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 teaching skills training groups.  Marla received her BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and pursued her Master’s degree in counseling from Oakland University.  Marla then continued her education completing an advanced mental health specialization in mental health counseling/psychology.  Marla specializes in treating BPD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, chronic illnesses and relationship issues.  Marla has presented numerous seminars over the years at Henry Ford, Oakland University, Birmingham community house, and appeared on local TV on a variety of mental health topics.  Marla is certified in family psychoeducation advanced facilitation.  Marla has an advanced Master’s professional specialization in mental health counseling.  Marla is intensively trained in DBT from Behavioral Tech.  Marla is a nationally certified DBT therapist through the DBT National Certification and Accreditation Association.  Marla is trained and has taught motivational interviewing to professionals.  Marla has been working with clients for over 15 years and loves teaching others how to build the life they want.

JUDY QUINN, M.A.-DBT THERAPIST/PARENT COACH

Judy Quinn, LMSW 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. Judy works with adults for individual therapy, teaching skills groups and coaching as well as being our parent coach. Judy works with all of our parents teaching our parent skills groups, individual parent sessions and coaching to our parents. In her free time, Judy enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

ALEXANDRA STEELE-M.A.-DBT THERAPIST

Alexandra Steele, MSW received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience and her Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan in Social Work. She has received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy from Behavioral Tech and through the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. During her time with the University of Michigan Health System, she was a member of both the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Clinic and Depression Clinic teams. She completed advanced 3 month mentorship trainings in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Alexandra also facilitated a CBT Cognitive Skills group and co-facilitated a CBT Behavioral Activation group for adults with depression. Alexandra has experience working with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, and other mood and substance use disorders. She is currently working with children, adolescents, and young adults at the clinic. She offers individual therapy, skills training groups, and phone coaching to her clients.  Alexandra teaches skills that focus on helping the client improve mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. In her free time, Alexandra enjoys running, yoga, meditating, art, and spending time with her family and friends.

MELANIE MAILLOUX, M.S.-DBT THERAPIST

Melanie Mailloux, LPC, NCC, CAADC, ACS received her Master’s Degree in mental health counseling and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. Melanie has her certification as an advanced alcohol and drug counselor.  Melanie was  intensively trained in DBT through community mental health and Behavioral Tech.  Melanie has been in the mental health field since 2012.   Melanie is certified to supervise LLPC’s and is a certified clinical trauma professional.  Melanie works with adolescents and adults at the clinic.  She offers individual therapy, skills training groups and phone coaching to her clients.  In her free time, Melanie loves spending time with her family and traveling.

WINNIE- DBT Therapy Dog

Winnie has been working with people and in training for over a year.  Winnie loves to sit with clients when they are having a rough time and is hypoallergenic.

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