Services Provided


In-person and online Behavioral Health Services available

Ronan Psychological Associates has consistently served the residents of Central Michigan since 2003. During this Covid19 pandemic we have proudly continued to serve the community as an “essential mental health service”. Since the Shelter in Place Executive Order from Governor Whitmer we have added telehealth as one of our services offered. Now, with the addition of telehealth, we’re able to serve individuals ages 13 and older throughout the entire state of Michigan without people having to leave their home. With the telehealth technology available today, online psychological services can take place over the internet via video chat on your phone, computer, or tablet. Our clinicians use platforms that are safe and secure for online therapy sessions.

Dealing with the current pandemic can be stressful. Evidence suggest that people who are affected by the current pandemic find counseling services to be helpful. Because of this, insurance companies have decided to extend coverage to online mental health services during the current state of emergency. If you are interested in receiving telehealth services, then please contact our office by phone (989.779.8999) or by email ([email protected]). We will be able to set up your teletherapy session with a clinician within 5 business days.

The treatment providers at Ronan Psychological Associates work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from psychotherapy for mood and anxiety spectrum disorders to specialized therapy for trauma, grief, and addictive disorders. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs. In all cases, the most empirically supported treatments are utilized.  Here are some typical concerns experienced by adults that we treat:

  •       Depression & Anxiety
  •       Marital/Couple Problems
  •      Sexual Dysfunction and Sexual Health
  •     Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  •      Alcohol/Substance Abuse & Addictive Behavior
  •      Adjustment Difficulties
  •      Aggression/Anger Management
  •      Eating & Weight Problems
  •      Grief & Loss

Additionally, we offer a variety of treatments for children/adolescents/teenagers in the following areas: 

  •       Oppositional & Defiant Behaviors
  •        Parent/Child Relationship Problems
  •       Attention & Hyperactivity Problems
  •       Problems with Learning/School Performance
  •       Substance Abuse
  •      Childhood Trauma & Emotional Abuse

We also offer a variety of group treatment settings for adult and adolescents/teenagers. Please contact the front office for details on groups. In addition to psychotherapy, a variety of psychological evaluations are also available. These assessments can range from an evaluation of a specific problem to an overall assessment of current functioning. Typical psychological assessments completed at our clinic include:

  •      Learning Disability Evaluations
  •       Intellectual Assessment
  •       Assessment for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  •       Neuropsychological Assessment
  •       Substance Abuse & Recidivism Evaluation
  •       Child Custody Evaluations
  •       Competency Evaluations 

    Click here to schedule your first appointment via email, or contact us via phone at (989) 779 8999.


    Ronan Psychological Associates, LLC (the “Practice”) is committed to protecting your privacy.
    The Practice is required by federal law to maintain the privacy of Protected Health Information
    (“PHI”), which is information that identifies or could be used to identify you. The Practice is
    required to provide you with this Notice of Privacy Practices (this “Notice”), which explains the
    Practice's legal duties and privacy practices and your rights regarding PHI that we collect and

    Your rights regarding PHI are explained below. To exercise these rights, please submit a written
    request to the Practice at the address noted below.
    To inspect and copy PHI.
    • You can ask for an electronic or paper copy of PHI. The Practice may charge you a reasonable
    • The Practice may deny your request if it believes the disclosure will endanger your life or
    another person's life. You may have a right to have this decision reviewed.
    To amend PHI.
    • You can ask to correct PHI you believe is incorrect or incomplete. The Practice may require
    you to make your request in writing and provide a reason for the request.
    • The Practice may deny your request. The Practice will send a written explanation for the denial
    and allow you to submit a written statement of disagreement.
    To request confidential communications.
    • You can ask the Practice to contact you in a specific way. The Practice will say “yes” to all
    reasonable requests.
    To limit what is used or shared.
    • You can ask the Practice not to use or share PHI for treatment, payment, or business operations.
    The Practice is not required to agree if it would affect your care.
    • If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask the Practice not to
    share PHI with your health insurer.
    • You can ask for the Practice not to share your PHI with family members or friends by stating
    the specific restriction requested and to whom you want the restriction to apply.
    To obtain a list of those with whom your PHI has been shared.
    • You can ask for a list, called an accounting, of the times your health information has been
    shared. You can receive one accounting every 12 months at no charge, but you may be charged a
    reasonable fee if you ask for one more frequently.
    To receive a copy of this Notice.

