Helios Psychiatry and Counseling provides diagnostic services, medication management, and individual and group therapies.

We thoroughly assess each patient and provide treatment options that have been carefully considered.

Commonly treated disorders:

  • Major Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • General Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder


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We will call you within two business days to schedule your appointment

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Meet the Team

Hetal Patel, MD, MPH

Psychiatrist & Owner

He is a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his training at the Henry Ford Health System. He helps treat patients suffering from depression, mania, anxiety, psychosis, amongst others. Dr. Patel's goal is to help find the best treatment options, which may include therapy, medication, or both. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Dr. Patel, CLICK HERE

Theresa Kelly, PA-C

Physician's Assistant

Theresa has been a physician's assistant since 2011. She graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy. Theresa has multiple medical experiences—physical medicine and rehabilitation and psychiatry. Her passions are for anxiety and depressive disorders. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Theresa, CLICK HERE

Greg Napolitano, PA-C, MSW

Physician's Assistant

Greg graduated with his Masters of Social Work in 2013 and began working in the mental health field. Continuing his love of mental health, Greg decided to go back to school and get his Physician Associate Degree. Greg has worked in various psychiatric settings and is looking forward to working to find strategies to best help his patients be it therapy, medications, or both. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Greg, CLICK HERE

Jessica Pastva, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Jessica is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2020. She has experience working in an acute inpatient psychiatric facility as well as experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics in a variety of settings. Jessica is passionate about helping clients find the right combination of medications and therapy to fit each individual's goals. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Jessica, CLICK HERE

Julia Brown, PA-C


Physician's Assistant

Julia received her Master's in Physician Associate Studies from Alderson Broaddus University, West Virginia in 2020. Prior to her Master's program, she dual majored in Psychology and Pre-Physician studies and received a Bachelor's degree from Rochester University. Throughout her academic career, Julia has enjoyed working with individuals of all ages as a Certified Nurse Assistant and Studio Dance Instructor. She is driven to help individuals with their mental health, and is excited to be a part of a patient's path to well-being. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Julia, CLICK HERE

Haya Altown, PA-C

Physician's Assistant

Haya received her Master's in Physician Associate Studies from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, in 2013. Prior to that, she majored in Biology and Pre-Physician studies and received a Bachelor's Degree from Madonna University. She has experience in urgent care where she cared for different psychiatric disorders along with other medical issues. She enjoys taking care of her clients and her goal is to improve their wellbeing through dedication and passion. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Haya, CLICK HERE

Patricia Strieter, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Patricia is a certified nurse practitioner. She earned her masters and bachelors degrees from the University of Michigan. As a nurse practitioner Patricia has worked in primary care and psychiatric settings. She helps people who may be suffering from a range of psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. She strives to help clients receive the best treatment options with use of medications and/or therapy. She is compassionate and sensitive which is beneficial to help clients deal with challenging conditions. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Patricia Strieter, CLICK HERE

Jill Thuston, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Jill is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master’s in Nursing from University of Alabama, Birmingham. She was employed as a psychiatric registered nurse prior to practicing as a nurse practitioner. She is experienced in treating children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. She was a psychiatric nursing instructor for five years. Jill’s motivation and drive to be an advocate for mental health patients comes from her oldest son’s battle with Tourette’s Syndrome, severe ADHD, and OCD. Empathy, compassion and helping patients and their families work through mental health diagnoses and symptoms is not just a passion for Jill, but a way of life. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Jill, CLICK HERE

Carlton Cain, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Carlton is an ANCC board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He received his Masters of Science degree from Walden University. Carlton started his nursing career working as a medical/surgical nurse in the juvenile justice system as well as acute care hospital setting. He quickly noticed the prevalence of mental illness among the individuals he cared for. This finding prompted him to shift his focus solely towards mental health, where he worked in a nursing capacity for over 7 years. In effort to reduce stigma and advocate for improved and continuous access to mental health care, Carlton has remained committed and passionate to serving individuals from all walks of life. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Carlton, CLICK HERE

Lisa Van-Le, PA-C

Physician's Assistant

Lisa is a certified Physician Assistant. She earned her master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies from South University in Richmond, Virginia. As a Physician Assistant, she has worked in functional medicine, urgent care and outpatient psychiatry. She has experience with diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Lisa strives to help patients find effective treatments for a better quality of life. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Lisa, CLICK HERE

