Meet Doris Tellis

Doris attended Delta College where she began pursuing a career in Nursing and later added Business to complete a Dual degree. As she was pursuing both degrees, she was led by her higher power to pursue a degree in Social Work to assist with healing others mentally, physically and spiritually. She graduated in 2011 with an Associate in Science and 2012 with an Associate in Arts and Marco Agreement from Delta College. Doris completed the requirements for the RN wait-list. As she sat on the wait-list she pursued a degree in Social Work at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU). She graduated with her Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) in 2014. In 2015 Doris was accepted into the Master’s of Social Work program. At that time her wait was up for Nursing Clinicals. Having to make the hard choice between RN vs MSW, she decided to be devoted to her Master’s (higher power) plan.

While attended Michigan State she studied addictions, since that spoke to a piece of her past life. She graduated in 2017 from Michigan State University with her Master’s of Social Work and a Certificate in Addictions. She became a Limited Licensed of Social Work (LLMSW), and a Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor-CAADC) in 2017. She became a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2019. Doris enjoys laughter, traveling, spending time with family and friends, serving others in a healthy way and most of all serving her higher power.


  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society


  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) – EMDRIA Certified Therapist
  • Certified Brain-spotting Therapist
  • Certified Advanced Addictions Drug Couselor (CAADC)

I work well with clients that:

  • Are creative, curious, and want to learn more about themselves and their world
  • Have a sense that painful experiences affect the whole person: heart, mind, body, spirit, soul
  • Want to experience more happiness and appreciate meaningful moments in life
  • Welcome the vision that healing is a journey, not a destination.
  • Desire to experience deep-rooted healing and connection to yourself and others