Amy Saunders, MD MPH
Amanda Kaufman, MD
Sean Zager, MD
Dr. Zager is a board certified, integrative family physician who cares for patients of all ages. He completed his undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Michigan as well as a fellowship in integrative medicine through U-M's Department of Family Medicine. More recently, he has practiced in holistic and primary care settings in northern California and New Zealand, and he is excited to rejoin the vibrant integrative community of Ann Arbor.
Dr. Zager's aim in each patient's care is to find the most effective blend of conventional medical and holistic healing modalities, new and old. These modalities range from botanical and nutraceutical therapies to lifestyle modification (including nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene and stress management) and mind-body techniques such as guided imagery (useful for many health goals including mood elevation, anxiety relief, habit change and overall equanimity). Dr. Zager is also well-versed in functional medicine, particularly as it relates to thyroid, adrenal and gastrointestinal health. Other interests include mens health as well as cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and autoimmune conditions.
In addition to visits for wellness/preventive care "check-ups" and the management of chronic health issues, Dr. Zager is pleased to offer urgent care appointments for children and adults (for acute infections, injuries, rashes, allergic reactions, etc.). When he is not in the office, he can be found hanging with his wife and son, strumming his ukulele, seeing live music, traveling, and communing with the great outdoors.
Dr. Zager is fluent in Spanish and is happy to see Spanish-speaking patients.
Prema Lindsay-Smith, LMT
Prema began studying massage therapies in the 1970s and has been a professional massage therapist and bodyworker since 1994. She is a licensed registered nurse with sixteen years of experience in hospital and outpatient medical settings. Prema has provided educational training, workshops and lectures to professionals for twenty years. Her comprehensive massage training includes lomilomi, manual lymphatic drainage, neuromuscular therapy, shiatsu, sports, Swedish, Thai massage and certification in reﬂexology and pregnancy massage. Prema's advanced training includes somatoemotional release and over twenty years of experience with craniosacral therapy - both modalities with the John Upledger Foundation. She has also been initiated in the second degree of Reiki Usui System of Natural Healing.
Prema is licensed by the state of Michigan and is certified by the National Certiﬁcation Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), Reﬂexology Association of Canada, Chicago School of Massage Therapy for prenatal and postpartum massage, and has advanced certification for pregnancy massage with Body Therapy Associates. She also is certified for myofacsial and neuromuscular therapy by Chicago School of Massage and Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy.
Prema Lindsay Smith is also a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
To learn more about Prema's practice click Inner Balance Therapy
Abby Humphrey, Dipl. Ac.
Ms. Humphrey came to acupuncture, as many do, through pain. An injury incurred in her dance career led her to an acupuncturist in Middletown, CT, where she was attending Wesleyan University. This experience inspired her to turn to Chinese Medicine as part of her bachelor’s degree work in East Asian Studies. Further explorations in complementary medicine brought her to the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City, where she received a Certificate in Massage Therapy, and to the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (now the TAI Sophia Institute) in Columbia, MD. where she got her Masters in Acupuncture and Certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine. After moving to Ann Arbor, she co-founded the Center for Sacred Living, a collaborative healing space for practitioners of various modalities. She has expertise in acupuncture techniques for a broad range of health problems and recently received training in cosmetic acupuncture. She is married and has 3 daughters. She enjoys performing and teaching belly dancing. More about Abby
Shannon Zager, LMT
Shannon started her career in massage therapy over a decade ago. She has advanced training in neuromuscular and trigger point therapies, deep tissue therapy, and prenatal and postnatal massage. Shannon is also trained and certified in Swedish massage, craniosacral therapy, energy healing, Thai massage, and is a certified yoga instructor. She focuses on unwinding fascia and deep layers of muscle fibers while simultaneously calming the mind and nervous system. Shannon has an excellent understanding of anatomy and common musculoskeletal ailments. Her work is professional, detailed, and very effective in relieving pain and discomfort associated with muscular tension. Shannon is also a gardener, pencil artist, and a devoted wife and mother.
To learn more about Shannon's practice click Ann Arbor Massage Therapy
Robert Piper, MSW
Mr. Piper is a Michigan-licensed clinical social worker and long-time Ann Arbor resident. His clinical practice includes behavioral and mind-body medicine, as well as mindful psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. He is married with twin daughters, and three lovable cats.
Jesse Kauffman, LMSW
Jesse Kauffman is a Michigan-licensed clinical social worker and the owner of Atelier Therapy. As a therapist, Jesse enjoys collaborating with clients who are committed to finding meaning and contentment in their life - even when it feels like an impossibility. He has extensive experience working with both adolescents and adults and specializes in supporting people who are working through management of ADHD, anxiety, and men’s issues. Jesse values hospitality as an invitation for people to belong, authenticity in listening and communication, and creativity as a means of discovering new solutions. He excels at helping people stand tall against their inner critic and begin living a more confident and self-assured life.
Jesse earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Toledo and has 15 years of experience working with youth and families in a variety of settings. Drawing from several different treatment modalities including Reality, Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, Jesse believes when a client and therapist both bring their authentic selves to therapy, improved health and well-being will follow.
Andrea Weid is an occupational therapist and certified integrative health coach. She is a long-time Ann Arbor resident, a mom of an amazing 15 year old and owner of BeingHOME, LLC. She works with individuals to cultivate purpose-driven change in their daily lives. Her life experiences, those that were intentional and those that were a surprise, have led her to a powerful and useful awareness: change works so much better when we are kind to ourselves. She brings this wisdom to the services she provides and supports her clients as they make incremental, sustainable life changes grounded in kindness, self-compassion, and mindfulness. She partners with people to create a personalized roadmap for change that honors their inner wisdom and the individual qualities and demands of their daily lives. Andrea’s approach to change is unique and draws from 21 years as an occupational therapist, a certification in Integrative Health Coaching from the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, and her own mindfulness and health journey.
Andrea provides one-on-one and small group Integrative Health Coaching, workshops on self-compassion, community-based occupational therapy services with an environmental focus, and home transition care coordination services. She offers transformational programs and fee-for-service pricing. Sign up for a free 30-minute phone consultation at her website, BeingHOME.org