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.


Matt Swartz, MSSW, LMSW

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, LLPC

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.




 Nicole Goodroe-Monette, MA, CRC, LPC

Nicole Goodroe-Monette is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation counselor.  She provides a professional environment that will help soothe any anxiety one may have over starting the counseling experience.  she specializes in substance abuse, depression, anxiety and adjustment disorder.






Tammie Bodner MSW, LMSW, DAAETS


My main area of expertise is in trauma. I am trained in Trauma Incident Reduction including application with children. Trauma and Traumatic Stress is individual to each person and manifests itself in many ways. I also specialize in physical and emotional school safety and significant involvement in the family courts.

My passion is making this world a better place to be for our children. I have continued my education in my areas of specialization creating a craft with a very high success rate. Children look forward to the time they spend with me and experience a higher level of treatment.






Joe LaDuke M. Ed., CP

Almost all clients come to Joe because they are at a point in their personal or professional lives where they simply want more.  Whether they feel dissatisfied, bored, or stuck (and consequently are now motivated and hungry,) they are honest enough to say they want something more out of their lives and are now willing to take the next step to achieve it.  This is where Joe comes in. The work Joe does with clients puts them back in the proverbial driver’s seat.  It demands that they identify the thoughts and behaviors that no longer work for them and possess the volition to finally dismiss them.  It helps them remove the clutter that’s bogged them down for too long, and moreover, cultivate the healthy, well-balanced, and fulfilling lifestyle they want for themselves.




Max Smith LLMSW

I am known as a warm, caring, attentive and insightful practitioner that works with client’s strength to develop a deep understanding of their thoughts and behavior.  I specialize in treating issues related to depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, sexual issues, grief and loss, relationship problems, identity and intergenerational conflict.  I have been trained to work with people of all ages from childhood to older adults.  I have extensive experience using both cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy to help clients reach their potential.

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