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!
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: Info@lakesideprofessionalcounseling.com is monitored during business hours.
Email or call today! I look forward to hearing from you :)
- Jennifer H.
Lisa Porter, M.A., LPC, NCC, ACS
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 Johnson Lentz, M.A., LPC, CRC, ICAADC, SAP, HPRP
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 Abuse, 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.
Jennifer Laboda, M.A., LPC, CAACD , HPRP
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.
Daniela Trpceska, M.A., LPC
BILINGUAL LANGUAGES: Macedonian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
I have extensive experience working with teens and adolescents. In addition to being a mother, I have worked in schools, a psychiatric hospital and substance abuse settings.
I am a proponent of a person-centered therapy, CBT and DBT: individuals have the inner resources to make appropriate changes in their live when provided with growth promoting environment. I view the counseling process as a collaboration between the client and the counselor where the counselor serves as a facilitator on the road of self-discovery and goals achievement as established by the client. Ultimately, I believe that the therapy approach needs to be adjusted to address the individual needs of the client.
Nicole Trombley, M.A., LMSW, DP-C
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
Michael Cooper, M.A., LPC
My passion derives from the positive changes I see in clients as they grow and move forward. I aim to help clients by approaching their areas of concern in a holistic manner, taking all aspects of their circumstances into consideration.
I offer an empathetic, nonjudgmental, and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable exploring your beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors while finding ways to create positive change. Each client's situation is unique, and should be treated as such.
I have been afforded the opportunity to develop a comprehensive background in health and wellness coaching, as well as, extensive work with depression and anxiety, among many other difficulties. My focus in practice is to tailor the therapy to what best suits the needs of that individual and where they are currently at while also using Cognitive based approaches such as CBT and DBT.
Together we can strive to overcome your key concerns and move toward becoming a happier and healthier individual. It is my mission to work toward your goals, helping you reach your best self and achieve the personal accomplishments you have wanted to see come to fruition. I look forward to working with you!
Courtney Zullo, M.A., LPC
Counseling involves the sharing of personal problems, concerns, and stories with a professional who is skilled at helping the client or clients come to a resolution or solution about the particular situation.
My understanding of counseling comes from many different theoretical orientations as well as my experience. My most practiced approaches are Person-Centered, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral and Exposure and Response Prevention. I will focus on the core conditions of genuineness, empathy, positive regard, and concreteness because I believe they are essential to all helping relationships and the counseling process. I believe that clients have the solutions to their dilemmas within themselves. I will always act to protect life and I encourage self-exploration and self-awareness.
Annie Rife, M.A., LMSW
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 and couples 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 and I am trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I utilize cognitive-based approaches such as CBT and DBT along with other Patient-Centered counseling techniques.
Keith Thomas, M.A., LLPC CAADC-DP
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.
Kayla Istifu, M.A., LLMSW
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.
Ashley Soleau, M.A., LLMSW
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.
Nina Tamou,M.A., LLPC
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.
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We never market or sell personal information. Your information will not be shared without your
written consent unless mandated by standards set forth by legal policies, ethical standards and mandated reporting requirements. Your records may be shared with insurance providers/payers and coordination of your health care.
TO EXPEDITE AN INTAKE APPOINTMENT: Email the following directly to:
1) Front/back Photo ID
2) Front/back all Insurance cards
3) Name/DOB/Phone# of client and guardian.
4) Schedule needs / Request for help choosing best therapist for needs etc.
Note: Please allow up to 48 business hours for portal set up and response time. Typical wait time is much less however.
**The portal is a simple place to e-sign and complete remaining documents. You will also have access to self- scheduling tools!**
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