James F Zender, PhD, Psychologist in Mount Clemens
My Clinical Psychology private practice allows for maximum individual attention and confidentiality. Since 1988, I have specialized in treating trauma conditions resulting from war, auto, workplace, violence and residuals of childhood abuse. Related conditions include depression, anxiety, physical pain, relationship difficulties, addictions and cognitive disorders. As a result of auto and occupational injuries, many patients/clients suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries; and they can greatly benefit from my individual and group psychotherapy. I am a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist so some of my work involves cases in litigation including evaluations, testimony and expert witness services.
Individuals with PTSD and TBIs are often confused. They feel overwhelmed, helpless and stigmatized. Friends and family often do not understand their difficulties which causes painful isolation. It is essential to connect with professionals who understand their conditions and needs, and who can provide the appropriate treatment to speed recovery.
Prior to private practice, I worked as a Clinical Psychologist at Providence Hospital and Ypsilanti Regional Psychiatric Hospital. I was the founding director of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Psychological Trauma at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center where I also served as Instructor in Psychiatry.
Call or Email James F Zender for a free phone consultation now - (586) 804-5724


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Detroit Mercy Ph.D.
  • Year Graduated: 1986
  • License No. and State: 6301005360 Michigan


  • Avg Cost (per session): $230 - $300
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa, Wire

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Auto
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Expert witness
  • Human Resource/Corporate Self Funded
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Trust Guardianship
  • Workers Comp
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Antioch University/M.A.
  • Year graduated: 1979
  • Degree: Antioch College/B.A.
  • Year graduated: 1977

James F Zender's Groups

Traumatic Brain Injury

Group addresses concerns of patients struggling with traumatic brain injuries.

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Auto Accident Recovery

My auto accident recovery group meets three days a week for one hour. Issues include coping with posttraumatic stress disorder, physical pain, depression, loss of preinjury lifestyle and family adjustment. The group is open ended and new members join as needed.

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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Depression


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Victims of Auto Accidents

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gestalt
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017
James F Zender, PhD, Psychologist in Mount Clemens

James F Zender

Psychologist, PhD