At Starfish we value the connections we build with our coworkers as they are our biggest source of support. Team building and making time to build positive workplace relationships are important to us!
I started as an Intern at Starfish in 2000: now I’m the Director of Child, Youth and Family Clinical and Trauma Services.
In 2000 while in college I interned at the Starfish Shelter. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree, I was hired at the Shelter. I held a variety of roles including supervisor. Once I obtained my Master’s Degree, I became a homebased therapist on the Starfish Behavioral Health Services team. I have been given many opportunities here at Starfish to grow professionally and become a leader within the company. I am now the Director of Child, Youth and Family Clinical and Trauma Services. Throughout my journey at Starfish, I chose to focus my attention on childhood trauma and toxic stress. I received the opportunities to become a Nationally Certified Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT), a trained Supervisor in TF-CBT, and I participate in various County and Statewide initiatives to bring trauma awareness throughout the State of Michigan. Starfish is always expanding and there are many opportunities to grow here.
Our Community Outreach Coordinator,Carolyn and our Volunteer Resource Specialist, Cheryl enjoying Houston hospitality at the 2015 Points of Light Volunteering and Service Conference.
At Starfish we value professional development. Staff often have the opportunity to partake in employer funded travel to conferences both domestic and international.