About Our Staff

Laurie L. Assadi, M.A.Ed.S.

Laurie AssadiLaurie is a Limited License Psychologist, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Hillsdale College in 1975 and receiving her Master's Degree and Educational Specialist Degree from Western Michigan University in 1979.  Laurie worked as a School Psychologist for 7 years and has been in private practice since 1986. She is also the Coordinator for the Kalamazoo County CHADD (Children and Adult with Attention Deficit/Hyperativity Disorder) group and serves on their Professional Advisory Board

As the owner of the Clinical Center for Learning and Development in Kalamazoo, Laurie has presented approximately 500 workshops for teachers, parents, diagnostic staff, therapists and counselors to provide insight and understanding of children with attention and mood disorders.  She also works extensively with adults who struggle with Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as AD/HD.

For nearly 30 years Laurie has been using her formal education, parenting experience and pure instincts to touch the lives of  children, parents and adults. Her clinical experience has taught her that these children need a multidimensional treatment plan and she advocates working together with teachers, parents, physicians, and therapists so that each child receives the best we have to offer. The adult patients in her practice also appreciate and benefit from her ability to recognize emotional pain and address this with the honesty and caring they deserve.


Andrea Deming, M.A.

Andrea Deming

Andrea Deming is a Limited License Psychologist, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in 1976 and her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1992. Andrea has worked at the Clinical Center for Learning and Development for the past twenty years, with Laurie Assadi as her mentor and colleague.

She serves on the Steering Committee and the Professional Advisory Board  for the Kalamazoo County CHADD group and is also the Professional Advisor for the Kalamazoo chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.  She is passionate about improving understanding of Mood Disorders and Bipolar Disorder in the community and  gives tirelessly of her time to this end. A total of twenty two years in private practice, with an emphasis on diagnostics as well as treatment, has given Andrea greater insight and awareness of emotional pain and frustration in both children and adults.  

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Clinical Center for Learning and Development, LLC
4341 S. Westnedge, Suite 2101
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
V. 269.384.2270
F. 269.384.3319

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