Staff

Franklin A. Kelemen, Ph.D

Franklin A. Kelemen, Ph.D

Director of Counseling Services
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Telephone: 517/629-0236

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.

Associate Director/Training Director
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Telephone: 517/629-0236

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.

Shannon Ufkes, MA, LLP, CAADC

Psychologist/Substance Abuse Specialist

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Telephone: 517/629-0236

Information: Shannon earned her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1996 and her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from WMU in 1993. She is certified in the state of Michigan as an Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor. She has been trained by The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia. She has also been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and in many applications of DBT by Behavioral Tech. Shannon has enjoyed working as a therapist for 21 years and has a broad range of experience. She does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach and utilizes a multitude of theories and experiences to meet the unique needs and preferences of each individual. She is committed to the people she serves and sees therapy as an important relationship where growth can occur. In her free time she enjoys time with family and close friends, cooking, and learning new things.

Cassie Bueker, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC, MITS

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Telephone: 517/629-0236

Information: Cassie is a Licenced Professional Counselor who graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Master's Degree in counseling. She is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and has obtained NCC status as a National Certified Counselor and Supervisor, while training with the Mentoring Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

In addition to working with Albion College, Cassie is an EAP Field Consultant/Contractor for Federal Occupational Health in Battle Creek, Michigan with employee assistance and work/life programs, as well as experience working as Lead Therapist with Family and Children Services SUD program and Western Michigan University Behavioral Health Services.

Cassie has two adult children, and resides in Battle Creek, Michigan.

In Cassie's free time, she enjoys reading, kayaking, fishing, swimming, exercising and spending time with family and friends.

Miles Keller, B.A.

Graduate Trainee

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Telephone: 517/629-0236

Information: Miles is a graduate trainee working toward completing his Master’s internship here at Albion’s Counseling Center. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Spring Arbor University in Michigan. Miles has held positions at the private practice level, worked with clients at Oakland Universities’ Practicum Center, and worked with kids as an athletic coach. His clinical interest include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, addictions, interpersonal relationship styles, and adjustment. In his free time, Miles enjoys traveling with his wife, rock climbing, video games, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.

Kelly Frazee, M.A.

Graduate Trainee

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Telephone: 517/629-0236

Information:  Kelly is a graduate trainee in the process of completing her Psy.D. in Clinical
Psychology from the Michigan School of Psychology. She received her Master in Counseling
Psychology with a concentration in Marriage, Couple, and Family therapy from Saint Martin’s
University in Lacey, Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of
Washington. Kelly has experience working in a variety of clinical settings, including community
mental health and clinical testing. Her clinical interests include, but are not limited, to the
following: transitions and adjustments, identity concerns, sexuality, anxiety, depression,
interpersonal relationships, and trauma recovery. Kelly identifies as a feminist who is an ally
and advocates for individuals who identify with racial/ethnic, gender, sexual orientation,
religious/spiritual, differently-abled, or other cultural minority groups. Kelly is also an Army
veteran who enjoys reading, knitting, and traveling to other cultures.

Carlos Larios B.A.

Graduate Trainee

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Telephone: 517/629-0236

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Carlos is a graduate student at Spring Arbor University. He is working on completing his Master’s practicum here at Albion’s Counseling Center. He completed his Bachelor degree in Psychology from Hunter College in New York. Carlos has experience working with cultural minority groups. His clinical interests include: ADHD, Depression, Autism Spectrum, and anxiety issues. In his free time, Carlos enjoys exercise, spending time with family, and exploring Michigan on foot.

Emily Hurst, M.A.

Graduate Trainee

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Telephone: 517/629-0236

Information:  Emily is a graduate trainee working toward completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy.  She received her Master's of Science degree in Clinical Psychology/Community Mental Health from Western Illinois University, and her Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Michigan.  She has held positions in residential treatment facilities providing counseling services, and provided services at outpatient clinics as well.  Her clinical interests include: family of origin dynamics, interpersonal relationship styles, and adjustment disorders.  She enjoys watching sports, swimming, and spends quite a bit of time cooking and baking.  She is looking forward to getting to know the Albion community this year.

Eric Jordan, B.A.

Graduate Trainee

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Telephone: 517/629-0236

Information: Eric Jordan is finishing his master's degree in in mental health counseling. He is a student of Spring Arbor University working on his internship here at Albion. Eric is interested in client centered therapy and its belief that if helped along, people have an innate tendency to grow. He is thankful for his opportunity to work with the student population here at Albion. Animals, walking, and music are all personal interests. Eric has a playful two year old dog. He enjoys living in Michigan and tries getting outside daily during the Winter to remedy cabin fever.

Elisa Hooper

Administrative Secretary

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Telephone: 517/629-0236