3 Locations to Better Your Needs:
Traverse City, Gaylord & St. Ignace

 

231-941-6550

Our Staff

Michael P. Hayes, Ph.D.
Michigan Licensed Psychologist
Executive Clinical Director

Dr. Michael P. Hayes is the co-owner of Old Town Psychological Services and also serves as the clinical and executive director. He has served in this capacity since 1999. Previously, he worked in various capacities for the community mental health system. He has worked in private practice since 1993 in the Grand Traverse Region. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology in 1990 from Central Michigan University. He later completed a master’s degree program at Goddard College in counseling and psychology in 1993. He then completed a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology in 1996 at The Union Institute Graduate School. He is licensed as a psychologist in the State of Michigan. His specialty areas in clinical service are in psychological testing and evaluation, posttraumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorders, depression/anxiety, evaluation and treatment of various childhood disorders, serving individuals undergoing Bariatric surgery and custody and divorce issues.


Linda Theis, Ph.D.
Michigan Licensed Psychologist

Linda Theis, Ph.D is a limited licensed psychologist, having earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Walden University. She also holds two Master’s degrees in education (Elementary Education and Multicategorical Special Education). She has over 15 years teaching experience working with grades K-12. She also has developed a workshop on positive thinking/resilience training. She has been a public speaker on topics related to special education and posttraumatic growth. Her interests are in working with posttraumatic growth, cultural issues, and special education and posttraumatic growth. Her interests are in working with posttraumatic growth, cultural issues, and special education. Her master’s thesis topic related to Reactive Attachment Disorder, and her doctoral dissertation related to enculturation/acculturation issues and posttraumatic growth among Native Americans.


Brian Majerczyk, M.A.
Limited Licensed Psychologist

Brian Majerczyk is a staff psychologist with Old Town Psychological Services and has been with the organization since 2000. He has earned a Masters degree in Behavioral Psychology from Western Michigan University. He is currently employed on a full time basis as a psychologist in Michigan’s prison system. Current specialties include working with children with behavioral disorders, providing group counseling services and treating substance abuse disorders. In addition, he provides disability evaluations and consults on issues pertaining to behavioral psychology


Theresa D. Stack, M.A.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Theresa Stack is a clinical therapist at Old Town Psychological Services. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Recreational Therapy from Central Michigan University. She completed a second Master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. Theresa has worked in the mental health field for over twenty years and for eight years in the public school system. She is a Licensed Master’s level Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Specialties include provision of individual and group therapy for adults, adolescents, and children in the areas of depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition she specializes in family and marriage counseling, including the areas of divorce and child custody. Theresa also works with many veterans at the Vet Center in Traverse City.


James Talbott, M.S.
Limited Licensed Psychologist

James Talbott is a staff psychologist with Old Town Psychological Services and he joined the organization in 1999. He earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. He has worked in the mental health field for over thirty years mainly in the public mental health system. He continues to work on a full time basis for Northern Lakes Community Mental Health and works in the emergency and counseling departments. Jim is a member of the Michigan Association of Professional Psychologists. He currently specializes in providing disability evaluations, psychological testing, treatment of depression/anxiety, and crisis intervention.


Pamela McMillan, Ed. Spec., M.A.
Limited Licensed Psychologist

Pamela McMillan, Ed. Spec., M.A. is a limited licensed psychologist, having earned her M.A. in clinical and school psychology from Wayne State University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Emotional Impairments from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science for Cognitive Impairments from Eastern Michigan University. She has over 30 years of teaching experience working with special education grades K-12. She worked as a behavioral specialist for half of her career in education. She was the founder of an independent living complex for adults with developmental disabilities and their college mentors. She was also the director of a Special Needs Ministry for twelve years. Her specialty areas in clinical service are psychological testing, evaluations, posttraumatic disorders, attention deficit disorders, depression, anxiety, and treatment of various childhood disorders while assisting parents in understanding the IEP processes within schools.


Greg Hamilton, M.A.
Licensed Professional Counselor

Greg Hamilton joined Old Town Psychological Services as a therapist in February of 2011. He is a native of Traverse City and a former professional educator. Before retiring in 2008, he spent over twenty years as a high school guidance counselor assisting students with a variety of academic and personal counseling issues. Greg completed a bachelor degree from Alma College in 1981 and a master of arts in counseling degree from Central Michigan University in 1986. He is also a licensed professional counselor and a member of the American Psychotherapy Association. He utilizes creative, eclectic, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy approaches across a broad range of issues including trauma and loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, traumatic brain injury and adjustment disorders. His professional, personal and academic background allows him to be very effective with children and adolescents. In addition, he specializes in working with adult male counseling issues


Teresa Banks

Teresa Banks joined Old Town in August of 2013. I love being part of this family and being able to help where I can. I have six years experience in customer service and management and I love working with people. I am a mother of two amazing little girls, Piper is 8 and Emma is 6. We always try and do family activities during our weekends together, as we are busy during the week with cheerleading, school and work. Family is number one to me and now I have two.


