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Meet our Staff


Sara Byczek, PhD, LP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Education: Indiana State University PhD in Counseling Psychology

                   Illinois State University MS in Clinical Counseling Psychology 

                   University of Michigan-Dearborn BA in Psychology

Clinical Interests: Trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, Women's issues, Multi-cultural/Diversity issues, Training 

Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal Process Theory/Feminist Theory  

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Clinical Staff:

Lusine Hambardzumayn, M.S., M.A., LLP

Limited Licensed Psychologist 

Education: University of Detroit Mercy, MA in Clinical Psychology  

Yerevan State University, MS in Psychology with Specialization in Medical Psychology              

Clinical Interests:  Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Developmental Issues, Adjustment/Life transitions, Multicultural/Diversity Issues, Mind/Body Connection, Mindfulness  

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative/Holistic, Culturally Sensitive, Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Jimmy Vuong, MSW, LMSW

Licensed Social Worker

Education: Michigan State University MSW in Social Work 

Clinical Interests: Career Development, Outreach Support, Multicultural/Identity Issues,  Adjustment Issues, and Anxiety.

Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal and Cognitive behavioral

Pronouns: he/his/him


Charles Starkman, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist 

Education: Adler University, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology 

University of Michigan BA in Psychology and Art History

Clinical Interests:  Eating disorders and body image concerns, PTSD/Trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, Relational concerns, Anxiety disorders, Self-injury, Clinical supervision and training

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative, Cognitive-Behavioral, Third-Wave Behavioral, Interpersonal Process

Pronouns: he/his/him


Jessica Ryder, MS, MM LLPC

Limited License Professional Counselor

Education: MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Walden University; MM in Voice Performance from New England Conservatory of Music 

Clinical Interests:  Life transitions, Grief and loss, Self Care, Relationship Skills, Communication and Creative Expression

Theoretical Orientation: Transpersonal, Integrative/Holistic, Culturally Sensitive

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Joanna Ransdell, MSW, LMSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Education: Eastern Michigan University- MSW in Social Work

Lawrence University, BA in Psychology 

Clinical Interests: Trauma, Grief and loss, Mood disorders, Personality disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, Codependency, Relationship concerns

Theoretical Orientation: DBT, CBT, Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-based

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Graduate Level Trainees:

McKendra Cramer, Masters Candidate in General Clinical Psychology 

Education: Eastern Michigan University, Candidate for Masters in General Clinical Psychology 

University of Colorado Boulder, BA in Psychology 

Clinical Interests: Mood and Anxiety Disorders & Trauma and Stress Related Disorders

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic 

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Katie Murton, MSW Candidate 

Education: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Candidate for Masters in Social Work 

Grand Valley State University, BA in Psychology and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies 

Clinical Interests: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Concerns

Theoretical Orientation: Intersectional Feminism, Anti-Oppressive Social Work & Empowerment Theory  

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Reilly Chabie, Masters Candidate in General Clinical Psychology 

Education: Eastern Michigan University, Candidate for Masters in General Clinical Psychology 

Western Michigan University BS in Behavioral Science

Clinical Interests: Mood and Anxiety Disorders & Personality Disorders

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral and Integrative

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Administrative Staff 

Bernadette Trisko    

Description: Administrative Assistant- Intermediate/Office Manager 

Pronouns: she/her/hers







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