KELLY RILEY, LMSW, CCS Brighton Owner & Clinical Director Not currently accepting new clients
Kelly Riley, LMSW specializes in the treatment of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, ADD/ADHD and family challenges. Working primarily with adolescents and adults, Kelly uses treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness techniques. Kelly works from an ecological, client-centered perspective.
As an Honor graduate with a BA in psychology from Michigan State University, Kelly continued her graduate studies in the Clinical Social Work program at Michigan State University. Kelly graduated with High Honor from her graduate program, earning her Master's in Clinical Social Work and a certificate in Clinical Social Work with Families in 2005. Kelly has taken great pride in furthering her post-graduate education in the field of trauma. She is Level I & Level II EMDR trained and she is a Certified Trauma Specialist from the National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC). Additionally, Kelly is a Certified Clinical Supervisor and has provided clinical supervision since 2008. Kelly is the Clinical Director of the Evolve Brighton location and her clinical practice is based in Brighton.
Heather Milliken, LMSW, CAADC, CCS Therapist - Brighton Wait-list for new client appointments
Heather brings 14 years of both individual and group clinical experience to Evolve. Heather is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor & Certified in EMDR. Her primary focus has been working with those affected by trauma, addiction, emotional/life stressors, major mental health challenges and parenting issues.
Heather has seven years of clinical management experience and is a Certified Clinical Supervisor. She is passionate about helping others achieve a satisfying and fulfilling life. She strongly believes that we are strong individuals capable of producing our own exceptional voyages. Heather's treatment modalities build on individual strengths and empowerment, including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Self in Relation Theory, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Heather holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. Heather has completed post-graduate Level I and Level II EMDR trauma training.
Jennifer Ross-Music, LMSW Therapist -Brighton Clinical Coordinator - Brighton Wait-list for new client appointments
Jennifer Ross-Music, LMSW, specializes in working with youth and their families to address at-risk behaviors. Jennifer specializes in interventions for substance abuse prevention, school truancy, adjustment and behavior challenges, as well as interpersonal and family relationship issues. Jennifer works from a Cognitive Behavioral foundation incorporating a Trauma Informed approach with Motivational Interviewing strategies & Mindfulness Techniques.
Jennifer has over 16-years of experience assisting youth involved with the juvenile justice system and over ten-years of experience providing care-giver supports for families with at-risk youth. Jennifer understands the importance of compassionate, coordinated care. Jennifer's client-centered, solution focused approach helps clients identify realistic goals to promote school success, healthy relationship development and improved life skills.
Jennifer graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan, obtaining a BA in psychology. She continued her graduate studies in clinical social work at U of M, earning her Master's in Clinical Social Work in 2008. Jennifer has pursued post-graduate training in Trauma Informed Care and Substance Abuse Prevention. She is a Certified Prevention Consultant with experience in intervention programming. Jennifer has provided 10 years of both case-management and clinical supervision for social work undergraduate and graduate students.
Nadine Bye, LPC Therapist - Brighton
Nadine Bye, MA, LPC specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, relationship challenges, adjustment issues, parenting, food and nutrition challenges & stress management. Working with adolescents and adults, Nadine is a strengths-based therapist who draws upon her expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to customize interventions to meet the needs of her clients.
Nadine believes in creating a strong therapeutic alliance, instilling hope and quickly identifying achievable objectives. Nadine believes in utilizing evidence-based practices, maximizing out-of-session change opportunities and facilitating treatment adherence to best serve the client. Emphasis is placed on non-judgmental treatment, compassion and the mind-body connection with all of her clients.
Nadine obtained her BS in Psychology from Madonna University and completed her Master’s degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University, receiving high honor in both programs. Nadine continues to strengthen her professional skills through post-graduate training in trauma therapy, treatment of personality disorders, and holistic interventions.
Jessica Esker, LMSW, Therapist - Brighton
Jessica Esker, LMSW is a strengths-based, solution-focused therapist who is passionate about helping clients improve quality of life. Jessica specializes in assisting children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, co-occurring disorders, family dysfunction and issues with self-esteem and self-worth.
Jessica brings expertise in crisis intervention, child welfare, emergency services and case management.
Jessica structures her interventions using treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Motivational interviewing, Mindfulness, Art therapy and play based activities with children.
Jessica earned her undergraduate degree in Individualized Studies from Central Michigan University and her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University. Jessica completed post-graduate training in the EMDR SAFE model and completed EMDR basic training. Jessica has worked with a diverse population of adults as well as children and their families across a range of diagnosis and needs.
Celine Klecker, LPC, CAADC Therapist - Brighton Telehealth sessions only at this time
Celine Klecker, LPC, CADC specializes in working with adults, families and adolescents affected by addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and anger management. Celine recognizes that therapy can be challenging and uncomfortable at times so she works to establish trusting relationships allowing clients to feel safe and secure.
Celine brings over 17 years of clinical experience with extensive knowledge in working all age groups. She has been practicing EMDR since 2019 and obtained her Trauma Specialist Certification from Healing the Inside Child in 2011. Celine draws from EMDR, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, DBT skills and mindfulness practices to create treatment plans that best serve her client's needs.