Ashley White, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Ashley earned her Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Michigan before going on to earn her Masters degree as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from Northern Kentucky University. While in graduate school Ashley worked as a Registered Nurse in various settings to include, the emergency department, the intensive care unit, and inpatient child/adolescent behavioral health. Ashley enjoys working with clients across the lifespan, considers herself a strong client advocate, and hopes to contribute to reducing stigma around the treatment of mental health. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Ashley, CLICK HERE

Scott Kristie, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Scott is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who obtained a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2019. He has a variety of professional experience, working in the mental health field over the last 20 years. He enjoys helping others who are struggling with their mental health and is comfortable identifying and treating a variety of disorders. He has a special interest in mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive (and related) disorders, and geriatric mood/anxiety disorders. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Scott, CLICK HERE

Abby Lewis, LMSW

Licensed Therapist

Abby provides therapy to patients working through life’s challenges and is passionate about helping people find life's joys. She obtained her master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University, with an emphasis in cognitive behavioral theory. She has experience in individual, family, and group therapy. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Abby, CLICK HERE

Chastity Walker, LMSW

Licensed Therapist

Chastity is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from Wayne State University with a Master in Social Work. Chastity has knowledge in both outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as experience in working with clients recovering from mental illness. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in her approaches. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Chastity, CLICK HERE

Kelly Eschenburg, LMSW

Licensed Therapist

Kelly graduated with her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. She has over 16 years of experience working with clients of all ages in inpatient and outpatient settings. Kelly's passions are working with individuals dealing with grief, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Kelly, CLICK HERE

Aaron C. Teutsch MA, LPC

Licensed Therapist

Aaron is a licensed professional counselor. Aaron has been working in mental health since 2013. Before mental health Aaron worked in plastics manufacturing. He believes that his diverse experience helps him to provide a more thorough atmosphere to counseling. Aaron enjoys working with many individuals dealing many different problems. Depression, anxiety, grief, bipolar disorder, and couples counseling to name a few. Aaron provides a relaxed atmosphere where someone will be comfortable discussing whatever comes up. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Aaron, CLICK HERE

Ashley Sfarlea, LMSW, C-DBT


Licensed Therapist

Ashley has experience working in the social work field since 2013, with individuals of all ages. She has a passion to help those who have a mental health disorder and those that are hurt and hurting as a result of life's stressors. Ashley will help you look at life in a different light in order to minimize emotional pain and restore joy. She offers a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Ashley graduated with a Master's in social work from Wayne State University with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Ashley, CLICK HERE

Jaimmie Witucki, LMSW


Licensed Therapist

Jaimmie graduated with a Master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan in 2016. Her concentration was interpersonal practice with the focus area of children and youth. She has experience working with individuals, groups, adults, children, and families. Jaimmie is passionate about helping patient's reach their therapeutic goals. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Jaimmie, CLICK HERE

Teresa Bentley, LPC

Licensed Therapist

Teresa is a fully licensed professional counselor with 15 years of mental health counseling experience. Teresa graduated from Oakland University with a Master’s in Counseling. She enjoys working with clients of all ages (children, adolescents, and adults) and with a wide range of concerns - major depression, anxiety, bipolar, and trauma. Teresa has specialized experience working with grief and loss as well as PTSD. Teresa also has a background working with clients and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Teresa’s goal as a therapist is to create a safe and supportive atmosphere that will allow you to understand yourself more and help you work towards your personal goals. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Teresa, CLICK HERE

Daniel Catterall, LPC

Licensed Therapist

Dan is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated with his Masters of Arts from Wayne State University in 2019. Dan draws upon his experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings with both adults and adolescents struggling with PTSD, trauma, major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, and many other mental health diagnoses. Dan is trained in trauma-informed therapies, including EMDR. Dan aims to provide a safe, calm, and caring environment in which all clients can heal and grow. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Dan, CLICK HERE

Renea Royal, LMSW, ACSW

Licensed Therapist

Renea is a licensed master clinical social worker, with over 20 years of mental health experience in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. Renea graduated from the University of Michigan with a concentration in interpersonal practice. Her skills focus on those with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, and other mood disorders. Renea engages with all populations who seek in regaining a healthier, happier life. Renea has a relaxed, honest reality-based style, one that provides education and counseling, in a therapeutically safe nonjudgmental environment. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Renea, CLICK HERE

