Suunta Integrative Health

Our Staff

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Stephanie Blubaugh

Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has vast experience in treating trauma across the lifespan.  Stephanie provides treatment using evidence based therapies including Attachment, Regulation and Competency treatment (ARC), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She incorporates art, movement and play into treatment to help reach children who may have difficulty with traditional “talk” therapy. When not in the office she can be found reading a book, playing outside and enjoying her family.

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Chloe Burke, RN, BSN, ADS

Chloe received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI in December of 2018. Her passion for holistic healing and wellness started when she began her National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol training and became an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS). From there, she began to study energy work through the Healing Touch program and completed levels one, two and three.  Chloe believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and is eager to help those seeking to reach their ideal level of wellness, wherever they may be in their journey. In her free time, Chloe enjoys skiing, hiking with her dog, live music and relaxing with loved ones.

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Melissa Copenhaver

Melissa is licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as a Clinical Social Worker. She has completed trainings in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  She has worked with families for over 20 years and holds endorsement as an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor. She has also completed training as a sexual assault nurse examiner for adults and children, healing touch 1,2&3 and auricular acupuncture..  

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Lynda Dunbar

Lynda has a Bachelor’s degree in Social work from Northern Michigan University and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University in 2008.  She holds a LMSW (Licensed Master’s Social Worker) as well as a CAADC (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor). Lynda provides individual and group counseling to adults of all ages for mental health and substance abuse issues. Lynda is experienced in working with those dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss issues and substance abuse. She’s recently started offering couples counseling.  As a former RN who worked in home care and hospice, she enjoys working with older adults on a variety of issues including developmental stage changes.

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Lisa Niemisto

Lisa Niemisto has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, as well as both a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and is CAADC (Certified Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor).  She has a broad range of experience working with children, couples, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors and indviduals with addictions. Lisa enjoys working with people of all ages, couples and individuals, to help in achieving their best mental health and living substance-free.

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Emily Paavola

Emily is a registered nurse trained in the John Barnes technique of Myofascial Release. Emily has worked for several years as a nurse in the emergency department and is also trained as a sexual nurse examiner.  A native of the UP, Emily enjoys activities outdoors with her husband and three kids.

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Gwen Storm, LMSW, IMH-E (III)

Gwen is a licensed master social worker and certified Infant Mental Health Specialist. She sees individuals, couples and infants & young children with their caregivers. Experience & special interests include parenting, attachment, grief & loss, & religious transitions.