Our Clinical Staff

Each of our clinicians is licensed in the state of Michigan to provide outpatient mental health counseling services. We possess a wide range of clinical competencies and have the ability to provide effective care for various treatment populations.

Justin W. Peer PhD, LP, CFLE

Dr. Peer is the founder and clinical director of Peer & Associates. Dr. Peer is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Family Life Educator and has 15+ years clinical experience treating a wide range of presenting concerns. He treats emerging adults, adults, and older adults with two specific areas of specialization: 1. Assisting 18-29-year-olds through the stress, anxiety, and self-doubt associated with multiple life stressors and transitions common during this period of life while also helping this population build a healthy, balanced identity and, 2. Working with individuals who are struggling to adapt to chronic health conditions by helping them develop skills and a balanced mindset that allows for healthy adjustment. He also helps individuals with other specific health-related concerns including weight loss, pain management, and sleep. Additionally, Dr. Peer treats general stress, life transition concerns, anxiety, and depression among adults and older adults.

Outside of the practice Dr. Peer has been a Lecturer at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is also a public speaker and noted author. He has been published in several prominent interdisciplinary journals including Emerging Adulthood, Adultspan, and the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.

Tamara Purtell MA, LPC

I have over 10 years of experience working with adults and teens with substance use disorders, behavioral issues, trauma, difficult family relationships, self-esteem, body image, and self harming behaviors.  My work experiences include individual and family therapy, residential substance abuse treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and supervision for limited licensed counselors. I utilize person centered therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. My goal for therapy is to help instill hope and growth into your life through providing tools, support, and guidance to gain self-awareness.

Angela Saborio MA, LLP

Anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, and addiction are difficult battles to fight alone. I have dedicated my career to cultivating growth and wellness in individuals. Allow my passion for helping others to guide you on your journey. I have almost twenty years of experience working with adults with a wide range of mental health issues. I have extensive experience working with  anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress, substance abuse, and traumatic brain injury. I have successfully worked with a variety of populations, including retired athletes, veterans, first responders, and civilians with traumatic brain injury.

I attended the University of Detroit Mercy and graduated with a master’s degree in clinical psychology with a focus on addiction studies. I use cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and trauma-focused therapies, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE). An individual’s personal therapy goals and unique experiences are important to me. I know that each person is unique, and because of that I believe in providing a nonjudgmental, person-centered approach. 

Shelby Wilson MS, LLP, BCBA

I am a Master’s Level Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, and other developmental disabilities. I work with individuals of all ages and their families to create lasting and meaningful changes in their lives.

I take from my training in cognitive and behavioral therapies and tailor these evidence-based treatments to meet your specific needs. We will work together to identify triggers, learn effective ways to prevent and respond to the problem, and build skills to promote overall well being.
If you or your child could use some support with tackling challenging behaviors or managing emotions, please reach out to me via email, and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Bianca Bartley MA, TLLP

I have a diverse experience working with both adolescents and adults, with a former focus on those involved with the legal system. I’ve worked in crisis management and de-escalation, as well as general outpatient therapy. I am able to assist in a wide range of needs. I do have a social justice approach, combined with person-centered and positive psychology. I work with individuals where there are at and as a therapist, we will approach treatment goals together.

I completed my Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University and am continuing education for certification for substance use disorders. I do have experience working with adults with substance use concerns, and have conducted psychoeducational groups for depression, anxiety, communication, and many other mental health topics. 
Nothing is one size fits all, and you will not face potential challenges alone! 

Nicole Klim, LMSW

Nicole is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. She went on to complete her Master of Social Work at Wayne State University. Nicole has been in the field of behavioral health for 26 years.

She is passionate about helping people improve their mental health and well being. She works with patients with many conditions and helps them see the connection between physical, mental, and emotional health.
She looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your health goals

Emily Wezner MA, LPC, NCC

Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image concerns, and trauma are struggles that many people deal with, but are not struggles that one needs to navigate alone. It is possible to feel safe, experience joy, to worry less, and to feel empowered & understood. I believe that everyone is special and worthy, and their lives are filled with unique experiences and memories, complicated situations, struggles, and blessings. It is somewhere within these intricate, individualized details and stories that one’s sense of self can be explored and examined, and where personal growth, self-awareness, and self-acceptance can be found.

As a therapist, I take a holistic approach to counseling, focusing on the connection between physical, emotional, and mental health and I aim to provide a space of non-judgement and empathy. I believe in working together with you to explore triggers, conquer anxiety and depression, heal from trauma, create healthy relationships and boundaries with others, and to live life to the fullest.

I completed my Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Oakland University. I have experience working with abuse, intimate partner violence, life transitions, parenting and communication issues, family issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem and poor body image, teen issues, ADHD, and anger. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques, including the Emotional Freedom Technique, CBT, person-centered therapy, attachment theory and I am trauma-informed. 

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