Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW

Founding Director

Founding Director, psychotherapist, coach and author Joe Kort,  Ph.D., LMSW ( has been in practice since 1985. Dr. Kort graduated from Michigan State University with dual majors in psychology and social work. At Wayne State University, he earned his master’s degree in social work (MSW), then a master’s (MA) in psychology. He received a doctorate (Ph.D.) in clinical sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. He is an adjunct professor at Wayne State University’s School of Social Work. He is also a published author and recognized national speaker.  Dr. Kort is in the process of becoming a certified transgender therapist through the World Professional Association for Transgender Health ( WPATH is the standard of care for transgender medical and mental healthcare. 

Dr. Kort has successfully worked with many individuals and couples to improve their lives and relationships utilizing varying therapy modalities as needed or as desired by the client. He is certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, which is a specific program involving communication exercises designed for couples to enhance their relationship and for singles to learn relationship skills. It is based on the books, Getting The Love You Want and Keeping The Love You Find, by Dr. Harville Hendrix.

He is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which is a rapid, safe and effective treatment that does not involve the use of drugs or hypnosis.  Patients who have suffered for years from anxiety or distressing memories, nightmares, insomnia, abuse or other traumatic events have found relief through EMDR.  Dr Kort is currently the only CRSH therapist offering this treatment.  Historically fewer therapy sessions are required but, currently, insurance is not accepted for this treatment.

Dr. Kort is also Board Certified Sexologist specializing in sexual health therapy, including dysfunctions, out-of-control sexual behavior and sexual identity issues.    

Individual & couples counseling, workshops, long distance coaching, and intensives are offered by Dr. Kort. 

Dr. Kort’s credentials also include:

  • Teaching Faculty at University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program   
  • Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
  • Board Certified Sexologist
  • Member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
  • Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Certified AASECT and Member of American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • Member of EMDRIA Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training

Dr. Kort maintains his own website as well at 

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  • Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders & Co-dependence
  • Self-esteem, self-value, appreciation & adjustment issues
  • Individual & Couples/Marriage Counseling
  • Imago Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Grief and loss
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Communications problems
  • Out-of-control sexual behavior (OCSB)
  • Women’s Sexual Health
    • Low sexual desire
    • Painful intercourse and vaginismus
    • Performance anxiety
  • Trauma & abuse recovery
    • Men’s Sexual Health
    • Low sexual desire
    • Erectile disorders
    • Premature & Delayed Ejaculation
  • LGBT 


Transgender, Intersex & Gender Identity
Suicidal Ideation
Experience Bullying and/or Oppression
Peer Relationship
Family Conflict
Academic Underachievement
Bipolar Disorder
Relationship Issue
Call (248) 399-7447 or contact us here for an appointment with this therapist

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