Our Therapists

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Ashley Zair


I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, following my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Concordia University, Ann Arbor. With over a decade of experience, I have been dedicated to supporting adolescents and adults since 2008.

At my private practice, Zair Counseling Center, my primary goal is establishing a solid therapeutic alliance with each client, fostering an environment of comfort and acceptance. I utilize evidence-based interventions to develop coping mechanisms, facilitate the processing of emotions and thoughts, and empower individuals toward growth.

My areas of expertise encompass anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, depression, and anger management. Services provided include individual therapy tailored for adolescents and adults, couples/marital counseling, and group therapy sessions. I am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), enhancing my ability to offer comprehensive support.

Also, I serve as a clinical social worker and partner at Tender Heart East, Inc., where I specialize in working with the elderly population. I aim to foster connection and well-being among aging individuals through group therapy utilizing therapeutic arts and crafts.

Ann O’Neill


I believe happiness is a basic human right. Better relationships, clearer thoughts, and more fulfilling emotions are possible even in difficult or impossible-looking circumstances. I have a wide scope of treatment and enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults.

My treatment approach is eclectic and is customized to individuals.

Services include individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults, and family therapy.

Paige Castonguay

LMSW- Clinical

I have developed a strength-based approach. I aim to provide a safe and comforting environment for my clients to grow in. In serving a wide array of populations, from families, adolescents, adults, and Veterans, I’ve found the value in uniquely lived experiences. I believe each person has a distinct set of skills that can assist them in overcoming life’s stressors, obstacles, or personal needs. Through utilizing strengths one already has in teaching new coping skills, I work with each of my clients to formulate an individualized plan that will aid in living life to its fullest potential. Whether it be relationship issues, grief, trauma, life changes, depression, anxiety, or another specific mental health diagnosis, I hope to work in an alliance to improve the overall quality of life. I am skilled in various modalities such as mindfulness, breathing exercises, talk therapies, movement therapy, etc., and take pride in offering interventions that best suit each individual.

Allison Vinyard


In the end, we all have the same basic human needs. Helping people navigate life’s challenges with a down-to-earth approach is my goal as a therapist.

In my practice as a clinical social worker for the past 23 years, I’ve been fortunate to meet and help individuals from all walks of life. Trauma, Crisis, Grief/Loss, Illness, Aging, Depression, and Anxiety comprise the bulk of my work, though I’m always ready to take on a new challenge in the spirit of empowering others. My clients are the experts. I’m here to help them draw from the skills they already possess.

I work with late adolescents, adults, and couples.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Master of Social Work from Wayne State University. I am also proud to be a Certified Case Manager.

Jesica Bassett

LMSW- Clinical

Life can be messy; it twists and turns, sometimes without warning. It can be difficult, amazing, and everything in between. Sometimes we find ourselves needing some extra help. That’s where therapy comes in! I believe therapy is a collaborative effort between therapist and client, and empowering people to see their strengths, abilities, and resilience is an incredible privilege that I never take lightly. Mental health impacts all areas of our lives, and by working together, you can achieve your goals and improve your quality of life so you can live the life you want. I use various techniques in an individualized format to ensure every client feels safe, empowered, and strengthened from our time working together.

I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s of Social Work from Michigan State University and am licensed as an LMSW with the State of Michigan. I am certified as a Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional and have worked with those dealing with a variety of mental health conditions throughout my career. Services include individual therapy with adults.

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