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Meet Our Therapists

 

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Founders:

 

Dr. Randall Haugen, Ph.D.

     -Licensed Psychologist

 

     Dr. Haugen is a fully licensed psychologist who specializes in forensic and neuropsychological evaluations, mental and personality disorders, and diagnostics and treatment.

 

 

Dr. Timothy Strang, Ph.D.

     -Licensed Psychologist

 

     Specialties:

  • Guardianship Evaluations
  • Assessment of Learning Disorders
  • Psychological Assessments

 

Associates:

 

Merridessa Katz, MA, LLP

     -Limited Licensed Psychologist

 

     Merridessa is a limited licensed psychologist and a certified sex offender treatment specialist. Her specialties included sex offender treatment in adolescents and adults, relationship counseling, anxiety and depression, and teen/adolescent issues. She works closely with the Department of Corrections in treating sex offenders, and she is trained in the Plan Program for abuse and neglect cases.

 

Mary E. Rossman, LLMSW

     - Limited Licensed Social Worker

 

     Many individuals suffer silently from anxiety, grief, and past trauma. Children also have anxiety and other issues that often interfere with their daily functioning. Mary Rossman is a child and family therapist who focuses on helping individuals and families identify these issues and develop effective ways to manage them. She specializes in anxiety disorders, trauma recovery, grief and loss, family conflicts, Asperger’s Syndrome, attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and adoption issues.

 

Cathy L. Smith, MA, LLP, LLPC

     -Limited Licensed Psychologist

     -Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

 

     As a therapist, Cathy is dedicated to working with clients in a safe, affirming atmosphere; building on their strengths to help them accomplish their goals. Her specialties include working with children and adults in areas of abuse, neglect, grief, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behavioral issues, and parenting. She also specializes in diagnosing and working with school problems, learning disorders, ADD and ADHD, and autistic spectrum disorders. Additionally, she is able to do academic and IQ testing, has a background in education and special education, and is specialized in LSCI and crisis intervention.

 

Cliff Curtis, MA, LPC

     -Licensed Professional Counselor

 

     I love working with children of all ages and especially enjoy connecting with teenagers. The issues we tackle include: anxiety, custody and visitation, depression, anger management, alcohol and substance abuse. I work with parents as well as children to help develop a more satisfying family experience for everyone.

     In addition to work with youth many of my clients are between the ages of 20 and 70. Together we develop strengths to address issues of anxiety, depression, parenting, divorce and grief that are making life unsatisfying.

     I have worked for over 30 years in the field of Child and Family Therapy. Having both the clinical experience as well as being a husband and father of four children I have the “real life experience” to understand the challenges each of my clients are facing. I take the time with each person to listen and develop a relationship of trust and openness whereby problems can be shared and solutions found.

 

Dale Corke, MA, LLP

     -Limited Licensed Psychologist

     -Licensed Occupational Therapist

 

     Areas of Treatment Provided:

  • Couples Counseling/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief Recovery

 

     My background is well rounded with my degree’s in Psychology and Occupational Therapy allowing treatment of the “Whole Person”. As a therapist I provide individual, group and conjoint therapy. Couples and Marital counseling are specialized areas, enjoy helping individuals work in their relationships. Additional interests is Sex Offender Treatment which I have provided for 15 years.

 

Patricia Fox, LPC

     -Limited Professional Counselor

 

     Specialties:

  • Couple/Individual Counseling
  • Gender Identity
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Depression and Isolation

 

     Sensitivity to the needs of Lesbian and Gay cliental.


     Pat provides counseling to youth and their caregivers.  She was employed for 28 years at the DHS in Foster Care and Adoptions, Family, Life and Children’s Protective Services in 3 Michigan counties.  Pat has an extensive background and experiences dealing with separation and loss.  She promotes mutual interaction with one’s family, peers and in various life situations.   She travels out of the office and is enthusiastic about home settings for therapy as needed.  She has a flexible counseling routine and accommodates the changing schedules of her clients.  Pat has been with Battle Creek Counseling Associates since 1992.