Behavioral Medicine Associates
of MidMichigan PC

Eric D. Özkan, Ph.D. Eric D. Özkan, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Eric Özkan received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2003 specializing in cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and personality assessment.  He interned at Michigan State University's Counseling Center and is currently a Fully Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Michigan.  In addition to being a practicing psychologist, Dr. Özkan is also a fully trained neurobiologist, having earned an earlier Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Wayne State University in 1993 and completing a fellowship in neurochemistry at the University of Michigan's Mental Health Research Institute from 1994-1998.

As a practicing psychologist, Dr. Özkan has experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of psychological disorders in adults, adolescents, and children using primarily cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal strategies.  His specialties include the treatment of anxiety disorders and the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of personality disorders.  Comprehensive psychological testing and assessment services are also provided on a case-by-case basis.  In addition to his clinical work with patients, Dr. Özkan was appointed to the Michigan Board of Psychology in 2012 and has severed as Board Chairman since 2016.

Garry Waterman, LMSW. ACSW Garry Waterman, LMSW. ACSW
Licensed Masters Social Worker

Garry Waterman is a clinical social worker, having obtained his Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. He has been employed as a school social worker for 25 years, and has provided outpatient therapy services, through private practice work, for several decades. Garry served in the United States Army, and is skilled in providing services to military personnel.

He works with children, teenagers, adults and families. Common referral concerns include ADD/ADHD, OCD, conduct issues, delinquency issues, Tourette's, depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, autism and Asperger's disorders, stress management, grief counseling, anger issues, and sleeping problems. He often sees veterans and military personnel for adjustment issues and concerns. Another specialty area of focus is referrals for traumatic brain injury, trauma from domestic violence, psychological trauma from auto accidents and military combat, PTSD, disability adjustment, pain management and substance abuse.

Garry practices a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Behavior Modification, Ego Psychology, Clinical Hypnosis, Communication Skill Training, and Social Skills Streaming.

Sue Lyon, MA, LPC, CRC Sue Lyon, MA, LPC, CRC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Ms. Lyon earned her MA in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University in 1998. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual therapy with adolescents and adults. Areas of experience and interest include mood disorders, anxiety, relationship, grief and parenting issues. Ms. Lyon also has extensive experience helping individuals facing life transitions and disability issues. Her approach to therapy and counseling include supportive and cognitive behavioral methods, with patients participating actively relative to direction and goals of therapy.

In addition to providing therapy, Ms. Lyon also holds a certification as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and is a certified vocational expert with the Social Security Administration.

In her spare time, Sue enjoys gardening, hanging out with her three dogs, fitness and anything outdoors.

John Scalise, MA, LMSW John Scalise, MA, LMSW
Licensed Masters Social Worker

John is a Licensed Masters Social Worker and Licensed Professional Counselor. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received his Master's Degree from Illinois State University. He has 40+ years of experience practicing as a psychotherapist. He specializes in working with adults and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety and anger problems. He also enjoys working with couples dealing with relationship problems. He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Strategic Family Therapy in his work with individuals and couples. Additionally, he is certified by the Tourette Association of America to provide Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT).

Lynn E. Simons, Psy.D Lynn E. Simons, Psy.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Lynn Simons, completed her undergraduate work at University of Pennsylvania, earned a Master's degree at Illinois State University and her doctorate degree in psychology from Central Michigan University. She has more than thirty years of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Dr. Simons is a specialist in behavioral medicine and commonly accepts referrals for concerns such as pain management, adjustment to injury, and adaptation to disease. Other common referrals are for anxiety, depression, marital concerns, end of life issues, grief, and substance abuse. Dr. Simons conducts psychological evaluations, including bariatric assessment, spinal stimulator assessment, parenting fitness, child custody and forensic evaluations for the courts.

Dr. Simons is the mother of four children, loves to quilt and spends her free time reading, gardening, and taking care of rescued dogs.

Travis Pashak, Ph.D Travis Pashak, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Travis Pashak is a licensed psychologist with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University. He completed his APA-accredited clinical internship at Purdue University's Counseling and Psychological Services center. Travis provides psychotherapy and counseling services for adolescents, young adults, and older adults, and works with both individuals and couples.

Travis often treats clients who are struggling with difficulties such as anxiety, stress/trauma, major life changes/adjustments, depression, personality problems, relationship distress, identity concerns (for instance sexuality, religion/spirituality, and racial/ethnic identity among others), and challenges involving grief, loss, and death. His therapy work involves an eclectic blend of approaches, including cognitive-behavioral (i.e., CBT), psychodynamic, multicultural, interpersonal, existential, and humanistic philosophies about mental health and treatment. His primary goal is to provide accurate empathy and genuine care to each client.

