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Sarah Harrier, MS, LMFT, CCTP

I am a fully licensed marriage and family therapist, and certified clinical trauma professional, specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy. I maintain a private practice in both Brighton and Okemos, Michigan.

I earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Alma College before moving to the State of Washington to pursue a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Seattle Pacific University.

I work with clients who experience a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, low self-esteem, marital or relationship concerns (specifically helping clients heal from infidelity and/or poor connection and communication skills), grief and loss of any kind, and poor relationship with food and body image. I also work with the LGBTQ+ community regarding a multitude of concerns including struggles both individually and in a family unit with gender dysphoria, creating and maintaining healthy and safe support systems, and finding acceptance with one's sexuality.

I practice from an eclectic approach, which incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), internal family systems model (IFS), solution-focused therapy, experiential therapy, client-centered therapy, and strength-based therapy.

My hobbies and interests include: spending time with my husband, kids, and animals (2 dogs and 3 cats), crocheting, reading, and exercising. 

Office locations: Brighton, Okemos, and Telehealth within the State of Michigan

Availability: Full, cannot take new clients at this time

Accepted insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Blue Cross Complete, Cigna, Cofinity, Humana, McLaren, McLaren Medicaid, Meridian Medicaid, PHP, Priority Health, Tricare, UHC

Direct contact: or 517-896-3592


Emrielle VanCleave, MA, LLMFT

By providing a nonjudgmental and safe space for clients, I help individuals, couples, and families through their experiences with trauma, attachment, emotional dysregulation, interpersonal conflicts, and life transitions. Through acceptance, curiosity, and transparency, my goal is to help clients heal from past and ongoing experiences that keep them from reaching their fullest potential.

With experience in a variety of different types of therapies and interventions, I work closely with my clients to find out what works best for the goals they are trying to achieve. I have experience working with children as young as 5 and older adults well into their 90s.

I practice various forms of therapy, including internal family systems (IFS), motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, emotion focused therapy (EFT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and person-centered therapy.

I enjoy spending time with my family, being creative and making art, hiking, swimming, being outdoors, playing video games, drinking a nice hot cup of tea, and reading.

Office location: Telehealth within the State of Michigan

Availability: Daytime and early evening

Accepted insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Complete, Cigna, McLaren, McLaren Medicaid, Meridian Medicaid, Molina Medicaid, Medicaid

Direct contact: or 810-269-4152


Madeleine Lamb, MS, LLMFT

I earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University, and then completed a master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Purdue University Northwest.

I provide a warm, attuned, and safe space for clients seeking support for a variety of concerns including self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, identity exploration and acceptance, relationship concerns, life transitions, and parenting. I deeply value helping people become empowered to name their needs and foster intimacy, emotional awareness, curiosity, and compassion in their lives. While I will bring my education, training, and experience to our therapeutic relationship, you are the expert on your lived experience.

My approach to therapy is collaborative, rooted in my belief that authentic connection between client and therapist is the foundation for successful therapy. I incorporate various modalities in my work according to clients’ unique needs and goals, including narrative therapy, feminist therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and emotion focused therapy (EFT). I strive to provide responsive, affirming care to clients of all genders, sexualities, races, and other important intersecting identities.

I love going on walks with a podcast or audiobook, spending time with my partner, going out with friends, dancing, watching Netflix, and trying new restaurants and coffee shops.

Office location: Brighton and Telehealth within the State of Michigan

Availability: Morning, daytime, evening

Accepted insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Complete, Cigna, McLaren, McLaren Medicaid, Meridian Medicaid, Molina Medicaid, Medicaid

Direct contact: or 810-644-5812


April Pocalujka, Ph.D-ABD, MA, LPC, CAADC, QIDP

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Addiction & Drug Counselor certified through the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals. I am also a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional.

I received my associate degree from Jackson Community College and my bachelor's degree from Siena Heights University in 2005. In 2008 I received my master's degree in counseling from Spring Arbor University. Before that, I worked as a cosmetologist and earned my cosmetology instructor's license, where I first learned how much I enjoy education and helping others achieve their goals. I am completing my Ph.D. in the CACREP-accredited counselor educator and supervisor program at Walden University. My Ph.D. research concerns gifted, talented, and creative adults' career, occupational, and social issues.

I have over 15 years of counseling experience. My current practice focuses on a variety of concerns such as Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Bipolar & Related Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders, Trauma & Stressor-Related Disorders, Stomatic Symptom & Related Disorders, Substance-Related & Addictive Disorders, Relational Problems, life transition issues, Occupational & Educational Problems, Grievance, Bariatric issues, and biopsychosocial problems of those who are Gifted, Talented, and Creative. 

I use an eclectic, person-centered psychotherapeutic approach that includes positive psychology interventions, humanistic & existential, mindfulness, self-determination principles based in a culture of gentleness, psychoanalytic, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. I also enjoy using games, arts, and crafts in therapy sessions.

My hobbies and interests include going on vacation and seeing any type of live performance with my husband, keeping up on new research, qualitative & quantitative analysis, innovation and creativity, eating dark chocolate, gardening, and spending time with friends, family, and our animals.

Office location: Okemos and Telehealth within the State of Michigan

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Accepted insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Blue Cross Complete, Cigna, Optum/United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Meridian Medicaid,
Can accept out-of-pocket in addition to the insurances listed above.

Direct contact: or 484-784-9058

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