Neuropsychology

Glen Johnson, Ph.D.

Glen-Johnson,-Ph.D.Dr. Glen Johnson is a Fully Licensed Psychologist in Michigan specializing in Clinical Neuropsychology. After completing a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology, he returned to his native Michigan and has been treating people with neurological disorders for over 25 years. The majority of his practice has been involved with treating people who sustained a traumatic brain injury (also called Post-Concussional Disorder). He has been working with brain injury programs since 1990 and developed his own program called New Approaches Center in 2010. He has written a free, easy to read book called TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SURVIVIAL GUIDE, which can be found on the web at WWW.TBIGUIDE.COM.

Counseling

Erika Spaulding LLPC, NCC

Erika-SpauldingErika received her BS from the University of Michigan – Flint, and her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Michigan University. Erika’s previous work experience was within the child welfare system, and involved working with families and children who have experienced trauma. Erika is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and works with individuals, families, and groups.

Physical Therapy

Josh Hornbaker, LPTA

Josh-HornbakerJosh is a veteran of the USAF and later studied at North Central Michigan College and Macomb Community College.He worked in various therapy settings such as in-patient, out-patient, house calls, and home health. He is from Northern Michigan for most of his life, growing up in Petoskey and later moving to Traverse City. He loves spending time outdoors and enjoying what the area has to offer with his wife and daughter.

Speech Therapy

Rachel Samborn, MS CCC SLP

Rachel-Samborn,-MS-CCC-SLPRachel Samborn is a speech therapist originally from Saginaw, Michigan. She received her bachelor’s degree at Central Michigan University in 2008 and her Masters of Science in Communication Disorders at Marshall University in 2009. She has previously worked in a variety of setting including in-patient rehab, out-patient rehab and skilled nursing. Rachel’s special areas of interest and training are in treatment with neurological impairments including individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury or stroke. She has been with New Approaches since January of 2013.

Occupational Therapy

Ann Dembicky, OTRL

Ann-Dembicky,-OTRAnn Dembicky graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 1996. She started her career in Northern Michigan working at Gaylord Tendercare and Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. She has worked in most areas of service for Occupational Therapy including: inpatient rehab, home care, outpatient, geriatrics and independent home assessments. She has spent a good portion of her career in management but has most recently joined New Approaches finding her niche in Traumatic Brain Injury. She lives in Traverse City with her husband and 3 children.

Massage Therapy

Bryan Jung, CMT

Bryan-Jung,-Certified-Massage-TherapistBryan has been practicing massage therapy for over 10 years guiding patients through chronic pain and restricted movement in chiropractic offices, physical therapy clinics, and at New Approaches. New Approaches has provided the best clinician to patient relationship for healing and recovery. Recovering from an accident, especially one involving a head injury, takes time. The structural releases offer effective and begin the process of alleviating pain symptoms immediately. With the addition of Cranial Structural work, we can begin to reduce headache and migraine pain in addition to releasing core distortion patterns in the body. Greater mental clarity, improved joint function, and an expanding awareness of one’s health is what New Approaches offers.

Yoga

Karen Keller

Karen-KellerKaren Keller grew up in Traverse City, MI and returned home in 2012 after suffering a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in 2010. She has been guiding her Yoga Practitioners at New Approaches Center since July, 2016. Yoga has been an integral part of her recovery process. She is RYT 200 hour certified through Yoga Alliance and graduated in June 2014. She is also a certified Outreach Trainer through Connection Coalition as well as a 2nd Dan Taekwondo Black Belt through Kukkiwon and a former National Gold Medal Competitor. Karen prides herself in helping her Yoga Practitioners learn about their current capabilities and to stay in the present moment to facilitate their physical body to heal from within through their individualized Yoga practice. Prior to her injury, Karen received her BA from City University of New York – Hunter College as a double Major in Sociology and Media Communications. She previously worked in the Advertising Field in New York and Maryland as a Client Services Manager and Staff Manager.