Switch to Accessible Site

Counseling Specialties

Athlete's Counseling
Children's and Teen Therapy
Relationship Issues
Depression
Grief and Loss
ADHD Counseling
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Parenting Support
Stress Management
Medication Management

African American Mother with Daughter
African American Boy

verified by Psychology Today





 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

About Us

Dr. Anthony Redmond is a licensed master clinical social worker (LMSW) and psychologist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Redford and Southfield, MI.

With over thirteen years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Wayne State University specializing in cognitive behavior therapy, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are: autism spectrum disorder, children/adolescent behavioral disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bi-polar disorder, women issues, work related stress, depression and anxiety disorder.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Anthony has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder and children behavioral disorder.

Anthony is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


Education:
Ed.D, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - 2011
LMSW, Family, Youth and Children, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - 2002
Master of Art, Psychology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI - 2000


License, Certifications & Awards:
Certified Full Approval Educational Psychologist
Certified Full Approval School Social Worker - State of Michigan
License, Clinical & Macro Social Worker - State of Michigan

Additional Training:
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Disorder

Professional Activities and Memberships:
Michigan Association of School Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers
American Psychological Association
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

 


 


Dr. Don Smith is a board-certified adult and child psychiatrist specializing in the true integration of psychopharmacology with psychotherapy. He believes in active collaboration with patients to achieve treatment goals, while reducing the need for psychotropic medication when appropriate. He encourages patients, within an empathic and supportive environment, to gain a better understanding of themselves in order to facilitate positive change.

Dr. Smith has always been interested in how the physical affects the mental and vice versa. Staying true to that notion he obtained a Bachelor’s of science degree in both psychology and biology from the State University of New York At Binghamton. At Michigan State’s College of Human Medicine where they used the biopsychosocial model is where he received his Medical Degree. His medical school training fostered a desire to be an advocate for children’s health which led him to completing a general pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, after which he continued interest in the mental health of children, and more specifically how environmental as well as biological (genetic) factors impact the mental health of children led him to sub-specialized training at Sheppard Pratt University of Maryland where he completed his adult and child psychiatry training.

Dr. Smith entered private practice in 2003, with a focus on providing psychoanalytically oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and supportive psychotherapy in combination with medication management. Dr. Smith is experienced in the treatment of a variety of psychiatric conditions with children and adults, including mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, adjustment reactions, psychotic disorders children behavioral disorders, and the care of psychiatric conditions in those with mental retardation/developmental disabilities. In addition to providing individual psychotherapy combined with medication management, Dr. Smith offers coordinated medication management for patients who see another provider for therapy.

EDUCATION:
Michigan State College of Human Medicine - 1995
M.D. Medicine

State University of New York at Binghamton - 1987
Bachelor’s of Science
Double Major in Biology and Psychology.

RESIDENCY:
University of Maryland Sheppard Pratt - Baltimore, MD - 2003
Fellowship Child Psychiatry
Completion of Child Psychiatry Fellowship

University of Maryland Sheppard Pratt - Baltimore, MD - 2001
Residency Training Adult Psychiatry
Completion of Adult Psychiatry Residency.

Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit, MI - 1998
Residency Pediatrics
Completion of General Pediatrics Residency.

CERTIFICATIONS:
Board Certified Adult Psychiatry
Board Eligible Child Psychiatry

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Psychiatric Association
 


Dr. Umeika Stephens is a dual certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner focused on the provision of holistic patient centered mental health care. As a Detroit native she is acutely aware healthcare needs in the community and the disparities impact patient’s access to culturally sensitive services. Dr. Stephens has worked as a nurse practitioner for over 17 years providing for psychopharmacologic management and supportive therapy. Her areas of expertise are integrated care, substance abuse, mental health issues secondary to chronic medical illness, caregiver role stress/ coping, and women’s mental health issues. Dr. Stephens is also a clinical assistant professor at Wayne State University where she oversees the psychiatric nurse practitioner program.

 

EDUCATION:

DNP, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - 2013
Post-Masters (Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner), Rush University, Chicago, IL - 2010
Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) , Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI – 2000

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI-1996

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner- State of Michigan
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner – American Nurse Credentialing Center
Board Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – American Nurse Credentialing Center

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
American Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurse Association
Association of Black Nursing Faculty

Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority
International Psychiatric Nurses Society

Minority Advanced Practice Nurses Network

 


Teresa Chahine received her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit. She is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 30 years experience in the mental health field, including working in inpatient, outpatient and crisis psychiatric facilities. Teresa applies resilience, narrative and creative therapy as treatment modalities.

