Meet Our Therapists

Dedicated to improving the lives of our clients.

Dr. Joe Kort, PhD

Founding Director, Psychotherapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, Coach and Author

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Joe Kort has been in practice since 1985. He successfully has worked with many individuals and couples to improve their lives and relationships utilizing varying therapy modalities. He is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), a safe and effective treatment that can help patients who have suffered for years from anxiety or distressing memories, nightmares, insomnia, abuse and other traumatic events.
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Couples & Individuals Counseling
  • EMDR
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy
  • Male Sexual Health Issues
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mixed Orientation Marriages & Relationships
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Dysfunctions & Out-of-Control Sexual Behaviors
  • Sexual Health
  • Sex Identity Issues
  • Wayne State University, Detroit: Master’s degree in Social Work
  • American Academy of Clinical Sexologists: PhD in Clinical Sexology
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Board certification in sexology
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health: certified transgender therapist
  • Wayne State University: Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work
  • University of Michigan teaching faculty: Sexual Health certificate program
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health member
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers

Rita R. Clark

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker

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Rita Clark has more than 20 years of experience working in several capacities of human service, ranging from early childhood development, juvenile delinquency, prison re-entry, sexual health, substance abuse and HIV. Her treatment approaches are Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Reality Therapy (RT), Solution Focused-Brief Therapy, and Behavioral and Humanistic Therapies, with an emphasis on using integrative approaches to maximize positive client outcomes.
  • Communication Problems
  • Conflict Resolution/Anger Management
  • Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders & Co-Dependence
  • Domestic Violence/Emotional Abuse
  • Embedded Sexual Desires/Self-Discovery
  • Grief, Loss & Trauma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Individual, Couples & Family Counseling
  • Infidelity
  • Kink/BDSM/Fetishes
  • Men’s Sexual Health
  • Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
  • Teen Violence & Social Adjustment Issues
  • Women’s Sexual Health
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti: Master’s degree in Social Work
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Sexual Health certificate program in sex education, counseling & therapy 
  • HIV Testing Counselor and Partner Services certification

Laura Feeney, MSSA

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker, LISW-S

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Laura Feeney has 25 years of experience working with a diverse population of all ages. She specializes in addiction, trauma, behavioral issues, chronic relapse, life transitions, oppositional defiance, peer relationships, personality disorders, and other mental health issues. Interventions and approaches Laura may use in her sessions include cognitive behavioral, person-centered, relaxation and EMDR (eye movement and desensitization reprocessing). She facilitates the process of healing with a strengths-based perspective.
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio: Master’s degree in Social Science Administration 
  • Rape crisis training 
  • Youth-at-risk training

Elana Gottfried

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker

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Elana Gottfried has extensive experience working with cultural, spiritual and religious issues and how they may affect sexuality and orientation. She also focuses on women’s sexual health, and has worked with women in Israel and the United States who are survivors of sexual abuse.
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Communication Problems
  • Erectile Disorders
  • Individual & Couples Counseling
  • Low Sexual Desire
  • Men’s Sexual Health
  • Painful Intercourse & Vaginismus
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Premature & Delayed Ejaculation
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma & Sexual Health
  • Women’s Sexual Health
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: post graduate training in sex therapy and sexuality education
  • AASECT certified sex therapist (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists)

Diane Levy-Rubinstein

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker

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Diane Levy-Rubinstein specializes in Dialectic Behavior Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and insight-oriented process therapy. With more than 35 years of experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, mood disorders and personality disorders, Diane also has successfully worked with clients suffering from chronic mental illness. Her therapy approach is strength-based and non-judgmental to help clients find their own life worth living.

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Co-Dependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dialectic & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Divorce & Uncoupling
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Geriatric & Aging Counseling
  • Grief & Loss
  • Individual & Couples Counseling
  • Life Coaching
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Women’s Issues
  • Wayne State University, Detroit: Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Gerontology

Donna Litinsky

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker / Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor

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Donna Litinsky has more than 25 years of experience helping clients with alcohol and chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, co-dependency issues, grief and loss relating to substance abuse, as well as parenting and problematic family dynamics. She has worked with the probation department regarding clients who have received DUIs, and those who are mandated to drug court. Her therapy approach includes mindfulness teachings.

