3475 Belle Chase Way   Lansing, MI   48911
Phone: 517-882-3732  |  Fax: 517-882-3633
Our vision is to inform, advocate and enable
access to quality behavioral health services.
psychiatric services medication management psychotherapy behavioral medicine

Lansing Institute of Behavioral Medicine

Lansing Institute of Behavioral Medicine was founded in response to Greater Lansing's need for mental health resources and alternatives for care. While our roots are firmly grounded in Community Health, we have developed complementary specialty practices for the support of mental wellness and health. Our clinic began as a humble attempt to offer clinical services in a primary care setting and has developed into a network of care for individuals and families in the Mid-Michigan Community.

We proudly support the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Brain Injury Association of America.



Our Staff

Psychiatrist/Psychologist

Roy Meland
DO
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David Picone
DO
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Jeffrey Frey
DO
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Mary Haering
DO
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Rajasekhar Jupalli
MD
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Rishi Mahabir
DO
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Sandra McCormick
PsyD
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Dennis Pelon
PhD
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Nurse Practitioners

Angela Stathopoulos
APRN
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Margaret Keeler
CNP
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Tonya Lake
DNP
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Shari Nussdorfer
APRN
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Janet Del Valle
DNP
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Therapist

Cynthia Borgman
LMSW
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Meghan Faust
LMSW
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Ilene Jolly
LMSW
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James Loree
LMSW
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Gregory Lott
LMSW
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Chris McDaniel
LMSW
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Marilyn McLane
LMSW
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Maureen Moloney
LMSW
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Lannie Slabaugh
LMSW
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Barbara Starling
LMSW
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Matthew Solit
LMSW
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David Cooper
LMSW
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Monica Brunetti
RN (Reflexology, Master Reiki Instructor)
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James Loree

James Loree

LMSW

Jim Loree is a psychotherapist, licensed master social worker, internationally certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor, and nationally certified advanced gambling counselor. He has worked in a variety of venues, including MDCH, Albion College, Michigan State University, outpatient and intensive outpatient programs, and private practice for a decade. He has provided supervision for graduate social work interns through the MSU School of Social Work full-time and Hybrid Programs.

Jim has presented continuing education workshops addressing addiction assessment, treatment and recovery at the local, state and national levels, in collaboration with the Michigan State University School of Social Work and the Neighborhood Service Organization. He currently treats young adults through seniors for mental health and addiction recover at Lansing Institute of Behavioral Medicine on an outpatient basis, and he teaches undergraduate psychology courses at Baker College.

Cynthia Borgman

Cynthia Borgman

LMSW

Cynthia Borgman, L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W. is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and is credentialed with the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). Cynthia has worked extensively with a diverse population of adolescents, couples and adults using interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral and blended approaches. Cynthia provides personalized treatment in a strength based and collaborative manner which emphasizes improving communication and problem solving skills. Specialties include the management of anxiety, depression, trauma, psychosis, anger, life stressors/adjustments, grief/loss, addictions, identity struggles, and relationship and health issues.

Dennis Pelon

Dennis Pelon

PhD

Therapeutic yoga is provided by Dr. Dennis Pelon, Registered Yoga Teacher and Licensed Psychologist. He has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University (1975-77), a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology (1979-83) with specialization in Clinical Hypnosis, Post-Doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology (1984-86) at the Neuroscience Division of Mid-Michigan Hospital in Midland, Michigan, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Ombodies Studio in Mount Pleasant, Michigan (2012-2013), iRest Yoga Nidra Levell Training (2013), and Yoga Therapy Training at Samyoga Institute in Columbus, Ohio (2013-2016). Dr. Pelon has 40 years' experience providing services for persons with pain, PTSD, anxiety, depression, psychosomatic, and central nervous system disorders. He maintains consulting privileges at McLaren Greater Lansing and Sparrow Health Systems and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Michigan State University. He is also a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Yoga Alliance, and International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Lannie Slabaugh

Lannie Slabaugh

LMSW

Lannie Slabaugh, Therapist, Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW), Graduate of U of M School of Social Work.

I create a warm and safe atmosphere where clients feel comfortable collaborating together to meet their goals. I integrate a broad array of therapeutic orientations and tools in order to find what works best for each individual or family. My office is equipped with a sand tray and other sensory materials that I can use to deepen or expand my work with clients of all ages. I see children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Prior experiences in mediation, school social work, and substance abuse inform my practice as I help clients navigate relational issues, anxiety, trauma, behavioral or emotional difficulties, chronic pain, life transitions, loss, and depression.

Monica Brunetti

Monica Brunetti

Reflexologist/Reiki Master Reflexology is beneficial for restoring balance and harmony in the body and releasing tension. It can help facilitate a deep state of relaxation, calm the emotions, and produce a focused mind. Many people describe a profound sense of relaxation and increased energy following their session. In addition, studies have shown that reflexology can reduce pain and anxiety, decrease depression symptoms, and reduce fatigue and insomnia. Millions of people around the world use reflexology to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, cardiovascular issues, depression, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, and cancer. Call Monica to schedule your appointment today at (989) 330-9926.

Meghan Faust

Meghan Faust

LMSW

Information coming soon.

