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Welcome to Transitions: Counseling Services

At Transitions we are committed to assisting you to find a better you. We will find the best therapist fit for you with a few questions during a single phone call. We believe that your values and strengths will form the foundation for that better you.


Sue Ellen Pabst, LCSW, ACSW
Sue Ellen Pabst, LCSW, ACSWTherapist/Co-Owner
Certified in Critical Incidence Stress Management, Sue Ellen regularly serves as a Red Cross mental health specialist during major disasters. She possesses years of experience assisting adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families as well as those living with a family member struggling with addiction, often employing acu-detox acupuncture to reduce urges and create calm. Trained in domestic mediation, Sue Ellen serves as a mental health team member in collaborative divorce. Throughout her practice, Sue Ellen emphasizes individuals’ strengths and values to develop their own personal approach to life’s difficulties.
Amanda Estill, MA, LPC
Amanda Estill, MA, LPCTherapist
Amanda is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in trauma and depression. She graduated from Central Michigan University and has worked in community agencies for several years before beginning her journey into private practice. Through her education and employment opportunities she has had the opportunity to work with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of different mental health struggles and life events. She has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, this is a very effective treatment for traumatic events. Other forms of therapy she draws from include, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Tracy Zavala, LPC, NCC
Tracy Zavala, LPC, NCCTherapist
Tracy is a licensed professional counselor with work experience primarily with children and families in a variety of settings including: juvenile court/probation, partial hospitalization, community mental health, non-profit organizations, Head Start, and youth residential treatment. Tracy has helped individuals with parenting, healing from trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management skill building and various other life challenges. Tracy emphasizes a calm, supportive and creative, solution focused, humanistic approach with respect for each individual.
Phil Millerov, LPC, CAADC
Phil Millerov, LPC, CAADCTherapist
Phil has extensive experience in the substance use disorder field in various capacities. He has worked in residential treatment centers as a therapist, been an administrator for prevention and outreach programs, coordinated federal grants, and moved agencies toward Substance Use Disorder modalities. He is currently licensed to provide mental health and Substance Use Disorder services in the state of Michigan. He also is a WK Kellogg Leadership Fellow alumnus and travels occasionally to facilitate training nationally. His areas of focus include; trauma, substance use, depression, college specific adjustments, LGBTQ issues, peak performance, anxiety, marital counseling, stress management, life transitions and adjustment problems, equity & diversity issues, grief & loss, self-esteem, sport psychology, and alternative interventions.
Amber C. Deering MA, ATR, LPC
Amber C. Deering MA, ATR, LPC Therapist
Amber is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, she has worked in several different settings, from inpatient mental health to private practice, and has provided outpatient group therapy to a variety of populations. Using a person- centered approach, she is passionate about helping others cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, difficult life transitions and the vulnerabilities these experiences may cause. Her education and experience make her well suited to work with children coping with divorce, including co-parenting support; children and adults with trauma, attachment issues, mood and personality disorders, and or behavioral issues related to RAD, ADHD, ODD, sensory integration issues and ASD. Amber welcomes and encourages all, in walk of life, orientation and or identity to find their own creative path toward healing.
Nicole M. Novak, LMSW, CAADC
Nicole M. Novak, LMSW, CAADCTherapist
Nicole is a licensed master social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor who specializes in severe mental health and substance abuse issues. She graduated with her Bachelor degree in Psychology and Sociology from Central Michigan University and obtained her Master degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. Nicole has extensive experience with crisis intervention working inpatient in the psychiatric setting as well as various
residential facilities. She specializes in depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship issues, grief and loss, LGBT issues, and substance abuse. Nicole has experience working with individuals, couples and families and utilizes a direct but compassionate approach to treatment. She believes in a strong therapeutic relationship involving mutual trust and respect
to alleviate symptoms and obtain desired goals. Therapy modalities she engages client’s with are cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths based perspective and dialectical behavioral therapy.


We provide services for Children, Teenagers, Adults, Seniors, Couples, Families, and the LGBTQ Community.

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