Kimberly Bernock, LMSW

Licensed Therapist

Kimberly graduated with a masters degree from the University of Michigan with a focus in interpersonal practice and mental health. She has worked in a variety of settings including both inpatient and outpatient. She has experience working with individuals affected by anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She utilizes a multi factual approach by incorporating CBT, IFS, narrative therapy, and grief work. She provides a supportive environment and flexibility based on the need of her clients. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Kimberly, CLICK HERE

Britton Stebbins, LLPC

Licensed Therapist

Britton graduated from Oakland University with a Masters in Counseling. Currently, Britton is working on his PhD. in Developmental Psychology from Walden University. Britton has a lot of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in every capacity. Britton utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and existential therapy. Britton helps individuals with anxiety, depression, and negative automatic thoughts. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Britton, CLICK HERE

Dustin Caza, LLMSW

Licensed Therapist

Dustin graduated from Wayne State University with a Master's Degree in Social Work and an emphasis in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dustin has experience working with individuals on a case-by-case basis. Dustin uses a Strengths-Based Approach while also utilizing methods of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy when beneficial to the client. Dustin emphasizes the importance of clients feeling safe and supported in working through life's challenges through therapy, and aims to provide his clients with the tools they need to reach their mental health goals. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Dustin, CLICK HERE

Katina Bennett, LLPC

Licensed Therapist

Katina is a Limited License Professional Counselor with the State of Michigan. She received her Master's degree from South University. She has been working in various settings within the mental health field since 2001. She has experience working with adolescents and adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, crisis, stress and coping, self-esteem, and self-harm. While building and maintaining rapport, she strives to provide an open and nonjudgmental environment that is safe to explore uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and fears. Her approach is through a mixture of person-centered therapy, CBT, and reality therapy. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Katina, CLICK HERE

Gary Montgomery, MA, LPC, CAADC

Licensed Therapist

Gary has graduated from Central Michigan University as well as Western Seminary. He has a Master's Degrees in Guidance and Counseling and in Divinity. He has provided therapy to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and relationship issues. He has done marital counseling and group counseling in addition to individual work. He combines elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Gary has had experience as a hospice chaplain. He has assisted people who have grief/loss issues as well as spiritual issues if they are interested in such. He seeks to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere in order to facilitate clients meeting their therapeutic goals. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Gary, CLICK HERE

Kevin Kulhanek, LMSW

Licensed Therapist

Kevin Kulhanek is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from Wayne State University. Kevin has experience working with individuals in both inpatient and outpatient settings, in mental health and addiction, and with children and adults. Kevin has been trained to provide many evidence based practices such as TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and BSFT (Brief Strategic Family Therapy) focusing on children and family, along with PET (Prolong Exposure Therapy) focusing on adults. Kevin is also currently working on his development plan for his CAADC. Kevin provides a supportive and relaxed atmosphere that will help you better understand yourself more and work towards growth together. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Kevin, CLICK HERE

Karen Farrar, LCSW

Licensed Therapist

Karen Farrar is a Master’s prepared Licensed Clinical Social Worker. After graduating with honors from Michigan State University, I devoted my career to working toward empowering individuals and families who are seeking to regain control of their lives. My commitment remains steadfast to work with people who are struggling to find their foothold in life due to circumstances beyond their control. I firmly believe that it is the strength and resolve of our humanness that brings us to places of higher awareness and understanding. Working together toward self-empowerment through strategic individualized treatment goal planning is key. 

Lets face it—life can be challenging at times. It is my firm belief that true power comes from seeking to understand why we, as human beings, respond to circumstances that occur in our lives in certain ways. A pro-active approach of self-analysis promotes the healing process, which allows one to become an active participant in their life. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Karen, CLICK HERE

Alex Wolfe, LLMSW


Licensed Therapist

Alex graduated from Wayne State University with their Master's of Social Work, focusing on cognitive behavioral therapy. He uses a trauma focused approach to address the needs of his clients and seeks to provide patients with an open, safe, and welcoming space in which to express themselves and achieve their mental health goals. Alex primarily works with the LGBTQIA+ community, offering gender affirming care and resources to those who need it. He aims to provide clients with the tools necessary to become their best selves. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Alex, CLICK HERE

