Caro Specialty Clinic

467 North State St
Caro, MI 48723
989-672-2016

Meet our Caro Specialty Clinic Staff

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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

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

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.

Deborah Brady LMSW, CAADC

Deborah has vast experience in treating those with serious emotional, mental and substance abuse problems in inpatient and outpatient settings. Her preferred methods of treatment are cognitive behavioral therapy and the emotional freedom technique. Deborah is very interest in helping others overcome the challenges and trauma in their lives utilizing group and/or individual treatment modalities.

Education:
Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)
Special Interests:
Suffering/Trauma, Mood Disorders and Faith Based Christian Counseling
Outside Work Interests:
Adventure! Loves a challenge and absolutely everything about the sun

Call our Caro Office to schedule an appointment: 989-672-2016