Our Therapists

MARLA LEWIS, M.A.-CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Marla Lewis, MA, LLP, DBTC, LLC is a certified DBT psychotherapist who works with adolescents and adults both individually and teaches skills training classes. Marla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Marla pursed her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Oakland University. Marla then continued her education completing an advanced Master’s specialization in mental health counseling/psychology. She specializes in treating borderline personality disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, chronic illnesses, and relationship issues. Marla has presented numerous seminars over the years at the Birmingham Community House, Henry Ford Hospital, Oakland University and has appeared on local television discussing different mental health topics. She also provides trainings to professionals on a variety of topics in community/school settings.  Marla is certified in Family Psycho-Education Advanced Facilitation. Marla has an Advanced Master’s professional specialization in Mental Health Counseling. Marla is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from Behavioral Tech. Marla is a nationally certified DBT therapist. Marla is also trained in motivational interviewing and facilitates motivational interviewing trainings to professionals.

MARK MITCHELL, M.A.-TEAM LEADER

Mark Mitchell, LMSW, ACSW, PLLC has been specializing in the treatment of persons diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, and a variety of other mental health conditions and life difficulties since 1994. Mark has his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. He also has his ACSW (Academy of Certified Social Workers).  Mark’s areas of expertise include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Crisis Management, Exposure Therapy and Crisis Resolution. Mark offers individual therapy, skills classes, educational opportunities and services for adolescents, adults, families and community organizations. Mark runs our parent DBT skills classes and is the parent coach to all of our parents. Mark presents seminars in the community and provides opportunities for professionals to gain knowledge, skills and continuing education unit credits. Mark teaches skills that focus on helping the client improve mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. Mark is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from Behavioral Tech. Mark is certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which he received from the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxiety at The University of Pennsylvania. Mark also teaches DBT to professionals.

SARAH GREGG, M.A.-THERAPIST

Sarah Gregg, LMSW specializes in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and substance use disorders. Sarah is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from Behavioral Tech. She has worked at U of M hospital and works with children, adolescents and young adult populations.  Sarah went to Rhode Island College and received her Bachelors Degree in Chemical Dependency/Addiction studies with a dual major in Psychology. She then pursed her Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan in Clinical Social Work. She offers individual, skills training and coaching to her clients. Sarah runs substance use groups which are evidence-based to decrease substance use by increasing skills. Sarah teaches skills that focus on helping the client improve mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.

JUDY QUINN, M.A.-THERAPIST

Judy Quinn, LLMSW offers individual and skills training classes. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Madonna University and Master’s Degree from Michigan State University in Social Work. Judy has received intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from Behavioral Tech and has continued to receive DBT training since 2004.  Judy specializes in treating anxiety, depression and a variety of integrated mental health and co-occurring conditions. Judy has advanced training in substance use treatment, motivational interviewing and teaches motivational interviewing to professionals. Judy has additionally counseled adolescents and adults in the areas of sexual abuse, domestic violence and psycho-education multifamily groups. Judy has taught workshops at local and state conferences, appeared on cable television and in professional videos.  She has presented at Baker College discussing different areas of mental health topics. Judy has practiced social work since 1993.

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