Dr. Adamo received his Bachelor's of Science degree from Michigan State University and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training in Psychiatry was completed at Henry Ford Hospital where he was Chief Resident. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been honored by his peers by being an Hour Magazine "Top Doc" on more than one occasion.
Dr. Adamo has a longstanding interest in the psychopharmacology of brain illness, particularly mood and psychotic disorders. He has a longstanding interest in the interface between the mind and the body and how traditional medical illnesses affect the mind. He also has been trained in cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy.
PA Bettens earned her Bachelor's and Master's of Arts at Wayne State University, and she completed her PA training at the University of Tennessee in December 2016. She is certified by the NCCPA, and has earned her specialty certificate in Psychiatry awarded by the NCCPA recognizing her advanced experience and knowledge in the field. PA Bettens has been with PSGP since May 2018 and has a passion for working in the mental health field.
PA Bettens has a particular interest in women's mental health needs and the gut-brain connection.
PA Cooney is a board-certified Physician Assistant, specializing in providing psychiatric care to adults. Completing his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Wayne State University, he continued his education at Mississippi College where he completed his PA training and received his Master’s of Science in Medicine. Priding himself on a collaborative and compassionate, yet professional rapport with his patients, PA Cooney practices medicine with an evidence-based approach, tailoring his treatment to each individual’s unique needs. His interests include the neuropsychiatric benefits of physical exercise, treatment of refractory mood and anxiety disorders, and keeping up to date with the newest approaches in Psychopharmacology.
PA Dignan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Michigan in 2007. Years later, he returned to school and completed his Master's of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Wayne State University in 2020. Having worked with the team during his training at Wayne State University, PA Dignan formally joined the team at PSGP in September 2020. He maintains an interest in substance use disorders, and in particular, alcohol use disorder.
PA Bickett is a board certified Physician Assistant specialized in providing adult psychiatric care. As a student athlete at The University of Dayton, PA Bickett earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science-Exercise Physiology while playing Division 1 football. Following his time at The University of Dayton, he graduated with a Master's degree from the Wayne State University PA program. Completing additional training in the acute care psychiatric hospital setting as both a PA student and a PA, he developed a passion for neuroscience and psychopharmacology. PA Bickett treats all areas of psychiatric medicine but has developed a particular interest in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder as well as ADHD.
Melissa is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in the mental health and substance use disorder fields for over 24 years. She has been a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, has a Board Certification in Clinical Social Work and is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Melissa earned her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work from Wayne State University graduating in 1998. During the course of her career, she has worked with adult clients with diverse needs including mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, anger issues, grief and loss, coping with aging, and individuals/families struggling with substance use disorders. As a former nurse, Melissa works together with her clients to develop a “goal centered, holistic approach to treatment considering all the needs of the individual to help create a cohesive whole.
As a graduate of the Indiana State University's Doctoral Practitioner Program (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology in 1990, Dr. Papazian has provided many different forms of psychological interventions, treatments, and services to adults (at every life developmental phase) experiencing the broad range of mental illnesses, life traumas, and life adjustments. Such include PTSD, OCD, GAD, Social Anxiety, Panic, Agoraphobia, Health/Illness Anxiety, Phobias, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Eating Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Addictions (especially alcohol and sexual), Adult ADHD, and Dissociative Disorders. While Dr. Papazian recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies from the Moody Bible Institute, he has extensive experience working as a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist using a humanistic perspective or within a patient's faith perspective if requested.