All Michigan Psychological, P.C. clinicians are doctoral level psychologists, master’s level limited licensed psychologists, licensed professional counselors, and social workers licensed in the State of Michigan. A Limited Licensed Psychologist may practice under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist.

Paul Ward, PhD, LP - Owner and Clinical Director

Dr. Ward is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides treatment to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He also treats a variety of disorders including mood disorders, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, anger management, men’s issues, and marriage and family therapy. As director, Dr. Ward supervises all clinicians, oversees placement of new patients to appropriate therapists, as well as reviews patient progress. Dr. Ward received his Ph.D. from Wayne State University with a minor in developmental psychology, researching childhood experiences and adult relationship outcomes. Dr. Ward is a member of the American Psychological Association, and Michigan Psychological Association.

Agnes Ward, PhD, LP, CAADC 

Dr. Ward is a Licensed Psychologist who conducts therapy with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She focuses on treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, marital and family issues, behavioral problems, personality disorders, and substance abuse. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, post-partum depression, and eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Dr. Ward also conducts pre-marital and marital assessments. She serves as consultant for agencies seeking to become trauma informed and has advised on process, procedures, and physical space/aesthetics that promote a safe environment. Dr. Ward has presented to clinical professionals, educators, and community groups on eating disorders, and on the effects of trauma across the lifespan. She completed her doctoral degree at Wayne State University researching personality and risk-taking behaviors in emerging adulthood. Dr. Ward is a national trainer for Mental Health First Aid, a program teaching individuals how to assist in a mental health or substance use related crisis. She is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapist. Dr. Ward is a member of the American Psychological Association, Michigan Psychological Association, and National Eating Disorders Association.

Ken LaFleur, MA, LLP, CAADC

Mr. LaFleur is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who provides individual and group treatment to families, children, adolescents, and adults. He specializes in substance addiction and abuse disorders along with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia and schizo-affective disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss. In addition, he works closely with court ordered clients as relevant to school, vocation, relationship, and family issues. Mr. LaFleur has specialized training in crisis intervention and risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse, and child and adolescent behavior problems. Mr. LaFleur has a master’s degree in Clinical and Humanistic Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology and is a member of the Michigan Psychological Association and the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals.

Elizabeth Winterholler, MA, LLP

Ms. Winterholler is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who pr­ovides individual, couples, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adu­lts. Ms. Winterholler specializes in anx­iety, depression, ea­ting disorders, subs­tance abuse, postpar­tum issues, grief and trauma. She assi­sts couples and fami­lies in coping with life transitions, im­proving communication and strengthening relationships. She has extensive experie­nce working with par­ents and children to address family conf­lict, and a variety of childhood emotion­al and behavioral disorders. She has specialized training in treating children​ and adolescents wi­th ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, social skills defici­ts, and academic cha­llenges. In addition, Ms. Winterholler is a certified Trauma­-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapist and has extensive experience treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.​ Ms. Wi­nterholler received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Fami­ly Psychology from Wayne State Universit­y, and is a member of the American Psych­ological​ Associatio­n. 

Nicole Dominick, MA, LLP

Ms. Dominick is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who provides therapeutic services to a diverse clientele. Ms. Dominick has over 25 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in treating depression, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, grief and loss, eating disorders, and substance abuse. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents. She has worked with preschool and school-aged children and families in coordinating efforts with schools when learning or behavioral challenges present. Additionally, she has acted as a student/parent/school staff liaison throughout the process of creating optimal learning environments for the children of all ages. Ms. Dominick holds certification through the Children’s Home of Detroit as a Trauma and Loss Specialist in addition to having completed Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy training. Ms. Dominick received her master’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Nancy Buyle MA, LPC, NCC, ACTP

Ms. Buyle is a Licensed Professional Counselor with certification in Trauma Interventions, who works with adolescents, and adults. She treats a variety of conditions including mood disorders, PTSD, domestic violence, grief and loss, sexual and physical abuse, and women’s issues. Ms. Buyle demonstrates an empathic and nonjudgmental demeanor and is ready to help individuals process and cope with the experiences that get in the way of living a more fulfilled life. Those seeking therapy have a special need to tell their story to someone who can listen and enter into very distressing experiences with them. She has expertise working with those who have experienced or witnessed critical incidents such as suicide or other sudden tragedies. Nancy has many years of experience with mental health and crisis interventions and has helped individuals and organizations process very troubling reactions from trauma. She uses an integrated approach to therapy - combining narrative, existential and psychodynamic methods to interact with her clients in the manner best suited to their needs. Ms. Buyle is a graduate of Oakland University and is also an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner and Trainer from The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC). 

