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Meet Our Team

All of our clinicians hold the highest license for their degree and level of training. Murray Center is the elite clinic for psychiatry services, neuropsychological testing, and treatment. We are highly referred to and respected throughout Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan. We take our reputation seriously and select our providers carefully. 
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Dr. Sarah Murray

Dr. Murray is the center’s director and founder of the Murray Center for Behavioral Wellness. She is a fully licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist in the state of Michigan. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. She has extensive experience in conducting evaluations for both children and adults for such issues as dyslexia, AD/HD, learning differences, developmental delays, and emotional/behavioral impairments. She is highly experienced in and provides evaluations for “high stakes” testing such as ACT, SAT, and LSAT. Dr. Murray also specializes in evidenced-based treatment for both children and adults, such as Cognitive-Behavioral and ACT therapy, for a range of issues. Dr. Murray completed her APA-approved internship at a residential facility for children and adolescents in the Chicago area and her postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at a private practice in Georgia. Before beginning her full-time private practice career, she was on the medical staff at Beaumont Children’s Hospital as well as Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Murray has conducted and published research involving psychogenic seizures in children. She has presented at both hospitals and schools on such topics as proven treatment and assessment approaches, anxiety, and school-based accommodations for learning differences and AD/HD. Dr. Murray is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Division for Child and Family Policy and Practice, and the Association of Psychological Science.

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Ben Delaney, PMHNP-BC

Ben is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). He obtained his master’s degree in Nursing Science from Wayne State University, with a specialty focus on psychiatric-mental health. He completed his psychiatric training at numerous outpatient private practices and clinics across metro Detroit. Ben specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, OCD, and AD/HD. Ben accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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Dr. Katy Combs

Dr. Combs is Murray Center’s Clinical Director, overseeing our clinical staff. As a first time patient with the Murray Center, she helps you determine best treatment and/or testing goals and the Murray Center service and treatment provider that is right for you. Dr. Combs is a fully licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan. She obtained her Ph.D. from Wayne State University. Dr. Combs has fifteen years of experience as a school psychologist and has expertise in the area of testing. Dr. Combs completed her internship in an intensive crisis residential center, providing therapy to children and adults, including family therapy. She has experience in the hospital setting completing neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments as well as child and adolescent therapy. Dr. Combs provides both treatment and assessment services at the Murray Center, with special focus in AD/HD, learning disabilities, and anxiety. Dr. Combs is Murray Center’s early childhood specialist, helping parents to increase their children’s positive behaviors and improve the quality of time spent at home as a family. Dr. Combs uses this expertise, consulting with our treatment team regarding Murray Center early childhood patients when necessary. Dr. Combs accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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Dr. Mary Brennan

Dr. Brennan is the Murray Center’s director of clinical training. Dr. Brennan supervises our interns and ensures that our patients are receiving the highest quality of care. She is a fully licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan. Dr. Brennan utilizes her vast experience as a prior school psychologist to serve as Murray Center’s Educational Liaison, attending school conferences and assisting with educational support services when needed. She obtained her Ph.D. from Wayne State University. She currently serves as adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University. She has previously worked as a school psychologist supporting at-risk students within the special education system and also has experience in an in-patient setting for children and adolescents. Dr. Brennan completed her internship at a counseling center in Farmington, Michigan providing therapy to children and adults, including family and couples treatment. In addition to her treatment expertise, she has a wide range of evaluation experience in the areas of dyslexia and AD/HD. Dr. Brennan provides both treatment and assessment services at the Murray Center. She specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety and focuses her evaluation services in the areas of AD/HD and dyslexia. Dr. Brennan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Katie Ellstrom, PMHNP-BC

 Katie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health  Nurse Practitioner. She received her Doctor of  Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Michigan State  University with a concentration in psychiatric care.  Throughout her career and training, Katie has treated  patients in a variety of settings throughout the metro  Detroit area. She prides herself in taking a patient-  centered, collaborative approach and enjoys treating  patients of all ages. Katie accepts Blue Cross Blue  Shield. 

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Dr. Lauren Myers

Dr. Myers is a fully licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan. She serves as our intake coordinator, assisting Dr. Combs in meeting with you as a new patient to determine the service and provider that is right for you. Dr. Myers works hard to ensure that you feel comfortable and informed during your first visit with us. She obtained her Psy.D. from the University of Indianapolis and a certificate in neuropsychology from Ball State University. Dr. Myers completed her internship at Jane Pauley Community Health Centers in Anderson, Indiana providing therapy and evaluation services to children and adults. She has experience providing therapy services in a medical setting as well as completing neuropsychological and diagnostic assessments. She also has experience completing psychoeducational assessments and therapy services in the school system. Dr. Myers provides both therapy and assessment services at the Murray Center for a wide range of issues. Dr. Myers accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Dr. Maggie Korn

