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 reviewing 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, BCBA, LBA 

Dr. Ward is a Licensed Psychologist ​and Licensed Behavior Analyst. She 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.

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.

Christopher Lecznar, MA, LPC

Mr. Christopher Lecznar is a 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, oppositional 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.

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.

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 Master’s Social Worker 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.

Bethany Schindler, MA, LLPC

Ms. Schindler is a Limited License Professional Counselor with certifications in working with underserved populations, trauma- focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and receive specialized training from the National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children. As a professional counselor, Bethany considers it her calling to assist individuals and families in finding or developing the tools necessary to sort through negative feelings, recover from past hurts, and to live their best lives. With the understanding that our thoughts, words, and actions are all interconnected, and that humans are largely guided by perceptions of oneself, others, and of the community, Bethany practices a holistic approach to growth and healing that focuses on the whole person (mind, body, and spirit). With undergraduate studies in child development (Rochester University) and graduate studies in clinical mental health counseling (University of Detroit Mercy), Bethany works with individuals throughout the lifespan including young children, adolescents, and adults. She has extensive experience working with children and adults who have developmental disabilities as well as severe mental illness including mood and personality disorders. Bethany also has expertise working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, victims and perpetrators of abuse, neglect, and sexual assault, trauma, and psychological assessment and diagnosis.

Deanne Honeycutt, MA, LLPC

Ms. Honeycutt is a Limited License Professional Counselor who provides individual, couples, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She provides treatment for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, substance-abuse, family conflict, trauma, and adjustment challenges. Ms. Honeycutt utilizes affirmative therapy and embraces a positive view of LGBTQ+ identities in relationships. Her clinical approach lends itself to Solution Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic and Existential Perspectives, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems. Ms. Honeycutt offers a safe place for self-exploration while assisting individuals to build on their strengths, leading to a deeper understanding of themselves and how they interact with the world around them. She works collaboratively with each person to develop a plan specific for their situation. Progress is regularly measured for optimal therapeutic outcomes. Ms. Honeycutt received her master’s degree from Oakland University and is a member of the American Counseling Association.

Mackenzie Powers, LLMSW

Ms. Powers is a Limited Licensed Social Worker who provides individual services to children, adolescents, young adults, and seniors. Her therapeutic approach is collaborative, trauma-informed, relational, and guided by the goals of each client. She specializes in treating interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, personality disorders, grief and loss, women's issues, and chronic health illnesses. She utilizes Internal Family Systems, Trauma-Informed Stabilization, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy in her work with clients. Ms. Powers received her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Elizabeth Winterholler, MA, LLP

Ms. Winterholler is a Limited Licensed Psychologist with over 12 years experience. She 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.

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.