Jolene Pickelman, M.A., LPC - Co-Owner

Jolene Pickelman is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University. She has been working in the counseling field since 1990. Jolene has specialized training in working with adults and adolescents that have addiction and/or mental health issues. Jolene provides individual, group, family counseling, marital counseling and substance abuse evaluations to a wide population of clients. She also assists clients who are in the process of getting a restricted or full drivers license by completing a Secretary of State substance abuse evaluation with them. Jolene utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as motivational interviewing and works well with a variety of clients.  When not at work, Jolene enjoys gardening, crafting, and caring for her many animals.

Jolene can be reached at jpickelman@jacounseling.com

Angela Volk, M.A., LPC - Co-Owner
Angela Volk is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University. She has been working in the counseling field for the past since 1989. Angela has specialized training in working with adults and adolescents that have addiction and/or mental health issues. Angela provides individual, group, family counseling, marital counseling.  Angela also completes substance abuse evaluations for client with pending legal offenses. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as motivational interviewing and works well with a variety of clients.  When not at work, Angela enjoys gardening, reading, and caring for her dogs and cat.

Angela can be reached at avolk@jacounseling.com

Adam Michels, M.A., LPC
Adam Michels is currently a  Licensed Professional Counselor. Adam received a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University after achieving a Bachelors of Science in Biology, Mathematics, and English from Central Michigan University. He has a wide range of experience in working with juveniles and young adults through working in a variety of roles in higher education and recreation settings. Adam has a focus in counseling with substance abuse, personal growth, and mental health counseling. He provides individual, couple, family and group counseling, and is available for presentations and mini-seminars within a variety of areas.

Adam can be reached at amichels@jaocunseling.com


Nicole Rickard MA, LPC

Nicole Rickard earned her Master of Arts degree in Professional and School Counseling from Central Michigan University and has worked in the helping profession for 12 years.  Nicole has experience in a variety of settings and enjoys working with children, adolescents, families, and couples on a range of issues including mental health, personal growth, behavioral concerns, family/marital conflict, and substance abuse.  In addition to traditional therapy, Nicole also conducts group sessions, trainings and presentations on a range of topics.  Nicole utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and brief strategic family therapy from a person-centered and holistic standpoint, and is open to exploring non-traditional/alternative healing paths with clients.

Nicole can be reached at nrickard@jacounseling.com


Anne Marie Brooks, LMSW

Anne Marie Brooks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's Degree from Michigan State University. She has experience assisting clients with substance abuse disorders, mental health disorders and co-occurring disorders. She has personally been in recovery since March 3, 2006 and thoroughly enjoys working with people also battling this disease, She has a passion for working with adolescents, young adults, families and couples. She enjoys working with any individuals who would like help developing therapeutic skills with a focus on the client's goals and needs. Her mission is to help clients from a strengths-based perspective with an emphasis on a systems approach. She is proficient in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Solution Focused Therapy, Family Therapy and has training in working with military members active duty, veterans and families - another passion of hers. She works on an individual basis or in group settings.

Anne Marie can be reached at abrooks@jacounseling.com


Norman Blohm, M.A., LLPC

Norman Blohm completed his Masters of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling from The University of Phoenix, Ann Arbor Campus. Norman received his Bachelors in Psychology from Central Michigan University.  Norman has experience working with substance abuse issues, family counseling, and mental health counseling. He utilizes Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Norman currently facilitates the 511 program in the Midland County Jail, and is involved with Midland County Drug Court and the HOPE Program.

Norman can be reached at nblohm@co.midland.mi.us.com

Stacie Johnson, LMSW

Stacie Johnson is a Licensced Master in Social Work Therapist.  She earned her Master in Social Work Degree from  Grand Valley State University.  Stacie is also certified to provide EMDR therapy and DBT therapy.  Stacie has experience assisting clients with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.  She provides individual, marital, and family counseling to adults and adolescents.

Stacie can be reached at info@jacounseling.com


Kathy Ziemer, M.A., LPC

Kathy Ziemer earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She has over 20 years experience in dealing with individuals struggling with addiction and also mental health issues.  Kathy provides individual, family, and marriage counseling, and works with adults and adolescents.

Kathy can be reached at kziemer@jacounseling.com


David Hotopp, MA, LLPC:

David Hotopp earned his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling degree from Central Michigan University and Master of Divinity degree from Talbot Theological Seminary.  Dave has specialized training in working with adults and adolescents who have addiction and/or general mental health issues.  Dave holds certifications for several behavioral assessments and is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, Professional Motivators Analyst, and Hartman/DNA Analyst with Target Training International.  Dave is also certified as a Prepare/Enrich for Couples Workshop Counselor.  Dave provides individual, group, family counseling and marital counseling.  Dave utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy and works well with a variety of clients.

Dave can be reached at dhotopp@jacounseling.com


Martina Ricards, LLMSW:

Martina Ricards earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies and Sociology from Albion College.  As a clinical social worker, Martina provides strength and empowerment-based perspectives, believing we flourish when we acknowledge our inner power and depth of possibility.  She implements Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to help individuals, families, and groups achieve their specific goals.  Martina has a special interest in working with young adults, and those of all ages experiencing the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, or substance abuse/dependence.  Martina is certified in Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents, and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counseling, as well as the University of Michigan's Addiction Certificate.

Martina can be reached at mricards@jacounseling.com

Connor Volk, DOG, PAW

Connor is a 125lb rescue yellow lab mix four legged staff member.  He has dog years of experience as he has a been a dog his entire life.  Connor has extensive experience in accepting pets (especially belly rubs) and dog treats.  He enjoys seeing all types of clients, including cat owners:)  Connor looks forward to greeting you at our office.

****In loving Memory of our friend and colleague Dave Sinclair, MA, LLPC****