About Us

Who We Are

At Synergy Health and Wellness, our goal is to provide our patients with the perfect combination of comprehensive care and advanced technology available in the Toledo area. By combining primary care and preventative medicine with cosmetic medicine and advanced procedures, we’ve created a single point for almost any patient need. Not only do we want to treat your symptoms, but we also want you to look and feel your very best, and have the clinical tools available to make that happen. Nothing matters more to the providers at Synergy than ensuring that every patient receives individualized care and exceptional service in every treatment we provide. We strive to provide the most advanced technologies, the safest environments, and the most compassionate clinical attention in the Toledo area.
We go by Synergy for a reason. All of our providers work in conjunction with one another to ensure that you receive the care plan that best fits your circumstances, whether you’re in need of a single service or multiple.

Our Providers

Dr. Bushra Ali​

Dr. Bushra Ali, MD

Dr. Bushra Ali​
Dr. Ali grew up always passionate about medicine and art. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree in 1993 from her home country of Iraq. Dr. Ali moved to USA in 2003. She took her board exams in a relatively short time. Dr. Ali joined Internal Medicine residency program in Detroit Michigan in 2006, and graduated from there in 2009.
Dr. Ali and her family then moved to Ohio, where she joined a Hospitalist program for 8 years before deciding to start her own practice in 2018. Dr. Ali has been in her current practice since February 2018. Currently, she’s in love with her career, and is totally focused on patient’s care as well as fulfilling her hopes of creating a successful clinic focused on her patients.
Dr. Ali provides high-quality, comprehensive primary care and aesthetic services. Trained in a litany of aesthetic techniques, Dr. Ali can meet any client need using an artistic eye for aesthetics in conjunction with a trained hand. If you are looking for the best primary care/aesthetic doctor in the Toledo area consider contacting her today.
Dr. Habeeb Arar DABPN​

Dr. Habeeb Arar, MD, DABPN

Dr. Habeeb Arar DABPN​
Dr. Habeeb Arar is a psychiatrist in Toledo, Ohio and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Arrowhead Behavioral Health, ProMedica Flower Hospital, Promedica Toledo Hospital, Psychiatric Consultation Services, and St. Charles Psychiatric Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Toledo Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 25 years.
Dr. Arar received the Top Psychiatrists Award in 2015.
He has considerable experience in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia. Compared to other providers, he is unique in that he has a special interest in the treatment of chemical dependency. Whether it be alcohol, prescription medications, cannabis, cocaine, or any other substance of abuse, Dr. Arar practices addiction psychiatry at Arrowhead Behavioral Health, which offer inpatient and out outpatient treatment. Arrowhead Behavioral Health is a hospital that helps individuals that are “dual” diagnosed with substance abuse issues and mental health illnesses.
Dr. Arar is no longer providing outpatient medication-assisted therapy with Suboxone (generically known as buprenorphine). If you are interested in Suboxone, then please see Dr. Arar at Arrowhead Health.
Dr. Arar practiced for several years as a General Practitioner physician overseas, before moving to Ohio. He has published research dealing with Functional MRI images and the brain, affiliated with Wayne State University. He completed his psychiatric residency at University of Toledo Medical Center, where he participated in administrative duties as Chief Resident.
Dr. Arar also worked extensively at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital, where he had forensic duties in addition to his clinical work and teaching role as Clinical Assistant Professor for UTMC’s medical students.
Dr. Arar also provided psychiatric services at some of the community mental health agencies including Zepf center and Unison Behavioral Health.
Jennifer Knapp, LPCC, BC-DMT​

Jennifer Knapp, LPCC, BC-DMT

Jennifer Knapp, LPCC, BC-DMT​
Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Board Certified-Dance/Movement Therapist, and Certified EMDR Therapist. She was one of the first dance/movement therapists to be licensed as an LPC and now an LPCC in Ohio.
Jennifer’s genuineness assists her in developing a healthy and trusting relationship, which helps her clients to feel heard and validated. While working with Jennifer, clients feel that all aspects of his or herself is seen and acknowledged.
Jennifer believes in the health of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Maintaining this holistic approach to therapy allows her to better address her clients’ diverse needs. Her goal is to help people understand the connection between their physical and emotional pain by using a humanistic person-centered and cognitive-behavioral approach that allows the client to be more aware of who they are. Jennifer also can incorporate a Spiritual/Christian approach upon the request of the client.
She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2004 with a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Dance Education. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. Jennifer was certified in EMDR in May 2016. Jennifer has worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of settings working with the adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem/self-worth/shame issues, women’s issues, physical disabilities, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, stage of life issues, and much more!
“I believe our psychological pain and physical pain are interrelated. I want to provide a safe environment that allows an individual to speak and process as I support, guide, and encourage individual healing and growth through the use of mind/body/spirit work. The freedom of dance and movement, which is used in a variety of ways initiated by the client, is supported by the traditional counseling skills. It allows a person to display their inner most thoughts and feelings in a place of non-judgment. I use movement, if the client would like too, to allow individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe and therapeutic environment. My spiritual side reflects living a Christ minded attitude of love, compassion, non-judgment, and understanding, supported by internal and external verbal processing and body movement. I provide services to anyone regardless of their religious affiliation or faith commitment. I believe in supporting the client in using their spiritual/faith practices. I believe in creating a safe and compassionate environment that honors and shows respect, while enhancing growth and change.”

