Diane Tryan, LMSW & CAADCDiane Tryan graduated from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. with her Masters in Social Work in 1998. She has worked for Catholic Social Services of the U.P. since June of that year, located in the Escanaba Branch office. She holds a LMSW (Licensed Master-Level Social Worker), as well as a CAADC (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor). Diane is the Clinical Director of CSSUP and oversees the counseling program in Escanaba and Marquette. She has a case load and her main ministry is working with individual adults with issues of depression, anxiety, stress, marriage/relationships, grief and loss, gambling addictions, substance abuse, and past abuse.Diane also divides her time as a therapist and clinical director for the agency with work within our child welfare department. She leads our agency’s adoption program as an Adoption Worker, working with couples who desire to to welcome a foster child into their lives, be it domestically or internationally. She is also a part of the licensing team at CSSUP. In this position, she licenses and monitors foster homes to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children in foster care.
Krista came to CSSUP in January of 2016 and brings with her ample experience in an office setting, as well as a B.A. in Psychology from Northern Michigan University. She is our Patient Care Coordinator and assists clients in getting substance abuse treatment. Krista was born and raised in the Escanaba area and enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Liz LaForest joined our Marquette office in July, 2018 and manages the billing for our therapy services.
Eileen joined the Support Staff of our Marquette office in October, 2017.
Lisa Niemisto, LMSW & CAADC
Lisa joined our staff of therapists at the Marquette office branch in March, 2018. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, as well as both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work. She earned her CAADC (Certified Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor) to provide more services to the individuals she works with here at CSSUP. She has previously worked with sexual assault survivors and women in violent domestic situations at the Marquette Women’s Center, and she also worked at Great Lakes Recovery, in which she had the opportunity to use her teaching skills and learn more about addiction with teens in a residential setting. Additionally, she was able to assist UPHS in the Specialty Clinic by working with children with special physical and mental health needs. Lisa also worked as a private practice therapist in Marquette and Munising from 2016 to 2018.
Lisa enjoys working with people of all ages – both as couples and individuals – to help in achieving their best mental health and living substance-free. She loves being a part of the CSSUP team and continues to look forward to providing an important service to individuals across the U.P.