Meet The Team

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Ashley Ziolkowski, LMSW
 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
(She/Her/Hers)

Ashley Ziolkowski, LMSW is Co-Owner of Therapy Alliance of Michigan, Inc. Ashley graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Master's in Clinical Social work. She has 9 years experience in child welfare and has been working as a schools social worker for the last 3 years.  

 

Ashley has  specialized experience working with individuals, school-aged children and their families. Ashley provides a comfortable and confidential space, utilizing a wide range of therapeutic techniques to provide clients with a safe and reflective space to facilitate change.

When she's not working, Ashley enjoys traveling, hiking, and camping with her friends and family. 

Sometimes life is difficult. If you're struggling please reach out. Ashley is eager to help you live a peaceful and fulfilling life. 

 

Amanda Lilley, LMSW

 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

(She/Her/Hers)

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Amanda Lilley, LMSW is Co-Owner of Therapy Alliance of Michigan, Inc. and a Licensed Master Social Worker with a clinical specialization. Amanda graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Master’s in Clinical Social Work and from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. Amanda has over 10 years experience in child welfare and has been working as a therapist in a clinical setting for over 7 years. 

 

Amanda enjoys working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma experiences. She has experience and enjoys working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Amanda believes in the importance of the therapeutic alliance and utilizes acceptance, empathy, compassion, and a wide range of therapeutic techniques to provide clients with a safe, trusting, reflective, and productive space to make real change in clients’ lives. 

 

When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and reading. 

 

If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, have experienced a traumatic event, or are struggling with every day life and are looking for support and guidance in a non-judgement, empathetic space, please reach out. Amanda is happy to help! 

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Rachel Conway, LLMSW
Limited License Clinical Social Worker (She/Her/Hers)

Rachel Conway, LLMSW, graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Master’s in Clinical Social Work and from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. Rachel has over 5 years experience in child welfare and has been working as an elementary level school social worker for the past year.

 

Rachel has experience working with children, adolescents, individual adults, and families. Rachel believes in the importance of creating a comfortable and nonjudgmental environment to allow a safe space for clients to share their stories and work towards achieving their goals.

 

In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with friends and family and her dog, Ruby. She also enjoys reading, working out, and doing puzzles. 

 

Life can be overwhelming, but it isn’t something that has to be gone through alone. Having a safe and comfortable space with a trusted therapist to process through some of life’s challenges can be very empowering and freeing. If you’re looking for a listening ear, Rachel is here to help.

Karrie Armstrong, LLMSW
Limited License Clinical Social Worker (She/Her/Hers)

Karrie Armstrong, LLMSW, graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Master’s in Clinical Social Work. She has experience working in child welfare and has been working as an independent therapist for over 3 years. 

 

Karrie has experience working with survivors of domestic violence and traumatic events, those experiencing anger challenges, relationship struggles, and people experiencing postpartum depression/anxiety. She also works with clients who have emotional regulation and behavioral concerns, depression, anxiety, and ADHD struggles. 

 

Karrie understands how overwhelming life can sometimes be. She believes a significant part of effective therapy is a safe and supportive environment where you feel supported, heard, and understood. If you are in need of exploring your emotions and enhancing your coping skills in a welcoming, supportive, and safe environment, Karrie is here to help! 

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Charnae Keith, LLMSW
Limited License Clinical Social Worker (She/Her/Hers)

Charnae Keith, LLMSW graduated from Wayne State University with a Masters in Social Work and Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelors in Social Work.  Charnae has over 6 years of experience working with children and families. She's analytical with her approach to families as well as individuals. Charnae also has experience working with schools and community service organizations. 

 

In her free time, Charnae enjoys giving back to the community by participating in community events such as Back to School Drives, Community Clean Up, Holiday Distribution Boxes, and Reading Out Loud Programs. Charnae also enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, working out, and crafting. 

 

Charnae encourages clients to adopt a growth mindset which prepares them to deal with difficult situations that may arise in the future. Charnae believes it all starts with listening, having a non-bias approach, and understanding each person and situation is unique. Charnae’s natural warmth, positive energy, and problem solving skills can help you work through any social or emotional difficulties. Charnae is here whenever you’re ready!

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Lucretia Messengale, LLMSW
Limited License Clinical Social Worker (She/Her/Hers)

Lucretia Massengale LLMSW, graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Masters in Social Work. She has over 10 years of experience working in child welfare, as well as experience with clinical group and individual therapy. Recently, Lucretia  has been working as a school social worker. 

Lucretia has experience working with individuals, children and families. She allows clients to feel comfortable by remaining non-judgmental and utilizes a team approach. Lucretia collaborates with clients to help heal, grow and create positive change.

In her free time, Lucretia enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, cooking new recipes and giving back to the community.

In life, we all go through challenges and not knowing which steps to take to get you through tough times can often become overwhelming. Allow Lucretia to help you heal, you deserve it!

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Sylwia Wach, LLMSW
Limited License Clinical Social Worker (She/Her/Hers)

Sylwia Wach, LLMSW, graduated from Wayne State University with a Master’s in Clinical social work and a Bachelors in Social Work. Sylwia has experience working in child and family welfare, working with children on the spectrum, adolescents, adults, and families.

Sylwia has experience working with children in foster care, clients who have/are experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance use, and trauma experiences. Sylwia has experience in a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy, and Child Play Therapy. Sylwia believes in finding the right therapeutic technique to fit your healing journey and is eager to create a safe and comfortable space to achieve your goals. Sylwia believes that achieving your best self is done by giving you the proper tools and guiding you with support, compassion, and empathy.

In her free time, Sylwia enjoys being outdoors, whether it's walking with her dog, biking, or rollerblading. Sylwia enjoys making others smile by baking sweet treats.

Life is nothing like a cakewalk. Taking the first steps towards a better life can be scary and intimidating, Sylwia is so happy and eager to take those steps with you. 

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