Great Lakes Bay Region
We provide assessment and intervention services to address various behavior and learning challenges of childhood and adolescence including:
- Academic Failure
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Compulsive Behavior
- Study and Organizational Problems
- School Avoidance
- Sleep Problems
- Social Skills Deficits
Specific Services Include:
Psychological and Educational Assessments:
Comprehensive evaluations are available to address your child or adolescents’ specific challenges. With each assessment individualized recommendations will be provided.
We provide behavioral and/or cognitive behavioral strategies to assist your child in addressing the challenges listed above.
Consultation is available to families and caregivers to help support their children and adolescents that are experiencing behavior or academic difficulties.
Our providers have a background in school psychology and/or education and are very skilled in developing and implementing targeted academic interventions.
Dr. Kristi Hainstock
Dr. Hainstock is a fully licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist. She is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with a variety of learning, behavioral, and developmental challenges, including cognitive impairments, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, opposition/noncompliance, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and physical and medical limitations. Additionally, she has a keen interest in supporting and coaching parents in their missions to build and promote social, emotional, and behavioral skills and wellness in their children.
Beyond school and clinical psychology, Dr. Hainstock has background in nutrition and athletic coaching. Being a wife, mother, and athlete, she has a special interest in increasing the overall health and wellness of both individuals and families.
Click to view Dr. Kristi Hainstock’s – Curriculum Vita
Makeda James is a newly Limited Licensed Master Social Worker who has worked in the field of social work for two years. She has experience treating children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with developmental disabilities including autism, depression, and anxiety.
She has experience with working with adolescents in both the foster care system and college settings ranging from the ages of 13-21. She has provided children in foster care with life skills needed to live independent lives and helped to identify life goals while implementing appropriate methods to assist adolescents with obtaining their goals.
She additionally has experience in peer support as she believes that a healthy client/provider relationship is important. She believes having a therapist that can walk alongside their clients is essential to a clients success. She sees herself as compass and steppingstone that her clients and family members can use to navigate life’s challenges. Ms. James works with clients where they are, allowing them to take control of the wheel as she guides with healthy therapeutic methods. Through strength based approaches, she desires to provide strategies that helps clients hone their inert ability and inner strength when it comes to their desired treatment goals.
In her experience, adolescents often want a moment to step away from the challenges they struggle with, so Ms. James enjoys providing additional strategies through the form of cooking, art, games and those are to name a few. She believes providing her clients with techniques and coping methods they can engage in at home with their support system helps not only the clients but their system as a whole. She strives to educate herself further as she is still engaging in school. She is currently a culinary student, and one day wants to gain a degree in art therapy. She has hopes of becoming a Licensed Art Therapist, so she can use her skills to better help her clients in a more holistic approach aiding in whole health.
Kristie is a driven leader in Operations, Quality and Training with over 20 years of customer service experience and administrative skill sets. She graduated from Delta College, Saginaw Valley State University and is currently pursuing her second master’s degree. Kristie specializes in Public Health and Health Administration and Leadership with a strong passion for Community Involvement and Development.
She feels it is her mission that people leave feeling better than when they first sought out services with a sense of relief knowing our facility will provide exceptional client care and resources on their journeys. She is a firm believer in trying to see the positives in any situation and that smiling is contagious.
Kristie is a marathoner and soccer enthusiast, who enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, and friends. Kristie loves meeting new people and traveling to new places.
Nathan Hainstock, JD, MBA
Business and Legal Advisor
Aetna, ASR, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Cofinity, Priority Health
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