Areas of Specialization

  • Anxiety * Trauma *Depression * Self-Esteem
  • Women’s Issues * Relationship Issues * Emotional Regulation
  • Life Stressors/Stage of Life Issues
Kelsey McCloskey, LPCC​

Kelsey McCloskey, LPCC

Kelsey McCloskey, LPCC​
Ms. McCloskey completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at The University of Toledo where she gained competencies in: Diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, personal and social counseling, individual (child, adolescent, and adult) counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, career counseling, and group counseling. Ms. McCloskey has received experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings with children, adolescent, and adult treatment. Ms. McCloskey aspires to continue to work with individuals, couples, and/or families at all stages of change.
Ken Kowalski​

Kenneth Kowalski BS, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Ken Kowalski​
Ken is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with training in treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. His education includes a Master of Science in Nursing and a Post Master Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health; both from The University of Toledo. Ken brings a humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body, and an abiding commitment to individualized, personalized, comprehensive, care for patients.
Elizabeth Wells​

Elizabeth Chambers MSW, LISW-S

Elizabeth Wells​

Specialty Areas of Practice and Brief Description of Therapy Approach:

  • Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment disorders – Mindfulness, Guided meditation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Substance Use disorders – Individual and Group, Smart Recovery, Relapse Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Military Personnel, Veterans, and their families
  • Trauma, PTSD – Seeking Safety, Dialectical Behavioral therapy

Client Focus:

  • Adults
  • Couples
Jennifer Carillio-Biggins

Jennifer Carillio-Biggins

Jennifer Carillio-Biggins
Jennifer is a Licensed Medical Aesthetician in the states of Michigan and Ohio. Jennifer has been in the Skincare Industry for over 26 years, and is licensed and certified in Advanced Medical Aesthetic procedures in the state of Michigan since 2011.
Jennifer is trained and certified in the following: Microneedling with PRP(Vampire Facelifts), PRP Microneedling for hair restoration, Mesotherapy for Cellulite Control, Hydrafacials, Standard Facials with Red Light Therapy, Oxygen Facials, The Korean Sculplla Mask, Dermaplaning, AquaGold/Botox Facials, Brow/Lash tinting, Brow Lamination, Microneedling with Radiofrequency (Infini), Fibroblast Plasma Treatments, Opus Plasma Treatments, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), Botox, Dermal Fillers, Kybella, Electroporation, and Microcurrent. She provides only the finest quality, very nutrient dense, Medical Grade/Sterile European Serums to all her clients.
“I take pride in my work and bring my expertise in the skincare rejuvenation industry to the Toledo area. I look forward to assisting you and providing you with advanced skincare treatments. My passion is to rejuvenate skin, restore health to the skin, and to help my clients learn to obtain and maintain a healthy glow for many, many years.”
Zain Hussein​

Zain Hussein BS, ExSC

Zain Hussein​
Zain Hussein graduated from the University of Toledo in 2016 with an education in Exercise Science and Chemistry. Harboring an interest with understanding the contributing factors that affect the human body for the purposes of athletics and performance from a young age, he began cultivating his knowledge of fitness and nutrition even prior to his formal education. Mr. Hussein found success in assisting all manner of athletes and hobbyists to lose, gain, or maintain weight while increasing fitness utilizing a myriad of training and nutritional protocols to help them achieve their desired goals.
One part of the medical weight loss program offered at Synergy Health and Wellness, Mr. Hussein utilizes a lifestyle coaching approach to help clients achieve their ideal health goals regardless of their starting fitness and motivation levels. After the first session, clients walk away with detailed actionable steps personalized to the client’s current health, work schedule, level of motivation, and resources available to them so that there is no more guesswork involved in their journey towards wellness.
“One of my main goals is to ensure there are as few barriers to entry for the client as possible, wellness should not be the convoluted, contradictory headache it is today.”