Who We Are

Helping people discover and resolve the causes of emotional stress is our goal and passion at Healing Hearts & Minds Center for Counseling, LLC. Based in Rochester Hills, MI, our team of dedicated therapists approaches clients with compassion and a desire to enable them to achieve their personal mental health goals.

Meet Our Staff

Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University in 1993 and her master’s degree in counseling from Oakland University in 2011. She is a fully licensed counselor who works with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples and whose areas of interest include anxiety, depression, family issues, school issues, stress management, grief and loss, divorce, and wellness.

Amy’s philosophy is that counseling is a process by which we work together to identify areas in your life where you would like to see personal growth and change and then set goals and put forth a plan in which growth and change are most likely to occur. This involves helping you develop self-awareness and identify personal strengths and then teaming that with new knowledge and tools that will facilitate continued growth and development after therapy has ended.

Her approach to counseling is client centered, and her aim is to form relationships with her clients built on trust, compassion and understanding. She believes that when clients feel supported and understood, the real work of counseling can effectively take place.

Outside of the office, Amy loves to spend time with her husband and two teenage daughters. She enjoys time up north, volunteering, reading, and her pets. She has cats but would also love to own some baby goats!

Carol earned a master's degree in counseling from Oakland University in 2009 and is completing her doctoral work in counselor education. She has experience counseling children, adolescents and adults in individual, couple, and family sessions. Carol's areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, domestic violence, LGBT issues, improving school performance in students of all ages, improving communication for couples and families, and others.

Carol strives to first understand her clients and where they are and then collaboratively helps clients make personal and interpersonal goals to assist them in making the changes they want to experience in their lives. She honors the unique individuality of each of her clients and avoids "cookie cutter" approaches with clients. She pulls from many therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy, solution focused strategies, mindfulness and wellness approaches, art therapy, and others. She works with her clients to identify together the techniques, approaches, and strategies that will best work for them.

Colleen is a fully licensed and nationally certified clinical therapist. She has a Master of Arts in counseling from Oakland University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Oakland University. Her area of special interest is working with children, adolescents, and families. She has over 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups on various therapeutic issues. Among her areas of expertise include relationship issues, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, domestic violence, effective parenting, divorce, foster care/adoption, and grief and loss.

Colleen provides a personalized approach to therapy that allows her to meet the client where they are at in their lives. She works with their strengths and helps them improve upon the areas of their life that challenge them the most. Her therapeutic approach is to provide encouragement, support, compassion, and understanding.

Colleen believes counseling is a joint effort, which cannot be successful without hard work and courage. She believes therapy provides a safe place to explore thoughts and feelings about people in your life, as well as yourself.

Kelly received her MA in counseling from Oakland University and is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan. Kelly's client-centered approach incorporates a variety of clinical styles, including cognitive, behavioral and solution-focused techniques. She works with individuals with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues and life transitions. Before working with Healing Hearts and Minds, Kelly facilitated support groups at Gilda's Club of Metro Detroit for people diagnosed with cancer and their family members.

Sarah Jahimiak is a Ph.D. candidate, adjunct faculty member, and clinical supervisor in Oakland University's Counseling program. She is a fully licensed counselor with areas of interest in grief and loss, depression, women's issues, stress, relationship issues, life transition, career counseling, chronic illness and cancer, and veterans. She completed training in family resiliency to serve veterans and their families during pre-deployment, deployment, and reintegration stages. Sarah is committed to working with you in reaching your goals for change.

For fun, Sarah is an avid runner and enjoys many other outdoor activities such as biking, inline skating, water skiing, kayaking, and snow shoeing. She also enjoys supporting local businesses and artisans through festivals, art fairs, and theater.

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