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Colette Spaulding, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

Sometimes it’s hard to reach out for help when life gets difficult. I’m so glad you did, and I hope I can play a role in supporting and encouraging you. I’d like to help you learn and use strategies to address your concerns and problems, and to achieve satisfaction, fulfillment, and peace of mind.

The question I begin with is not “What is wrong with you?” but rather, “What has happened to you?” I want to establish a safe, nonjudgmental and compassionate space for my clients to share their personal stories and experiences. We will collaborate to weave together elements of patterns, strengths, and coping skills to increase self-awareness, improve relationships, and promote healing and growth.

Maybe you are struggling with anxiety or depression, or experiencing the effects of past or current trauma or abuse. Perhaps you are adjusting to an important life event such as the loss of a loved one or a significant relationship, a career change, a health issue. Maybe you are having difficulties in a significant relationship. I hope to be instrumental in your engagement in the dynamic process of creating positive change. I offer compassion and flexibility, knowledge and experience. I think humor, as well, is so important! It is a way to acknowledge that, although life can be painful, there is also joy to be found.

I have worked in the mental health field for 14 years. I am experienced and trained in evidence-based therapeutic modalities: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have worked with survivors of abuse, domestic violence, and trauma. I have worked with individuals with mood disorders, OCD, anxiety and depression, co-occurring disorders, and anger issues. I approach each client as a whole person, not just a set of diagnoses, and we work as a team, to match interventions with your particular needs.

I believe I have the skills and experience, and most importantly, the desire, to help you. Thank you for reaching out!

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

MI LMSW 6​8​0​1​0​9​0​7​2​3


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Colette Spaulding. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

For me, this was the best pairing possible. She is very understanding and has a lot of patience with your needs and going through a lot from anxiety and trauma and managing all that comes with it afterward. She has helped me a lot with mourning, and PTSD and my life has greatly improved knowing how to deal with anxiety and specific triggers that made certain social interactions very difficult for me. I 100% recommend Colette.

Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Colette for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

It was such a pleasure to work with Colette Spaulding. She is a really good listener, and more important she understands and supports you, with no judgment. Loved every session we had!

Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Colette for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Colette is very special. We clicked instantly and she is so warm and kind and such a good listener. She made me feel heard and understood. She has made me feel that this journey that I have started will get me to a better place.

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Colette for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Very helpful and supportive in every session

Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Colette for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Colette is very easy to talk to, tries to best understand the situation by asking good questions and responds with compassion.

Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Colette for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Only therapist I feel comfortable with and I went through a BUNCH

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Colette for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem