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Restore & Renew is more than just a therapy practice; it's a sanctuary for healing, growth, and transformation.

Our journey began with a simple yet profound vision: to create a space where individuals could find solace, understanding, and genuine support on their path to healing. 

Driven by the desire to uplift and empower, we set out to build more than just a practice – we built a community. A community built on trust, compassion, and the unwavering belief in the human capacity for resilience and growth.

At Restore & Renew, we understand that healing is not a linear journey; it's a deeply personal and transformative process. That's why we offer a range of therapeutic services tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual who walks through our doors. From trauma-informed care to mindfulness-based approaches, we are committed to providing evidence-based interventions that foster lasting change.

Welcome to Restore & Renew

With a passionate dedication to improving mental wellness, Restore & Renew was born.

✨“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” ― Brené Brown. ✨

Throughout my life, I have always lived by the motto of “we are not born for ourselves alone” and I think that speaks to the reason why I became a therapist and the passion behind why I do what I do. To be trusted with the stories of humans coming to Restore & Renew Counseling is a privilege. As a therapist, I empower my clients to be their unique selves and to find restoration, renewal, and healing through sharing their story. I value developing a trusting and safe environment for my clients to truly allow their light to shine, where it may have been dimmed before. I utilize a holistic approach to healing, focusing on the integration of emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness, while using a strengths-based approach. Many times along this journey of life, we may get thrown off balance. When we lose our balance, that is often when we begin to lose sight of our life’s path or purpose. Thankfully, the process of counseling can be an exciting journey, full of new growth, opportunities, and perspectives. I am here to guide you through the process of becoming the best version of yourself, and it all starts with showing up!

I believe we are all capable of change and beginning that journey toward restoration of our truest selves starts with building a trusting environment with each individual. Contact me today to set up a consultation! 

Mallory Godin, CRC, LPC

Owner | Clinical Supervisor

Mallory@restorerenewcounseling.com | 734.489.1182

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I received my Master’s in Counseling (LPC) from Michigan State University and my Bachelor’s in Psychology/Kinesiology from Albion College.

For me, it’s my family, close friends, siberian malamute pup Atlas 🐾, spending hours outside in nature, nourishing homemade food (make a bomb guacamole!), or a warm cup of matcha! 🍵

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

I think it looks differently for everyone, especially within the realm of counseling. To me, in life, if we never experienced heartbreak, failure, disappointment, loss, and the many other raw emotions life brings us, then we would never experience the opportunity for growth, transformation, and restoration in which those moments bring about. Once the process of restoration is complete, that is when a renewed perspective can and usually takes place. To me, you can’t have one without the other and that is the beauty in transformation through counseling.

My desire is for each person to experience peace, restoration, and revival in their lives. Wherever your path has led you, I am ready to meet you right where you are. I use a holistic approach to counseling and view the entire person and their experiences as a whole, empowering individuals to make positive and meaningful changes to their lives.

I see individuals through the lens of their unique strengths and believe that the restoration and renewal of our minds will not take place in the presence of judgement. I understand that therapy can be very intimidating at first; however, when there is a trusting relationship, it’s easier to begin the painstaking and life-altering work that can lead to a life of healing. While I do not have all of the answers, I can help lead you to restoration and renewal by providing you with an empathetic and safe environment, with an occasional sense of humor. 

I whole-heartedly believe that the foundation of counseling begins with the working relationship, and I am looking forward to working together with each individual that I serve! 

Jessica Fairbanks, CRC, LPC  

Clinical Coordinator - In Person in Lansing

jessica@restorerenewcounseling.com | 812.565.9438

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I received my Master’s degree in Counseling and my Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from Michigan State University (Go Green!).

