Clarkston Family Therapists

Psychological and Counseling Services for Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families

5639 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48346
Phone: 248-922-9077
Fax:     248-922-9144
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Providing your path to emotional growth and well-being.

Meet Our Staff

All of our therapists are experienced, licensed and able to provide psychotherapy, psychological assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, adults and seniors, individually, in groups or with families.

Martha Wright, Ph.D, LP
Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan
Registered Psychologist, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Wright is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years experience with children, adolescents and adults in individual and family therapy including early intervention strategies and play therapy for children, cognitive behavioral therapy, parent guidance counseling, and solution-focused methods for crisis intervention. Treatment issues include mood disorders, including bi-polar disorder, anxiety disorders, and depression, post- traumatic stress, abuse and neglect, adoption and foster care, post-partum issues, sexual identity and transgender issues, post-divorce issues, behavioral and learning problems including autism and ADHD.

While grounded in a psychodynamic approach to treatment, Dr. Wright uses a variety of therapeutic strategies to help and support clients in achieving their goals in a safe, trusting and caring atmosphere. Knowledge and insight are powerful tools for expanding freedom of choice, facilitating change, and expanding skill sets while facing challenges in clients of any age.

Dr. Wright offers supervision to clinical psychology students or Master’s level practitioners working toward permanent licensure.

Francis Donnelly, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Michigan

Dr. Donnelly is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of behavioral issues with children, adolescents and emotional conflicts in adults. He has vast experience treating depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, grief, survivors of abuse/trauma and personality disorders. His past clinical experience includes working as a developmentalist at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and as a treatment supervisor in the foster care system in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Donnelly worked at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Oakland in the department of Behavioral Medicine before starting a full-time private practice in the Clarkston area. He is a published author who has over 15 years of clinical experience. As a clinician, Dr. Donnelly relies on child development, psychodynamic and existential theories as a way to formalize a treatment approach. By closely working with the family an individual treatment plan is developed for each person. This team approach is implemented to help individuals and families gain better self-understanding as well as symptom relief. Treatment is goal directed and provided in a caring, nonjudgmental environment. Entering treatment and confronting painful emotions can be a daunting task that requires support and guidance. Dr. Donnelly provides a very calm and relaxed atmosphere where individuals can be comfortable learning more about themselves and gain the needed tools to feel better and ultimately live the lives they desire.

J. Allison Curtis, Ph.D, LP
Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan

Dr. Curtis is a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults utilizing various treatment methods based on the client’s needs. Individual, couples and family therapy are offered, as well as, psychological testing. Treatment issues include, but are not limited to , adjustment issues, early childhood intervention, play therapy, behavioral intervention, adoption and foster care issues, ADHD, autism, anger management, abuse, anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, self-esteem, school and learning problems, health and wellness, and stress management.

In addition to using the psychodynamic approach to promote self-understanding and knowledge, cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal strategies are also used to facilitate insight, change and personal growth. Ultimately, in a kind, compassionate atmosphere, we work together to create the change clients are looking for and to obtain their individual goals.

Dr. Curtis also offers clinical supervision to students obtaining their degree and to limited licensed psychologists for licensure.

Lauren Victor, LMSW

Licensed Social Worker, Clinical Practice: State of Michigan
Certified School Social Worker, National

While seeking outside help can be a frightening and difficult choice, Lauren believes that creating a safe, supportive, and solution-focused relationship with clients is crucial to encouraging growth and positive outcomes. With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field and over a decade as a full-time School Social Worker, Lauren has a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the University of Michigan and has in-depth experience working with clients from a variety of ages and backgrounds. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with many different challenges. She has particularly extensive knowledge and training evaluating and treating depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, bi-polar disorder, ADHD, trauma, grief & loss, family problems, behavior concerns, difficulties with socialization and/or interpersonal relationships, and adjustment disorders. Lauren's expertise is grounded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, however, she believes in an integrative approach, utilizing a variety of therapeutic methods based on each client's individual needs. Whether seeking assistance with a short-term problem or a lengthier therapeutic relationship, she is committed to providing a positive experience for each client.

Kelly Thompson, LMSW
Licensed Master of Social Work, State of Michigan

It's true the most growth often comes from the greatest struggles.

Whether it is dealing with past hurts or coming to terms with a present circumstance, Kelly offers a supportive, whole-person approach, which encompasses body, mind, and spirit health, through various therapeutic modalities. She is a Clinical Social Worker and Advanced Life Coach and has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families. For over 25 years she has been both a School Social Worker and a Clinician in the mental health field. She holds a Master's degree from the University of Michigan and has extensive training in evaluation and treatment. Kelly's specializations include, but are not limited to: mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment and life changes, grief and loss, self-esteem, health and wellness, anger and stress management, substance abuse, and family and relationship issues.

Kelly brings a passion of empowerment and inspiration to her client-centered work and is dedicated to equipping people with practical solutions to pursue the changes they are seeking.

Marie Megahan, LPC, LLMFT
Licensed Professional Counselor and Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Michigan

Congratulations for taking the first step toward seeing the change you want in your life! Marie Megahan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has been working in the therapy field for over 5 years. Marie graduated from Michigan Sate University with a Bachelor in Arts in Psychology and received her Master in Arts in Counseling from Oakland University, where she graduated with a specialization in marriage and family therapy. With her dual licenses, Marie not only treats the individual but also the social systems they are a part of to assist clients in reaching their individual and interpersonal goals.

Marie treats adolescents and adults for many issues including life adjustments, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, behavioral disturbances, anger, and stress management, to name a few. She also works with couples and families to identify ineffective communication and negative patterns that impact important relationships. Marie provides a non-judgmental, supportive environment for clients which allows for a collaborative relationship to be built, and she uses a variety of treatment methods that utilize the client's strengths, and challenges self-doubt to best reach their goals. If you are looking for a caring therapist that is willing to push you to improve your life, then Marie would be a good fit!

Kristen Whiston, LMSW, SSW
Licensed Master of Social Work, State of Michigan
Certified School Social Worker, National

Kristen Whiston is a Licensed Social Worker. She has experience working with individuals from a variety of ages and backgrounds. She has worked with young children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. She works with individuals, families, and groups. Kristen treats many issues including, but not limited to: self-esteem, school and learning difficulties, difficulties with socialization and/or interpersonal relationships, family/group/team conflicts, and athletic performance. In addition to private practice, she is a full time School Social Worker for a program geared towards individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Kristen uses a variety of therapeutic techniques based on the individual and their needs. She provides a warm, open, supportive and empowering environment with many practical tools.