Teresa treats a broad age range from late adolescence through adulthood. She is skilled in elder neurocognitive disorders. She is well versed in working with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, academic problems, social relationships, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and addictions. Teresa has 25 years of experience in diagnostics and crisis treatment. She treats patients with comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions, and is vigilant about side effect profiles and drug to drug interactions. She is the proud recipient of the Shadow of Influence Award for Henry Ford Health System. She is a full time faculty member at Oakland University's School of Nursing, and has also been recognized as outstanding adjunct faculty at Oakland Community College.

Education: 
MSN, PMHNP-BC, Wayne State University 2010
BSN Wayne State University 1988

License, Certifications
Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, State of Michigan
Licensed Registered Nurse, State of Michigan
Board Certified Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Honors & Awards
Shadow of Influence Award, Henry Ford Health System
Nursing Honors Society, Sigma Theta Tau International

Professional Activities and Memberships:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners - Member
American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Michigan Chapter- Board Member
National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Michigan Chapter- Member
Nursing Honor Society: STTI, Theta Psi Chapter- Office Holder

 


Robert Mitchell Jr. received his Bachelors Degree in Social Work in 2003 and his Master of Social Work degree from Eastern Michigan University in 2012. He has serviced emotionally impaired, disabled, juvenile, foster care, at-risk youths and their respective families through group work, case management and community outreach. He continues to draw from his diverse experiences to empower children and families to lead healthier lives.

Education:
Bachelor of Social Work, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI., 2003
Masters of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI., 2012

Licenses:
Social Work- Master’s Temporary Limited License, State of Michigan

Additional Training:
Behavioral – Forensic Interviewing, Medications, Substance Abuse, Diabetes,Blood Born Pathogens, Proactive Strategies, Group Dynamics, FreshApproaches to Oppositional Behaviors, Learning Disorders, Conduct Disorders,Non Violent Physical Crisis Intervention(NVPCI), Domestic Violence, Safe Sleep

Programming: Designing Arts-Centered Curriculum, Assessment in the Arts:Creating Rubrics to Promote Learning, Arts Partners, Access participation,Keeping What Works-Program Focus, Differentiated Instruction, WinningPartnerships, and Program Assessment & Evaluation, Non Profit Administration I& II, Afterschool Program Management, Quality Youth Programming Series, Health & Safety

Professional Memberships:
National Association of Social Workers

 


Zhanna Rozenberg received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.  She worked with adolescents who were involved with the juvenile justice system in Detroit and their families for seven  years prior to resuming her graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy. Zhanna has since obtained her Master of Arts degree and is continuing her doctorate studies. She has experience providing outpatient and inpatient therapy to adolescents and adults with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns.

Zhanna’s academic training was primarily rooted in the psychodynamic tradition, but she tends to integrate various therapeutic approaches in her clinical practice. She has worked with adolescents, adults, and elderly adults. She also has treated patients with psychotic conditions, anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, and issues related to grief and loss. Zhanna is dedicated to her work and is determined to provide each client with the support and tools needed to attain goals that they determine to be essential for a happy and productive life.      

Education:
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Detroit Mercy, 2011
MSW, Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 2001
B.A. in Psychology, University of Michigan
 

Licenses:
Psychology – Master’s Temporary Limited License, State of Michigan
Social Work – Master’s Macro and Clinical, State of Michigan

 


Alexis Wallace received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Marygrove College and her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University. She has extensive background in group dynamics, women issues, at-risk adolescents, and clinical case management. She is experienced in providing outpatient and inpatient therapy to adolescents and adults with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns.

Education:
M.A. in Social Work, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - 2010
B.A. in Social Work, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI - 2008


Licenses:

Social Work – Master’sTemporary Limited License, State of Michigan

 


Rachel Cushman is a licensed master clinical social worker (LMSW) specializing in children, adolescent, and family therapy. She has experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders, mental health disorders (such as ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and anxiety), and youth who are at-risk of dropping out of high school due to environmental and social concerns. In addition to her experience with working with children, Rachel has also worked with families to help improve family dynamics, communication skills, and conflict resolution. With her educational training from Wayne State University, Rachel is well versed in different modalities of therapy and practices with a diverse range of clientele. Her approach to therapy is to meet the client where they are at and to allow them to lead the session, so that the therapeutic outcome can meet each client’s unique needs. This perspective allows Rachel to focus on client’s strengths and to assist the client in reaching their desired outcomes.

