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Ms. Luann Adams
Luann Adams
(248) 546-0079
628 North Main Street
Royal Oak, MI
Credentials
Credentials: RN ACSW LMFT BCPCC
Licensed in Michigan
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Se
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Thomas Reason
Families-R-Special Counseling Center
(313) 770-9492
13011 W. McNichols Suite 6
Detroit, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Faustinia Loper
Faustinia T. Loper, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, PC
(248) 358-6780
26677 W. 12 Mile
Southfield, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW., LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Lif
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Laurie Epstein Kach
Laurie Epstein Kach, LMSW ACSW LLC
(248) 508-1411
29260 Franklin Road Suite 110
Southfield, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, P
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Pamela Manela
Pamela Manela, LMSW, PLLC (ACSW, LMFT)
(248) 593-1717
32270 Telegraph Rd. Suite 240
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW-CM, LMFT, ACSW, DCSW, SSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Dis
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students, Diabetes
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Kathy August
Kathy August , PsyD
(248) 546-6432
415 S. West Street, Ste. 150
Royal Oak, MI
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Belaney
Aging Resources, LLC
(248) 568-3643
26366 Alger St. Home Office: Cedar Cottage
Madison Hts., MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Elder Abuse, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Arnold Weingarden
Arnold Weingarden, Ph.D.
(248) 433-1755
30100 Telegraph Road Suite 463
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Michigan
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Self Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientatio
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Twins, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured, Interracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. David Hough
David R. Hough, ACSW, DCSW, P.C.
(248) 644-8783
(By Appointment)
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, DCSW
Licensed in Michigan
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Cancer Patients, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Julie Hamilton
Julie Hamilton, LMSW, ACSW, CAAC, P.C.
(248) 549-4197
31000 Telegraph Rd. Suite 130
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW, CAAC, P.C.
Licensed in Michigan
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Management, Phobias, Stress
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Life After Grief

9/11/2001. It devastated our country and took people from their loved ones in what
seemed like the blink of an eye. In its wake, tens of thousands were left to cope with
senseless and soul-shattering loss. On the fifth anniversary month of that terrible event,
a 9/11 widow—whose firefighter husband died a hero attempting to rescue people from
the burning World Trade Center—reveals how she struggled to maintain her mental
and physical health in the days, months and years following such a life-altering tragedy.

By Marian Fontana

September 2006

It started with jaw pain first—the clenching of the tender area where the jawbone meets the skull—as I watched the World Trade Center burning on television. It was the morning of my eighth wedding anniversary and I had just dropped my son, Aidan, off for his second full day of kindergarten. My husband Dave, a firefighter with a unit in Brooklyn, should have been home getting ready for our day inManhattan together. At the end of his night shift at about 9 am, we planned on going to Central Park for lunch at the boathouse and then taking a personal tour of the sculpture exhibit at the Whitney Museum. Now, instead of getting on the subway with Dave, I am standing in my Brooklyn living room with my friend Lorie and we are witnessing what feels like the end of the world.

As I watched the first tower fall, I knew, on a cellular level, Dave was gone. My heart felt as if it was actually breaking, fissures cracking across its surface and exploding like glass. My knees involuntarily buckled, and sound and sight became distorted. I can almost feel it even now, five years later, the powerful force of adrenaline surging through my body. What was happening inside me was cataclysmic, as though my body was collapsing like the towers, but all of my thoughts and energy were focused on Dave, and praying that somewhere in the midst of that horrible wreckage, he was okay.

When the second tower fell, Lorie panicked. Her kids went to the same nearby school as Aidan. “Do you think they’re safe?” she asked, worry wrinkling her brow. I feel guilty about it now, but Aidan was the last thing on my mind. I was too busy speeding through my 17 years with Dave and trying to grasp the thought that he would not be coming home. I sent Lorie to check on the kids and told her to return with a pack of cigarettes. I hadn’t smoked in 13 years. After she left, I opened a bottle of wine, ignoring the bitter taste at that hour of the morning. I paced as fast as my mind was churning and when Lorie returned, the cigarette forced me to take deep, long breaths. I tried hard to slow my pounding heart as I watched dust from the towers settle softly on the patch of grass in my small backyard.

By 5 pm, it felt like years had passed. I finished the pack of cigarettes and had switched to scotch to keep my hands from shaking. Friends arrived by the dozens offering me anti-depression medication and sleep aids. I was in a foggy stu...

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