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Birgit Amann, M.D.img

Birgit H.  Amann, M.D., is a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. She pursued her residency in Adult Psychiatry through the Henry Ford Health Systems. Following her residency, she completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, MI.

Following graduation, Dr. Amann spent nine years as the Associate Medical Director for the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, MI.
Currently, Dr. Amann is the Medical Director of the Behavioral Medical Center in Troy, MI. She treats children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Amann is board certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry.

Dr. Amann has served as both a primary and sub-investigator in numerous AD/HD and mood disorder medication trials in children, adolescents and adults.  Her professional interests include the treatment of affective disorders and AD/HD through the life cycle.

Dr. Amann lectures extensively on numerous topics throughout the country. She has been the expert faculty for several national television and radio broadcasts targeting mood disorders and AD/HD. (see disclosures section)

Click HERE to view Dr. Amann's video discussing Child/Adolescent ADHD

Click here to view Dr. Amann's video discussing Child/Adolescent ADHD
Click here to view Dr. Amann's video discussing Adult ADHD

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Carol Ross, M.Dimg

Carol Ross, M.D. is a graduate of the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She completed her internship at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. Upon completion of her first year of residency, Dr. Ross completed training for general psychiatry at Georgetown University in the District of Columbia. She then returned to the state of Michigan and completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since the completion of her training in 1996, Dr. Ross has acquired extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults.

She conducts psychiatric evaluations and prescribes appropriate medications for a range of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Ross is board certified in adult psychiatry and board eligible in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Kishwar Tahir, MDimg

Kishwar Tahir, M.D completed her Adult Psychiatry residency from Wayne State University. She completed her fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Lafayette Clinic at Wayne State University. Following graduation, she spent ten years at Aurora Hospital for children and adolescents. She worked as an attending for inpatients. Dr. Tahir served as Chief of staff and was the physician advisor for the Michigan Health Care Adult Mental Health. She moved to Pioneer Counseling Center/Abaris Health in 1996 where she continues to be a consultant and medical director, in addition to her work seeing children, adolescents and adults at the Behavioral Medical Center - Troy.


Fariha Qadir, MDimg

Fariha Qadir, M.D. completed her residency in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences from the Detroit Medical Center at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. After completion of her residency in 1998, Dr. Qadir has worked as an adult outpatient psychiatrist in Macomb and Oakland county regions. She has extensive experience working with adults from the age of 18 and above and has treated a wide range of psychiatric disorders and conditions. Moreover she also has experience working in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Qadir is board certified in Adult Psychiatry. She currently conducts psychiatric evaluations and treats both adults and adolescents from the age of 15-17 at the Behavioral Medical Center-Troy.

 

Ann Marie Collins, PhD, PMHNP-BC, LPCimg

Ann M. Collins is a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a graduate of the Wayne State University College of Nursing and the College of Education. She specializes in providing psychotherapy and medication management. The focus of her practice is on health promotion and disease prevention using conventional mental health treatment models with the holistic perspective of nursing care. She has many years of experience working with children and adolescents who experience depression, anxiety, and family life changes.

 

Rosalie Craft, MA, LPC, NCCimg

Rosalie Craft is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is board certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors.  She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, and sexual abuse issues.  Her proven techniques and methods for treatment are supported by her training and education in EMDR therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, relaxation and guided imagery techniques. Rosalie uses a gentle approach in working with individuals, couples, and families based on building trust, valuing confidentiality and helping her clients develop the necessary skills for long-term recovery.

 

Vikki Schmidt, LMSWimg

Vikki Schmidt is a fully licensed master’s level social worker. She works with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and group therapy settings. She brings with her a wide array of experience including inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, partial hospitalization programs, substance abuse, community outreach, hospice and transition from incarceration. She specializes in Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Substance Abuse. Vikki is dedicated to treating the person, not just the diagnosis. She believes in working with her clients to create a personalized treatment plan that meets each individual’s needs. She strives to help people become personally empowered.

In addition to her therapy role, Vikki is also a Clinical Research Coordinator for various clinical research trials run at the Behavioral Medical Center-Troy.
See See Clinical Trials/Research Opportunites for more information.

 

Mary Michail, MA, LPC, NCCimg

Mary Michail is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a National Board Certified Counselor who has been working in Mental Health for the past 22 years. She is an active member of the ACA (American Counseling Association) as well as the AMHCA (American Mental Health Counseling Association). Her experience ranges from working with foster children, adjudicated youth, day treatment, and crisis stabilization as well as outpatient. She has treated children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of diagnoses which include ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Marital and Family Conflicts as well as the impact of divorce on families and children. Mary is also a Clinical Director for A Home Within, a program that provides pro bono counseling to those effected by foster care.


Karen Schulte, LMSW, ACSW, BCDimg

Karen Schulte is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years experience. She works with Children, Adolescents and Adults and specializes in Individual, Marital and Family therapy. She has expertise in Mood Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar), Attention Deficit Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Parenting Concerns, Anger Management and Behavioral Issues.

 

 

Phyllis Roelofs, LMSW, ASCW

Phyllis Roelofs is a licensed master's level social worker with many years of experience who works with older teens and adults providing individual and couples therapy. Her clinical practice focuses on providing treatment to confront anxiety and depression, including pre and postpartum mood disorders, as well as grief and loss. From the beginning of her career she has provided treatment for chemical substance abuse and eating disorders. She encourages a specific non-diet approach for those wishing to confront bulimia, binge or compulsive overeating. Her therapeutic approach is designed to build on a person's strengths in effort to establish empowerment and hopefulness. She has found that cognitive-behavioral and insight oriented therapy have proven to be very beneficial for assisting clients to identify, establish, and maintain positive changes. 

 

Lisa Weber, LMSW

Lisa Weber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW). She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University and a BS degree in Psychology and Sociology from Central Michigan University. Lisa specializes in child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy and believes in fostering hope in her clients, identifying specific goals, and guiding them in achieving those goals within the context of a trusting therapeutic relationship. She works with children and adolescents individually, and guides their parents in parenting techniques to improve their behavior at home and familial relationships. Lisa's clinical practice includes ADHD, ODD, mood disorders, trauma, anxiety disorders, and physical, emotional and sexual abuse. She believes in a client-centered approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, and other evidenced-based practices for specific client needs. She has led child, adolescent and adult groups for ADHD, Illness Management and Recovery, and Mood Disorders and has also worked in a psychiatric hospital.

Lisa also has an MBA and a previous career in corporate management and consulting. She has coached youth and adult sports for 25 years and holds a State Coaching License. She has been involved in local youth organizations and PTSA Council at the District level.  

 

David Lundin, MA, LLP, LPC

David Lundin is a fully Licensed Professional Counselor and Limited Licensed Psychologist who specializes in individual, couples, family and group therapy for adolescents and adults. David has two degrees from the University of Michigan, enjoyed a 25-year career as a business executive, and was recently trained at Oakland University's Masters in Mental Health Counseling program and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute's Psychotherapy program. For over a decade he has specialized and has specific training in trauma, substance abuse, sexual abuse, men's issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD organizational training, relationship issues, young adult adjustment and life transition issues. David's goal in practicing therapy is to provide the longest lasting results for symptom relief in the shortest period of time, utilizing an eclectic mix of methodologies according to the patient's needs and goals.

In addition to his therapy role, David is also a Clinical Research Coordinator for various clinical research trials run at the Behavioral Medical Center – Troy. See Clinical Trials/Research Opportunities for more information.
 

 

Dave Zaporski, MAimg

Dave Zaporski, MA, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of private practice experience in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families over a wide range of presenting problems. He has practiced in a variety of treatment settings, including inpatient psychiatry, day hospital, and outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry.

 

 

 

 

Supportive Resources:

• National Alliance on Mental Illness
http://www.nami.org

• Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
http://www.dbsalliance.org

• The United Way can provide support with getting access to food, shelter, clothing, physical care services, employment and job training assistance, and help with seniors. You can reach all of these resources by dialing 211
www.uwsem.org

• For a variety of information on substance abuse and mental health
www.helpguide.org

• For an informational website that provides practical applications to everyday problems such as peer pressure, dealing with disobedience, and helping your child manage difficult feelings, this site is unique because it has three facets that tailor to parents, teens, and children while providing the same information to each.
www.kidshealth.org

• Common Ground Sanctuary
www.commongroundsanctuary.org

• CHADD, a resource for adults and children living with ADHD
www.chadd.org

• Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), a resource for adults living with ADHD
www.add.org

• United Way of Southeastern Michigan - serving Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties
www.uwsem.org

• Dial "2-1-1"  for access to a variety of available resources for social service (mental health, food, substance abuse, etc) assistance in your area