Listee Features — Psychology

Rebecca Cohen


Rebecca S. Cohen, MD, is renowned as an educator and psychopharmacologist with more than 20 years of distinction in her specialty. She initially pursued an education at Tufts University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1991. She subsequently obtained a Master of Arts in medical sciences from the Boston University Graduate School of Sciences in 1992. In 1997, Dr. Cohen earned an MD in psychiatry from the Boston University School of Medicine after discovering her passion for psychopharmacology during clinical rotations. Dr. Cohen believes that psychopharmacology is the best way to combine the art of connection with the potential of neuroscience, a constantly evolving field, to serve her patients. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Cohen completed a residency in

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Gertrude Kerns


It was Dr. Gertrude Y. Kerns’ fascination for the human mind that led her to practice in the field of psychology for an astounding 50 years. During high school, it occurred to her that the next leg of her educational journey would not only allow her to study the mind, but also prepare her for a career dedicated to helping others. As a result, Dr. Kerns embarked on extensive academic training, earning a Bachelor of Arts from Olivet College in 1953 and a Master of Arts from Wayne State University in 1958. Her academia culminated with the receipt of a PhD from the University of Michigan in 1979. Dr. Kerns has showcased her talents through her private, self-titled business in

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Kseniia Asefa, LPC, is renowned as a therapist with more than 10 years of excellence in her field. Her interest in psychology began after her volunteer efforts with orphaned children. Initially obtaining a Bachelor of Science from Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, she relocated to the United States to pursue continuing education in psychology. Ms. Asefa subsequently earned a Master of Arts in counseling psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2015. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Asefa worked as a human resources assistant for Tour Time Limited in Ukraine. Completing a practical internship at Mary & Tom Leo Associates from 2014 to 2015, she found success as an independent contract therapist seeing patients throughout Illinois

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Leading a diversified career throughout the state of Michigan for more than 30 years, Carlene M. Karavite held various secretarial, bookkeeping and real estate positions in Royal Oak, Oak Park and Birmingham, Michigan. In 1994, she became a limited licensed psychologist at the Midwestern Education Resource Center in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She later worked in the same capacity at Evergreen Counseling Centers in Farmington Hills, Shelby and Sterling Heights, Michigan, and at Advanced Counseling Services, P.C., in Southfield, Michigan, before retiring from the field of psychology in 1997. Additionally, Ms. Karavite excelled for 30 years as a real estate property manager for Leota Dunham in Royal Oak between 1976 and 2006. Ms. Karavite became involved in her profession because of

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Marion Somers


Dr. Marion Somers is renowned as a geriatric care expert with more than 50 years of excellence in her field. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from the City College of New York and a Master of Science in recreational therapy from Lehman College. Dr. Somers subsequently obtained a PhD in human and organizational development from the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Somers’ passion for education has been her driving force while constantly finding workarounds to compensate for her being born with dyslexia. Notably, Dr. Somers’ work includes assistive devices for improving medical outcomes and quality of life in the aging population, and advocacy work for the families and caregivers of seniors. Prior to

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Jean Alberti


Having accrued almost 40 years of experience in psychology, Jean M. Alberti, PhD, has become an authority in her field after founding her own clinic, Alberti Psychological Services, in 1981. At the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, she rose from a graduate research assistant from 1965 to 1968 to director of the University Research Office from 1968 to 1972 while completing a PhD in educational psychology. She planned to teach the teachers how to teach. Upon graduation, however, her career took a detour, first into medical education teaching physicians and allied health professionals how to teach more effectively. Dr. Alberti started as an assistant professor of medical education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in

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After accruing more than four decades of experience in psychology, Frances Mann Lockwood, PhD, retired from her private practice in Jackson, TN, in 2015 after maintaining it for eight years. Prior to working in private practice, she worked as a staff psychologist for the Lakeside Behavioral Health System from 1999 until 2007 and for Pathways Inc., from 1993 until 1999. Earlier, she maintained private practices in clinical psychology in Tennessee and Virginia between 1981 and 1993. In the 1970s, Dr. Lockwood started her career in psychology as an intern for the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the staff psychologist for the children’s youth program at the Helen Ross McNabb Center, and the assistant director of psychology for Commonwealth Center for

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Nancy Beasom


Now a retired occupational therapist and consultant, Nancy A. Beasom accumulated more than 20 years of professional excellence with the Embreeville Center in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, on behalf of the Department of Public Welfare. Hired as an occupational therapist in 1975, she proceeded to acquire the roles of a supervisor and mental retardation unit manager. Additionally, she worked in consulting for a private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania, for the Chester County MHMR Unit, as well as Elwyn, Inc., one of the oldest and largest care facilities in the United States, for Brian’s House in West Chester and for Home Health Care Agency in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Since 2005, Ms. Beasom has been employed as a pottery instructor on Princess Cruise

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Marsha Schroeder


Keeping aware of human behavior since the third grade, Marsha Schroeder, LPC, PLLC, has always had a natural normal way to relate to people and to help people. She feels very comfortable in the job, and she loves it. The first to graduate from college in her family, she sees her career not as a job, but as a vocation. Ms. Schroeder began her professional career as a staff member at St. Helen Catholic School in 1993, remaining in this position for one year before transferring to St. Peter and Paul Catholic School from 1994 to 1999 and St. Stephen Catholic School in Saginaw, Michigan, from 1997 to 2000. During this time, she served as an adjunct faculty member at

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