Our Team

Dr. Julie A. Galvin, PhD


Dr. Galvin is a Fully Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan and she is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). In addition, Dr. Galvin is an Adjunct Specialist at Michigan State University in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education. Dr. Galvin has been a field supervisor, training doctoral students and other graduate students in the field of psychology for more than 20 years. She works with children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of therapy as well as assessment. She works with clients who seek assistance on a variety of issues. spanning the range from those who are adjusting to changes in their life, anxiety, and depression.  She also employs life-coaching techniques so that her clients can create a vision for their lives, set goals, and achieve their aspirations, while learning how to maintain balance in their lives. 

Dr. Elizabeth Snyder, PhD


Dr. Snyder has experience supporting children and adults with ADHD, ASD, depression, anxiety, ODD, and more. She is particularly passionate about helping clients who display ADHD-like symptoms and anxiety. Caregiver Coaching is one of her favorite aspects of her job. By working with the caregivers of a child, she helps families create a research-based plan to improve behaviors and reduce family stress.

Dr. Snyder has also completed training in Perinatal Mental Health and specializes in working with persons struggling during pregnancy and parenting young children.

Heidi Stevens, MA, CAS


Heidi utilizes her background as a School Psychologist to help parents, families, and individuals in the areas of organization, academic skills, anxiety, depression, and social skills. She has expertise in helping clients access 504 plans, IEPs, special education evaluations, and disability services within post-secondary settings. Heidi has experience supporting individuals with anxiety, ADHD, depression, Autism, and adjustment disorders. 

Heidi is particularly passionate about her work with individuals experiencing challenges with perinatal or postpartum transitions. She has specialized training and expertise in supporting individuals who are new parents, seasoned parents, soon-to-be parents, and/or hopeful parents. 

Troy Marks II, MA


Troy’s therapeutic approach is characterized by a blend of humanistic and psychopathological methodologies, rooted in empathy, acceptance, and a deep understanding of the complexities of the human psyche. By employing a holistic  framework, he endeavors to create a supportive and empowering environment wherein children, teenagers, and adults can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences with authenticity and trust.

Driven by a genuine passion for facilitating positive change and personal growth, Troy is dedicated to guiding individuals of all ages towards greater self-awareness, resilience, and well-being. 

Talar Bagdasarian, MA


Talar specializes in supporting children, teenagers, and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, body-image concerns, and social-emotional well-being. Her therapeutic approach is deeply client-centered, prioritizing individual needs and goals. Talar integrates cognitive and behavioral techniques to create personalized treatment plans, fostering empowerment and active engagement in the healing process. Taking a person-centered approach, Talar’s goal is to provide emotional support and share her professional opinion, while still fostering the idea that the individual knows themselves best and can arrive at their own unique solutions. 

Farah Qureshi, MA


Farah specializes in child and adolescent populations presenting with ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, trauma, etc. Farah has worked with families in the Flint and Detroit area, and also advocates for mental health in her South Asian, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, immigrant and Muslim communities. Farah’s current research focuses on the effects of social determinants on mental health from a political economy and Islamic approach.

Cindi Lonick, MA


With over 15 years of experience, Cindi specializes in diagnostic assessments of learning disorders, autism, anxiety, and other social-emotional and behavioral difficulties. Her background in School and Community Psychology and Educational Psychology, coupled with certifications as a School Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, equips her to navigate the complexities of education systems and provide tailored interventions to meet individual needs.

Dr. Lynice Towns, PsyD


Dr. Lynice Towns specializes in the treatment and assessment of school-aged youth as she has a background in school psychology. Dr. Towns has the experience of working with youth struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Dr. Towns has experience with treatment and assessment with inner city youth and their families in school and clinical settings. She has serviced youth who are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, and trauma. 

Jared C. Bonnici, MA


Jared has a strong belief in the power of clients to make change in their own lives, as well as the integral importance the client-therapist relationship plays in helping make those changes last and thrive. Jared works with individuals, couples, and families. He approaches therapy with a clear sense of integrity, authenticity, and positive intent. He began his career running group therapy sessions for all age groups and a wide array of populations dealing with diverse presenting problems ranging from substance abuse and trauma to personality and eating disorders. 

Dr. Julia B. Kubek, PhD


Dr. Kubek has years of experience working with children and families in both the public school and private practice setting, with extensive background in conducting comprehensive evaluations, consulting regarding special education services and interventions, as well as providing counseling and therapy. She has experience evaluating for mood disorders (i.e., depression and anxiety) as well as neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, autism, intellectual disorder, and specific learning disorder. 

As a certified Perinatal Mental Health therapist (PMH-C) she also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), birth trauma, and issues in the adjustment to parenting.

