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Rell Spickerman, LMSW

LGBTQ+ Relationships Grief Career difficulties Depression
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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.

Professional experience

40yrs in practice
LGBTQ+ Relationships Grief Career difficulties Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction

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

Services offered


License information

MI LMSW 6801013241


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.

Rell is extremely open minded, understanding and non-judgemental therapist. I feel like I can tell him anything. He has a positive outlook and always seems to find the joy in life, his jovial spirit is contagious. He has a unique approach to therapy and uses stories to share lessons and to make you think. I've really appreciated his support while going through a tough transition in life, he was able to see things clearer than I could myself. He supported me through the entire process, I'm very grateful to have found Rell!

Written on Feb 12, 2024 after therapy with Rell for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coaching

Rell is this rare person who brings both lucidity and deep empathy to all interactions. He knows how to lift you up without sugar-coating challenges. He truly listens, embraces you as a full human being, and opens up all the hidden reserves of strength inside of you. He is an extraordinary human and therapist. I hope many others experience the blessing of working with him.

Written on Dec 17, 2023 after therapy with Rell for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Rell is amazing. I’ve been seeing him since April 2023 in the midst of significant trauma. From the first minutes of our first session, I felt comfortable and safe and would be able to get the therapy I needed. He brings with him compassion, expertise and wisdom. I’m so grateful for Rell!

Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Rell for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Very knowledgeable. Compassionate and EXPERIENCED. Qualities I am grateful for.

Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Rell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Rell is like my grandfather which is a comfort considering mine passed at the end of 2020 he’s very wise and a great listener and leaves you with a pep in your step

Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Rell for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really appreciate Rell! He keeps me grounded when I tend to overthink and be anxious. I really like hearing his wisdom and life experiences. I learn so much from Rell

Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Rell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue