Strengths from LPA Board, therapists, and support staff perspectives

·       Lansing Psychological Associates has a “good reputation in town”, we have been in the area since 1976, have been J.A.C.H.O accredited (1985 to early 1992), C.A.R.F accredited since 1992, and designated as a Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic (1977 to Present)

·       We have a strong relationship with many other providers in town including Michigan State University Outpatient Clinic, Comprehensive Psychological Services, Meridian Professional Psychological Consultants, primary care physicians, etc.

·       “We have diversity” in educational background, training, and expertise.

·       Therapists really like the collaborative training shared with one another as well as the interpersonal support; “therapist’s doors are always open” for guidance and support

·       Lansing Psychological is a “family atmosphere,” where we have pot lucks, Christmas parties, baby and wedding showers, “it is like a second home”

·       “We work well together as a team”

·       Lansing Psychological Associates prides itself on having the “best interest of the clients at heart”

·       Therapists and staff have compassion for clients and one another, they “really care about clients… are devoted to clients”

·       Therapists are often flexible with their schedule to accommodate the needs of their clients

·       Therapists and staff are resourceful, if we cannot provide the need we often go the extra mile to help find access to phone numbers, addresses, websites, or other providers

·       Therapists and staff at Lansing Psychological are “genuine and welcoming” as well as “quick and prompt,” in regards to accessibility

Therapists

Board of Directors

 James R. Engelkes, PhD - CEO (East)

James R. Engelkes, PhD - CEO (East)

 Barry Mintzes, PhD - Secretary (East)

Barry Mintzes, PhD - Secretary (East)

 Mark J. Cannizzaro, PhD - Member (East)

Mark J. Cannizzaro, PhD - Member (East)

 Juliie Yesmunt, LMSW - Member (West)

Juliie Yesmunt, LMSW - Member (West)


Associates

 Theresa F. Braden, LMSW (East)

Theresa F. Braden, LMSW (East)

 Nancy Graves, LMSW (West)

Nancy Graves, LMSW (West)

 G. David Harris, PhD (East)

G. David Harris, PhD (East)

 Jean Richman, LMSW (East)

Jean Richman, LMSW (East)

 David Mack, DO (East)

David Mack, DO (East)

 Mary Schuring, LMSW (East)

Mary Schuring, LMSW (East)

 Jessie Maynard, PsyD (East)

Jessie Maynard, PsyD (East)

 Valorie Smith, LMSW (West)

Valorie Smith, LMSW (West)


Director

 Jamie Arnold, D.O.

Jamie Arnold, D.O.


Office Staff