Harold Smith, PsyD


  • Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Adler School of Professional Psychology

Client Demographic: Couples, Families, Adults, Children

Clinical Interest: Depression, Anxiety, Autism, ADHD, and Neuropsychology

Dr. Smith enjoys spending his energy investing in the healing of individuals and helping them reach their full potential. As the founder of Life Coach Psychology, he remains dedicated to working with people to overcome life’s obstacles and demands. Now semi-retired, Dr. Smith enjoys travelling to various places across the United States with family, as well as taking frequent trips to Alaska.

Judith Fisher, PhD


  • Doctorate in Counseling from Andrews University
  • Clinical Psychology Internship at Mercy Hospital (Detroit MI)
  • Pre-doctoral internship / post-doctoral fellowship at University of Notre Dame

Client Demographic: Adults, Children, Couples

Clinical Interest: Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem, Career Issues, Cultural Diversity, Family Mental Health,

Dr. Bernard-Fisher has a strong commitment to helping individuals realize their potential. With a strong interest in the tenets of Positive Psychology, she focuses on individual strengths, resilience, and helping people live optimally. Dr. Bernard-Fisher’s multi-cultural background and fluency in French and Spanish have provided her with a deeper understanding of diversity issues. She lives with her family in Southwest Michigan.

Alina Baltazar, PhD, MSW, LMSW, CFLE


  • Doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University
  • Masters in Social Work from University of Michigan
  • Certified Family Life Educator

Client Demographic: Adults, Children, Couples, Families

Clinical Interest: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, ADHD, Bipolar, Grief, Weight Issues, Divorce Recovery, Disability, Interpersonal Conflict, Parenting, and Child Behavioral Problems

Dr. Baltazar primarily uses cognitive behavioral therapy techniques with the aim of working with you to help you meet your goals. She has received training and certification in Gottman’s Method in couples therapy as well as EMDR.

Marlene Rich, MA, LPC, NCC


  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Client Demographic: Adults, Children, Couples, Families

Clinical Interest: Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, ADHD, Bipolar, Grief, Testing, and Behavioral Problems

Meeting people and listening to their stories is a pleasure for Marlene. For her, supporting someone through the difficult issues that life can bring is an honor. She is dedicated to working with anyone young or old who desires to make a change in his or her life. Eclectic best describes her treatment approach, as she likes the freedom to choose from various therapies for each person by using his or her individual strengths, goals, and ideas of change.



  • MA in Social Work from Andrews University

Client Demographic: Adults, Children, Couples, Families

Clinical Interest: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Major Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, LGBTQ+ Issues, Victims of Trauma, and Marital Stress

AJ is a therapist with a passion for helping people become the best they can be. His sense of humor and keen ability to listen puts people at ease. A life-long learner, AJ takes a holistic, strengths-based, solution-focused stance to therapy. He’s comfortable working with people of all cultures and backgrounds. AJ has personal and professional experience with foster care and adoption. He spends a portion of his non-counseling time raising awareness of trauma and trauma healing among marginalized people groups in the United States and abroad. The rest of his non-counseling time is spent with his wife of twenty-one years and his two daughters.

Ellecia Hope Cousins, LLPC, NCC


  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • B.Sc. in Psychology

Client Demographic: Adults, Teens, and Couples.

Clinical Interest: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, Positive Psychology, Solutions Focused, Gottman Method, Multicultural Counseling, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Relationship issues, Marital Stress, Parenting, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, and more.

Counselor Cousins is passionate about guiding individuals through the various challenges they may encounter. She is empathetic, patient, and a great listener. She offers a person-centered approach as she believes clients have it within themselves to create meaningful change in their lives. She strives to create a non-judgmental environment where clients of all backgrounds and cultures can feel understood and safe. She works with adults and teens but has a particular interest in marital and couple’s therapy. In addition to English, Ellecia is fluent in French. Counselor Cousins looks forward to working with you as you embark on your therapy journey.

T. Scott Erich, LLMSW


  • MA in Social Work from Andrews University

Client Demographic: Couples, Families, Adults, Children.

Clinical Interest: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar, Child Behavioral Problems.

Scott Erich enjoys working with clients to improve their lives and meet their desired goals. He always tries to equip his clients with the therapy tools they need to recover and continue to perform effective self-care even after therapy sessions end. He often uses cognitive behavioral therapy with clients to help them identify the underlying causes of distress and then crafting treatment plans with them to address their issues. Holistic healing and a fulfilling life being the aim he hopes to reach for each of his clients.

Leo the Therapy Cat

Client Demographic: Everyone!

Leo is the Berrien Springs office therapy cat. He enjoys going to work with our clinicians and being a comfort to any clients that need his special touch. In his spare time, Leo enjoys napping on counters and knocking papers off work spaces. He can also be found travelling with our clinicians to off-site locations as an extra assistant.