Child & Family Services of Saginaw

Clinicians

Amy Alexander, LMSW – Employee Wellness Center Director

Specializations: Stress Management, Mindfulness, Team Building, Postpartum Depression, Grief and Loss.

Amy believes that the counseling process is a partnership between the client and therapist, where the client is actively involved and treatment options and interventions are based on client’s needs. Therapy should focus on client strengths and is person centered. Amy practices a variety of approaches, including, solution focused, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. Each client’s situation is unique and Amy will work with them in building the best pathway to resiliency.

Barry Stephens, MA, LPC

Specializations: Behavior and Conduct Issues, Couples Counseling, Anger Management, Marriage/Relationship Issues and Co-Occurring Issues (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Issues).

Barry believes in building positive rapport with each client so that together they can find solutions. He believes in helping them cope with problems they are having. Barry states, “the ultimate transaction is when I am able to help clients help themselves”.

Brittney Mosqueda, LPC

Specializations: Behavior and Conduct Issues, Children’s Issues, Family Issues, Stress Management, Anxiety and Panic, and Depression/Grief and Loss.

Brittney believes in providing services that are person centered so that all the client’s needs are being met at the clients pace. Each client’s needs are different and no two client stories will ever be the same. Brittney believes that is important to establish a trusting relationship with each client before the client can begin to make progress towards meeting his/her goals. “I look at a relationship between a therapist and a client as a family unit”. The client needs to feel valued and given room for growth. I believe that we can all grow from developing new relationships. Counseling requires hard work and dedication. Not every attempt is successful but each attempt helps each of us grow significantly.

Carol Robinson, MA, LPC

Specializations: Couples Counseling, PTSD, Stress Management, Depression/Grief and Loss, Gender Orientation Issues and Marriage/Relationship Issues.

Carol believes counseling is a means for an individual, couple or family to take charge of their life. The role of counselor is to advocate for the changes that the client decides on, to make a positive life change.  Counseling requires hard work, dedication and determination on the part of both the client and the counselor.  Empowerment, growth and change can all be accomplished through counseling. Carol believes the relationship between the client and counselor is very important and based on trust. Carol’s approach is based on a strong therapeutic relationship and she utilizes a holistic approach while relying on research based practices.

Chelsea Seaver, LMSW

Specializations: Couples Counseling, Marriage/Relationship Issues, Anxiety and Stress, Depression, and Anger Management.

Chelsea believes in the importance of relationships.  She feels that building trust and maintaining a healthy therapeutic relationship is the building block to successful counseling.  She is passionate about supporting clients on their journey to successfully meeting their goals, hopes, and dreams. Chelsea feels it is important to empower clients to realize their potential and assist them in building skills to be independent and successful.

Dan Alonzi, LMSW

Specializations: Behavior and Conduct Issues, Children’s Issues, Couples Counseling, Family Issues, LGBTQA, PTSD, Anger Management, Stress Management, Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors, Anxiety and Panic, Depression/Greif and Loss, Gender Orientation Issues, Marriage/Relationship Issues and Parenting Skills.

Dan accepts individuals just as they are.  Together he will work hard with his clients to understand their complex issues and lives.  He seeks valuable information so they can develop good strategies to improve his/her client’s life.

Jenn Hatch, MA, LPC, GC-C – Counseling Center Director

Specializations: Depression/Grief and Loss, Anxiety and Panic, Stress Management, Family Issues, Children’s Issues and PTSD.

Jenn believes in helping her clients accomplish his/her goals.  In order to do this, she engages with her clients and sets out to establish trust and rapport with them quickly.  Jenn believes in having clients speak openly to her in order to problem solve with them and offer hope.  Jenn views therapy as a partnership between the client and clinician working together to improve overall emotional well-being.

Jim Haufe, LLP

Specializations: Behavior and Conduct Issues, AD/HD, Anger Management, Stress Management, Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors, Anxiety and Panic, and Depression/Grief and Loss.