Spending time at a local coffee shop ☕or spending an unhealthy amount of time at Costco. My favorite pastime is hanging out with my friends and family, or enjoying a sunny day outside with my husband and son, Elijah! If there is a body of water nearby, you can probably find us there too. ☀️

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

To me, when something is restored, it is always better than it was to begin with. Restoration means taking the shattered pieces of our life, gluing them together, and making them strong in the places that were once weak. When we receive new insight, new thought patterns, compassion and more, these elements assist in the renewing of our minds. 

Life is complicated and sometimes a challenge to manage. Through therapy, I help clients learn how to identify, accept, and cope with life challenges that come their way and assist with helping them develop the skills needed to live their best life.

My experience includes helping clients work through issues related to stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, self-esteem, self-injury, and relationships, along with providing guidance for educational and vocational pursuits. With therapy, clients can learn how to identify their goals and create the life they want.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 12 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, families, and the elderly in residential, correctional, and community-based settings. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to build insight and develop the skills needed to cope with and manage a variety of challenges


Heidi Dueweke, MA, LPC, ICPR, CPT










heidi@restorerenewcounseling.com | 734.560.2991

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 I received my Master’s in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Albion College. I am a National Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and hold a Fitness Nutrition Certification.


Being physically active, exploring nature, learning French, gardening, listening to podcasts, crafting, spending time with family and friends, and snuggling with my cat Foxy.

“Faith is taking the first step even if you don’t see the whole staircase” - MLK Jr.

Therapy is very much like this. You may not know where you are headed with this journey but the fact that you are here taking the first step is all that matters right now.

Investing in yourself to take care of your mental health is the greatest gift you can give yourself and those you interact with whether it is your family, friends, coworkers or whoever you are connected to. Ultimately, taking care of you FOR you is so important.

I have been a clinical social worker for 22 years and have watched so many people take this step. It is amazing what can be accomplished through the therapy process. I would love the opportunity to help you take this step and continue to grow!

“Optimism is a muscle that gets stronger with use.” - Robin Roberts.

Dana Carley Kaczynski, LMSW

Clinical Supervisor & Coordinator

dana@restorerenewcounseling.com |  989-318-3165

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I obtained my Master's in Social Work from Michigan State University and two years ago, earned my Level One Trauma Certification through MSU. In 2020, I became certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, solution focused, and mindfulness are a few of the other modalities that I bring into my sessions.

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What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

To renew myself, in my free time I spend my time with my family and our pets. I love to make plans to travel, try new foods and visit new restaurants, and keep up on all of the things my family is involved in. I love to be busy!

As a therapist, I believe that everyone is deserving of the opportunity to speak and be truly heard.

My hope is to provide a safe and trusting environment for us to create a genuine connection, as I believe this is the most foundational piece of a healthy counseling relationship.

We can work together, fostering a collaborative approach to discover the goals and needs of each individual. My priority is to meet each unique person where they are along their journey while utilizing a person-centered & holistic approach, as you are the expert in your life’s experiences.

For myself, the most meaningful aspect of being a therapist is being trusted to walk through a piece of someone’s journey alongside them. Bearing witness to the strength and resilience that people have is a truly honorable experience and I look forward to each opportunity!

Lindsey Hood, LPC

lindsey@restorerenewcounseling.com | 313.449.8829

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I value holding a warm, judgement-free space to connect with individuals and work together. I have gained experience working with children, teens, and adults who have experienced trauma, specifically survivors of sexual assault, as well as anxiety, depression, ADHD, life-adjustments, and more. Various modalities that are incorporated in session include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Talk Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Empowerment Based Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

I received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Michigan University and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Saginaw Valley State University.

Being outside, specifically in my hammock, kayak, or walking my sweet and stubborn bulldog! I enjoy drinking too much coffee, reading fiction, and all things crafty but mostly embroidery and sewing. My newest (and perhaps most therapeutic) hobby has been working with clay in my basement studio!

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

When first hearing restored and renewed, it leaves me with thoughts of clarity, strength, and freshness. It is recognizing and valuing the journey we have been on in all seasons of our lives bringing us to this point. To me, it means honoring oneself as we all deserve the time and space for growth.

