Meet the Team
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) 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!
Alisa Means-Looney, LLMSW Limited License Clinical Social Worker (She/Her/Hers) Alisa Means-Looney, LLMSW graduated from the University of Louisville with a Master of Science in Social Work and a Bachelor in Social Work. Alisa has 3 years of experience working with the mental health, substance abuse, and grief population. Alisa also has experience working with the homeless population. In her free time, Alisa enjoys spending quality time with her family, especially her grandson, serving others, giving to those less fortunate, playing volleyball, working out, and shopping. Although at some point everyone has had trouble with life and what it brings, Alisa feels empowering and advocating for clients to become the best version of themselves utilizing client center and CBT modalities. Alisa only hopes to try to help others find peace, not by trying to escape their problems, but by confronting them courageously, as peace is not in denial, but in victory.
Alisha Mikkelson, LLMSW Limited License Clinical Social Worker (She/Her/Hers) Alisha graduated from Wayne State University with a Masters of Social Work and completed her Bachelors of Social Work from Oakland University. Alisha has been working in the schools as a special education Social Worker and At-Risk Social Worker. She has experience with children, adolescents and families. Alisha’s specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Alisha specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Play Therapy. In Alisha’s free time she loves to sing and dance, along with reading and spending time with her family. Alisha believe that all behavior is a form of communication and that you just need to find what the person needs help to say. With a team effort all life’s challenges are possible to overcome. She will meet you where you are and have empathy and patience towards your needs.
Chanel Yousif, LLPC Limited License Professional Counselor (She/Her/Hers) Chanel Yousif, LLPC, graduated from Wayne State University with a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Chanel has experience working with clients who come from traumatic backgrounds and need support with issues like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and eating disorders. Chanel works with clients on managing behaviors and emotional regulation and likes to take a holistic approach when applicable. She has experience working with diverse populations in community mental health and school settings. We can't always predict what life throws at us, but we can always try to seek support and guidance to navigate through challenges. Mental health and wellness has always been Chanel's passion and she understands the importance of having compassion and empathy. Chanel guides clients in developing new insights, facilitating change, and creating a sense of empowerment. If you need a safe space to be your authentic self and need support with healing, Chanel is here for you!
Gage Peavler, LMSW Licensed Master Social Worker Gage earned his MSW from the University of Michigan and has spent the past three years building his clinical skills as an outpatient therapist. Gage sees clients from children to older adults dealing with a wide variety of mental health concerns. Gage has specialized training in trauma focused CBT, ACT, Imago Relationship Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. He also utilizes some DBT skills in his work. Gage approaches therapy from a trauma focused perspective. For many, trauma is the root of challenging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It often goes ignored, and the brain defaults to pushing trauma down deep where it cannot be processed in a healthy way. Through therapy we work to move trauma out of that deep place and process it safely. Gage meets his client's where they are at and brings knowledge, experience, and compassion to his work. Gage would love to help you through your healing journey.
Jacque Goode, LLMSW Limited License Clinical Social Worker (She/Her/Hers) Jacque Goode, LLMSW, graduated from Walden University with a Master's in Social Work. She also holds a MBA from Wayne State University. Jacque is also a Ph.D. in Human Services candidate at Walden University. Jacque recently completed a two-year clinical therapist internship at Affirmations, an LGBTQ+ Community Center located in Ferndale, Michigan and continues to volunteer there. Jacque has 12 years of patient advocacy experience. Jacque wants to bring advocacy and awareness to challenges that underserved communities face, such as the LGBTQ+, Domestic Violence Survivors, and People of Color. Jacque has a passion for offering LGBTQ+ affirming services, trauma-informed care, and taking a client-centered approach. Jacque loves spending time with her family, baking, and doing makeup in her free time. Jacque is ready to listen and help you!
Rachel DiBella, LMSW Licensed 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.
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.
Thomas Crepeau, LMSW Licesnsed Master Social Worker Tom earned his MSW from Wayne State University and has been practicing in the field for over 10 years. Tom works with clients throughout the lifespan. He has substantial experience with and enjoys working with people who live with Bi-Polar Disorder and ADHD. Tom also likes working with clients who experience depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. Tom will meet you with compassion and empathy and help you work through life challenges. Tom creates an open and safe environment where your thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear or judgement. In his freetime, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and watching his daughter grow and learn new things. He also enjoys camping and photography.
Tyler Spencer, LMSW License Clinical Social Worker (She/Her/Hers) Tyler graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Social Work. Tyler started her social work journey, while in school, by answering the National Suicide Hotline and has an abundance of experience and support in that field. Tyler is also working towards additional certifications in Sexual Health and Wellness to be a Sex Therapist. Currently, Tyler specializes in anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, and relationship patterns. Tyler believes that opening up and allowing yourself to be completely vulnerable is an emotional task. She can work with you to help alleviate the stress is that come from during difficult situations. If your struggles are getting the best of you and you are unsure of how to proceed, Tyler will meet you where you are mentally and you can work together to create and achieve goals that are best suited for you. Tyler uses different strategies based on her clients needs and what they are looking to accomplish. She will empathetically listen as you speak about your stories and experiences, while providing a professional point of view.