Meet the Therapists

Hasina Bankston, MSW, LMSW

My education consists of a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Service. As a licensed master social worker (LMSW) in the state of Michigan, I am trained to diagnose and treat mental illness. In addition, I received supervision from a Fully Licensed Social worker. I have had the opportunity to work as an Outpatient Therapist, Home based therapist, Medical Social Work and a host of community programs. My experience includes working with clients with depression, anxiety, marriage and family and various medical conditions. This work has been with adults, children and adolescents and family. In therapy, I draw skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method, Psychodynamic Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Crystal Barnett, MSW,  LLMSW, CPRM
 
Greetings! I am Crystal (she/her), I earned my master’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University in 2020. I am a limited licensed social worker (LLMSW) and certified peer recovery mentor (CPRM) with the state of Michigan. I have experience working with women within a variety of settings including community based, behavioral health and residential substance use treatment settings.

My approach to therapy is person-centered and collaborative. I believe that you are the expert in your experiences. I have extensive training and expertise in a variety of evidenced-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Lies That Bind Cognitive Restructuring (LTB), Motivational Interviewing, Psychotherapy, Mindfulness based approaches and Trauma Informed practices. My goal is to provide a safe, judgment -free space to cultivate a therapeutic relationship where you will feel heard, respected and supported.

Amirah Beimers, MSW  Intern
 
Hello! I’m Amirah, an intern at Bridge to Restoration Therapy Services. I am a student at Grand Valley State University pursuing my Masters of Social Work, having completed my Bachelor’s degree in psychology. I have 3 years experience working in a clinical inpatient setting, working directly with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients.

My journey into social work is driven by a genuine desire to make a positive impact on people's lives. I believe in the power of kindness, empathy, and a good sense of humor to brighten even the toughest days. While aiming to empower clients, and provide them with the tools and guidance they need to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. I am proud to be working with a group of dedicated clinicians to develop my skills for future therapeutic work, and I’m looking forward to contributing positively to your mental health journey.

Meghan Beeks Davis, MSW,  LMSW
 
I believe that everyone strives to do the best they can, but sometimes you just don't have the tools or motivation to get to where you want to be. I’m glad that you’re brave enough to take the first step! I’m here to help clients discover and use their strengths to navigate through life’s challenges. My goal is to provide a confidential environment where clients can process current life circumstances, explore new coping skills and meet their goals.

I have experience working in a variety of settings including home based, schools, medical and psych hospitals, and the foster care setting. I’ve worked with a variety of ages including adolescents through older adults with a variety of needs and abilities. My passion is helping women and adolescents who are struggling with relationships, behavioral issues, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and other daily stressors.

I use a variety of therapy modalities including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Talk Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. If you’re looking for a safe space to address life stressors, trauma, grief, loss, or just need a listening ear, I welcome you to reach out. I look forward to hearing your story and supporting you through your journey. 

DeAngelo Johnson , LLMSW 
 
Hello, I am DeAngelo Johnson. I am Licensed as a clinical social worker in Michigan. I received my master’s degree from Grand Valley State University and have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University. I have experience working with individuals from all different ages, backgrounds, and cultures ranging from the elderly, LGBT community and juveniles.

I’ve worked with individuals with anxiety, depression, identity conflictions, personality disorders, substance abuse disorder, relationship troubles, and difficulties managing stress and emotions. I am skilled at working with interventions and different techniques such as CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, stress management, and crisis interventions. My goal is for individuals to have a safe space to openly express their emotions especially for men of all ages, ethnicity and cultural labels.

Dwayne Johnson MSW, LLMSW 
 
Throughout my journey to become a therapist, I would often be asked the same question: What made me want to become a therapist? The more I learned about myself and who I wanted to become, the clearer the answer became. As a therapist, my goal is to always help my clients leave my sessions inspired to become the best versions of themselves.

Imagine life as a race, and the finish line represents everything you want to achieve. On this journey, you'll face numerous obstacles that might seem insurmountable. I want all my clients to conquer these challenges and reach the goals they aspire to achieve.

I have experience working in various settings, including home-based, in jails, residential facilities, schools, and in foster care settings. I am a diligent and motivated therapist dedicated to assisting my clients in achieving success and becoming the best versions of themselves. I utilize a variety of therapy models, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing, strength-based approaches, and person-centered therapy.

My passion lies in helping preteens, teenagers, and adults who struggle with various issues, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, men's issues, school-related challenges, self-esteem, peer relationships, and daily stressors.

As an African American male, I firmly believe that an effective therapist should commit to continuous learning and development. My master's degree in social work equips me with the knowledge and competence needed to guide clients through difficult situations and choices. Although the path to these goals may have its challenges, I possess the empathy, active listening skills, clinical tools, and adaptability necessary to keep you motivated to achieve your goals.

Dr. Patricia Keller, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
 
I'm Patricia Keller, I hold a PhD in Education with an emphasis in counseling. I hold a Master's in Counseling Psychology and am a nationally certified counselor. With over 20 years of professional experience, I'm dedicated to helping women navigate life's challenges and transitions, offering counseling, life coaching, and therapeutic support.

I'm deeply committed to empowering individuals, especially during midlife challenges. My focus areas encompass stress management, anxiety, depression, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, both in personal growth and career development. My practice is built upon a foundation of social justice, and I firmly believe that personal development can drive broader social change.

In therapy and coaching, I create a dynamic and supportive environment, drawing from a diverse range of therapeutic modalities and coaching techniques. If you're looking for a dedicated partner to help you thrive during life's transitions, overcome obstacles, tap into your inner strength, and make a positive impact on the world, I welcome you to reach out. Your journey can become a powerful catalyst for change, and I'm here to guide you on this transformative path.

Vivian Keller, MSW, LMSW
 
I am a licensed social worker in the state of Michigan with over 20 years of professional experience working with families, adults, children, adolescents and in group settings. I have experience in helping clients with stress management and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. My goal is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Giving a listening ear, feedback and creating goals with clients that help see their own path to well-being. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I am excited to work with you and eager to get started! 

Dr. Tracy Newbern
 
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist for the State of Michigan and the State of Ohio with a Doctorate and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. I have experience working with adults and veterans within clinical inpatient and outpatient mental health settings and over 27 years of experience diagnosing and treating clients, who have trauma experience. I employ a strengths-based client-centered perspective utilizing mindfulness psychotherapy and the whole health model to empower clients and emphasize a balance between the mind, body, and spirit, which promotes wellness. In addition, I have experience developing clinical services for veterans, families, and individuals using evidence-based practices including Solution Focused Treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Group Therapy.

My primary areas of expertise are assisting individuals experiencing issues of anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, stress management, trauma informed care, life coaching, adjustment disorders, anger management, crisis intervention, grief and loss using an empowerment-based model of care and treatment. I strive to create an individualized therapeutic environment that promotes wellness and the development of each client's inter-personal strengths. I look forward to collaborating with you to support you on your personal journey.

“Courage  doesn’t  happen  when  you  have  all  the answers.  It  happens  when  you  are  ready  to  face the  questions  you  have  been  avoiding  your  whole  life.”

- Shannon  L.  Alder

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