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 Meet the therapists

Dina Abu-Isa, MA, LPC, NCC

Dina A. MA, LPC, NCC

Owner, Mental Health Counselor, & Clinical Supervisor


Dina is the founder of North Oakland Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional & Board-Certified Counselor. Dina received her Master's Degree in Counseling from Oakland University. She is an approved clinical supervisor in the state of Michigan.  

Dina has over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals and couples on wide range of issues. She specializes in couple counseling, infidelity and affair recovery. She also has extensive clinical experience with issues relating to depression, anxiety, 

and trauma. Her therapeutic approach is grounded in Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dina brings to her practice experience, empathy and compassion. It is her belief that creating a trusting relationship and a healing environment for her clients is one of the most important element of successful therapy. Through her diverse experience, having traveled, lived and worked in various parts of the world, she came to respect the unique expectations that are in part shaped by the individual's cultural and world view and integrating this understanding into her therapeutic approach. 

Dina is a resident of Rochester Hills since 1978. She is married to her husband for forty one years. She is the mother of four adult children and the grandmother of ten. Dina enjoys yoga, music, photography, gardening, and reading. She is volunteers in several non-profit organizations that support family, women, and children.


Chi Sigma Iota National Honor Society

American Counseling Association

Michigan Counseling Association

Michigan Mental Health Counseling Association

National Board of Certified Counselors

Psychology Today

Christine Jackson, MA, LPC

Christine Jackson, MA, LPC, SCL

Counseling Therapist


Christine is a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2010. She earned a Bachelor Degree of Science in Psychology and Family Studies from Central Michigan University followed by a Master degree in Counseling with a School specialization from Oakland University. Christine has extensive clinical experience working with adults, children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, and relationship problems. She has also worked extensively with LGBTQ community.

Christine utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Approach, as well as Solution Focused Therapy. She uses the therapeutic approach that fits the specific need of the individual. Christine is passionate about her work, her main goal is to empower her clients and facilitate long lasting change. She firmly believes that developing a positive working relationship with her clients is the most important aspect for effective counseling. 

Christine was born and raised in Southeast Michigan. She has been married for several years. She loves to travel and has had the opportunity to visit Malawi, Africa. She enjoys, camping, listening to music, reading and learning from those with whom she works with.

Morgan Carpenter, MS, LLPC

Tel: 717-713-7273


Morgan is a licensed mental health counselor and a certified school counselor.  She is currently working on a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision with the goal of working in the school system and mental health counseling field.   Morgan received her bachelor’s degree in in Psychology with a minor in communication from Grace College followed by a graduate degree in school counseling from Capella University in 2019.  She is highly dedicated to her career, interest in research, and advocating for the counseling field.  Morgan has had extensive experience in the mental health and social work field.

Morgan is also certified in trauma-informed counseling.  She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy in her approach.  Morgan is passionate about assisting clients struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship/marriages, and other individualistic concerns.

Morgan was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania, but has recently moved to Northwest Ohio, where she is raising her four children alongside her husband. Morgan loves exercising, researching topics related to autism spectrum disorder, and spending time with her family.


American Counseling Association

America School Counseling Association

Chi Sigma Iota National Honor Society

The National Society of Leadership and Success 

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