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About Us

Blue Cross Blue Shield BCBS BCN Blue Care Network HPRP
Accepting New Patients Macomb County Shelby Twp Utica Macomb County Michigan

Hello!  I'm Jennifer, Lakeside's Intake Coordinator.


I'll coordinate your entire intake process and address any questions or concerns you may have.  It is my goal to make sure your treatment experience is as helpful as possible! 

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I often return calls using the secure company cell phone which is my direct line.  Do not worry that the number on your caller ID is not the same number you dialed to contact our office.


My email: is monitored during business hours.


Email or call today!  I look forward to hearing from you :)

- Jennifer H. 

Meet YourTherapist...

Introducing Lakeside's Featured Therapists: 
Tonyale Clark, LLPC  and Rachel Beatty, LLPC


Tonyale Clark, LLPC

Virtual Appointments

I earned my Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University. I have over 7 years of experience in providing mental health counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked with individuals with various diagnosis ranging from mild to severe. 


I specialize in individual, family, couples, and marriage counseling. 

I believe that counseling is an interactive process involving both you and me. It can involve sharing personal information and feelings, examining the circumstances and choices that have brought you to this point in your life as well as considering new or alternate ways of approaching your life today and in the future. 


My approaches to counseling are known as the cognitive behavioral and person-centered approach. I believe that when you begin to change your thinking, you can begin to change your life. Counseling is a process, and it will take some work from both you and me. My goal is to build a professional counseling relationship with you as my client. Throughout this relationship I encourage you to share any questions or concerns with me that you may have throughout this process. I am a firm believer that counseling is a journey and is not something that is just based on the techniques and modalities that we learn, but I believe that it is a holistic journey that should be driven by the client. My goal is to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and judgment free environment. I truly believe that counseling can be very beneficial in one’s life and I hope that we can work together to make sure that we make the most of your time, so that this experience will be helpful, positive, and as beneficial as possible to you. 

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Rachel Beatty, LLPC

Virtual Appointments

 I am incredibly passionate about the field of mental health and enjoy working with a wide variety of clients.


My specialties include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, grief and adjustment issues. 


As a therapist, it is my goal to create a safe and trusting environment with each of my clients. I understand that beginning therapy can feel overwhelming, therefore it is my hope to assist with making therapy something that you look forward to each week. I believe that we all need an outlet and safe space to share our about our lives and personal matters. I am a compassionate and empathetic therapist who utilizes differing approaches, primarily based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices as well as a variety of evidence-based modalities that will meet your unique treatment needs. 

In person therapy for children and teens

Djana Korajac, LLMSW

Virtual & In-Office Appointments

Djana is a highly skilled and compassionate psychotherapist with a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a deep commitment to cultural awareness. Djana pulls knowledge from her personal life as a child of immigrants, her clinical work with refugees, as well as experiences working in a psychiatric hospital. She has experience working with clients presenting with PTSD, anxiety, depression, difficulty adjusting to changes in life, and family or work conflict. With a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of those she serves, Djana is committed to helping individuals and families navigate the complexities of mental health challenges, promoting healing, growth, and a renewed sense of well-being.


For children struggling with anxiety or school related issues, Djana employs creative and age-appropriate therapeutic techniques to help them express themselves and develop coping strategies. With adults facing depression, PTSD, or life changes, she draws on her expertise in various therapeutic models, tailoring her approach to meet the specific needs of each client.

Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling ADHD

Pamela Beattie, M.A., LMFT

Virtual & In-Office Appointments



Evidence Based genuine MARITAL & FAMILY Therapy!**

ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, among many more - Pamela is a TOP therapist specializing in many areas along with most ages, issues & diagnoses.  Pamela primarily utilizes Cognitive Based Approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) among many more.

**NOTE:  Insurance may not consider genuine MARITAL THERAPY as a medically necessary covered benefit. Therefore, cash rates are typical for this particular specialty.  Please contact us for help determining expectations.**

"As a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist with years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, I understand the difficulties that can arise when unexpected challenges complicate everyday life. I can help you access your skills and internal resources to get things back on track.


