Sally K. Palaian, Ph.D.
I’m Dr. Sally Palaian; a licensed clinical psychologist and the author of Spent: Break the
Buying Obsession and Discover Your True Worth.
Drawing from my personal experience growing up in a financially dysfunctional home, I’ve
developed many practical and psychological tools. I love to inspire others – both individuals
and couples to turn dreams into reality by making necessary lifestyle and financial
I’ve been in practice for over 20 years doing individual, couples and group therapy.
Through the years I have worked with every type of addiction: food, alcohol & drugs, sex,
gambling and compulsive spending addictions. I love helping people learn to live your own
life and lifestyle, not someone else’s. I also help you to untangle yourselves within
relationships, jobs, and lives that are no longer working.
In addition, I am certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, which I have found to be very
effective in working through problems that couples and families have. We can’t save all
relationships, but I know that Imago does save many of them. I love helping couples identify
the underlying problems in their relationships.
I love helping people to change—to discover who you are inside and stretch to fulfill more of your potential. Life is short, don
t wait too long to get help for yourself. You don’t need to go the journey alone. Most of my clients have a lot of information from
self help books but don’t always know how to implement changes. Whether you are seeking money counseling, marriage
counseling or psychotherapy, remember that you are worth taking the next step for yourself and following through on your
interest in self improvement.
Therapy isn’t what you see on television. Meaningful change doesn’t come magically. Sometimes it seems to take forever,
and sometimes change is more sudden. Sometimes it’s hard work, and sometimes it is way easier than you thought. But,
psychological change is possible.
Ph.D. Union Institute
Psy.S. Center for Humanistic Studies
M.A. St. Mary’s College
B.A. University of Michigan
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
Certified Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner
Certified EMDR, Level 1
Michigan Association of Professional Psychologists
International Association for Imago Relationship Therapy
Imago Relationship Therapy Association of Michigan
Michigan Women’s Psychologists
Association for Holotropic Breathwork International
Michigan Interprofessional Association
My practice is built on referrals and I welcome them from both my current clients and from visitors to my website. Please
contact me at (248)645-5960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.