Our Therapists

Thrive’s licensed Ann Arbor therapists provide counseling for adults, teenagers, couples, and families.  Our therapists are accredited by CARF International.

During your initial intake, an appointment will be scheduled with one of our therapists most appropriate for your situation.

For more information on our expertise and what we treat, read about our counseling services


Learn about our therapists

Our eight Ann Arbor therapists have extensive experience in a range of issues including depression and anxiety, trauma, and grief.

Shadin Atiyeh

Shadin Atiyeh is an MA Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor and holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan in both Psychology and Middle Eastern studies; as well as a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Eastern Michigan University. She joined JFS in 2013 and holds licensure in the State of Michigan to practice counseling. She works with children, adults, and families on a broad spectrum of issues; including trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, isolation, cultural issues, and career development. She has experience working in various community agencies serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, immigrants and refugees, abused and neglected children, and homeless families.

Cynthia Diech

Cynthia Dieck is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in both Psychology and Family Studies and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Eastern Michigan University. She holds licensure in the State of Michigan to practice counseling. Cynthia primarily works with children and adolescences, but has experience with all ages. Cynthia has worked with clients who have experienced a wide variety of issues such as; depression, anxiety, trauma, academic stress, and grief. She utilizes a mix of both solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy in her treatment. Cynthia has a background running support groups for adolescences who have experienced trauma.

Shrina Eadeh

Shrina Eadeh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working at Thrive since 2013. Shrina received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University and her Masters in Social Work from University of Michigan. Shrina works primarily with individuals that struggle with a variety of issues which includes but is not limited to anxiety, depression, and major life transitions. Shrina engages each client with empathy, compassion, and understanding. Shrina also utilizes a variety of treatment modalities to assist each client in moving forward and reaching their goals.

Julia Kessler-Hollar

Julia Kessler-Hollar is a Licensed Clinicial Social Worker.  She received her master’s degree from the University of Michigan and has been providing clinical support to adults in crisis since 2006.  Julia works primarily with adults struggling with transitions and changes in life.  She uses a variety of techniques, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and motivational interviewing.  Julia has worked with THRIVE since 2017.

Sarah Hong

Sarah Hong Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Sarah completed a two-year post graduate fellowship in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Depression Center in 2009. The bulk of Sarah’s clinical career has been spent treating anxiety, depression, stress management, college mental health and helping people cope with major medical illnesses (including, but not limited to Cancer and its treatment) and transitions. Sarah utilizes a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities (including CBT and mindfulness-based psychotherapies) to help clients navigate their life experiences, reduce negative symptoms and achieve their highest potential.

Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both the states of Michigan and Illinois. Caroline received her Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Caroline completed a two-year post graduate fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago working in both the Emergency Department and inpatient settings. The majority of Caroline’s clinical career has been working with adults and families during periods of transitions, coping with trauma, treating anxiety and depression, and stress management. Caroline utilizes variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based psychotherapies, to help clients reach their goals.

Dr. Adrienne Lapidos

Dr. Adrienne Lapidos is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her doctorate from Adelphi University. She completed a postdoctoral residency in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery at VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Her clinical practice background includes individual and group psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, and chronic pain. Adrienne has advanced training in various evidence-based practices, and is particularly interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients discover new ways to live a rich, full, and meaningful life.

Deana Smith

Deana Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her master’s degree from the University of Michigan and has been a Clinical Therapist since 2000. Her primary work is with adults with a specialty in marital and relationship issues. She also provides marriage preparation and enrichment. Deana’s therapeutic approach is solution-focused with an emphasis on behavioral changes.

Leah Zaas

Leah Zaas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the State of Michigan. Leah received her Master’s in Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a focus on children and families. Leah has worked with clients of all ages in many different settings including schools and in the community. Leah has been working at Thrive since 2014.

If you have a question about any of our therapists or their expertise, please contact us


Payment options

If you are over 65, we are able to bill Medicare and any supplemental coverage. If you are under 65, we are on many insurance panels that will allow us to bill your insurance company and just collect co-pays from you. A sliding fee scale is available for the uninsured. See which insurance we accept or contact us to find out if we are on your insurance company’s panel. 


Booking an appointment

Please call to complete a short telephone interview to discuss your needs. Reach us at 734-436-4249. 


If you need a psychiatrist

Because we don’t have a psychiatrist on staff, we’re unable to provide therapy for those needing intensive therapy – that is, more than weekly – or who need medication management. 


If you’re in immediate danger, dial 911

If you’re in a violent, domestic relationship, please call this 24/7 helpline: (734) 995-5444.