I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field working with both adolescents and adults in individual, couple, and family sessions to address mental health and substance use concerns. I completed my Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy at The Family Institute at Northwestern University.  I utilize strengths-based and integrative approaches to counseling, believing that people have the resources to solve their difficulties, but may need help accessing them in times of crisis.


As wife, mother and therapist, I identify with the struggles of everyday life.  

My specialty is working with relationship issues including marital conflict, divorce, sexual issues and infidelity.  


Everyone goes through challenging times, but no one needs to go through them alone. I can support you as you work through the difficulties you are facing and guide you toward a better tomorrow."

Dominika Madej LMSW Mental Health Counselor Polish BCN BCBS Insurance

Dominika Madej, M.A., LLMSW

Virtual & In-Office Appointments



Sometimes life throws obstacles at us and dealing with them alone may be difficult. Throughout my personal and professional journey I had to make decisions and adjustments and take time to reflect in order to grow towards becoming the  individual I want to be. I believe that therapy can help you cope with the difficult times and provide a safe space where you can share those moments with me instead of experiencing feelings of helplessness and loneliness. I hope to be the ear and support you may need. It is perfectly normal to hit bumps in life and need assistance in dealing with them

I specialize in working with the adolescent and adult population. In my work I mainly utilize the CBT approach. I work with numerous reported complaints such as: anxiety, depression, anger management, life adjustments, coping skills, divorce, school issues, family conflicts, relationship issues and much more. Everyone has different ways of coping with their obstacles and therapy can provide you with different tools to overcome them.

Keith Thomas Male Trauma Addiction Therapist LPC Counselor BCBS BCN

Keith Thomas, M.A., LLPC CAADC-DP

Virtual & In-Office Appointments

I earned a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University.  I have diverse experience in all age groups with a range of diagnoses and severity including Residential settings, Group leadership, and Individually tailored 1-1 sessions.  I have over 9 years experience working in crisis, school settings  as well with as adults with symptoms ranging from mild to severe.  I operate primarily from a Cognitive Based Approach including CBT and DBT and tailor person centered talk therapy to help you get your life where you would like it to be.  


Specialities include:  Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Sexually Reactivity, Adjustment Disorders, Family Discord, Self Esteem, Substance Use Disorders along with most other issues that teens and adults are faced with.  Sessions are structured around a person centered foundation with warmth, compassion, and personal accountability to encourage and promote self esteem, self worth and self concept.

In Network BCBS HAP BCN Priority Health
Nina Tamou LPC Grief Depression Therapist BCBS HAP BCN Priority Health

Nina Tamou, M.A.,  LLPC

Virtual & In-Office Appointments


The human experience of healing is as unique as everyone; therefore, I integrate healing techniques that target a spectrum of emotional distress and mental conditions. Rather than referring to a general template, I curate holistic treatment plans to meet the client's therapeutic goals. I incorporate an integrative theoretical approach that borrows from various counseling strategies. The process gains influence through Psychoanalysis, Person-Centered, Motivational Enhancement, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Art/Music Therapy, Play Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. Tailoring the healing experience to each client leads to successful therapeutic outcomes. Most importantly, my clients and I work as a collaborative team to build trust, respect, and understanding within the therapeutic relationship.


I have experience working with a diverse population, including children, adolescents, and adults with a range of presenting concerns, but not limited to; Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Anger & Stress Management, Autism and ADHD, Major Life Transitions/Events, Trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, Relational Conflicts, Sexuality and Reproductive Health, Gender Identity, Sexual Identity, and Orientation.

