Caro

651 North State St
Caro, MI 48723
989-673-5700

Meet our Caro Specialists

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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

Don Wojewoda MA, LPC

Don enjoys working with all ages and specifically emphasizes and supports others in creating balance emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. Don uses various strategies such as Hypnosis and the Emotional Freedom technique to try and address core issues which may contribute to unwanted symptoms.

Education:
Masters Degree in Counseling from Oakland University
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Bachelors Social Work
Licensed Professional Counselor
Special Interests:
Depression and Anxiety
Outside Work Interests:
Married with two children
Enjoys family activities, music, reading, sports and nature activities

Cathy Belich LMSW, CAADC

Cathy has experience working with men and women of different ages. She has experience with mental health and substance abuse disorders as well as co-occurring disorders in both the individual and group setting.

Education:
Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)
Special Interests:
Bipolar Disorder & Co-occurring Disorder
Outside Work Interests:
Enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family

Kenneth Patriquin MS, LPC, CCSOTS, CAADC

Kenneth has experience using cognitive behavior/reality based treatment and group processing methods to treat the variety of issues that affect families, teens, children, abuse victims and abusers. He is passionate about helping those caught in the abuse or addictive patterns to get freedom and healing. Kenneth has experience in treating both mental health and substance abuse issues. He works well with adults, children and families. Kenneth is also credentialed and certified to work with those actively involved in the criminal justice system including those offenders returning to the community from jail or prison. He has had many years of experience working with teens. Kenneth is very interested in developing a more comprehensive program of dealing with those trapped in sexually addictive/abusive patterns.

Education:
Masters Degree in Human Service Counseling from State University of New York – Oswego
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist (CCSOTS) – National Certification
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)
Professional Organizations:
Member of ATSA (Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers)
Member of MI-ATSA (Michigan Chapter of ATSA)
Board Member of Reconciliation Ministries
Special Interests:
Sexual Offender and Abuse Issues, Teen Issues, Spiritual Issues
Outside Work Interests:
Married with 3 children
Enjoys camping, canoeing, sailing, jogging and enjoys spending time with his wife and family
Coordinating an annual men’s conference in his community
Co-Director of The PLACE Ministry – helping people overcome childhood issues

Linda Wendling MS, LPC, LMSW

Linda has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She has extensive experience in working with a vast array of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues as well as treating women, victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Linda enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults.

Education:
Masters Degree in Counseling and Human Systems from Florida State University
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Masters Social Work (LMSW)
Special Interests:
Women’s Issues, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues
Outside Work Interests:
Married with two children
Enjoys spending time with family and friends
Participates in a women’s golf league, likes to garden and read

Michelle Schmitzer MA, LPC

Michelle has experience working with people who have experienced domestic and sexual violence, particularly women. She also has experience working with people who have co-occurring disorders and criminal backgrounds. Michelle is an empowerment perspective counselor who is very interested in assisting people experience healthy relationships and achieve emotional self sufficiency.

Education:
Master Degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Professional Organizations:
National Association of Professional Women
Special Interests:
Domestic Violence, Trauma Recovery, Addiction Recovery, Women’s Services
Outside Interests:
Married. Enjoys reading, watching movies and fishing.

Ruth Kilburn-Doxey MA, LPC

Ruth enjoys working with all ages. She has experience working with survivors of trauma as well as domestic and sexual violence. Ruth also has experience working with a wide array of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety and relationship/family issues.

Education:
Master Degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Special Interests:
Trauma Recovery, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Domestic Violence
Outside Work Interests:
Married with two children
Enjoys reading, playing the piano and spending time with friends and family.

Trevor Grice Ph.D, LP

Trevor is skilled in using cognitive/behavioral and acceptance/commitment therapy techniques to assist clients in addressing a various array of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues just to name a few. He is also trained in conducting a variety of assessments to help diagnosis personality issues, learning disorders, ADHD, conducting surgical clearance evaluations (i.e. bariatric surgery, spinal cord stimulators) and guardianship/competency assessments for courts.

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Clinical Psychology – Easter Michigan University
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Psychologist (LP) – State of Michigan
Special Interests:
Skill training for parents struggling with behavioral issues, marital/relationship issues,
ADHD/learning disorder testing, pre-surgical bariatric evaluations
Outside Work Interests:
Married with two children
Enjoys baseball/softball, golfing, hiking and other sports and outdoor activities, traveling
and is learning organic gardening

Madeline Dooley DP-C, DP-P

Madeline has experience working with people who have substance abuse disorders and criminal backgrounds. She has experience working with men and women, as well as adolescents.

Education:
Bachelors Degree in Women’s Studies: Gender and Health from the University of Michigan
Certificates/Licenses:
Development Plan for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (DP-C) and Development Plan for Certified Prevention Specialist (DP-P)
Special Interests:
Addiction, Recovery, and Criminal Backgrounds
Outside Work Interests:
Madeline enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her husky. She likes watching Michigan football, playing softball, and being outside.

John Wyskiel LMSW, ACSW

John has studied philosophy, theology and spirituality. He is interested in various aspects of spirituality as applied in life situations. He has worked extensively with adult substance abuse problems in various settings as well as mental health issues for over 35 years. He has studied and worked in Europe and South America (Italy, Brazil and Venezuela) for a total of 9 years.

Education:
Master Social Work from Wayne State University, 1985
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Master Social Worker
Professional Organizations:
Association of Certified Social Workers
Special Interests:
John prefers working with adults (as opposed to children or adolescents), seniors and
recovering substance abusers
Outside Work Interests:
John enjoys reading, outdoor activities including exercising outdoors all year long. He is
semi-retired and lives with his wife in a peaceful setting. He and his wife have four adult children
and two grandchildren.

Rebecca Ducham LMSW

Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She has extensive experience in work with children and families as both a private practice therapist and a School Social Worker. She also provides treatment for groups with specialization in Parenting with Love and Logic, Pain and Stress Management and symptoms management.

Education:
Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Professional Organizations:
Member of the National Association of Social Workers
Member of Michigan Association of School Social Workers
Special Interests:
Group work including, Pain and Stress Management, Parenting and Senior Skills
Outside Work Interests:
Enjoys playing guitar, aqua-therapy, fluent in sign language, outdoor activities

Call our Caro Office to schedule an appointment: 989-673-5700