Meet the MIOPAH Team

Michigan Institute of Performance and Health is a team of professionals that provide services in the three primary pillars of health: Mind, Body, and Spirit

Thomas Bayer – MBA

Director, Team Operations

Tom is a Business Operations and Human Resources professional with extensive senior management experience with global hospitality and automotive OEMs. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his friends, family, and pets, as well as traveling and cooking gourmet meals.

Tetiana Bilous

Office Administrative Assistant

Tetiana is a Ukrainian immigrant currently studying social work at Wayne State University. She aspires to work with young children especially recently immigrated youths who are adjusting to life in America. Her role at MIOPAH includes new patient onboarding, scheduling, and various administrative tasks.

Chuck May

Office Administrative Assistant

Chuck is the smiling face and voice of MIOPAH who answers the phone and greets our clients for their in-person sessions. Feel free to reach out to him with any questions you may have about our practice... He's here to help you!

Chad Cubberly – LLMSW

Psychotherapist

Chad uses a Strength-based therapy approach which is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. He also incorporates mindfulness during sessions, this may involve breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress. Chad works with adolescents and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, crisis in faith and/or beliefs, stress management problems, family conflicts, traumatic life experiences, substance abuse, and self-esteem issues.

Dr. Renee’ Harris, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Harris believes mental health practitioners and their clients are together on a journey to wellness. The most important part of her job as a psychiatrist is providing educational opportunities for patients to help them understand their illnesses and how to best maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. Therefore, it is very important to teach people how to advocate for themselves in the therapeutic relationship, as well as teaching lifestyle changes that promote general health and wellbeing.

Elaine Hendershot – LMSW

Psychotherapist

I have worked as a therapist for 6 years in a variety of environments and with a variety of personality types. My favorite clients are angry children and adolescents-- the angrier, the better! I enjoy addressing defiance, ADHD issues, inappropriate social behaviors, anxiety, and depression. I focus on building a personal, unique relationship with every client, and then using their strengths and interests to help them navigate the trenches of mental health. My approach is non-traditional and works well with children who have had negative therapy experiences in the past. If your child truly resents therapy, I encourage you to schedule an appointment with me and see what happens!

Ziqian Shen – LLMSW

Psychotherapist

I believe in the importance of exploring and understanding questions we might or might not have about ourselves and finding balance in our relationships with others through exploring emotions and thoughts, building on self-confidence, accepting the past, changing now, and adapting to the future. My work mainly involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and other approaches customizing to your personal needs. Additionally, I work with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma to improve individual well-being.

Angelic Taylor – LPC

Psychotherapist

Angelic employs a direct, empathetic, and honest approach to therapy. Through highly effective communication skills, the ability to establish trusting relationships, and the use of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, she is able to help clients heal from trauma and change negative thought processes that hinder their ability to see beyond current challenges. She has successfully worked with clients from many different backgrounds, with a range of emotional and behavioral issues, helping them to overcome obstacles, achieve goals, and live to their highest potential.

Mark Wells, LMSW, CAADC, CCSOTS, CCHTVSP, RYT-500

Owner / Psychotherapist

Mark’s work involves exploring your personal strengths, resiliencies, and ambivalence about change while applying multiple strategies to help you achieve your goals. He customizes therapy to the needs of each individual, whether you are looking for help with an acute, short-term crisis, or a more focused, long-term problem, such as depression or anxiety.

Dr. Ryan Abboud, D.O.

Functional Medicine Physician

Dr. Abboud’s ecological and naturalistic philosophy animates the seeking of balance within the ecology of our environment. This includes plants, animals, people, minerals, cellular organisms, and cellular biology in the space around us. He believes that we can optimize all areas of lifestyle, as nature allows, to heal or stay well. When necessary, Dr. Abboud prefers to use natural treatments but acknowledges and appreciates the cutting edge of modern medicine.

Dr. Marsha Billes, D.O.

Functional Medicine Physician

Dr. Billes is a dedicated and compassionate Family Physician who has been successful at combining traditional and Integrative medicine to reduce chronic disease and promote wellness. She is Board Certified in Family Practice, Integrative Medicine, and is also a certified yoga therapist. She has been using Yoga Therapy and Measured Yoga Therapy in her practice as an additional tool for assessing the health of her patients.

Linda Talacki – RYT 1000 Yoga Therapist

YOGA THERAPIST

Beverly Lochard – JD, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, AHC

Ayurvedic Practitioner

Beverly unites the sister sciences, Yoga and Ayurveda, to provide clients informed, accessible, and sustainable therapeutic solutions. She has an excellent grasp of both sciences and the ability to prescribe asana, pranayama, and meditation, along with herbs and other daily practices, to support healing.

Danny Maresca – CMTA, FDN-P, HLC, HMCP

Holographic Memory Resolution Practitioner

Danny has supported the health and well-being of clients for 15 years following a holistic and functional approach. The core of his approach involves empowering clients with the tools and resources needed to improve and maintain their own health and self-regulatory capacities for the rest of their lives. His personal understanding of the effects of stress and trauma on human health led him to discover the HeartMath approach to creating physiological coherence and subsequently Holographic Memory Resolution.