Current Family Consultants

Family Consultants


 Karen Baker | Child Development Director, Family Consultant Coordinator

In 1979, Karen Baker graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BS in Elementary Education. After teaching children with learning disabilities, she received an MSW from the University of Michigan in 1983. In 2000 she completed her adult psychoanalytic training with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council (MPC) now known as the Michigan Council for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (MCPP). She is an analyst and on the faculty at the MCPP as well as the Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago (ICSW). She is the Past- President of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW).   Karen maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults.  In her leisure time, Karen enjoys gardening, cooking, dancing, being outdoors, hanging out with family and friends and laughing!

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.

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