Laura "LC" Coppola, LLMSW

Licensed Therapist

Laura received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work at Rutgers University School of Social Work. She has a training background in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Laura has provided mental health services within inpatient and outpatient settings including individual, group, and family therapy since 2017. Her passion includes helping others advocate and achieve their own life worth living. She provides knowledge and skills in trauma, moods, stress, psychosis, life transitions, relationships, substance use, positive parenting, validation, self-harm, cognitions, maladaptive behaviors, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, middle path, and more. No matter what path you’re on, you can assure Laura will do her best in providing a comfortable atmosphere where the focus is on you and your goals. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Laura, CLICK HERE

Kristina Huntington-Miller, LLMSW

Licensed Therapist

Kristina graduated from The University of Michigan with a Master of Social Work focused on Interpersonal Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse as well as Children and Family Welfare. Kristina has previous experience with individuals in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is passionate about working with adolescents and young adults using a combination of CBT and DBT. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Kristina, CLICK HERE

Andrea Owens, LMSW

Licensed Therapist

Andrea earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State University and has since enjoyed working with clients of diverse backgrounds who are facing a wide variety of challenges by providing a safe therapeutic environment based on acceptance and authenticity. She has a special interest in PTSD and is currently working on becoming certified in Trauma-Informed care. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Andrea, CLICK HERE

Michael Sowles, TLLP


Michael graduated from Wayne State University with his Master's in Counseling Psychology. He enjoys using a variety of therapeutic techniques to help his clients with concerns such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and many many more. Michael has experience working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals on the autism spectrum, and individuals of many different cultures. Michael strives to provide a calming, supportive environment dedicated to helping his clients grow with each visit. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Michael, CLICK HERE

Nona Moore, LLMSW

Licensed Therapist

Nona graduated from Wayne State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and in 2022 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has work experience in both fields. Nona started her Criminal Justice career working at the Eastpointe Police Department as a Police Service Aide. After that, she began working for the Macomb County Juvenile Justice Center as a Youth Specialist. After a year, she decided to go back to school to study Social Work. She completed two internships while in school at Domestic Violence Interventions and Renewal Christian Counseling Center. Nona learned about conducting sessions with clients in a group and individual setting. She is excited to officially start her career, working for Helios Psychiatry and Counseling, because Mental Health is very important to her, and she wants to make a difference in people’s lives. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Nona, CLICK HERE

David Gillespie, Ph.D., LLP

Licensed Therapist

Meet David Gillespie, Ph.D., a licensed therapist and a seasoned educator who can help you overcome your mental health challenges. With over 30 years of experience in psychology, Dr. Gillespie has a wealth of knowledge and skills to offer you. He earned his Ph.D. from Wayne State University and his M.A. from Central Michigan University, and he is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, or addictions, Dr. Gillespie can provide you with compassionate and effective change strategies. He also has expertise in working with individuals who face relationship difficulties or neurodevelopmental issues related to ADHD, LD, or ASD. Dr. Gillespie tailors his therapy to your unique needs and goals. He can use different approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Trauma Therapy to help you cope, heal, and grow. He works with individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with David, CLICK HERE

Nataki Ashaki-Mahluli, LLMSW

Nataki has degrees from University of Windsor and Wayne State University and is a licensed LLMSW. She has a variety of professional experiences in social services such as ABA, inpatient social work and child welfare but has a passion for mental health therapy. Nataki uses CBT and Motivational Interviewing techniques among many others. Her goal is to provide a safe, supportive, knowledgeable, diverse and compassionate environment for the client. Nataki enjoys helping others by empowering, reflecting and developing skills such as critically thinking about oneself and their interaction with the world around them. She emphasizes the importance of person-centered treatment and understands that everyone has a unique way of developing. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Nataki, CLICK HERE

Cassidy Girard, TLLP

Cassidy earned her master’s degree in Psychology from Northern Michigan University and is currently a clinical psychology doctoral student. She acknowledges that every individual has their own unique experiences and expectations for therapy. To help her clients reach their therapeutic goals, she takes a person-centered approach to create an individualized treatment plan. If you are expecting a telehealth visit with Cassidy, CLICK HERE

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Helios Psychiatry & Counseling

30472 23 Mile Road
Chesterfield, MI 48047
Phone: (586) 863-4000
Fax: (586) 863-4004
625 E. Big Beaver Road, Suite 200
Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (586) 863-4000
Fax: (586) 863-4004