Roy Meland

Roy Meland

DO

Dr. Meland has been practicing medicine in the Greater Lansing Community for over two decades. He achieved his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marshall University and his Medical Degree from The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. After one year of post- graduate work at St. Vincent Medical Center of Toledo, Ohio he enrolled in the Psychiatric Residency Program at Michigan State University. Dr. Meland has had the opportunity to work in both inpatient and outpatient settings treating individuals dealing with major mental disorders, brain injuries, addictions and trauma related disorders.

Dr. Meland is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, including both Adult and Geriatric Qualifications, as well as a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is currently appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor for the Colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University within the departments of Psychiatry and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Work with the University includes clinical training of Resident and Student physicians. His past tenure has been as Chief of Psychiatry at Clinton-Eaton- Ingham Counties Community Mental Health Authority, Medical Director of Psychological Associates in Rehabilitation and Medical Director of Hope Network Rehabilitation Center of East Lansing, Ml. He is currently serving as medical director for Senior Life Solutions of Harbor Beach, MI and Dowagiac, MI older adult day treatment programs.

Dr. Meland has served as a senior board examiner for the National Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry since 2003. He has been an examination writer for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners since 2008. And in 2008 declared a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychiatrists as recognition for his work in contributing to the field of Psychiatry. In 2013, Dr. Meland was selected as a National Board Member overseeing national board certifying and re-certifying examinations for the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

Sandra McCormick

Sandra McCormick

PsyD

Information coming soon.

Lauren Brown

Lauren Brown

MD

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Ilene Jolly

Ilene Jolly

LMSW

Ilene Jolly, LMSW, ACSW is a licensed clinical social worker with 30 years of experience providing mental health services in the public and private sector. She is also a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Ilene enjoys working with adolescents and adults using an eclectic therapeutic approach based on individual needs and person-centered goals. She has extensive experience in the treatment of emotional disturbances, mood disorders, psychosis, personality disorders, relationship conflict, and communication skills. As a therapist, Ilene has a comfortable, nonjudgmental style that promotes a productive and validating therapeutic experience.

 

David Picone

DO

Dr. Picone began his collegiate education at The University of Massachusetts and competed his Medical Degree through Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing a post graduate year of clinical training with Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI he enrolled in a dually accredited Residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry within Michigan State University. Dr. Picone has been practicing psychiatry in mid-Michigan for several decades. He has been involved in the care of individuals and families suffering mental illness within the context of inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse services, community mental health and rural psychiatric care clinics. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the care of individuals suffering major mental disorders. He currently provides private practice and tele-health services throughout mid-Michigan. Dr. Picone is a Board Certified Diplomat of the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and is a Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is currently appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor for the Colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. His past tenure has been as Medical Director at Clinton-Eaton- Ingham Counties Community Mental Health Authority. Dr. Picone has served as a senior board examiner for the National Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry since 1998 and has served as a National Board Member for the American College of Neuropsychiatrists from 2006-2012. In 2003, Dr. Picone was recognized for his work in advancing the field of Psychiatry and, declared a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychiatrists.

Angela Stathopoulos

Angela Stathopoulos

APRN

Angela Stathopoulos APRN, is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner emphasis on bio-psycho social models on emotional well-being.

Gregory Lott

Gregory Lott

LMSW

Gregory R. Lott, LMSW, ACSW is a mental health therapist and has been practicing in Lansing for the past 16 years. Mr. Lott specializes in working with adults that have chronic mental illness; including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophre, anxiety, and grief + loss issues. Greg is certified by state of Michigan in dialectical behavior therapy. Mr. Lott is a member of the national association of social workers as well as the academy of certified social workers.

Greg completed his bachelors of science degree at Michigan state university and graduated from Wayne state university with master of social work degree.

Barbara Starling

Barbara Starling

LMSW

Barbara Starling is a licensed master social worker (LMSW); a certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and a member of the Academy of certified social Workers (ACSW). She has practiced social work since 1990. She works with individuals (adults) and couples. Barbara is skilled in working with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, substance use/addition, and adjustment to life issues such as divorce, career, and retirement. Barbara utilizes approaches to treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, experimental, and EMDR.

Chris McDaniel

Chris McDaniel

LMSW

I am licensed by the State of Michigan as a clinical social worker, credentialed by the Michigan Certification Board of Addictions Professionals as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, I am certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, and I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of California at Berkeley. My Graduate field work was in mental health clinic settings in economically and ethnically diverse communities (e.g., San Francisco and Berkeley, California). My graduate thesis was on families as care givers of adults with significant mental illnesses. I have worked in both public and private sector mental healther and substance abuse policy and treatment in 2008 and a test item consultant for the credentialing examination for Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselors in 2015. My primary clinical interests are the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, substance abuse treatment incorporating the use of auricular acupuncture, and dysfunctional interpersonal relationship patterns. I have been a field instructor for the Michigan State University School of Social Work since 2005.

