Alexia Smith is a psychiatric nurse practitioner offering behavioral health services to children and adults throughout Michigan, Montana, and Wisconsin. She treats a full list of specialties; however, her specialties include child/adolescent psychiatry, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD. Alexia received her Master of Science in Nursing in 2012 from the University of Cincinnati. Alexia’s philosophy of care is to listen. She always tries to listen to what the patient is trying to tell her. Sometimes its needing to listen to the parent as well. She wants to understand what a patient is trying to tell her, even if the patient is unsure on how to express it. When using medication, she tries to imagine the best possible outcome with a medication(s). The decision is a team decision. She likes to give an idea of the different options that may or may not work, but ultimately, that choice is made together. Michelle loves to paint, crochet, and do other fun crafts. Another fun fact is that she has a very large extended family, with 27 first cousins! Her favorite quote is, “Everything happens for a reason, maybe it’s a lesson – but find your reason.”Alonda Trammell-Miller is a licensed master social worker offering behavioral health services to adolescents and adults in Michigan. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety disorders, coping skills, stress management, parenting, strength-based and person-centered therapy. Alonda has worked in the behavioral health field for over 20 years. She practices Solution Focused Therapy using a person-centered approach. Her goal is to help facilitate the changes that her patients desire without actually changing them. Alonda views counseling as a journey of self-exploration by the client meant to increase their level of understanding and self-awareness. As a counselor, she acts as the facilitator of this journey. Alonda is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and loves to travel! “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick DouglassDr. Shane Rau offers behavioral health care services to adults in North Carolina, New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia. He has many clinical interests and his expertise lies in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, trauma & PTSD and psychosis. Dr. Rau’s interest in mental health arose at the intersection of his interests in the study of the brain and mind with a hope to make a difference in people’s lives. Dr. Rau’s prefers to take a shared decision-making approach to understand his patient’s perspective to ultimately empower his patient to improve their mental health. Dr. Rau is a huge movie buff with a special interest in science fiction and historical drama. He also loves nature and enjoys the time that he can spend outdoors. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Illinois, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Utah and Virginia. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, child and adolescent psychiatry, trauma and racial trauma. Her philosophy of care is patient-centered and strength-based.

Dr. Christian-Brathwaite became interested in mental and behavioral health care after working as an elementary school teacher. She realized that the children who were having the most difficulty were those with a history of trauma or mental health concerns.

Dr. Christian-Brathwaite is originally from Philadelphia and will always be an Eagles and Sixers fan. Her favorite singer is Whitney Houston.

“Statistics don’t lie, statisticians do.”

Varnell Person-Turner is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in Michigan. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety disorders, attachment disorders, grief counseling, stress management and parenting. Varnell believes there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” spectrum of care in behavioral health. In her practice, she focuses on what she believes to be three of the many important tools of healthy behavior: empowerment, education and insight.

Varnell’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare came from her mother. Her mother was her mentor and motivator, and modeled compassion, care and service to others. Varnell believes that she’s never been able to fill her shoes, but she thought that a career in mental and behavioral health was a good place to start.

Varnell’s biggest accolades have come from the smallest people. She believes that learning never ends and she loves to travel.

“Peace puts you in a place of power.”

Dr. Gurtej Mann is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adolescent and adult residents in California and Michigan. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his specializations are adult psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders.

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