Saginaw

5024 North Center Road
Saginaw, MI 48604
989-790-3130

Meet our Saginaw Specialists

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Brandi Fisher LLMSW

Brandi has experience using cognitive behavioral treatment methods to treat various mood and substance abuse disorders. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Brandi is currently working toward obtaining her full license in social work.

Education:
Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University
Certificates/Licenses:
Limited Licensed Master Social Worker (LLMSW)
Special Interests:
Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Grief/Loss
Outside Work Interests:
Engaged with 3 children. Enjoys working out, fishing, hunting and spending
time with friends and family.

Michael H. Mersy LMSW, M.DIV, CAADC

Michael has extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression and substance abuse. He has been trained in EMDR techniques that address the effects of trauma. Michael is very interested in spirituality and holistic healing – body, mind and spirit.

Education:
Masters Degree in Social Work form Wayne State University
Master of Divinity form Lutheran Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)
Professional Organizations:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
Special Interests:
EMDR, PTSD
Outside Work Interest:
Married with two children
Enjoys his dogs, reading, travel and metaphysics

Robin Fenlon LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, RPT-S

Robin has significant experience working with individuals, couples and children. She has previously worked in a treatment center for addicted mothers and their children. Robin uses several therapeutic techniques geared towards each individual’s needs. She has a passion for play and sand tray therapy. Robin has also obtained her supervisory certificate in play therapy.

Education:
Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)
Supervisory Certification in Play Therapy (RPT-S)
Professional Organizations:
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) member
National Play Therapy Association
Special Interests:
Play Therapy, Sand Tray, PTSD and Anxiety
Outside Work Interests:
Married with three children and four grandchildren
Enjoys movies, books, swimming and biking

Steve Johnson LMSW, DD

Steve brings to LIST over 35 years of clinical experience. Over the years he has treated clients, both adults and children, with a wide variety of disorders including those related to grief, loss, marital conflicts and domestic violence.

Education:
Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan
Universal Life Monastery Doctorate in Divinity
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Certified Christian Counselor
Professional Organization:
National Association of Social Workers (ACSW) member
Clinical Social Work Association
International Federation of Social Workers
National Association of Black Social Workers
North American Association of Christians in Social Work
Special Interests:
Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Major Depression, Domestic Violence and Grief/Loss
Outside Work Interests:
Enjoys hiking in state and national parks, also enjoys boating on the Great Lakes

Charles Wood MA, LPC

Chuck has extensive experience pragmatic approaches through cognitive behavioral therapy with marriage, family and individual counseling to treat a wide spectrum of disorders of mental health and substance abuse. He also specializes in spiritual faith based therapy where desired by clients.

Education:
Bachelors Degree from Michigan State University
Masters Degree from Ball State University
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Special Interests:
Marriage, Family, Spiritual Faith Based, Anxiety and Depression
Outside Work Interests:
Photography, Family, Eight Grandchildren, Married 36 Years, 4 Children
Travel, Reading, Leadership Development

Ruth Andrus LMSW, CTS

Ruth has worked with victims of trauma and abuse for 25 years. She also has experience working with sexual offenders, their families and the families of their victims.

Education:
Masters Degree in Social Work
Certificates/Licenses:
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS)
Special Interests:
Victim and Trauma Issues
Outside Work Interest:
Ruth enjoys reading and traveling
She has two daughters and eight grandchildren

Laurie Doerner MA, LLPC

Laurie utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy with an emphasis on self-care and lifestyle balance. She has experience working with men and women; teens and children. She enjoys a wide variety of clients and encourages her clients to face adversity, build resilience, and find acceptance, joy, and hope.

Education:
Master of Arts in Counseling, Spring Arbor University
Certificates/Licenses:
Limited Licensed Professional Councelor (LLPC)
Special Interests:
Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Addictions, Anger Issues, Grief and Loss, Depression, and Anxiety.
Outside Work Interest:
Laurie is married with 4 children. She enjoys the outdoors, camping, and gardening. She also enjoys reading, friends, family, and her 3 dogs.

Call our Saginaw Office to schedule an appointment: 989-790-3130