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Meet Our Therapists

Kimberly Gruber

MA, LPC, NCC

Owner

  • Accepts Clients Age 3 through Adult
  • In-person Sessions or Telehealth

Is Currently Accepting:
 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Care Network
  • United Healthcare
  • McLaren Health Advantage
  • Private Pay 

*Does not accept Medicare and she is not accepting new Medicaid Clients.
kim@aboutbalancelife.com
Helping people with mental health issues is my passion. That’s why I opened Balance Life Counseling in 2018. My goal has been to create a warm inviting place where I could individually help children, adults and families. I love giving clients my undivided attention and working together to help achieve their goals. 
 
I started my career as a certified teacher. I taught for several years in public schools then I took some time off to stay home with my young children. During this time, I went to graduate school to pursue a dual Masters degree in Community and School Counseling.  Since graduating with my Masters degree from Oakland University, I have worked in several school districts as a school counselor and private practice as a clinical counselor.
 
​I see clients as young as 3 years old through adulthood. If you want someone who is caring, non-judgmental, ready to listen, and will give 110%,  I'd love the opportunity to work with you.
 
I am very blessed to have a diverse background and I believe it makes me a well rounded counselor. Some of my specialties include anxiety, depression, relationships & conflicts, self-esteem, self harm, grief & loss, divorce, and life transitions. In addition, I also have years of experience working with school issues including 504 plans, IEP's, learning disabilities, college planning, bullying and test anxiety.

 

Nicole Wildeman

MA, LPC, NCC

  • Accepts Clients Age 5 through Adult
  • In-person Sessions or Telehealth

Is Currently Accepting:
 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Care Network
  • United Healthcare
  • McLaren Health Advantage
  • Private Pay

*Does not accept Medicare or Medicaid
nicole@aboutbalancelife.com
Seeking out therapy is the first step to gaining additional tools in your toolbox of health, so congratulations and thank you for landing here!  Throughout my years in school counseling and as a licensed professional therapist, the most rewarding experience is connecting with individuals that are going through a life adjustment and being able to collaborate to sort through the struggle to explore a deeper understanding and helpful coping skills.  
 
I have worked with individuals between the ages of 5-75 and my specialty is helping adults and children recognize their personal strength and gain confidence as life throws curveballs.  I specialize in substance abuse counseling, marriage and family therapy, anger management, and counseling children and adults going through life transitions or difficulties like managing anxiety or depression.  Together we can set goals and support each step to achieving them!  

Tiffany Peeler

LLPC, NCC

  • Accepts Clients Age 5 through Adult

  • In-person Sessions or Telehealth


Is Currently Accepting:

 

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • United Healthcare

  • McLaren Health Advantage

  • Private Pay


*Does not accept Medicare or Medicaid 

tiffany@aboutbalancelife.com

My specialty is helping children through adulthood cope with life’s difficult challenges. I started my profession as a certified classroom teacher, teaching for over eleven years in public education. During this time, I realized that I enjoyed working with some of the most challenging behaviors in the school. When we teach children, we are teaching the whole child. This means that not only do academics matter, but so does the child’s emotional, social, and mental health. 

Soon, I knew that in order to have a larger impact on children’s behaviors I needed to be able to focus on their social, emotional, and mental health. This led me to a master’s from Spring Arbor University, majoring in both school counseling and clinical mental health. I am currently a school counselor for a district in Genesee County. Although I love working as a school counselor, I have come to realize that I want to be able to assist more children and adults outside of my school community.

 

I have many years of experience working with all ages of children and numerous school related issues. Even though my primary focus has been with children, I see clients from ages three through adulthood. Most of my experience is within Solution Focused therapy, but I utilize other forms of therapy as well. I believe every client should be treated with unconditional positive regard, non-judgment, and empathy. Together we can find the answers that are inside of you and begin the process of healing. I would love to begin your therapy journey with you.

Tim Kilgore

LLPC, NCC

  • Accepts Clients Age 5 through Adult

  • In-person Sessions or Telehealth


Is Currently Accepting:
 

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • United Healthcare

  • McLaren Health Advantage

  • Private Pay


*Does not accept Medicare or Medicaid

 

tim@aboutbalancelife.com 

I began my career working with children as a certified teacher. I taught for 9 years in public schools working with elementary through middle school students. I quickly realized that in a teaching role I wasn’t able to support the social/emotional needs of my students and needed to do more. I attended graduate school to pursue a Masters degree in School Counseling. Since graduating with my Masters degree from Capella University, I have worked as a middle school counselor.  

I recently decided to begin working as a clinical counselor. Doing so expands my ability to support a more diverse set of individuals. I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships & conflicts, self-esteem, self harm, grief & loss, and life transitions. In addition, I have years of experience working with school issues including 504 plans, IEP's, learning disabilities, college planning, bullying, and test anxiety.

I see clients as young as 5 years old through adulthood. I look forward to supporting you with your challenges, goals, and celebrating your accomplishments. 

Dr. Kristine Dunn

Ph.D., LLP, CAADC, CCS

At this time Dr. Dunn is only completing Psychological Evaluations.

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​I have had the pleasure of working as a clinical behavioral psychologist for 31 years. I have worked within community mental health, the school systems, and in substance use treatment programs. I specialize in psychological assessments in adults and children, and also am a clinical therapist. I enjoy educating individuals on how to improve their quality of life by identifying symptomatology and challenges that interfere with one's well-being. I welcome the opportunity to help individuals become more balanced with increased satisfaction in living life well. 

Greg Thornhill

LLP

  • Accepts Clients Age 3 through Adult

  • In-person Sessions or Telehealth


Is Currently Accepting:
 

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Care Network

  • Private Pay


*Does not accept Medicare or Medicaid

 

greg@aboutbalancelife.com 

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Connecting with individuals as a means of helping them through the therapeutic process has been personally rewarding for me as a therapist.  Helping others to develop necessary skills to improve their mental health is an important component for therapists and one in which I am honored to experience while working with clients.  

 

Having spent 23 years as a special education teacher, and now six years in the mental health field has given me a perspective that enables me to understand the needs of individuals from ages 3 to adult.  My passion is in helping others to gain insight into their own mental health and to establish growth and an understanding of their life.  

 

I equally enjoy helping children, adolescents and adults.   Helping children and adolescents with their mental health issues, along with their difficulties that they may be experiencing in school is an important part of therapy.  Adults are dealing with issues that impact their daily lives that need to be addressed in order for them to function in the adult world. 

 

Everyone is unique and it is equally rewarding to work with all ages of clients. I look forward to helping others reach for their potential, contentment and happiness in life.

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