About Us

North Kent Guidance Services (NKGS) is an association of Grand Rapids health care professionals committed to helping when you are in need. Our staff provides a wide range of counseling, treatment and evaluation services for families and individuals. Group therapy is also available. We at NKGS respect your right to privacy and confidentiality. Goals and objectives are mutually set by you and your therapist to assist in approaching your problems with a better sense of vision, inspiration and strength.
At NKGS we strive to make all services readily available. We are aware that busy school or work schedules sometimes make daytime appointments difficult to arrange. NKGS has evening and Saturday hours. Personal Health Information - NKGS has implemented practices to better protect the privacy of your personal information. To the best of our ability, your personal information held by us remains accurate, confidential and secure.

Dorothy Berg

Ph.D., L.P., M.F.T., L.P.C., CAADC

Dr. Berg is a Licensed Psychologist, a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor as well as an addiction specialist with 25 years of professional experience. She works with most areas of treatment concerns, with specialization in depression, anxiety, problems of family dysfunction, substance abuse and treatment for seniors. Types of testing done by Dr. Berg include Add, Memory, Bariatric evaluations, Career and Intellectual assessments. Individual, couple, family, and group therapy are also provided by Dr. Berg. She is available for appointments Monday through Saturday in Grand Rapids and in Stanton, MI on Wednesdays.

Lisa Allard

M.A., L.L.P., L.P.C.

Lisa Allard is a Master's level Psychologist (LLP) and a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She has worked with children, adolescents and adults as a case manager and therapist at Every Woman's Place/Webster House Youth Services in Muskegon, MI since 1998. Lisa has experience in working with victims of domestic and sexual violence, trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, grief and loss, stress management, anger management and women's issues. Lisa can provide therapy services to individuals, couples and families struggling with blended family, divorce or separations, intimacy, parenting and marital issues. Lisa is available on Mondays from 9am-5pm at our Coopersville location. She can work with children (ages 5 and up), adolescents and adults

Lori M. Bray

Ph.D., L.P.

Dr. Bray is a Licensed Psychologist providing individual, family, couple, and group services. Dr. Bray has experience working with children, adolescents, college students, and adults. She has worked in a variety of settings including traditional elementary, middle, and high schools, alternative high schools, university counseling centers, residential treatment centers, and traditional mental health centers. Her areas of expertise include her work with victims of sexual and physical abuse, adolescent sexual offenders, adolescents with severe behavior disorders, depression, anxiety, and ADHD, and adults with depression, anxiety and stress, grief and loss, and relationship problems. Other areas of extensive training and expertise include marriage and family therapy and the LGBT population. Interest areas include relationship issues, adjustment issues, sexual offenders, victims of sexual abuse, and the LGBT population. Dr. Bray accepts clients ages 10 and older. Dr. Bray is available for appointments at the Northland Drive office Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8am until 7pm and on Friday from 8am until 4pm. She is available for appointments at the Greenville office on Wednesday from 9am to 3pm.

Amy R. Dahl

Ph.D., L.P., L.P.C, CAADC

Dr. Dahl is a Licensed Psychologist providing individual, group, couple, adolescent, adult and family therapy services. Dr. Dahl has experience working with a variety of treatment concerns including depression, anxiety, co-dependency, grief, adjustment, stress management, substance abuse, domestic violence and relationship issues. Dr. Dahl provides services to adolescents (ages 12 and up) and adults. She has further experience working in a sub-acute detoxification unit, and at two different residential treatment centers, treating women coping with substance abuse concerns and treating abused children. Dr. Dahl is available to see clients Mondays in Coopersville, Tuesdays in Cedar Springs, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Grand Rapids.

Brandon C. Ehle

Psy.D., L.P.

Dr. Ehle is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist providing individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy. He serves children (ages 8 and up), adolescents, young adults, and adults. Dr. Ehle has his Psy.D.in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship at Grand Valley State University’s Counseling and Career Development Center(both APA Accredited programs). He achieved his B.S. in Psychology at Central Michigan University. Dr. Ehle has a generalist background in Clinical Psychology. He has worked in a variety of settings including: student counseling, residential rehabilitation, and community mental health. Dr. Ehle is well versed in providing services for depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance abuse, phobias, anger management, healthy lifestyle changes, adjustment disorders, grief, stress management, relationship issues, crisis intervention, and many other presenting issues. He also provides alcohol/substance abuse assessments and driver’s license evaluations. Dr. Ehle is available for appointments at the Grand Rapids location on Monday, Thursday & Friday. He is available at the Greenville office on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Chris Ehle

Psy.D.,L.P.

Dr. Chris Ehle is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist providing psychological assessment, individual, couple, and group psychotherapy. Dr. Ehle has a background in clinical psychology, with a special focus on psychological assessment, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychology. He is well versed in using psychometric instruments to help determine underlying causes of psychological discord. In addition, Dr. Ehle has experience treating various forms of depression and anxiety, personality issues, memory difficulties, sleep problems, anger management, grief, learning disabilities, attention-deficit discorder, relationship problems, and many other behavioral issues. Dr. Ehle is available for appointments Monday through Saturday.

Teri A. Marin

L.M.S.W.

Teri Marin is a Certified Social Worker who has 34 years of experience working with children of all ages, adolescents and families. Areas of interest include working with children to help them cope with loss separation and grief issues. Also, issues related to sexual abuse and sexual behavior problems. Treatment approaches include Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems approach. Teri is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 12pm to 8pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2pm in the Greenville office and on Wednesday and Friday in Grand Rapids from 12pm to 8pm.

Lisa Rashewsky

M.A., R.D., L.L.P., CAADC

Lisa Rashewsky is a Master’s level Psychologist and a Registered Dietitian. She has worked extensively with eating disorders and other psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias, substance abuse and family/life struggles. Lisa also works with couples to build better relationships or resolve blended family issues. As a Registered Dietitian, Lisa is certified in adult, adolescent and children’s weight management. Lisa has over 20 years of work experience as a Dietitian and more than 15 years as a Master’s level Psychologist. Lisa is available to see clients Monday through Saturday, working until 6pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Lisa works until noon on Friday and Saturday and will see children ages 8 and up.

Dan Richter

LMSW, CAADC

Dan is a licensed clinical social worker and certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor who offers individual, family, and group therapy services for adolescents and adults. Dan offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) treatment and has extensive training and experience with DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Areas of expertise and interest include trauma-related problems, anxiety disorders, adoption, grief, pervasive developmental disabilities, family relational issues, and co-occurring disorders. Dan uses a strengths-based approach underscoring a wide range of treatment modalities. He has extensive experience with crisis management and has worked in an inpatient psychiatric setting, community mental health clinic, and county jail. Weekend and evening appointments are available.

Beverly Shepard

PhD, LP, CAADC

Beverly Shepard has her PhD in clinical psychology and has worked in the field for approximately ten years. She provides services for individuals, couples, and groups, and sees young teenagers through older adults. Dr. Shepard treats a wide range of disorders such as trauma, depression, bipolar, personality disorders, grief, co-dependency, relationship problems, as well as physical, verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse. She is an addiction specialist who works very closely with the court system. She assesses individuals for substance abuse working with lawyers, probation/parole officers, and judges. She is extremely experienced in driver’s license evaluations and has helped many individuals in getting their license back. Dr. Shepard sees clients six days a week and has flexible appointment times. She sees clients in Greenville on Mondays from 7:00am until 8:00am, Tuesdays from 7:00am until 6:00pm, Thursday from 7:00am until 6:00pm, Friday from 7:00am until 6:00pm, and Saturday from 8:00am until 12 noon. Dr. Shepard works in the Grand Rapids office on Wednesdays, from 9:00am until 6:00pm.

Tim Zielinski

L.M.S.W., CAADC

Tim Zielinski is a Certified Social Worker who has 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families, ages 12 and above. Areas of interest include blended families, substance abuse, co-dependency, stress management, depression, anxiety, and grief. Treatment approaches vary with an emphasis on a family systems approach. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Student Interns

North Kent Guidance Services participates and supports the training of mental health professionals. Interns and apprentices work under the supervision of a licensed individual in their respective discipline when placed with North Kent Guidance Services. Supervision includes weekly face-to-face meetings as well as immediate emergency availability of the supervisor.