2015-03-19 / Business

Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority welcomes psychologist to team

SAGINAW – Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) announces the newest member of their clinical team is Dr. Karen Stanley-Kime. Beginning March 9, Dr. Kime joined SCCMHA’s staff and will be responsible for assisting in developing mental health recovery treatment plans with consumers, as well as working to identify and enhance behaviors and skills that will enable consumers to get closer to achieving the goals they have set for themselves.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Dr. Kime on staff,” said SCCMHA Clinical Director Linda Schneider. “She comes to us with a great deal of experience in positive behavioral supports and recovery and will do great things with our consumers in Saginaw County.”

Dr. Kime grew up in Melvindale, a suburb of Detroit, and attended Eastern Michigan University where she earned her master’s degree in clinical behavioral psychology and her doctorate in clinical psychology. Her professional experience includes an internship at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, a residency at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Home, and the Eisenhower Center in Ann Arbor.

“The Veterans Administration is an amazing and competitive place for training,” explained Dr. Kime. “It was an honor to work with our veterans. After they have sacrificed, served and been a part of some of the most intense scenarios imaginable, it was a privilege to help them get back on their feet mentally and emotionally now that they’re home. It’s very rewarding and humbling.”

Dr. Kime comes to SCCMHA with a passion and enthusiasm for recovery, noting that taking this position was an easy choice. “I want to align myself with people who are just as enthusiastic about recovery as I am, and SCCMHA is an outstanding leader in the recovery movement,” she said. “I left the interview excited about the possibilities. I’m so excited to have been offered an opportunity to be a part of this team and use my skills to help consumers live the life of their dreams.”

Her office will be located at the SCCMHA Towerline facility in Buena Vista Township, where she will meet regularly with consumers to assist with overhauling and developing treatment plans that align more closely with the principles of recovery.

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