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Staff Bio's

Lyn Peyton, PhD

Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

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Dr. Lyn received her PhD from Walden University in Clinical Psychology and received her Master’s degree in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology from Michigan School of Professional Psychology. She has over 25 years’ experience in clinical and neuropsychology.  Over her years of experience, she has developed an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological based disorders, i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Development Delays, Learning Disorders, etc. Her research experience includes the completion of her Dissertation on the impact of psychostimulant medication on the perception of time for individuals with ADHD.

Her clinical interests include neuropsychology and working with individuals diagnosed with various disorders, i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury, ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anger Management, Behavioral Disorders, etc. She provides Psychological and Neuropsychological evaluations and works with all age groups, i.e. children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.

Dr. Lyn is fully licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan and is a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 40, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, and the American Psychological Association. In addition, she is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Sharon Nassua, PhD

Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

drnassau@brainmi.com

Dr. Nassau received her Master’s and PhD from Wayne State University.  She has 29 years of experience in Clinical and Neuropsychology.  She has sub-specialty training in Geriatrics, Infertility, Chronic Illness, Traumatic Brain Injury and Progressive Neurological diseases.  Research interests have been in the area of self-fulfilling prophecy effects, speed of visual processing, and treatment of psychological issues in the medical setting.  She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in various areas of psychology at Wayne State University and University of Michigan-Flint.

Her clinical interests include neuropsychology and working with individuals diagnosed with various disorders, i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury, adult ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Illness, and other neurological conditions.  She provides Psychological and Neuropsychological evaluations and works with adults and seniors.

Dr. Nassau is a fully licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan and is a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 40, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, and the American Psychological Association. In addition, she is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Gabriel Hamburger, PsyD

Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

drgabe@brainmi.com

Dr. Hamburger has been providing therapy and comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment for the past 10 years. He earned both his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. He trained at some of the most renowned mental health treatment facilities including the University of Chicago, Cheyenne Veterans Administration Medical Center, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Keys to Recovery, and DuPage County Health Department. After working in private practice for several Chicago area clinics, he recently moved back to the Detroit area to return to his roots and be closer with family and friends. 

 Through his diverse training and work experiences, Dr. Hamburger obtained the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully treat a vast array of mental health issues across the lifespan. Specializations include child and adolescent psychology as well as neuropsychology. He has a great deal of experience in the assessment and treatment of ADHD, anxiety, depression, developmental issues, addiction, medical comorbidity, PTSD, and neurocognitive disorders such as TBI and dementia. 

 In therapy, Dr. Hamburger utilizes a solution focused and integrative approach rooted in client centered theory. He maintains the flexibility to incorporate other empirically based techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. This allows Dr. Hamburger to be adaptable and truly meet a client where they are at and create the best possible therapeutic outcomes. 

Kim Binduss, MA, LLP

Master’s Level Psychologist

kimbindus@brainmi.com

I have over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and I have learned over the years that my clients are often my greatest teachers. I believe in meeting people where they are and working with them to create a treatment plan that is suited to their individual needs.

I completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Madonna University in 2010. I have also completed training and certification in a variety of treatment methods including: psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and emotionally focused couple’s therapy.

Ultimately my goal as a therapist is to offer compassionate, supportive treatment that provides my clients with increased self-awareness as well as practical strategies they can use to promote healing in their own life.

We are all unique individuals and there is no one size fits all type of therapy.  However, what often matters most for people seeking treatment, is having a therapist who offers them hope that if they do the work, they will recover.

It is my privilege and mission to support my clients on their personal journey toward healing. Whether your goals include overcoming a few daily challenges or taking the first steps toward healing severe emotional pain, my goal is to be there supporting you every step of the way.

Mackenzie Mercer, MA, TLLP

Master’s Level Psychologist

mackenziemercer@brainmi.com

I am Mackenzie Mercer and I have been practicing psychotherapy since 2017 with children, adolescents and adults. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Alma College in 2014 and my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. My professional commitment is to provide insight, compassionate support, and the tools to help you navigate through difficult times. I do this to help children, adolescents and adults create the lives they want. Every child, adolescent, and adult deserve an incredible life, but there are times that test our ability to live the life we want. Together, we can get you back on the path to success. As a team, we identify the symptoms you would like to see changed or patterns you would like to see shifted. Then, we engage in the work of therapy to support this change and end the suffering using the tools acquired in each session. I work with children, adolescents and adults of all cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. Through our work together, we can find solutions to address the struggles that you experience. I look forward to walking alongside you as you take this next step in your life journey!

Erica Benfield, BS

Psychometrician

ericabenfield@brainmi.com

Erica received her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Michigan-Flint. Her undergraduate internship was completed at Peyton and Davenport, observing treatment and testing with adults presenting with Traumatic Brain Injury, mood disorders, and other diagnoses. Other clinical experience includes working with individuals diagnosed with mild to severe Traumatic Brain Injury at an Ann Arbor clinic, and working with adults and children with mild to moderate Autism Spectrum disorder. Her research experience includes working with faculty at UM-Flint examining addiction and excessive cell phone use, developing alternative exercise treatments for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, and Metro-Detroit psychiatrists examining the relationship between brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) and reported symptoms.

Erica is currently attending graduate school at the University of Detroit-Mercy for a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She works at Peyton and Davenport with adults and adolescents conducting neuropsychological assessments.

Anita Triplett

Office Manager

anitatriplett@brainmi.com

Anita is the office manager at the BRAIN Center of Michigan. She has five years of experience working in office settings with responsibilities under the titles as a registration clerk in advanced accounts payable and switchboard operator in a hospital setting. She also has years of experience in several other office settings. Anita has been working at the BRAIN Center for over two years, starting as administrative assistant working up to her current title of the office manager. Anita completed coursework in Medical Transcription and Billing and is contemplating returning to complete an advanced degree. She grew up in northern Michigan and transplanted to southern Michigan in 2006. She has been married for 30 years and has four beautiful children. It is Anita’s caring and compassionate demeanor for each person that walks through our doors that makes her a perfect fit for the BRAIN Center. At the BRAIN Center of Michigan, she is in charge of all administrative and front desk duties. This includes patient intakes, setting appointments, insurance benefits and authorization, claims rejections/resubmissions, electronic records, and all other patient services. Stop in and say hi to Anita, you will be greeted with a smile.

Olivia Privett

Administrative Assistant

oliviaprivet@brainmi.com

Olivia is the administrative assistant at the BFRAIN Center of Michigan. She has experience working in office settings with responsibilities under the titles as medical receptionist and front desk clear. At this position, she was responsible for receiving all patients to the office, data entry, reviewing patient’s insurance, contacting patients and coordinating care with physicians, insurance carries and patients. She also has experience working as a job coach where she worked with individuals with special needs teaching job skills.

Olivia recently started working at the BRAIN Center of Michigan. It is Olivia’s soft-spoken, caring and calm demeanor with each person that walks through our doors or calls the office that makes her an excellent addition to the BRAIN Center of Michigan’s office staff. At the BRAIN Center of Michigan, she is in charge of all administrative and front desk duties. This includes patient intakes, setting appointments, insurance benefits and authorization, claims rejections/resubmissions, electronic records, and all other patient services. Stop in and say hello, you will be greeted with a welcoming smile.

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