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Shell Freeman, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Family conflicts Self esteem
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist licensed in Michigan with over 7 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD , Borderline Personality Disorder and Mood Disorders. I am also experienced in assisting people who have experienced physical trauma , emotional abuse and the difficulties of navigating the LGBTQ "coming out process".

My therapeutic style is genuine and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy , psychodynamic and rational-emotive . I am experienced in developing adaptable treatment plans to meet unique and specific needs, I believe in collaborative work with clients where we both find solutions and answers that are meaningful.
It takes courage and strength and to seek a life worth living and take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you with both acceptance and guidance.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

MI LMSW 6801107854


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

Shell is a game changer for my mental health! So grateful

Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Shell for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Shell is FANTASTIC… I have been so supported by her, and she has helped me to look at issues and feelings in new and constructive ways.

Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Shell for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Shell is always very attentive and supportive of me. She calls me on my bad habits and helps me to see the patterns in a way that shows me the balance of me being both an individual and a product of my environment and upbringing. She helps me to be accountable for my actions because of and despite these truths. I learn so much from her after every session.

Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Shell for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Shell has taken the time to really get to know me as a person. Even when I’m apprehensive about bringing a topic up, she has a way of making me comfortable and drawing it out of me. She has helped me navigate through new chapters of my life. She gives me things to consider and tools to effectively make decisions. Shell has been an instrumental part on my journey of self love and growth.

Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Shell for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Have already gained a lot from Shell's help and will continue to work either.

Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Shell for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, anger management, and adhd

She’s really good and listens to what I have to say.

Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Shell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, career difficulties, and adhd