Professional Clinicians

Dr. Christie Nutkins

Dr. Nutkins, a fully licensed psychologist, and board certified behavior analyst, has spent over 10 years providing behaviorally based services for children and their families. While she has successfully worked with children and adolescents experiencing a wide range of educational and behavioral challenges; the majority of her training and expertise falls in the area of assessment and treatment of children with developmental delays, most specifically Autism Spectrum Disorders. With her background working in educational, clinical, and home-based settings, she strives to develop realistic, yet effective intervention plans that meet the needs of the client and family. Dr. Nutkins oversees all the ABA services offered through our practice.

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Dr. Sheryl Rozema

Dr. Rozema is a fully licensed psychologist with 30 years experience diagnosing and treating children with various learning 
and behavior disorders. She has worked in both school and clinical settings, as well as with primary care physicians. Her expertise includes treatment of children and adolescents who struggle with a wide range of childhood disorders including ADHD, learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum
 Disorder and oppositional behavior, among others. Dr. Rozema values the importance of integrating the wisdom and experience of parents, teachers, and physicians in creating
 treatment plans for child clients.

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Connie Sargunam

Connie Sargunam is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who has worked in the field for over 11 years and provided outpatient services since January of 2015. She has experience treating children who struggle with anxiety, depression, oppositional behavior, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and developmental disabilities including cognitive impairment and Autism.

She also has experience working with children in the foster care system, from families of divorce, and with a history of trauma. She enjoys working with children of all ages as she is intrigued by each person’s unique perspective on the world and understands that life can be overwhelming at any age without the necessary tools to navigate life’s challenges. Nonetheless, she believes that people are always doing the best they can in the moment and utilizes the strengths of the family to help each child be successful.

It is with patience, understanding, and compassion that she strives to help each child recognize his/her worth and potential along with providing the behavioral strategies to make changes that are meaningful to the individual. In her experience, children often underestimate their own power and ability to make the changes they desire. Her favorite part of therapy is watching as the client begins to believe in him/herself and recognize the inner strength that was there all along. Mrs. Sargunam is directly supervised by Dr. Christie Nutkins.

James Los

Dr. Los is a licensed psychologist with 8 years of experience working with children in school and clinical settings and is passionate about helping clients find success in all areas of life. As a nationally certified school psychologist, his areas of expertise include psychoeducational assessment, academic and social-emotional intervention, and consultation with families and educators. Dr. Los provides evaluation and treatment services to children and adolescents with learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, oppositional behavior, intellectual disabilities, and other social-emotional problems. 

Sally Smith

Sally Smith, is a Licensed Master Social Worker, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Sally has spent the last 19 years working in school-based settings. She has experience working as an Autism Consultant, School Social Worker, and Early Childhood Interventionist. Sally focuses on providing behavior based services for children and their families. Sally has had a wide range of experiences with children aged birth through young adulthood in both the home and school setting. Sally works to provide proactive strategies and skill building opportunities that families can easily implement and build into their daily routines.

Sally partners with families, to offer practical and functional strategies, to help students and families achieve their goals.

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5242 Plainfield Ave NE
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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4604 North Saginaw Road

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Midland, MI 48640

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