Education:
MSW, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - May, 2014
BSW, Wayne State University, Detroit, May, 2013

License, Certifications & Awards:
License, Clinical & Macro Social Worker - State of Michigan

Additional Training:
Specialized training and experience working with children, young adults, and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Training include group planning and facilitating, interpreting data, individual therapy, ABA therapy, intake and assessment, and termination.

Professional Activities and Memberships:
National Association of Social Workers
Western Wayne Family Health Centers

  • Board of Directors

 


Jamal Patterson is a dedicated, service-focused mental health professional who utilizes his clinical skills, quality assurance, leadership qualities and educational background to encourage healthy living in all communities. Patterson is a graduate from Wayne State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and in 2006 with a Masters of Social Work.  He began his work in mental health services with field work placement at one of Detroit’s top organizations for young men in 2004. From there, he served as a co-facilitator for post-traumatic stress disorder group and performed individual cognitive behavioral therapy. Between 2007 through 2010, Patterson dedicated years of adult resident support at one of Detroit’s adult foster care homes as a group home manager who provided sound residential care to clients.  Patterson’s work in Detroit’s inner city over the past 10 years has allowed him to communicate directly with families about their needs and the types of services they deem most helpful; this work led Patterson to monitoring youth across the metro-Detroit area.

Education:
MSW, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - 2006
B.A. in Psychology, Wayne State University - 2004

License, Certifications & Awards: 
License, Clinical & Macro Social Worker - State of Michigan

Professional Activities and Memberships: 
National Association of Social Workers
American Psychological Association

 



Pandora Brown is a licensed master clinical social worker (LMSW) specializing in providing services to neglected, abused, and delinquent children and youth.  She has an extensive knowledge about child development, family dynamics, culture, community and trauma.  Pandora’s education and professional experience has allowed her to utilize evidence-based approaches in helping children and families, develop promising futures in their lives.  Pandora is committed to the mental health and wellbeing of her clients. She utilizes strategies for self-care when working with children and families in traumatic situations.
 

Education: 
MSW, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - May, 1996 
BA, Spring Arbor College, Spring Arbor MI - May, 1992

License, Certifications & Awards: 
License, Clinical & Macro Social Worker - State of Michigan

Additional Training: 
Experience working with children, young adults, and families affected by the criminal justice system. Training includes facilitating groups for children who have a parent incarcerated. 

 


Taylor Garland graduated from the University of Michigan (U of M) Ann Arbor in April 2016. She received her B.A. in Psychology with Honors and completed minors in Community Action & Social Change and Program in Entrepreneurship. She is particularly interested in clinical psychology with an emphasis on the changes and unexpected challenges that individuals endure within a lifetime. She also has an interest in the adolescent stage of development and how an individual’s environment influences their developmental trajectory. She would like to explore mood disorders more closely in ethnic minority communities and ways that their environment has impacted their lives and resilience. Taylor has past experience volunteering on a Child Team through the M-Span program at U of M, with an ongoing research study titled Strong Military Families. She has experience as research assistant for a total of three Psychology labs at U of M and is currently working on publishing a group paper and her honors thesis. Taylor is our new case manager/administrative assistant at our Redford location. She is currently applying to Child Clinical Psychology PhD programs with hopes of starting in Fall 2017. She aspires to become a Clinical Psychologist and a distinguished scholar.


Shanna Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in providing services to adults, children and families. She has significant experience working with adults diagnosed with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and children with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) as well as neglected, abused, and delinquent children and youth. She has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and anger management. She has also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse/trauma. Her counseling approach is person-centered focusing on the needs and wants of the individual in order to assist clients in the process of reaching success. She also uses a holistic approach and understands that what we experience can affect physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs.

Education: 
Masters of Science Mental Health Counseling, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN -February, 2013  BA, Psychology and Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI – May 2009

License, Certifications & Awards: 
License Professional Counselor Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)

Additional Training: 
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Professional Activities and Memberships:
National Board of Certified Counselors  

Schedule Appointment

Start your new path in life and be the change today!

CLICK HERE
Helpful Forms

Click here to view and print forms for your appointment.

CLICK HERE