Dr. Korn serves as the Murray Center's Director of Patient Outcomes. Dr. Korn carefully selects the providers that are right for you and your needs. She also tracks improvements in your care and periodically checks in with our patients to make sure treatment is successfully and satisfactory. Dr. Korn's treating specialities at the Murray Center include assessment and parent coaching. Dr. Korn is a fully licensed psychologist in Michigan. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist. Dr. Korn earned her Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. During her graduate studies, she worked as a disability services student counselor and helped college students access reasonable accommodations while supporting their academic success. Dr. Korn completed her internship at a public school in New York and has worked as a school psychologist in Rhode Island for several years. She has extensive experience conducting neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations for children, adolescents, and college-aged students. Dr. Korn is one of our neuropsychologists and provides parent training and executive functioning therapy services at the Murray Center. Dr. Korn accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

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Dr. Cassidy Slade

Dr. Slade is fully licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan. She obtained her Psy.D. from the Michigan School of Psychology and has experience working with adolescents, teens, and adults in various levels of psychiatric care. Taking an interpersonal approach, Dr. Slade believes that one of the most important avenues for positive change is through a positive therapeutic relationship. Dr. Slade’s clinical experience is diverse. She completed her doctoral internship at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, located in Naperville, Illinois, where she worked with adolescents and teens at the inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care. Through her work with Linden Oaks, she provided crisis intervention, ran Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups, communicated with schools to ensure a seamless transition back to school and completed family sessions to ensure a safe and supportive transition to home. Dr. Slade’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, coping with past trauma, grief/loss, interpersonal concerns, and life transitions. Dr. Slade is excited to help you navigate life’s challenges in a compassionate and collaborative way. Dr. Slade accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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Jaylen Gavie, LLP

Jaylen completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology at Wayne State University. Jaylen received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University with a major in psychology and a minor in health promotion. Jaylen has over 6 years of working with children, adolescents, and their families in various settings among those providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) with children who have autism. Jaylen completed her clinical internships at Wayne State University’s Mental Health and Wellness Clinic and Children’s Hospital of Michigan providing therapeutic services to children and their families both through telehealth and in-person. Jaylen is extremely passionate about early intervention and exploration of emotions, as well as taking a person-center, humanitarian approach to help families using evidenced-based care. Jaylen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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Robert Sheehan, LLP

Robert is an LLP* who completed his master’s degree at Wayne State University’s Counseling Psychology program. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Michigan State University, and worked as a behavioral technician at Havenwyck Hospital for the last 3 years. Robert works well with adolescents, particularly those struggling with depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. Robert is involved in suicide research at Wayne State, and works primarily from an existential and ACT perspective when providing counseling services. Robert accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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Nicole Rea, PMHNP-BC

Nicole is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She completed her nursing degree in 2010, then pursued advanced education, earning her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in psychiatric mental health nursing from Spring Arbor University. Throughout her career and training, Nicole has gained clinical experience in various psychiatric settings including inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient clinics, and community mental health centers. Nicole prioritizes building trusting therapeutic relationships with her patients and collaboratively making decisions that best meet your unique goals and needs. Nicole maintains active memberships in professional organizations such as the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) and regularly participates in continuing education opportunities in evidenced-based developments in psychiatric care. Nicole accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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Irene Kiefer, B.B.A.

Irene serves as the Murray Center's Head Tutor. Irene earned her Business Degree from the University of Michigan, and worked in Automotive Marketing and Advertising for over twenty years. Irene always had a passion for education and wanted to work with children in a capacity that would be meaningful, purposeful and rewarding. She received her Montessori Certificate in 2008 and has enjoyed teaching ever since. As a Montessori Preschool Teacher, she taught 3-6 year olds in all subjects, but she especially loved teaching letter sounds, reading and handwriting. She had a student who struggled to learn letter sounds and therefore wasn’t able to read. Irene did some research, and came across the Orton-Gillingham method of learning. She did the training and became certified in 2019. She has been tutoring ever since and has been at Murray Center for nearly three years. She enjoys fostering trusting relationships with her students, building their confidence and celebrating their progress and achievements.

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Amy Orlando, B.A.

Amy Orlando is the Murray Center Director of Marketing and Development. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Elementary Education and spent nine years as a classroom teacher before transitioning to her role as a full-time mom. Throughout her time at home, Amy remained deeply involved in her school community, contributing her time as event planner and marketer for various groups and committees. Now, as the Director of Marketing and Development, Amy is thrilled to expand the Murray Center message and impact, providing new opportunities and resources to enrich the lives of our families. 

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Kim Whelan

Kim Whelan is the Murray Center director of finances. Kim has a diverse background in office administration and management. As a long-time employee of Beaumont Hospital, Kim has extensive experience in billing, scheduling, and customer relations. Kim will help you to understand and assist with your insurance questions. Kim prides herself on being transparent with our patients about their insurance, our costs, and our payment procedures. She will help you with any questions you have and enjoys getting to know all of our patients!

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