Current Family Consultants

Family Consultants


Anne Kaplin, MSW

Anne is a clinical social worker with 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Anne grew up in Toledo  and later moved to NY where she received her M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University. Following the completion of her MS, she continued her intellectual pursuits at the Contemporary Freudian Society in New York, focusing on the psychodynamic understanding and treatment of young people from infancy through late adolescence.  Anne has a private practice  and is also on staff at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute’s Mel Bornstein Treatment Clinic, where she also completed the Institute’s Fellowship Program in Psychotherapy. Anne loves the outdoors, hiking, reading, theater and traveling. 

Nicole Buller, MSW

Nicole Buller received her MSW from the University of Michigan School of Social Work
in 2012 with concentrations in Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health. She trained as
an intern and then served as a Post-MSW Fellow at the University of
Michigan Psychological Clinic providing psychotherapy for adults, couples, and groups,
supervising social work student interns and participating in outreach efforts and mental
health screenings. She has served as a Family Consultant at Allen Creek Preschool
since September 2014. In 2015, she started training at Michigan Psychoanalytic
Institute as an Early Admissions Candidate and is a second year student in the ACAPP
Program. She has been in private practice in Ann Arbor, MI since October 2015. Prior to
training in social work, Nicole worked as a biologist at the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration in Bethesda, MD and the Department of Molecular, Cellular and
Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan. She lives with her family in Dexter
and enjoys music, biking, cross-country skiing, camping, and sharing delicious food with
family and friends.

Corie Gould, PhD

Corie received her doctorate from the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University San Francisco Bay Area Campus. She completed her pre and post doctoral training in psychodynamic child therapy at the Ann Martin Center in Emeryville, CA. There, she worked with children and families in school settings and an outpatient clinic. She recently opened a private practice in Ann Arbor providing psychotherapy as well as psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults. She lives in Ferndale and her hobbies include traveling, enjoying the arts such as music and theater, making jewelry, outdoor activities such as hiking, paddle boarding, and cross-country skiing, and spending time with her dog Lillie. 

Marisa Karcz, PhD (Intern)

Marisa  works in an outpatient, integrative, holistic psychiatry office as a physician assistant.  Her practice incorporates the use of pharmaceuticals as appropriate, supplements, and electromagnetic approaches but she places a heavy emphasis on lifestyle and alternative treatment recommendations including, but not limited to, psychotherapy, diet, exercise, and yoga.  She specializes in treatment of trauma, mood disorders, and affect regulation disorders in adults. Marisa graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science and a minor in Medical Anthropology.  She continued her education at the University of Detroit Mercy and graduated in 2014 with an MS in Physician Assistant Studies.  As a new professional  treating patients for the past three years, her curiosity and interest in psychodynamic understanding has expanded.  As a result, she is very interested in broadening her scope of practice to include work with children. She will be working closely with Karen Baker.  In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.