I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor living in Michigan. I hold degrees in both Special Education (B.S., Wayne State University) and in Counseling (M.A., Oakland University).
As a counselor, my approach focuses primarily on cognitive behavioral therapy and on solution-oriented therapy. Some of the issues I can help with include depression; anxiety; stress management; relationship difficulties; parenting challenges; divorce; grief and loss; and trauma. I specialize in working with adolescents 12+ and with adults of all ages.
With well over a decade of experience in counseling, my additional experience in special education has offered unique insight into autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, cognitive impairment, and learning disabilities. In case you or a loved one are struggling with these issues, I can tailor my approach accordingly.
At our initial visit, you’ll be welcome to say as much about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing. If you already have an idea of what you might like to achieve through our work together, that would be helpful for me to know… but in case you are not sure yet, that’s ok too – we can figure it out together! Regardless of how much or how little experience you may already have in therapeutic settings, I aim to help you identify and focus on concrete, achievable goals which I hope will lead to positive outcomes in your life.
In addition to standard Monday-Friday daytime hours, I can accommodate clients seeking evening appointments until as late as 8pm EST. Weekends between 9am and 2pm EST are likewise possible.
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- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Body Image , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Hoarding , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
LPC #6401006974 (Expires: 2023-05-31)
Paula is an amazing counselor! She is so supportive and aware of everything I want to work on and always lets me bring up whatever is necessary for my sessions, while remembering what it is I have brought up in the past. I have felt so much better since I’ve been working with her!
I started working with Paula right at the end of 2020. I was really struggling with stress due to work, and was juggling quite a few things in my personal life, as well. I would have boughts of depression and anxiety, and was overall just not at a great point in my life. My weekly Sunday morning meetings with Paula were a really nice break from life where I felt like I could reflect on everything with somebody who listened. She gave me tips on following through with some of the many tasks I had on my plate, and was overall just a great resource to have through some of the chaotic times in those months.
Overall, I definitely would recommend Paula!
I worked with Paula for about 4-5 months. I was really struggling with motivation during the pandemic, and she was very helpful. I feel so much better now, and I'm so grateful to her for working with me. She is an excellent listener, very empathetic, and encouraging. I felt like she really listened to what I was saying, and used the information to develop a plan that was tailored to my needs. I will definitely go back to Paula if I need help again!
Honestly really enjoying the experience so far
I have been seeing Paula Mardit for a couple of months now. I feel comfortable talking to her about anything, and appreciate the viewpoints that she offers me on various things in my life. I have a son who is special needs, and she has offered me lots of helpful advice on working with him, as well as how to best advocate for him with the school district.