The staff at Kenneth M. Adams and Associates brings years of psychotherapy experience to the treatment program. In addition to the specialty focus on sexual addiction, the staff has treated partners of sex addicts, adult children of alcoholics, sexual abuse survivors, domestic violence victims and offenders, chemical dependency, compulsive gambling and spending, eating disorders, financial disorders, health care professionals, clergy, and multi-addiction disorders. They have worked with children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults.
This rich experience makes the staff at Kenneth M. Adams and Associates uniquely qualified. They maintain certified clinical skill levels by participating in national conferences and ongoing training on trauma-based intimacy and addictive disorders.
Kenneth Adams, Ph.D., CSAT
Kenneth M. Adams, Ph.D., CSAT, is a licensed psychologist and the clinical director and founder of Kenneth M. Adams and Associates in suburban Detroit, Michigan. As previous Clinical Director for the Life Healing Center in Sante Fe, New Mexico, a residential treatment center for trauma and addiction he created the first inpatient program exclusively for partners of sex addicts. In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice, Dr. Adams is a national lecturer, workshop leader, and consultant in the areas of child abuse, dysfunctional family systems, and sex addiction. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and Silently Seduced and When He’s Married to Mom as well as co-editor of Clinical Management of Sex Addiction. In 2011, Dr. Adams received the “Carnes Award” for “outstanding work in the field of sexual addiction and compulsivity. Learn More...
Phyllis M. Boniface, MD
Dr. Boniface holds degrees in Biochemistry and English Literature in addition to her M.D. earned at the University of Cincinnati Medical School, and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has practiced adult neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology since 1988, and founded a four-physician group, Psychiatry Specialists of Ann Arbor.
Dr. Boniface meets with our clients regularly, performing assessments and medications reviews to address their pharmacological needs.
Judy L. Atkins, PsyD, CSAT, CAADC
Dr. Atkins is a clinical psychologist with 27 years’ experience in the field of addiction. She began her career at Brighton Hospital in 1986 as a therapist in the inpatient and outpatient departments, where she developed the Aftercare Specialist position for the facility. She joined Dr. Adams’ practice in 2006 and specializes in the treatment of sex addiction, codependency, chemical dependency, and trauma resolution. She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for the treatment of unresolved trauma.
Dr. Atkins maintains a private practice in Howell while continuing her affiliation with Kenneth M. Adams and Associates in Royal Oak as a trauma specialist.
John Becker, LMFT, CAAC, CSAT
John began his career as a live-in counselor to co-occurring, at-risk youth, and earned his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in the spring of 2006. He spent three years as a Residential Therapist in an adult detox and residential co-occurring program, during which he received his Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor certification.
In the 2008 John began private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the impact of addiction on the marriage/partner relationship as well as the family system. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor, and Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. His passion as a marriage therapist is to guide marriage partners to a place of restorative love, believing that “restoration is possible, recovery is possible - there is hope.”
Richard Boggs, MA, LPC, NCC, CSAT
Rich is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist, having received advanced training in the treatment of trauma and sexual trauma, as well as sexual compulsivity with adolescents. He is a National Board Certified Counselor, which signifies his commitment to continuing education in the field of Professional Counseling. An active member of professional counseling and addiction organizations, Rich is a frequent conference presenter and guest speaker. He truly has a passion for the field, for his patients and for the journey of recovery.
Randy Hermann MA, LPC
Randy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Specialist who has been helping individuals with problematic sexual issues since 2008. His passion and expertise in this area have helped many discover the path to healthy sexuality, and to experience life and relationships in new ways, where fear, shame and isolation are no longer roadblocks to true intimacy. Through supportive, caring, and confidential therapy, Randy can help you find the freedom to become the person you truly desire to be.
