Shelly Handrow

Therapist Shelly Handrow Photo

About Me

Hi, I'm so glad you're here! You've taken the first step by reaching out and together, we can work on some important things to make improvements in your life. Let me share with you a little bit about myself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I live in MI, and also obtained my degrees in MI. I have worked with people from ages 5 and up. I have completed some special training to assist people that may have had some traumatic things happen to them, and also special training to work with children and adolescents. I like to use different modalities of counseling and will choose and integrate approaches based on what may work best for you. These include Solution Focused , Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). I have a lot of experience with grief and loss, and also like to integrate some Existential ringtones into my practice and find it helps people who are searching for meaning. I would describe my approach as warm and sunny, but also like to use soft humor and laugh together. It is important to laugh! My perspective about counseling is that all people can benefit from it, IF the timing is right. You have to be ready to take the journey, share, and make commitments to yourself to take action steps. These steps can be small, they can be big. We will work together in what steps are the right ones for you to take, based on you being the expert of your own life and driving the directions your steps will go. I will be there to help you every step of the way!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #6401008398 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Written by C.A. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Shelly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I am so grateful to have Shelly as my therapist. She is so patient, kind, and understanding. She has helped me come so far and has always conducted every session without any judgment or pressure.

Written by D.E. on Oct 09, 2020 after therapy with Shelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She’s the first therapist I’ve ever felt comfortable towards. No bias, I can say how I’m feeling. Or what’s going on in my life. And she’s supportive and there.

Written by P.E. on Oct 07, 2020 after therapy with Shelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Shelly, while I have only known her a short time, council’s with heart and mind. It does not take long to see how good she has become at combining her education and training with her real world experience. This makes for a very holistic approach, and friendly and open environment, needed to offer ideas and for me to accept change.