Dr. Lewitzke is the founder of Bight Pine Behavioral Health. She is a proud Michigan native, where she completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dr. Lewitzke finished herpost-doctoral training in assessment and neuropsychology at a private practice under board certified and board eligible supervisors. She also spent a semester teaching at Oakland Community College.
Dr. Lewitzke has been awarded as a Metro-Detroit Mom Approved Doc by Metro Parent; and maintains a passion for working with children. She specializes on assisting individuals diagnosed with ADHD, autism, academic difficulties, behavioral concerns, emotional difficulties, and giftedness.
When working with patients, Dr. Lewitzke takes a systems and strength-based approach to understanding and designing treatment plans. Dr. Lewitzke is a compassionate clinician who will advocate for you and your family members. She understands the importance of finding eminent care and is dedicated to providing quality and empathetic services in an intimate setting. She was previously appointed as a board member for the Michigan Association of Gifted Children (MAGC). This organization provides resources to help parents and educators improve the lives of Michigan’s advanced and accelerated children.
Dr. Lewitzke continuously provides training and supervision to other clinicians, and has even taken on various students in the past. To better service patients, she created various free screeners on her website relating to anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, and giftedness. She values coordination of care and works very closely with several clinics and hospitals throughout the area. It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone. Many families struggled to find services during the shutdown while Bright Pine remained open and continued to offer face to face services. Patients traveled from all over the state to seek assessment and therapy services.
Dr. Lewitzke gave birth to her second child during the height of the pandemic. She made the decision after her daughter was born to return back to work in person as a frontline worker because of the delicacy involved with the psychological and neuropsychological assessment process. Face to face administration is important when evaluating for neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and autism because a great emphasis is placed on behavioral observation in conjunction with quantified performance.
Dr. Lewitzke is also the great-granddaughter of Blessed Omelyan Kovch, a Ukrainian Greek-Catholic priest who was beatified in 2001 by Pope John Paul II for his bravery in rescuing hundreds of Jews during WWII. He was arrested by the Gestapo on December 20th 1942 and perished in the Majdanek concentration camp.
She lives in Oakland County with her husband and two children, and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.