Heather Dannison, Ph.D
Information: Heather Dannison completed her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis in 2014. Prior to that she completed her Masters degree in Community Counseling with specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as a graduate certificate in Holistic Health from Western Michigan University. Her undergraduate degree in Family Community Services is from Michigan State University. Heather enjoys working with clients on a diverse range of issues including but not limited to family of origin concerns, sexual and gender identities, religion or spirituality concerns, identity negotiation, and depression and anxiety. Heather uses a relational approach with clients in order to create a safe environment so that clients can live the lives they seek.
Heather enjoys spending time with her friends and family and loves to camp, play music, and discover new recipes. She also serves individuals, couples and families in therapy at Pathways Psychological Services in Plainwell, Michigan.
Kiernan Gamel, CCSM, CADC
Certified Substance Abuse Specialist
Information: Kiernan Gamel completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2000 and received his counseling certification in Addiction Studies from the University of Riverside-California. He is in the process of completing a Masters of Social Work from Eastern Michigan University.
Kiernan has experiences in various areas of mental health diagnosis and treatment but specializes in the prevention and treatment of Chemical Dependency. He has acted as Counselor and Lead Counselor at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Ca, Riverside County Substance Abuse Services-Ca., Outpatient Services for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Detroit, Aftercare Program for the Michigan Department of Corrections, and designed the Outpatient Program for Adolescent and Young Adults for Family Service and Children’s Aid in Michigan. While living in the West Indies Kiernan was Lead Counselor for Eric Clapton’s Chemical Dependency Treatment Center, Crossroads.
Kiernan designed and continues to manage outpatient substance abuse programs for Catholic Charities and supervises services for several prisons in Michigan. He enjoys pursuing healthy and active interests such as weight lifting, biking, golfing, and swimming.