Celine graduated with honors from Capella University in 2009 with a master’s of science in Human Services, specialty in mental health. She earned her Addiction Specialist Certification in 2010. Celine takes pride in continuously increasing her knowledge in psychotherapy models and techniques to increase her ability to serve clients in the best way possible.
Valerie Jones, LPC, CAADC Therapist - Brighton
Valerie Jones, LPC, CAADC is an experienced behavioral health professional with an established record of excellence in both direct clinical practice and supervisory roles. Valerie is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor who brings 18 years of experience in the mental health field to Evolve; for the past 12 years, she has specialized in working with clients impacted by substance use disorders and mental health challenges. Valerie is passionate about providing a safe, non-judgemental space that both creates hope and facilitates healing.
Valerie currently works with teens, adults and families experiencing a range of issues including addiction, depression, anxiety, stress management, family conflicts, adjustment challenges and co-occurring disorders. Valerie's primary treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing practices.
Valerie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hillsdale College; she earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University in Phoenix, AZ. Valerie furthered her post-graduate education in addictions and earned her Certified Advanced Addiction & Drug Counselor Certification.
Donna Jando, LMSW, Therapist - Brighton
Donna Jando, LMSW is an experienced therapist who brings a strong Cognitive Behavioral perspective to her work. Donna specializes in working with adults experiencing anxiety, domestic violence, sexual abuse, relational problems, grief and loss or those who just may need support adjusting to life's challenges.
Donna helps client's identify and replace negative self-beliefs that may be limiting personal potential or growth. She empowers individuals to manage their mental health through the use of skill building, improved coping and creating a healthy personal outlook.
Donna's core philosophy is whether you are grieving a loss, depressed and anxious, having a hard time adjusting to life's changes or having relationship problems you don't need to stay stuck.
Donna completed her undergraduate degree from Saginaw Valley State University; she earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work at Wayne State University. Donna has continued post-graduate studies in the field of trauma and loss.
Theresa Lang-Peterson, LMSW Therapist - Brighton
Theresa Peterson, LMSW is a highly skilled mental health professional, working with clients from diverse backgrounds for over 20 years. Theresa works with adolescents, adults and families. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety/panic disorder, depressive disorder, ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, self- harm, self esteem challenges and grief/loss. She has experience working with LGBTQ populations. Theresa utilizes treatment modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and DBT techniques.
Theresa recognizes engaging in therapy takes both vulnerability and bravery, so she strives to build a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients. Theresa is a strengths-based, goal-oriented therapist. She works hard to help her clients build resilience and create healing.
Theresa graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2002 with her Master’s in Clinical and Macro Social Work, specializing in mental health. Theresa continues to build on her knowledge, keeping up to date with current treatment modalities and diagnosis. She has clinically supervised students in social work college internship programs.
Tara Chantiny, LLMSW Therapist - Brighton
Tara Chantiny, LLMSW is a compassionate and empathetic social worker. She is a recent Master's level graduate with strong pre and postgraduate experience working with children and families who have experienced anxiety, depression, challenges with life transitions, relationships, self-harm and trauma.
Tara uses modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and play therapy. Tara believes in taking an individualized, solution focused approach to helping meet individual and family treatment goals.
Tara’s work experience extends across various settings, including child welfare programs, psychiatric hospitals, psychological rehabilitation programs, and outpatient private practice. Tara feels strongly that every individual should have a safe space in a trusting environment that provides support to help individuals and families feel heard, understood, and provide them with the opportunity to flourish.
Tara began her academic journey by earning an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Development; she went on to complete her Bachelor's of Social Work degree at Madonna University. Tara completed her Master's in Clinical Social Work with a Child and Family Certification from Walden University with High Honor in 2023.
Okemos Clinical Team
Candice Carrasco, LMSW Okemos Owner & Clinical Director
Candice Carrasco, LMSW specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment challenges. Working primarily with older adolescents and adults of all ages, Candice works primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral approach but also incorporates Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Mindfulness techniques. She has a special interest in working with the university population and understands the unique challenges facing students and faculty/staff. Pride is taken in offering client-centered, collaborative mental health care that is respectful of holistic and natural approaches to symptom relief.
Candice graduated with high honor from Michigan State University obtaining a BA in psychology. She continued her graduate studies in clinical social work at Michigan State University, again graduating with high honor and earning her Master's in Clinical Social Work in 2005. Candice has pursued additional post-graduate training in OCD treatment using Exposure and Response Prevention through the International OCD Foundation. Candice is the Clinical director of the Evolve Okemos location and her clinical work is based in Okemos.
SARAH CROWGEY, LMSW Therapist - Okemos
Sarah Crowgey, LMSW is a strength-based clinical social worker with a wealth of professional experience. She has worked with the child welfare system, community mental health organizations, and in-home mental health services. She works with clients and their families to explore past or current traumas, identify feelings and behaviors, develop attainable goals and assist in overcoming life stressors.
Sarah shares her experience in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and is able to provide support to those who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence and other traumatic life events. Sarah has experience working with a wide range of mental health diagnoses and uses her skills in assisting individuals with developing new coping mechanisms. At your first visit you can expect to meet with Sarah and begin building a therapeutic relationship, developing the goals and areas you wish to focus.
Sarah pursued her graduate education at Michigan State University graduating in 2005.