Caro

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

Meet our Caro Specialists

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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

Jay Chambers MA, LPC

Jay is an eclectic counselor finding ways to solve problems that are sometimes outside the boxed method. Jay has had years of experience with families and youth. Jay has worked with groups and individuals from every age group in multiple settings. He has worked with an assortment of court ordered situations and probation. Jay has the depressed and anxiety filled people find resolve and peace. He is looking forward to helping you.

Education:
Master’s Degree in counseling, Spring Arbor University
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Special Interests:
Depression and Anxiety
Outside Work Interests:
Married and loving life, enjoy all seasons of outdoor activity, love to paint and work with wood.

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

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.

Traci Horrisberger LLC, MSC, JSOCCP

Traci has experience with using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, enjoys working with children, young adults, and adults. Her past experience is working with adolescents with co-occurring disorders, sexual trauma/ sexual offenders, family dynamics, and anger management.

Education:
Master of Science in Counseling: Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix
Certificates/Licenses:
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Juvenile Offending Sexual Counselor Certification Program (JSOCCP).
Special Interests:
Anxiety, Depression, Trauma informed care, Adolescents/Adults, Co-curring disorders, CBT, Sexual Abuse
Outside Work Interests:
Enjoys listening to music, spending time with family, friends, and taking her Jeep out on trails. Traci also loves watching crimes shows, and enjoys becoming creative and developing activities for the clients she is working with.

Dawn Lajewski LLMSW, BSW

Education:
Masters in Social work from Spring Arbor University
Certificates/Licenses:
Limited License Master Social Worker
Special Interests:
Children/Trauma
Outside Work Interests:
Small farm, Hiking with my dogs, Flower gardens, spending time with family

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 License Master Social Worker (LLMSW)
Special Interests:
Substance abuse and trauma
Outside Work Interests:
Professional sports, literature, information technology.

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.

Jamie Wallace LLMSW, SSW

Education:
Masters Degree in Social work from Michigan State University
Certificates/Licenses:
Limited License Master Social Worker, School Social Worker
Special Interests:
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Behavior Disorders
Outside Work Interests:
Married with Children

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

Michaela Wolschlager LLMSW, DP-C

Michaela enjoys working with children, youth, and adults. She has experience working with those struggling with trauma, depression, and anxiety.

Education:
Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan
Certificates/Licenses:
Limited Licensed Master Social Worker – LLMSW and Development Plan for Certified
Alcohol and Drug Counselor – DP-C
Special Interests:
Trauma Recovery, Depression, Anxiety & Working with Children and Youth
Outside Work Interests:
Enjoys Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Traveling

Lida Blue DP-CAADC

Lida has experience working with men and women with history of trauma and co-occurring disorders. She uses approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, existential therapy, solution-focused therapy and mindfulness to help clients find their personal path to wellness.

Education:

Masters in Counseling Central Michigan University

Certificates/Licenses:
Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor-DP (CAADC-DP)

Limited Licensed Counselor (LLC)

Special Interests:

Trauma recovery, co-occurring disorders

Outside Work Interests:

Animals and nature, reading, live music

Danielle Smith LLC, CAADC-DP

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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: 989-673-5700