Michigan Mental Health Referral List

Descriptions of providers:

(adapted from NAMI.org National Alliance of Mental Illness)


Psychologists hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or another specialty such as counseling or education. They are trained to evaluate a person’s mental health using clinical interviews, psychological evaluations and testing. They can make diagnoses and provide individual and group therapy. Some may have training in specific forms of therapy like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and other behavioral therapy interventions.

Degree requirements: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in a field of psychology or Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.).

Counselors, Clinicians, Therapists

These masters-level health care professionals are trained to evaluate a person’s mental health and use therapeutic techniques based on specific training programs. They operate under a variety of job titles—including counselor, clinician, therapist or something else—based on the treatment setting. Working with one of these mental health professionals can lead not only to symptom reduction but to better ways of thinking, feeling and living.

Degree requirements: master’s degree (M.S. or M.A.) in a mental health-related field such as psychology, counseling psychology, marriage or family therapy, among others.

  • LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
  • LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • LCADAC, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor

Clinical Social Workers

Clinical social workers are trained to evaluate a person’s mental health and use therapeutic techniques based on specific training programs. They are also trained in case management and advocacy services.

Degree requirements: master’s degree in social work (MSW).

  • LICSW, Licensed Independent Social Workers
  • LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • ACSW, Academy of Certified Social Worker


Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who have completed psychiatric training. They can diagnose mental health conditions, prescribe and monitor medications and provide therapy. Some have completed additional training in child and adolescent mental health, substance use disorders or geriatric psychiatry.

Degree requirements: Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), plus completion of residency training in psychiatry

Psychiatric Or Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

Psychiatric or mental health nurse practitioners can provide assessment, diagnosis and therapy for mental health conditions or substance use disorders. In some states, they are also qualified to prescribe and monitor medications. Requirements also vary by state as to the degree of supervision necessary by a licensed psychiatrist.

Degree requirements: Master of Science (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in nursing with specialized focus on psychiatry.

Art Therapists

Art therapists are trained in both art and therapy and hold a master's degree in art therapy. Upon completion of the ATR, professionals may seek further certification through the Art Therapy Credentials Board, (ATCB). To obtain certification, the therapist must have postgraduate supervised experience and must have passed a written exam. The ATR-BC credential requires maintenance with continuing education courses to keep standards high. (Source: American Art Therapy Association, Art Therapy Credentials Board)

Degree requirements: Master’s degree in Art Therapy or a related field with a specialization in Art Therapy

Muslim Providers


Muna Ahmad, LMSW

Teenagers and Adults

734-418-6433 x 4


Dr. Sameera Ahmed

Teenagers and Adults

Advanced Counseling Services  - Canton


Komal Akhter, LLP

Children and Adults

Advanced Counseling Services - Canton


Loubna Alkhayat-Hatahet, LPC, NCC

Adolescents and adults, Individual and couples therapy

Oakland Counseling Center, PLLC

West Bloomfield Township - (248)929-2712


Aliah Azmeh, LMSW

Adult Therapist

Muslim Family Services - sliding scale fee

Also with Premier Behavioral Medicine in Livonia

Detroit, MI  

(313) 366-6800

Nadia Bazzy, LMFT

Couples and family therapist

Family and Couples Center

Juvaria Javaid, MS

Cognitive Care Center, PC - Novi

Individual, couples, family and group therapy, all ages

Psych assessments, testings, evaluations

Accept all major insurances, Medicaid and Medicare



Celena Khatib, MS

Assessment/Psychological Testing (not therapy)

Farmington Hills - 313-687-4112

Dr. Syeda Mohammed, PsychD, LP (speaks Urdu)

Advance Counseling Services (Psychiatrist and other Muslim therapists available here)

5958 Canton Center Rd, Ste 500 Canton, MI


Farrah Moradi, MA, LLPC

Speaks also Farsi

Pure Journey Counseling

5600 W. Maple, suite c-302

West Bloomfield, MI 48322


Yusra Muflahi, LLMSW

Children, Adolescents and Adults

ACCESS - Mental Health & Family Counseling, Dearborn



Dr. Halim Naeem - Naeem & Associates, Livonia

All ages, therapy and testing


Erin O’Connor, LMSW

Nationally Certified TF-CBT Therapist

Judson Center (Outpatient Behavioral Health)