What if the goal of therapy is to make it easier to access more of your true self and your strengths, rather than trying to get over who you really are? The approach I take to counseling is strengths-based, person-centered and holistic; I value and respect all of the parts that make a person whole. I strive to meet my clients where they are at; I won’t force you to discuss what you are not ready to talk about, and I can handle hearing what you need to share without judgement. What is most important to me is that my clients feel seen, heard, and safe during our time together. 

I believe that self-understanding and self-acceptance are the first steps to releasing feelings like distress, worry, anxiety, guilt, anger and shame that are oftentimes the result of self-critical thought patterns or beliefs about oneself. Through the counseling process I hope to explore those thoughts and emotions with you in order to deepen your connection to your authentic self and uncover what is at the heart of a concern. I am not here to “fix” or change your brain, rather, together we will identify individualized goals and discuss strategies that feel useful to you and align with your true hopes and desires. I will ask questions, guide you to make connections, and empower you to lean into your strengths and understand your challenges so that you may feel more complete in your skin, mind, and life.

If you feel that my style could be a good fit for you and would like some additional information, please call or email me for a free consultation. 


Allie McCahill, CRC, LPC

Allie@restorerenewcounseling.com | 616.9514.715




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I received my Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University. I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC), as well as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).Fun Activities 

 Activities that bring me joy include: anything that requires movement, whether it be dancing, running, or even rearranging my furniture at home; learning from podcasts, books, articles and stories told by friends; listening to music, old and new, especially when its vinyl; and finding peace in nature, in particular the beautiful lakes, trails and rivers of Northern Michigan! 

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

For me, to be renewed and restored means to find your way back to yourself and to begin again.

Mental health has always been an integral part of my life. From an early age, my passion for this field has been inspired by my own experiences.

Ultimately, these experiences have guided me towards a path where I can help others as they embark on their own personal journey towards healing and growth. 

My approach to therapy emphasizes the importance of building trust and creating a mutual understanding of therapeutic goals. This can be an intimidating process to begin, and it’s important that my clients feel as comfortable and supported as possible.

I like to provide an environment that is casual and easy-going so that my clients are able to fully explore and work on the various life challenges in a way that is best suited to their needs.

Sara Lyden, LMSW

Sara@restorerenewcounseling.com | 616.805.9293

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I received my Master’s degree in Social Work and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saginaw Valley State University.

Like most of us, I indulge in way too much caffeine. I enjoy exploring local coffee shops and finding comfortable spaces to lose myself in reading. I have spent countless hours picking up random hobbies, listening to my favorite true crime podcasts, and sifting through any bookstores that I happen to stumble across. I also love adventuring through Michigan with my husband and spending time lazing around with our adorable (and chaotic) rescue mutt!

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

We live in such a fast-paced world, which sometimes means our own needs are often neglected. For myself to achieve restoration and renewal, I try to focus on improving my overall wellness by setting healthy boundaries and giving myself the patience and kindness that I give to others.

My therapy style is to meet each person where they are at that moment. I don't force anyone to make changes they are not ready to make but guide them through the process of change as they are ready.

Nature can be therapeutic and can help us in times of anxiety and depression. During the warmer months I like to be outside as much as possible and may have you join me. You may see me use some humor, as I think laughter is medicine for the soul and body.

I am a Christian and my religious beliefs guide me in the choices I make each day. I respect your decisions for religious beliefs and will never force my religion on you. Please know that no method of this process will work without your willingness to engulf yourself in the process, be willing and open to change and new experiences. I invite you to allow me to guide you in that journey.

Having experienced the heartbreak of losing my mother to dementia, I continue to research new information learned about this illness and how to cope with it. I would say this is my number one passion.

Being certified in financial social work, I can help you uncover the behaviors behind the decisions you make and help you learn how to make changes.

