Shannon Ufkes, MA, LLP, CAADC

Psychologist/Substance Abuse Specialist

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.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of women and men who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home. We meet with each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present. We take positive action. By practicing the Twelve Steps, focusing on The Solution, and accepting a loving Higher Power of our understanding, we find freedom from the past and a way to improve our lives today.

It is for those individuals who feel that their lives have been affected another individual's alcohol and/or drug problem and are seeking support from their peers. It is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.

Adult Children of Alcoholics Meetings are on Wednesday every week from 8:30-9:30 p.m. at 711 Michigan Ave (the white house next to Wesley).

Any questions? Please don't hesitate to contact Amanda Bode at or call 629-0236.

Students For Recovery

Students For Recovery is a balanced program that helps Albion College students overcome their hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is a 12 step based support group designed to help those struggling with mental health or substance misuse problems.

Students For Recovery meets weekly on Wednesdays at 711 Michigan Ave. (the white house next to Wesley) from 8 - 9 p.m when classes are in session. It is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.

Connect with us on social media to stay up to date with events and meetings!

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Any questions? Please don't hesitate to contact Amanda Bode at or call 517/629-0236.

Franklin A. Kelemen, Ph.D

Franklin A. Kelemen, Ph.D

Director of Counseling Services
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.

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