Franklin A. Kelemen, Ph.D
Director of Counseling Services
Information: Franklin Kelemen completed his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in 1985. He completed a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania (1978) following a B.A. in Psychology from Beloit College (1974). He was a Teaching Fellow while a doctoral candidate at Temple University and he completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Detroit Psychiatric Institute/Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Kelemen has spent his professional career working with individuals and families in a wide variety of clinical settings. He has a particular interest in trauma and has completed research on the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorders, the effects of trauma on children, and on the intergenerational effects of the Holocaust on children of Holocaust survivors. He has volunteered for the Red Cross and Michigan Psychological Association as a crisis response counselor, as an interviewer for the Shoah Foundation, and as a mediator for the Washtenaw County Dispute Resolution Center. In September, 2001, he was asked to help in the response to the World Trade Center attack.
Dr. Kelemen and the members of the Counseling Department look forward to working with Albion students. We recognize that college offers young adults an exciting adventure and an opportunity for growth and development. At the same time, college years are often a period of increased stress and pressure. Each student approaches the college experience with his or her own unique constellation of life experiences, concerns, and needs. We hope that the Counseling Center will be helpful in meeting the needs of each Albion students for support in maximizing their potential to reach their educational and personal goals.
Michelle Croce, Psy.D.
Information: Michelle Croce received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute and University in 2013. She has worked extensively with survivors of sexual assault and childhood trauma, families with school aged children, and college students, and has experience with a variety of mental and physical health problems including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, AD/HD and learning disabilities, and family and relationship issues. Her treatment approach incorporates research and client preferences, blending cognitive behavioral therapy principles, systemic strategies, and mindfulness practices. Michelle believes that people often have tools which, when identified, accessed and nurtured, can aide in problem resolution and improve overall life satisfaction.
Amanda Bode, M.S.
Psychologist/Substance Abuse Specialist
Information: Amanda has a Master's of Science in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Calvin College. She is currently pursing certification to become a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor through the University of Michigan. Amanda especially enjoys working with clients who are struggling with interpersonal concerns, depression, anxiety, grief, health concerns, and/or substance abuse or misuse.
Kiernan Gamel, LLMSW, CCS, CAADC, SAP
Substance Abuse Services Supervisor
Information: Kiernan holds a Master's in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University with a concentration in Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. He is a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) and Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).
Kiernan has extensive experience in mental health diagnosis and treatment. For the past thirty years, he has specialized in the prevention and treatment of chemical dependency as a program manager, lead counselor, program coordinator, and substance abuse specialist. During this time, he has worked in a wide range of socio-cultural settings, such as in California at the Betty Ford Center and the Riverside County Substance Abuse Program; in the West Indies at Crossroads, Eric Clapton's chemical dependency treatment center; and in Michigan at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Michigan Department of Corrections, and Family Services and Children's Aid.
Currently, Kiernan works as a substance abuse specialist at Albion College in Albion, Michigan and as a program manager at Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale Counties in Michigan. At Catholic Charities he is responsible for overseeing both community and prison based programs across the state of Michigan.
Kiernan resides in Jackson County Michigan with his wife, Amelia. They both enjoy volunteering in a variety of social and educational programs that help people develop skills that lead to strong, stable living. Kiernan also enjoys spending time with family, weight lifting, biking, golfing, and swimming.
Robert Slattery, M. D.
Information: Dr. Slattery is a Psychiatrist in the private practice of Jungian Psychotherapy in Ann Arbor Michigan. He is a graduate of Yale College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a former documentary filmmaker and is now a candidate at the Clinical Training Program of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His hobbies are writing and his cat, Molly.
Amanda Sternitzky, Psys., TLLP
Information: Amanda is a pre-doctoral intern working to complete her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. She received her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology and her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. Amanda has experience working in a variety of settings. Her clinical interests include but are not limited to, family and relational issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, identity concerns, life transitions and adjustment issues.
Information: Angie Dombrowski works at Albion College as Administrative Secretary for Counseling Services. She has been with Albion College since 1980, working previously in the Accounting Department 1980-1994, Career Development 1994-2003, Counseling Services 2003-Present. She is married to her husband Eddie and they have 2 cats and a dog. She has 2 daughters, 1 son and 10 grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys music, dance, walking, gardening and spending time with her friends and family (especially her grandchildren).