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Outpatient Services

Comprehensive Outpatient Services For Your Brain Trauma Recovery

Outpatient Services

Many Of Our Renowned Services Are Adaptable For Comprehensive Outpatient Support From The Comfort Of Your Home

The Eisenhower Center has an outstanding history of providing necessary and quality driven rehabilitation services to its clients within a community setting.  With this commitment to the community and our traditions of meeting the needs of individuals requiring therapeutic interventions we introduce Eisenhower Center Outpatient Therapy Solutions. 

The focus of this Center will be to provide comprehensive outpatient services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology and Behavioral/Mental Health Counseling) in a community-based setting.  Therapies and associated interventions will be driven by best practices, with the intent of maximizing every patient’s potential for successful outcomes to their treatment. 


Eisenhower Center is proud to offer testing for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for adults and children.  Patients will be assessed using a clinical interview, the Conners Test, and the Amens Clinic ADD type questionnaire and the Test of Variable Attention (T.O.V.A.). The first step is the same for patients who have a previous or existing ADHD diagnosis as well as patients who suspect they may have ADHD but have never been diagnosed.

Occupational Therapy 

Our occupational therapists are experts at addressing cognitive and physical deficits and the impact on daily functioning.  Occupational therapists utilize evaluations and outcome measures that promote client-centered goals and direct treatment. Treatment focuses on remediation, compensatory strategies and environmental modifications to increase independence and quality of life. Our occupational therapists specialize in cognitive remediation- focusing on the unique needs of our clientele. Our occupational therapists are also LSVT BIG certified for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. 

Speech and Language Pathology 

Speech-language pathology (SLP) services support clients who experience challenges in executive functioning and language disorders.  Therapy goals often target attention, memory, problem solving, and organization, along with word-finding and listening/reading comprehension skills.  SLP services help individuals improve their cognitive functioning in structured therapy sessions with strong emphasis on direct transfer of skills into real-life situations in the client’s life.  Therapy is personalized so that the individual is confident in their goals and understands the direction of therapy. 


Psychotherapy helps people who have a broad variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life such as the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, the death of a loved one, anger management and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. Therapy may be conducted in an individual, family, couple, group or telehealth settings. Our licensed social workers, master level psychologists and clinical professional counselors utilize a variety of tools such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (a form of CBT), Interpersonal Therapy and Supportive Therapy. 

Physical Therapy 

Physical therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities in patients with injury or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Our Physical therapists are trained to address issues such as reducing falls, improving physical activity to mitigate chronic disease and secondary health conditions, and tailoring wellness programs for people that suffer from chronic conditions and disabilities.  Our physical therapists are also trained to alleviate pain by utilizing dry needling and other forms of pain management. 

For individuals who live on their own and may not need our residential services:

We also provide many of our services on an outpatient basis. These services are tailored to your needs and can be provided on any of our campuses, or may be available even from the comfort of your own home. The Eisenhower Center outpatient services program is located at 3879 Packard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48108, and provides a wide range of services, including:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Supported Employment
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Dietician Counseling
  • Day Treatment Programs
  • Aquatic Therapy















































Meet Our Therapists

Rachel Robertson, MOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Rachel attained her master’s in occupational therapy from Eastern Michigan University after graduating with honors from the University of Michigan where she studied neuroscience and psychology. Rachel is passionate about working with individuals with various neurological and mental health conditions, including TBI, ASD, stroke and SCI. Rachel’s philosophy is to treat others with the same compassion and dedication she would want shown to a family member. She emphasizes empowering her clients to make personal, lasting change through occupation. Outside of work, Rachel loves spending time with her corgi, hiking, listening to podcasts, and making sawdust in her workshop.

Melissa Winkler, MSW, LMSW Clinical Social Worker

Melissa graduated with her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2003 and is a fully licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has almost 20 years of client-centered advocacy work, with a demonstrated ability to foster self-reliance and life skills. She believes in utilizing a practical and collaborative approach to help individuals attain desired goals. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across many diverse settings including veterans and retired NFL clients suffering from PTSD and brain injuries. Melissa is also a certified trauma therapist and cognitive processing therapy. Her specialties include anger management, substance abuse, domestic violence interventions, and cognitive behavioral and dialectic behavioral therapies.

Tina Wheeler, MS, LLP

Tina graduated with honors with her Master’s degree in Clinical Behavioral Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. Making that initial call and decision to seek out help can be a difficult
one. Tina has prided herself in making this process a nurturing and collaborative experience. Tina has experience in working with children and adults. Her specialties include depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, substance use disorders, ADHD, adjustment, chronic pain, and grief. Prior to working at the Eisenhower – Addiction Recovery Center she worked with the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor VA for Clinical Management Research in helping individuals grappling with addictions, chronic pain, and suicidality. Her treatment approaches are based on Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based (MBCT Motivational Interviewing).

