Kimberly Howell, MA, LMSW
Kimberly’s goal is to help children learn how to manage daily stressors and life problems in a healthy way. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Western Michigan University prior to earning her Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University. In her 15 years in the social work field, Kimberly has worked with families experiencing domestic violence, children with special needs, and mental health concerns in the school setting.
Kimberly utilizes a strength-based, person-centered approach that is rooted in attachment theory, CBT, and DBT. She believes that all clients have the opportunity to change their behavior if they have the opportunity to express themselves while developing new life skills. Kimberly believes in helping her clients find their own voice and aligns her practice with the motto, “Counseling is not a destination, but a journey that takes time.”
Ann Modzeleski, MA, LPC, LLP, CAADC
Ann is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP), and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and has been working in the mental health field since 1992. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Individual and Family Studies from Central Michigan University. Ann then went on to get her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University.
Ann has worked in the mental health field for 29 years. She works with adults with mental health and/or substance use issues. Ann’s experience includes working in the areas of chronic mental illness, substance abuse, mood and anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. She uses a variety of different treatment modalities which include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), crisis intervention and motivational interviewing.
Chelsea Simkhada, LMSW
As a Licensed Master Social Worker, Chelsea has worked with varying populations within a variety of different environments, ranging from schools, homeless shelters, community-based care and outreach programs. Chelsea received her Masters degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University . Prior to that, she received her Bachelors of Social Work from Eastern Nazarene College on the South Shore of Boston in Massachusetts. Chelsea has worked with youth and adults who have experienced substance use, homelessness, trauma, abuse, and neglect. She practices within the framework of being strengths-based, utilizing talk therapy and the techniques of movement and activity when working with individuals. Chelsea enjoys working with diverse populations, including ethnicities, religions, sexualities, and socioeconomic status. Among Chelsea’s strengths, are her passion for working in partnership with those seeking services; her ability to establish rapport with consumers; and her capacity for being non-judgmental. Chelsea enjoys spending time with family, camping, and getting lost in a good book.
Ian Warnsley, MA, LLPC
Ian will be providing outreach therapy within your community, a place where he has worked for most of his career. Ian has a Masters of Arts and a Science Degree in Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health from Western Michigan University. He is currently employed as a Family Liaison at Van Buren Community Mental Health. Being that he works within the county, Ian is aware of the dynamics of the people served, as well as potential resources in the community. He also has a contract with Interfaced Consultation working with the Re-entry Project for Offenders with Special Needs (RPOSN). Prior to his current employment, Ian served as the Clinical Case Manager for a children’s residential program through Hope Network Behavioral Health. Among Ian’s strengths are his enthusiasm, his ability to successfully deal with difficult situations, ability to quickly and easily establish rapport with clients, and his determination to exhaust all available resources in order to assist clients in achieving their own personal success.