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GLRC welcomes new staff

MARQUETTE — Great Lakes Recovery Centers would like to welcome the addition of Melissa Copenhaver, Dr. Jayanthi Peters and Theresa Champion to GLRC’s child and adolescent services. Both Copenhaver and Peters work in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Specialty Clinic, while Champion has transitioned into the role of Trauma Services supervisor and therapist. GLRC provides a comprehensive array of programming for children and adolescents including: psychiatric evaluations, medication management, Neurodevelopmental Trauma Assessments, coordinated therapy services with clinicians, and collaboration and coordination of care with community providers.

Copenhaver, a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Social Worker, recently joined GLRC with an extensive background of over 20 years working with children and families and an endorsement as an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor. She has completed trainings in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The U.P. Native uses a holistic, trauma informed approach in her work with the children and adolescents in the psychiatric specialty clinic.

Peters is a double board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at Yale University in 1996 and her child psychiatry fellowship at UCLA in 1998. She has practiced in various clinical settings in Canada and the U.S., including outpatient, inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and emergency room. Peters is employed by Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, where she currently provides telepsychiatry services to multiple agencies, including GLRC. Her specialized interests include executive functioning disorders, pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders, pharmacotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

After teaching high school for five years and completing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration  in Wilderness Therapy, Champion is grateful to return to the U.P. where she completed her Secondary Education degree at Northern Michigan University. Her intention is to extend the reaches of the trauma assessments to more children and adolescents throughout the Upper Peninsula.

There are current openings for referrals to GLRC’s child and adolescent services.

GLRC accepts many insurance plans, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Magellen, and UPHP. Its team of specialists can assist in the insurance process.

Referral for services can be made by contacting the GLRC Access Center at 906-228-9696 or toll free at 855-906-4572.

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