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 groups. 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 through the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association . Marla is trained and has taught motivational interviewing to professionals.  Marla has been working with patients for over a decade and loves teaching others how to build the life they want.  In her free time, Marla enjoys yoga, spending time with her family/friends, art and traveling.

JUDY QUINN, M.A.-TEAM LEADER/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.-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 intensive 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 12-week 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.

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