River’s Bend PC Staff
River’s Bend PC has a highly qualified and friendly staff.
Yolanda Giles, M.D.
Yolanda Giles, MD has been practicing psychiatry since 2006. She is Board Certified and currently treats children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Giles completed her residency and University of Michigan and her fellowship in Child-Adolescent psychiatry at Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Medical Association, Michigan Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and American Psychiatric Society.
Bruce Goldberg, LMSW, ACSW, SAP, CAADC
Mr. Goldberg is the President and co-owner of River’s Bend PC He has been in practice for 20 years, and treats adolescents and adults for substance abuse and mental health within an individual, family and group treatment setting. He provides Ambulatory Detoxification, Intervention Planning and Execution, as well as consulting for chemical dependence. Mr. Goldberg is a SAP (Substance Abuse Professional) and Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP) provider. He co-facilitates the Adult Intensive Outpatient and facilitates the Adolescent enhanced outpatient group. Mr. Goldberg has presented for various cities to parents and leaders as well as statewide conferences to aid in educating within the field of substance abuse.
Stephanie Howey, MSW, LMSW
Ms. Howey is the vice President and co-owner of River’s Bend PC She has over 14 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for both mental health and substance abuse issues. She co-facilitates the adult Intensive Outpatient Program and facilitates the Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP) groups. She has been an HPRP provider for over five years and conducts the diagnostic evaluations, individual treatment and group sessions. She has experience treating anxiety and depression, women’s issues, parenting support, personality disorders, post-partum depression and co-dependency. Ms. Howey also participates with local high schools, suicide prevention groups and community organizations to raise awareness and problem solve for today’s youth.
Jennifer Felix, MA, LLP
Ms. Felix has worked in the mental health field since 2001. She works with adult clients suffering from a variety of issues. She offers a non-judgmental, emotionally focused approach to therapy. She works to help deal with the unresolved emotional conflicts which may navigate the individual in life and significantly contribute to present day symptoms.
Kathryn Ong, MA, LLP
Ms. Katie Ong has worked in the mental health field since 2000. She is a psychotherapist working with a wide range of client including children, adolescents, and adults. She also provide marital and family therapy. Ms. Ong’s specific areas of experience include trauma, grief and loss, behavioral disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and family crisis management. As her areas of experience and specialties often converge in the treatment with young people, Ms. Ong has a wide range of experience consulting with school counselors, teachers, administrators, and hospitals, often working as an advocate on behalf of her adolescent clients. She believes in an eclectic therapeutic approach as to best address the specific needs of each individual client. Ms. Ong’s previous practical experience includes inpatient/psychiatric hospital employment, adolescent residential and college counseling through Wayne State University.
Julie Falbaum, LMSW, ACSW, CAAC
Ms. Falbaum has been in practice 28 years, working with adults for both mental health and substance abuse issues. Ms. Falbaum specializes her mental health practice in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, co-dependency, stress management, eating disorders, weight management, and marital therapy. Ms. Falbaum treats all addictions, with a specialty in treating food addiction. Ms. Falbaum provides education and presents workshops on various mental health and addiction issues throughout the area
Rebecca Ehle, MSW, LMSW
Ms. Ehle has been in the private practice setting for over 20 years. She provides a professional and relaxed environment where client’s dignity, strengths and privacy are respected. Ms. Ehle’s caseload includes individuals and families addressing a broad range of concerns: anxiety, depression, grief and loss, stress management, relationship conflict, adjustment to divorce, codependency, parenting stress, self esteem, social phobias and post-partum depression. She facilitates and created the Managing Work Stress Group at River’s Bend PC.
Gary Solanskey, MA, LMSW, CAADC, CCS-M
Mr. Solanskey has worked in the private and public Behavioral Health sector for over 30 years. He treats adolescent and adult substance abuse and mental health clientele utilizing individual, family and group modalities. Mr. Solanskey’s experience includes inpatient/residential adolescent and adult substance abuse, emergency psychiatric assessment, comprehensive outpatient mental health and substance abuse services. In addition, he has extensive experience in working with juvenile drug court and adult sobriety court clients.
