About Our Therapists

Mary CorriganMary Corrigan
MSW-Clinical & Macro - Therapist

Mary Corrigan has a Master’s in Social Work from Michigan State University.  She has thirty-five years of experience as a Therapist providing compassionate care through warmth and humor in her therapy style working through a wide range of concerns experienced by adults, couples, families, and groups, including twenty-five years working with children who are involved in the foster care system.  She is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in trauma therapy with children and adolescents and their parents, including those children who have been involved in the foster care system and/or have been adopted. She particularly enjoys working with parents with their children and teenagers using play therapy to help them cope with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, transitions and family recovery from traumatic events.

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Ashley Jones
LLMSW-Clinical - Child and Adolescent Therapist

Ashley has a Master’s in Social Work from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Alma College. She has experience working with youth and adolescents of diverse backgrounds in various settings including the classroom, in-home, and in a clinic. Ashley has 5 years of experience working with autistic children, as well as youth with ADHD and anxiety disorders. She is dedicated to providing a neurodiversity affirming and trauma-informed space, as well as a LGBTQIA+ and gender affirming environment. Ashley utilizes a collaborative approach to play based therapy, building meaningful relationships with youth and their caregivers and individualizing goals and treatment. 





LindsayLindsey Payne
LLMSW-Clinical - Child and Adolescent Therapist

Lindsey Payne earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University and then completed her Master’s in Social Work from Michigan State University. Before her work at Child and Family Charities, Lindsey interned at Hurley Medical Center where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults assisting in their discharge planning. Lindsey enjoys working with children using numerous play therapy activities, such as arts and crafts. Lindsey uses ones strengths as the building blocks to accomplish their goals. She works with clients by providing support and empathy while creating a plan that is specific to them


Anna PiazzaAnna Piazza
LLMSW-Clinical - Emotional Health Therapist within Waverly Community Schools

Anna Piazza received her Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University and Bachelors in Social Work from Calvin University. She is experienced in providing mental health services to adults, leading prevention groups for youth, and supporting mentoring initiatives with children and adolescents. Currently, Anna offers solutions-focused, trauma-informed services to students while utilizing a strengths-based approach. She is trained in TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and CAMS (Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality). She is also a trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid. She loves coming alongside youth in a variety of evidence-based practices while empowering them to celebrate their inherent value, strong resilience, and vibrant uniqueness. Out of the office, Anna enjoys thrifting, mothering plants, and spending time with friends.


Lindsay StanfieldLindsay Stanfield
LLMSW-Clinical - Child, Adolescent & Adult Therapist (Telehealth Only)

Lindsay Stanfield has a Masters in Social Work from Spring Arbor University and a Bachelors in social work with a minor in Youth Studies from Central Michigan University. She has experience in working with both children, adolescents, and adults. Lindsay has experience working with youth and children in the foster care system, mental health, and juvenile justice. She also has experience working with adults with substance use disorder and mental health. Lindsay is passionate about helping individuals identify and implement change to meet their goals. 






Sana SumbalSana Sumbal
LLMSW - Clinical - Emotional Health Therapist Okemos Public Schools

Sana Sumbal earned her Master’s in Social Work from George Mason University and Bachelor in Sociology from Trinity Washington University. Sana’s previous experience in social work included providing resources to victims of crimes, and outreach to clients experiencing domestic violence. Sana also has experience providing services to youth and adults experiencing mental health concerns. Currently, Sana offers trauma focused, strength based, and cognitive behavioral therapy to students who attend Okemos Public Schools. Sana provides a safe and affirming environment for students who are experiencing anxiety, depression and stress to express their emotions and learn coping skills to help them continue to build resilience and learn to thrive.



Anna Boateng

Anna Boateng
LMSW-Clinical - Emotional Health Therapist within Holt Public Schools

Anna Boateng earned her Bachelor's in Psychology from Taylor University and her Master’s in Clinical Social Work with a certificate in Evidence Based Trauma Treatment from Michigan State University. Anna has worked with Child and Family Charities since 2019, first as a clinical intern at Angel House, then in the Juvenile Justice Division, and now as a therapist at Holt High School. She has experience working with youth affected by trauma in foster care, residential facilities and the juvenile justice system. Anna is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and working towards certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is also trained in the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS). Anna currently provides emotional health therapy to students ages 5-21 enrolled in Holt Public Schools. 



Anna BoatengAbigail Johnson
LLMSW-Clinical - Emotional Health Therapist - Lansing Learning Hub

Abigail Johnson holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work with a certificate in Child Welfare from Michigan State University. Abigail utilizes a strength-based approach when providing therapy to youth and their families through trauma informed lens. She also assists the youth and their families by connecting them to community resources and supports. Abigail provides care by incorporating the needs of the client with a focus on the core values of Social Justice and Dignity and Worth of the Person.





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Sarah Kavanagh
LLPC - Lansing School District

Sarah Kavanagh recently earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and she is a national board-certified counselor (NCC). Sarah has counseling experience with adolescents and adults of varying ages, races, cultures, and gender identities. She especially enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, and those within the LGBTQIA+ community. Sarah uses a holistic approach to therapy and enjoys tailoring sessions to the individual needs of her clients. She works from the basis that the client is the expert and harnessing their strengths can create meaningful change. 




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Kaitlyn Schmitz
LLMSW-Clinical- Adolescent, Young Adult, Adult Therapist

Kaitlyn received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Michigan State University with a focus in Evidence-Based Trauma Treatment and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University with a minor in Youth Services. She has experience working with all age groups, with a focus on trauma, depression, anxiety, sexual assault and domestic violence, behavioral issues, and many other areas. Kaitlyn uses a person-centered, empowerment, strengths-based, and trauma-informed approach and is committed to working with clients to achieve their goals. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Kaitlyn’s goal is to provide a safe environment while supporting the client on their therapeutic journey. 



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Michelle Montana
LLMSW-Clinical, CADC - Family Therapist

Michelle Montana has a master’s in social work from Walla Walla University, and an undergraduate degree in Child Development. Michelle is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has been trained in the Strengthening Families Program, Trust Based Relational Intervention, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Gottman couples’ therapy. 
Over the last 14 years, Michelle has worked in correctional facilities providing treatment groups on substance abuse and mental health, as well as in-patient substance abuse treatment programs including detox. Michelle started her career working with children and families through Head Start teaching communication, problems solving and healthy coping skills. Most recently Michelle has been working with adult and adolescents utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy which encompasses mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. 



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