Our Team

The PCS-Counseling Team

Dr. John Mlinarcik, PhD, LMSW, CEO

Heading up PCS-Counseling, Dr. John provides services to children, adults, couples, families & groups, as well as lectures and trains nationally. He has over 100,000 hours of confidential services since earning his PhD, MA, MS, & LMSW.

Matthew Swartz, MSSW, LMSW

Assistant Director of Clinical Services

As the Assistant Director of Clinical Services, Matt is responsible for supervising our counselors and making sure our clients find the perfect therapist to help them address their challenges.

In his counseling and coaching, Matt combinines compassion with effective, cutting-edge treatment.  He is experienced in providing counseling to adults, adolescents, and families with a variety of presenting problems. He specializes in working with anxiety, ADHD, adolescents, grief (especially those who have lost a loved one to suicide), LGBTQ identity concerns, substance abuse, and Mindfulness Therapy. Matt is especially passionate in his work with young adults who are working to discover themselves, design their lives in a purposeful way, and reach deep fulfillment.

Dr. Nick Phillips, D.Min., MF

Helping couples for 20 years prepare, enrich and restore their marriage, his passion, experience and expertise has seen thousands of couples transformed to living fulfilling marriages. He is continually in demand for seminars and conferences, as well as training in the corporate venue on relational leadership.

Sarah Paré, MA, LPC

Sarah has years of experience helping client’s heal and move toward personal growth. She uses a wide variety of techniques which can be tailored toward the individual depending on their need. She has had experience working with individuals of all ages. Sarah specializes in working with client’s that have anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, relationship issues, family systems, intimacy concerns and major life transitions.

Dr. Russell Doré, Ed.D.                           

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Doré has over 20 years experience in counseling, coaching, and training individuals for personal growth. He holds a BA and MA from Michigan State University in Psychology, and a Doctor of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Washington.

Elaine Williams, MSW, LMSW

Elaine is known for her commonsense and intuitive approach to helping each person, team, organization, and community expand their human potential to live an inspired, meaningful life. She is author of the book, The Sacred Work of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, and is a national speaker and trainer whose focus is inter-generational relationships, diversity and communication.

Dr. Debby Tang  PhD, LPC

Dr. Tang has over 25 years of experience practicing counseling and psychotherapy. Her expertise spans a wide range of topics, including couples counseling, marriage and family, depression and anxiety, trauma, self-injury, cross-cultural issues and teenage behavioral problems.

Frank Rubino, MS, TLLP

Frank is a Master’s Level clinical psychologist who focuses on treating adolescents, and adults in a variety of areas. He treats people struggling with substance abuse, trauma, addictive behaviors (including pornography, sex, eating, gambling, video games, etc.), communication, sports/performance, anger and work related issues. He is particularly sensitive to the specific needs of first responders and veterans. He works with individuals from all walks and stages of life.

Marley Pagel, LMSW, ACSW

Marley is a Clinical Social Worker whose specialties focus healing and personal growth of the whole person:  Mind, Body and Spirit. She has more than 25 years of experience helping people to gain freedom from depression, anxiety, grief, interpersonal issues and trauma. Marley combines her extensive education with a warm and caring connection and sincere interest in each person she works with.  She is trained in the use of EMDR which helps accelerate the healing of trauma, PTSD, physical, sexual, and verbal abuse.  She is trained and experienced in integrating Faith-Based Principals in Clinical Treatment.

Tamira Shropshire, LMSW, SSW

Tamira Shropshire is clinical social worker and therapist with PCS-Counseling. She aims to provide a safe, accepting, non-judgmental atmosphere, where both children, their parents and young adults feel comfortable with sharing and processing their most personal thoughts and feelings. Tamira is passionate about working with children and young adults who struggle with finding their own voice and challenging negative thoughts. She strives to meet clients where they are in order to effectively guide and walk with them to where they strive to be. Tamira Specializes in working with children and young adults to treat anxiety, anger, trauma, low self-esteem, and challenges related to ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Christine Carrothers


Christine is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides therapeutic counseling to school aged children, adolescents, and adults. Her focus for providing quality care is to establish a safe space to allow her clients to do their best work at learning positive self image, healthy self care, and safe boundaries. Christine helps her clients form their own goals to meet their best version of themselves. Christine utilizes an eclectic approach pulling from family systems, attachment, client centered theories to find the best techniques for her clients to do work in sessions that can be applied successfully in their lives. Christine has over a decade of experience working in education, social service, and private practice. Her career experience has provided a wide scope of knowledge with foster care and adoption as well as private adoptions and the adoption triad. Her own personal research and experience include transracial adoption and managing biofamily reunion. Additionally, she has experience supporting victims of domestic violence, the LGBTQIA community, children of trauma, women, racial and ethnic minorities, and those with race and identity concerns. Christine graduated with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology and a specialization in Social Inequality from the University of Michigan. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University completing both the School Counseling certification as well as the Community Counseling program.

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