Traci Doran, LLMSW

Traci@restorerenewcounseling.com | 231.714.4083


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I have an LLMSW from Spring Arbor University (Masters in Clinical Social Work) where I graduated in 2018. My undergrad major was Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University in 2006. I am also a Certified Financial Social Worker.

I have a dog, 2 cats, fish and about 17 chickens!! I love my chickens, they are like family to me. I enjoy taking photos of the birds that come into my feeders. I love remodeling homes (although an amateur at that). I have two short term rentals that I have been running for about 2 years now. I enjoy learning about things that interest me. I love discount shopping. I overthink purchases as I weigh out the best pricing before I buy.

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

I believe I am always a work in progress. Each day is a renewal of life and a chance to start over or be a better me than yesterday. A chance for restoring relationships, mending wounds, and giving forgiveness..

“You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think.” —Winnie-the-Pooh

We are each stronger, braver, and more resilient than we know. As a therapist, I believe my work is to assist individuals in seeing their own strength. I believe we are each the experts of our own unique lives.

With this in mind, any person can benefit from the supportive environment of counseling and therapy.

My hope as a therapist is to assist individuals as they continue to write their own story, through a holistic and empowerment-based approach.

Stephanie Molnar, LMSW

Stephanie@restorerenewcounseling.com

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I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University and my Bachelor’s in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University.

I enjoy any kind of craft or art project, but probably my most loved art form is painting. I also enjoy cooking, being outside, spending time with family, and music.

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

To be restored and renewed does not mean leaving behind who we once were, but finding new, and better ways to be the best versions of who we currently are.

Everyone has those life struggles that seem to make things harder. Putting roadblocks in the path of where you want to be. Depression and anxiety are two needs that are commonly addressed in treatment and can be overcome.

I am here to help you navigate these roadblocks, whether in your own life or within your relationships. I have experience working with couples and families, as well as individuals. I am open to different backgrounds or cultures and will work hard to meet you where you are in your life.

Admitting to needing help can be scary. It is not easy to say, "I might not be able to do this on my own". This is not an admission of weakness, but rather the strength to take that first step to getting better.

Kasey Olesak, MA, LPC

Kasey@restorerenewcounseling.com

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After completing my undergraduate degree at Northern Michigan University, I went on to earn my master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Couples Therapy from Western Michigan University.  

In my free time I enjoy playing with my children, creating crazy adventures, and getting into mischief. I find my greatest peace walking the trails with my family and being in nature.

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

Being Restored is to feel all the little pieces of yourself that have been broken or lost, come back together. Not always in the same order, but still as a beautiful whole. Renewal is what gives you the energy and courage to do this.

Every life that has been lived until today is a part of the woven braid of life. It takes every person's story to create history. Your life will help determine the course of history. You may think you don’t have much of an impact but you do. - Ginny Dye

Life is a journey of decisions, actions, stories. The stories create who we are and what actions we take. Each story is what makes us who we are. The best part about a story is that we can rewrite the ending. Throughout my life I have always known that every story I write or rewrite , has the potential to empower others. My desire is to help others find the courage and the strength to rewrite their own stories to find the ending that best fits their life. 

Human behavior is connected to your inner feelings and self image and through exploration of those as well as experiences that have shaped those feelings, my hope as a psychologist is that you reach your fullest growth as an individual in the areas of love, self worth, autonomy and fulfillment. Using compassion, empathy, and life experiences, my goal is to help others tap into their strengths and uniqueness to find their true self.

 By utilizing a three fold approach of self actualization, self fulfillment and self worth I hope to help you see the whole person and begin to challenge, grow and love every step of that journey as you write your story. 

Heather Harris, MA, LLP

Heather@restorerenewcounseling.com

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I received my Masters of Arts degree from the Michigan School of Psychology. I am a limited licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan. I also hold an Educational Specialist Degree in Special Education and General Education from Eastern Michigan University and an endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The beach is my happy place. I love anything that is surrounded by water and sand. I enjoy traveling, walking, exploring new and different places, as well as spending time with my family and friends. One of my favorite activities is coaching special olympics. I also love reading and learning new things and always improving who I am.

