Caro Specialty Clinic

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

Meet our Caro Specialty Clinic Staff

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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

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 Interests:
Married with two children
Enjoys reading, playing the piano and spending time with friends and family.

Jesika Ferris-Struve DP-CADC

Jesika has experience working with people who have substance abuse disorders. Experience working with all ages.

Education:
Bachelor of science in Human Services from Grace University
Certificates/Licenses:
Development Plan for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (DP-C); Thinking Matters Certified Facilitator
Special Interests:
Addiction and Recovery
Outside Interests:
Spending time with family and friends, reading, crochet and cats.

Jay Parker LLMSW

Jay Parker, LLMSW – Substance Abuse Therapist. Jay has experience using mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy strategies, and manualized twelve step facilitation therapy to treat substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders.

Education:
Master’s Degree in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University                                                                                      Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University
Certificates/Licenses:
Limited Licensed Master Social Worker (LLMSW)
Special Interests:
Substance abuse and trauma
Outside Work Interests:                                                                                                                                              Professional sports, literature, information technology.

Danielle Smith DP-CAADC

Danielle Smith has experience in working with adults who struggle with anxiety and depression, and individuals who belong to the LGBTQ+ Community.

Education:

Completing LLPC in March of 2024.

Certificates/Licenses:

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Special Interests:

Anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

Outside Interests:

Reading, playing piano, and spending time with her cats.

Michelle Schmitzer LPC, CAADC

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.

Dannielle Crispin CCAR

Danielle has been in recovery for over half a decade. As a recovery coach, she uses her voice to share life experience of addiction and recovery, to help others find sobriety. Dannielle’s goal is to spread hope that recovery is possible with hard work and determination.

Education:

Certificates/Licenses:

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)

Professional Organizations:

Substance Use Disorder

Special Interests:

Domestic Violence, Trauma Recovery, Addiction Recovery, Women’s Services

Outside Interests:

Married with 5 children. Enjoys gardening, thrifting, and camping with her family.

Shana Norgan CADC-DP

Shana is a compassionate and dedicated social worker. She recently graduated with her bachelors of social work from Saginaw Valley State University and is currently pursuing her masters of social work through the advanced standing program. With a strengths-based approach and personal experience in recovery, Shana is dedicated to helping her clients navigate their wellness journeys.

Education:

Bachelors of Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University

Certificates/Licenses:

Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor-Development Plan (CADC-DP)

Special Interests:

Alcohol and Drug Recovery

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Teresa Zechmeister Peer Recovery Coach

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