Meet Our Therapists

Dedicated to improving the lives of our clients.

Dr. Joe Kort, PhD

Founding Director, Psychotherapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, Coach and Author

Joe Kort has been in practice since 1985. He successfully has worked with many individuals and couples to improve their lives and relationships utilizing varying therapy modalities. He is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), a safe and effective treatment that can help patients who have suffered for years from anxiety or distressing memories, nightmares, insomnia, abuse and other traumatic events.

Reilly Barth

Limited Licensed Master Social Worker

Are you feeling the pressure to settle down and start a family, but you aren’t sure that is what you want for your life? Are you looking to heal from past sexual trauma while also developing the insight and skills to create lasting intimate relationships? Are you someone who appears to have it all figured out on the outside but on the inside you are dealing with nagging self-doubt, anxious thoughts, and questions about the future? This work can and will be challenging and vulnerable, but it will also be full of curiosity, courage, and growth.
Specializing in all areas of women’s health including sexual pleasure and wellness, relationships, with a particular interest in working with women who have chosen to be child-free, I currently hold a certification in trauma-informed practice and help women go from sexual trauma to sexual health.
I strive to empower clients to strengthen their confidence and trust in themselves. When I work with women and their partners, my goal is to give a voice to validate each other’s reality and provide empathy as well. I am receiving additional training from Sexual Health Alliance in their sex and couples therapy program.

Justin Boyd

Limited Licensed Master Social Worker

Do you worry that you have a substance abuse or gambling problem? Are you a man do you struggle with balancing work, family and personal life. Do you feel alone and unheard? Societal expectations can discourage men from expressing emotions, leading to bottled-up feelings causing communication problems especially in relationships. Drawing from my background in criminal justice as a probation officer I bring a wealth of experience to our sessions around domestic violence, addictions and other legal issues.

My work is grounded in crisis intervention, addiction support, and guidance in navigating family and relationship and marital dynamics, I specialize in various areas of mental health such as anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, crisis management, gambling addiction, and men’s issues.

I believe in the power of collaboration and am committed to walking alongside you every step of the way. If you’re ready to take the first step towards a brighter future, I invite you to reach out.

Dana Brumm

Limited Licensed Psychologist

Life often presents us with difficulties we have trouble navigating successfully on our own.  Situations that can result in trauma, PTSD, even complex traumas.   Within the context of experienced trauma or not, we may experience difficulties with depression, anxiety, personality or mood disorders, and substance use.  If any of the situations above resonate with you, please feel free to reach out to me for help.

I have worked with a variety of client populations who have experienced such problems, among others, for over 25 years.  As a veteran of the US military, I have an intimate understanding of some of these problems from a unique perspective.  My treatment approaches and modalities are varied and determined by the individual needs of my client.

I believe that regardless of the method of care, living a fulfilling life requires addressing the needs of the whole person, spiritually, mentally, and physically to build a sense of purpose and meaning in our life, along with the desire and motivation to reach our goals.

Anthony Cardon

Limited Licensed Master Social Worker

Do you find yourself feeling anxious about your relationships, how other people view you, or how you will be able to handle the many hurdles that life throws at you? Do you struggle with ADHD and need help with  juggling the expectations and responsibilities that come with living in a neurotypical world while also affirming your inherent worth? Are you navigating the often life-long journey of understanding your sexual or gender identity while also carrying the traumas that come with exposure to a disapproving environment? Do you find it challenging to balance the cultural identity you cherish and your mental health?

I use a client-centered approach combined with skills to manage symptoms from CBT, ACT, and DBT. I help clients get to know themselves as I believe that understanding what we do in our minds is the best start to managing our mental health. I have a special interest in helping teenagers and adults explore their gender and sexual identity and in helping people of Asian descent manage their mental health in context of cultural expectations. I am of Asian descent, queer, non binary, and I have experience working with clients across the gender and sexual identity spectrum.

I specialize in LGBTQIA+ identity, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, Asian American mental health,  and spirituality.

Rita R. Clark

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker

Rita Clark has more than 20 years of experience working in several capacities of human service, ranging from early childhood development, juvenile delinquency, prison re-entry, sexual health, substance abuse and HIV. Her treatment approaches are Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Reality Therapy (RT), Solution Focused-Brief Therapy, and Behavioral and Humanistic Therapies, with an emphasis on using integrative approaches to maximize positive client outcomes.

Eric David, MSW, LLMSW

Limited Licensed Social Worker

Are you curious about what circumstances, traumas, and relationships have set the stage for how you experience your life? Are you feeling stuck inside yourself or your relationship? Are you overwhelmed by thoughts and anxieties that seem insurmountable? Does it seem like your own queerness is too difficult to parse on your own?

Sometimes, our own minds, bodies, and psyches present questions and challenges that feel too difficult or complicated to face on our own. These unknowns can lead to confusion and suffering in our relationships with others and our own inner lives.

I use a client-centered, psychodynamic therapeutic process with clients. I am queer and have a range of experience in working with clients across the spectrum of sexuality and gender. I have particular interest and experience in the areas of religious trauma, sexual trauma and health, family conflicts, and generalized mood disorders. Whatever you might be bringing with you into our work together, I will aim to help you approach yourself, your relationship, and your life with deeper meaning and freedom.

