Oakland County, Michigan Psychotherapists, O-S

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Therapist Practice/Specialty Index

Insurance & Location Index


Sean OTuathal, M.A.       
Growth for Life Counseling & Psychotherapy- Royal Oak, MI
Business Phone: 248-483-0613
Email: growforgiveheal@gmail.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.A., Counseling, Oakland University, 2011
Limited License Professional Counselor #6401012735, State of Michigan, 2011- Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Individual Psychotherapy
Couples Psychotherapy

Adolescent Psychotherapy
Group Psychotherapy
Adult Survivors of Dysfunctional Families
Fee Information:  Sliding fee scale available

Lauri G. Palmer, M.S.W.
Private Practice- Oak Park, MI
Business Phone: 248-854-5381
Email: lpalmerlmsw@gmail.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.S.W., University of Iowa, 1985
Licensed Master Social Worker (Clinical & Macro Practice) #6801034549, State of Michigan, 1985-Present
Member, National Association of Social Workers
Member, Michigan Association of School Social Workers
Michigan Sexual Health Certificate, University of Michigan, 2011
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Autism Spectrum Disorders- 18 yrs. exp.
Intellectual Disability- 18 yrs. exp.
Anxiety & Depression Accompanying ASD/ID- 18 yrs. exp.
Transtion to Adulthood Support & Psychotherapy for ASD/ID- 10 yrs. exp.
Individual Psychotherapy (CBT, ACT, Supportive)- 10 yrs. exp.
Insurance & Fee Information: Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Fee $125, sliding fee scale

Adam R. Pasciak, Ph.D.
Private Practice - Lake Orion, MI
Business Phone: 248-595-9969
Email: adampasciak@comcast.net

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Walden University, 2012
Limited License Psychologist #6301015095, State of Michigan, 2011-Present
Member, Michigan & American Psychological Associations, 2008-Present
Member, Oakland County Critical Response Organization, 2010-Present
Member, Society for Police & Criminal Psychology, 2009-Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Trauma & Abuse - 9 yrs. exp.
EMDR- 7 yrs. exp.
Anxiety- 8 yrs. exp.
Depression & Grief- 9 yrs. exp.
Anger Management- 9 yrs. exp.
Insurance & Fee Information: Aetna, BC/BS, Blue Care Network, Cofinity, McLaren, Medicare, Priority Health, United Behavioral Health

Joyce C. Pearlman, M.S.W.
Private Practice- Huntington Woods, MI
Business Phone: 248-542-5375
Email: joycie_pc@gmail.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.S.W., Casework, Smith College for Social Work, 1976
Licensed Master Social Worker (Clinical & Macro Practice) #6801001133, State of Michigan, 1978- Present
Member, National Association of Social Workers, 1978- Present
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certificate, China American Psychoanalytic Association, 2010
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Adolescent Evaluation & Psychotherapy- 40+ yrs. exp.
Individual Adult Psychotherapy- 40+ yrs. exp.

Marital Therapy- 40+ yrs. exp.
Anxiety & Depression- 40+ yrs. exp.
Gay, Lesbian & Gender Issues- 40+ yrs. exp.
Insurance Information: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and many other insurances

Steven Pence, Ph.D.
Private Practice - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Business Phone: 248-289-7980
Email: spence@ocdandanxietytreatment.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Michigan State University
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Michigan State University
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
Licensed Psychologist #6301013507, State of Michigan, 2016-Present
Licensed Psychologist #PY7921, State of Florida, 2008-Present
Member, The International OCD Foundation
Member, The TLC Foundation of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Anxiety Disorders - 17 yrs. exp.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- 17 yrs. exp.
Adolescent Assessments & Psychotherapy- 9 yrs. exp.
Child Assessments & Psychotherapy- 9 yrs. exp.
Individual Adult Psychotherapy- 17 yrs. exp.

Sandra Quigley, M.S.W.
Thriveworks Counseling- Royal Oak, MI
Business Phone: 248-686-3347 ext. 1503
Email: sandraq@thriveworks.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, Wayne State University, 1993
Licensed Master Social Worker (Clinical & Macro Practice) #6801061589, State of Michigan, 1996- Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
General Adult Psychotherapy- 17 yrs. exp.
Couples Psychotherapy- 17 yrs. exp.
Cognitive Therapy- 17 yrs. exp.
Depression- 17 yrs. exp.
Adult Survivors of Dysfunctional Families- 17 yrs. exp.
Anxiety Disorders- 17 yrs. exp.
Mid-Life Growth & Change- 17 yrs. exp.
Divorce Issues- 17 yrs. exp.
Greif & Bereavement- 17 yrs. exp.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy- 17 yrs. exp.
Codependency/ACOA- 17 yrs. exp.
Insurance & Fee Information: Beacon Health, Blue Care Network, BC/BS, HAP, Health Plus, Humana, Magellan, Meridian, Molina, Priority Health, Value Options; fee- $130-$150

Mary B. Rich, M.S.W.
Private Practice- Novi, MI
Phone: (248) 348-5349
Email: maryb.rich@yahoo.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.S.W., Clinical & Macro Social Work, University of Michigan, 1982
Licensed Master Social Worker (Clinical & Macro Practice) #6801018557, State of Michigan, 1984- Present
Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager, National Association of Social Workers
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, National Association of Social Workers
Diplomate Psychotherapist, American Psychotherapy Association
Certification, International Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, ICISMF
Member, American Association of Christian Counselors
Certification, Rational Hypnotherapy
Member, National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Adult & Family Psychotherapy- 40 yrs. exp.
Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy- 40 yrs. exp.
Anxiety Disorders- 40 yrs. exp.
Chronic Illness- 40 yrs. exp.
Spinal Cord Injury- 40 yrs. exp.
Traumatic Brain Injury- 40 yrs. exp.
Life Coaching- 30 yrs. exp.
Insurance & Fee Information: Auto Insurance, BC/BS, EAPs, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Worker's Comp; Fee- $105.00 per session

Nathan Richards, M.A.
Everyday Process Counseling Center- Troy, MI
Business Phone: 248-550-8099
Email: nathan@everydayprocess.net
Website: www.everydayprocess.net

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Moody Theological Seminary, 2015
Limited License Professional Counselor #6401015493, State of Michigan, 2016- Present
Certified Sexual Addiction Counselor, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, 2018
EMDR Therapist, Institute for Creative Mindfulness, 2017
Member, American Counseling Association, 2018-Present
Member, American Association for Christian Counselors, 2017-Present
Emotion Focused Therapist, ICEEFT, 2018
Gottman Method Couples Counseling-Level 2
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Integration of Psychology with Christianity and the Spiritual Life- 5 yrs. exp.
Marriage Counseling: Using Gottman and EFT Methods- 5 yrs. exp.

Men's Issues (Father Wound, Abuse, Neglect, Anger, Sexual Problems)- 5 yrs. exp.
Sexual Addiction Recovery- 2 yrs. exp.
Trauma Recovery (Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Eyewitness Traumatic Moments)- 2 yrs. exp.
Fee Information:  $100-$140 per session.

Susan Ruma, M.S.W.
Center for Relationship & Sexual Health, Royal Oak, MI
Business Phone: 248-399-7447
Email: susanruma@crsh.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.S.W., Interpersonal Practice, University of Michigan, 2003
Licensed Master Social Worker (Clinical & Macro Practice) #6801085373, State of Michigan, 2009- Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Adolescent Psychotherapy- 28 yrs. exp.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- 9 yrs. exp.

LGBTQ & Disabilities- 28 yrs. exp.
Trauma & Loss- 28 yrs. exp.
Motivational Interviewing- 19yrs. exp.
Insurance Information: Accepts most insurances including Medicaid

Ralph Schillace, Ph.D.
Private Practice- Rochester Hills
Business Phone: 248-652-1303 x3
Email: ralphschillace@gmail.com 

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 1967
Licensed Psychologist #6401001724, State of Michigan, 1976- Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Clinical Psychology
Recovery from Loss & Trauma
Adjustment to Traumatic Life Events
Relationship Therapy
Expert Witness on Trauma/PTSD
Insurance Information: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare

Victoria Schreiber, M.A.
Private Practice- West Bloomfield, MI
Business Phone: 248-476-4515
Email: VictoriaSchreiberMA@gmail.com
Website: www.VictoriaSchreiber.com or www.TalkingFeelingsandWorries.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.A., Counseling, Wayne State University, 1983
Licensed Master Social Worker (Clinical & Macro Practice) #6801034974, State of Michigan, 1979- Present
Licensed Professional Counselor #6401003601, State of Michigan, 1983- Present
Child & Adolescent Psychoanalyst, Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, Cleveland, Ohio
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Adult, Child & Adolescent Evaluation & Treatment- 36 yrs. exp.
Adoption, Abuse, Divorce, Attachment Issues- 36 yrs. exp.

Parent Guidance to Help Parents Help Their Children - 36 yrs. exp.
Anxiety, Depression, Loss & Grief- 36 yrs. exp.
Supervision- 36 yrs. exp.
Insurance Information:  Aetna, BC/BS (Traditional, PPO & Blue Preferred Trust), Cofinity, Medicare, MESSA & State of MI PPO

Melanie Schwartz, Psy.D.  
Private Practice- West Bloomfield, MI
Business Phone: 248-924-1758
Email: melanieg24@hotmail.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 2005
Licensed Psychologist #6301013506, State of Michigan, 2008- Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Adolescent Psychotherapy- 14 yrs. exp.
Adult Psychotherapy- 14 yrs. exp.