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital & Premarital Issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues
  • Wayne State University, Detroit: Master’s degree in Social Work
  • University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program in Sex Education, Counseling and Therapy
  • Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
  • Continuing Education in Addiction, Co-Dependency, Grief & Loss, LGBTQ Awareness, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Depression, Couples & Family Dysfunction

Mark McMillan

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker / Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor

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Mark McMillan specializes in diverse populations struggling with issues in recovery, chemical & behavioral addiction, sexual health & sexual dysfunction. He is a trained facilitator and experienced presenter with a variety of topics including ethics, behavioral addiction and professional burnout. Mark also is an experienced therapist with depression, anxiety, out-of-control sexual behavior and other mental health issues. He established a weekly therapy group for men who have sexual trauma in their past and serves as a group facilitator.

  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse & Dependence
  • Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Coming Out Issues
  • Alcohol & Su Couples Counseling (same sex & mixed gender) & Group Therapy
  • Emotional Regulation & Social Media
  • Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior & Addiction
  • Sexual Orientation & Gender Attraction Issues
  • Spiritual-Based Recovery & Relapse Prevention
  • Technology Abuse & Dependence
  • Wayne State University, Detroit: Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in substance abuse and addiction
  • Michigan Certified Board for Addictions Professionals (MCBAP) Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor 
  • Affirmations: Certified Diversity & Inclusion Facilitator
  • Vice President, National Association of LGBTQ+ Addiction Professionals (NALGAP) 

Susan E. Ruma

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker

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Susan Ruma utilizes a strengths-based approach as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. She has facilitated support groups using mindfulness exercises to manage anxiety and mood disorders. Her experience also includes working with individuals who have been diagnosed with certain medical conditions and helping them, and their family members, manage the stressors and changes associated with medical issues or a disability.
  • Anxiety, Depression, Co-Dependence & Mood Disorders
  • Family Conflicts & Parental Guidance
  • Grief & Loss
  • Health & Disability Issues
  • Individual, Couples, Family & Adolescents Counseling
  • LGBTQ+ Relationships
  • PTSD
  • Self-Esteem, Self-Value, Appreciation & Adjustment Issues
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Trauma & Loss Counseling 
  • Motivational Interviewing training

Dr. Jessica Topor, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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Jessica Topor has more than 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. She has a special interest in family dynamics and works with families to help with sibling relationship issues, couples experiencing distress, and families with children with disabilities. She specializes in work with adolescents and early adults, as well as individuals struggling with developmental crises. She also has worked with the deaf community.
  • Adolescents & Early Adult Focused Therapy
  • Families with Children with Disabilities
  • Individual, Couples & Family Counseling
  • Individuals Struggling with Developmental Crises
  • Parenting
  • Sibling Relationship Issues
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing: Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • Michigan State University: PhD in Human Development and Families Studies, specializing in couples and family therapy 
  • Oakland Community College: Sign Language Interpreters program
  • National Coalition for Sexual Freedom: Kink Aware Professional 
  • Sign Language Interpreter certification

Kelli Weller

Psychotherapist

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Kelli Weller counsels individuals struggling with adjustments, anxiety, grief and sexual issues including out-of-control sexual behaviors, fetishes and partialism. She also works with couples experiencing relationship and marital issues such as communication difficulties, parenting, sexual issues, and struggles involving individual sexual identification.

  • Anxiety
  • Communication Problems
  • Erectile Disorders
  • Individual & Couples Counseling
  • Lesbian & Gay Affirmative Therapy
  • LGBTQ Parenting
  • Low Sexual Desire
  • Painful Intercourse and Vaginismus
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Premature & Delayed Ejaculation
  • Men’s Sexual Health
  • Sexually Compulsive Behaviors
  • Women’s Sexual Health
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti: Master of Arts in Counseling
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Sexual Health certificate program
  • Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Nick Zielke

Limited Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Nick Zielke specializes in working with individuals and their loved ones who seek support in gender transitioning and navigating the challenges presented by gender, sexual orientation, transgender, intersex, gay, lesbian, bisexual and asexual identity. Using a combination of strengths-based perspective and mindfulness-based approaches during Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Nick has helped many individuals and families heal, overcome life’s challenges and lead happier lives.

  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anxiety, Depression, Co-Dependence & Mood Disorders
  • Bullying & Oppression
  • Communication Problems
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Individual, Couples, Family, Adolescent & Teen Counseling
  • Self-Esteem, Self-Value, Appreciation & Adjustment Issues
  • Sexual Orientation, Transgender, Intersex & Sexual Identity
  • Self-Harming & Suicidal Ideation
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing: Master’s degree in Social Work
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health, certified transgender therapist

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