DeWan McPherson

(MA, LPC)
Therapist DeWan McPherson Photo

About Me

Thank you for taking the time to read my Bio. I have been a practicing therapist for over 9 years. I received my master’s from Central Michigan University and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I use an eclectic approach, which means that I tailor my approach to each individual client to make sure I always meet each person where they are. My non-judgmental style helps clients reach goals, while feeling empowered and capable to continuing to utilize skills learned during therapy long after counseling is done. I encourage all individuals to set the pace of counseling, determine what their goals are and change them as they see fit. I look forward to supporting and empower you along your journey towards your goals.
At this time, I provide services for, individuals, adolescent's, and LGBTQIA, to help them work through life issues that may have hindered their quality of life.
Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from you!.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401017031 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by O.U. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with DeWan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Very friendly and helpful, Dr McPherson helped me through a very tough time. Highly recommend them.

Written by N.O. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with DeWan for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Dr. McPherson is great. She has helped me navigate the hardest year in my life.

Written by C.H. on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with DeWan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

DeWan McPherson is the only counselor that I have stuck with after seeing 5 or so others. She’s a great listener, offers practical advice suites to my needs, she listens, and understands my perspective and needs. She’s also very direct, and has pushed me in so many ways to improve my life and self. Very grateful to have her as my counselor.

Written by T.I. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with DeWan for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

She is a great listener who offers reasonable feedback. She is relatable and reliable. I have had success at looking at another perspective and challenging myself to improve my outlook.

Written by E.L. on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with DeWan for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

DeWan has helped me tremendously. She is very down to earth and relatable. My anxiety and issues with all types of relationships has been a problem for years but DeWan has helped me see things differently. I’m so appreciative that I was linked up with her. She is the truth!

Written by N.E. on Jun 26, 2021 after therapy with DeWan for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

DeWan is a great listener. She allows me to vent and then gently guides me to the next steps. I appreciate her expertise and the way she guides my sessions with her.

Written by B.R. on Apr 25, 2021 after therapy with DeWan for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

DeWan has been a great therapist for me and has helped me through my struggles with anxiety. I feel comfortable with her and would absolutely recommend her to others in need of therapy.

Written by K.A. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with DeWan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

DeWan listens well, respects always, and encourages me in the right directions. She’s an amazing woman who takes a different approach on therapy that truly makes you feel welcome and secure.

Written by F.A. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with DeWan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

DeWan is absolutely amazing! She made me feel so comfortable right away and really helped me to open up about how I was feeling. I truly appreciate everything she's said and it's really helped me to get back into a more positive mindset and get back onto my feet again.

Written by E.L. on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with DeWan for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

My experience working with DeWan was amazing! She made me feel safe and heard from the very beginning. She is a great listener and made me feel like I could be myself through our conversations. She also asked really good questions that allowed me to look at my situation from a different perspective. Working with her helped me get through a difficult period in my life and I feel more prepared to cope with other things that may appear on my way.

Written by S.U. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with DeWan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

DeWan is open and doesn’t judge. A good listener and I feel safe opening up with her.

Written by O.J. on Dec 27, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Wonderful, effective therapist

Written by M.O. on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I truly believe Dewan saved my life. She is patient, she is non judgmental and kind. She asks exceptionally in tune questions that made me stop and really made me think, at times for half a day or an entire day prior to answering. I was stuck in an emotionally destructive and mentally abusive relationship. I was depressed from both that and my business tanking due to COVID. I was anxious, I was crying all the time and i could not bring myself to work...much less talk to or hang out with friends. I constantly felt like people were judging me and it hurt. I felt like an open nerve exposed to the world. I had worked with a therapist previously that became frustrated with me. I felt stuck and strongly emotionally tied to a terrible relationship that I knew was not right or good for me. I felt stuck in life. Dewan was nothing like the previous therapist. She listened, she was so calm and helped me tackle anxiety and replied to my urgent requests quickly no matter how crazy they seemed. There were times I was really scared and she talked to me like a friend and even laughed with me at times when I would be a silly dork. Over six months she helped me unfold what was happening, my feelings, helped me establish solid boundaries in a relentless and what felt like an insanely hopeless situation- she helped me find my way out. Without divulging how bad things were or how bad they felt I can honestly say that this woman saved my life and helped to save my future. I am still working with her but am out of of the damaging relationship without regrets, I'm working again and can focus, I'm productive, and Im genuinely feeling happy again...daily. She helped me balance and place things, people and their opinions into perspective. She's absolutely outstanding at what she does. Anyone would be lucky to work with her.

