Katherine M. Ajluni, MS, LLMFT, Marriage and Family Therapist
“Do you feel like you are searching? Searching for the reasons why you are unhappy in your relationships or lack of relationships? Searching for reasons why there are so many problems in your family? Searching for the reasons why you are unhappy in your life or career? Searching for the reasons you feel run down and uninspired?
It is in relationships that we experience love and comfort, as well as pain and confusion. I create a warm and supportive environment and relationship with you. I help create a place where you, you partner, your child or your family can feel safe and comfortable enough to explore the things which are problems in your life.
My goal in therapy is to help you to achieve the goals you identify in counseling. It is to help you live a more full and healthy life, both in relationship to others and to yourself. I would like to help you discover the answers that you are searching for and to implement those answers in your life.”
Katherine received a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Child Development from Central Michigan University. She received her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University. She has experience working with families and adolescents.
She works with couples, individuals, families and children to answer the questions which bring them to counseling. She specializes in relationship issues, parenting issues, troubled children and teens, and depression. Katherine works in the Brighton office.
Rhonda Bantsimba, MSW, LLMSW, Social Work.
Rhonda Bantsimba is a limited licensed social worker. She is committed to helping her clients improve their relationships with others, as well as, helping those who struggle with feeling of low self-esteem and a sense of inadequacy. She has experience working with clients who experience women’s issues, multicultural issues, anxiety and depression.
Rhonda received her undergraduate degree and her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. She has years of experience training volunteers and agency staff to be HIV prevention/test counselors. She also has trained numerous people in reproductive and sexual health education. Rhonda sees adolescents, adults, couples and families in the Brighton and Ann Arbor offices.
SPECIALTY AREAS: Couples and Marriage Counseling, Pre-marital Counseling, Divorce Counseling, Multicultural Counseling, Women’s Issues Counseling.
Joe Dragun, PhD, Psychologist.
Dr. Joseph Dragun is a licensed psychologist. He is the founder and clinical director of Relationship Center of Michigan. Joe has committed his professional career to helping individuals and couples improve their relationships. He offers individual and group counseling to those who feel frustrated, hurt, misunderstood or confused in their relationships. He works to help clients achieve a confidence in themselves which leads to both a closer and more satisfying bond with their family and friends, as well as a more fulfilling lifestyle.
Joe received his Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University, Specialist’s Degree from Center for Humanistic Studies, and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at Union Institute and Graduate School. He has pursued advanced training in marital therapy, including certification in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. He also has completed extensive training in Relational Gestalt therapy. His book, Falling in Love is Not Enough, is available through Amazon. Joe sees a limited number of clients in Brighton and in Ann Arbor.
SPECIALTY AREAS: Relationships, Couples and Marriage Counseling, Affair Recovery, Coping with Divorce.
Karl Gill, MA, LPC, Professional Counselor.
Karl Gill is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has experience helping couples to better communicate with each other, which results in their better understanding each other, growing closer to each other, and more easily solving their differences. He also has a great interest in working with adolescents on issues such as anger, defiance, stress, organization skills and peer interactions. He currently leads a Grief and Loss Support group focusing on helping individuals work through the loss they have experiences.
Karl received his Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. He received his Master’s Degree in professional counseling from the same institution. He has pursued additional training in anger management and couples therapy. Karl sees children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in the Brighton office.
Specialty Areas: Anger Issues, Grief and Loss, Pre-marital Counseling, Adolescent Counseling, Couples Counseling.
Michael Rudy, MSW, LMSW.
Michael Rudy is a Licensed Masters Social Worker. He is passionate about being a therapist. In all of his work, he focuses on helping his clients to transcend the limits which have been placed upon them by their history and their past. His goal is to help his client to attain their highest potential as human beings.
Michael received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. He subsequently received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
He has served also completed postgraduate work at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute in Farmington, Michigan and currently is completing the certification program in psychoanalysis from the Michigan Council for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He has worked in diverse settings, including on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and in private practice. He has also created and conducted a rehabilitation programs specifically for men convicted of domestic violence. He also has extensive experience in the business world, as a financial planner.
SPECIALTY AREAS: Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Anger Issues
Kristina Gojcaj, MA, TLLP, Psychologist
“Are events from the past preventing you from experiencing the full potential of your life? Are you experiencing stress from life changes, such as health challenges, loss of a loved one, career, parenting, empty nest, or a recent move? Are you feeling anxious or depressed about a relationship? Are you feeling disconnected from what really matters to you?
I want to help you gain a sense of hope. For there is hope that your future can and will be better and that you can overcome the problems that you are now facing. My role is to help you and your loved ones gain new understanding, compassion, ways to connect more deeply, and any skills needed to address your painful situation. I firmly believe that you change. As this occurs, you can achieve a more balanced and happier life.”
Kristina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She earned her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. She has additional training in testing.
Kristina works in our Brighton office. She sees children, adolescents and adults. She specializes in marital issues, parenting issues, troubled children and teens, as well as individuals who are depressed or anxious.