Our Staff

Westland Staff

Gina Patton, LMSW

Social Worker

Gina graduated with her MSW from the University of Michigan.

She sees clients aged 18 to 108 years old, however, she will serve families with younger children.

Gina works every Tuesday and Thursday. In addition to performing Drivers License Evaluations, she can assess for substance or alcohol abuse.

She specializes in disorders such as: addiction, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and divorce.

Gina is licensed in individual, family, and couples therapy. Gina is in ongoing training; obtaining 45 hours of continuing education every three years.

Gina also provides the SASSI test for substance abuse.

Her goal is to provide encouragement, education, and support to her clients while providing a safe, therapeutic environment for self improvement to enhance one's lifestyle.

Gina is in network for the following insurances: Aetna, BCBS, BCN, Priority Health, HAP, Magellan, Medicare, Cofinity, Value Options & Total Health Care.

Facility Location: Westland

Certifications/Licensures: Gina is certified to perform Drivers License Evaluations for the state of Michigan.

Languages Spoken: English

Phone: 734-729-3133

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Gina Patton, LMSW

Gina Patton, LMSW

Social Worker

Hoda Amine, Ph.D., LMSW, CSW

Psychologist

Information:
Dr. Hoda Amine is a well known personality in the Arabic Community. She works in the Dearborn counseling services as the director of the Arab Domestic Violence Intervention Program.

Dr. Amine sees child, adolescent, and adult clients. She works in Westland Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Dr. Amine specializes in disorders such as: substance abuse, mood disorders, and both victims and batterers of domestic violence. Dr. Amine works with individual, family, and marital counseling.

Dr. Amine has worked with children with disabilities, women's issues, ADD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and victims of torture or wars.

In May 2004, Dr. Amine was invited through ADC delegates to Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon to meet with Queen Rania of Jordan and the first two ladies of Syria and Lebanon. Dr. Amine is a concerned community activist and advocate humanitarian supporting and fighting for justice for the elderly, children, human rights, and women's issues.

Dr. Amine is the recipient of several awards: NASW (National Associations of Social Worker), 2011 Michigan Social Worker of the Year, and the Susan B. Anthony Humanitarian Award from the University of Michigan. In addition, she has also received: the "Spirit Award" from the Wayne County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, the "Loretta Moore 2003 Woman of the Year" award from the National Organization of Women, and "2002 Woman of the Year Award" from Henry Ford Community College.

Dr. Amine is a faculty advisor on Arab culture and Ethnicity/Multicultural Work Groups through the University of Michigan Dearborn. Dr. Amine is a board member on the Child's Hope advocacy program with Child Abuse Prevention Council. She has been a member of the Wayne County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Intervention Coalition Council for over 8 years.

Dr. Amine has been on several radio and TV shows locally and nationally. She has helped with telethons and walkathons, including the Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation and the Domestic Violence Coalitions. Dr. Amine has traveled to over 50 countries throughout the world.

Dr. Hoda Amine is in network with: Aetna, BCBS, BCN, Priority Health, Cigna, HAP, Humana, Magellan, Medicare, United Behavioral Health, Cofinity, Value Options and Total Health Care.

Facility Location: Westland

Certifications/Licensures: Dr. Amine consults with various organizations on mental health and transcultural issues.

Languages Spoken: English, French, and Arabic

Contact Info:
Phone: 734-729-3133

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Hoda Amine, Ph.D., LMSW, CSW

Hoda Amine, Ph.D., LMSW, CSW

Psychologist

Keith Dlugokinski, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Information:
Dr. Dlugokinski graduated with his Ph.D. from the University of Detroit. He received his M.S. from Eastern Michigan University.

Dr. Dlugokinski sees adolescent and adult clients every Monday in Westland.

Dr. Dlugokinski specializes in adolescent mood and behavior problems, and adult psychotherapy.

Dr. Dlugokinski has previously worked at local in-patient psychiatric hospitals.

Dr. Keith is in network with: Aetna, BCBS, BCN, Priority Health, HAP, Magellan, Medicare, Cofinity, Value Options, and Total Health Care.

