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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.

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.

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.

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.

Board Certified Adult Psychiatry
Board Eligible Child Psychiatry

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.



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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Guam Lee is a licensed master clinical social worker (LCSW) specializing in children, youth and family therapy. It is his goal to put clients first and the challenges they face are his first priority. He has nearly 8 years of clinical, educational and professional counseling experience. He has been considered among professionals as a highly qualified expert with children, youth and adolescent behavioral disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, job and work-related stress, depression and anxiety. He provides services to all starting at the age of 4 years old and older regardless of race, gender, or religion.

He strives to provide therapeutic counseling services and quality educational programs that bring healing through change one step at a time. His objective is to provide you with the necessary treatment and tools essential to gain insight, awareness, and coping strategies used to resolve irrational thinking and self-defeating behaviors.

MSW, Family, Youth and Children, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - 2011
BSW, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI - 1996

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

Additional Training: 
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Children Behavioral Disorder 

Professional Activities and Memberships: 
Michigan Association of School Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers

 Kendra Sibert received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from University of Detroit Mercy and her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from University of Detroit. She possess 19 years of experience working with adults, families, children and adolescents from various backgrounds. She has experience providing crisis intervention and home-based therapeutic services. Kendra employs holistic and evidence-based approaches to help empower change.



BSW, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit MI- May 1997
MA, University of Detroit, Detroit, MI- December 2004

Licenses, Certifications & Awards:
License Professional Counselor, State of Michigan

Additional Training:
Duluth Model of Domestic Violence

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.

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.

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  

Melba Clark received her Bachelor of Science in 2008 from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and her Master of Counseling in 2012 from the CACREP accredited program at Eastern Michigan University. Her areas of expertise are education struggles, stress, anxiety, work-related problems, and other problems that impact daily living. Melba also specializes in individual and couples counseling. She has over six years of experience working with at-risk adolescents in the school setting. She is passionate about helping individuals work through issues that are causing distress in their lives. She believes in establishing trusting relationships with her clients so that they are able to be completely honest about their thoughts and feelings. Melba’s goal is to encourage clients and to facilitate their growth by giving them tools that may be used in conjunction with their personal strengths. The skills Melba’s clients acquire will help them to overcome self-perpetuated feelings of hopelessness and to move forward in their lives with purpose and motivation.

Bachelor of Science, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA. 2008
Master of Counseling, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI., 2012

Licenses, Certifications & Awards: 
Limited License Professional Counselor, State of Michigan

Evaluated as a High Effective School Counselor 2018 (At-Risk Adolescents)

Severia Adolphus, as a Naturopathic Doctor and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, uses her expertise in Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) to promote healing in children, adolescents and adults with mental illness – including such conditions as ADHD, ODD, Depression, Bipolar, Mood disorders and Schizophrenia. 

Dr. Adolphus uses Eastern and Western Philosophies to bring comprehensive consciousness to the mind, body and spirit. By implementing her knowledge of medicinal foods, herbs, diets, plants, exercise, yoga, reflexology, reiki and more to assist in preventing and discontinuing discord in the body systems, she has a proven ability for establishing the natural chemical balance in order to promote healing.  


Naturopathic Doctor, Trinity School of Natural Heath, Warsaw, IN -2018 
Master of Science in Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) Wayne State University, Detroit, MI-2015
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI-1999 

Licensed Register Nurse and Nurse Practitioner- State of Michigan
Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- American Nurse Credentialing Center

Professional Affiliations
American Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurse Association
Black Psychiatrics of America

Tia Morgan received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and her Master of Social Work with a Concentration of Psychodynamics from Wayne State University. She has experience in working with adults and adolescents with dual diagnosis and individuals diagnosed with a mental illness.

Tia has also worked with abused and neglected children from various backgrounds as well as provided home-based therapeutic services to impoverished families. She has experience working in an Emergency Room Crisis Center.

She was previously a part of a committee which created and implemented the Dialectical Behavioral Training (DBT) principals for transitional housing for young adults who had been diagnosed with a mental illness.

Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI- 2011
LLMSW- Psychodynamics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI- 2017

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

Additional Training:
Dialectical Behavioral Training (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Interviewing, Domestic Violence, Violent Crisis Intervention, Trauma Intervention, Assessment and Negotiation, Systemic Racism, Substance Abuse, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), Prescription Drug Abuse, Team Building and Leadership

Jimmy Ivy received his Bachelor’s in Education from Wayne State University and his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Jimmy’s concentration in his master’s program was interpersonal, specializing in children, youth and families. Jimmy was also a part of a specialized program titled “Detroit Clinical Scholars”. This specialized program was a federally funded training program designed to prepare graduates with skills to deliver quality behavioral health services to underserved racial and ethnic minority children in integrated healthcare settings. Furthermore, Jimmy was a part of the Parenting In Context Research Group. This research group was a community-based intervention that focused on the role of fathers in promoting family and child well-being.

Jimmy has worked in school settings, juvenile justice, abuse and neglect, psychiatric hospitals and community mental health. Jimmy’s diversified professional background has allowed him to interface comfortably with a plethora of cultures and races. Jimmy’s diversified background has also allowed him the experience to treat and care individuals with many different mental health disorders; including but not limited Mood, Anxiety, Neurodevelopment, Substance Abuse, Trauma-related, and Impulse Control Disorders.

Jimmy uses a Person Centered-Strengths based approach when treating clients. Jimmy believes that all clients have strengths and qualities, and they’re experts in their own life. Jimmy uses evidence-based practices/ interventions when treating and assisting client’s in overcoming challenges.

Bachelors of Education, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Masters of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan

License, Certifications & Awards:
Limited License Social Worker (LMSW)
Quality Mental Health Professional (QMHP)

Additional Training:
Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialetical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

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