    • You can ask for a paper copy of this Notice, even if you agreed to receive the Notice
    To choose someone to act for you.
    • If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that
    person can exercise your rights.
    To file a complaint if you feel your rights are violated.
    • You can file a complaint by contacting the Practice using the following information:
    Ronan Psychological Associates, LLC
    411 West Broadway Street, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858
    Amy Perschbacher, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS
    • You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for
    Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201,
    calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting
    • The Practice will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
    To opt out of receiving fundraising communications.
    • The Practice may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can ask not to be contacted again.

    1. Routine Uses and Disclosures of PHI
    The Practice is permitted under federal law to use and disclose PHI, without your written
    authorization, for certain routine uses and disclosures, such as those made for treatment,
    payment, and the operation of our business. The Practice typically uses or shares your health
    information in the following ways:
    To treat you.
    • The Practice can use and share PHI with other professionals who are treating you.
    • Example: Your primary care doctor asks about your mental health treatment.
    To run the mental health care operations.
    • The Practice can use and share PHI to run the business, improve your care, and contact you.
    • Example: The Practice uses PHI to send you appointment reminders if you choose.
    To bill for your services.
    • The Practice can use and share PHI to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
    • Example: The Practice gives PHI to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
    2. Uses and Disclosures of PHI That May Be Made Without Your Authorization or Opportunity
    to Object
    The Practice may use or disclose PHI without your authorization or an opportunity for you to
    object, including:

    To help with public health and safety issues
    • Public health: To prevent the spread of disease, assist in product recalls, and report adverse
    reactions to medication.
    • Required by the Secretary of Health and Human Services: We may be required to disclose your
    PHI to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine our compliance
    with the requirements of the final rule on Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable
    Health Information.
    • Health oversight: For audits, investigations, and inspections by government agencies that
    oversee the health care system, government benefit programs, other government regulatory
    programs, and civil rights laws.
    • Serious threat to health or safety: To prevent a serious and imminent threat.
    • Abuse or Neglect: To report abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
    To comply with law, law enforcement, or other government requests
    • Required by law: If required by federal, state or local law.
    • Judicial and administrative proceedings: To respond to a court order, subpoena, or discovery
    • Law enforcement: For law locate and identify you or disclose information about a victim of a
    • Specialized Government Functions: For military or national security concerns, including
    intelligence, protective services for heads of state, or your security clearance.
    • National security and intelligence activities: For intelligence, counterintelligence, protection of
    the President, other authorized persons or foreign heads of state, for purpose of determining your
    own security clearance and other national security activities authorized by law.
    • Workers' Compensation: To comply with workers' compensation laws or support claims.
    To comply with other requests
    • Coroners and Funeral Directors: To perform their legally authorized duties.
    • Organ Donation: For organ donation or transplantation.
    • Research: For research that has been approved by an institutional review board.
    • Inmates: The Practice created or received your PHI in the course of providing care.
    • Business Associates: To organizations that perform functions, activities or services on our
    3. Uses and Disclosures of PHI That May Be Made With Your Authorization or Opportunity to
    Unless you object, the Practice may disclose PHI:
    To your family, friends, or others if PHI directly relates to that person's involvement in your care.
    If it is in your best interest because you are unable to state your preference.
    4. Uses and Disclosures of PHI Based Upon Your Written Authorization
    The Practice must obtain your written authorization to use and/or disclose PHI for the following

    Marketing, sale of PHI, and psychotherapy notes.
    You may revoke your authorization, at any time, by contacting the Practice in writing, using the
    information above. The Practice will not use or share PHI other than as described in Notice
    unless you give your permission in writing.

    • The Practice is required by law to maintain the privacy and security of PHI.
    • The Practice is required to abide by the terms of this Notice currently in effect. Where more
    stringent state or federal law governs PHI, the Practice will abide by the more stringent law.
    • The Practice reserves the right to amend Notice. All changes are applicable to PHI collected
    and maintained by the Practice. Should the Practice make changes, you may obtain a revised
    Notice by requesting a copy from the Practice, using the information above, or by viewing a
    copy on the
    • The Practice will inform you if PHI is compromised in a breach.
    This Notice is effective on 07.01.2022.

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