Get to Know Start My Wellness

We connect patients and companies with high-quality wellness clinicians, including therapists, dieticians and nurse practitioners.  Our staff is devoted to helping people redesign their mindsets so they can live better lives.

Meet Our

Administrative Team

The strength of our organization comes from our administrative team which is comprised of skilled and compassionate professionals dedicated to creating a positive environment for our staff and our clients.
Anton Babushkin, LMSW, PhD Start My Wellness
Anton Babushkin, LMSW, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]
248-515-8873

Anton Babushkin, LMSW, PhD Start My Wellness
Anton Babushkin, LMSW, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]
248-515-8873

David Watson Start My Wellness
David Watson, BA
Mariya Kovalchuk CFO Start My Wellness
Mariya Kovalchuk, MD

Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]
248-914-4026

Jaclyn Kline
Jaclyn Kline, MA

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide top tier emotional and mental health services.

We do this by prioritizing ongoing, rigorous training and world-class customer service. Our administrative team makes your experience seamless and transparent. And our clinical team helps you find long-lasting relief. True change is possible.

Meet Our Therapists

Lauren Anderson, MSW, LLMSW
Lauren Anderson, LLMSW

Therapist

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Patient Population

  • Teens, Young Professionals

Issue Focus

  • Depression, Mindfulness, Relationships, Self Confidence

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dr. Anton Babushkin, PhD, LMSW - Therapist & CEO Wellness Psychotherapy
Anton Babushkin, PhD

Therapist/CEO

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Psychoanalytic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults, Families, Kids

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety, Depression, Quality of Life / Satisfaction, Relationships, Work / Career Issues

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Care Network, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Stephanie Beaton, MSW
Stephanie Beaton, MSW
Therapist

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults, Young Professionals

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety, Career Goals, Mindfulness, Relationships, Self Confidence, Sexuality, Stress

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Jacob Chmara, MA
Jacob Chmara, MA

Therapist

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults, Teens

Issue Focus

  • ADHD, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brittany Christopher, MA
Brittany Christopher, MA

Therapist

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Patient Population

  • Children, Teens, Young Professionals, LGBTQ

Issue Focus

  • Depression, Anxiety, Mindfulness, Relationships, Self Confidence, Trauma

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Psychoanalytic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Patient Population

  • LGBTQ, People of Color, Young Professionals

Issue Focus

  • Sexuality, Trauma

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Lindsay Hall, MSW
Lindsay Hall, MSW

Therapist

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT)

Patient Population

  • Adults, LGBTQ, Women

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety, Depression, Empowerment, Relationships, Self Confidence, Trauma

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Nosa Obaseki, MS
Nosa Obaseki, MS
Therapist

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults, Teens, People of Color, Young Professionals

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Relationships, Self Confidence, Trauma, Work/Career

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Mubeen Qureshi, MSW
Mubeen Qureshi, MSW

Therapist

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Psychoanalytic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults, Families, Minorities, Young Professionals

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety, Career Goals, Depression, Developing Strengths, Empowerment, Grief, Parenting, Relationships, Self Confidence, Stress, Trauma

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults, Families, Teens, Kids

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety, Career Goals, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions, Relationships, Self Confidence, Stress, Substance Use/Abuse

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Maria Samayoa, MS
Maria Samayoa, MS

Therapist

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults, Young Professionals

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety, Depression, Self-Confidence, Relationships, Trauma, Grief, Mindfulness, Life Transitions

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Amanda Tanner, DNP, FNP-C
Amanda Tanner, DNP, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Medication Evaluation & Treatment

Patient Population

  • Adults, Kids, Teens

Issue Focus

  • ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Medication Management

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Care Network, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Self-Pay
Scott Tomey, MS
Scott Tomey, MS

Therapist

Specialties

Type of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety, Depression, Developing Strengths, Healthy Lifestyle, Trauma

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield

SMW Reviews

Emily Lunn
Emily Lunn
2022-06-17
Start My Wellness definitely receives 5 stars. Their staff are incredibly helpful and want you to get the care you need. I did start by seeing Scott, but found him to not be the best fit for me. This can be a potentially uncomfortable situation for someone who already has anxiety on the best of days. Between talking with Laila who I see for medication and WISH I could have her as my actual therapist, and Mike Misiak at the main office, we are all in alignment on what my treatment plan is going forward. I am so impressed with Start My Wellness, which I found through the program my work started, I am going to be doing a full company presentation to talk about my experience and how SMW really does a great job of taking the stigma out of therapy! Thank you to everyone!
Sydney Maus
Sydney Maus
2022-06-13
I have enjoyed every interaction with Start My Wellness. They are helpful no matter your situation.
Walter Kacher
Walter Kacher
2022-06-12
The best therapy I could have ever imagined. They finally diagnosed me and gave me the help I always needed. I am forever grateful.
Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith
2022-06-11
I absolutely love the the people here. Was able to get started right away after getting all the paperwork done. Recommend this place to anyone and everyone
jamie cooley
jamie cooley
2022-06-02
I have not been here but I go to the previous employer of Abigail (Platt) Schellhammer… I’m very saddened she is gone. I have seen her last 6 years. She is so professional and personable. I prayed she stayed in family practice in my area. I may just drive to Ferndale🥰Wishing her happiness. Also letting SMW know how lucky they are to have her. I’ve went to her replacement this week and let’s just say she CANNOT be replaced. I left crying after realizing I lost the BEST practitioner I could ask for. UGH!!!! Best of luck to her though she deserve the world.
Dave Shaw
Dave Shaw
2022-05-02
Been a patient by of Abigail (platt)Schellhammer in Lansing.. Going to miss her very much..my first appointment without her and the new Dr I was scheduled with didn’t show up for my 8:20 appt, I left at 9:30.. made new appt for 11:30 with PA and it’s now 12:20 and still waiting😢I told the MA “I never waited for Abigail”. … which is true, the place went to h*** in a hand basket when she left…SMW sooooo lucky to have Ms. Schellhammer...her old patient -Jamie Cooley😢