In Network BCBS HAP BCN Priority Health HPRP Group Substance Abuse Grief Counseling
Anne Rife LMSW Trauma Therapist BCBS BCN Veterans PTSD

Annie Rife, M.A., LMSW

Virtual Appointments Only

Finding a therapist who truly gets it is tough. Compassion, acceptance, and understanding are all needed, but it’s challenging to find someone to trust who treats you like a human being. My mission is to provide practical care that honors each person’s unique needs and life experiences because what works for one person may not work for someone else. 


As a mental health therapist, I work with individuals battling trauma and grief; first responders; veterans; family members of law enforcement and military. I specialize in men's issues; professionals struggling with compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, or burnout; survivors of assault and abuse; sexual abuse of men and women; life transitions and stress; infidelity; individuals at the end-of-life stage; adults 18+ and elders 65+ with anxiety and mood disorders, such as depression. I obtained a Master of Clinical Social Work degree. I utilize cognitive-based approaches such as CBT along with other Patient-Centered counseling techniques.

Jennifer Laboda LPC CBT HPRP Addiction Trauma Therapist

Jennifer Laboda, M.A., LPC, CAADC , HPRP

Virtual Appointments Only


Your treatment will be guided by your personal needs with respect and no judgment. There are times in life that become overwhelming and emotionally unmanageable without help. My belief is that every person is the expert in their own life and ultimately, with support and guidance, will discover solutions that will work best for you!


Treatment includes talk therapy, both personal and educational, sometimes activities or homework that assist in illuminating hidden solutions and utilizes Cognitive base approaches such as CBT and DBT along with other Patient-Centered counseling techniques.  My goal is to help you get the most out of life. Your life matters. I will help you find the best in yourself be the person that you are meant to be.

Mark Nowaczewski Male BCBS HAP BCN Priority Health Trauma Addiction Substance Abuse Male Therapist Counselor LMSW

Mark Nowaczewski, M.A., LLMSW

Virtual & In-office Appointments

After being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps I made the decision to become a social worker and have been blessed to do that for the past 10 years, focusing on mental health therapy and substance use disorders. Throughout my years as a therapist, I have collaborated with clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, anger management, substance use, and trauma. We think that these disorders only impact us individually, but these disorders also affect our family and friends, and they affect us in many areas of our lives such as work, socially, school, and in relationships. We can work together as a team to reduce these symptoms and make your daily life a better one.

For most of us, living an emotionally and physically healthy lifestyle, working, building friendships, finding companionship, are at times difficult and disheartening. I offer therapeutic support aimed at enhancing your natural strengths and coping abilities, as well as providing you the opportunity to incorporate a foundation of healthy lifestyle choices to help navigate a brighter future.

I use a Cognitive Based collaborative and client-centered approach with each of my clients.  Throughout the years of my experience, I’ve worked with Individuals and Families in both mental health treatment facilities and substance use treatment centers. I integrate a variety of evidenced-based treatment interventions to address behavioral health issues, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and 12-Step foundation framework. 

I specialize in working with Adults and Adolescents, Veterans and Families including Substance Use Disorders; Process Addictions, Anxiety/Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Self-Esteem, Shame, Grief and Loss and Crisis Intervention.

In Network BCBS HAP BCN Priority Health HPRP Group Therapist HPRP Evaluation
Kayla Istifu Social Work School LMSW Adolescent Teen Therapist Counselor In Network BCBS BCN PPO Priority Health HAP In Person

Kayla Istifu, M.A., LMSW

Virtual & In-Office Appointments

I am a limited license Master Social Worker with experience working with adolescents and families. My experience as a School Social Worker has increased my expertise working with middle school and high school aged adolescents who need support when struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma related issues.


Our youth go through so much, especially in these past few years.


It is my passion to help adolescents gain the coping skills that are so needed such as stress management, conflict resolution, mindfulness, and grief support. Adolescents are the future!


Therefore I hope to be the person that can support you in identifying your strengths, clarify your thoughts and feelings, and understand yourself and others. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person centered, Strength based and motivational interviewing.