Laura Feeney

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker, LISW-S

Laura Feeney has 25 years of experience working with a diverse population of all ages. She specializes in addiction, trauma, behavioral issues, chronic relapse, life transitions, oppositional defiance, peer relationships, personality disorders, and other mental health issues. Interventions and approaches Laura may use in her sessions include cognitive behavioral, person-centered, relaxation and EMDR (eye movement and desensitization reprocessing). She facilitates the process of healing with a strengths-based perspective. Laura has additional training and expertise in working with first responders including police officers, firefighters, and health care workers that deal with traumatic experiences on a daily basis.

Gregory Johnson

Licensed Master Social Worker

Gregory Johnson has extensive experience working with the LGBTQIA community. He works from a holistic perspective using various therapeutic modalities including Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. He is passionate about developing a targeted treatment plan to assist clients with various challenges toward embracing and taking action on a life worth living. His clients include individuals, couples, families and teens/adolescents as well as older adults. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Educational Studies at Eastern Michigan University with a focus on understanding and unpacking the connection between adolescent LGBTQIA bullying, marginalization, and mental health and educational outcomes.

Tiana Kennedy

Licensed Professional Counselor

Do you struggle with anxiety interfering with your life? Are you a parent overwhelmed by your child’s behaviors? Are you struggling with relationship issues? Are you dealing with a high level of emotional disruption and dysregulation? I help individuals suffering from PTSD and other serious mental health issues.. My approach is wholistic by including not only your mental issues but your physical well-being also as well as your spiritual well-being.
I work with individuals ages 7-yrs-old and older which can include family counseling. I work with anger management, trauma from your childhood and communication barriers between you and your family, friends and loved ones.
I have an extensive knowledge for all types of mental illness, triggers and coping skills to help many situations. It’s also very unique that every client I have worked with has told me, “Thank you for being the 1st Counselor that actually listened to them instead of over talking.”

Diane Levy-Rubinstein

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker

Diane Levy-Rubinstein specializes in Dialectic Behavior Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and insight-oriented process therapy. With more than 35 years of experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, mood disorders and personality disorders, Diane also has successfully worked with clients suffering from chronic mental illness. Her therapy approach is strength-based and non-judgmental to help clients find their own life worth living.

Erica McMurtry

Licensed Master Social Worker

Erica McMurtry specializes in working with those who have experienced trauma.  She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, an evidence-based therapy that can help individuals heal from trauma and other emotional issues.  Erica has been successful with helping people heal from their past and move forward into their future.  She also works with couples experiencing relationship difficulties due to sexual health issues.  Erica takes a holistic and eclectic treatment approach by using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Christian Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Stephen M. Pilarcik, Psy.D

Clinical Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP)

Dr. Pilarcik has more than 12 years of professional experience in individual, couples and family counseling. He has worked with young children as well as older adults, helping with mood dysregulation, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), and intellectual disabilities. He has led LGBTQIA+ support groups as well as drug and alcohol recovery support groups.

Sarah Scales

Licensed Master Social Worker

Sarah Scales has a special interest in helping families and adolescents navigate the challenges the younger generation face as they grow up and become more independent. Her approach involves a combination of family and individual analysis, to help build bridges and give children the tools to be successful. She also works with individuals who identify or are diagnosed with neuro-atypical conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and intellectual disabilities who need help with anxiety and depression. Some of her therapies include Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT).

Steven Taylor, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

Steven has 10 years of experience working in the area of sexual health. His therapeutic approach is psychodynamic, holistic, person-centered, and strength-based. He incorporates mind-body connection and mindfulness; alongside other evidence-based methods. Steven’s clinical interests include sex and sexuality, LGBTQIA2S+ identity, intimacy, family conflict, and relationships.

Zemirah Weber

Licensed Professional Counselor

Do you struggle with ADHD? Is depression and anxiety weighing you down? Do you struggle with gender and sexuality issues? I have a special interest in helping teenagers and adults explore gender and sexuality. I have worked extensively with ADHD, helping clients learn to identify their individual barriers to executive function and implement individualized creative solutions to work through them. You will received structured problem solving techniques for managing work/ homework, time management and organization, and how to have a sense of humor.
I specialize in depression, anxiety, insecurity, bullying, sexuality, self-esteem and ADHD. I offer hypnosis as well as Walk and Talk therapy in the Royal Oak area. Hypnosis, CBT, and more. I am currently studying Somatic Experiencing and will have her Somatic Experiencing credentials in 2026.
I respect clients’ beliefs and doubts, period. I am well read on multiple theologies (Jehovah’s Witness, LDS, Judaism) and am experienced in helping clients live authentically.

Caity Waldorf, MSW, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

Do you think you might be neurodivergent such as being on the autism spectrum or ADHD? Do you have unhealed trauma? Have you questioned your sexuality or gender identity? Are you seeking compassionate support on your journey to healing and self-discovery? As a skilled psychotherapist specializing in ADHD, autism, trauma and sexuality and gender issues, I offer space for clients to explore their unique challenges and strengths.

With a tailored approach to therapy, I provide guidance and strategies to navigate life’s complexities with confidence and resilience. Let’s embark on this journey together using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Trauma Focus, and Queer Affirmative Therapy.

It is difficult in this world and current political climate to navigate your day to day life let alone your future. It can be difficult to know what is right for yourself when there are so many directions, opinions and options. Let me help you find the tools to take a more active approach in your life that is right for you.

Kel Weller, MA, LPC


Kel Weller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Sex Therapist who specializes in working with couples experiencing communication, connection and sexual issues. Kel also sees individuals struggling with adjustment, anxiety and sexual issues.

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