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Dr. Nino Agosta
Psy. D., L.P.

Dr. Nino Agosta: Psy. D., L.P. opened Alliance Psychological services in 2015 and has been a fully licensed Psychologist in the state of Michigan since 2013. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Central Michigan University with a double major in English with a creative writing concentration in 1997. He received his Master’s (2003) and Doctoral degrees (2011) in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a certificate in Clinical Child and Family Studies.

Dr. Agosta has years of clinical experience providing psychotherapy & assessment to children, adolescents, and families dealing with a variety of issues such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship problems, trauma & abuse, bereavement, ADHD & learning disorders. His clinical experiences come from a wide range of settings including: private practice, community mental health, inpatient residential treatment, in-home therapy, & therapeutic day school. Dr. Agosta is also was an adjunct faculty member at Baker College for 5 years.

Listed among his interests are: personality development, sports psychology, human development, & psychological testing & assessment. His doctoral dissertation involved creating a new computer-based psychodiagnostic measure. And as a first-generation Italian-American he also is interested in multi-cultural issues & human diversity.
Our Therapists
Cynthia M. Stackpoole

Professionally licensed and practicing since 1989, Cynthia has over 30 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, substance abuse therapist and group facilitator. 

She obtained her Master of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Oakland University. 

She is currently Facilitating Online Substance Abuse groups for relapse prevention & early / later recovery
Treating clients with therapy and hypnotherapy for anxiety and depression disorders, PTSD, substance abuse disorders, bipolar disorders, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders, codependency, ACOA, weight loss, quitting smoking, self improvement, confidence building, regression, spiritual development, reiki, pain control etc..

Claire Efting

Claire received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and her Bachelor's in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. Claire is a limited license clinical social worker specializing in mental health. 

Claire has experience working with a wide range of individuals living with mental illnesses or dealing with life difficulties. In addition to her clients at Alliance Psychological Services, Claire also works with a community mental health agency in Pontiac MI.  She practices through a strengths based perspective, which highlights her client's resilience and resourcefulness.  

Claire enjoys spending time outdoors, near water or with the trees. She believes that animals and nature are very healing and ties aspects of the two into the therapeutic process. 
LGB (Licensed Good Boy)

Odin serves many roles within Alliance Psychological Services.  He is both a greeter, customer service representative, and licensed good boy. Odin assists with the comfort of coming to the office, and will make you feel very welcomed. 

Odin enjoys walks, treats, and of course scritches.