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Staff Bios

Yolanda Bellinger, MSW, LLMSW – Yolanda is the Director of Behavioral Health Services at Westlund Guidance Clinic. She earned her Bachelors of Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University and her Master of Social Work Degree from Michigan State University. Yolanda has experience in the treatment of numerous mental health diagnoses and treatment such as individual sex offender treatment, individual therapy with children and adults with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders. She also works with couples and provides, premarital and marital counseling. She works with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. Yolanda has a special interest working with those experiencing the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that lead to anxiety, depression, and/or substance use. Yolanda believes in creating a safe space to allow people to work through past trauma. Yolanda also leads the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center where assessments are conducted for children in order to gain a better understanding on how the child’s traumatic exposures have impacted development, behavioral functioning and social emotional health. Yolanda is state certified in Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). This is specialized treatment to assist children, who have experienced life threatening events, and their families find healthy ways to express the emotions that arise as result of the events. Outside of work Yolanda is involved in her church and enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Brianna Renno MSW, LMSW – Brianna is the Clinical Supervisor at Westlund Guidance Clinic. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University and her Master of Social Work Degree from Michigan State University. She has experience treating a number of mental health diagnoses including the treatment of serious emotional disturbance children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, Brianna has experience with individual therapy with children and adults who have been through trauma and other difficult situations in their lives. She has worked with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and psychosis. Brianna is a member of the trauma team through the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center where she conducts assessments for children in order to gain an understanding of how a children’s traumatic experiences have impacted their social emotional and cognitive development. Brianna oversees the Children’s Outpatient and Case Management, Enhanced Adult Outpatient, School-based Therapy, and Parent Support Partner Programs at Westlund Guidance Clinic. Outside of work, Brianna is actively involved in various community sports/activities and enjoys spending time with her husband and dog.

Outpatient Services

Therapists:

Brandi Fisher, MSW, LMSW Shana Filkins, MSW, LLMSW
Dawn Ohlendorf, MSW, LMSW Kelly Lewis, MSW, LMSW
 Jovanna Jones, MSW, LLMSW Barbra Allen, MA, LLPC
Herbert (Herb) Herd, MSW, LMSW Sarah Deman, MA, LPC
Jane Bohlinger, MSW, LMSW Brianna Renno, MSW, LMSW
Julie Anklam, MSW, LMSW Kristin Schiattone, MSW, LMSW
Yolanda Bellinger, MSW, LLMSW

Psychiatrists:
Hema Talasila, MD – works with adults
Venkat Talasila, MD – works with children to age 18
Kathleen Fouche-Brazzle, MD-works with adults and children

Trauma Assessment Team: Case Managers:
Yolanda Bellinger Kayla Meaux, BA
Brianna Renno Julie Ott, LLBSW
Kaitlyn Patton
Jordan Maciejewski
 Kayla Meaux

Autism Services

Behavior Specialists: Erik Gallery,  MA, BCBA  – Director Occupational Therapist:  Kaitlyn Patton, MOT, OTRL – Supervisor
Morgan McGuire, MS, QBHP Jordan Maciejewski, MOT, OTRL
Brianna Putnam, LLBSW – Supervisor Front Dest Coordinator: Leslie Smith
Behavior Technicians:
Brandie Baechler Patricia Osei
Liz Ray Ginger Hasse
Raquel Roy Mario Costellos
Georgie Bebow Katherine Lewis

Office Manager Billing Coordinator
Danielle Rugenstein Megan Rogers
Intake Specialist Front Desk Coordinator
Kelly Coleman Erica Scroggins

Support Staff