I work best with young adults (17-24) and adults (25+) who struggle with addictions, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. While I see many clients individually, I work with couples who have communications breakdowns, struggle with the aftermath of extramarital affairs, have difficulty with their teenagers, or chronically argue. I am committed to helping people who have endured trauma, especially childhood sexual trauma. To help people develop healthy self esteem,and loving relationships I use a humanistic approach that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR within a confidential, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship.
Shame is at the core of many emotional and behavioral difficulties, such as addictions, depression, violence in general and domestic violence in particular. Exploring, understanding, and detoxifying unhealthy shame is the heart of my work. As a humanistic psychologist, I also help people incorporate personal responsibility and choice into their lives.
I have found EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing helpful with reducing the emotional effects of trauma (PTSD), quieting the recovering user's triggers to drink and/or use drugs, and in reducing the emotional distress of depression and anxiety.
Call or Email Joseph A Damiani for a free phone consultation now - (734) 720-0920


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Union Institute and University
  • Year Graduated: 1992
  • License No. and State: 6301008792 Michigan


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Corphealth
  • Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Humana
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Managed Health Network
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United
  • ValueOptions
  • Various EAPs
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Joseph A Damiani's Groups

Sustained Recovery Support Group

The main purpose of the group is to understand and remedy the psychological and social forces that undermine a persons commitment to sustained recovery.

More about this group


  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Peer Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015
Joseph A Damiani, MSW, PhD, Psychologist in Livonia

Joseph A Damiani

Psychologist, MSW, PhD