Meet the Mental Health Professionals from BLND Health


BLND Health at a Glance

BLND delivers accessible, personalized mental health experiences through innovative therapy and professional coaching to improve quality of life. BLND approaches mental health as a collaborative process to navigating life more intentionally. Our mission is to provide a blend of accessible, personalized therapeutic experiences, creative approaches, and effective skills-based interventions to overcome obstacles to live well.

Our team delivers a blend of professional expertise in the fields of social work, psychology, mental performance, holistic health as well as highly qualified instructors in yoga, creative arts and meditation. We meet our clients where they are – literally and figuratively. We connect with clients in the comfort of their home, over coffee, at the yoga studio, in the conference room, on the sports field as well as with text and virtual sessions. We deliver our integrative style through one-on-one sessions, customized workshops, and group events. BLND offerings include:

  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Performance Psychology
  • Identity Development & Enhancement
  • Life-span Navigation
  • Valued Based-Living
  • Couples & Family Therapy
  • Healthy Lifestyle Management
  • Interpersonal Skill Development
  • Conflict Resolution & Negotiation

BLND Health: Anywhere, Anytime


BLND specializes in meeting clients exactly where they’re at – the gym, the office, a phone call, the woods or wherever else may be most comfortable to decrease barriers and increase opportunities to receive quality mental health care. studios provide coaching and therapy in Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, and Kalamazoo, Michigan, as well as coast to coast through virtual communication and offsite workshops, events and pop-up experiences.

Providers and Clinicians

John R.L. Evans, Ph.D.

Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC)

Along with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, John earned a doctorate in Kinesiology – Sport and Performance Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Working alongside a wide range of athletes and elite performers, John also worked 7 years with U.S. Army Special Operations Forces (SOF), training mental performance and human engagement skills.

John sees clients for mental skills development for performance in sport (and other areas) in Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. He’s also available for virtual coaching wherever you’re based.



Brooke Buys

MSW, Ph.D. Candidate

BLND’s founder, Brooke Buys, has 20 years in the field with experience in clinical outpatient therapy, residential treatment, and school counseling. She created BLND as an alternative to traditional, one-size-fits-all wellness models, with the vision of offering personalized, authentic support that works in real life and drives real change.

Brooke studied English at Kalamazoo College, where she received her Teaching Certification while honing her reflective writing and critical thinking skills. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Michigan and is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Social Work and Psychology. That early experience directly shaped her journey, from piloting reproductive health care services in Guatemala to guiding her social work career as a home-based interventionist, medical social worker, school-based counselor, and clinical therapist at a dual-diagnosis residential treatment program. Each experience offered reflective opportunities that eventually contributed to the BLND model, values, and mission to deliver genuine, accessible, personalized care to a variety of populations.

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