Judith Fisher, PhD

Dr. Bernard-Fisher received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Andrews University, and completed a clinical psychology internship at Mercy Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Her training also included a pre-doctoral internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, where she functioned as staff psychologist at the University Counseling Center. Her clinical practice includes both university and community populations.

Dr. Bernard-Fisher has a strong commitment to helping individuals realize their potentials. With a strong interest in the tenets of Positive Psychology, she focuses on individual strengths, resilience, and helping people live optimally. Her areas of clinical interests also include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem, and career issues. She also enjoys couple and group therapy. Dr. Bernard-Fisher’s multi-cultural background and fluency in French and Spanish have provided her with a deeper understanding of diversity issues. She enjoys outreach and consultative opportunities in areas of cultural diversity, family mental health, grief and anger management, achievement and motivation. She lives with her family in Southwest Michigan.

Kathleen Shafer, LMSW

I love to listen deeply to people until I am able to enter into their experience. Then I speak from that place a word that resonates to their truth. I love it when that word makes a shift in their perception of their situation. 

I am most comfortable working with adult females. I have worked extensively with the geriatric population. I also have a passion for working with caregivers. I work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and who are adjusting to unwelcome life changes and losses. I am comfortable exploring spiritual issues and use CBT and positive psychology perspectives.

Harold Smith, PsyD

Dr. Harold Smith graduated from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, where he received his Doctorate of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology in 1994. 

He has enjoys spending his energy investing in the healing of individuals and helping them reach their full potential.

Dr. Smith treats couples, families, individuals, adolescents and children. He specializes in treating depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, and neuropsychology.

Alina Baltazar, PhD, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, CFLE

Dr. Alina Baltazar has a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University and a Masters in Social Work from University of Michigan and is a Certified Family Life Educator. 

I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families of all ages for difficulties with depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, grief, weight issues, divorce recovery, disability, interpersonal conflict, parenting, and child behavioral problems.  This is done primarily using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques with the aim of working with you to help you meet your goals. 

Denise Stoddard, PhD

I like to help people to lead happier and healthier lives. I provide therapy for those willing to work with me to promote growth and change for the better. I work with children, adolecents, adults, couples, and families.

Major issues I work with are behavioral problems, trauma, relationship problems, and emotional problems. My treatment specialties include interpreting projective drawings, psychological evaluations, pain evaluations, diagnosing, and biofeedback therapy.

Diana Mitchell, LCP, NCC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor who enjoys working with a diverse population. I provide individual, group and family counseling to children, adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and geriatric population.

I believe God gives each person with different talents. God has given me a gift of helping people; helping them to work through their issues to reach their full potential in their journey of life. Life is meant to be sweet and meaningful but situations and circumstances divert people from having or reaching their dreams and goals or to live to their full potential. I want to help people to get back what they were meant to be: helping them to recognize they have a personal power to change their lives. Their circumstances don’t have to define who they are but to find who and what they truly are meant to be. Life is journey and there are many roads to take and sometimes we all need a helping hand to help us get back in the right path, especially when we fall or take detour. These are the reasons why I chose my profession as a counselor.

In my professional capacity, I have worked with a wide range of people from the age of 3 to 99 years old with various issues of ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Physical/sexual Abuse, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Substance Abuse/Dependence, Parenting Skills Training, Life Span Issues, and Marital/Couple Problems. I have provided services in the school settings, home based therapy, residential facilities, office, and nursing homes/assisted living facilities. I have worked with the emotionally, behaviorally, developmentally, and mentally challenging as well as at-risk children/ youth. Also, I have screened at-risk students and made appropriate referrals for services. I have worked with adolescents who were on probation. In addition, I provided an evidence based substance program to adolescents and young adults. I worked closely with the probation officers, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and case workers from Department of Human Services. Moreover, I have worked with the interdisciplinary team (school social workers, psychologists, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist) to work on student IEPs and worked very closely with special needs students who require special education services.

In my counseling the following treatment approaches I have used: CBT, stress management, stories, journaling, time management, effective communication skills training, art therapy, play therapy, behavioral modification, strength based therapy, solution focused therapy, decision making training.

Marlene Rich, LCP NCC

Marlene Rich graduated from Andrews University, where she received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Meeting people and listening to their stories is a pleasure. Supporting someone through the difficult issues that life can bring is an honor. I am dedicated to working with anyone young or old who desires to make a change in his or her life. Eclectic best describes my treatment approach, as I like the freedom to choose from various therapies for each person by using his or her individual strengths, goals, and ideas of change. Anxiety, depression, addictions, ADHD, and behavior problems comprise the majority of my counseling experiences.

Sharon Dudgeon, LLPC

Sharon Dudgeon graduated from Andrews University with an MA in Community Counseling.

She finds it particularly rewarding to help people in crisis, or those who are recovering from emotional, physical or sexual abuse. She mainly works with adults and has run support groups for female survivors of abuse.