Written by J.A. on Nov 14, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

She is amazingly amazing. She is a great listener. DeWan is really good at putting me at ease before a session. Her approach is very friendly. She has helped me tremendously. She's an awesome person!

Written by L.I. on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd

DeWan hears me out, with patience because I have a lot to say. She gives me great advice and is super relatable. I’m thankful that I can reach out and get a thoughtful response.

Written by K.A. on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Such an amazing woman!!

Written by K.A. on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

I find DeWan very helpful. The best counselor ivd had

Written by P.A. on Jul 01, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She brings me up when I feel down. She makes me laugh so much. She looks at the positive things.
She talks to me about what really is bothering me which really helps. She might be tired of hearing the same issues but talks about what is on my mind most times. Also knows. But then helps me to see the future by suggestions for upcoming events or things to look forward to.

Written by G.A. on May 28, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

DeWan has helped me find me. I lost myself for a while and although I’m not back the way I was, that is a good thing. I want to be stronger and more selfish because I’ve always put everyone else first, so it’s time to do that for me. DeWan has helped me realize I deserve more and that I have valid feelings. She’s wonderful. I’m happy I was matched with her because I’ve seen growth in myself emotionally and mentally that I didn’t think I’d reach. Thank you DeWan. You’re stuck with me for a while!

Written by J.U. on Mar 29, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very sweet and such a great listener. I truly appreciate her wisdom and ability to help me think differently. She gets to the bottom of my issues and offers practical solutions. She is truly appreciated.

Written by M.I. on Mar 27, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

She is kind, compassionate and goes above and beyond. Her strategies work and she’s helped me to build confidence in the time we have worked together. She’s great at helping me to unlock my own ability to heal. She’s excellent.

Written by A.L. on Mar 09, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

DeWan is a great listener and has really great practical advice. She's very flexible with her schedule. She has given me some great tools to use to help me in my life. Highly recommend!

Written by L.E. on Mar 01, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is fantastic and truly has helped me!

Written by A.U. on Feb 29, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 1 week on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd

DeWan helped me immensely. She is a great listener. Five stars!

Written by B.L. on Feb 23, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

It hasn’t been that long but DeWan is already helping me so much. She has such a unique approach and really listens and has great strategies for combatting my problems. Highly recommend!

Written by C.O. on Feb 14, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is absolutely amazing. She's very smart, she knows what she's doing. She has a lot of good advice and she is a great listener. I have asperger's and talking about things is difficult for me but I never feel awkward or unsafe with her like I do normally with others. Definitely recommend her.

Written by L.A. on Feb 10, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Dewan McPherson is a great counselor! She listens and connects but gives impartial advice I need to hear.

Written by E.S. on Feb 04, 2020 after therapy with DeWan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Her technique in allowing me to process the problems and give myself feedback as helped tremendously. It allows me to verbally speak what is on my mind but also holds me accountable for my own thoughts.

Written by B.E. on Dec 01, 2019 after therapy with DeWan for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

DeWan helped me through a really difficult time in my life. She approached me with compassion and understanding. So grateful for her!

Written by R.Y. on Sep 20, 2019 after therapy with DeWan for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

DeWan is very responsive, kind, and open.

Written by C.H. on Aug 25, 2019 after therapy with DeWan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She is a great counselor. I found a friend in her.