Silver Linings Counseling

Helping you find your silver lining

Mental Health Services

Laura Ray, LMSW
(Works at Ambercrest Office location)


Laura earned her graduate education from the University of Michigan. She is a kind and compassionate therapist dedicated to helping others. Her goal is to provide an environment in which people feel comfortable and supported in order to achieve positive change in their lives. She uses an approach that is centered around helping clients identify their own goals and working together through a collaborative therapeutic process to help them meet those goals. During this process, she works to provide clients with effective skills for managing health and life challenges.


Laura has specific experience working one-on-one with children ages 6 to 17, as well as with their parents and families. Her areas of expertise include:
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Christian Counseling
  • Couples Counseling 
  • Depression
  • Family Counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Parent-Child Counseling
  • Relationship Counseling

Stacey Dalton, MA, LPC
(Works at Ambercrest Office location)


Stacey is a master’s level licensed professional counselor and an alumna of both Albion College and Oakland University. Through warmth and openness and a variety of clinical skills, she provides client-centered therapy to encourage clients to embrace their own personal value and strengths and to improve personal functioning and increase joy. Her main tool is developing a good relationship with her clients through empathy, interest, insight, unconditional positive regard, and humor to encourage clients to feel valued and competent in their ability to improve their own lives.


Perhaps you're facing a difficult change or dealing with depression or anxiety. Stacey loves helping people through life's many changes and exploring their many facets to gain acceptance of the people they have become. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and women's issues; and her areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Parent-Child Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Also, she enjoys supporting parents in improving their relationships with their children and managing negative behavior. Stacey believes the key to a person’s success in counseling is having a safe, comfortable place and a safe, caring listener with whom to share their biggest concerns. She strives to provide this environment to each and every one of her clients. She looks forward to working with you!

Dustin Shepler, Ph.D., LP


Dustin completed his doctoral work at Ball State University and his APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte counseling center. He has trained in a variety of settings, including college counseling centers and residential treatment centers. Also, he has experience providing evidence-based therapy and court-ordered psychological evaluations for teenagers involved in the legal system.


Dustin works with clients from a variety of backgrounds and age groups. He treats clients who present with a range of concerns (including anxiety, depression, adjustment problems, anger management, communication problems, grief, Asperger’s, etc.). His specialty areas include therapy with teenagers and young adults, men's issues, as well as the following:

  • ADHD / Learning Disorder Testing
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety / Social Anxiety
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • Identity Development
  • Impulse Control Problems
  • LGBTQ
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Personality Assessment
He works with individuals, couples, and families to assist clients in learning new skills they can use to improve their lives. Dr. Shepler assumes a collaborative, strengths-based approach to therapy. He believes that the unique relationships he builds with each of his clients provides a safe space in which people can learn about themselves, develop new skills, and gain the support they need to improve their lives.

Erin Touchette, MA, LLP
(Works at Ambercrest Office location)

Under the direct supervision of Dustin Shepler, Ph.D., LP


Erin is a limited licensed psychologist who completed her bachelors degree in psychology at Central Michigan University and her masters degree in clinical psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy. She is experienced in many different types of therapy but will use an approach that best suits the client's need. Approaches she frequently uses are cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and supportive therapy.


Erin conducts individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy. Her experience includes

working with adults and adolescents in many areas. Areas of expertise include personality disorders and teen issues as well as the following:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Christian Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Parent-Child Counseling
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harming Behavior
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Issues
Erin will provide you with a professional therapeutic relationship that will make you feel at ease and comfortable. This will help you to begin the healing process and progress through the necessary stages of recovery.

Megan Atkinson, MA, LLP  

(Works at Ambercrest Office location)

Under the direct supervision of Dustin Shepler, Ph.D., LP


Megan received her master’s degree at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. She practices from a Humanistic-Existential orientation which focuses on authenticity, honesty, human potential, creativity, and the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. Her approach includes unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and empathic understanding as she focuses on the best interest and welfare of her clients.


Megan works with adults in individual and group settings and uses an integrated therapeutic approach with emphasis on Existentialism, Psychodynamic, Supportive and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies. Her goal is to help clients become more self-actualized as well as to foster positive change in the lives of her clients. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Christian Counseling

  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping with Aging Process
  • Depression
  • Grief

  • Life Transitions
  • Menopause
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Trauma/Loss

Megan has also completed training in Trauma Resolution Therapy as well as Forensic Interviewing of Children.
Andrea Gross, LMSW
(Works at Ambercrest Office location)

Andrea has over 18 years of experience working in the mental health field. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and from Wayne State University with a master's degree in social work, with a focus on mental health. Andrea began her career working in the foster care system working to protect children and reunify families. She then worked with children and adolescents in residential treatment providing therapy to her clients and their families and offering behavioral strategies to their caregivers. Andrea also worked in the community mental health system providing therapy services to individuals of all ages. She effectively managed an out-patient therapy and psychiatry program, a behavioral program, and a supports coordination program for individuals with developmental disabilities, including Autism.
 
