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Background and Qualifications



Hello and welcome! I'm Shanty, owner, therapist, and wellness educator. With about 15 years of experience and having helped thousands of clients improve their lives, I am here to help you in reclaiming yours.

While in grad school in the metro Portland, Oregon area, I interned as a domestic violence and crisis counselor and did a lot of work with anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, and PTSD issues.


Back in Michigan, I spent most of my time since 2010 working in substance use and mental health in both residential and outpatient programs, and was even a clinical supervisor for 5 years. As a supervisor, I trained other clinicians and oversaw their clinical work.


In 2022, I made the decision to start a private practice and am enjoying the freedom to see clients on my terms, outside of agency work. It is the most rewarding experience I have had and I look forward to working with you in creating a life you are excited about.


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan certified as a/an:

  • Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)
  • Addictions Certification Supervisor (CCS)
  • Michigan LPC - Licensing Supervisor


With specialty training in:

  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Domestic violence
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Phobias/Fears
  • Military Personnel and Veterans


And I hold the following degrees:

  • MA in Counseling Psychology, Pacific University ('09)
  • BA in Psychology, Aquinas College ('07)
  • AA in Criminal Justice, Lansing Community College ('06)
  • AA in Psychology, Lansing Community College ('04)

Call (517) 221-9522 to Schedule

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