Bay City

126 Washington Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708
989-684-7977

Meet our Bay City Specialists

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Rachel Keyes LLMSW

Rachel, our Site Supervisor, has experience serving individuals and families across the lifespan with various mood and co-occurring disorders. Rachel utilizes a strengths-based approach when creating individualized treatment plans with clients. Rachel is compassionate about those she serves and is committed to facilitating the therapeutic process.

Education:
Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University
Certificates/Licenses:
Limited Licensed Master Social Worker (LLMSW)
Professional Organizations:
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Special Interests:
Adolescents and Young Adults
Outside Work Interests:
Gardening, arts & crafts, exercising and spending time with family and friends

Diane Hobson LMSW, ACSW, LFMT

Diane utilizes an eclectic approach to treatment and has experience working with adults and children. Her strengths lie in cognitive behavioral and play therapy. Therapy is a creative process to help others grow and achieve their fullest potential.

Education:
Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Professional Organizations:
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Tri-County Psychotherapist Association
Special Interests:
Mood Disorders
Outside Work Interests:
Church choir, knitting, creative writing, reading, nature

Kaitlyn Ockerman LLMSW

Kaitlyn has experience working with all age groups who experience depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Kaitlyn uses strengths-based therapy as well as cognitive behavioral therapy to facilitate the therapeutic process.
Education:
Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University
Certificates/Licenses:
Limited License Social Worker (LLMSW)
Special Interests:
Adolescents and self-esteem building
Outside Work Interests:
Reading, watching movies, cross-stitch

Kaitlyn Tobin MA, TLLP

Kaitlyn utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral strategies to treat a range of disorders in both adults and children. She has experience working with people with developmental disabilities, children and teenagers with behavioral issues and adults with depression, anxiety and other severe mental illnesses . Kaitlyn takes a collaborative approach to working with clients in order to focus on their strength’s. She is passionate about helping others incorporate mindfulness and motivation into their everyday lives. Other treatment modalities include Solution- Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Education:
Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Certificates/Licenses:
Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist (TLLP)
Special Interests:
Mood Disorders and Behavioral issues
Outside Work Interests:
Distance running and outdoor activities

Kim Kern LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, CCS-M

Kim is our Site Supervisor and has extensive experience treating a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues including mood disorders, co-dependency and co-occurring disorders. She uses cognitive behavioral strategies with an emphasis on wellness and lifestyle balancing. She enjoys working with people of all ages to identify and resolve barriers in their life and develop the skills necessary to meet their full potential.

Education:
Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Michigan
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)
Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)
Professional Organizations:
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Special Interests:
Mood Disorders, Addictions, Lifestyle Balancing, Co-dependency
Outside Work Interests:
Married with 2 daughters
Enjoys spending time with her family, watching and playing softball, volleyball and other outdoor activities

Sondra Kern MA, LLPC

Sondra has experience with adults who struggle with severe and persistent mental illness and personality disorders.  Sondra uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and dialectical-behavioral therapy to alleviate symptoms.  Sondra is passionate about helping others make changes in their lives so that they may see improvements in their overall quality of life and relationships.

Education:
Masters Degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University
Certificates/Licenses:
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC)
Special Interests:
Mood disorders, Depression, and Borderline Personality Disorder
Outside Work Interests:
Family, crafting, reading, walking, and traveling.

Tracey Little LLPC

Tracey has experience using cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy to treat depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. She has experience working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and the various cultural specific issues they present with. Tracey uses feminist theory techniques to address social, cultural, and political factors throughout the counseling process. She believes in a holistic approach when treating a client.

Education:
Masters Degree in Counseling from Central Michigan University
Certificates/Licenses:
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC)
Professional Organizations:
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Special Interests:
LGBTQIA+ community

Ricardo Bowden MA, CPC

Ricardo specializes in providing guidance and coaching for individuals actively seeking recovery from substance abuse. He has delivered relapse prevention programming professionally for 11 years. As a recovering person himself, he is insightful about the many roadblocks and challenges that may stand in the way of being successful, and helps clients find their own solutions to overcome those hurdles. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says “no matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience benefits others”. The spirit of that recovery promise motivates Ricardo to be of service to others and pass on to others what has been graciously passed on to him.
Education:
MA in Public Administration from Michigan State University
Recovery Coach Academy through Connecticut Community
for Addiction Recovery
Certificates/Licenses:
Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant
Special Interests:
Recovery Stabilization and Relapse Prevention
Outside Work Interests:
Enjoys strength training, bicycling, swimming and traveling

Call our Bay City Office to schedule an appointment: 989-684-7977