Andrea was trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during a year-long training initiative through the State of Michigan in Lansing. She is capable of diagnosing and treating individuals suffering from traumas of all kinds. Early intervention is the curative factor in treating trauma and can greatly reduce symptoms from exacerbating and continuing into adulthood. Andrea's specialties include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce

  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Problems / Social Skills
  • Relationship Counseling 
  • Trauma
Andrea approaches each individual as unique, and her treatment approach is collaborative and tailored to the specific needs of her clients. 

Jennifer Gee, LMSW 

(Works at Sheffield Office location)

Jennifer is a Licensed Masters of Social Work with 25 years of experience working in mental health settings. She received her Bachelors of Social Work from Ball State University and her Masters of Social Work from Wayne State University.


Her professional background includes working with people on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, chronic mental illness, relationship issues, interpersonal conflict, stress, trauma and grief and loss. Jennifer believes that with the right support and guidance people can make positive changes in their lives. She provides therapeutic counseling that utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and a strength and solution focused approach. Jennifer's specialties include, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Mental Illness
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss

  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Use/Abuse
  • Trauma
Life and relationships can sometimes feel overwhelming. It is her goal to assist people in gaining insight and learning the skills they need to make their lives more manageable and to bring hope and balance to their daily living.

Rick Sweet, MS, LLP

(Works at Sheffield Office location)

Under the direct supervision of Dustin Shepler, Ph.D., LP


Rick is a Limited Licensed Psychologist. He completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Wayne State University and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at Eastern Michigan University. Rick has 30 years of experience working with adolescents and their families in the Juvenile Justice system. He also has experience working with children in the community mental health system and adults in outpatient settings.


Rick conducts individual and family therapy. He has experience working with a variety of concerns including, childhood behavior difficulties, adolescent development, parenting, and trauma. Other areas of expertise include:

  • ADHD
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting Skills Development
  • Self-Harming
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma

Rick utilizes a client-directed, collaborative approach to therapy. He believes that the positive, supportive relationship built with his clients will provide them with a safe and comfortable setting for self-exploration, identifying personal strengths, and developing confidence in their ability to improve their lives.

Donna Berry, MA, LPC, NCC

(Works at Sheffield Office location)

Donna is a nationally certified master’s level Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology from Rochester College and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. She recognizes that working with a new therapist can often feel overwhelming, so her therapeutic technique includes a variety of empathetic and compassionate approaches and skills. She also understands that because no two people are exactly alike, it’s important that treatment is highly customized, frequently using Cognitive Behavioral, Client-Centered, Emotionally Focused, Mindfulness, and Child/Play therapies. Her main focus is to establish a safe, trusting, and enduring relationship, enabling each client to reach his or her highest potential and live a full, happy, and productive life.


Donna enjoys working with all age groups. As both a Clinical Counselor and former School Counselor, she has experience in many areas, including but not limited to:

  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Social Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Peer Pressure
  • Physical Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management

In a secure, confidential, and comfortable environment, she will walk alongside you to begin a new journey of self-discovery, learning effective strategies to encourage personal growth, increased coping skills, and improved overall functioning.

Jamie Overbaugh, LMSW, CCTP

(Works at Sheffield Office location)

With nearly 20 years of mental health experience, Jamie has helped hundreds of people from a variety backgrounds learn to cope with life's challenges. Using compassionate listening skills and elements of cognitive behavioral, dialectical, and trauma informed strategies, Jamie is prepared to help you with PTSD, depression, anxiety, coping with stress, pain management, issues of aging, caregiver fatigue, anger management, and self esteem issues.


In addition to the events and people who shape life experiences, Jamie also understands the relationship of gender, power, and cultural forces which contribute to physical and mental symptoms. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Jamie is prepared to support you as you learn to heal the painful symptoms from past events, nourish safe and loving relationships in the present, and find the peace, meaning, and beauty in yourself and the world.


Jamie's client focus includes adolescents/teenagers (ages 15-18), adults, elders (65+), and veterans. She is widely trained in the following types of therapy: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), feminist therapy, integrative therapy, LGBTQ affirmative therapy, yoga-inspired and movement therapies, multicultural therapies, and trauma-focused therapies. Her specialties include but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness & Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Issues of Aging & Caregiver Fatigue
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem  
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Whether you're seeking help for the first time, or experienced in therapy, Jamie is ready to help you on your healing journey.
 

