Hands Across the Water’s skilled therapists are here to help you and your family with a variety of issues. We believe that understanding and insight are the keys to change and growth. We work together with our clients to help bring about healing, change in behavior, and a new perspective. Please contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.  

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Amy Fry, MS, LMFT

Amy earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University in 2011. She is licensed as a marriage and family therapist by the State of Michigan, and has experience treating children/adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She enjoys working with families on strengthening the parent-child relationship, attachment issues, and finding new ways to manage difficult behaviors. She also works with couples and individuals on improving communication and empathy, changing unhealthy patterns, and healing from past pain. She has experience helping teenagers and young adults with anxiety, anger management, substance use, and identity issues. 



Julie Roesch, LMSW

Julie is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and is certified in attachment therapy and post adoption issues since 1992. She earned her Master of Arts in Family Studies and Psychology from Michigan State University in 1977 and has maintained a macro and clinical social work license with the State of Michigan since 1986. She also has training in family systems therapy and play therapy. She has worked with children, adults, and families in a variety of settings, and has experience with issues including grief and loss, trauma/PTSD, transgender issues, depression and anxiety disorders, and family dissolution. Julie enjoys working with families to manage difficult relationships and behaviors. On a personal note, she is the adoptive mother of two young adults who were born internationally.

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L. Joan Hull, Ph.D, LPC 

Joan Hull has an MA and Ph.D. from Michigan State University and is licensed in the State of Michigan as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She has experience in providing counseling care to adults and adolescents both in an outpatient and inpatient setting and she enjoys providing relationship and family counseling and general individual counseling as well. She has worked extensively with adults and adolescents who are experiencing stress, depression and other emotional responses related to physical illness.  She also has provided counseling care for many years to individuals experiencing grief and loss. Her doctoral dissertation was the first in the United States on the subject of wellness medicine, and its viability in health care delivery; and, she uses a wellness approach in all aspects of her counseling, which most often includes a collaborative relationship with the client’s primary care team. Joan has  a strong interest in veteran health & emotional wellbeing and in culturally sensitive counseling care.


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Sima Haghpassand, LMSW




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