Ken VanElslander has been a practicing counselor in the State of Michigan since 2009, with specialization in Clinical practice in Mental Health and Chemical Dependence treatment. Ken has a Masters degree in Counseling from the University of Detroit Mercy with an emphasis in Addictions and is certified by the State of Michigan as an Advanced Addictions Drug Counselor. Ken believes in a Humanistic, Holistic view of counseling which entails counseling sessions along with a non-pharmaceutical approach (i.e. yoga, massage, walking and meditation) to healing and wellness “for a better life”.
Ken has enjoyed 36 years of marriage with his lovely wife Jan (a RN and Certified Yoga Instructor) and they have three adult children.
Ken began a career in Sales out of Central Michigan University and worked for the family business for 30 years before retiring from the office of the President in 2008. He joined the Board of Brighton Hospital in March of 2009 and became the Director of the Hospital now known as Brighton Center for Recovery in September of 2011.
Ken’s focus is Client Centered Counseling for:
Recovery from Addictions and Dependency
Couples Relationship Counseling
Stress Related Emotional Disorders
Christi is the owner/operator of Great Lakes Therapeutic Massage and Wellness Center. She is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, and a Nationally Certified Medical Massage Therapist. Christi took over GLTM in 2010 and is working to create an integrated wellness center, merging several treatment methods and wellness resources to provide our community with access to the best therapeutic services available.
Christi earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Ohio University in 2000. She enjoys using this resource to help people find the lost connection between their body and mind allowing them to heal themselves on a more complete level. She later graduated from SHI Integrative Medical Massage School in Lebanon, Ohio in 2004 and has been practicing full time since then.
She has advanced training in orthopedic massage and has completed an in depth training course in Oncology/Hospital Massage at Beaumont Hospital. The Massage styles she practices are; Therapeutic Massage (chronic pain and injury recovery), Deep Tissue, Hot Stone (seasonal) and Oncology massage (helping those with cancer in any stage of recovery). Christi loves to help her clients who are experiencing pain find fast, effective relief through therapeutic massage, stretching and stress management techniques.
Debra is a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in Swedish Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage. She was professionally trained at Oakland Community College, and graduated with honors in 2001. She often works with clients who are in physical therapy, and uses massage to reduce associated stress and pain. Debra, a physically active person herself, is accustomed to athletes and their body aches and injuries. She enjoys giving sanctuary to clients looking to reduce physical and mental stress, and to rejuvenate them to maintain their busy lifestyles.