Maureen Moloney

Maureen Moloney

LMSW

Maureen Moloney, M.S.W., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W., C.A.A.D.C., is a Licensed Master's Social Worker (clinical and macro practice) in the State of Michigan and is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and has over 35 years of experience in the mental health field. She works effectively with a wide variety of diverse populations and client needs, serving adults of all ages, adolescents, and families using a strength-based, recovery model of treatment, encouraging full participation of clients in developing practical solutions for presenting problems. Her practice focuses on assisting clients and their families in addressing concerns of depression, anxiety, loss/grief, relationship/communication issues, trauma, self-esteem, substance abuse and social justice as well as adjustment difficulties related to issues of daily living.

Marilyn McLane

Marilyn McLane

LMSW

Marilyn Mclane, LMSW, ACSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Work and has the Academy of Certified Social Workers credentials through the National Association of Social Workers. She received her Master Degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University in 2001. She has clinical experience as a School Social Worker, working with children from kindergarten through twelfth grade, parents, teachers, and administrators. She has also worked with hospice patients and families as a Medical Social Worker. Marilyn has experience working with individuals who are in a domestic violent relationship. Marilyn's private practice experience includes working with individual of all ages, parents, couples, marital issues, and premarital counseling. Her therapy approach is eclectic and client centered focusing on helping the individual to work through issues; such as depression, anxiety, stress-reduction, grief and loss, relationship challenges, struggles in school, and parenting concerns and challenges. Marilyn goal is to empower the individual to make the necessary changed to improve their feelings of self, relationships, and to find peace and purpose to their life.

Shari Nussdorfer

Shari Nussdorfer

APRN

Shari accepts referrals for diagnostic evaluations, medication management and in some instances combined medication and therapy. Practice is limited to adults 18-64 years of age. Practice interests include management and treatment of major mood disorders in both men and women anxiety/panic, depression, PTSD/trauma issues, and mood issues related to acute or chronic medical problems. Special populations and treatment interests include mood disorders in women during pregnancy/ postpartum/ perimenopause; mood issues in breast Cancer and other Cancer survivors; the emotional health and mood care needs of health care professionals.

Shari received her BSN degree from Calvin College, Grand Rapids Michigan. And her MS in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has practiced in the Lansing area for over 20 years.

Mary Haering

Mary Haering

DO

Information coming soon.

Rishi Mahabir

Rishi Mahabir

DO

Dr. Mahabir received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 1998. He then received his Osteopathic Medical Degree from Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie, Florida in 2003. His Psychiatry residency training was completed at Michigan State University in 2008. He worked full time at Carson Health seeing and treating mental health patients in an inpatient and outpatient setting for 6 years. He was the Medical Director of the Mental Health Department at Carson Health from 2012 to 2014. He now works full time at Lansing Institute of Behavioral Medicine in an outpatient setting treating various mental health conditions. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He is also appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.

Shereen Underwood

Shereen Underwood

DO

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Jeffrey Frey

Jeffrey Frey

DO

Dr. Frey is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served a tracked internship at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit/Warren, MI and his General Psychiatry residency at Michigan State University. During this time he served two "tours" as Chief Resident, and conducted research on feedback mechanisms in self-injurious behavior. Dr. Frey is a certified diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and previously held the position of Director of the Inpatient Psychiatry Service at Michigan State University/Sparrow-St. Lawrence Hospital. He also served as full-time faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at MSU, teaching medical students and resident physicians for the past 3 years. He recently transitioned into private practice, joining LIOBM to devote more time and energy to his chief clinical interest and passion: the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, particularly in combat veterans, law enforcement officers, and first responders. He has lectured locally, regionally, and nationally on this topic, and incorporates both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy into his treatment approach. Dr. Frey also has significant clinical interest and experience in the treatment of individuals who have suffered mild traumatic brain injury, and has substantial experience in treating these often co-occurring conditions. He concurrently holds the position of staff psychiatrist for Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center.

Dr. Frey has served in the United States Army for over 25 years in both the National Guard and on active duty. He deployed as a psychiatric specialist with the 13th Evacuation Hospital to Saudi Arabia in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991, and is a graduate of the Army's Airborne and Flight Surgeon courses. He also holds the Expert Field Medic Badge, and has been awarded two Meritorious Service Medals.

Tonya Lake

Tonya Lake

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Margaret Keller

Margaret Keeler

Margaret Keeler, FNP-BC, has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for 16 years, working in the psychiatric field for the past 6 years. She has also worked as an advocate in the mental healther arena since 2003. A graduate of Michigan State University for both her BSN and MSN, she is now pursuing a post master's certificate for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She joined Lansing Institute of Behavorial Medicine in 2015.

Raj

Rajasekhar Jupalli

Dr. Rajesekhar Jupalli M.D has completed his medical school in India. After he came to the U.S.A, he did his intership at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, IL and, completed residency training in adult psychiatry at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. He then did his fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at St. Louis, MO. He obtained his board certification in adult and geriatric psychiatry. Started working at Sparrow Hospital since 1988 as an attending psychiatrist, as well as the Medical Director until July 2015. Starting in October 2015 he then joined Lansing Institute of Behavorial Medicine as a full time psychiatrist, practicing Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. Now accepting new patients.

Matthew Solit

Matthew Solit

LMSW

More info coming soon!

David Cooper

David Cooper

LMSW

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