About Catherine Ellis
As a Limited Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan, Catherine has provided therapy for adults and adolescents since 1990. She works with individuals, couples, and families.
Catherine holds a Master of Arts in clinical psychology, and is a Board Certified Clinical Psychotherapist by the North American Association of Masters in Psychology (NAMP). In addition, she is trained as a Level II EMDR therapist, Domestic Relations Mediator, Divorce Coach, and Child Specialist in the practice of Collaborative Divorce.
She is a member of the North American Association of Masters in Psychology, the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and an associate member of the National Association of Social Workers. Catherine practices under the supervision of an on-site fully licensed psychologist, Dr. Candace Ross, Ph.D.
Catherine aspires to a sense of balance in her life through time with her family and pets, meditating, hiking, bicycling, reading, and writing and performing acoustic music.
About Alma Muxlow
Alma holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Michigan State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan. She is a Level II EMDR therapist and has been trained in Collaborative Divorce practice. She brings thirty years of experience working with adolescents and families in public education and agency settings and has provided counseling to adults and adolescents in private practice since 2010.
She is a member of American Counseling Association, past president of Kalamazoo Counseling and former Assembly Representative to Michigan Counseling Association; National Association of Social Workers (associate member); Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association.
Alma enjoys travelling, cooking, woodworking and home repair, playing music, animals (three cats, two dogs), and spending time with her family and friends.
Research has shown that therapy dogs are effective in lowering human’s blood pressure and perceived levels of stress. Rustin is a Great Pyrenees mix, a gentle giant whose presence in the office is similar is that of a large teddy bear. He lends a homelike feel and is always available for petting and hugs. His unconditional regard and affection is a comfort to many clients. Rustin’s presence in session is optional.