Child & Family Services of Saginaw

Clinicians

Janice Brennan, LMSW

Specializations: Stress Management, Depression and Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, LGBTQ Issues, Coping with Medical Issues, Palliative Care and Hospice Issues, Grief and Loss.

Seeking counseling can be a difficult decision and Janice believes that establishing a safe and trusting relationship is essential in allowing clients to discuss uncomfortable issues.  Clients need to feel heard as  this enables the insight and courage needed for change and growth.  Janice works collaboratively with clients to find the steps needed in improving their quality of life.

Annie Coker, LMSW-Sexual Assault Center Director

Specializations: Adjustment to life changes, Anxiety, Child Abuse/Neglect, Depression, EMDR, Grief/Loss, Post-Partum Depression, School Issues (not ADHD), Stress management, and Trauma recovery/PTSD.

Annie is passionate about providing the best and most comprehensive care to victims of sexual assault in our community.  As the Director of the Center, she oversees operations of the Sexual Assault Center and offers expert oversight regarding sexual assault/abuse treatment.

Annie provides clinical services to a small group of clients through our Counseling Center.  Annie is dedicated to supporting and empowering people with significant life changes, those who have experienced trauma or abuse, or who are struggling with depression and anxiety.  Annie will walk with you as you emotionally heal and grow despite any barriers faced through your life.

Annie is trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Cassie Herzberger, LLMSW- Clinician

Specializations: Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar; Adjustment Disorders, Complicated Grief and Grief Support; Intimate Partner Violence, Child Witness to Violence; Parenting Support; LGBTQ; Trauma Informed.

Cassie believes in a person-centered approach to help clients achieve their ideal goals and happiness. Trauma affects each person differently, so Cassie strives to ensure therapy is formed around each person’s specific needs and goals. She acknowledges and appreciates each client’s strengths and uniqueness and encourages and empowers them to be their authentic selves. She believes establishing a trusting relationship with clients is an important component to the therapeutic process. She takes pride in supporting and guiding clients through their personal healing journey.

Mollie Ferguson, LMSW

Specializations: Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar; Adjustment Disorders, Complicated Grief and Grief Support; Intimate Partner Violence, Child Witness to Violence; Parenting Support; LGBTQ; Trauma Informed.

Mollie has over 25 years experience with children and adults in mental and behavioral health settings.  Mollie has knowledge and insight into developmental ages and the implications of stress, abuse, violence or loss on the individual or family system.   Her focus is to create a safe and supportive space to begin to explore the problem/s and listen for the possibilities of change.  Mollie seeks to support the client’s identification and connection to their inherent strengths, skills and a reconnection to passion and safety.  Through listening to personal narratives each client offers their own unique experience to connect to mind, body and spirit while redefining outcomes towards more balance and health.  Mollie’s own experiences of having worked and lived in the Southwest for 15 years brings a deep appreciation for cultural diversity, animal assisted, art and expressive therapies while integrating the benefits of movement or the outdoors.  Mollie strives to continue to build on her knowledge base and offer the best evidence-based practices for mental, emotional and physical health and well-being.

Ashley Haefele-Harper, LLMSW

Specializations: Adjustment to life changes, Anxiety, Bipolar, Child ADHD, Depression, Grief/Loss, School Issues (not ADHD), Stress management, and Trauma recovery.

Ashley believes that when it comes to therapy, collaboration is key. Her goal is to create an environment where the client feels comfortable, safe, and heard. She believes that each person has strengths that can be utilized to achieve wellbeing. She wants to assist and empower clients as they work toward their goals.

Jodi Harwood, MA, LPC

Specializations:  Adjustment to Life Changes, Anxiety & Panic, Behavioral Issues (Adult), Co-parenting Issues, Depression, EMDR, EFT, Family Issues, Gender Orientation Issues, Grief and Loss, LGBT Issues, Marriage & Couples Counseling, Post-Partum Depression, Stress Management, and Trauma Recovery.

Jodi believes in meeting the client where they’re at in order help them change and grow.  She understands there is a delicate balance between accepting the client for how they are while simultaneously recognizing their need to change.  Jodi often utilizes a holistic model to make sure that clients have considered all elements in their lives that could be driving their well-being.  Additionally, her approach is eclectic, using techniques that match the client and situation.  Her role is to support and empower the client in whichever choices they make towards accomplishing their goals.

Gina Latty, LMSW, Counseling Center Director

Specializations: Adjustment to life change, Anxiety, Behavioral issues, Bipolar, Chronic Pain, Co-parenting issues, Depression, EFT, Substance Abuse, Stress Management and Trauma recovery.

My goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where clients feels safe, supported, and heard.  I provide education some to assist people with gaining new insight into themselves by learning more about their thoughts, emotions, and previous experiences.  My passion is to help clients find the courage to let go of the past, change, grow and find fulfilling lives.

Nicole Marinelli, LPC – Employee Wellness Center Director

Specializations: Anxiety, depression, adjustment, grief/loss, trauma, gender orientation/identify, LGBTQA, anger management.

Nicole’s approach to counseling is a partnership between herself and the client. She feels her role is to support and empower the client in accomplishing their personal goals and help the client to recognize their strengths. She strives to create an environment in which the client can trust and feel safe in the counseling relationship, so that they may explore uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety, sadness, guilt, or helplessness without risk of additional harm. Nicole seeks to help a client identify the link between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, as well as provide individualized education and skills dependent on the client’s needs. Everyone views the world based on their own life experiences; Nicole says “I am happy to meet the client where they are and support them on their personal journey.”

Randall Mey, ICAADC, LMFT, LMSW/BCD

Specializations:  ADHD, Adjustment to Life Changes, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar, Cancer Treatment/Recovery, Chronic Pain, Co-parenting Issues, Depression, Family Issues, Grief and Loss, School Issues (non ADHD), and Stress Management

Randall is an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work. He works with children, adolescents, adults and families. Randall utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing in his sessions. He assists clients with difficulties such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, substance use,  psychosis , attention deficit hyperactivity , work and military service issues. Randall is also a provider for the Health Professional Recovery Program.

Jim Stickle, LMSW

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

Jim provides the best services that he can when individuals seek  his support.  He believes in treating the people he provides support to 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 make choices to live a more satisfying life.

Barry Stephens, MA, LPC, CAADC

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”.

Anita Weaver, LLMSW

Specializations: Depression, Anxiety, and Stress; Adjustment to Life Changes; Adjustment Disorders, Behavior Issues, Child Development, Parenting Support; LGBTQ; Relationship issues.

Anita places an importance on early rapport building with her clients. Her approach is to let the client get to know her while she is also getting to know them.  She believes this is the key to breaking down walls to a pathway for open communication.  Anita is passionate about using the artistic, creative side of the mind in therapy because the creative process can lead to greater self-awareness and understanding, and it can provide clarity. She has a passion for working with kids and teens who are struggling with: anxiety, depression, life stressors and changes, body issues, school issues, self-esteem, LGBTQ+ and gender identity issues, and self-harm.

Dr. Kaushik Raval, MD

Adult, child and adolescent psychiatry.