Accepting New Patients!

Jacob Chmara, MA


I will work to empower and support you in making the changes that you want to see manifest in your life.

Accepting New Patients!

Diana Smits, MSW


I'll help you understand your own story and become more able to sustain nurturing relationships.

Accepting New Patients!

Annamarie Green, MSW


I am excited to be on your team and work towards creating the most authentic and fulfilling life for you.

Accepting New Patients!

Marcy Palmer Broder, MSW


Together, let's find what's getting in the way and increase your success, happiness and peacefulnes.

We Help You Make

Start My Wellness can help YOU change your story and explore new possibilities for a happier and more fulfilled life

We Help You Make

Start My Wellness can help YOU change your story and explore new possibilities for a happier and more fulfilled life

Therapy & Counseling Services

Our trained therapists provide therapy for children, teens and adults remotely, on-site and in-person at our office in Troy, MI.

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In-Person Therapy

Explore and create better outcomes with the help of one-on-one therapy.

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Online Therapy

Therapy by phone or videoconference is available for your convenience.

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Free Consultation

Contact us to schedule a free, friendly, 15-minute phone consultation.


couples therapy

Couples Therapy

Learn strategies to repair, improve, and enjoy long-term relationships.

family therapy

Family Therapy

Learn to reduce conflict and restore family harmony in your home.


Group Therapy

Benefit from the support of other people with similar experiences.

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Wellness Coaching

We teach your employees to reduce stress & increase happiness @ work.

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On-Site Therapy

We help employees thrive with on-site individual & group therapy sessions.

group workshops

Group Workshops

We improve employee wellbeing with custom-tailored group workshops.


Licensed Therapists

All of the therapists on the Start My Wellness team are licensed to practice in Michigan.

Insurance Accepted

We accept most major insurance plans and are in-network with BCBS, HAP, McLaren and Aetna.

Specialized Training

Our therapists attend hours of ongoing training, allowing them to provide the highest quality services.


Free Consultation

Nervous about starting therapy? Test the waters with a free 15-minute phone consultation.

Flexible Scheduling

We offer weekday, evening, and weekend appointments to fit around your busy schedule.

100% Confidential

Everything you discuss with a therapist in your therapy sessions is totally confidential.

How do I get started with therapy?

Help is just a few easy steps away. Schedule an appointment or call 248-514-4955. Visit our How to Get Started page for answers to your questions.

How can therapy help?

Almost anyone can benefit from therapy. It is a supportive process for personal growth and self-improvement. Many scientific studies show that therapy is a helpful way to learn more about yourself, improve your range of coping skills, and learn how to deal with life’s stressors more effectively. Get Started >

How much does therapy cost?

Costs depend on many factors, including your insurance and financial situation. Our fee for 45-minute sessions is $150. Your therapist can answer further questions about costs. We accept several major insurance plans and our fees are eligible for reimbursement by most Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). Questions? Contact Us >

How often do I need to come in?

Therapy is kind of like fitness – the more you put into it, usually the more you benefit. Our clients tell us that at least one session per week is most helpful to them. Of course, coming more or less often is also an option. Questions? Contact Us >

Therapist Reviews

Very professional and smart therapist.

Very professional and smart therapist. I enjoy working with her.

Reviews – Dr. Anton Babushkin – Therapist

Sometimes it’s important to let people know you appreciate them – Dr. Babushkin, thank you for all the countless ways you’ve helped me navigate life. You’ve been more helpful than you know.

Reviews – Dr. Anton Babushkin – Therapist

Dr. Anton Babushkin gave me material that’s specific, and applicable, to my situation. I look forward to our next session.

Reviews – Shil Sengupta – Therapist

He (Shil Sengupta) is the only one that I have worked with who has actually helped me understand who I am, why I do and feel the things I do, and also discover how, to put it simple, be a happy functioning human.

Reviews – Dr. Anton Babushkin – Therapist

Dr. Babushkin makes consistent efforts to offer top-notch mental health therapy at his clinic. He offers continuous opportunities for the clinicians to advance their knowledge and skills so he can ensure patients receive quality care.

Every interaction I’ve had with

Every interaction I’ve had with the administrative staff and therapists at Start My Wellness has been warm, helpful and caring. I highly recommend this therapy practice.

Reviews – Shil Sengupta – Therapist

Over the last year I have excelled both personally and professionally to an extent I never even thought possible.

Reviews – Dr. Anton Babushkin – Therapist

I cannot emphasize how important and impactful his skills (Dr. Babushkin) have been in helping my son recover from a series of traumatic emotional events that greatly affected his outlook on life.

Reviews – Dr. Anton Babushkin – Therapist

Dr. Babushkin runs a professional clinical practice where all of the therapists are required to pursue ongoing, vigorous training to ensure high quality service.

Reviews – Dr. Anton Babushkin – Therapist

I would recommend Dr. Babushkin, with the highest enthusiasm possible, to any parent like myself who is seeking psychotherapy for their child.

Reviews – Shil Sengupta – Therapist

From our first meeting about a year ago I could tell Shil had not only my best interest in mind, but a true and deep care for those he worked with.

Reviews – Dr. Anton Babushkin – Therapist

My visit with Dr. Babushkin was eye-opening even though, I was a little hesitant. The atmosphere and tone he sets made it that much easier to relax.

Reviews – Shil Sengupta – Therapist

Shil cares deeply and is committed to a collaborative process with his many and diverse clients — supporting people first and foremost, and their healing, in empowering ways.

Reviews – Start My Wellness Troy, MI

Fantastic customer service, very helpful and responsive.

Reviews – Scott Tomey – Therapist

This is a great clinic and I highly recommend Scott. He’s very knowledgeable and really cares about helping you get through whatever you might be experiencing.

Let's Connect!

Contact Start My Wellness

The Start My Wellness team is here to answer any questions you may have about our practice. Please reach out to us and we’ll respond within one business day. You can use the form to email us, though we’d prefer to talk to you on the phone.


Troy Office

575 E. Big Beaver Rd
Suite 210
Troy, MI 48083

Virtual Office

Offering high-quality online appointments: connect with us anytime from anywhere