At Sycamore, we are committed not only to offering affordable care, but additionally consider it a privilege to commit our time and resources to counselor development. For that reason, we are pleased to offer counseling services provided by Graduate Student Interns (GSIs) at a reduced cost. Our GSIs are qualified and highly-trained students who are pursuing a Master's degree in Counseling or Psychology and have completed extensive coursework in order to reach the internship phase of their program. GSIs are supervised by licensed therapists on-site and, as required, by a fully-licensed psychologist off-site.
Dawn A. Plummer, GSI is in her third year of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program at Moody Theological Seminary. She also holds an Master of Fine Arts from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
Prior to transferring to Sycamore Counseling Services, Dawn began her internship at InterSessions Psychological Services in Plymouth, MI. She will be completing Gottman Method Level 1 training in July 2017; in the fall Dawn will also be working as an intern at a drug and alcohol recovery center in Westland, MI where she will be reaching out to the substance abuse population, providing group therapy and individual counseling to those in need.
Dawn is dedicated to helping others. Her motto, which comes from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, exemplifies her commitment to walking alongside a person, supporting them, as they navigate through the problem situations that can happen in life, and then onward to hope.
Jennifer Johnson, GSI, is completing her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. She is thrilled to continue her training at Sycamore, and looks forward to working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Jennifer is especially passionate about issues many women struggle with such as: balancing family and work, self-image, depression, and establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries.
Jennifer’s undergraduate experience includes an internship at Northridge Church – Care Ministries under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor. During her time at NorthRidge, she completed a 10-week leadership class which strengthened her love of working with groups, and emphasized the therapeutic benefits of people working together towards common goals.
Kent Darcie, GSI is completing his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Moody Theological Seminary with a specialized focus in Marriage and Family therapy. He is passionate about strengthening relationships and has extensive knowledge and skills for improving communication between couples and family members.
In addition to having completed previous internship experience at InterSessions Psychological Services Clinic in Plymouth, MI and having worked with many individuals, couples and families, he has completed Gottman Level 1 training equipping him with research-based knowledge and skills to work competently with couples in conflict.
He is the President and Founder of Adult Children of Divorce Ministries, a non-profit organization that works with adults to help them identify issues related to their parents' divorce and helping to prevent problems in their own relationships.
Additionally, Kent writes for and co-hosts a men's audio series on Champions Arise-a ministry of Trans World Radio.