Brian Shaffer is a licensed professional counselor offering services to adolescents and adults in Michigan. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in grief counseling, trauma and abuse, addiction, substance abuse, anxiety disorders and mood disorders. 

Varnell Person-Turner is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in Michigan. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety disorders, attachment disorders, grief counseling, stress management and parentingVarnell believes there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” spectrum of care in behavioral health. In her practice, she focuses on what she believes to be three of the many important tools of healthy behavior: empowerment, education and insight. 

Varnell’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare came from her motherHer mother was her mentor and motivator, and modeled compassion, care and service to others. Varnell believes that she’s never been able to fill her shoes, but she thought that a career in mental and behavioral health was a good place to start. 

Varnell’s biggest accolades have come from the smallest people. She believes that learning never ends and she loves to travel. 

“Peace puts you in a place of power.” 

Amanda Lambert is a licensed professional counselor offering services to adolescents and adults in MichiganShe has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in LGBT issues, anxiety disorders, marriage and relationship counseling, life transitions and stress management. In her practice, Amanda utilizes a non-judgmental, person-centered and strengths-based approach. She aims to make each client feel comfortable with her and with therapy. Her therapy sessions are usually guided by the client and together they work towards achieving the client’s goals.  

Amanda’s interest in mental and behavioral health care stems from her innate compassion and care toward others. In high school, Amanda’s friends woulrefer other friends to talk to her about their issues and distress. She is a natural listener and helper and wants to help others live a happier life. 

Amanda loves science fiction and fantasy movies, some of her favorites are Doctor Who and Star Trek: The Next Generation. She loves animals; she has two small dogs and three cats of her own. She also has a tattoo of the Emerson quote, To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Another one of Amanda’s favorite quotes is “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” – The Doctor, Doctor Who 


Dr. Gurtej Mann is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adolescent and adult residents in California and Michigan. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his specializations are adult psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders 

If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.