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KES partners with agencies that share the same mission as us to ensure that all people receive the supports they need to make lasting changes in their lives.  Together, we are changing the community!

Meet Our Team

KES provides a safe place to learn, heal, and grow for our staff and the people we serve​.

Deanna Omoniyi,  LMSW, CAADC, ADS

Lead Therapist/Supervisor

Deanna is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Master of Social Work and a certificate from the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2012). She is also trained as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and is able to use NADA protocol to administer acupuncture to treat addiction.  She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals in the mental health and substance abuse field. She established KES to ensure that all people have a safe place to learn, heal, and grow, especially those who are underserved and underrepresented in our community.  Using a solution focused approach, her goal is to empower individuals, families, and groups to explore and resolve life issues, and remove barriers to their ultimate level of success.

Marisa Kowalski, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist

Marisa is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Master of Social Work.  She also received a Bachelor in Creative Writing and Women's Studies. Her education and clinical experiences have prepared her to provide exceptional care and support an array of clients with mental health needs, and she specializes in providing support to older adults and their caregivers. She also has extensive experience in working with people with chronic illness/pain issues. She is caring, empathetic, and a strong advocate for the people she serves.

Savannah Odem, TLLP

Outpatient Therapist

Savannah is a graduate of  Roosevelt University with a Master of Clinical Psychology.  She also earned a Bachelor of Psychology from Western Michigan University.  She has experience in working with a wide variety of mental health issues, crisis intervention, individual therapy, and group facilitation. With a passion for social justice, she loves working with the LGBTQIA+ community, underserved communities, women and teens. She believes good therapy is an important part of self-care and hopes to help you grow and establish healthy habits.

African American Therapist

Jesenia Forbes, LLPC
ient Therapist
Jesenia is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a Master of Professional Counseling (2021) and a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Master of Science in Psychology (2017).  She is committed to empowering individuals to overcome their unique obstacles to lead fulfilling lives. She believes that everyone has the potential to achieve positive change and lasting healing. Her approach is compassionate, client-centered, and evidence-based, tailored to meet your specific needs.  She has experience working with adolescents and adults with an array of mental health issues.

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