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Wade Stitt, MAC, MS, LPC

Clinical Director

Wade Stitt attended Olivet College and earned a bachelor’s degree in music education and psychology. He then went on to earn his Master of Counseling Degree from Spring Arbor University. For the past three years, Wade has also served as an adjunct professor for the Spring Arbor University Master of Counseling Program. Lastly, Wade earned a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from Capella University.

Wade has worked in the mental health field for over 30 years. He has had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of settings, which include inpatient psychiatric, residential, intensive outpatient programs, substance abuse/detox, partial hospitalization, and outpatient. Wade has spent the last 20 years working in the community mental health system and has held different clinical leadership positions for 12 years. Wade comes to Sanford Behavioral Health after spending five years as the Director of Access & Crisis Services for Community Mental Health in Jackson & Hillsdale Counties, where he was responsible for developing and implementing a 24-hour crisis center and crisis residential unit and revamping access to care to become a Certified Community Behavioral Center.

As the Clinical Director of Sanford Behavioral Health, Wade oversees the clinical direction and needs of the various programs provided at Sanford. He ensures that evidence-based practices and therapies are provided to effect the best quality of treatment for those under our care. In his free time, Wade has a passion for music and can often be found playing his saxophone or singing. He also enjoys spending time with his two amazing daughters, who have both found a calling to help others in the mental health field. Wade is also an avid sports fan and never misses a Notre Dame Football game.