Beth Hanvey, LMSW, CAADC

Ms. Hanvey is a licensed clinical therapist with over 10 years of experience treating children, adolescents, and adults.  She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, parent/child problems, emotional and behavior problems in children, grief and loss, and substance abuse. She has had additional training in dialectical behavioral therapy, substance abuse, and trauma focused interventions. Ms. Hanvey is passionate about her work, and partners with her clients to assist them in reaching their goals. Ms. Hanvey received her Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Houghton College (New York); and her Master of Social Work from Michigan State University. In addition she is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapist.

Jennifer Hurley, MA, LPC, CAADC

Ms. Hurley is a licensed professional counselor with over 10 years experience providing quality, compassionate, care to individuals and families in need of clinical mental health counseling.  She uses a non-judgmental, supportive and humanistic approach while assisting clients to build on their strengths leading to a deeper understanding of themselves and how they interact with the world around them.  She specializes in crisis intervention, suicide prevention, cognitive behavioral therapy, parent management training and trauma informed care.  Ms. Hurley provides treatment for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, domestic violence, grief & Loss, women’s issues, codependency, substance abuse, stress management as well as childhood disorders such as ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder and reactive attachment disorder.  Ms. Hurley received a Bachelors of arts in Psychology degree from Oakland University and a Masters of Arts in Counseling degree from Central Michigan University. 

Stephanie McGarity, LMSW

Ms. McGarity is a licensed clinical therapist dedicated to prioritizing the needs of individuals, families, and persons within the LGBTQ community. She has experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic violence and sexual abuse. Ms. McGarity works collaboratively with people to assist them in meeting their individual goals.  She utilizes a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, supportive approach to helping people heal and gain understanding of themselves. Ms. McGarity completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling/Psychology at Rochester College and her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan.

Laura Hitzelburger, LMSW, CAADC

Ms. Hitzelburger is a licensed master’s social worker who has over a decade of experience in outpatient mental health settings working with children, adolescents and adults with mental illness and substance use disorders. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is committed to providing the latest and research-supported treatment to help you cope with the demands of everyday life and beyond. She has experience providing various evidence-based interventions including but not limited to Case Management, Seeking Safety, Trauma Focused CBT, and Motivational Interviewing. Ms. Hitzelburger specializes in treating anxiety, depression, substance addiction and abuse, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Ms. Hitzelburger completed her Masters of Social Work degree at Wayne State University, and looks forward to helping you overcome your stressors and realize your maximum potential.

Katie Padula, MA, LPC, NCC

Ms. Padula is a licensed professional counselor providing individual counseling services to adults and adolescents, as well as group counseling. Ms. Padula is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), working as part of a comprehensive DBT team for over 8 years. Her specialties include delivering DBT and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of depression/mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, self-injury/suicidal behavior, substance use, and personality disorders, particularly Borderline Personality Disorder. Additionally, she is trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), an evidenced-based practice for PTSD; Seeking Safety, evidenced-based for trauma and substance abuse, as well as various mindfulness-based approaches to therapy and integrative healing. Ms. Padula’s approach to counseling is holistic and collaborative, considering how an individual’s physical, mental, relational, and spiritual standing relate to overall well-being. Optimal health is achieved via many paths, and thus her counseling methods are tailored to reflect the needs of each client. Ms. Padula completed her Masters in Counseling at Oakland University and is certified with the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Christopher Lecznar, MA, LLPC

Mr. Christopher Lecznar is a limited licensed professional counselor providing individual services to adults, couples, families, adolescents, and groups. Therapy is a journey of self-discovery and an agent of change, therefore Mr. Lecznar utilizes holistic and mindfulness approaches to build a unique therapeutic relationship with each individual. He believes in a collaborative effort relating to the overall well-being of the individual. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral and personality disorders. Balance is achieved through the individual’s physical, mental, and spiritual self; Therefore, his methods are individually handcrafted. Mr. Lecznar received his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oakland University and is certified with the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Jessica Kidd, LMSW

Ms. Kidd is a licensed master’s social worker who provides individual, couples and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. She treats a variety of conditions including mood disorders, opposition defiant disorder, PTSD, anxiety, anger management, parent/child conflict, marital and family issues, depression, post-partum depression, social skills, career counseling and life coaching.  Ms. Kidd has a wealth of experience working with at-risk youth, teen pregnancy, LGBTQ, child and family treatment, child learning/behavior challenges, school issues and trauma. She engages with an empathic, non-judgmental approach while focusing on solution and/or strengths-based interventions to treatment. Ultimately, she is passionate about working with “people” to support and assist with resolving personal and/or familial conflict. Ms. Kidd is familiar with foster care and reunification systems as a support worker/therapist along with fostering children as a foster parent. She has engaged therapeutic services to blended families along with parenting in a blended family. Having worked as a hospital case manager for 6 years she is also fluent in elder care services, end of life care and counseling. She is a school social worker treating special need elementary students along with preschool children’s developmental and emotional needs. Ms. Kidd completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from Adrian College and her MSW from Loyola University Chicago. She is also a member of the Michigan Association of School Social Workers.