Rell Spickerman

LMSW

About me

I have had two careers which run concurrently: many years as a parish pastor and at the same time a mental health counselor. I am strongly invested in the LGBTQ issues because of my transgender grandson's amazing journey. As a hospice chaplain, I have provided bereavement support counseling to families. As a divorce mediator employing dispute management skills, I have guided couples in making parenting decisions that are in the best interests of their children. My passion is not to be a sage on the stage but a guide by the side with individuals and couples seeking solutions that are practical. I have expertise in cognitive -behavioral counseling, rational emotive psychotherapy, anger management (especially with men who abuse), and Life Work Planning and Career Development. I have modest experience with Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Healing Story Telling. I endeavor to blend theory and practice, while affirming growth and risk-taking. I am a non-judgmental listener. I employ humor and unconditional support routinely to neutralize resistance to change. I am old fashioned person who still believes in unconditional positive regard and seeking a truth that sets people free.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MI LMSW 6801013241


Reviews

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

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Rell for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Kind, thoughtful, encouraging, sensible

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Rell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Rell is the best! He gives the best advice! He makes me feel very understood.

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Rell for 2 months

Rell Spickerman is a genuine man and a great therapist. His experience in life is what makes him very insightful, understanding, patient, and willing to lovingly confront. He helped me accept several things I needed to accept, deal with , and forgive others for. Now on a new path of growth, I'm very grateful he was my therapist.

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Rell for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I love Rell, he is so open and honest bringing real life situations from his own accounts into your own personal issues. He gives clear examples and visionary ideas to help with your situation making sure you’re not only heard but understood and have an idea of what to do to if you find you’re either losing your sense of self, or are becoming too indulged in your thoughts.

Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Rell for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

He has amazing listening skills and very helpful life advice. Rell has told me what I need to hear and has been very supportive and encouraging.

Written on Dec 10, 2022 after therapy with Rell for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Rell has helped me see past my overthinking and has helped with me with my anxiety. I’m really grateful for the help he’s given and still will continue as it’s been improving life for me

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Rell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

Very promising!!!

Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Rell for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Sometimes it's the patient listening without judgment that people needs the most. I think that's what he's good at because that's sometimes how the healing and the opening up starts. I appreciate that a lot.

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Rell for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

I like to talk to Rell because he is a good listener but also gives very good advice and he is funny and not so serious, like talking to an old friend!

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Rell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

As a first timer to therapy I was so lucky to have been placed with Rell. He helped me navigate a very tricky family dynamic with warmth, humor and wisdom. Eternally grateful.

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Rell for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and intimacy-related issues

Very understanding empathic and provides helpful suggestions

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Rell for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

Rell is a great guy

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Rell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Rell has been wonderful to speak with. During my hardest trials, he has been by my side and provided tools to prevent my current struggles to occur in the future. He is kind, understanding, and informative. I'm thankful to have Rell in my life, he is helping me be a better me.

Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Rell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Rell is great

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