My name is Dora Hudson, my pronouns are She/Her/I and I have over 13 years of school and community counseling experience in Michigan schools and community agencies working with teens. So happy to meet you… I am a licensed professional counselor and I have been counseling individuals, and families for many years. My education and training include a master’s degree from University of Detroit Mercy, Master’s Counseling Degree Program as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services. My experience has allowed me to acquire the counseling and coaching skills needed to work effectively with youth, adults and seniors including LGBTQ+ , depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, grief and loss, physical trauma or emotional abuse, as well as important life transitions.
My counseling style is eclectic, non-judging, and engaging. I treat everyone with dignity, equity, and compassion. My approaches are cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, humanistic, spiritual and solution-focused counseling in a positive and supportive atmosphere. I help my client’s feel supported and open to share, to assist them in becoming more aware and to help them address their life challenges, to help them find a solution to meet your unique and specific needs. I will explore the areas of mental health and spiritual wellness to help them to a healthier mindset.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401020296
Working with Dora feels like time with a wise friend. She has truly been a blessing to my life
Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with Dora for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dora is an excellent listener, as well as she was very easy to connect with and open up too right from the beginning. She was honest in her approach and advice even when it was a bit of tough love, which I greatly appreciated and helped build a lot of trust for me throughout the sessions. Each meeting has left me feeling stronger and more enthusiastic to put in the work to better myself.
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Dora for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dora is great but I have to focus on work right now. I will be back.
Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Dora for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Easy to talk to and open up to about my problems
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Dora for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
I’m very happy with my therapist and the guidance and support she provides.
Written on Jul 23, 2023 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and adhd
Dora is great! She’s kind and is such a great listener
Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Dora for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and self esteem