Joyce Kuribayashi MS


Joyce has worked in outpatient counseling providing psychological testing and therapy and patients with with chronic pain. She has also facilitated substance abuse groups and created anxiety groups for mothers.

Her priority as a therapist is to empower her clients by creating a safe environment built on value, respect, and empathy. She uses an integrated approach built on principles of cognitive-behavioral theories (e.g., CBT, ACT, DBT), psychodynamic therapy, neuropsychology, and positive psychology. 

Joyce is also fluent in Mandarin and speaks conversational Japanese.

Dr. Emily L. Sportsman, PhD


Dr. Sportsman specializes in assessment and treatment of adolescents to promote social/emotional wellness and academic success. She also provides support and guidance for parents.

She has worked with children of all ages and has practiced high school psychology for over 9 years. Her experience has instilled a deep understanding of school systems and the many ways schools support students, including special education processes.

Sarah Rea, MA, MEd, TLLP


Sarah has more than 25 years of experience working in the educational setting, initially as a teacher and currently as a school psychologist. Sarah specializes in the diagnostic assessment of learning disorders and autism, as well as helping families navigate the confusing and often frustrating process of obtaining help for their children at school. She is well-versed in school procedures, practices, and special education laws. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and four daughters, their cat Max, and close friends. 

Micahy’a Barkley

Masters Student in Counseling Psychology

Micahy’a specializes in child and adolescent populations and has experiences working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), intellectual and developmental disabilities, trauma and ADHD. In addition,  Micahy’a has worked with expecting mothers, families and young adults within the Metro Detroit area. She enjoys providing support to children and their families as well as highlighting the importance of cultural implications. Micahy’a frequently serves local Detroit citizens through volunteer work and mentoring.

Jennifer Kida

Masters Student in Counseling Psychology

Jennifer specializes in adolescent and adult populations with mood disorders, co-occuring conditions, life transitions, and trauma. While she prefers to utilize a multicultural and integrative approach which is tailored to each client’s unique needs and treatment goals, Jennifer often draws from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and existential therapy. She believes that unhelpful thoughts and behaviors can be modified into ones which are more adaptive and beneficial to the client. Further, she believes that clients are the narrators of their own experiences. 

Jacinta Kreiner

Masters Student in Counseling Psychology

Jacinta is trained with late adolescent and adult populations presenting life changes and mood disorders. She uses an integrative approach combining techniques from both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and transactional analysis (TA). Jacinta is focused on being truly present to every individual and believes in the power of desire for growth and change. 

Christina DeGrand

Speech-Language Pathologist

Christina uses evidence-based practice and explicit instruction to address language and articulation deficits. She strives to make therapy fun and engaging, while still challenging the client to make progress.

Suzanne Biermann

Speech-Language Pathologist

Mrs. Biermann is a fully licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of Michigan and she is
nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings in Kansas, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Michigan. Mrs. Biermann has been a clinical fellow supervisor for the past 5 years.

She loves spending time with her family including her grandson hanging out or traveling. In her free time, she is an avid reader and active genealogy researcher.

Supporting Team Members

Flavia Reva

HR Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Flavia is from Brazil and graduated in Architecture/Urbanism from the Federal University of Paraná. She speaks Portuguese, English, and advanced German, thanks to her travels around the world with her family, such as her move to Germany and the US. She is a bright and adventurous person who loves to travel and learn new things. In her free time, she loves to play with her children and do fun family activities, such as hiking and exploring nature.

Lexie the Therapy Dog

Certified Therapy Dog

Lexie is G3’s Certified Therapy Dog. She is a Mini Bernedoodle and was born in the Spring of 2021. She is a 24 pound ball of happiness.   She is certified as a Therapy Dog by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and has also been awarded the credentials of Canine Good Citizen and Community Canine (CGCA) by the American Kennel Club.

Brenda Snellenberger

Medical Billing

Brenda is the Owner of Lakeshore Medical Billing LLC and provides insurance billing services to Galvin Growth Group.  She has worked in the healthcare industry for 27 years and owned her Billing Service business for over 20 years.  Brenda has extensive behavioral health billing experience and a strong accounting background.   In her spare time she enjoys the beach, reading, walking/hiking and traveling with her husband and children.

Kara Ferreira

Website & Marketing Support, G3 Contributing Writer

Kara is the owner of Kara Co Creative, where she helps women-led companies establish their websites and everything they need to run their businesses online. She enjoys helping G3 to reach more people and provide resources to the local community through blog posts and social media content.

Barbara Stump

Art Education Consultant, G3 Contributing Writer

Barbara Stump is an artist and an art educator currently residing in Traverse City, Michigan. She has over 30 years of art teaching experience kindergarten through 12th grade. Barb earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University and her Master’s Degree is from Michigan State University. She taught dual enrollment art classes for Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University; Drawing and Painting at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp; portfolio workshops; and other art events for adults.