Counseling Staff

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Karen Bango

Therapist

Karen Bango, MA, LLP, is a limited licensed psychologist who works to help individuals gain coping skills in order to accept themselves. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, gambling addiction, as well as co-dependence and other issues arising from being in a relationship with an individual with mental illness or addiction problems.

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Kimberly Harding

Therapist

Kimberly Harding, LMSW, is a licensed clinical social worker working with adolescents and adults to treat anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, and substance use disorders. She helps clients identify small steps they can take to build coping strategies and reach personal goals. Kim also has experience supporting families and individuals with developmental disabilities.

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Madison Marcus-Paddison

Therapist

Madison Marcus-Paddison, LMSW, works with children and adolescents experiencing a range of emotional challenges, including anxiety, anger management, self-esteem and behavioral issues, and parent/child conflict. An experienced school social worker, she takes a collaborative approach to help clients improve communication, social skills, coping strategies, and feelings of empowerment that allow them to choose healthy behaviors that lead to a more fulfilling life.

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Rozanne Sedler

Therapist

Rozanne Sedler, LMSW, provides a comfortable, accepting environment to older adults, seeing clients in their own home when there is a need for this accommodation. Her areas of specialization include adjustment to loss, residential change, end of life issues, family dynamics, planning for disabled adult children and other issues affecting those in their elder years.

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Lisa Weiner

Therapist

Lisa Weiner, LMSW, forms trusting therapeutic relationships with young adults, adults and couples to help them cope with the daily challenges of creating a productive and meaningful life. She incorporates elements of mindfulness and relaxation techniques to create a sense of balance between mind and body.

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Maureen Lyn Bernard

Therapist

Maureen Lyn Bernard, LMSW, ACSW, CADC, CCS, provides education and support to help people move through their personal processes of change. A former nutrition consultant, she takes a holistic approach to her treatment philosophy. Her areas of specialization include addiction, mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, disordered eating, unresolved grief and loss, as well as working with the LGBTQ population.

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Laurie Epstein Kach

Therapist

Laurie Epstein Kach, LMSW, ACSW, has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults, adolescents and children for more than twenty years, including the physical issues that often accompany anxiety. Using a range of therapies, including clinical hypnosis, she works to help clients reach their full potential in life.

Andria Kadell

Therapist

Andria Kadell, LMSW, is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in work with older adults and adolescents. She relies on a variety of evidence-based techniques, such as mindfulness and art-based therapy, to help individuals, couples, and families facing major life changes, crisis and the aftermath of trauma. She takes a practiced approach in walking alongside those who wish to see change in their lives.

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Daniel Kotsias

Therapist

Daniel Kotsias , LLMSW, relies on cognitive behavioral, solutions focused, and mindfulness based therapies to assist adults and adolescents with goal development and achieving their true potential. He has extensive experience helping others explore and redefine their spirituality, as well as helping those who have undergone relationship trauma such as divorce or separation.

Holly Snell

Therapist

Holly Snell, LMSW is a licensed clinical social worker with certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.  She specializes in working with clients who are experiencing grief, trauma and adjustment issues, and also provides treatment for anxiety, depression, stress/anger management and emotional deregulation. She is passionate about empowering clients to find their own voice in the world and to become the best version of themselves.

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Shevy Zigdon

Family and School based
Services Supervisor

If you have a child or teen who is struggling, but you’re not sure what kind of help they may need, contact Shevy Zigdon at 248.592.2076 or szigdon@jfsdetroit.org. She’ll get you on the right path and guide you every step of the way.

Shevy Zigdon, LMSW provides oversight to school social work services, acting as a liaison between JFS and day schools. She has worked with children, adolescents, and their families addressing challenges with social skills, transitions, behavior, anger, anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide. She helps families develop a plan to support the child or adolescent in various environments. In addition, she conducts various workshops to help educate and support families, teachers, school personnel and other therapists.