Jim believes in the value of partnering with his clients. Jim states, “I don’t have all of the answers, but I help clients find the answers they have within themselves. My approach with families is to help parents be consistently involved when working with children and adolescents.”

Jim Stickle, LMSW

Specializations: Anger Management, Stress Management, PTSD, Anxiety and Panic, Depression/Grief and Loss, and Marriage/Relationship Issues.

Jim provides the best services that he can when individuals seek for his support.  He believes in treating his clients with respect and dignity and also respecting their right to design and decide what type of life they want to pursue and live.  His services are strength based, and focus on the client’s behaviors that are functional and work to make their life more satisfying.  He believes in helping people to make choices to live a more satisfying life.

Kallie Howell, MA, LPC

Specializations: Behavior and Conduct Issues, Anger Management, Stress Management, PTSD, ADHD, Gender Orientation Issues and Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors.

Kallie believes each client has the ability to reach their desired potential for growth.  She works with both individuals and families struggling with a variety of emotional challenges.  She strives to motivate her clients to be both mindful and solution focused, so their healing may begin.  She recognizes the important role of cultural sensititvity as it relates to each person and their ability to change behavior.

Kathy Palmer, LMSW

Specializations: Anger Management, Stress Management, PTSD, LGBTQA,  Anxiety and Panic, Depression/Grief and Loss, and Coaching.

Kathy believes as a therapist it’s important to acknowledge and to honor a person’s courage to show up and address their concerns and/or problems. She believes the most important part of her role as a therapist is to listen carefully and then to guide a person on their journey to finding answers to their questions, solutions to their problems and/or resolution of the effects of trauma. Kathy also believes it’s critical to remember that each person that comes to therapy is unique when she’s providing interventions and guidance for the concerns and problems they are sharing with her.

Mary Jo Hall, LMSW

Specializations: Stress Management, LGBTQA, Anxiety and Panic, Depression/Grief and Loss, Gender Orientation Issues and Post-Partum Depression.

Mary Jo summarizes the key to good psychotherapy in one word: relationship.  She believes if a client trusts the listening ear, then a relationship built on mutual trust and respect can develop as well as skill building and option exploring.  The most technically skilled clinician will be less likely to aid the client from benefitting from therapy if the client views the clinician as detached or unconcerned.  A clinician who listens, empathizes, validates, challenges, explores and is “active” in the process, establishes a relationship with the client where options, choices and change can grow.

Randall Mey, LMSW

Randy believes in the importance of each client.  Person centered planning is necessary for client growth along with comfort level.  Randy believes in providing support and insight not just to the client, but to their families.  Randy states, “education is also an important piece of the therapy puzzle.”

Regina Simon, MSW, LMSW

Specializations: Behavior and Conduct Issues, AD/HD, Children’s Issues, LGBTQA, Anger Management, Stress Management, Obsessive Compulsive Behavior, Depression/Grief and Loss and Gender Orientation Issues

Regina believes in developing a supportive and nonjudgmental relationship with all clients.  Each child, adult and family has unique needs based on their individual lives and wants for themselves.  Therapeutic goals are based on the client’s thoughts about what they feel needs to change in their lives.  Therapy is centered on the client’s ability to accept control over their behaviors and decisions through accuracy of thoughts and emotions.  Each client has a different beginning point for changes desired in their lives and this is where therapy begins.

Tracy Racquepaw, MA

Tracey believes in establishing rapport quickly with her clients. Tracey’s philosophy is based in cognitive restructuring, yet describes her techniques as eclectic. She recognizes one method of treatment does not fit all clients. She partners with her clients to find techniques which affect positive outcomes in their lives.

Maria Millett, LLMSW

Maria believes in honoring clients for who they are and what they desire for their own life journey.  It is her goal to offer emotional support and positive encouragement as a client seeks to change their life.  She believes in the power of building trust, listening without judgment, and working side by side with clients to help them determine their own path to success.  Maria is passionate about improving communication skills, changing negative thinking patterns, and enhancing relationships all around.

Dr. Kaushik Raval, MD

Adult, child and adolescent psychiatry.