Director of Counseling:


Terry Jean Parrish | MA NT LPC NCC

Terry Jean Parrish is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has specialized in working with Marriage and Relationships, Families, Parenting Issues and Adolescent and Adult Male Issues for over 20 years. Terry holds National Counseling Certification through the NBCC (National Board of Counselors) with degrees from University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland University. She has spent her years building a portfolio of experience in a wide variety of counseling settings. Terry holds a Professional Education License and is a Certified Teacher for grades 6-12. Terry has worked in the courts and closely with probation departments to support her clients. Her other clinical interests include, Co-occurring Substance and Mood Disorders in Teen and Young Adult Males, Anger-Management, ADHD Inattentive Disorder, Crisis Stabilization and Group Therapy.

Terry’s counseling philosophy is an eclectic approach using CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), solution-focused and family systems therapy to provide timely relief from distressing symptoms and problematic issues. Terry believes in helping her clients to set specific, realistic goals for therapy. Her desire is that upon leaving therapy clients will clearly identify their progress and be empowered to continue in their positive growth as individuals, couples, and families.

Terry’s achievements include membership in Chi Sigma Iota (Honor Society of Counselors), University Of Detroit Education and Human Services Seminar Presentation Award, Grosse Pointe North Crisis Team Member, Successful completion CBT training in anger-management for use in groups, Certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and current CPR and AED.

Terry is a native of Michigan for 50 years and currently resides in Clinton Township with her husband and two boys.

Personal Coach & Trainer:


Tammy Joan Mathias | JSF Certified ADHD Coach

Tammy Mathias is a graduate from the University of Michigan and a JSF certified coach. Tammy has a passion for helping and training children, adolescents and young adults with ADHD. Tammy recognizes that counseling, coaching and medication are the three pillars of help for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She is experienced in navigating through the sometimes frustrating myriad of issues that parents of children with ADHD face. Tammy facilitates growth and independence in her clients through training, skill-building, ongoing support and encouragement. She believes that coaching can reduce the need for medication and offer a more wholistic option for her clients with ADHD. Tammy helps clients from grade school through college to achieve their full potential in personal, academic and social life.

Tammy is married and has three children. She enjoys working on new projects in her home, gardening and spending time with her family. She and her husband Jim are 35 year residents of Grosse Pointe Woods.

Education:

University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Associate Counselors:



Melanie A. Popiolek | MA LPC NCC

Melanie A. Popiolek is a fully-licensed and nationally board-certified Professional Counselor. Integrating psychodynamic and humanistic theories into her practice, her work has centered on treating women’s issues across the lifespan, clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries, homeless/at-risk youth, foster/adopted youth, trauma, and clients with substance abuse issues. Melanie also has specialized training and experience in working with military populations. She understands that military service members and their families are members of a unique culture that has an impact on all aspects of family functioning, even after military service has ended. As the parent of a child with a rare metabolic disorder, Melanie understands the strain that chronic illness can put on a family, and she can help individuals and families dealing with chronic illness to navigate the emotional challenges that come with daily life.

Melanie regularly presents at national professional conferences, and she is available for LLPC supervision. She is the current President of the Michigan Counseling Association.

Education:

Oakland University
Master of Arts (MA), Counseling
Counseling, concentration Mental Health

Rochester College, Bachelor of Science (BS), Counseling Psychology

Specialties:
Adolescents/Teens
Adults
Career/Educational Counseling
Chronic Illness (including couple and family related issues)
EMDR
Homeless/At-Risk of being Homeless
Military (including couple and family related issues)
Substance Abuse (including couple and family related issues)
TBI
Trauma
Women’s Issues

Susan M. Cox | MA LPC NCC

Congratulations on your interest in discovering the possibilities of change and healing that can occur through working with a therapist.  Life can be challenging and seem overwhelming at times.  It is my belief that together we can discover your strengths, abilities and talents to aid you in your journey. Counseling is most effective with honest communication in a safe, confidential and accepting environment.  We can create a plan and take the necessary steps to help you reach your goals, overcome your obstacles and lead the productive, fulfilling life you choose.
 
Professional counseling may involve individuals, couples or families that are wanting to find the tools and skills necessary to heal hurting relationships and make the changes needed to be healthy and strong.  Each person and relationship is unique, and so will be my approach to counseling.  We will explore a variety of methods to find what fits your needs best.  I believe a healthy lifestyle includes many components including but not limited to your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and overall health.  I would welcome the opportunity to incorporate your current support systems such as family, friends, and faith into your counseling as appropriate and desired.
 
I earned my Masters of Counseling in June of 2011 from Oakland University near the end of my teaching career to fulfill my passion of helping others in a more personal setting.  I also hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Development and a Masters of Teaching.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and a Nationally Certified Counselor.
 
My experience has included working with marriages, infidelity, premarital counseling, grief, depression, anxiety, life change, addiction, eating disorders abuse as well as other life challenges. My years in education have provided me much experience in working with families and the ups and downs of raising children, blended families, single parent families and parenting in general.
 
I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey to achieve the changes you desire.  Life was never promised to be easy but you do not have to face it alone. Give yourself permission to be proactive in your desire for change and healing.  I would love to help!



Krystal Armstrong | LPC NCC CADC

Lindsey Banks | LPC CADC