DCCS Team

DC&CS is dedicated in providing compassionate quality care to persons suffering from mental illness and critical crisis events of daily living. Our core values are...  “Ethical Integrity, Accountability, Openness & Engagement, Financial Integrity, and Professional competence”. We strive to enhance the quality of life to the individuals and families that we meet by providing evidence and researched based practices.

Kelly Shuler

MSW, LMSW, CHt, QIDP

President/Executive Director/Therapist

Kelly  is an accomplished professional with her Masters in Social Work and Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Deaf Culture. She received her Diploma in Clinical Hynotherapy in 2007. Kelly has worked within communities and families to develop and implement programs, teach, coach and advocate for persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness. She has worked for over 30 years in this field. She is a parent of an amazing disabled son. She is a DBT therapist and has developed an adapted DBT program for the ID population. She has presented at State of Michigan conferences on DBT and FASD. She provide advocacy work and is a Leader in Policy Advocacy through the ARC. She is a member in good standing through the NASW and a member of the ARC.

Mark Mitchell

MSW, LMSW, QIDP

Therapist/Co-Director

Mark is an accomplished professional with his Masters in Social Work. He has worked in communities and with families with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for over 30 years. He has developed and worked as a therapist for an adapted DBT informed program for persons with cognitive impairments as a part of a team at Washtenaw County Community Support and Treatment Services. He has presented at several conferences on this topic and he is published as a co-author in a paper related to the program. He is an experienced individual, family and group therapist and an advocate providing meeting facilitation for persons with disabilities. His has been a member of the ARC of Dearborn for over 15 years serving in the following positions; President, Vice President and Treasurer.

Nichole Brady 

LMSW, DOC/SAP

Vicki Morgan
Office Manager

Nichole has 19 years of post graduate experience in clinical practice. After completing her Master’s in May of 2000, she has worked in a partial psychiatric hospitalization program, has both short and long term substance abuse treatment experience with primary addicts as well as family members of those suffering from addiction, has worked in mental health programs in correctional settings and has worked for an employee assistance program facilitating short term solution focused therapy. She has extensive history using cognitive behavioral approaches, and believes in looking first at the big picture of what is happening with clients and then helping them to narrow in to find solutions that are effective and long lasting. She is trauma informed and has an extensive history working with clients who have a variety of trauma backgrounds. Nichole has worked with members of the law enforcement community both clinically and has facilitated trainings on stress management for law enforcement officers as well as
suicide prevention.

Vicki has several years of office and team management experience.  She will handle your questions or concerns promptly and efficiently.  

Brianna Houle
MSW Intern

 

Brianna is an MSW intern from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Brianna will be participating in individual and group therapy sessions in order to acquire the skills necessary to be an effective therapist. Brianna hopes to work with LGBTQ+ teens and young adults in her career as a social worker, and also hopes to one day have her own practice.

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