In Network BCBS HAP BCN Priority Health
In Person Virtual Telehealth Therapist Counselor
Ashley Soleau Female Adult CBT Addiction Substance Abuse Therapist LMSW BCBS HAP BCN Priority Health Insurance

Ashley Soleau, M.A., LLMSW

Virtual & In-Office Appointments

Some individuals navigating mental health, addiction, or other difficult circumstances need someone to offer compassion and an empathetic listening ear, while others may need time to work through thought patterns, negative emotions, or the effects of trauma. My passion comes from being a positive impact on that individual process for each of my clients, from teens to adults.


I earned my master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University and my foundation is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, motivational interviewing, and harm reduction. My approach to treatment is person-centered, meaning you will always be in charge of directing your therapeutic process, and be treated with dignity and respect throughout each stage of your healing.


I have experience working with individuals and groups struggling with addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I also believe strongly in the positive impact of mindfulness, meditation, and holistic practices to mental health and recovery.

Lisa Porter Trauma Female Abuse Depression Adult Counselor Therapist In Network BCBS HAP BCN Priority Health Insurance

Lisa Porter, M.A., LPC, NCC, ACS

Virtual & In-Office Appointments

Lisa is a graduate of Oakland University with a Master's degree in Counseling and uses Cognitive based approaches such as CBT and DBT along with other Patient-Centered counseling techniques. Lisa dedicated several years counseling "at-risk" teens as a school counselor.  Her compassion, talent, and effectiveness led to a role providing professional support to hospitalized  individuals in an In Patient Psychiatric facility, which is also where she met and became  good friends with Jessica.  Lisa's esteemed experience and wisdom naturally led to a leadership role providing Professional Supervisory guidance to other professional clinicians.  Lisa has been in private practice for several years and has dedicated her life to serving others.   Lisa is a mother of two and spends her free time singing with her band at local venues.

Jessica Lentz CBT HPRP Addiction Substance Abuse Anxiety Female Male Therapist Counselor In Network BCBS HAP BCN Priority Health Insurance PPO

Jessica Johnson Lentz, M.A., LPC, CRC, ICAADC, SAP, HPRP

Virtual Appointments Only

Jessica is a graduate of Wayne State University and specializes in Rehabilitation Counseling and utilizes Cognitive base approaches such as CBT and DBT along with other Patient-Centered counseling techniques. 


Jessica's background, in addition to where she and Lisa became good friends, began at an In Patient Psychiatric Hospital.  Jessica provided support and expertise to patients in the Dual Diagnosis Chemical Dependency unit and facilitated psychiatric stabilization for patients in the Geriatric, Adolescent, Adult and Autism units.  Jessica also worked hard supporting U.S. Military Veterans at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center helping soldiers deal with complex issues including PTSD, Substance use, Disability, HIV, as well as economic and employment reintegration needs.  Jessica now enjoys working in a private practice setting and is dedicated to serving others.  Jessica is a mother of three and loves spending time outdoors with her family and with her rescue dogs.  

In Network BCBS HAP BCN Priority Health
Nicole Trombley LMSW Adult Senior Elderly Therapist Counselor Medicare

Nicole Trombley, M.A., LMSW

Virtual Appointments Only


I start each session where the individual is at and work from a person-in-environment modality. My foundation of therapy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy where our thoughts, feelings, and actions all contribute to how we cope with life’s difficulties.


Using CBT as a base allows for me to then individualize the therapy process with the individual/family and expand on other treatment methods that may be more beneficial such as DBT, Trauma-Informed, ACT, etc. I also prefer to work a lot with mindfulness and solution-focused therapies as well.

In Office Virtual Telehealth Counseling
In Network BCBS HAP BCN Priority Health
In Network BCBS HAP BCN Priority Health

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Lakeside Professional Counseling

8072 21 Mile Rd., Shelby Township, MI  48317

   (LaMarissa Plaza, 21 Mile E of Van Dyke)

Office: 586-932-2700    Fax: 586-932-2705

      M-Su: 8am - 8pm, by appointment

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