Grove Emotional Health Collaborative
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Meet Us

MEET THE GROVE
COLLABORATORS

read below to learn more
about the clinicians +
teachers at Grove.


We currently have psychiatrists, therapists, and mindfulness & meditation teachers accepting new clients.
Collaborators accepting new clients (scroll down to read biographies):

Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, LMSW
Davita Burkhead-Weiner, MD
Barbara Newell

Anique Pegeron, MA, RYT
Nicole Perry, PsyD
Emily Preston-Rahim, LMSW, CTTS

Lisa Gorman Ufer, PhD, LMFT
Emily Hanna, LLMSW
Margaret Levasseur, LLMSW


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Thomas L. Atkins, MD
Psychiatrist, Founder

+ Thomas' Bio

Dr. Atkins grew up in Ann Arbor, and graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1996. He did a pediatrics residency at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, CA. He worked for a decade as a board certified pediatrician, his work included primary care for all children, and specialty care for adolescents. He also lead the establishment of several innovative teen clinics. Following his interests, and recognizing the large need for more Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Dr. Atkins decided to pursue further training. In June of 2013 he completed a residency in adult psychiatry, and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Atkins served as chief resident during the last year of his fellowship program, and is continuing his affiliation with the University of Michigan as an adjunct faculty member.

Dr. Atkins is board certified in General Psychiatry and also Children and Adolescent Psychiatry. Although Dr. Atkins’ expertise regarding adolescents is initially what drew him to the mental health field, Dr. Atkins is also skilled at working with younger children and adults age 65 and under.

Dr. Atkins works collaboratively with clients to define their challenges and create a comprehensive treatment plan. Dr. Atkins understands that the decision to take a psychotropic medication is complex. Significant factors to consider are the age of the patient, side effects, available scientific evidence, and the belief system of a patient and often their family. Dr. Atkins can only make an appropriate medication recommendation after all of these points have been discussed. Patients and families are the ulitmate decision makers, and Dr. Atkins is very comfortable knowing that they may or may not accept his recommendation. Treatment also includes maximizing wellness through sleep, exercise, mindfulness, and nutrition.

In addition to medication management, Dr. Atkins can provide individual psychotherapy as well. Dr. Atkins uses CBT, IPT, insight oriented work, mindfulness, and somatic interventions to help clients with depression, anxiety, and trauma. Dr. Atkins also uses psychotherapy to improve communication for couples and families.

For more information on Dr. Atkins’ practice, please visit www.thomasatkinsmd.com

Dr. Atkins is currently not accepting new clients. You can be placed on a short waitlist for an appointment with Dr. Atkins via our online request form. Dr. Atkins's practice is fee-for-service.

Established clients may contact Dr. Atkins at (734) 224-3822 x 101 or at dratkins@groveemotionalhealth.com. Please keep in mind that email is not HIPAA compliant.

Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, LMSW
Therapist

+ Lindsay's Bio

Lindsay provides therapy for people struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, feeling stuck, coping with transitions, and those with strained or unhealthy financial relationships. She is a mental health advocate, and believes strongly in taking care of our emotional well-being. In her practice, she utilizes evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. Lindsay completed her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Michigan in 2011 and her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Michigan State University. Lindsay operates a culturally competent practice and works with people of all races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations. She sees adolescents 12 and older, college-aged persons, and adults.

Lindsay's is accepting new clients for financial therapy only. Request an appointment with Linday via our online request form or by calling 734-224-3822 x 105.

Lindsay’s practice is fee-for-service. She is also a participating provider for clients covered by Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Established clients may contact Lindsay at (734) 224-3822 x 105 or at lindsay@groveemotionalhealth.com. Please keep in mind that email is not HIPAA compliant.

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Davita Burkhead-Weiner, MD
Psychiatrist

+ Davita's Bio

Davita Burkhead-Weiner, MD, is a board certified Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Before establishing a private practice, Dr. Burkhead-Weiner was an outpatient psychiatrist at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through the University of Michigan in 2014.

