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Meet Counseling Associates Staff, West Bloomfield

Counseling Associates has been in operation since the early 1970s and has more than 30 professional staff. We have clinical social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists, many of whom are known and published in their areas of expertise. Most of our clinicians have attained the highest degrees in their field (Doctorate and/or Master’s), and almost all have at least five years of post-graduate experience.

Sidney H. Grossberg, Ph.D.

The Executive Director of Counseling Associates, Sidney H. Grossberg, Ph.D., is formerly Professor of Social Work at Wayne State University and was on the continuing education faculty at Smith College. He has been elected Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academy of Practice. He offers consultation services on forming and expanding group practices, on surviving under managed care and on outcomes studies.
Counseling Associates was quoted in the E.A.P. Marketplace Directory as having a highly acclaimed clinical staff. Also, Counseling Associates is listed in the book “100 Best Treatment Centers in The United States for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment.”

Clinical Staff

These are other areas in which the counselors also specialize:

Jim Baetz, M.Ed., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

Works with: All ages

  • Grief and Loss
  • Performance anxiety
  • Relational problems

Donna Deedler, L.M.S.W.

Works with: Adults 25 and up

  • Care of elderly parents
  • Grief and loss
  • Job stress
  • Women facing life changing events

Mariann DeFlon, Ph.D., L.P.

Works with: All ages

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Chronic medical conditions
  • Grief counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Parental guidance

Anne Di Iorio-Fitzpatrick, L.L.M.S.W.

Works with: Ages 8 and up

  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Children’s issues
  • Trauma
  • Women’s issues

Gayle Ellias, L.M.S.W.

Works with: All ages

  • Children (and their parents) with Autism Spectrum Disorder issues
  • Developmental issues

Evelyn Foreman, M.Ed., M.A., L.M.S.W.

Works with: Children and adults (ages 10 and up)

  • Family Issues
  • Mood Disorders

Linda Adel Friedman, L.M.S.W., C.A.C. – 1

Works with: Teens and adults

  • Day and evening groups for substance abuse
  • Divorce (relationships)
  • Family therapy
  • Substance abuse evaluations for the state, attorneys and schools
  • Substance abuse treatment

Cheryl Goodwin, L.M.S.W.

Works with: Ages 5 and up

  • ADHD
  • Aging
  • Family issues
  • School difficulties
  • Social skills

Ingrid Grossberg, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., L.C.S.W., L.M.F.C., A.C.S.W.

Works with: All ages

  • Cancer survivors
  • Chronic pain and illness
  • Gifted individuals
  • Parent work with children age 3 and under

Sidney H. Grossberg, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., S.A.P., L.M.F.C., C.A.A.D.C.

Works with: Adults 18 and up

April Jeffries, M.A., L.L.P.

Works with: Adults 18 and up

  • Mood disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Women's issues

Patricia Jenkins-Jones, M.A., L.M.S.W.

Works with: Adults 18 and up

  • Anger management
  • Divorce recovery
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Women's issues

Ann Katz, Ph.D., L.P.

Works with: Adults 18 and up

  • Anger management
  • Grief counseling
  • Mood disorders

Gail Kaye, Ph.D.

Works with: All ages

  • Family dilemmas/conflict
  • Child/adolescent issues, including academic concerns
  • Life crises
  • Transitional issues

Laurie Kimmel, L.M.S.W.

Works with: Teens and adults

  • Acceptance and Behavior Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Laura Large, L.M.S.W.

Works with: Teens and adults

  • Adolescent and family issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • School stress
  • Substance abuse

Tracey B. Lisner, L.M.S.W.

Works with: Teens and adults

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • Relationship issues

David Mittelman, Ph.D., L.P.

Works with: All ages

  • Behavior and learning problems in children and teens
  • Spiritually-minded
  • Those seeking self-discovery

Robert Mosley, L.M.S.W.

Works with: Teens and adults

  • Adults with bipolar disorder
  • Artistic folks needing direction
  • Bright teens
  • Family issues (including marital)
  • Work-related issues

Daniel Rosenbaum, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Works with: Teens and adults (will also see 12-year olds)

  • Adjustment issues
  • Gifted and talented (no testing)
  • Lack of social acceptance or fitting in
  • Perfectionism

Michael Rothenberg, L.M.S.W.

Works with: Teens and adults (will also see ages 10-12)

  • Adults who are confused about direction in life, such as in relationships and their careers
  • Relationship issues

Elaine T. Russman, Ph.D., L.L.P.

Works with: All ages

  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Learning disabilities, including social skills
  • Marital transition
  • Neuropsychological evaluations

Abby Segal, L.M.S.W.

Works with: Teens and adults

  • Coping with medical illness
  • Geriatric issues
  • Life transitions

Helena Shavell, L.M.S.W.

Works with: Adults 21 and up

  • Developmental disability
  • Eating abnormalities
  • Panic disorders
  • Pre-marital issues

Karen Stearns, L.M.S.W.

Works with: All ages

  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Mood disorders
  • Relationship issues

Sheldon Weintrob, M.A., L.L.P.

Works with: All ages

  • Adolescent and development issues
  • Anger management
  • Parent guidance
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Relationship challenges

Medical Staff

Carol Roekle, M.D.

Works with: Adults 18 and up

  • Psychiatrist
  • Can prescribe all medications
Please note: Our medical staff only works with clients who are in therapy at our clinic.
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