Ellene Funke, LPC, CAADC, ATR
Ellene Funke is experienced in treating mental health and substance abuse issues, professional counseling, relationship building, and customer service. She possesses exceptional communication, engagement and motivational skills to attain positive behavioral changes and improve quality of life and self-esteem. Eilene treats children, adolescents and adults, significant training in art therapy, mental health (depression, anxiety, relationships, and school relate issues.
Peggy Weinberg, MA, LLP
Ms. Weinberg has over 20 years experience in private practice; helping individuals to understand and manage depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, grief and loss, trauma, chronic illness, parenting and family issues, and life adjustment issues. Her approach is supportive, results oriented, professional and confidential.
Renachantel McClain, MA, LMFT
Renachantel McClain has been providing superior mental health services for over ten years to children, adolescents and adults. Renachantel has certification and experience in domestic violence, anxiety, depression, life transitions, divorce issues and surrounding changes, blended family adjustment, foster care, abuse and neglect trauma. She also guides people through pre-marital couples work, the grief and loss process and has additional training and proficiency in gender issues, mood disorders and school behavioral concerns. Renachantel helps families to develop and achieve goals for personal change within their lives.
Krystle Woods Hollier PhD, LLP
Krystle’s vast experience in behavioral health is not only in the outpatient clinical setting; she has also held intake administrative, and research positions. Krystie has contributed to numerous publications, including several on women’s issues and sexual harassment.
She specializes in therapy with adults and couples: marriage, communication, assessments, variety of mental health issues. Received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University, her Master’s and PhD from Michigan State University.
Jennifer Bak, Ph.D., LMFT
Dr. Jennifer Bak earned a doctoral degree in Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) from Michigan State University. She has 9 years of experience providing collaborative and empowering therapy with individuals, couple, adolescents, children and multi-stressed families. Dr. Bak has extensive experience working with school-aged children, adolescents, and their families for a variety of presenting concerns such as behavioral problems, school adjustment, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, divorce & step-family adjustment, parenting, foster care, and child abuse & neglect. In addition, she has developed numerous professional presentations and publications for local, national, and international audiences.
Kendra Thorington-Fox, MA, LLPC
Ms. Thorington-Fox; Adults and Adolescents Chemical Dependency, Recovery, Relapse, Co-occurring Disorders, Mental Health, Individual and Family Therapy.
James Martin, MSW, LCSW, NCACII, MAC, CEAP
Mr. Martin has over 20 years of experience in the social work field. He focuses his practice in mental health and substance abuse with the following specialties with extensive training: Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Evaluations, stress management, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), intervention planning and execution, Employee Assistance Program evaluations and short-term therapy. Mr. Martin is a certified Trauma Resolution Therapy Counselor (TRT) and has served on numerous state wide boards and is active in several local organizations.
Asra Hamzavi, D.O.
Asra Hamzavi, DO has worked in the behavioral health field since 2006 and is Board Certified. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her psychiatric residency at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Hamzavi has conducted several professional presentations, including one on the impact of social media on relationships. Currently Dr. Hamzavi treats adults.
Saba Maroof, MD
Saba Maroof treats children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Saba attended Wayne State University and completed residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Saba is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Saba completed additional training at the Fellowship at Wayne University and is a member of the AACAP.
Peggy Muelle, MA, LPC, CAADC
Peggy Muelle has been practicing for over 20 years in the mental health & substance abuse field. She specializes in Employee Assistance, grief, anxiety, and depression.
Mark Kauffman, MA, LLPC, CADC
Mr. Kauffman is experienced in helping those struggling with substance abuse, behavioral and emotional distress. He treats adolescents, as young as five years of age, and adults. His experience also includes assisting those with special needs and helping families reconnect.