A Typical Start other known as Social Care Administrators, begin providing public health and wellness services in 2012, with the main focus of addressing the psycho-social needs of children and families in the Wayne County area.

Our work speaks for itself, over the years we have provided services and consultation such as: 

  • Mental Health Consultation for Schools

  • Social-Emotional Developmental Screenings

  • Diagnostic Testing for Autism, ADHD, and Personality Assessments

  • Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Behavioral Interventions

  • Case Management

  • Stress and Depression

  • Abuse and Violence

  • PIC​A

"We are all about success!" 



Psychological Assessments


If you need a licensed professional to conduct a psychological evaluation for:

  • Autism

  • Personality Assessment

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder

  • Global Assessment of Functioning

Call us at 734-796-7600

*Fees for testing and report start at $300+ 



Psychotherapy involves a range of treatments to address mental distress that may be impeding on a person's daily living and functioning. The therapy is normally 1:1 or in a group, a licensed and trained mental health professional renders the therapy. We diagnose and treat most conditions such as autism, ADHD, oppositional defiance disorder, depression, PTSD, etc 

* Fees normally range from $75+



Our services are unique because we not only provide therapeutic interventions but we also work to empower others to sustain themselves after our services are terminated. We offer consultation to:

  • School-Districts

  • Parent-Child Coaching

  • Social-Emotional Development 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Behavioral Service Delivery 

  • Non-Responsive to Therapy Behavior

  • PICA 



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Robin Kiss, LMSW

Tammy McCrory MA TLLP

Racheal Petrak MPH

Robin Kiss, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of clinical and case management experience providing treatment to children and families, throughout the Wayne County area for various conditions. 







Specialties Include: 

Attention Deficit Disorder

Opposition Defiance Disorder

Maternal-Infant Health 

Social-Emotional Development

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Adolescences Stress and Depression

Tammy McCrory, Behaviorist and Clinical Psychologist is the founder of A Typical Start, the very first services provided addressed infant mortality and morbidity in the Wayne County area. Later Tammy served as the Interim Director of Maternal and Infant Health at the Detroit Health Department. Collectively she has over 10 years of case management experience, a wealth of behavioral principles knowledge and dedication to excellent treatment delivery. 

Specialties include:

Diagnostic Testing 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment

Social-Emotional Development

PICA treatment

Maternal-Infant Health 

Mental Health Consultant for Schools

Rachael Petrak is a professor at the University of Michigan, she currently teachers statistics. Rachael has over 15 years of Autism and related conditions experience. Rachael has worked in many different capacities as it relates to autism including research and consultation. Rachael has a Masters in Public Health and completed all coursework for a Behavioral Health Doctor degree. ​



Specialties Include:

Behavioral Consultation 


Research Design/Evaluation 


Public and Behavioral Health 

*Please note that at the present moment we do accept private insurance only case payments. Our services are affordable to all who seeks quality care. We anticipate accepting insurance by February of 2020. 


38099 Schoolcraft

Livonia, MI 48150 



Tel: 734-796-7600