At Midwest Wellness, it is our mission to help you achieve the rewarding life you deserve. We appreciate that every person is unique and every client receives individualized treatment. It is our pleasure to work with you and to be a part of your life-fulfillment journey.
Bridget N Green, LPC, NCC (Clinical Director/Licensed Clinician)
Bridget N Green, LPC, NCC is an outpatient therapist with more than 10 years of experience as a therapist. She earned her Master’s in Counseling at Oakland University and has vast experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults.
Bridget feels that the best way to make positive change is to accept absolutely everything about ourselves. She is aware that this journey compassionately guides her clients.
Bridget particularly enjoys working with children ages 12 and under using play therapy techniques.
She is especially passionate about helping parents and caregivers manage the behavior of their children. Bridget has extensive training in helping empower parents to become the treatment agent to promote and maintain positive change in families.
Bridget values time with family and friends and finds peace in meditation as well as relaxing with her dogs.
Dionne Collins, MA, LLPC (Outpatient Clinician)
Dionne Collins, MA, LLPC, has been practicing for over 5 years as a Therapist. She earn her Master’s Degree at Spring Arbor University in Community Counseling in May of 2015.
She takes a holistic approach to counseling, evaluating the whole person from both their inner and outer characteristics. She seeks to provide services with clinical professional competence, through a spirit of acceptance, empathy, compassion and respect for those she service.
She focuses on providing quality, authentic, and creditable services for each individual client. She provides individual and couples counseling to youth and adults experiencing problems with, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual abuse, infidelity, relationships, behavioral issues.
Mitchell Andries, MA, LLPC (Outpatient Clinician)
Mitchell holds a certificate in Professional Counseling (LLPC) and received his Masters in Rehabilitation Community Counseling from the Wayne State University College of Education in Detroit, Michigan (2013). Mitchell also received a Masters in Pastoral Ministry from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan in 2009 and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justic from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan in 2006.
Mitchell brings a variety of clinical experience gained from working in residential, inpatient and outpatient clinics. Mitchell specializes in working with adults, couples, teens, and families on diverse issues including ADD/ADHD, Abuse and Neglect, Anger Management, Adjustment Issues, Anxiety/Panic/ Phobia, Behavioral Problems, Bi-Polar Disorder, Bullying, Christian Counseling/Scriptural Integration, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication/Relational Issues, Mood Disorders, Oppositional/Defiant Behaviors, Parenting Issues, PTSD, Self-Control/Impulse Issues, Self-Esteem Issues, Sexual Abuse, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Social Problems, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Trauma and Abuse.
“I specialize in helping my clients overcome trauma, grief and loss. My goal is to assist clients in living a joy-filled life while honoring their past. I look forward to offering you support and helping you reach your personal goals in a manner that clarifies and affirms your values. In addition, I work to help identify and implement effective coping skills that allow clients to get back to a sense of normalcy where they can enjoy participating in relationships and social activities without irrational fears or intrusive thoughts that can control one’s behavior.”
Marc Linovitz, LMSW, LCSW (Licensed Clinician)
Marc Linovitz, LMSW, LCSW has been practicing for over thirty years as a therapist working with children, adults and families with a range of mental health disorders in Private Day Schools, Residential Center and Out-Patient Mental Health Clinics.
Marc believes in using a holistic approach with clients by exploring the relationship between one’s own thoughts, beliefs, actions and preferred outcomes. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also utilized to help clients effect changes in negative thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
Marc believes that everyone has the ability and potential to feel better and make more positive choices. Clients are encouraged to carefully explain why they are seeking treatment treatment and what they would like to achieve. Together we will develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
Marc earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from Michigan State University majoring in Social Work and a Masters Of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University. Marc earned his LCSW license in 1993 in Virginia and his LMSW license in 2020 after returning to Michigan.
McKendra (Mickey) Cramer, MS, TLLP (Outpatient Clinician)
She spent the last year completing her practicum training at the University of Michigan-Dearborn CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services).
Her treatment approach is interpersonal and psychodynamic, and her current clinical interests include providing psychotherapy to adults for trauma and stress-related disorders, anxiety, and depression.
Sara Thompson, LLMSW (Outpatient Clinician)
Sara believes in tailoring therapeutic interventions to meet the unique needs, personalities, and life experiences of each client. She utilizes elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment, Motivational Interviewing, and works to maintain a trauma-informed,safe, and judgement free environment.Sara believes that safety and choice are the foundation of healing from trauma, and understands that building trust takes time. She encourages all clients to move at their own pace and discover what works best for them, since “you are the expert on yourself.”
