Paula Shelner

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RPT

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Paula Shelner

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RPT


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Connected Counseling, LLC
1615 W Centre
Suite 200
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 341-9910

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As a Registered Play Therapist, I specialize in children ages 4-12 years. I engage them with both therapeutic play, creative arts interventions and therapeutic games. When children and young adolescents come to therapy they need to feel safe and enjoy the experience while learning skills to improve how they feel. When families come to therapy, they look for guidance from an experienced therapist who will join with their family and help them navigate through their family issues. Depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, divorce, adoption and life adjustments are all issues that lead many children and families to seek specialized treatment.
A Registered Play Therapist is a professional designation beyond regular licensure to practice therapy and shows a therapist is highly trained and experienced in the treatment of children. I also enjoy working with teens especially teen artists who are interested in a therapeutic journey that involves creative arts interventions. I see both children and adults who have experienced trauma using the most advanced and evidenced based treatment, EMDR. I was trained to work from a developmental perspective which makes me uniquely qualified to treat kids and adults using EMDR.
I'm the type of therapist that realizes that we are all human and that families deal with real life problems. There is noone truly living the made for TV family life. I'll do my best to make you comfortable. I'm certain there will be times when I will laugh with you as certain as I am that at times I will gently challenge you, your child or your family to be the best you can be in the moment.

Finances

Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Coventry
  • First Health
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • McLaren
  • Medicaid
  • Meridian
  • Michigan Education Special Services Association
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • License: Michigan / 6801092619

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: WMU
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Paula Shelner's Groups

Self Esteem: Girls in Real Life Situations

Six Week Summer Self-Esteem Group for Middle School Girls featuring crafts, games and a camp like atmosphere. Please see flyer posted on photos in this profile. Call: 269-341-9910 to register and get more information.

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Location

Connected Counseling, LLC
1615 W Centre
Suite 200
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 341-9910
Ask about video sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adolescent Creative Arts Therapy
  • Adolescent Play Therapy
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • The Nurtured Heart Approach
  • Theraplay
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Paula Shelner, LMSW, RPT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portage
Paula Shelner

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RPT