Robert Bevier, PhD.
Limited Licensed Psychologist

Robert Bevier, Ph.D. is a limited licensed psychologist, having earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Wayne State University. He also holds two Master’s degrees. One is in Guidance and Counseling and the other in School Psychology. He worked for the Troy School District for 38 years as a teacher, psychologist and middle school counselor. His areas of expertise are children with educational, behavior and adjustment disorders that may be related to ADHD, depression, anxiety, divorce or family issues. Bob also has extensive experience in educational and psychological evaluations


Cynthia Schiffman-Szegda
Limited Licensed Psychologist

Cynthia Schiffman-Szegda has a master’s in clinical psychology from Argosy University-twin cities along with a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology with a focus in mental health, a certificate in aging and older adults, and a certificate in addiction studies from Madonna University. She is a Limited Licensed Psychologist in the state of Michigan and a member of APA and Psy Chi. Cynthia works with adults from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and ages. She practices general counseling, particularly focusing on clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and general life concerns. Cynthia’s approach is primarily Rogerian, combined with CBT, existential, and others as needed. Cynthia is strengths-based, and draws on each client’s particular strengths and needs to inform treatment. She also performs evaluations for IME, ADHD, Dementia, and TBI’s. Cynthia is the mom of a beautiful son. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, scrapbooking, baking, cake decorating, puzzles, singing, and horse-back-riding. Cynthia welcomes everyone from all walks of life and seeks to accompany and guide you, wherever you are on your mental health journey.


Jacey L. Cook, Ph.D.

Jacey L. Cook, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist that has been in practice since 2007. Jacey is experienced in providing outpatient therapy and psychological evaluations to a wide range of individuals and mental health disorders. Jacey has extensive experience in the treatment of ADHD, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, parenting, and marital issues.


Phillip LaCourse

MA. LLP, CAADC, CCS-R

 

Phillip LaCourse MA. LLP, CAADC, CCS-R is the Director of Substance Abuse Services for Old Town Psychological Services. He has been Licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Michigan for the last Thirty-Eight years.

He has had an extensive history working in the mental health and substance use disorder field. He has held Clinical Directors positions for Brighton Hospital, Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Corporation, University of Michigan, Catherine McAuley Health Center and was the Chief Administrator for the Oakland County Health Department, Office of Substance Abuse Services for 11 years.

He completed his PhD coursework in Addiction Studies through the University of Detroit and then worked with research and Development programming for the University of Michigan (emergency services) and Catherine McAuley Health Center for 11 years.

A professional career which began in 1979 and continues with Old Town Psychological Services.


Gerald (Jerry) Micketti

Gerald (Jerry) Micketti, a veteran of the US Navy, ministry and life brings to the therapeutic relationship all his experience and himself to assist the client in discovering her/himself. He describes his therapy as “I the guy you talk with when you want to talk with someone.” 


Mike Coonan LCSW, ACSW, Board Certified Diplomate

Clinical Therapist

Mike Coonan LCSW, ACSW, Board Certified Diplomate is a clinical therapist at Old Town Psychological Services. Mike earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento. He was an instructor in Social Work at California State University and the University of West Florida.

Mike has worked in the mental health counseling field for over thirty. He is a Licensed Master’s level Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Mike has an expertise in treatment for the recovery of sexual trauma. He is STEP qualified for Military Sexual Trauma Counseling while working with the VA. Specialties include provision of individual and group Cognitive Behavior Therapy for adults, adolescents, and children in the areas of depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition he specializes in family and marriage counseling.


Kristina Raymond

Hi! The my name is Kristina, I started a year ago and with that I found a second family. As one of the assistant managers I thrive to offer a smooth process with getting our clients in for the services they are seeking. Outside of work I am a mama of six beautiful babies who are growing to be pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. I am actually in the process of looking into going back to school to either go for medical coding and billing or to get my MSW license, have not quite decided yet. I look forward to growing more through Old Town Psychological as this is my family and we as family should thrive together!