Meet our Day One staff

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Day One Pontiac

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Bill Alliston, LMSW, CAADC

Bill is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor who received his master’s degree in social work from Michigan State University. He focuses on mental health and substance use disorder counseling with clients ages 14 and older. Bill began working at Day One in 2011 as a behavioral health clinician. He provides counseling that utilizes Motivational Interviewing, cognitive restructuring, integrative therapy and behavior therapy. Bill is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

 
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Kim Carlson, MA, LPC, CAADC

Kym has 10 years of experience working in mental health with a specialty in trauma, anxiety, grief and loss. She received her master’s degree in counseling at Oakland University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Kym works with individuals who are 4 years and older. Before coming to Day One in 2013, she worked as an outpatient mental health clinician at Pioneer Counseling Center. Kym uses a variety of counseling techniques including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interview, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy and Influenced Interventions.

 
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AMY Hostinsky, LMSW, CAADC | Start tele-therapy session

Amy has 10 years of experience working in mental health with a specialty in substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. She received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Before coming to Day One, Amy worked as a clinician for women’s inpatient programs at Elmhurst Home and Personalized Nursing Lighthouse. Afterward, she worked in an outpatient setting at New Frontier Counseling Services, where she completed group and individual sessions for people on probation and provided educational information and therapeutic services. Amy works with individuals who are 16 years and older. She wants her clients to feel safe, welcome, and in a judgement free zone. Amy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients understand their thought processes and how understanding those thought processes can change their mood, emotions, and behavior. She strives to help clients realize they can do anything they set their mind to and provides support, encouragement and assistance to reach those goals.

 
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molly reed, LMSW, CAADC | START TELE-THERaPY SESSION

Molly earned her master’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University. She is a lead clinician at Day One and a Certified Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor. Molly focuses on mental health and substance abuse counseling with adults and older adults. She has worked at Day One for 4 years and sees clients who are 14 years and older. Molly provides counseling that utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, strength-based therapy and mindfulness techniques. Molly also is involved in the community as a 51st District Sobriety Court liaison.

 

Day One Berkley

 
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Emily Kaminskas, lmsw, caadc | Clinical supervisor of Day one berkley and rochester

Emily is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a master’s degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She has 13 years of experience in the mental health field and works as a clinical supervisor at Day One’s Berkley and Rochester offices. Emily specializes in substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, adjustment, and trauma-focused care with clients who are 4 years and older. She also worked as an outpatient sex offender counselor at Community Programs Inc., where she previously held positions as an outpatient clinical supervisor, gatekeeping liaison, residential sex offender counselor, and residential substance abuse counselor. Before coming to Day One, Emily worked at the Judson Center as a family reunification program team leader, and Havering Children’s Services in London, England as a foster care social worker. She uses a variety of counseling techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, strength-based and solution-focused therapy and mindfulness.

 
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Alexandria cabell, LMSW | START TELE-THERAPY SESSION

Alexandria is a Licensed Master Social Worker and an alumna of Eastern Michigan University. She sees clients of all ages and specializes in substance use disorders, childhood grief and trauma, child welfare and geriatrics. Alexandria has a master’s degree in social work and six years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked at West Hickory Haven Nursing Facility, Lutheran Social Services in Illinois, and Orchards Children's Services, where she became a licensed Parent-Resources for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE) trainer and worked as recruiter for prospective foster and adoptive parents, Growth Works case manager for juveniles facing legal trouble, and Post-Adoption Resource Center case manager. In 2017, she returned to working with the geriatric population at St. Anthony Healthcare Center and continues employment there while working as a behavioral health clinician at Day One. Alexandria uses a variety of counseling techniques including Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, exploration, and reflection. She encourages clients to practice many techniques to stabilize their mental health including Guided Therapeutic Imagery, breathing exercises, and self-regulation.

 

Day One rochester

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Amanda BArbosa, LMSW | Start tele-therapy session

Amanda earned her master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University. She is a lead clinician at Day One and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 5 years of experience in the mental health field. Amanda began working with Oakland Family Services in 2013 in the Specialized Services for Youth program and moved into Day One’s behavioral health program in 2015. She focuses on mental health and substance use counseling with those ages 6 through older adults. Amanda provides counseling that utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, psychoeducation, play as therapy, group therapy and individual therapy. She also assists clients by working with their families. She has enjoyed volunteering for the Novi Lion’s Club and the youth group at her church and is a Motorcycle Safety RiderCoach on the weekends.

 
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Michelle Harris, LMSW, CAADC | START TELE-THERAPY SESSION

Michelle is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a master’s degree in social work. She graduated from the University of Michigan and has practiced in the mental health field for more than 6 years. Michelle is a behavioral health clinician who focuses on mental health and substance abuse counseling with children, adults and older adults. She works with clients who are 5 years old and older. Before coming to Day One, Michelle spent three years working in family reunification, aiding families in the process of children returning home and the adjustments associated with this change. She uses a variety of counseling techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, strength-based and solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness.

 
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Jennifer Rio, MA, LLPC

Jennifer sees clients who are 14 years and older and specializes in substance use disorder, trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder, and co-occurring disorders. She is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor who received a Master of Arts degree in counseling from the University of Detroit Mercy. Jennifer began working as a behavioral health clinician at Day One in 2017. Besides her clinical work, Jennifer also conducts research and teaches counseling courses at the University of Toledo, where she is a doctoral student. Prior to working at Day One, she was employed as a residential substance abuse counselor at the Detroit Re-Entry Prison. Jennifer operates from a strength-based, person-centered approach. She believes clients are the experts on their own lives and have the innate abilities to overcome issues in their lives with guidance and support. Jennifer creates a warm, genuine, and supportive environment and strongly believes in building positive relationships with her clients. She also operates from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective, which involves challenging irrational thoughts in order to elicit change in emotions and behaviors. Jennifer is a member of the American Counseling Association.

 

Day One Walled Lake

 
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jennifer hurst, LPC, NCC, CAADC, MAC | START TELE-THERAPY SESSION

Jennifer sees clients 5 years and older and specializes in depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, divorce, and stress management along with co-occurring issues and substance use. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor who received a Master of Arts degree from Oakland University. Jennifer began working at an outpatient facility as an administrative support staff and mental health technician along with an adolescent residential program as a mental health technician. For the past 7 years, she has worked as a clinician at an inpatient substance use facility and prior to coming to Day One she was an outpatient therapist for a Community Mental Health provider where she worked with children, adolescents and their families in the home as well as adults with multiple mental health and substance use issues. Jennifer utilizes a variety of counseling techniques including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - informed, strength-based, solution-focused methods. She also uses play and art with younger clients to assist with expression of their thoughts and feelings. Jennifer is a member of the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and has presented information on different topics at a local Families Against Narcotics meeting.

 
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Brittany Kadrofske, MA, LLPC

Brittany earned her Master of Arts degree in counseling with a professional specialization in child and adolescent psychology from Oakland University. She is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor who sees clients 4 years and older. Brittany specializes in child and adolescent psychology and is a development plan counselor with the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals. Prior to coming to Day One, she worked as a foster care case worker at Orchards Children's Services. Brittany provides resources to her clients and utilizes a variety of counseling techniques, including Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, solution-focused therapy, psychoeducation, validation, support, and feedback. Brittany has volunteered at Children's Hospital of Michigan and is a member of the American Counseling Association.