Counseling Staff

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.





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.





Rachel Freedland, Therapist
Rachel Freedland, LLMSW, helps adults struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties gain insight about themselves while guiding them in their quest to change unwanted behaviors. As a former medical professional, she has a unique understanding of the mind-body connection and incorporates cognitive behavior therapy and psychodynamics in her work with clients.






Barbara Haddad, Therapist
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 Therapist
Tiffanie Hilgendorf, LMSW, CAADC, 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.




Marni Hus, Therapist
Marni Hus, LMSW, is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in individuals and families impacted by autism, anxiety, depression, and behavioral concerns. Using a range of evidence-based interventions such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy, she works with clients to help them feel motivated and empowered to improve their lives.






Nacha S. Leaf, Therapist
Nacha S. 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.




Kara Nicolosi, Therapist
Kara Nicolosi, LLMSW, graduated from the University of Michigan. She works with individuals of all ages and brings an additional passion for work with teens. Kara is experienced in working with life issues related to addiction, bringing a strength-based approach to the recovery process. She is dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTQ community and is committed to creating a safe, accepting, and supportive therapeutic environment to help all people reach their goals. Kara’s therapeutic style is influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based approaches to healing.



Gina Robinson, Therapist
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.




Zachary Woodby, Therapist
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.