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Jearald Dudley, LMSW, LISW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression
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About me

Hello! I'm Jearald. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the States of Michigan, Ohio, and New Hampshire. I have worked in the field of social work for about 20 years. My experience is broad ranging. I became interested in social work by happenstance. While waiting to hear back from a prospective employer, I took a job working with youth and families and absolutely fell in love with it. From there, I have worked in a variety of setting including inpatient behavioral health, drug court, child and family services, child abuse, and older adults. I currently work with adults and children who have developmental disabilities and ASD

My counseling style is warm and non judgmental and I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I work with clients in a relational and honest way so that you feel empowered to take control of your own life. My approach combines client centered, solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapies. I will adjust my approach to make sure it is tailored to your specific needs.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MI LMSW 6801090682

OH LISW I.1700749


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jearald Dudley. 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.

I feel he is a great listener and will help with issues related to Race relations and seems to be of particular interest for him.

Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Jearald for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Started using the app because I felt I had no other avenue to go down. Jearald has been a very straightforward therapist and has helped me understand basic problems that I unknowingly had been overlooking for many years. A great person and a great therapist.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Jearald for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jerald is a really amazing therapist. I have never done therapy before, and me coming out gay to my family and friends is getting alot better in having confidence in myself. Now I want to work on cencentrating, and listening better to others. Overall he is a great therapist more than 5 stars if I could, and betterhelp is a great site for theraoy great pricing, and great customer service.

Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Jearald for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

He is a great person to talk to and he give great advice

Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Jearald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

I consider Jearald to be a great therapist, so far. Everyone has different needs as far as therapy goes… and I was very impressed with BetterHelp’s efforts in matching us together. Pretty much right off the bat, Jearald got right into the things I have been struggling with. He has offered good advice and insight from the get go, while also sympathizing with those struggles. He seems very genuine and caring even though I’ve only had a couple sessions with him. He is very kind and understanding and tries to figure out ways that will help you relearn bad habits. I’m pleased to be a patient of his and I’m excited to continue this therapy journey with him.

Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Jearald for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

He was great! Highly recommend

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Jearald for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes