Oakland County, MI Substance Abuse Therapists
(updated November, 2015)

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Therapist Practice/Specialty Index

Insurance Service Providers Index



Salma Ajo, Ph.D.
Henry Ford Behavioral Health & Action Net Psychological Services, P.C.- Farmington Hills
Business Phone: (248) 884-2187
Email: salma.ajo@gmail.com 

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology & Education, Union Institute, 1999
Psy.S., Clinical Psychology, Center for Humanistic Psychology, 1997
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Center for Humanistic Psychology, 1995
Limited License Psychologist, State of Michigan, 1995- Present
Certified Addictions Counselor, State of Michigan, 1996- Present
Problem Gambling Counselor, National & Michigan Certification, 1998- Present
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, National Board for Certified Counselors, 1998- Present
Diplomat & Fellow Status, American Psychological Association
Certified Board Supervisor for National Problem Gambling Counselors, 2010- Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Adults & Adolescents (Individual, Family, Group, Couples(- 17 yrs. exp.
Chemical Dependency, Co-Dependency, Gambling, Shoplifting- 17 yrs. exp.
Addiction/Prevention/Intervention & Recovery Coaching- 17 yrs. exp.
Psychological Assessments/Evaluations- 17 yrs. exp.

Relationship Enhancements (Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Families)- 17 yrs. exp.

Fee Information:  Private pay; sliding scale fee

Ellen F. Blau, Psy.D.     
Private Practice- Royal Oak, MI
Business Phone: 734-347-0937
Email: docblau2828@gmail.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Psy.D., Clinical & Humanistic Psychology, Michigan School of Professional Psychology, 2007
M.A., Michigan School of Professional Psychology, 2000
Licensed Psychologist #6301013638, State of Michigan, 2000-Present
Biofeedback Training, Stens Corporation, 2000
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Substance Abuse/Non-Medical/Harm Reduction- 14 yrs. exp.
Addictions- 14 yrs. exp.
Depression- 25 yrs. exp.

Anxiety- 25 yrs. exp.
Chronic Pain/Stress Reduction- 25 yrs. exp.
Insurance & Fee Information: Cash only provider; Sliding fee scale

Elizabeth Corby, Ph.D.
Private Practice- Birmingham
Business Phone: (248) 594-3883
Email: dr_ecorby@yahoo.com 

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Detroit, 1995
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, 1988
Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan, 1997-
Certification in Cognitive Therapy, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy & Research, 2000- Present
Member, APA Div. 28- Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse
Member, American Psychological Association, 1984- Present
Member, Michigan Psychological Association, 1991- Present
Member, APA Division 53- Society- Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Anxiety & Depressive Disorders- 24 yrs. exp.
Drivers License Appeal Division Evaluations- 15 yrs. exp.
Cognitive Therapy (Relapse Prevention, Anxiety & Depression)- 10 yrs. exp.
Chemical & Co-Dependency Treatment - 24 yrs. exp.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment - 24 yrs. exp.

Insurance Information: BC/BS, PPO and Traditional, Medicare

Lewis Smith, Ph.D.
Private Practice- Bloomfield Hills/Birmingham/Troy
Business Phone: (248) 644-2955
Email: lwsphd@aol.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Ph.D., Counseling & Psychology, University of Michigan, 1983
Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan, 1985- Present
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, State of Michigan, 1990- Present
Member, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Member, American Psychological Association
Member, American Academy of Psychologists Treating Addictions
Member, Michigan Psychological Association
Member, National Academy of Neuropsychology
Provider of Services, National Directory of Drug & Alcoholism Treatment
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Alcohol & Drug Assessments- 25 yrs. exp.
Substance Abuse Treatment, EMDR & Thought Field Therapy- 25 yrs. exp.
On-Site Urinalysis & Intensive Outpatient Treatment Offering Brain Training with Brain Wave Optimization Technology- 25 yrs. exp.
AA, 12 Step Program Supports & Clinical Hypnosis- 22 yrs. exp.
Insurance Information: Private pay; MC, VISA, AMEX.

Talia Ziv, Ph.D.
Maplegrove Center & Private Practice- West Bloomfield
Business Phones: (248) 855-0222
Email: tziv@aol.com 

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Ph.D., Psychology of Addiction, Union Institute, 2000
M.A., Clinical Psychology & Education, Center for Humanistic Studies, 1996
Psy.S., Clinical Psychology & Education, Center for Humanistic Studies, 1998
Licensed Psychologist- State of Michigan, 2003- Present
Limited License Psychologist, State of Michigan, 1996- Present
Nationally Certified Psychologist, Professional Psychologist Certification Board, 2000- Present
Master Addiction Counselor, National Board of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 1999- Present
Michigan Certified Gambling Counselor, Michigan Council for Problem Gambling, 1998- Present
Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor, National Council for Problem Gambling, 1999- Present
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, National Board of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 1999- Present
Certified Therapist, Imago Relationship Therapy International, 2000- Present
Psychologist Diplomate, American Psychological Association, 2004- Present
Certified Relationship Therapist, American Psychological Association, 2004- Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Adult & Adolescent Substance Abuse & Gambling Assessment- 14 yrs. exp.
Family & Conjoint Psychotherapy- 14 yrs. exp.
Women & Men Recovery & Resilience Groups (Long-Term) - 14 yrs. exp.
Women Codependency & Relational Health (Individual & Group) - 14 yrs. exp.

Quality of Life Therapy & Coaching- 14 yrs. exp.
Supervision- 8 yrs. exp.

Fee Information: Sliding scale available.

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The Networker prints only the information that is submitted by the practitioner. The names for the abbreviated academic degrees & state licenses given above are as follows:

Academic Degrees: State Licenses & Certifications
M.A.- Master of Arts C.A.C.- Certified Addictions Counselor
M.S.- Master of Science L.M.S.W.- Licensed Master Social Worker
M.S.W.- Master of Social Work L.L.P.- Limited License Psychologist
Ph.D.- Doctor of Philosophy L.P.- Licensed Psychologist
Ed.D.- Doctor of Education L.P.C.- Licensed Professional Counselor
Psy.D.- Doctor of Psychology L.M.F.T- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
M.D.- Doctor of Medicine S.W.- Social Worker

You may contact the Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services at 517-373-3740 or bhphelp@michigan.gov to verify the license of a specific mental health professional or for information about the requirements for specific licenses. If you know the permanent license I.D. of the professional, you may confirm their current licensing status at www7.dleg.state.mi.us/free/