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

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.

Rita R. Clark

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker

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.

Eric David, MSW, LLMSW

Limited Licensed Social Worker

Are you curious about what circumstances, traumas, and relationships have set the stage for how you experience your life? Are you feeling stuck inside yourself or your relationship? Are you overwhelmed by thoughts and anxieties that seem insurmountable? Does it seem like your own queerness is too difficult to parse on your own?

Sometimes, our own minds, bodies, and psyches present questions and challenges that feel too difficult or complicated to face on our own. These unknowns can lead to confusion and suffering in our relationships with others and our own inner lives.

I use a client-centered, psychodynamic therapeutic process with clients. I am queer and have a range of experience in working with clients across the spectrum of sexuality and gender. I have particular interest and experience in the areas of religious trauma, sexual trauma and health, family conflicts, and generalized mood disorders. Whatever you might be bringing with you into our work together, I will aim to help you approach yourself, your relationship, and your life with deeper meaning and freedom.

Laura Feeney

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker, LISW-S

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. Laura has additional training and expertise in working with first responders including police officers, firefighters, and health care workers that deal with traumatic experiences on a daily basis.

Gregory Johnson

Licensed Master Social Worker

Gregory Johnson has extensive experience working with the LGBTQIA community. He works from a holistic perspective using various therapeutic modalities including Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. He is passionate about developing a targeted treatment plan to assist clients with various challenges toward embracing and taking action on a life worth living. His clients include individuals, couples, families and teens/adolescents as well as older adults. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Educational Studies at Eastern Michigan University with a focus on understanding and unpacking the connection between adolescent LGBTQIA bullying, marginalization, and mental health and educational outcomes.

Diane Levy-Rubinstein

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker

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.

Donna Litinsky

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

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.

Erica McMurtry

Licensed Master Social Worker

Erica McMurtry specializes in working with those who have experienced trauma.  She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, an evidence-based therapy that can help individuals heal from trauma and other emotional issues.  Erica has been successful with helping people heal from their past and move forward into their future.  She also works with couples experiencing relationship difficulties due to sexual health issues.  Erica takes a holistic and eclectic treatment approach by using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Christian Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Stephen M. Pilarcik, Psy.D

Clinical Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP)

Dr. Pilarcik has more than 12 years of professional experience in individual, couples and family counseling. He has worked with young children as well as older adults, helping with mood dysregulation, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), and intellectual disabilities. He has led LGBTQIA+ support groups as well as drug and alcohol recovery support groups.

Susan E. Ruma

Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker

Susan Ruma utilizes a strengths-based approach to help individuals and family achieve their personal goals in therapy. She uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. She has facilitated DBT groups and support groups to help clients learn specific skills to help them improve their ability to regulate emotions. She has years of experience working with adolescents and families as well as assisting adults and youth who identify as LGBTQ. She has assisted many transgender clients with the process of transitioning. Finally, her experience also includes helping clients recover from trauma.

Sarah Scales

Licensed Master Social Worker

Sarah Scales has a special interest in helping families and adolescents navigate the challenges the younger generation face as they grow up and become more independent. Her approach involves a combination of family and individual analysis, to help build bridges and give children the tools to be successful. She also works with individuals who identify or are diagnosed with neuro-atypical conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and intellectual disabilities who need help with anxiety and depression. Some of her therapies include Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT).

Steven Taylor, LMSW

Licensed Masters Social Worker

Steven has 10 years of experience working in the area of sexual health. His therapeutic approach is psychodynamic, holistic, person-centered, and strength-based. He incorporates mind-body connection and mindfulness; alongside other evidence-based methods. Steven’s clinical interests include sex and sexuality, LGBTQIA2S+ identity, intimacy, family conflict, and relationships.

Jasmine Tillman

Temporary Limited License Psychologist (TLLP)

Jasmine Tillman began her career working in Applied Behavioral Analysis for children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a concentration in ABA. She became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2021 where she began working in early intervention programs for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jasmine began her graduate program at The Michigan School of Professional Psychology in 2020 and earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and ABA in 2023. While working towards her masters degree, Jasmine completed a year of practicum at Stonecrest Center assisting in crisis intervention with adolescents and adults.

Jasmine believes in helping individuals work toward enhancing their quality of life, while providing individualized treatment along each person’s journey. Jasmine focuses on creating and maintaining space for individuals to be and express themselves. She also enjoys working with children/adolescents and young adults helping them find their way in some of the most stressful times in their lives. She has experience working with clients who struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, and personality disorders. Jasmine also has experience in academic and cognitive psychological testing.

Jeanette von Grabe

Licensed Professional Counselor, Child-centered mediator

Jeanette von Grabe has a special interest in counseling, education and mediation, to help individuals and couples improve their communication, and work together cooperatively and effectively. Her approach is aimed at developing insight and techniques to create an emotionally healthy environment for her clients and restore purpose and meaning back into their lives. Jeanette also serves as a child-centered mediator and divorce coach. She works with adolescents, individuals, and couples to help reduce high conflict in divorcing families and emotionally protect the children.

Zemirah Weber

Licensed Professional Counselor

Do you struggle with ADHD? Is depression and anxiety weighing you down? Do you struggle with gender and sexuality issues? I have a special interest in helping teenagers and adults explore gender and sexuality. I have worked extensively with ADHD, helping clients learn to identify their individual barriers to executive function and implement individualized creative solutions to work through them. You will received structured problem solving techniques for managing work/ homework, time management and organization, and how to have a sense of humor.
I specialize in depression, anxiety, insecurity, bullying, sexuality, self-esteem and ADHD. I offer hypnosis as well as Walk and Talk therapy in the Royal Oak area. Hypnosis, CBT, and more. I am currently studying Somatic Experiencing and will have her Somatic Experiencing credentials in 2026.
I respect clients’ beliefs and doubts, period. I am well read on multiple theologies (Jehovah’s Witness, LDS, Judaism) and am experienced in helping clients live authentically.

Kel Weller, MA, LPC


Kel Weller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Sex Therapist who specializes in working with couples experiencing communication, connection and sexual issues. Kel also sees individuals struggling with adjustment, anxiety and sexual issues.

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