Our Team

Jamie Arnold

Jamie Arnold, D.O.

Jamie Arnold, D.O. is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist for the State of Michigan. In addition to seeing patients at Lansing Psychological Associates, Dr. Arnold has been treating severe, persistent mental illness at Community Mental Health in Lansing since her graduation from psychiatry residency in 2015. Dr. Arnold completed an undergraduate degree through the Lyman Briggs residential college at Michigan State University, then attended medical school at MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her psychiatric training during residency at Michigan State as well, and was fortunate to train with and under highly respected and renowned psychiatrists. Dr. Arnold is particularly interested in employing the osteopathic principles of the mind-body connection and treating patients from a holistic approach, using medication in addition to psychotherapy, mindfulness, physical exercise, and behavioral activation to ease mood symptoms. Dr. Arnold also serves as the Medical Director for LPA.

James Engelkes

James R. Engelkes, Ph.D.

James R. Engelkes, Ph.D., is a Christian oriented Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan. He provides individual and couple psychotherapy for adults and older adolescents. He uses an eclectic approach including cognitive/behavioral and some psychodynamic influence. Additionally, he provides forensic, psychological, and vocational assessments. He works with a general mental health and rehabilitation caseload. Many of his clients present with depression, anxiety and stress related problems. Former Full Professor at Michigan State University (1969 – 1985); he has worked over 40 years in this area. He is past President of the Michigan Vocational Guidance Association. He is listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest; Who’s Who is America, International Biographies.  James also serves as President of the LPA board.

David Harris

G. David Harris, Ph.D.

G. David Harris, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan. Dr. Harris works with a range of clients. He provides individual therapy for adults and adolescents. Dr. Harris also conducts couples and family therapy. His approach is eclectic in nature utilizing cognitive/behavioral, behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused techniques as appropriate. Dr. Harris has special areas of interest, which include depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, communication, parenting skill building, grief and loss, dysfunctional family dynamics, and LGBT issues.

Sandra Kazor

Sandra P. Kazor, MS, LLP

Sandra P. Kazor, MS, LLP, has been working as a Master’s level Psychologist with individuals of all ages since 1996. She is experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults with different diagnoses. Areas of specialty include anxiety, anger, stress management, conflict resolution in relationships, self esteem, adjustments to life changes and traumatic brain injuries. Ms. Kazor is able to provide individual, couples, and family therapy and utilizes a primarily cognitive behavioral approach. However, as needed, she utilizes other perspectives, as this allows for the most individualized treatment of each client. Ms. Kazor provides her clients an unconditional environment to establish the rapport necessary for open communication. Ms. Kazor has had experience working with different ethnic communities. Additionally, she is bilingual and is able to provide Spanish speaking treatment to those individuals most comfortable communicating in this language.

Wendy McFarland Nicholson

Wendy MacFarland Nicholson, MS, LLP

Wendy MacFarland Nicholson, MS, LLP, has been serving children, adolescents, college students, adults, families and couples since 1996. She has worked both in residential and outpatient settings. Her approach to treatment is eclectic and collaborative. Wendy provides a compassionate therapeutic environment, where it is safe to explore new ways to lead a more meaningful and well-adjusted life. Wendy uses a variety of interventions to help people positively impact their emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual states. She has extensive experience in working with adolescents who have behavioral disorders, abuse/neglect issues, grief/loss issues, depression, anxiety and conflict with family members. Wendy is also effective in working with adults and couples who are struggling with adjustment issues, mood and anxiety disorders or relationship problems. Wendy is very intentional in helping clients implement definable and concrete strategies to obtain progress towards their individualized treatment goals. In addition to clinical services, Wendy also provides training to graduate students, child welfare staff and foster parents.

David Mack

David Mack, D.O.

David Mack, D.O., is a Licensed Psychiatrist in the State of Michigan. He provides care for adults through the use of mostly pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy using an eclectic approach. Dr. Mack has worked with Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Community Mental Health for the last 16 years treating patients with medication management. Dr. Mack has taught psychiatry residents from Michigan State University, Nurse Practitioners from The University of Michigan and RUSH University Medical Center as well as various medical students.

Barry Mintzes

Barry Mintzes, Ph.D.

Barry Mintzes, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan. He is the former warden of Jackson Prison and Kinross Correctional Facility and formerly the chief psychologist of the Psychiatric Clinic of Jackson Prison. He is the past president of the Michigan Psychological Association and the Michigan Society of Forensic Psychology. He is listed in the Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in American Law Enforcement, and Who’s Who among Human Services Professionals. He works with adolescents, adults, and couples. He has extensive experience working with sex offenders, battered women, the criminal justice system, custody evaluations, insanity defense evaluations, ability to stand trial evaluations, and alcohol assessments. He does stress management and emphasizes short-term problem solving using cognitive/behavioral approach. He has been licensed in Michigan for over 45 years. Barry also serves as Secretary and Treasurer of the LPA board.

Julie Yesmunt

Julie Yesmunt, LMSW

Julie Yesmunt, LMSW, is a Christian oriented Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Michigan. She provides service with adults and adolescents and conducts couples and family therapy. She specializes in teaching assertiveness, building healthy relationships, increasing organization, improving self-esteem, developing new parenting skills, and adjusting to life changes. she uses an integrative approach frequently incorporating acceptance and commitment therapy while integrating cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, and a family systems approach while providing a compassionate therapeutic environment. Julie also serves as CEO of the LPA board.

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