12200 E. 13 Mile Rd, Ste. 200

Warren, MI 48220

Children | Adolescents | Adults

*Accepts Medicare, Medicaid health plans, and most commercial insurances in all local counties. Also a contracted provider for Macomb County Community Mental Health (MCCMH)

*New clients: Contact Judson Center support staff at 586-573-1810

*Macomb County residents with Medicaid who wish to go through Community Mental Health: Contact the ACCESS Center at 586-948-0222 to complete a screening and request services at Judson Center

Mubeen Qureshi, LLMSW- Wellness Psychotherapy, Troy

All ages


Shazia Siddiqi, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist

Children, Adolescents, Adults



Located in Troy, Michigan

Saara Patel, LLMSW

Home Based Infant Mental Health/Early Childhood Therapist

Arab American & Chaldean Council, 111 W 7 Mile Rd

734-890-1173 (cell)

Accepts medicaid insurance holders only in Wayne County

Useful program for refugees whose children have experienced trauma, grief, loss

Arabic speaking therapist available (not Muslim but has some knowledge)

We work with children ages 0-6 and their mothers and pregnant mothers

Saniyah Shahid, LLMSW

Children, families, and adults

Apex Downriver Behavioral - Brownstown
(734) 479-0949


Dr. Humera Athar, MD, Psychiatrist - Child, Adolescent and Adult

Dr. Masroor Haq MD - Adults

Premier Behavioral Medicine - Livonia, MI

(248) 536-2028

Dr. Asra Hamzavi, DO - Adult 18+

BCBS, Aetna and Self Pay

Hamzavi Psychiatry and Wellness Center - Bloomfield Hills


Dr. Noman Malhi, DO- Adults

Heron Ridge Associates - Ann Arbor and Plymouth

Must see therapist first


Dr. Saba Maroof, MD - Child, Adolescent and Adult
Must see therapist at site first

Available for consultation: sabamaroof@gmail.com

Heron Ridge Associates: Bingham Farms and Clarkston - 248-594-4991

Rivers Bend - Troy - 248-585-3239

Catholic Charities Royal Oak (Medicaid HMO’s)  - 248-548-4044

Huda Clinic - Adults with no insurance

Dr. Sabiha Omar, MD, Adults, Older Adults

Farmington Hills  248-865-7271

Huda Clinic - Adults with no insurance

Culturally Competent Providers (Non Muslim)


Therapists at Heron Ridge Associates in Bingham Farms, Clarkston, Plymouth

Work with Dr. Maroof and Dr. Malhi


Doris Daniels, LMSW-  all ages

Heather Haggerty - All Ages

Christy Newman, MA, LLP - All Ages

Christina Jaksa - all ages

Chaya Selesny - Teens and Adults

And others

Ronald Hormel, MA, LPC, NCC

Individual, Couples and Family Therapy, all ages

Birmingham Maple Clinic - Troy


Latiece M. Howard, LMSW

Children, families, and adults

Livonia, MI  - 734-494-0566

Rebecca Webler, LMSW (Works with Dr. Maroof) - All ages

Catholic Charities of SE Michigan, Royal Oak

Accepts most insurances including medicaid HMO’s


Lorraine Fertuck - All ages

Catholic Charities of SE Michigan (works with Dr. Maroof)


Therapists at Hamzavi Psychiatry and Wellness Center:

(work with Dr. Hamzavi)

Deborah Warsh, LMFT, LMSW, ACSW

Rebecca Ehle, LMSW

Therapists who are independent of Dr. Hamzavi, but work closely with her:

Laura D. Fishman LMSW, ACSW, PC 248-686-0339

Judith E. Lispon, M.A. 248-568-8665


Dr. Deborah Ferguson MD - Child and Adult

Bloomfield Hills, Private Practice, self pay


Dr. Patrick Gresham, MD - Child and Adult

Farmington Hills

Michigan Mental Wellness, michiganmentalwellness.com

Accepts BCBS, Aetna


Dr. Akash Kumar, MD - Adults