Dennis Kaszeta, LMSW, CSAT
Dennis is a highly skilled therapist in the area of sexual addiction treatment with over 30 years’ clinical, administrative and program writing experience. He specializes in evaluation and individual treatment, and has been instrumental in the design and implementation of a Recovery Start Group that aids in developing and maintaining recovery from sexual addiction. Dennis also leads a Recovery Zone Group that provides growing awareness of family-of-origin issues, which leads to later participation in the Trauma Resolution Group he facilitates.
Dennis believes the addict population needs to address not only sexual sobriety but also the concomitant issues of trauma often accompanying addiction.
Hope Ray, MA, LPC, CSAT
Hope Ray is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) specializing in treatment for problematic sexual behavior and the painful betrayal that can result. Working alongside Dr. Ken Adams, Hope helped design Michigan's first comprehensive treatment program for partners of sex addicts. This dynamic educational and therapeutic track applies her concept of Complex Partner Trauma as the framework for empowering partners on a trajectory of healing.
Babara Johnson, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Barbara has enjoyed a wonderful reputation for over 25 years as she has worked to reconcile her clients with the important people in their lives, as well as with themselves. She works at a deep level, seeking to change the false beliefs that many hold about themselves, others, and the world, so that they can enjoy a good sense of self-esteem and rewarding relationships. She understands complex partner trauma and, as a certified CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist), has had extensive training and can help the shattered spouse as well as the sex addict to recover from the aftermath of discovery and the ongoing challenges of sex addiction.
Michael Washburn, MM, MA, LLPC, CSAT
Michael began his career in private practice and understands that in life we at times find ourselves, or our loved ones, feeling stuck, confused, or even more disheartening-without hope! Holding dual Master’s Degrees, from Siena Heights University and Kentucky Christian University, Michael uses a variety of counseling methods to reach each client/patient where they are and help them develop personal strategies for healing and hope.
Clinically, Michael takes both a person-centered approach and systems approach to therapy, placing value on understanding the individuals’ needs and goals for treatment. Prepare & Enrich certified, TJTA certified, Gottman trained and as a CSAT certified therapist he uses a medical model through IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals) when dealing with addictive behavior.
Michael approaches each individual as unique and his treatment approach is tailored to the specific needs of his client. Through a collaborative, therapeutic relationship, improving your quality of life, from YOUR perspective, is his goal.
Mary E. King, MA, LLP, CSAT, CMAT
The focus of Mary King’s practice is building healthy relationships, trauma resolution and achieving healthy sexuality. As a Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP), Certified in Marriage and Family Therapy, she works with individuals, couples, and groups as well as workshops, intensives and lectures. Her areas of specialty include codependency, assessment and treatment of sex and love addiction, healing and growth for those suffering from Complex Partner Trauma (CPT), and the related issues of grief and loss, healthy sexuality, and spirituality. In her work within a psychiatric hospital and both private and non-profit practices Mary uses integrative methods that best suit the individual or couple. She is certified as a PIT (Post Induction Therapy) trained therapist, a CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) and CMAT (Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist). Additional training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy enables Mary to help her clients to work toward transforming a chaotic life into one of hope and healing.
Ms. Kinsey joined Kenneth M. Adams and Associates in late 2011, bringing many years’ experience in the for-profit corporate world, as well as the not-for-profit, health-care arena. She has been a voice-over talent for Detroit-area advertising firms, and more recently the executive secretary in the office of governance and the CEO for a hospice organization. Her day-to-day duties include answering our phone and responding to the myriad email and phone requests for Dr. Adams’ service and expertise he receives. Contact her with your general inquiries about Kenneth M. Adams and Associates, or if you have questions for Dr. Adams - she’ll see to it that you receive a prompt response.
Don Robinson passed away unexpectedly on September 19, 2009. He was a dedicated and competent therapist and was an associate here for over 10 years. He was a thoughtful, compassionate and considerate person and is missed by clients and staff alike. We found his presence to be a constant source of support and inspiration. He is greatly missed as a friend and colleague.
It should be noted that Don was one of only a few African American therapists working with Sex Addiction and Trauma in our nation. He was an important voice around these issues specific to this population.