As a pediatric and adolescent trained psychiatrist, Dr. Burkhead-Weiner focuses her practice on the care of patients under the age of 30. She provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and multimodal evidence-based treatment including individual psychotherapy, medication management, parental guidance, and family therapy. In addition to the above treatments, she also works with patients and families to maximize wellness through movement and exercise, nutrition, and healthy sleep habits. Dr. Burkhead-Weiner emphasizes working to achieve long-term goals and well-being in addition to working as a team to reduce symptoms and address immediate stressors that often bring patients to treatment.

Dr. Burkhead-Weiner is currently accepting new clients. Request an appointment with Dr. Burkhead-Weiner via our online request form or by calling her at (734) 224-3822 x 111.

Dr. Burkhead-Weiner’s practice is fee-for-service. Established clients may contact her at (734) 224-3822 x 111 or at davita@groveemotionalhealth.com. Please keep in mind that email is not HIPAA compliant.

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Lisa Gorman Ufer, PhD, LMFT
Therapist

+ Lisa's Bio

Lisa Gorman Ufer, PhD, LMFT specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families regarding intimate relationships, life transitions, and family distress. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist trained to treat a wide range of clinical problems including: depression, anxiety, individual psychological problems as well as relationship problems and family stress. Lisa received her Ph.D. in Family and Child Ecology: Marriage and Family Therapy emphasis from Michigan State University in 2009. Dr. Gorman Ufer uses a number of empirically supported treatment models including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and Gottman Method. The modality is determined by goals of her clients.

Dr. Gorman Ufer uses a strength-oriented approach in therapy with individuals, couples and families dealing with the following issues: Intimate relationship (i.e., communication, marital, premarital, sex therapy, & infidelity); Life transitions (i.e., military deployments, divorce, remarriage, blended families, empty nest, grief & loss); Family distress (i.e., family conflict, financial problems, child with special health care need, adults with chronic pain, mental illness, or life threatening diagnosis); Personal growth (i.e., life coaching, spirituality, women’s issues, balancing work and life & identity work at all stages of life)

When working with Dr. Gorman Ufer, clients can expect that she will: spend time listening to each person’s experience of the problem, ask questions to understand the context, collaborate to define treatment goals, and empower clients throughout the therapeutic process.

Lisa is currently accepting new clients. Request an appointment with Lisa via our online request form or by calling her at (734) 224-3822 x 110.

Lisa’s practice is fee for-service. Established clients may contact Lisa at (734) 224-3822 x 110 or at lisa@groveemotionalhealth.com. Please keep in mind that email is not HIPAA compliant.

Emily Hanna, LLMSW
Therapist

+ Emily's Bio

Emily is committed to providing evidence-based practices tailored to her client’s individual needs and treatment goals in a supportive, compassionate environment. Emily completed her Master’s of Social Work at the University of Michigan, and clinical internship in the Michigan Medicine Child and Adolescent section of Outpatient Psychiatry. There, she specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety, generalized anxiety, phobic disorders, and panic disorder, as well as the treatment of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Post-masters, Emily deepened her expertise in the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the treatment of a variety of disorders through the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dr. David Burns’ time-limited TEAM-CBT approach. In addition to CBT, Emily has a special interest in the incorporation of mindfulness in therapy. She has received extensive training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies from leaders in the field, including Drs. Zindel Segal and Patricia Rockman.

In addition to these modalities, Emily incorporates her training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Organizational Skills Treatment, trauma-informed interventions, and social skills training for individuals on the autism spectrum. Emily works with children, adolescents, and young adults.

Emily is currently accepting new clients at this time. Request an appointment with Emily via our online request form by calling her at (734) 224-3822 x 109.

Emily’s practice is fee-for-service. Established clients may contact Emily at (734) 224-3822 x 109 or at emilyhanna@groveemotionalhealth.com. Please keep in mind that email is not HIPAA compliant.

