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.

Marlene Kozlowski, LMSW, ACSW, LMFT
Licensed Master of Social Work, State of Michigan
Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Life is a series of transitions and changes which are often difficult to navigate on our personal journey. Marlene Kozlowski provides a secure, confidential, non-judgmental environment for clients, working in a collaborative relationship to move the client from where they are to where they want to be. This is very empowering to the client. Marlene is a Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. For the past 20 years she has worked with older adolescents, adults of all ages, couples and families. Her clinical specialties include but are not limited to the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, relationship and family issues, self-worth/esteem issues, grief and loss, phase of life changes, senior/geriatric issues and women’s issues. Marlene Kozlowski’s work is client-centered, focusing on client’s strengths and honoring their uniqueness. Her approach is goal oriented, incorporating psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral techniques. She brings compassion, sensitivity, strength and direction to the therapeutic relationship.

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.

Marilyn Thompson, LMSW, ACSW
Licensed Master of Social Work, State of Michigan
Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers

Marilyn Thompson has 35 years experience with adults and adolescents, individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy. She has extensive post graduate training in a variety of treatment methods including some training in EMDR. Marilyn treats many issues including mood and anxiety disorders, couple and family conflict, codependency, anger and stress management, life stage adjustments, bereavement, post -traumatic stress, adults abused or neglected as children, infidelity and self- esteem. In partnership with clients she works in an interactive, practical, caring way, in an atmosphere of openness, safety and trust. A variety of treatment methods may be used to facilitate insight, expand knowledge and open up coping alternatives. The resulting self -empowerment and improved quality of life may yield a lifetime of benefits.

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.

Amelie Lacoste, MA, LLP
Limited Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan
Master’s Degree, University of Paris

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

Amelie Lacoste is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who is tri-lingual. She speaks English, French and Spanish. She has a wide range of clinical experience in both treatment and psychological testing in France and the United States. Her experience includes working in juvenile correction facilities, as well as, with programs serving multiply impaired children and their families. While she enjoys working with a broad range of clients, she has considerable training and experience working with cognitively impaired, developmentally disabled, Autism Spectrum, and Otherwise Health Impaired children. She provides cognitive/emotional assessments, positive behavioral supports, family/caretaker training, and integration of approaches for individuals with developmental disabilities. Her other important focus is helping parents learn effective parenting techniques individually or through groups. Her approach is compassionate, empathic, sensitive and respectful. Because of her diverse experience, she is approachable and relates well to clients of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities.

For those without insurance, Amelie Lacoste may be able to provide a sliding scale option for her clients, based on income.