Anxiety Disorders - 14 yrs. exp.
Child Management & Parenting- 14 yrs. exp.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- 14 yrs. exp.
Insurance Information:  Aetna, BC/BS, Cofinity, Medicare, Priority Health, United Health Care

Sammi Siegel, Ph.D.
Private Practice- Birmingham, MI
Business Phone: 248-593-5180
Email: sammils@aol.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
Ph.D., Music Therapy, University of Miami (Florida), 1990
M.A., Music Therapy, University of Miami (Florida), 1983
Specialist, Clinical Psychology, Center for Humanistic Studies, 1996
Licensed Psychologist #6301009907, State of Michigan, 1999- Present
Limited License Psychologist, State of Michigan, 1996-1999
Registered Music Therapist, National Association for Music Therapy, 1980- Present
Board Certified Music Therapist, 1985- Present
Member, Michigan Psychological Association, 1995- Present
Member, Michigan Women Psychologists, 1996- Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Individual Psychotherapy (Adults & Adolescents)- 25 yrs. exp.
Mind-Body Approaches- 25 yrs. exp.
Women's Issues- 25 yrs. exp.
Wellness- 25 yrs. exp.
Relationship Issues- 25 yrs. exp.

Insurance Information: BC/BS, Cofinity, Medicare

Elizabeth Smith, M.S.W.
Nilsson Counseling, LLC- Southfield, MI
Phone: (248) 905-5230
Email: esmith4168@sbcglobal.net

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.S.W., Children & Family, Eastern Michigan University 2000
Licensed Master Social Worker (Clinical & Macro Practice) #6801086701, State of Michigan, 2002- Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Individual Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapy- 12 yrs. exp.
Anxiety Disorders- 12 yrs. exp.
Chronic Illness- 12 yrs. exp.
Domestic Violence- 12 yrs. exp.
Grief & Bereavement- 12 yr. exp.
Insurance & Fee Information: Auto No-Fault, Molina Healthcare, Workers Compensation; Flexible private pay.

Sarahlin Smith, M.S.W.
City Cove Counseling Services- Rochester, MI
Phone: (219) 286-2996
Email: citycovecs@gmail.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, University of Central Florida, 2012
Licensed Master Social Worker (Clinical & Macro Practice) #6801100634, State of Michigan, 2017- Present
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #SW12538 State of Florida, 2014- Present
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy- 7 yrs. exp.
Young Adults/General Adult Psychotherapy- 7 yrs. exp.
Grief & Bereavement- 4 yrs. exp.
Play Therapy- 7 yrs. exp.
Prenatal/Post Partum Psychotherapy- 1 yr. exp.
Insurance Information: BC/BS

John A. Sternfels, M.A.
NorthPoint Professional Counseling- Novi, MI
Business Phone: 248-773-8440
Website: www.northpoint-counseling.com
Email: info@northpoint-counseling.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.A., Professional Counseling, Liberty University, 2009
Licensed Professional Counselor #6401011619, State of Michigan, 2009-Present
Certification, National Board for Certified Counselors, 2012- Present
Certified Sexual Addiction Theapist, 2011-Present
Certified LLPC Supervisor, The Mentoring Institute, 2013-Present,
Certification, International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals, 2011-Present
Prepare & Enrich Certification, Lifeline for Families, 2009-Present
Member, Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association, 2012-Present
Member, International Association for Theophositc Ministry, 2004-Present
Certificate of Completion, Prepare & Enrich, Lifeline for Families, 2009
Certified Clinical Partner Specialist, Associaztion of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Marital Counseling- 14 yrs. exp.
Partner Relational Trauma Recovery
- 3 yrs. exp.
Sexual Addiction Recovery- 7 yrs. exp.
Internet Porn Recovery- 7 yrs. exp.
Affair Trauma Care- 2 yrs. exp.
EMDR- 3 yr. exp.

Matt Sweet, M.S.W.
Private Practice- Royal Oak, MI
Business Phone: (248) 930-2137
Website: www.mattsweet.com
Email: matt@mattsweet.com

Training, Certification & Professional Associations:
M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, Wayne State University, 2003
Licensed Master Social Worker #6801086967, State of Michigan, 2005- Present
Certificate in Sex Therapy, University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program
Gottman 12 Principles Educator, Gottman Institute
Areas of Practice/Specialty:
Mood Disorders- 15 yrs. exp.
Sexuality- 15 yrs. exp.
HIV/AIDS- 15 yrs. exp.
Chronic Illness- 15 yrs. exp.
Polyamory/Non-Monogamy- 15 yrs. exp.
Insurance & Fee Information: Blue Care Network, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Total Health Care, Value Options; call for other insurance plans.

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The full descriptions for the abbreviated academic degrees & licenses given above are as follows:

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

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