When not running her daughter around to her activities, Jennifer enjoys playing softball and spending time with family and friends.

Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Children & Adolescents
  • Grief Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • School Concerns
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Eva Waineo, MD

Eva Waineo, MD

Rochester Hills Office

Dr. Waineo rejoins Blue Water Counseling as of September of 2013. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and is Board Certified in adult psychiatry.

Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Women's Issues
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Young Adults
Presentation Topics:
  • Young and Middle Adulthood
  • Review of Psychiatric Diagnoses and Treatment
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychiatric Manifestations of Medical Illness
  • Anxiety Disorders
Stacy Marie Wynn, MSW, LMSW

Stacy Marie Wynn, MSW, LMSW

Fort Gratiot & Yale Offices

Stacy is a fully licensed Master’s Social Worker who has been providing mental health treatment to children, adolescents and adults since 2010. She has a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, from there she moved to Hawaii and completed her Masters in Social Work at the University of Hawaii. Stacy has experience working with individuals of all ages, ranging from preschool aged children up to the geriatric population, in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient. She has worked for the county’s Community Mental Health Services providing home-based services for children, adolescents and adults. Ms. Wynn has worked for an inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation center, and provided individual and marital counseling for Marines returning from deployment, in addition to running a weekly Anger Management group for service members. She provides counseling services for individuals and families with a variety of concerns, with a specialty in depression, anxiety, LGBTQ issues, children with behavioral disturbances, military issues, and stress management. In her spare time, she loves being around her family and her baby nephews, as well as spending time relaxing with her dog.

Areas of Experience & Interest:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Woman’s Issues
  • PTSD
  • Military Related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Shannon McKeever

Shannon McKeever LMSW, CAADC Clinical Social Worker

Fort Gratiot Office

Shannon is a part-time clinician at Blue Water Counseling. She earned her Master’s of Social Work Degree from Michigan State University in 2010 and has been working in the mental health field since that time. Shannon has been working with Blue Water Counseling since August 2019. She has been trained in multiple evidence based practices, these include but are not limited to: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Assertive Community Treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Prolonged Exposure. She will complete training in Eye Movement Desensitized and Reprocessing in February 2020. Along with being a Licensed Master’s Social Worker, Shannon also is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Shannon currently works with teens and adults in areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, mood dysregulation, self-harm, mild to moderate substance use, non-substance related addictions, relationship concerns, self-esteem and social isolation.

Jazmine Williams, TLLP Clinical Psychologist

Jazmine Williams, TLLP Clinical Psychologist

Fort Gratiot Office

I am a Wayne State University and Michigan School of Psychology Graduate. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University, with a focus in Sociology and Psychology. I received my Master’s degree from the Michigan School of Psychology with a concentration in Humanistic psychology. I have several years of child welfare experience and experience working with vulnerable adult populations, and I have much training in the areas of trauma and crisis intervention. I also have experience providing therapeutic services to those suffering from addiction. I currently hold my temporary limited license of psychology and will be working under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. I practice within the Humanistic framework which focuses on empathetic understanding, honesty, human growth, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard. My focus is to provide a safe environment for children, adults, and families and to foster growth and healing, while going through the journey of change with each client. I believe “Small steps in the right direction can turn out to be the biggest steps of your life.

Taylor M. Crossley, PMHNP Nurse Practitioner

Taylor M. Crossley, PMHNP Nurse Practitioner

Fort Gratiot & Rochester Hills Offices

Taylor M. Crossley PMHNP Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner has been a provider at Blue Water Counseling since 2019. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Michigan in 2015. In 2019, she received her Master’s Degree in Nursing and board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. Specializing in the care of children through geriatrics is important to her as she is able to manage care through a person’s journey throughout life. She places an emphasis on care that is individualized to the patient and encourages patients to be an advocate of their healthcare. With her strong background in nursing, it is important to her that patients feel sovereignty over their care through developing a genuine provider-patient rapport.

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Karen Joseph MD Psychiatrist

Fort Gratiot & Rochester Hills Offices

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