Livonia Counseling Center's staff has a variety of experience, credentials, licensing, and expertise. Let us know if you think there is a specific therapist whom you would think meets your needs.
LMSW, CAADCV, SAP
Angela Lucas graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Master’s degree in Social Work, a concentration in interpersonal practice and management of human services. Angela is licensed by both the Michigan Social Work Board and Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professional's as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADC). She has an extensive background as a co-occurring, mental health and substance abuse practitioner working with individuals and families conducting Outpatient Individual therapy and Intensive Outpatient Groups.
Jessica Billups, LLMSW
Jessica graduated from Wayne State University with her master’s degree in Social Work, and a concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience providing therapy to individuals with substance use disorders in residential and outpatient treatment settings. She can assist you the in the areas of Substance Use Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Sexuality, Racial Identity, College Life, Spirituality, and other areas.
Andrea D. Motley, LMSW-C
Taking the first step to get help is not easy, but it shows an individual’s strength and your innate ability and will to survive and progress.
The purpose of most therapies is to heal or alleviate, symptoms of a concerning issue or condition. However, it is so important to support and guide clients to find their true and authentic lives is the primary goal of therapy intervention. As a clinician, I practice from a cognitive-behavioral approach, which is aimed to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. I work with the client to develop an understanding that allows for healing and growth.
I strive to facilitate a safe atmosphere that is warm, accepting, and judgement free, where we work together to create a space to explore thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams. I take a collaborative, strengths-focused approach to therapy.
Justice Nemitz, MSW, LLMSW, ADS
Justice has been working in substance abuse and Medication assisted treatment for 2 years with adults. Justice has obtained her Masters with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice and Bachelors of Social work from Western Michigan University where she also obtained a Minor in Addiction studies. Justice has a passion for working with individuals in substance abuse specifically in regards to criminal justice and co-occurring disorders. Justice has her Limited License in Social Work and a development plan to obtain her CAADC. Justice plans to be fully licensed in Social Work within the next year. She also has her Acudetoxification Specialist certificate which allows her to perform Auricular Acupuncture specifically befitting those in substance abuse treatment. Her main approach is to attend to each client as an individual with respect, empathy and compassion. Justice has not only educational experience, but personal experience with Substance abuse in her immediate family. When not at work, she loves to be at home with her cats and her significant other and hangout with her friends and family.
Michelle Turner, LLMSW
Michelle Turner graduated from the University of North Dakota, with a Master's Degree in Social Work. Michelle has experience working in the community mental health field with severely mentally ill clients as an outpatient therapist. Michelle served in the Navy and worked with returning combat Soldiers suffering traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. Michelle has experience working with individuals who are struggling with depression and anxiety and uses evidenced based practices to affectively help individuals make the change they desire to live a happier and fulfilling life. Michelle also works with clients with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance abuse issues, and is working toward her certificate as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. Michelle has an extensive back ground in group dynamics and enjoys providing group therapy.
Is the stress in your life consuming your happiness and purpose? Are you constantly having overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, nervousness, or sadness? Have you lost interest or pleasure in activities that you once enjoyed? Is anxiety preventing you from having new experiences? You do not need to walk this journey alone. At some point in our lives, we all will experience emotional and psychological distress.
It is my job to give you the tools to navigate through your most difficult life encounters. I will provide a safe, nurturing, and judgement free atmosphere that will allow you to begin your journey to self-healing. Learning from your emotions and past experiences is the best way to grow and heal. I combine life experiences, psycho-education, and evidence-based treatments to help clients understand their symptoms, re-frame thought patterns, and use the tools we learn in session in everyday life. Allow me to help reconnect you to your strengths and purpose by processing and understanding your thoughts and emotion.
Jorge S. Zuniga, MD
Dr. Zuniga is a licensed physician, certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A native of Peru, Dr. Zuniga received his medical degree from Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University in Lima. Subsequent to his medical school education, Dr. Zuniga completed an externship at John Hopkins in Maryland, internship at Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe, and completed his psychiatric residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Zuniga has practiced inpatient and outpatient psychiatry in the metropolitan Detroit area for more than 30 years. Dr. Zuniga treats children through older adults. His practice includes individual, marital, and group therapy. He has special interests in psychopharmacology and pharmacological development.
Tiffany Gibbons graduated from Madonna University with a master's degree in social work, and a concentration in mental health, and a certificate in addiction studies. Tiffany has a development plan and is working towards becoming a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADC). Tiffany has experience working with individuals of all ages, facilitating individual and group therapy in both partial hospitalization and outpatient settings. She has a background in co-occurring, mental health, and substance use disorders.