Talk Therapists

Dr. Akash Kumar

Dr. Akash Kumar has lectured and taught at UM, the forensic center, and across the prison system. He has particular interests in ADHD, anxiety, depression, and personality. When needed, he will go beyond the usual 20 medications and utilize psychotherapy, labs to assess nutritional status, genetic testing, medical workups, neurological exams, and lifestyle modifications to help patients achieve their stated goals. Dr. Kumar does not see those under the age of 18.

He is in-network (and a preferred provider) with most BCBS and BCN plans. He is out-of-network with Aetna, UHC, HAP/ASR, Cigna, Beacon Health Value Options, and Magellan.

Zemirah Weber, LPC

 

As a therapist Zemirah Weber, LPC employs many techniques and tailors them to meet clients’ needs. She will work with clients to help them identify patterns in their lives that contribute to underlying issues of anxiety, low self-esteem and depression and help them brainstorm ways to tackle those patterns to reduce them and thrive. She employs Mindfulness based practices and Hypnosis. She does not see those under the age of 15.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider, with most BCBS and BCN plans. She is also in-network with Aetna.

Erin Egan, LMSW

As an LMSW and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a specialty in school social work, Erin Egan, LMSW can address a broad spectrum of reasons for seeking therapy in both teenagers and adults. She has extensive experience helping clients facing end of life issues, substance abuse issues, relationship conflicts, difficulties with life transitions such as job loss and retirement, and school-related issues including bullying. She does not see those under the age of 18.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider, for most BCBS and BCN plans. She is also in-network with Aetna and Priority Health.

Sarah J. Kruger, LCSW

Sarah Kruger, LCSW utilizes a Client-Centered approach that integrates several evidence-based therapies including; CBT, DBT, Family Systems Theory, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.  She has experience treating adjustment issues, anger management, anxiety disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavioral problems, bipolar disorders, crisis intervention, depression, divorce & co-parenting problems, domestic violence, grief & loss, parenting challenges, relational problems, substance abuse recovery & relapse prevention, and stress management. She does not see those under the age of 18.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider, with most BCBS and BCN Plans.

Dr. Aaron Sedlar

Aaron Sedlar, PhD, has experience with a wide range of clients of diverse backgrounds and presenting problems. Dr. Sedlar primarily works with individuals with anxiety, attentional problems, and depression; however, he is also skilled in helping clients with OCD, trauma, insomnia, life stressors, and other difficulties. He uses techniques such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), CBT, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. He does not see those under the age of 18.

He is in-network, and a preferred provider, for most BCBS and BCN plans, as well as Priority Health and Aetna.

Marlowe McLaughlin, LMSW

Marlowe McLaughlin, LMSW  has a special interest in supporting parents raising children with disabilities, caregiver fatigue, anxiety, depression, OCD as well as ADHD. She focuses on using a strengths based approach, utilizing multiple therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy and other therapeutic techniques based on the clients needs and desires. She does not see those under the age of 12.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider, for most BCBS and BCN plans, as well as Aetna.

Pamela Aalto, LMSW

Pamela Aalto, LMSW obtained her Master of Social Work-Clinical tract, from Michigan State University. She has been serving persons suffering with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and/or emotional impairments for over 25 years. Her specialties include mood disorders: depression, bipolar disorders, and suicidal ideation; anxiety: post-traumatic stress disorder; obsessive compulsive disorders; personality disorders: borderline personality disorders; development disorders: including ADHD/ADD, grief, family, and relationship issues; substance use disorders, while practicing the ‘Stage of Change Approach’.

She believes it is important “to work together to drive your own bus to happiness” by learning how to manage people places, and activities. She does not accept patients under the age of 18.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider, for most BCBS and BCN plans, as well as Aetna.

Dr. Jayanti Mishra

Dr. Jayanti Mishra has more than 10 years of experience in working with children and adults. She is also an Instructor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Integrative Wellness Coach and Hypnotherapist. She believes in making people comfortable enough to speak their heart out and feel supported. Her specialties are Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Parenting, Grief and couples counseling.  She does not see those under the age of 4.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider, for most BCBS, BCN, as well as Priority Health and Aetna.

Dawn Horne, LMSW

Dawn Horne, LMSW has a passion for working with people and assisting through the challenges of life. She has over 15 years of experience working with individuals of all age groups. She takes pride in her work and feels that it’s a privilege to help people accomplish their goals. She does not see those under the age of 18.

She is in-network, and a preferred provider for most BCBS PPO and BCN plans.

Benjamin Hadden, LLMSW

Benjamin Hadden believes that the patient is the expert on themselves and their experiences. He works to use a holistic approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help patients better identify areas they seek to improve and progress through treatment in a way that is authentic to their identities and values. He has a clinical concentration in Mental Health, and is currently practicing under a Limited License (for new Social Workers) through the state of Michigan. He does not see those under the age of 15.