Natalie Rea, Psy D, LP, LMSW

Natalie Rea earned her Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work degrees from Wayne State University and her Doctorate of Psychology degree from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. Her major course of study during her Master's program included family and marital issues. During her doctoral program, her focus became children adolescents. Dr. Rea has her certification to instruct the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent class, which teaches parents to raise responsible children utilizing empathy and natural consequence.

Dr. Rea dedicated her studies and professional experiences toward helping individuals, couples, and families embrace personal growth and reunify healthy family systems. In addition, she specializes in crisis intervention, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, divorce, and a multitude of mental health issues.

Dr. Rea has always been very devoted to her clients. With the use of diverse psychotherapeutic interventions, her number one priority remains serving her clients. Utilizing person-centered techniques to create treatment goals, she and her clients work collaboratively to enhance mental wellness. She works diligently to quickly relieve unwanted symptoms, by listening attentively to her clients, respecting their needs, and encouraging them to improve their lives and relationships. When necessary, she will work with a team of professionals such as psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and teachers, to provide the best services possible. She maintains a reputation for being honest, caring, and compassionate. She truly enjoys working with people, so her clients receive the individualized attention that she knows they deserve and the experience of embracing a confidential relationship that is genuine, sincere, and professional.

Erin Shaughnessy, LMSW

Erin earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. While there, her concentration was in children and youth in families and society. Erin has a passion for helping individuals overcome the obstacles they are facing. Over the past 10 years, Erin has pursued her goals by working as a school social worker and behavior interventionist for local school districts. Given these opportunities, she has gained an intimate understanding of the Special Education Process and the rights that are afforded to individuals and families.

In the school setting, Erin has worked with youth diagnosed with Autism, Emotional Impairments, Cognitive Impairments, Learning Disorders and Other Health Impairments that affect students, (such as ADHD and anxiety). Her extensive experience in this area allows for her to work collaboratively with parents who are dealing with the confusion and concern that comes from supporting children who are having limited school success. In addition to her tenure within the school setting, Erin has also been a diligent employee at Common Ground for 16 years, serving as both a clinician and program manager. Her time in this setting has afforded her the opportunity to help individuals, children and families struggling with a number of emotional concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, family conflict, substance abuse and trauma. In her practice, Erin works to create an open, caring, judgement-free space for her clients to be able to overcome the obstacles they face. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic interventions, including DBT, CBT, play therapy and strengths-based therapy in order to help her clients achieve their goals. Her approach is collaborative and person-centered, as she works with the clients and their families to not only ensure their short-term success, but also provide them with strategies to cope with difficulties they may face throughout their lives in their continued pursuit of peace and happiness.

Erin Keopke, LMSW, CAADC*

Erin Koepke earned her Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work degrees from Wayne State University. Her major course of study during her Master’s program was Psychodynamic Theory which is a systematic study of the psychological forces that underlie human behavior, feelings, and emotions and how they might relate to early experiences. Erin has dedicated her studies and professional experiences to being a patient and compassionate clinician. Her professional experience has includes working as a substance abuse counselor who empathically explores, processes and teaches individuals how to modify their behavior with the intention of full recovery.

In addition, Erin has experience working with depression, anxiety, grief and loss and a variety of other mental health issues. Erin believes in the person centered approach and works diligently to ensure her clients are actively involved in the planning of their therapy goals and proactively assists them in the process.


*Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Katie Heuer, LMSW

Katie Heuer earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master of Social Work degree from Grand Valley State University. Since earning her Master’s degree, Katie has pursued her passion of working with youth and families by serving as a school social worker in Oakland and Macomb counties. Experience as a school social worker has afforded her a breadth of knowledge that allows her to support children and families in navigating the special education process and other challenges at school. Katie has worked closely with a unique variety of children with disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Impairments, Cognitive Impairments, and other conditions such as ADHD.

She is also trained in and has substantial experience in crisis intervention. No matter the presenting problem, Katie strives to work in partnership with families to best support a child’s distinct needs. Katie utilizes Strengths-Based, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Person-Centered approaches when working with individuals. She aims to develop clients’ sense of self-awareness so that they may live more whole, fulfilling lives.