Our Staff Bios

Johanna Ciak, MSW, Director of the William A. Presti Center For Families And Youth, Clinical Social Worker / Coach

Email: jo@wapcenter.org

Johanna received her Master's Degree in Social Work in 2006. She has worked in the Social Work field since 1982. Johanna has worked in a variety of settings, ranging from mental health to education. Johanna has worked with teenagers, couples, and individuals, with a variety of issues.

Johanna will help you develop healthy approaches to solving problems. If you are struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, low self-esteem, Johanna can offer positive techniques and guidance to help you overcome negative self-talk and self-limiting beliefs. If you are serious about becoming self-aware and improving your emotional well-being, Johanna can help you develop tools to reach your potential.

Johanna has been the Director and a therapist at the William A. Presti Center for Families and Youth since 2006. She has gained a great deal of knowledge in her dual role. She is changing her focus from therapy and diagnosing clients to mindfulness practices that focus on the "whole" person. In addition, Johanna has taken life coaching  classes which promote taking positive action to resolve whatever issue is holding you back in life. She looks forward to working with you!

Johanna founded the William A. Presti Center for Families and Youth because she wanted to provide a caring, empathetic, and supportive environment for people that are struggling with emotional issues. She also wanted to provide reasonably priced services for people who otherwise may not be able to access services.

Arica VanGelderen, LLMSW, Therapist

Email: arica@wapcenter.org

Arica VanGelderen, LLMSW, Therapist, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. She specializes in therapy with children, adolescents, and young adults, but has experience working with all age groups. She is skilled in the use of creative expression as a form of therapy, and facilitates a variety of art therapy groups for adolescents. Arica specializes in the treatment of anxiety, ADHD, depression, sensory-related disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Additionally, she works with individuals of any age undergoing difficult life transitions or experiencing trauma-related symptoms. 

 Arica is also a contributing writer for Liv Fun magazine, where she writes a quarterly column titled “Advice for the Journey”. Read her work here: http://www.wisepublishinggroup.com/publications/

Arica lives locally with her husband, two dogs, and two cats. She enjoys making art and tackling various DIY projects in her spare time. She has a passion for sharing her creativity with her friends, family, and clients. If you would like to see Arica availability, please click on the link below. Her availability changes weekly.

Appointments: Arica VanGelderen

Colleen Renier, LBSW, MA, LLPC

Email: colleen@wapcenter.org 

Colleen Renier, LBSW, MA, LLPC, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. After spending over 13 years in the Social Work field, she received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. She has worked with different clients from couples and families to individuals. She is working toward her Childhood Trauma Certification and becoming a Registered Play Therapist. She has extensive training in working with young children and teaching parents how to build stronger relationships with their children. She also has training in helping couples to improve communication skills and foster healthy relationships. 

Colleen is married and has three children. She enjoys going on adventures and traveling with her family.

Joshua Routhier, MA, LLPC

Email: josh@wapcenter.org

Joshua Routhier, MA, LLPC, received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is skilled in person-centered forms of therapy and specializes in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, depression, difficulties in personal growth, spiritual distress, and various forms of trauma. He works with teens, adults, families, couples, and groups of various ages and stages of life. He is passionate about personal development, spirituality, and bringing a more integral view into the world.

Joshua lives with his partner, his roommates, his daughter, two dogs and a cat in Ann Arbor. In his free time, he practices meditation and tabletop or PC gaming.

Ann Hoover, Office Administrator 

Email: ann@wapcenter.org

Ann graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She received her Undergraduate Degree in Education and is licensed to teach Special Education and Early Childhood Education. Ann has worked as the Office Administrator for the Center since 2012 and is passionate about providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere for clients to heal.

Ann lives in Howell, Michigan with her husband and young daughter. Ann enjoys walking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.