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

Being able to feel worthy and whole again, to start over and take your experiences to frame who you want to be and reestablish your commitment to life and all the challenges and success it has to offer, this is renewal. To reestablish who you are, to impact others, to journey, explore and heal, to write your own story and be the best version of you this is restoration.


Hi! I am a strengths based clinician that specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Whether you are a parent seeking services for a child or an individual looking for themselves, I know finding a therapist can be an intimidating process.

I prioritize creating a warm and safe environment and developing a strong rapport with my client in order for them to feel comfortable, secure, and empowered in our sessions.

I operate under the person centered belief that every client is unique and there is no one "right" approach. It is important to me that I work in collaboration with you to figure out what will work best. Who knows you better than yourself!

What I can promise is that I will give you a nonjudgmental listening ear, a shoulder to lean on, and every form of help I can provide. And with the right tools I believe you have the strength and answers within you to be well.

I would be honored to be the person who is working with you while you put in the time to better yourself. Please reach out for a consultation!

Hannah Stark, LPC, NCC

In Person in Brighton

hannah@restorerenewcounseling.com | 734.408.1222

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I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Olivet Nazarene University and my Master’s in Counseling from Spring Arbor University.

I enjoy spending time with my husband and two dogs (pitties 💗) and scrolling way too much on Youtube and Tiktok. I love to read, especially fantasy. I like to play board games but only cooperative ones because I am a sore loser (it’s good to know your weaknesses). If a friend was looking to get me a gift they could never go wrong with something from Staples. I live for organizational office supplies. That’s “fun,” right? 🙂

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

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Through life you may feel as though you are in a constant fight with yourself. Where the history of your battles have not been won, but only suppressed. Overtime they are unknowingly disarmed and you find yourself walking across an unknown terrain that triggers you to fall apart. 

With this comes the ability to pick up your broken pieces and put them all back together healthily. What is great about being human is the ability to learn and grow. With my own life experiences like this, my passion grew heavily in this field. My passion is to help guide those in their unknown terrain they may be approaching, going through, or having already gone through. To help guide you when you are feeling mentally and emotionally torn, and feeling like you are not enough.

To help guide you to learn yourself, and to grow from your experiences. Throughout my life, I grew and learned to pick up my broken pieces bit by bit, and piece them back together to reflect, grow, and create a fulfilling and beautiful life.

My mission as a therapist is to provide that safe zone to help guide you to pick up your pieces and put them back together healthily with no guilt, shame, or judgment. To help guide you in understanding the meaning of Enough, because you are Enough. 

Michelle Draper, LLMSW

Michelle@restorerenewcounseling.com | 734.926.9715




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I received my Masters of Social Work from The University of Michigan (LLMSW). I received my Bachelors of Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. I also have a second Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) that I received from Eastern Michigan University.

I am an avid traveler, horseback rider, weightlifter, and hiker. I love hiking, camping, weightlifting, kayaking, traveling, and anything to do with the outdoors, activity, and exploring. When I am not exploring the beautiful world’s nature, I love to sit at home and build things on the farm and grow my garden. I love classic cars, and have started a little collection. I am an animal lover and have horses, dogs, goats, chickens, cats, rabbits, and more to add to the list I am sure.

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

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“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean.” C. Joybell C.

To me, change is the heartbeat of therapy. Without change, there is no opportunity for growth and learning. I specialize in CBT, which focuses on the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My experience includes working with people of all ages and backgrounds.

I am LGBTQIA+ friendly and am a strong ally and advocate for all human rights. I am an easy-going person and prefer to create a laid-back and relaxing environment for therapy sessions.

I look forward to meeting each and every client and hope you will trust me with your unique story. Email me today to set up a consultation!


Julia Mohan, LMSW

Julia@restorerenewcounseling.com | 248.602.0241




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I graduated with my Bachelor of Social Work in 2019 and my Master of Social Work in the lovely spring of 2020. Both degrees I received were from Saginaw Valley State University.


