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OUR TEAM

Our Team in Ann Arbor East

Welcome! Transformational Choices is a community-based professional service that provides a full range of life enhancing services in a holistic, mindful, and supportive setting.

 

Our mission is to support mindful change within individuals, groups, and organizations. We are proud to offer a diverse array of services, including mental health counseling for individuals, groups, families, children. We work to address relationship issues between couples, within small groups, and in families. We offer life and wellness coaching and consultation, as well as organizational evaluation and consulting.

We are committed to providing the best professional services by working with our clients and developing and implementing the most effective and customized life enhancing change plans, through the promotion of learning and personal growth.

Transformational Choices uses a natural and organic mind / body approach to restoring healthy emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning. The client and therapist are partners and work together to discover the choices necessary to reach new goals and break old patterns.

Our approach to the helping relationship is especially effective in dealing with depression, anxiety, emotional dysfunction, creative blocks, relationship concerns, and debilitating personality traits that interfere with love, work, and the knowledge to sustain health.

Vanessa Banister, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, LGBTQ+, Marital/Premarital, Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Stress, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Group

If you are reading this, thank you for your willingness to seek mental health services. Recognizing that you could use someone to walk alongside you while moving through your darkest times takes true courage. My therapeutic approach involves creating a safe space for one to be heard, seen, and validated. I believe it is in the sharing and understanding of our stories right up until the moment you walk through my door that transformational healing of the self can begin. So many of us spend our lives hiding away or simply coping with the stressors which come our way. There is often no room left to discover our authentic selves, much less live in a way which reflects who we are at our core. No matter your background, beliefs, or previous experience with therapy, I gladly welcome you. Above all else, I will meet you where you are without judgment, mind and heart open. As a client-centered therapist, I will work with you on your desired treatment goals, keeping in mind that life may throw curveballs and require adjustments to our previous plans.


My holistic strengths-based approach to therapy helps you empower yourself, shed illusions of powerlessness, and overcome trauma while developing the tools to make mindful decisions in the future. I have a background in psychodynamic therapy but also utilize modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. I specialize in grief/loss, aiding clients in the non-linear path grief often takes. I also enjoy working with couples. I would be honored to assist you with creating stronger, healthier, fulfilling relationships with yourselves and each other.


Thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to read this profile. I am here whenever you are ready to begin the process. I look forward to meeting you!

Audrey Bloom, LLPC

they/them

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Gender Identity, LGBTQ+, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

Certifications: Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) certified

Reaching out for help can be challenging. By visiting this page, you are taking the first step on your wellness journey. My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that everyone is capable of facing life’s challenges with courage, given personalized tools and support. I work from a holistic perspective that values your whole self, past, present, and future. I strive to create a space where you can safely explore your thoughts, experiences, and emotions, and live life as your most authentic self.


I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings with diverse clients with a range of issues. People are more than their symptoms, challenges, or struggles and there is no one-size fits all path to recovery. My approach is tailored to your needs, and draws from your strengths: through art, music, play, humor, silence, or speaking. I will meet you wherever you are and help you get to where you want to be.

Julian Ho, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Bipolar, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ+, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Sleep Issues, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Group

Whatever brings you here, thank you for taking steps towards your wellness. I am committed to provide my full attention, support and respect for your personal needs as we work through them together.


My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that we each hold various identities and lived experiences that inform who we are, what our lives look like and how we navigate through life. I am passionate about working with immigrants, BIPOC individuals, LGBTQIA2S+ community and people of all bodies and abilities. I work from a strength-based, culturally-sensitive and holistic perspective that values your unique experiences and supports you towards achieving your therapy and life goals.


I am fluent and available for therapy in both English and Vietnamese. I utilize an integrative approach that combines components of evidence-based interventions such as CBT, DBT, ACT and trauma-informed mindfulness practices. Everyone’s journey is going to be different and I am here to support you as you navigate yours.

Katelend Jones, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Family conflict, Gender identity, Grief/loss, LGBTQ+, Relationship issues, School issues, Self-harming, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Religious trauma, Life transitions, Inner child work, Play therapy

Populations: Children (4-11), Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults 

Modalities: Individual, Group

Having someone to walk alongside you as you navigate uncertainty can be a life changing experience. Welcome to therapy! I am excited to get to know you and your story. I enter therapy bringing curiosity, compassion and interest in your narrative. Together we will explore how we can create a path that feels just right for you.


