Behavioral Health Providers

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network has been the healthcare home in our community for more than fifty-five years. It is the place where families come because they trust the people they know to provide the healthcare they need.  

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Lori Partee, LMSW, CAAD, Cassopolis Family Clinic Network, Niles, MILori Partee, LMSW, CAADC

Therapist

Location: NCHC

Education: Bachelor of Social Work, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan; Master of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Joined CFCN: 2021

Certifications: Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals; Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Stanley Ruder, PMHNP, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Niles Family ClinicStanley Ruder, PMHNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Location: NCHC (Niles)

Education: Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, Illinois; Master of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Joined CFCN: 2022

Michele Bowen, LMSW, Behavioral Health, Cass Family Clinic NetworkMichele Bowen, LMSW, CAADC

Therapist

Location: Niles Community Health Center

Education: Bachelor of Arts – Developmental Psychology, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana; Master of Social Work, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Joined CFCN: 2019

Certifications: Certified Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Counselor; Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor.

Rebecca Brueck, PMHNP-BC, PHM-C, Cass Family Clinic Network

Rebecca Brueck, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Location: Cassopolis Family Clinic and Niles Community Health Center

Education: Bachelor of Science, Spring Arbor University, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Master of Science – Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Perinatal mental health-certified.

Joined CFCN: 2018

Ruth Hood, LMSW, Behavioral Health Therapist, Cass Family Clinic

Ruth Hood, LMSW

Therapist

Location: Niles Community Health Center

Education: Bachelor of Science, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan; Master of Social Work, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Joined CFCN: 2016

Certifications: Certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention

Vicky Merrills, LMSW, Behavioral Health, Cass Family Clinic Network

Vicky Merrills, LMSW, CAADC, CCS-M

Therapist

Location: Cassopolis Family Clinic

Education: Master of Social Work, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan

Joined CFCN: 2018

Certifications: Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Bette Spearritt, LMSW, CAADC, CCS

Therapist

Location: Niles Community Health Center

Education: Master of Social Work, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Joined CFCN: 2020

Certifications: Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor; Certified Clinical Supervisor

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).