In my free time, I like to watch Netflix, go for walks, Pokémon hunt, go to trivia, and hang out with my boyfriend and our two cats. I am a huge animal lover and will absolutely get distracted by pets in the house (yours and mine) during session. Once I have a little more time, I am excited to start learning ASL!

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

Restoration is to heal, and healing takes time and effort. Renewal is the outcome of the hard work put in to restoring oneself. For me, this looks like organization and making time for my own self-care. With reflection, we are able to identify changes that must occur in our life. I believe that we go through many restore and renew cycles in our lifetime and each is special in their own way. 

My priority as a therapist is to meet each client where they are in life, while utilizing a person-centered approach, as I believe that each client is the expert of their own life, experiences, and needs. My goal is to empower each client to share their story, discover their strengths, and make positive and meaningful changes in their lives.

My hope as a therapist is to provide each client with a safe and trusting environment, where each client feels comfortable and supported, while we work together to develop coping skills, change negative self-talk, and find ways to achieve your goals.

I believe that one of the most important aspects of therapy is building a trusting relationship with my clients so that they feel comfortable sharing their story with me, going at their own pace, and allowing me to help guide them through their time of self-healing and self-acceptance.

Please feel free to contact me today to set up a consultation!

Sarah Masalkoski, LLMSW

In Person in Lansing

Sarah@restorerenewcounseling.com | 517.798.6732




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I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Tennessee and my Bachelors in Psychology from Michigan State University.

I enjoy being physically active, reading, exploring nature, camping, going to the beach, watching sports, listening to podcasts, drinking coffee, spending time with friends and family and cuddling with my dog.

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

Being restored and renewed to me is the sense of healing and growing from the difficult times one may have endured and overcoming struggles in life. Restoration and renewal look like resilience and strength to be the best version of ourselves we can be, and truly seeing each day as a new journey, a new opportunity, and a new start.

Let’s talk! I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in counseling and teaching undergraduate and graduate social work students.

I have worked with both adult and children who have experienced trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ issues and concerns, family conflict, domestic violence, and substance use disorders.

My passion is to empower individuals to find their path and their happiness, so they can move forward. My therapy style is interactive, supportive, warm, and empowering. I believe in the dignity and worth of every individual and I believe that everyone deserves compassion.

My theoretical approach to treatment is varied but grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I also use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and SolutionFocused Therapy.

I am humbled to sit beside you as you begin your journey to a healthier life. I look forward to working with you!

Kim Johnson, LMSW, CBIS

Kim@restorerenewcounseling.com | 678.477.6823


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I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University and my Bachelor degree in Generalist Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University.


I love to spend time outside hiking and kayaking. I also love to travel and explore new places. I love meeting new people and connecting, hearing their stories. I also love spending time with my family and friends!

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

To be renewed is a gift that begins with restoration. It indicates the possibility for growth, happiness, and joy. It is an opportunity to connect to the things that matter most.

Life can be messy, imperfect, and confusing. I strive to provide a safe nonjudgmental space to allow clients to fully explore thoughts they may be having. I offer compassion and focus on meeting the client where they are at. I provide endless amounts of empathy with frequent humor.

I truly believe the therapeutic relationship is the best path for optimal outcomes. 

I find it important to focus on self-compassion and self-acceptance as we are human. I believe everyone has their personal strengths tailored for them, and I thrive on identifying those strengths to best assist in working together.

My goal is to help you make sense of what progress looks like for you and identify how to make those steps attainable.

Reaching out is the first step. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you for whatever journey you may be on! 

Bailey Lasceski, LMSW

Bailey@restorerenewcounseling.com | 989.553.3888




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I received my Master’s in Social Work from Louisiana State University and my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Saginaw Valley State University. 

