Missy Wilson, LMSW
Missy Wilson, LMSW, MPH works in full-time private practice in Lansing where she treats children, adolescents and adults with issues such as trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, grief and loss, and relationship or behavioral issues, and utilizes such methods as EMDR, TF-CBT, Play Therapy, and Sandtray Therapy. Missy has 2 Master’s Degrees from the University of Michigan in Social Work and Public Health, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in the field of International Studies and Development.
Other professional experiences include employment at Ele’s Place, a non-profit organization that offers support to grieving children and their families, Victory Clinical Services, an outpatient medically-managed treatment facility for opiate-addicted individuals, and the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, which leads the United States global engagement against human trafficking.
Missy has also worked with refugee and international populations over the last 20 years. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, she spent 3 years in the Dominican Republic working in the areas of agricultural extension and HIV/AIDS education. Upon return she worked for many years in the field of refugee resettlement, preparing for and assisting with the arrival and resettlement of hundreds of refugee families annually. More recently, her refugee work has focused solely on the treatment of mental health issues through St. Vincent Catholic Charities and private practice.
Amanda Dubey-Zerka, LMSW is the Director of Continuing Education and a Clinical Instructor for MSU School of Social Work. Amanda is a social worker with clinical and macro designation. Amanda earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Saginaw Valley State University and her Master’s Degree from Michigan State University. Her clinical work focuses on working with children, teens, and adults who have survived trauma and she is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Amanda has volunteered with The Firecracker Foundation since 2013 by serving on the Board of Directors and with the Program Development Committee. Amanda is thrilled to be able to work with the foundation in another capacity, as a mental health therapist.
We are currently seeking qualified individuals to join our network of therapists and yoga instructors serving both child and adult survivors of sexual trauma. If your experience, expertise, and compassion have steered you this way, we’d like to talk to you about contributing to our work. Please contact us today at email@example.com. View our Child/Family Sexual Trauma Therapist Contract here.