Meet Our TEAm!

Our group of child, Teen & Family specialists

Here at BCFC, we pride ourselves in being a group of licensed professionals that specialize in working with children, adolescents, and teens. Our clinicians have studied at top-tier, evidence-based Universities – some of the best programs in the Country for Clinical Social Work and Counseling.

While all staff at BCFC work with younger populations, each clinician has a niche, or specialty, within the scope of mental health. Each brings a unique perspective from extensive work with children in a variety of clinical and professional settings.

BCFC offers flexible in-person and virtual (telehealth) sessions to accommodate most school and work schedules, specializing in the testing and treatment of a broad range of childhood disorders like ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Regulation, and Behavioral Regulation.

To learn more about our clinicians & prescribers and what they offer our families, click on the profiles below.  


Shannon Tavis, LMSW

Shannon treats anxiety, anger, depression, ADHD & life adjustments in children & teens. She helps build life-long skills through practice with CBT & DBT.   Read More.

Selena Kas-Mikha, LLMSW

Selena specializes in working with children and adolescents with anxiety, eating disorders, & grief. Teaching your child to build insight in their thought patterns. Read More.

Dr. Cherry Jones, LMFT PhD

Dr. Jones is a licensed PhD Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in treating the family as a unit. Dr. Jones works with couples & with parents. Read More.

Olivia Tolonen, LMSW

Olivia specializes in teens and young adults who want to learn about their feelings & create coping strategies. Focusing on the LGBTQ+ population, anxiety, and depression. Read More.

Linda Bazzi, LLMSW

Linda focuses on assisting child & teens with their self-esteem, self-talk, and coping mechanisms. Linda’s niche therapy specialities are in helping with distorted eating and women’s issues. Read More.

Michelle Evans, LMSW

Michelle specializes in children & teens with ASD/Autism, anxiety, and ADHD. She has years of experience in school settings creating mindful skills, regulation techniques & role playing. Read More.

Carleigh Gollin, LMSW

Carleigh works with children & teens on ADHD, academic stressors, anxiety, and life adjustments. As a previous school social worker, she specializes in skill-based techniques and tools! Read More!

Kathryn Linnen, LLMSW

Kathryn enjoys working with teens, but she treats a variety of ages. She specializes in treating symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, & mood. Read More.

Priscilla Gebrayel, LLMSW

Priscilla specializes in children & teens who suffer from anxiety, depression, and everyday stressors. She incorporates CBT and DBT models into her sessions. She works with children as young as 8 years old.   Read  More.  Note: Currently on maternity leave. 

Riley King,  LMSW

Riley specializes in elementary-aged children needing the right tools to navigate big feelings. She focuses on anxiety, ADHD, & life adjustments.  As a school social worker, she guides your family through school supports as well. Read More. 

Haley Putin, LLMSW

Haley enjoys working with a variety of clients, but specializes in working with children, teens, & young adults who need assistance with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, LGBTQI+, & life transitions. Read More.


Monica Silva, LLMSW

Monica assists kids & teens suffering from anxiety, anger management, and depression. She has a background in treating trichotillomania, anxiety disorders, and depression in children and teens. Read More.


Emily Cavaleri,  LLMSW

Emily is passionate about helping her clients build resiliency to manage the ups and downs that life brings.  She is well versed in IEP/504 plans for students needing academic support. She specializes in treating anxiety, ADHD,  Read More.

Lauren DeGrazia, LMSW

Lauren specializes in working with young children to work on social/emotional skills. She works with Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, & parents. She also runs some of our Groups for Littles during the Summer.  Read More. 

Lauren Field, LPC

Lauren focuses on helping children & teens with school challenges, life adjustments, and ADHD. She helps parents navigate IEP/504 plans at their school through parent support sessions. Read More.

Erin Mullins, LMSW

Erin utilizes CBT skills and motivational interviewing to help children and teens with anxiety, depression, and peer problems. She specializes in teaching coping skills and supporting children and teens through life transitions.  Read More. 

Dawn Smith, LMSW

Dawn works with upper elementary children through high school. She treats childhood disorders such as anxiety, depression, trauma, & ADHD. Dawn uses creativity through her sessions to create tools & engage with her clients. Read More. 

Dr. Grace Zhao, PMHNP-BC, PhD

Grace Zhao is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner with PhD degree in mental health who is qualified to practice in both family medicine and psychiatry; diagnose, treat, and
prescribe medication for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her practice specialties include (but not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks and Insomnia. Read More.

Emily Alberta, PMHNP-BC, MA

Emily Alberta is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner with degrees in both nursing and psychology. Emily is licensed as a psychiatric, mental health nurse practitioner. Her prior experience in clinical psychology and emergency medicine allow her to best treat families at BCFC. Read More. 



Jessica Cortez, LMSW 


Jessica is the proud owner of BCFC. For the last twelve years, she has specialized in treating children and adolescents using evidence-based therapy (CBT, DBT).

In recent years, Jessica has continued to add to the outstanding team of professionals in her practice. Each one brings a specific niche focus and expertise while continuing to serve the needs of child and teen populations. BCFC now offers both in-person and virtual (telehealth) therapy sessions for individuals or groups, and specializes in the testing and treatment of ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Behavioral Regulation, and Prescribed Medication when appropriate.

Jessica graduated from Michigan State University with her Bachelors in Psychology and graduated from the University of Michigan with her Masters in Clinical Social Work. Learn more about Jessica here.





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