For me, I enjoy being outside on a walk with my corgi named Dunkin’. (Yes, he is named after my obsession with Dunkin’ Donuts). With that, I enjoy drinking copious amounts of coffee and keeping busy whether it be starting a new project, shopping at Target, or hanging out with friends/family. When I’m not keeping busy, I enjoy reading or binge-watching mystery thrillers. 

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

To me, to be restored and renewed means growth. Healing, exploring, and improving ourselves to become our best possible version. It allows us to see how far we have truly come in life.


I have always enjoyed people and their stories, whether that is through reading about them or sitting down to chat over a cup of coffee.

I love how each person is created so uniquely and has their own gifts to bring to this world. In this, I love listening to and helping people going through the ups and downs of life.

I believe that we were not meant to walk through the hardships of life alone, and it is a privilege to hold a safe space for those who need someone to walk through those moments with them.

As a therapist, I strive to demonstrate love and grace, live with integrity and honesty, meet people where they are at, and always have a heart of gratitude. 


Heidi Westendorp, LLMSW

heidiwestendorp@restorerenewcounseling.com |  469. 248.6192

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 I received my Bachelor’s in Social Work from Taylor University in 2019 and my master’s in Social Work from Western Michigan University in 2021.

I love being a mama to my 1 year old son, traveling with my husband, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors in nature (especially the mountains), going to concerts, trying new coffee shops, and reading.

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

To me, being restored and renewed means facing the difficulties of life head-on in order to fully heal while also learning more about yourself in order to be at peace with who you are and the world around you. 

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us”.

Ephesians 3:20

It is the greatest honor to be entrusted with the most difficult situations that a person goes through in this life. Now more than ever, this world and its circumstances can cause so much anxiety and uncertainty.

My desire is to be a safe place that allows for comfort, direction, and security. More than anything, I want to instill a sense of hope in my clients. I want my clients to remember that they can let their hope, not their hurt, shape their future.

As much as we try, sometimes circumstances don’t change, but the way we manage and cope with them can. I am eager and willing to walk with you as you process your unique stories and situations.

Emma Steinhaus, LLPC

In Person in Lansing

emma@restorerenewcounseling.com | 434.515.2270




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I received my Bachelors in Psychology from Liberty University as well as my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.


I love listening to music, eating food, and talking to friends! I recently got married, so my favorite thing to do is be with my husband!

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

When something is restored, it is brought back to its original condition. When something is renewed, it is given fresh life and new strength. I hear so often that clients want to feel like themselves again…to be restored. I believe that through counseling, a client can not only be brought back to their original healthy condition, but that they can be renewed as well. So what does it mean to be restored and renewed? My hope is that clients will leave having found their way back to themselves with a fresh strength and a new hope.

Hey – I’m Hannah! I have been working in the social work field for 10+ years and I am a Limited License Master Social Worker.

Español no es mi idioma nativo, pero la oportunidad de servirte en español es bienvenida.

My education, professional experience, and lived experience has motivated me to become a culturally responsive therapist with the goal of supporting others in being their best and healthy selves. I know the importance of working with a therapist who is a good match – who has similar values or might see the world through a similar lens. Keep reading, and if you think we might be a good match, please email to set up a free consultation!

My lived experience is unique to who I am. My values and perspective of the world have been built through years of learning, unlearning, and through the stories of those around me. I am a white, cisgender, woman, and non-native Spanish speaker. I am spiritual but secular. I have professional experience working with our US immigration system for children, child welfare, non-profit management, faith-based agencies, and policy and advocacy. I have learned that while there is much work for us to do within ourselves, there is also a level of understanding external factors that contribute to our lives based on our identities. My core desire is to make this world more equitable and just.

While working together, you can expect for us to discuss your holistic health and integrative practices to care for your whole self. I commit to affirming your identity, trusting your stories, and approaching this journey of health with curiosity and compassion. Ultimately, you are responsible for creating a safe and loving environment, and I want to be a resource to help you do just that!


