Northwest Counseling & Psychotherapy Center

Karen Danto, LMSW, ACSW



​Aja Temple, PhD, LP, NCSP


Aric Cohen, LMSW, CAAC, PLC



Marge Redmond, LMSW



Joel M. Cohen, Ph.D.


​Aric has over fourteen years experience as a clinical therapist. He specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy and counsels adults and adolescents dealing with addictions, mood disorders, personality disorders, family and adolescent issues. Aric also offers services related to driver's license restoration.

My clients design a treatment plan and establish goals with me. I am direct and work with the strengths that clients possess. I do not focus on the past but rather on developing stronger relationships within families, marriages and issues that prevent clients from moving foward in their lives.

Dr. Temple is a licensed psychologist who is available to help clients who suffer with Depression, Grief/Loss, Anxiety, Relationship Problems, ADHD, Trauma, and Life Transitions.  She is also an nationally certified school psychologist, with over a decade of experience in helping children and families with the management of developmental and neuro-biological disorders. Aja brings an integrative approach to her practice, encouraging her clients to embrace the full potential of themselves as unique individuals. 

Dr. Cohen has been a licensed practicing psychologist since 1965. He has specialized in treating children, adolescents and families. He is a certified gambling counselor and licensed family and marriage counselor. His approach is pragmatic and interpersonal. His practice consists of helping many individuals who are struggling with work and family stress.

Mr. Brooks' psychological career began in the Republic of Ireland where he received his Master’s equivalent in Counseling and Psychotherapy at Dublin City University and worked in private practice for seven years, specializing in the provision of psycho-oncology services. Upon his repatriation to the U.S., Ryan obtained Michigan licensure and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Wayne State University. Ryan currently works as an outpatient psychotherapist and consults with multiple oncology units in the Greater Detroit area to provide appropriate referral and support for cancer patients, families and caregivers.

Ryan Brooks, TLLP​*



Ms. Redmond provides a variety of services, including therapy for adults, adolescents, and couples. She is experienced in addiction recovery issues and trauma recovery.

Karen has a bachelors degree in teaching from the University of Michigan and Masters degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. She has also furthered her training with certifications in both EMDR and Clinical Hypnosis. With her eclectic treatment orientation and knowledge of when to weave in adjunctive therapies, Karen's clients seem to move toward their goals in a timely manner.

Janice Goldfein, LMSW, ACSW


Hillary Turk, LMSW 



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Valerie has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and has been providing therapy to children, adolescents and young adults since 2008.  She utilizes innovative mediums and provides a psychodynamic approach. 

Val specializes in helping patients that suffer from anxiety, mood disorders, anger management, trauma, and childhood/adolescent transitions.  She offers parents an opportunity to develop a deeper insight into their child/adolescent's behavior and strategies to support their changes. Her goal is to help all her patients make changes and develop insight to overcome future obstacles.

Ms. Goldfein is experienced in the treatment of adults, adolescents, and couples. She provides services to those who may be dealing with disappoinments and uncertainties, as well as life transitions, health issues, depression, and anxiety. Ms. Goldfein provides services related to trauma recovery, parent-child conflict, marital and family problems.

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 *A Limited Licensed Psychologist may practice under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist

Ms. Keeler is a social worker who provides treatment for adults, families, and elderly clients. She is experienced in the treatment of childhood trauma, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Ms. Keeler's services also include clinical hypnosis, smoking cessation, and EMDR.

W. Justin Teague, LLP​*, CAADC 



Karen Keeler, LMSW, ACSW



Mr. Teague graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA in psychology and philosophy and a master’s in counseling psychology. He is a full-time faculty member and co-program coordinator/creator for the Human Service Worker and Addiction Studies programs in the Behavioral Science department at Washtenaw Community College. Mr. Teague is a Limited License Psychologist & Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Valerie Timko, MA, LLP*