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Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit
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.
Maureen Lyn Bernard, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, 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.
Brittney Daftuar is a Fully Licensed Clinical Master Social Worker with a Level II endorsement in Infant Mental Health. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy and her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University. She specializes in working with adults and children experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, and behavioral issues. She prides herself in building relationships with her clients to meet their goals.
Michal Goldberg, LMSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s Degree in social work from Wayne State University. Michal is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and suicide prevention. She is committed to building relationships, to provide people with the space they need to be themselves and to assist them with navigating their personal journeys. Michal utilizes a person-centered, strengths-based approach to ensure that the people she supports are empowered to utilize their own expertise while pursuing their therapeutic aspirations.
Shari-Beth Goldman, LMSW takes a collaborative, person- and family-centered approach to support people of all ages in addressing their behavioral health needs. She sees psychotherapy as a relationship and process that helps build competence and confidence, belonging and connection, and a life of personal meaning. Shari received her Master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Social Work and believes in continuous learning in order to be able to draw from the most current research based tools, including EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused and Narrative therapies, play therapy, Parent Management Training – Oregon Model, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Barbara Haddad, LMSW, is a licensed master’s level clinical social worker. She has many years of medical and behavioral health social work experience specializing in older adults, grief and loss, and chronic health related issues. She uses a person-centered, strength-based approach to create a supportive, therapeutic environment to help clients develop coping skills and to meet their individual goals.
Tiffanie Hilgendorf, LMSW, CAADC, Clinical Operations Manager, specializes in working with adults and teens experiencing addiction, mood disruptions, domestic violence, and trauma. She uses various evidence-based therapy techniques, skill-building, education, and support to improve the quality of life for those experiencing mental health symptoms or substance use. Tiffanie works to improve motivation, self-esteem, and ability to cope so clients may live a healthier and fulfilled life.
Levi Hiller, LLMSW, is a clinical social worker who also works in the Orthodox Jewish day schools. He works with children, teens and young adults impacted by anxiety, depression, trauma and behavioral challenges. Levi uses DBT skills, CBT, and a Solutions-Focused approach in empowering clients to succeed in their environments, be it in school, home or in the workplace.
Nacha Leaf, LMSW, has been working with older adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups for more than 20 years. Using a range of methods, including cognitive-behavioral, insight-oriented, and psycho-educational, she helps clients develop hope and self-esteem while acquiring adaptive coping skills. Nacha specializes in mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, substance abuse, women’s issues, relationship difficulties, adjustment and transition issues, and the aftermath of trauma, grief, and loss.
Geena Osowski, LLMSW, is a clinical social worker who works with children, teens, and families. She specializes in working with clients impacted by depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, trauma, and grief and loss. Geena uses a range of evidence-based modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy, to encourage clients to reach their full potential and accomplish their goals.
Gina Robinson, LMSW, received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after completing her undergraduate degree from Madonna University. She has experience working with individuals of all ages and mental health diagnoses. Gina’s areas of interest include working with teens who are navigating challenging family dynamics, experiencing anxiety, depression or exploring issues related to sexual identity. Gina brings a level of refined expertise to her work with both adolescents and adults who are experiencing a chaotic living situation that serves to worsen symptoms related to trauma history.
Wendy Svatora, LMSW, Outpatient Counseling Director
Zachary Woodby, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, is a clinical social worker and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor who received his Master’s Degree from Wayne State University. He takes a person-centered approach when working with clients, following person-centered therapy principles. Relying on his training in psychodynamics, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and motivational interviewing, Zachary takes a holistic approach, paying special attention to creativity, free will and positive human potential. He believes everyone has the capacity for self-direction, recovery, enlightenment and self-actualization.
Dr. Kathleen M. Fouche Brazzle, MD
Dr. Leonard J. Rosen, MD