Jeff Deitrick, MA Jeff Deitrick, MA
Licensed Masters Social Worker

Jeff has worked in public schools for 31 years as a general and special education social worker, and has worked extensively with children of all ages, enrolled in both public and private school settings. He has a background in helping behaviorally and emotionally challenged children and engaging parents in skill building processes. He has been providing clinical social work in private practice since 2012 with children, adolescents, and adults. He collaborates with clients in forming measurable goals to facilitate growth. Jeff provides psychotherapy and counseling services for children, adolescents, young adults, and older adults, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in conjunction with elements of play, movement, exposure, behavioral activation, and reflective therapy. He has experience working with persons struggling with, depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders. His work experience includes children with Autism, Emotional Impairments, and Learning Disorders; as well as children experiencing grief, loss, divorce, and other adjustment difficulties. Jeff earned his Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1990.

Jeff has been married for 31 years and has 3 adult children. He enjoys being active including coaching and playing volleyball.

Hayley Stepaniak, MA, LPC Hayley Stepaniak, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Hayley Stepaniak is a licensed professional counselor, having obtained a Master's degree in Counseling from Central Michigan University in 2017. Hayley is certified both as a school counselor and professional counselor. Hayley earned a Bachelor's degree in elementary education from Saginaw Valley State University in 2009, with an endorsement in early childhood education. She started her career teaching elementary school for seven years, before moving into school counseling. Hayley is trained in a variety of counseling techniques and has experience with a wide range of ages. She has worked with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and life transitions.

In her spare time, Hayley enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She stays active by playing golf and beach volleyball.

Kindra Mitchell-Staley, LLMSW Kindra Mitchell-Staley, LLMSW
Limited Licensed Masters Social Worker

Kindra Mitchell-Staley earned her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work at Michigan State University. She has worked in clinical practice settings, serving children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Prior to private practice, Kindra was employed as a paramedic for 17 years with knowledge and understanding of first responder's mental health needs.

She specializes in treating individuals struggling with mood disorders, non-suicidal self-harm behavior, borderline personality disorder, substance use, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, communication, anger and stress management.

Kindra uses a strengths-based approach. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is especially important for allowing people to realize their capacity for change and she provides a warm, accepting, and welcoming environment to facilitate growth. Kindra is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients to identify ways to cope with barriers and triggers through a trauma informed lens and the use of evidence-based practices.

Kindra incorporates different treatment modalities into her work, with an emphasis on relaxation/mindfulness techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT) , Motivational Interviewing( MI) Solution Focused Therapy and Crisis Intervention.

Kindra is married and is a mother of 5 children in a blended family. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Molly Clore, LLP Molly Clore, LLP
Limited License Psychologist

Molly is a Master's level psychologist earning her undergrad degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and then her Master's degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in Clinical Health Psychology in 2012.

Molly specializes in individual therapy for adolescents and adults utilizing an eclectic, patient-centered approach including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and mindfulness approaches. Molly has a special interest in the mind/body connection as it relates to anxiety, depression, and chronic pain and has treated a variety of stress induced conditions (i.e. – fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraine, irritable bowel, etc.) She utilizes therapies for chronic pain and persistent physical symptoms including Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET) and Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) to reduce pain/symptoms and address underlying risk factors including psychosocial trauma and interpersonal or internal conflict. Molly utilizes a collaborative and compassionate approach to therapy in order to provide symptom relief and achieve a client's goals.

Outside of work, her interests include camping, reading, staying active and spending time with her family.

Angela DuBois, LLP Angela DuBois, LLP
Limited License Psychologist

Angela is a Master’s level psychologist, having earned her degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2008. Angela provides services to adolescents and adults, focusing on health concerns, anxiety and depression, trauma, adjustment and adaptation concerns. Angela has a special interest in working with victims and survivors of domestic violence, as well as adolescents and young adults. Angela implements cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and trauma-focused approaches in treatment. In her work with domestic abuse victims and survivors, Angela creates a safe space where trust is built so the client can share their story. She helps individuals identify types of abuse, the cycle of domestic violence, and how the trauma of abuse has, and continues, to affect their life. Treatment focuses on finding ways to heal from the pain of abuse. Angela is the founder of PAWSitive Helpers, which pairs hard-to-adopt shelter dogs with at-risk youth. Angela runs these groups at Midland’s Monarch Academy (formerly the Juvenile Care Center) and has collaborated with local rescue groups to help dogs find their forever homes.

Outside of work, Angela enjoys spending time with her family and rescue dogs, running, watching sports, gardening, and reading.

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