Meet Our Therapists


FullSizeR (3)Julie Boster, LMSW,CAADC,CS is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. A graduate of both The Ohio State University and The University of Michigan, Julie has worked with numerous populations including children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. She has been working in the field of addiction treatment for over 10 years with other specialties including GLBTQI issues, women’s issues and family dynamics.  Julie empowers her clients to find their inner strength and voice through compassionate listening and empathy. She is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor certified by the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals. Julie’s personal interests include spending time with her spouse and children, caring for her dogs, traveling and enjoying nature.

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Kara Bunton, LMSW,CAADC is a clinical social worker, fully licensed in the State of Michigan with over 10 years of clinical experience. Her areas of specialty practice include managing emotional, interpersonal and professional stress, building self-esteem and overcoming the effects of trauma. Kara’s warm and caring nature helps her clients to feel supported and understood when working with her. She strives to enhance the lives of her clients through helping them develop skills for managing emotional pain and improving their relationships. Kara is also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor certified by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals as well as a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is passionate about helping people achieve their personal goals, and genuinely enjoys partnering with clients to do so.

Bill Nurmi




Bill Nurmi, LMSW,CAADC is a Michigan native who has lived in many areas of the state. He is a licensed clinical social worker whom is also certified by the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Bill’s clinical experience has included working with families, developmental disabilities, mental illness, crisis intervention and addiction treatment. He holds Master’s Degrees in both social work and business and spent many years working in corporate America prior to  transitioning into the field of social work. Bill utilizes his educational background to support clients in developing a new perspective in order to effectively manage their current stressors and to meet their personal goals. He is a devoted advocate who also serves on the board of directors for a Michigan based cancer charity.