Behavioral Health

Our approach to behavioral health is dynamic and cutting edge. Through the blending of contemporary western based methods with culturally relevant traditional Native American practices, we offer the best of both worlds to address behavioral and emotional health issues. Each year, countless people recover from mental disorders and now enjoy the simple pleasures of a drug and alcohol, violence and depression free life. Many others have been able to significantly reduce their dependency on psychiatric medication. Commonly these people find that underlying their “mental” disorders are medical problems, allergies, toxic condition, nutritional imbalances, poor diets, lack of exercise, or other treatable physical conditions.

Our behavioral health services offer programs that tackle tough issues like substance abuse, metal health and suicide prevention, ultimately helping individuals on the road to health and happiness.

If you or someone you know and love is struggling, don’t delay. Give us a call today to begin the journey to an improved life.


Director, Behavioral Health

Charissa is from the U.P. 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, reading, trying new restaurants, spending time outdoors and with family.

Childhood trauma
Motivating individuals for change
Play therapy techniques

Charissa has 3 rescue dogs and volunteers annually with Specials Olympics of Michigan.

Graduate School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2007
Fellowship, The Guidance Center, In-Home Children’s Therapy, Metro Detroit area.

National Association of Social Workers
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, Acu-Detox Specialist

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Clinical License, Master’s of Social Work, State of Michigan

Behavioral Health Counselor

Grady enjoys living in the North Woods and grew up in the area. In his spare time he enjoys fly fishing, ice fishing, foraging for mushrooms, smoking fish and meats and spending time with family.

Volunteer Involvement & Certifications
Grady volunteers to create book covers to help with the Carnegie Library Creative Children’s Programming. He is also a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

Professional Interests
Exploring the benefits of video therapy and the benefits of how art affects the brain.

Grady appreciates the support and professionalism of the team at the Lac Vieux Desert Health Center as well as the state of the art facility

Grady graduated in May of 2015 with a Master of Arts Degree in Art Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Superior.

Genesis Recovery, Art Therapy Intern, Duluth, MN
Heartland Kids, Mental Health Practitioner, Duluth, MN

Professional Societies
American Art Therapy Association.
Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center

Board Certifications
CADC – Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
CTTS – Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Upcoming Events

  1. Virtual Walking Club

    May 11 - September 7

Our clinic offers exceptional care for the entire family. The clinic is open to the public and accepts most types of insurance. New patients are always welcome!