Bobbi-Ann Gordon, DMFT, LMFT (Outpatient Clinician)
Dr. Gordon uses a variety of evidenced-based approaches and she has been extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).
Dr. Gordon specializes in helping parents and adolescents struggling with challenges that can occur at home, at school and with peers. It is not uncommon for these challenges to include depression, anxiety, antisocial behavior, substance abuse, self-harm, delinquency, bullying, academic challenges, and parent-adolescent conflict. She uses an individualized and strengths-based approach to improve coping skills, communication, boundaries, and the parent-adolescent relationship.
Dr. Gordon earned a master’s degree (MS in Marital & Family Therapy) and doctorate in (Doctorate in Marital & Family Therapy) from Loma Linda University.
Robin Harvell, MA, LPC (Co-Founder)
Robin Harvell, MA, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Director with 18 years of experience working with diverse clients of all ages both in substance abuse and intensive mental health settings. Robin has been extensively trained in multiple evidence based practices including Trauma-Informed Care, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, MST (Multisystemic Therapy), and Trauma-Focused CBT, which have lead her to develop a program for Trauma-Informed Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for addiction.
Robin earned a BA in English and American literature from Blackburn College 1995, and a MA in Human Developmental Counseling from the University of Illinois at Springfield 2001, with a double major in Marriage and Family Therapy and Community Counseling. Robin has also been a member of the American Counseling Association and became a Nationally Board Certified Counselor. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2003. Robin is a warm, empathic therapist who specializes in the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to provide clients with new skills to manage past painful experiences or strong emotions.
A strong belief in the power of positive thinking and hope in a better future, she has helped many release years of guilt, shame, and pain which allowed them to find joy again. Robin states, “We really want to create a safe space, where you can heal and experience the positive energy as soon as you walk in the door at Midwest Recovery and Wellness. We are a passionate group of clinicians who believe in enjoying the journey of life and we are grateful that you are here.” Robin enjoys yoga, writing poetry, cooking Sunday dinner for her family, laughing, reading anything from good fiction to self help books, and singing along to some of her favorite upbeat or relaxing music.
Meriam Sam, PNP-BC, AGNP-BC (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner)
Throughout her time as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Meriam prides herself in being competent and proficient in understanding the body’s chemical make-up while also remaining compassionate, professional and a problem oriented provider. Meriam is dedicated to each and every client and provides an individualized plan of care.
Meriam treats clients age 12 and older and is also qualified to deliver Cognitive Behavioral Services.
Meriam states, “Medication can become an important part of your mental health. As your practitioner, I will listen to your story and provide approaches that are natural, holistic, therapeutic and individualized. My belief is that your relationship with your Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner should be long-lasting, personal, and fulfilling. I practice with a holistic approach, treating the mind and body. Personal growth, living a functional satisfying life, and symptom reduction/resolution are very important aspects of your care to me.”
Meriam enjoys working with adolescents, adults (including clients in elderly/group/rehabilitation homes), families and has experience in a wide range of mental health disorders.
Meriam received her Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner degree (AGNP-BC) from Oakland University in 2016 and she obtained her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse degree from Maryville University.
Cullen P. Hardy, Psy.D. (Co-Founder)
Dr. Hardy trained three years at a substance abuse clinic working with clients of diverse backgrounds. He gained invaluable experience working in that area which had one of the highest incidence of substance abuse in New England. He also trained in community mental health centers in New England as well as in South Bend, Indiana. In addition, Dr. Hardy has been trained in multiple evidence based practices such as Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction.
Dr. Hardy’s passion for his work springs from his education, training and a strong desire to help those who struggle with substance abuse disorders. With over 13 years of sobriety, Dr. Hardy brings a unique perspective that allows him to work with clients both as a trained clinician and as someone who has personally experienced what his clients are going through. His no-nonsense, direct, but caring approach ensures that his clients will receive the addiction treatment that leads to a life-time of recovery.
He received his undergraduate degree (’09, Anthropology) from the University of Notre Dame, his master’s degree (MS in Clinical Psychology) from Antioch University New England and his doctoral degree (PsyD in Clinical Psychology) from Antioch University New England. His father and brothers are likewise Notre Dame grads.
With extensive family roots in Grand Rapids and his own love for the Michigan area, he is looking forward to working with clients from across the region.
Dr. Hardy specializes in working with college students and their families at CollegeisStressful.com