I approach therapy looking at the whole person. I use an attachment-informed lens grounded in social justice. In addressing your whole self, I incorporate somatic, art, drama and play therapy where I can and when it feels good to you. This may include listening to your physical body, interpreting its messages and learning tools for self-regulation and sensory management. It may look like creating art to process an experience. Together we will find what works best for you. When working with children and adolescents, I may incorporate play therapy tools to explore their situation and to help process trauma or hardship.


I also believe that all of us, from children to adults, have younger parts of ourselves still at play in our story and I may incorporate inner child work to help us to listen to those parts. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I understand the complexity of living with marginalized identities and the difficulty of negotiating this in daily life. Through our sessions, and with a client-centered approach that incorporates psychodynamic, narrative and motivational interviewing tools, together, we will work to overcome obstacles on your journey.

Erica Kuhn-Fink, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Depression, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Peer Relationships, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Infants, Toddlers, Children, Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Family, Group, Parent & Child

Welcome, all. I have the utmost respect for all those who embark on the journey of seeking support and change. I deeply value every person’s inherent resilience, dignity, worth, creativity, and potential. I aim to co-create an affirming, safe environment in which my clients feel accepted and comfortable exploring their inner worlds-- past, present, and future. I bring warmth, curiosity, and empathic attunement to the therapeutic relationship. I believe it is equally important that the therapeutic space celebrates strengths and joys as well as provides support during challenging times.


My approach is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of each client sitting before me. I view my clinical work with a multi-systemic lens that considers how a person’s strengths and challenges are influenced by the surrounding world. I draw on evidence-based practices and theories including Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. I work within a relationship-based, trauma-informed, person-centered, and culturally sensitive framework that honors each individual person and their journey. I believe it is a profound honor to accompany my clients on this exploration.


“In my early professional years, I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for their own personal growth?”

― Carl R. Rogers

Tanner Schudlich, LLMSW

he/they

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ+, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress

Populations: Adults

Modalities: Individual

My job is to create a space for you to engage in healing, learning, and growth - to help you sort through all of the feelings and thoughts that can come from navigating the world we live in. As we begin working together, we’ll build a good working relationship, as well as set goals to help you figure out what you’d like to move towards in therapy. 


When working together, I’ll ensure that there’s a balance between building skills for mindfully navigating your present environment and exploring your past to heal from emotional wounds. To accomplish this, I’ll draw from a variety of humanistic, trauma-informed, and healing-centered perspectives. Some of my approaches include models of grief work, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and parts work, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). The glue that holds all of this together is the understanding that 1) you have inherent strengths, dignity, and worth; 2) that systems of oppression and our environments can make it challenging to thrive; and 3) you are the expert in your lived experience.

Kathy Stewart, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, Parenting, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harm, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

I strive to create a creative, mindful, and contemplative approach towards strengths based positive therapy, led by the client, and based on a shared respect between the client and clinician. I am committed to providing the best professional services by working with clients and developing and implementing the most effective and customized life enhancing change plans, through the promotion of learning and personal growth.

Madison Thompson, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Stress, ADHD, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Developmental Disorders,

Life Transitions, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Couples, School Issues, Self-Esteem

Populations: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

Certifications:  Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional

Welcome! I'm Madison. Together, we will create a space where you can explore, grow, and find peace. My approach is deeply rooted in honoring your individuality and strengths. Here, you will find a safe and welcoming environment where you can be authentic. We will uniquely tailor our sessions to meet your needs and preferences by utilizing an integrative approach that combines strengths-based and cognitive behavioral models. I believe in the power of collaboration, and together, we'll cultivate meaningful and lasting changes in your life. Wherever you are on your journey of healing and growth, know that I am here to support you with compassion and understanding. Let us take this step together toward your brighter, more fulfilling future.

Julia Wallace, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Chronic illness/pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic violence, Family conflict, Gender identity, Grief/loss, Infidelity, LGBTQ+, Pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum, Relationship issues, School issues, Self-harming, Self esteem, Sexual abuse, Sexuality, Stress, Suicidal ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's issues

Populations: Children (4-11), Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

Therapy should be a safe, nonjudgmental space with a focus toward growth. To me,

therapy is a partnership where I aim to help clients feel heard and validated in a mindful,

compassionate setting.

I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches, including person-centered and cognitive-

behavioral techniques, that help clients gain the confidence to make positive and healthy

changes in their lives. While working together in therapy, I can support clients in practicing

communication and assertiveness skills in order to build effective self-advocacy.

I strongly believe in the resilience of human beings, even in the most stressful of life

circumstances. Holistic, trauma-informed therapy can help clients strive toward healing,

insight, and empowerment. I would be honored to embark on this journey with you.

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