Facility Location: Westland

Certifications/Licensures: Dr. Dlugokinski is a licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan.

Languages Spoken: Dr. Dlugokinski works with the hearing imparied.

Contact Info:
Phone: 734-729-3133

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Keith Dlugokinski, Ph.D.

Keith Dlugokinski, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Ricky Jentons, LLP

Psychologist

Information:
Ricky graduated with his Bachelor of arts in Social Work and Psychology from Michigan State University and received his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Boston University.

Ricky sees adolescent, adult, and court-mandated individuals in the Livonia office.

He specializes in: couple and family counseling, depression,bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, borderline personality disorder, and adult children from divorce.

Facility Location: Westland

Certifications/Licensures: Ricky is a certified LLP in the state of Michigan.

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Info:
Phone: 734-729-3133

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Ricky Jentons, LLP

Ricky Jentons, LLP

Psychologist

Thomas Shaker, LLP

Psychologist

Information:
Thomas graduated with his B.A. from Michigan State University and received his M.S. from Eastern Michigan University in Clinical Psychology.

Tom sees clients aged 5 years old to geriatric.

Mr. Shaker works on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday in Westland.

Tom specializes in disorders such as: anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, conduct disorder, and pervasive development disorder.

He previously worked at Oakland Psychological Clinics in Milford, and Psych Systems in Wayne County.

Tom believes everyone has potential for continous personal growth and feels isolation cause lack of growth in life problems.

Tom is in network with: Aetna, BCBS, BCN, Priority Health, HAP, Magellan, Cofinity, Value Options, and Total Health Care.

Facility Location: Westland

Certifications/Licensures: Nationally Certified Psychologist PPCB, NAMP. Tom has additional training in the Advance Bereavement Facilatior Existential.

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Info:
Phone: 734-729-3133

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Thomas Shaker, LLP

Thomas Shaker, LLP

Psychologist

Alicia Holtz, LMSW

Social Worker

Information:
Alicia graduated with her MSW from Wayne State University and received with her BSW from Michigan State University.

Alicia sees adult clients.

She works every Monday and Friday at Westland.

She specializes in: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, anger management, and grief or loss issues.

Alicia previously worked as a Psychiatric Social Worker at Oakwood Hospital in the Partial Hospitalization Program.

Alicia is in network with: Aetna, BCBS, BCN, Priority Health, HAP, Magellan, Cofinity, Value Options, and Total Health Care.

Facility Location: Westland

Certifications/Licensures: LMSW

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Info:
Phone: 734-729-3133

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Alicia Holtz, LMSW

Alicia Holtz, LMSW

Social Worker

Edgar Pedraza, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Information:
Dr. Pedraza graduated from the Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine in Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia.

Dr. Pedraza sees adult clients.

Dr. Pedraza specializes in general psychiatry, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.

Dr. Pedraza works the second and third Wednesday of every month in Westland.

Dr. Pedraza is in network with: Aetna, BCBS, BCN, Priority Health, HAP, Magellan, Medicare, Cofinity, Value Options, and Total Health Care.

Facility Location: Westland

Certifications/Licensures: Dr. Pedraza is a certified Physician in the State of Michigan.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Contact Info:
Phone: 734-729-3133

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Edgar Pedraza, M.D.

Edgar Pedraza, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Tae Won Park, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Information:
Dr. Park graduated with his M.D. from Kyungpook Medical School in Korea.

Dr. Park sees adult clients. He works in Westland on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons.

Dr. Park specializes in general psychiatry including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.

Dr. Park is affiliated with Heritage Hospital.

Dr. Park is in network with: Aetna, BCBS, BCN, Priority Health, HAP, Humana, Magellan, Medicare, United Behavioral Health, Cofinity, Value Options, Tri-Care, and Total Health Care.

Facility Location: Westland

Certifications/Licensures: Dr. Park is a certified Physician in the State of Michigan. He completed his residency at the Wayne County Psychiatric Hospital.

Languages Spoken: English, Korean

Contact Info:
Phone: 734-729-3133

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Tae Won Park, M.D.

Tae Won Park, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Keon Chang, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Information:
Dr. Chang graduated from the Catholic Medical College in Seoul, Korea.

