Charissa A. Jeske, LMSW, CADC

Charissa A. Jeske, LMSW, CADC

Director, Behavioral Health Department

“My philosophy of care is everyone’s experience and challenges are valid and deserve time and attention. Everyone has the ability to improve their situation with support. You will be given the space and tools to explore, learn, and grow.”

Charissa is from the U.P. and loves being close to friends and family as well as the opportunity to give back to her community. She appreciates that the staff members at the clinic take pride in their work and put patients first. The staff is a fun group of professionals to collaborate and coordinate care with.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling, and spending time outdoors with family.


  • Lac Vieux Desert Health Center (2008-present)
  • Guidance Center – Southgate, MI (2006-2008)

Professional Interests

  • Trauma
  • Motivating individuals for change
  • Play therapy techniques
  • Volunteer
  • Charissa has two rescue dogs and volunteers annually with The Special Olympics of Michigan


  • Undergraduate, Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Center Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant (2006)
  • Graduate School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2007)
  • Fellowship, The Guidance Center, In-home Children’s Therapy, Metro Detroit

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers

Board Certifications

  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

State Licenses

  • Michigan