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Margaret Levasseur, LLMSW
Therapist

+ Margaret's Bio

Margaret is committed to providing personal and down-to-earth therapy to all her clients in a respectful and non-judgmental space. She works with adults, young adults, and adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment difficulties, OCD, phobias, and interpersonal issues. She also has experience helping individuals cope with complex and chronic health issues, and has special interests in healing after trauma, eating disorders, and mindfulness. Margaret earned her MSW in 2017 from the University of Michigan and completed clinical internships at Washtenaw County Community Mental Health and Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County. During her education, she received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. She has also received course training in treating sexual dysfunctions.

Margaret is currently accepting new clients. Request an appointment with Margaret via our online request form or by calling her at (734) 224-3822 x 114.

Margaret’s practice is fee-for-service. Established clients may contact her at (734) 224-3822 x 114 or at margaret@groveemotionalhealth.com. Please keep in mind that email is not HIPAA-compliant.

Carryn Lund, LMSW, RYT
Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Founder

+ Carryn's Bio

A therapist and yoga teacher, Carryn emphasizes mindfulness and body-centered awareness of emotions in her psychotherapy approach. This complements and enhances her training in other approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy. Carryn completed her Master’s of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Michigan in 2011 and completed a post-graduate clinical fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System. Carryn specializes in working with individuals experiencing trauma-related symptoms or grief as well as depression and anxiety. Carryn works with individuals and families across the lifespan and has a special interest in working with adolescents, college-age students, and young adults. For additional information about Carryn and her clinical practice, please visit her website www.carrynlund.com

Carryn's practice is currently full. She is not accepting new clients at this time.

Carryn’s practice is fee-for-service. Established clients may contact Carryn at (734) 224-3822 x 106 or at carryn@groveemotionalhealth.com. Please keep in mind that email is not HIPAA compliant.

Anique Pegeron, MA, RYT
Mindfulness, Meditation, Yoga Teacher

+ Anique's Bio

With mindfulness as her foundation, Anique uses a holistic mind-body approach to help her clients attain emotional wellness. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and families - both individually and in groups. By guiding her clients through individualized practices that calm the nervous system, balance emotions, reduce stress, and create positive changes in the way the brain functions, she empowers them with practical tools for mental, physical, and emotional health. She specializes in working with individuals with high sensitivity, anxiety, depression, and difficulty managing emotions. She incorporates a variety of research-validated techniques from mindful awareness practices, including various forms of mindfulness, meditation, breath work, and yoga.

Anique holds a Master’s degree in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University, a certification in mindfulness education from Mindful Schools, as well as both adult and child yoga teacher certifications. She has extensive training in mindful awareness practices, including a year-long intensive mindfulness course and a six-month fellowship in somatic meditation and breath work. She also runs workshops, groups, classes, school programs, and child/adolescent programs in Ann Arbor, including summer camps for kids and teens; for more information please visit her website here.

Anique is currently accepting new clients. Request an appointment with Anique via our online request form, by calling her at (734) 224-3822 x 108, or by emailing her at anique@groveemotionalhealth.com.

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Barbara Newell
Mindfulness + Meditation Teacher

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Mindfulness, meditation and compassion have been a central focus of Barbara’s life for over twenty years. From 2003-2015 she trained & taught in a monastery and around the world with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Since 2016 she has been mentoring students in online courses with psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach.

Barbara grew up in Ann Arbor, received her Bachelors and JD from the University of Michigan, and has worked in small and large businesses, law firms, and nonprofits. In her experience with thousands of students, Barbara has seen how applied mindfulness practices can improve any and every situation. She finds joy in helping people rediscover how to embody genuine presence, connect meaningfully with others, tap into fresh insight, and enliven the everyday.

To learn about Barbara’s mindfulness and meditation groups at Grove, click here.