Rachel Massimilla, LMSW

(Works at Sheffield Office location)

Rachel earned a master's degree from Wayne State University in Social Work and has over 15 years of experience as a therapist. Rachel has a strong passion for working with children and families. She has been a supervisor for an outpatient program in a community mental health agency. Rachel has been certified in an evidence-based parenting program which empowers parents to promote cooperation and pro-social skills in their children. Rachel’s objective is to provide a supportive and encouraging environment in which children and families work on identifying meaningful goals. Learning reasonable and effective means to achieve these goals leads to the ultimate goal of a more healthy and self sufficient family environment. Rachel has experience working with children ages 5-21 and their families both individually and in a group setting.


Her areas of expertise include: 

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Teaching Parenting Skills
  • Parent-Child relationship

Mica Lorenz, LMSW

(Works at Sheffield Office location)


Mica is a Licensed Masters of Social Work with a variety of experience in the mental health setting. She received a Bachelor's of Psychology from Eastern Michigan University, and a Master's in Social Work at Wayne State University. 
Her professional background includes Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Conflict/Divorce, Trauma, Chronic Illness, Grief and Loss, New Medical Diagnoses. Mica uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, however focuses on a strength based model. She also includes homeopathic regimes and mindfulness into her practice. She is focused on treating the whole person and environment, and works to ensure that each client feels comfortable with their goals of therapy. 

Areas of expertise are, but not limited to: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain

  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal Conflict

  • Medical Illness
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Stress

Matthew Storey, LMSW

(Works at Sheffield Office location)


Matthew earned his Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Wayne State University and has been working in the mental health field since 2016. Utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches, Matthew works to help empower clients to address and overcome their mental health challenges, understanding that therapy is not one-size-fits all and that each client deserves a plan of care that is as unique as they are.


Using his training and experience, Matthew seeks to ensure clients feel free to be their most authentic selves in a non-judgmental, safe space as they work together on the path to wellness.


Matthew has experience working with adult clients, families and couples and specializes in the following areas:

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Bereavement / Grief Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Couples / Marriage Counseling
  • Depression

  • LGBTQ
  • Health and Physical Disabilities
  • Men's Issues
  • PTSD
  • Physical Abuse
  • Rape Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma Informed Care

Alicia Width, PSYD, LLP

(Works at Ambercrest Office location)

Under the direct supervision of Dustin Shepler, Ph.D., LP


Alicia completed her doctoral work at the Michigan School of Psychology and her APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Cleveland State University Counseling Center. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults empowering them to understand themselves and their emotions to help overcome emotional and interpersonal difficulties. 


Her intention as a psychologist is to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental atmosphere. She believes that the most important aspect of therapy is developing a strong relationship with her clients through the use of empathy, unconditional positive regard, insight, and authenticity to encourage self-understanding, self-worth, and self-acceptance. She also helps clients understand how their thoughts, behaviors and actions are connected and manage your emotions by identifying triggers and finding coping strategies that fit your needs.


Alicia practices from a humanistic orientation while incorporating elements from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),  acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and affirmative therapy. She also provides play therapy for younger children to help them convey their thoughts and feelings. She focuses her work on children (age 5+), adolescents, young adults, LGBTQ+ clients and specializes in the following areas:  

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ+

  • Life Transitions
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Parent-Child Counseling
  • Play Therapy

  • Relationship Concerns
  • Self-Harming Behavior
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Christina Zurkiwskyj, LPC

(Works at Sheffield Office location)


Christina has a License in Professional Counseling. She received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from Wayne State University, and a Master's of Art’s in Professional Counseling through Central Michigan University in 2016. She has had a variety of experience in the mental health field including residential and vocational rehabilitation programs working one on one with clients to reach their goals. She has counseled clients dealing with anxiety, depression, PTSD, seizure disorders, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, job loss, anger management and relationship issues.


Christina  utilizes a humanistic approach, in which the client is the expert in their own life and helps guides them to define and narrate what and how they will overcome the life challenges they are facing. Christina tailors her treatment plans in a holistic manner utilizing evidenced-based interventions and trauma-informed care. Christina will ensure that your story is fully understood and appreciated.


Areas of expertise are, but not limited to: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Medical Illness
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD

Steve Fano, LLMSW
(Works at Ambercrest Office location)

Under the direct supervision of Laura Ray, LMSW


Steve completed his graduate education from Wayne State University. He has trained in a variety of settings, including health clinics and non-profit community organizations. Steve works with clients from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. He treats clients who present with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment problems, etc.


Steve uses a collaborative, strength-based approach to assist clients in learning new skills to manage their symptoms and to grow as an individual. He strives to provide a safe and supportive space for clients to gain a better understanding about themselves, develop healthy coping strategies, and learn to lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life.


His specialty areas include therapy with young adults, men’s issues, LGB Affirmative Therapy, as well as the following:

  • Adjustment and Transition Problems
  • Anxiety / Social Anxiety

  • Depression

  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Poor Self-Esteem
  • Stress