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Nina Jackson MA, LPC, SCL

Professional and School Counselor with a background in the education and business fields.

Nina Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed School Counselor.  Holding a Masters Degree in Counseling Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She has over 20 years of experience in the education and counseling fields. Having worked in higher education as an Academic Advisor and Learning Specialist and as a K-12 Program Developer,  School Counselor, and  Mental Health Therapist. Nina owns a counseling consultant business and operates as the Executive Director of her nonprofit mentoring organization.

Ann L. Webster

Expert substance abuse counselor with a background in criminal justice, detox and outpatient programs.

Ann is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. She holds a Master’s in Professional Counselling from Central Michigan University. Ann also has a Masters in Administrative Science from Saginaw Valley State University, a graduate certificate from Western Michigan University’s Special Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University.  Additionally, she has 8 years of experience working as a substance abuse counselor in various settings including the Michigan Prison system, detox, short term and long term residential and outpatient with adolescent, families and adult clients.  Ann also has 4 years of experience working as a Clinical Supervisor with experience overseeing a program in the Michigan Prison system and currently as Program Supervisor of an Adolescent Outpatient program.

Jacqueline Costello

With over 30 years in the counseling field. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well
as a Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor.

Jacqueline Costello is a graduate of the University of Scranton, where she received her Masters Degree in Human Resources Administration and Rehabilitation Counseling. She has been in the counseling field for over 30 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor. She is also certified as a Co-Occurring Disorder Professional, as well as a Trauma Specialist. Jackie currently operates a private counseling practice in Taylor, Pa. Jackie has experience working with various populations, ranging from child through adulthood. She has worked with various mental health issues, as well as all areas of trauma. She also has experience working with all types of addiction, as well as individuals struggling with all types of eating disorders. Jackie also does extensive work with both families and couples. Jackie is very passionate about her work. She strongly values the therapeutic relationship between herself and her clients. She aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment where everyone feels comfortable in both exploring and processing their deepest thoughts and feelings. Jackie believes that her job is to honor and validate her clients’ past and present struggles while empowering them to create their past version of themselves.

Sarah Claxton, MSW

Over a decade of experience in social work and counseling with a background in sociology.

Sarah is a graduate of Wayne State University and received her Master’s in Social Work. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Grand Valley State University.

Sarah has over 10 years of experience in serving various populations, resolving conflict and providing guidance for those in need. She has worked in clinical, hospital, non-profit and rehabilitation settings, working within the health and human services sector.

Sarah is a certified facilitator in the Duluth Model for Batterer’s Intervention since 2021. She is also ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills) certified and trained with the Suicide 2 Hope; Zero Suicide Initiative.

Margaret A. Costello, LLP

Behavioral and cognitive psychology expert with a formal background in rehabilitation and clinical psychology.

Margaret (“Peggy”) Costello is a psychologist (LLP) with more than 30 years of experience in the field of behavioral and cognitive psychology. An honors graduate of Penn State University, Ms. Costello holds master’s degrees in Rehabilitation from Southern Illinois University and in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan. She has worked in various settings, including rehabilitation facilities, private clinics and the Michigan prison system. 

In addition to her training and experience in psychology, Ms. Costello is an attorney, and has practiced law for 25 years. She currently is a law professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she was instrumental in establishing the nationally recognized Veterans Law Clinic.

Catherine A. Zoss, M.A., LPC

An expert in substance abuse counseling with over 25 years experience working in the criminal justice system.
Katie Zoss is a graduate of Oakland University and received her Masters of Arts degree in 1994 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (M.A., LPC.). She is also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). She has over 25 years of experience in the criminal justice system working as a classification agent, a deputy in the jail, a probation officer and as a group facilitator for court ordered programs.
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Christina Diederichs

 An expert in substance abuse counseling with a background in sleep and pain research.

Christina has a decade of experience providing clients with resources to make informed choices and improve their lives. She is passionate about research, didactic group development and teaching. Christina studied Science, Psychology and Family Systems earning her Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University. She became a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor to better help individuals coping with substance abuse. Christina is also working towards a certification in Complex Trauma, continuing her education and providing support to clients via Zoom.

Executive Officers

Bryan Weinstein, D.O.
Medical Director / CEO

Founder and CEO of ABR, with over two decades of experience in psychiatry and neurology, both in practice and lecturing.

Dr. Bryan Weinstein is a practicing Michigan psychiatrist with board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been board certified since 1999 and has been practicing psychiatric pharmacology as well as psychotherapy since 1997. Dr. Weinstein has extensive knowledge in the fields of chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, psychopharmacology, and general psychiatry. He received his undergraduate and Osteopathic Medical Degree from Michigan State University. He attended the residency programs of Detroit Psychiatric Institute and Wayne State University and received a mini-fellowship in electroconvulsive therapy at Duke University. Dr. Weinstein is a successful lecturer for a number of pharmaceutical companies including Forest, Wyeth-Ayerst, GlaxoSmithKline, Cephalon, and Takeda pharmaceuticals, and provides professional education CEUs in neurorehabilitation. He is a member of the Osteopathic Medical Society, the Psychoanalytic Society, and the Brain Injury Association of Michigan. He owns and practices in two private psychiatric clinics. Dr. Weinstein is also the CEO of Life Skills Village Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation; he owns and operates Advanced Behavioral Rehabilitation LLC, which provides behavioral treatment for people involved in the judicial system, as well as Peak Pharmacy. He is an avid sportsman and musician as well as a loving husband and father of 3 children.

Michelle Cantea

Over a decade of experience with a background in psychology and criminal justice, overseeing the administration and daily operations of ABR.

Michelle Cantea has worked for ABR for 12 years. She started with ABR as a full-time Intern while attending Wayne State University as a full-time student; where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her minor in Criminal Justice. Michelle’s passion and zeal for helping probationers transform their lives aided in her quick rise to a managerial position with ABR. Michelle is an integral part of the ABR team. She is currently the Director of Operations where she oversees the financials, administration and daily operations of the company. She also serves as a Court Liaison.