To inquire with Barbara about her practice and services, please contact her via our online request form, by calling her at (734) 224-3822 x 113, or by emailing her at barbara@groveemotionalhealth.com.

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Nicole Perry, Psy.D.
Therapist

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Nicole Perry, Psy.D. is a fully licensed psychologist who works with clients across the lifespan and welcomes individuals and families of all presentations. Whether seeking to manage problematic symptoms, develop healthier coping skills, bring more harmony to relationships, or increase joy and satisfaction, Nicole assists her clients in navigating the ever-evolving journey toward ones best self. She is best known for her work with pre-adolescent, adolescent, and young adult populations and is adept in treating struggles such as anxiety and mood disorders, adjustment to life transitions, divorce, parenting, sexuality, gender, and eating disorders. She utilizes evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Nicole’s genuine and warm approach helps clients to identify and address challenges and be accountable to their goals, ensuring that the time spent in therapy is meaningful and productive. She sees herself as a curator of wellness tools, holding a space for clients to focus on their lives, experiences, relationships, and desires, while building insights, mastering skills, understanding and shifting maladaptive patterns, and learning to utilize and grow their emotional resources.

A native of Ann Arbor, Nicole earned her Masters and Doctorate degrees at the University of Denver. She completed her doctoral internship at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has been in private practice since 2006 and served as the Clinical Director of Integrative Therapeutic Solutions, a Denver practice specializing in serving adolescents, twenty-somethings, and their parents, from 2008-2018. She has now returned to her roots in Ann Arbor and joined Grove Emotional Health Collaborative in the fall of 2018. Nicole is currently a member of the Michigan and American Psychological Associations.

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Emily Preston-Rahim, LMSW, CTTS
Therapist

+ Emily's Bio

Emily graduated from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2002 and is also a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Master Level. She utilizes evidence-based, best practice in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and pulls from Mindfulness to tailor individualized treatment for children, adolescents, young adults, and seniors. Her specialties include ADHD, autism, OCD, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, trauma, addiction, ODD, loss and grief, eating disorders, chronic health illness, couples therapy, and bipolar disorder.

Emily pulls from the strengths of the individuals and families to foster positive mental health. She is grounded in using nature and humor to heal.

Emily is currently taking new clients. Request an appointment with Emily via our online request form or by calling her at (734) 224-3822 x 116.

Emily’s practice accepts fee-for-service. She is also a participating provider for clients covered by Blue Cross-Blue Shield and Blue Care Network. Established clients may contact Emily at (734) 224-3822 x 116 or at emilykay@groveemotionalhealth.com. Please keep in mind that email is not HIPAA compliant.

Sara Van Assche
Care Coordinator

+ Sara's Bio

Sara Van Assche is Grove's care coordinator. A lifelong resident of Michigan, she received degrees in communications and marketing from Eastern Michigan University. She worked in finance for several years prior to making the decision to stay at home to raise her children. As her children grew, she returned to the workforce and found her true calling in care coordination.

Interested in making an appointment at Grove or have a general inquiry? Contact Sara at (734) 224-3822 x 102 or at sara@groveemotionalhealth.com. Please keep in mind that email is not HIPAA compliant.

Alison Roth-Kerner, LMSW
Therapist, Founder

+ Alison's Bio

Alison Roth-Kerner specializes in working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and other life adjustments. She works with children, adolescents, adults and couples. Alison is trained across a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Focused Therapy. A hallmark of Alison’s practice is her willingness to draw on her breadth of training in order to create an individualized, effective, and safe therapeutic environment for all of her clients. Alison completed her Master’s of Social Work (MSW) at Boston University in 2005, and subsequently completed a post-graduate clinical fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System.

Alison's practice is currently full. She is not accepting new clients at this time.

Alison’s practice accepts fee-for-service. She is also a participating provider for clients covered by Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Established clients may contact Alison at (734) 224-3822 x 107 or at alison@groveemotionalhealth.com. Please keep in mind that email is not HIPAA compliant.