Dr. Chang sees adult clients.

Dr. Chang specializes in general psychiatry, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Dr. Chang works Monday-Friday in Westland.

Dr. Chang is affiliated with the Oakwood Hospital Heritage Center.

He served in the Republic of Korea Army as a medical officer.

Dr. Chang is in network with: Aetna, BCBS, BCN, HAP, Magellan, Mediare, Cofinity, Value Options, Tri-Care and Total Health Care.

Facility Location: Westland

Certifications/Licensures: Dr. Chang is a certified Physician in the state of Michigan.

Languages Spoken: English, Korean

Contact Info:
Phone: 734-729-3133

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Keon Chang, M.D.

Keon Chang, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Alicia Shamblin, LMSW, MSW

Social Worker

Information:
Alicia graduated graduated with her Masters degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.

Alicia sees child, teenage, and adult clients Wednesdays in the Westland office.

She specializes in treating people with mood/emotional disorders, such as: depression, bipolar disorder, & anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, stress management and relaxation techniques.

Alicia's preferred approach to therapy is to use cognitive behavioral techniques with holistic mindfulness philosophy. This type of therapy is called Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and is useful for teaching people how to manage: stress, anxiety, depression, mood swings, anger, difficult relationships, and situations that often lead to feeling out of control of your life.

Alicia will use a combination of therapies best suited to each client, such as: cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic psychology, positive psychology, and reality therapy.

Alicia is in network with: Aetna, BCBS, BCN, Priority Health, HAP, Magellan, Medicare, Cofinity, Value Options, and Total Health Care.

Facility Location: Westland

Certifications/Licensures: Alicia is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Info:
Phone: 734-729-3133

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Alicia Shamblin, LMSW, MSW

Alicia Shamblin, LMSW, MSW

Social Worker

Steve Mandell, LLP, MA

Psychologist

Information:
Steve graduated with his Masters in Clinical Psychology from the Center from Humanistic Studies.

Steve sees clients aged: child, teenager, adult, senior. Steve works Monday- Thursday at Westland.

Steve specializes in marital and relationship therapy, along with depression and anxiety.

Steve used to write an advice column in the newspaper! "Ask Steve" can be found in our blog section, www.apexbehavioralhealth.com/blog.

Facility Location: Westland

Certifications/Licensures: Steve is a certified clinical psychologist & relationship/marital counselor.

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Info:
Phone: 734-729-3133

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Steve Mandell, LLP, MA

Steve Mandell, LLP, MA

Psychologist

Joseph Taylor, MA, LPC, PLLC

Psychotherapist

Information:
Joseph Taylor has spent seven years as an L.P.C. and this has resulted in clinical expertise with traumatized adolescents and adults. A focus on adolescents with histories of suicidal ideation and suicidal attempts is a significant part of the ongoing clinical experience. Joseph has worked with DHS and Child Protective Services for three years. Joseph has been working with MDOC Inmates on-site addiction groups and off-site parolees.

Joseph Specializes in: Suicide Risk Assessment, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Clinical Supervision of LLPC's

Joseph sees clients aged: teenager, adult, and senior. Joseph works all day Monday and he is available until 4 pm on Tuesdays.

Facility Location: Westland

He works primarily with At Risk Adolescents and Substance Abuse Therapy (Circuit Court Referrals) since 2012.

Certifications/Licensures: Joseph studied at Spring Arbor University and has received his BA in Biology in 1985, his MA in Organizational Management in 2002, and his MA in Community Counseling in 2006.

Joseph is a member of the American Mental Health Counseling Association and the Michigan Mental Health Counseling Association.

Joseph is very involved in his community. He has helped with the Red Cross Training and Certification for Mass Disaster Mental Health, the American Association of Christian Counselors training in CISM, The Dearborn Chamber of Commerce Volunteer (Previous Chamber Ambassador), and The Connections Church in Canton, MI for Care and Counseling Ministry.

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Info:

Phone: 734-729-3133

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Joseph Taylor, MA, LPC, PLLC

Joseph Taylor, MA, LPC, PLLC

Psychotherapist