Shannon Ufkes, MA, LLP, CAADC
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.
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.
Associate Director/Training Director
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.