Trauma Recovery Center represents an affiliation of multidisciplinary professionals specializing in the treatment of trauma-related disorders for individuals, families, couples, and groups.




Dennis S. Pilon

Dennis S. Pilon, LMSW, ACSW, BCD, LMFT, received his BA in Psychology from Wayne State University and his Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Michigan. Dennis is a Licensed Master Social Worker, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and has been in practice as a Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years. He is a psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist specializing in trauma-related disorders, smoking cessation/wellness programs, and is trained in biofeedback and stress management techniques. He is owner/director of the Trauma Recovery Center/Consultants in Royal Oak, Michigan, and the owner/director of Anything But Cigarettes comprehensive stop-smoking programs.

Mr. Pilon is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and currently serves as the Chair of the Professional Development Seminars Committee. He also serves as the Clinical Coordinator for the Southeast Michigan Trauma and Dissociation Study Group, an ISSTD Component Group.

Mr. Pilon is Certified in Clinical Hypnosis and an Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and is the Education Coordinator and Past President/President-Elect of the Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis.


Kathy August, Psy.D., conducts a psychological practice specializing in the treatment of persons exposed to abuse and trauma (e.g. sexual, physical and emotional abuse, and combat exposure).  She consults, trains, and presents to professional and community groups on trauma-related disorders. She is also trained in clinical hypnosis and EMDR to treat trauma.

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Debbi Colohan specializes in trauma recovery

Debbi Colohan, MA, LPC, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and her Masters in Counseling degree from Oakland University. She specializes in the area of trauma recovery with survivors who have endured sexual, physical, and emotional abuse.  Experience includes over 15 years conducting individual, family and group therapy in a safe and supportive environment.  Issues addressed in therapy include anxiety, depression, dissociation, post traumatic stress disorder, relationship dysfunction and low self esteem.  Goals of treatment include the promotion of healing and self empowerment.

Lorraine Feber is a registered Art Therapist who works with adults, adolescents and children


Lorraine Feber, MEd, ATR-BC, is a registered Art Therapist and psychotherapist who works with children, adolescents and adults (individually and in groups), and utilizes art therapy techniques as a powerful method to help accomplish various goals such as effective coping, managing and transformation of traumatic stress.  Ms. Feber received her Master's Degree from the Art Therapy program at Wayne State University.  She is affiliated with the Michigan Art Therapy Association and the American Art Therapy Association.  Her areas of interest include the treatment of eating disorders, other addictions, and sexual abuse.



Loukia Pelossof, LMSW, ACSW, BCD, LMFT, is trained in family therapy and works with individuals, couples, families and groups. She has over 25 years experience treating trauma-related disorders with individual and groups. She has been on the Executive Board of SEMISSD/Trauma and Dissociation Study Group for many years. Loukia also provides consultation and assessment for ADHD adults. Visit her website for more information.




Leslie K. Pielack, MA, LPC, has wide expertise in many aspects of trauma treatment and assessment.  She trains and consults with therapists, medical professionals, attorneys, educators, and organizations, regarding trauma-related issues and participates in specialized study groups as well as the Oakland County Crisis Response Organization.


Karen Rouff has a special interest in health-related issues and concerns

Karen Rouff, LMSW, ACSW, has been in clinical practice for eighteen years.  She works with individuals, couples, and families, and has a wide range of experience with children and adolescents as well as adults.  With a background in nursing, she has a special interest and expertise with health-related issues and concerns.


Carol Sabo-Horton, CMT, has over 15 years' experience as a massage therapist.  She is an Authorized Awareness Though Movement Teacher of the Feldenkrais method, a Level II Reiki practitioner, and is accredited by Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.  In addition to her "hands on" body work, she is also a qualified grief and loss counselor.  Carol has first-hand experience working with children, adolescents and adults dealing with the impact of trauma and loss.  In addition, Ms. Sabo-Horton has facilitated grief and loss support groups; functioned as Assistant Facilitator for "Bamboo Bridge", a Viet Nam Veteran's Support Group; and assisted in the facilitation of multi-day trauma workshops.  Her sincere caring for the human experience combined with her extensive training and knowledge can help create a safe sanctuary for those seeking her professional service.


Dorit Silver specializes in the treatment of couples and families

Dorit Silver, LMSW, ACSW, BCD, LMFT, has over 25 years of clinical experience, with specialized training in the treatment of couples and families. She is certified with the EMDR International Association, and uses EMDR in the treatment of trauma-related issues.  Her recent professional interests include the use of EMDR in the resolution of personal and familial transitions.


Larry Oshier MA is a Nationally Certified Psychologist (Michigan Limited License), with many years’ experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. He uses short-term approaches with families, couples, and adolescents in crisis. He uses longer term psychodynamic treatment with childhood and adult trauma, anxiety, and depression. Larry has a special interest in working with couples on relationship issues and parenting skills.

Victoria Tylenda-Wong, LMSW, DCSW is a licensed Master’s Social Worker in the State of Michigan. She is dedicated to helping clients to achieve their fullest potential by eliminating barriers caused by past pain and suffering. Vicky’s post graduate training was with research based Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) serving a diverse population of families with at-risk youth and has worked for over a decade in areas related to Child Welfare. Other areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and grief/loss issues. Her work with Beaumont Hospice establishes the foundation of her expertise in grief and loss issues. Active professional memberships include the NASW, ACSW and North American Spirituality in Social Work. Vicky is a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and also uses Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in her treatment. Vicky has earned a Certificate in Trauma Counseling from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Vicky sees clients at the Trauma Recovery Center, 415 S. West Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067 and 26111 W. 14 Mile Road in Franklin, MI 48025. Contact Vicky at 248-341-0710.
Elizabeth Herring


Elizabeth Herring LMSW, ACSW
is a Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She received her Master of Social Work in Interpersonal Practice with Children and Families from the University of Michigan. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents and families with trauma backgrounds. Ms. Herring believes strongly in empowering individuals to improve their overall functioning and satisfaction with their lives.


Mead Goedert, LMSW
Mead Goedert, LMSW, is a clinical social worker who works with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a variety of difficulties including trauma, depression, anxiety, troubled interpersonal relationships, and everyday stressors. He is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Clinical Social Work, received his Master’s Degree in Social Work at Wayne State University, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Detroit Mercy. He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic techniques to help individuals achieve meaningful lives and overcome emotional and behavioral obstacles to their overall wellbeing.

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