Jessica Ross, PBC-FI, LPC, NCC, CST
Mon & Fri 10a-1p
Jessica is the founder of J.R. Counseling and Associates. J.R. Counseling was established to provide mental and sexual health support and education to marginalized communities and those impacted by how they experience the world and others. In order to provide integrated wellness and care J.R. Counseling and Associates was established. As the clinical director Jessica oversees clinical services, provides llpc supervision, and supports all staff in providing inclusive care. She focuses on client engagement, clinical conceptualization, psychoeducation, and professional training.
Jessica is a trained psychotherapist specializing in sexual functioning and trauma. She has over 15 years of experience working with mental health across diverse populations and in various capacities in social service. She is committed to community education, specifically targeting sexual health throughout the lifespan, human trafficking, long-term trauma implications in adulthood, attachment narratives, and coping in mental
In addition to direct clinical services, Jessica is the Chief Consultant of the Johnson-Ross Consulting Group. As an adviser, Jessica collaborates with companies, agencies, schools, private practices, major automotive companies, law firms, shelters, and non-profits to review their services, help implement new structure, provide intensive support for direct service staff, as well as accomodate special requests.
Special populations include veterans, active military, athletes, and first responders.
Dr. Shelee-Ann M. Flemmings, Ph.D
Mon, Thurs, Fri 9a-6p
Dr. Shelee-Ann M. Flemmings is a social justice activist and mental health advocate. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. Born and raised in Detroit, she works to increase mental health awareness, facilitate access to mental health resources, and reduce mental health stigma within communities that have been marginalized.
Her passion focuses on the revitalization of the Black community and shifting the way we talk about mental health. Ultimately, she seeks to impact change across generational levels by fostering a collective shift in our understanding of mental health. In 2020, she founded The Mental Connect LLC., a mental health network that works to normalize, destigmatize, and increase collective awareness regarding mental health experiences through connection to self, others, and community.
Dr. Shelee-Ann Marie has received specialized training in the areas of trauma informed therapy, WPATH assessments, neurodiversity testing and personality assessments.
Shelby Banks, MS, RDN
Mon & Fri 6p-9p
Shelby Banks MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the Southeastern Michigan area. Currently, she works as a Clinical Dietitian for the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Detroit. She specializes in approachable nutrition and meeting her patients where they are! Her brand Shelby B The RD is focused on women of color who want a familiar face to share experiences and cultivate a healthy lifestyle. Shelby B The RD is a brand that empowers women to live much fuller and richer lives. It is a resource that helps women achieve goals of self-care and self awareness through the knowledge of a healthy diet. She gives women the knowledge to cook at home and take control of their relationship with food. The website is filled with weekly healthy recipes and tips on overall health management. Shelby loves to work in the community and reaching those who may want a new outlook on their nutritional journey.
Dr. Amy K. Macey, Ph.D, LPC, SCL
Mon & Tues 5p-8p
Dr. Macey is a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan. She earned a Master of Arts degree in School and Community Counseling and also received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counseling. She has been a therapist in the mental health field for over 17 years. Her experiences include working as a clinical therapist and as a school counselor. She specializes in working with the child, adolescent, teen, and young adult populations. Her approach to therapy is one that is trauma-informed and culturally responsive. She has had substantial training in developmental trauma and trauma-informed care. This allows her to understand how adverse childhood experiences may be affecting a client's life today. Adolescence is a period of time characterized by many physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral changes. In fact, many parents may find themselves asking, "Is this normal?" and many adolescents may wonder, "Am I normal?" In her practice, she focuses on helping children, adolescents, and teens navigate through what may be a tumultuous time by building upon each individual's strengths, working on positive communication skills, and helping each child to develop healthy coping strategies. I also enjoy supporting parents in providing positive nurturing and guidance to their children who are on the journey to adulthood. Developing effective communication with adolescents requires effort. Due to my extensive experience working as a School Counselor, I have a comprehensive knowledge of the Special Education and Section 504 Accommodation process. This can be a daunting process for many parents and I offer consultation services for parents and school staff regarding behavior and academic school-related concerns.
"I place a heavy emphasis on providing a safe, positive, and non-judgmental space where an individual may feel comfortable sharing what he/she/they is thinking and feeling."
In addition, to individual therapy sessions, I also offer family, sibling, and group therapy services.
● Stress ● Anxiety● ADHD ● Depression ● Self-Injury ● Grief ● Trauma & Abuse ● School-related concerns-academic and behaviora
Stefanie L. McClellan
Wed 11a-1p and 2p-6p
Stefanie L. McClellan, MSW, RYT, CMT, Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master/Teacher, is a former mental health clinician and an experienced Yoga Teacher, multi-modality Meditation Teacher, and energy worker. Stefanie double majored in Political Science and Women’s Studies at Wayne State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003, and completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan’s Graduate School of Social Work, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2007. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training through YogaWorks ® - Santa Monica in early 2017 as well as her Reiki Mastership later in 2017. She has plans to begin doctoral studies in Theology & Comparative Religion Winter term 2022, and is currently expanding the depth of her freelance practice by beginning a non-denominational Certified Chaplain program in February 2021.
Since early adolescence, Stefanie has had a calling to serve others, inspired most by her deeply beloved maternal grandmother (1911-1998), who she recalls talking to her about racial and gender inequality, as well the importance of serving humankind, very early on. “Love one another” was her grandmother’s signature phrase. Thus, during the 15 month pause between completing her undergraduate studies and beginning graduate school, Stefanie dedicated her time to Turning Point-Macomb as a sexual assault first response advocate, and was inspired by the training staff to pursue a Master of Social Work degree.
As a special education school social worker (2007-2014), Stefanie fought tirelessly to advocate for differently abled students from K-12, and also worked on a year-long grant as an Accessibility/Universal Design Specialist at Disability Network, Oakland & Macomb from 2014-2015.
Stefanie’s passion is to use her combined knowledge as a trained clinician and experienced holistic wellness practitioner/teacher to offer a variety of auxiliary tools to her students and clients by introducing them to the power of pranayama (controlled breath work), a wide variety of beginner- friendly meditation techniques, and teaching subtle (gentle) yoga practices. Further, after struggling with mood disorders and PTSD, she discovered that she could instead “live & thrive” rather than feeling like she was in constant survival mode by incorporating these integrative techniques in conjunction with physician prescribed medication and regularly scheduled talk therapy.
Stefanie’s teaching style is very down to Earth, unassuming, and inclusive. She loves introducing true beginners to these practices, and is committed to presenting them in a peer to peer manner. Everyone is welcome, and everyone will be met exactly where they are and lovingly walked through the steps, one step at a time.
Sarah Barsuhn, LLPC
Sarah is a limited license professional cousenlor.