Michelle Yordi, LLMSW, Clinical Social Worker

Michelle’s philosophy for treatment is a foundational tenet of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): We are each doing our best, and there is room for improvement. Armed with this core, seemingly opposing belief, Michelle comes from a place of empathy and nonjudgment. Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree at Kalamazoo College and her Master of Social Work at University of Michigan. Michelle specializes in adjustment issues, anger management, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, trauma, self- injurious behavior, severe mental illness. She has worked with diverse populations and consequently uses a mix of therapy methods to aid clients in achieving their goals. She is skilled in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Jennifer Johnson, MS, MLP.

Life can be overwhelming at times. We often find ourselves struggling to keep our heads above water, fighting against waves or the undertow. Let me extend a hand to help you into a lifeboat. I believe that the work done in therapy can lead you to a calmer, more rewarding life. My goal is to help you achieve your dreams, whatever form those dreams may take. During my 25+ years as a therapist, I have had the pleasure of helping individuals, couples and families from all walks of life. I strive to have a safe, caring environment in which clients feel safe to work on issues related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger management, communication, LGBTQ+ issues, substance use, obsessive thoughts and family issues, to name a few. I am also trained to administer neurofeedback and ADHD testing.

Richard Weaver, Clinical Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CBIS, CAMS II.

Rick graduated with a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Eastern Michigan University in 2011. Over the years he has worked with people struggling with adjustment, grief and depression, anxiety, trauma and anger management. He has worked with the following communities: Gay Allied, Lesbian Allied and Transgender Allied. His treatment approaches are based on Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Family/Marital and Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Motivational Interviewing. When not working Richard is an equestrian that competes with world caliber horses. He is also a USEF Morgan horse judge.

Eisenhower Outpatient Therapy Solutions Meet Our Therapists

Sarah Surerus, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

Sarah has been practicing as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) since graduating in December of 2011 with her master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Eastern Michigan University, and she immediately began working at the Eisenhower Center that same month. Sarah spent a few years working as an SLP in the school system in order to gain more experience in language and autism, but she returned to Eisenhower in the summer of 2016 and has been working there full-time ever since working with the adult TBI population. Sarah practices at three Eisenhower locations: the main Eisenhower campus in Ann Arbor, the After the Impact Program in Manchester, and the Eisenhower Out-Patient Extension Program in Ann Arbor.

William Gulliver, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

William Gulliver is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist who joined the Eisenhower Center in 2016 where he provides treatment to the residents for cognitive linguistic deficits, speech and language disorders, swallowing deficits, and voice disorders. Prior to the Eisenhower Center William worked in skilled nursing facilities and in
the Ann Arbor Schools as an SLP. He has worked with clients from age 3 to 104 years of age. William received his bachelors from Central Michigan University and his master’s from Valdosta State University. William holds a certificate of clinical competency from the American Speech and Hearing association and is licensed to practice in Michigan.

Michelle Klaty, DPT, Physical Therapist

Dr. Michelle Klaty received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan-Flint. She is certified in the McKenzie Method (Cert MDT) specializing in the treatment of backs and necks. She started her PT career working as a spine care specialist. Michelle began working with clients with traumatic brain injuries and fell in love with treating clients with neurological disorders. She has been treating clients with neurological, orthopedic and sports related injuries in many settings in the past 15 years. Some of these settings include sideline work for USA Judo, private PT for “high profile” clients in the USA and UAE, VA of Ann Arbor hospital and HBPC, treatment of professional athletes in a clinic in Colorado Springs, and she is currently an intermittent lecturer at the University of Michigan-Flint PT program. She performs treatments to help in the reduction of pain without the use of opiates including breathing techniques, dry needling and fascia work.


Angela Krawiec, DPT, Physical Therapist

Dr. Angela Krawiec is a licensed physical therapist who joined Eisenhower Center in 2010 soon after graduating with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University. She received her Bachelor of Science also from CMU where she studied neuroscience and American Sign Language. Angela specializes in working with people who have movement disorders including traumatic brain injury, stroke, SCI, and other neurological disorders. She has specialized training in vestibular rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, and several manual therapy intervention techniques. Angela tailors her plan of treatments around each individual client’s personal goals and has a passion for helping them achieve the highest level of independence. Angela greatly values the connections and relationships she forms with her clients and looks forward to helping them get back to their valued activities of daily living.

Karena Herdell, PTA, MEd, AAS, Physical Therapist Assistant

Karena graduated from SVSU with
a Master’s degree in Science Education. She taught middle school Math and Science for 10 years before going back to school at Baker College to get her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She was a Middle School Basketball and Track coach for 1 year and Volleyball coach for 6 years. Karena has experience working with people with brain injuries, strokes and other neurological conditions. She is also certified in kinesiotaping. In her spare time, Karena enjoys water sports, basketball, bicycling, snowboarding, working out, traveling, puppies, and making people laugh. Her passion for sports and winning the Girls’ State Wrestling Championship contributed to the desire to coach and get involved in physical therapy. Her strengths are flexibility and endurance; what sets her apart is her patience, positive attitude and joyful personality. She makes therapy fun and personalizes activities according to clients’ needs, which produces extremely progressive results.



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