Hannah Orozco, LLMSW

Hannahorozco@restorerenewcounseling.com


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I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Ethnic Studies, and Spanish from Albion College in 2012. I then earned my Master of Social Work from Western Michigan University in 2019.

When I am not working, you can find me outside with my partner Adolfo and Akita pup Maxine. We love to travel, hike, and be active! I play soccer, volleyball, practice yoga, and love to read and garden. 

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

To honor my daily practice that restores and renews my mind, body, and spirit. This allows me to show up as my best and healthy self each and every day.

Have you felt overwhelmed? Are you looking to learn how to cope?

Anxiety, depression, and questions about a person’s identity can all make it seem impossible to flourish. However, no matter what you have encountered, there is hope!

Together we will explore how past patterns may be holding you back from truly thriving.

My goal is to provide a safe accepting space to share your journey. I focus on being empathetic while also challenging thought patterns. I am here to support you. We can work on developing coping skills, process day to day problems, learn positive self talk, and more.

I believe my holistic based approach to therapy and making sure that my clients are taken care of each and every session is important. Let me know how I can help you!

Amanda Paulson, LLMSW

Amanda@restorerenewcounseling.com | 810-844-1327

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I received my Master’s in Social Work from Michigan State University.

One of my most favorite activities is creating and listening to music. I enjoy spending time on the water, kayaking and spending time with my animals. I value time with my boyfriend, friends, and family.

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

Restored & Renewed makes think of feeling new again. It means taking care of myself to the best of my ability and doing what I can to feel better. For me, that looks like keeping up with self care, seeing my own therapist, and working towards goals to better myself.

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung

My goal is to help you find balance and personal growth in your healing journey from a holistic and strength-based perspective.

I believe that each client is the expert of their own life, experiences, and needs. It is a priority to me to create a space for clients to feel empowered to share their story, discover their strengths, and make positive and meaningful changes in their lives.

I provide non-judgmental and empathic counseling services to help you through the process of change.

It is important to me that you feel safe and supported while we work together to achieve your goals. I look forward to meeting you and starting this journey together. Please feel free to contact me today to set up a consultation!

Ashley Bartlett, LMSW

Ashley@restorerenewcounseling.com | 989-272-2676


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I received my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2018 and Master’s degree in Social Work in 2019 from Saginaw Valley State University.

I love a good rainy day in the house, snuggling with my dogs, watching movies, playing video games, and creating handmade jewelry. I also love to travel and explore new places. I enjoy checking out new scenery, coffee shops, and shopping. I love to spend time with my family and friends!

What does it mean to be Restored & Renewed in your life?

To me, restored and renewed means understanding that we all go through hurdles but I find it important to pick up the pieces, keep moving forward, and transform ourselves to a better version of ourselves than the day before.

At Restore & Renew, we prioritize your autonomy, dignity, and inherent worth, taking a client-centered approach that respects your voice, preferences, and strengths. 

Client-Centered Philosophy

We believe in treating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – through a holistic approach that integrates traditional talk therapy with mindfulness, somatic experiencing, and holistic therapy. 

Holistic Approach to Care

Our therapists are extensively trained and highly skilled, equipped with advanced degrees and specialized training in evidence-based modalities. 

Expertise and Specialized Training

Why Choose Us

"We believe that the process of restoration and renewal are gradual and continual; we are here to walk alongside you in your journey towards transformation by the renewing of your mind."

Mal & Jess 

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We especially love working with those who are seeking a safe space to explore their innermost thoughts and emotions, individuals who are open to vulnerability and committed to their own personal growth. Whether you're struggling with past traumas, navigating life transitions, or simply seeking greater clarity and fulfillment, we are here to support you every step of the way.

At Restore & Renew, our passion is helping you rediscover your inner strength, reclaim your sense of self-worth, and restore balance and harmony to your life. Together, we can embark on a journey of healing, growth, and transformation – one step at a time.

Serving individuals from all walks of life

We welcome those who are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing.