Shannon E Aardema

Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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Shannon E Aardema

Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

1591 West Centre Avenue
Suite 206
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 533-5364
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon To keep everyone healthy and safe, starting March 23, 2020 I will be seeing all clients using video or phone sessions.

About

I am thrilled to be able to offer counseling services to people that live in the West Michigan area. Although, I specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents, I also enjoy working with individuals and couples. If you are having difficulty with adjusting to new life circumstances, having relationship issues, or if you are a person that is living with a Mental Illness I am eager to help you work through your situation. Life is too short to face your problems alone and I am always willing to listen and help you work towards a new way to face your life's challenges.
My focus with therapy is treating the whole person. My goal is to assist the client towards healthier ways of living and thinking. I mainly rely on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is working on helping clients alter their patterns of thinking to help them change their behaviors.
For both my adult and children clients I also incorporate Expressive Arts Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, and, Play Therapy. When working with adults I always take into consideration their comfort level when conducting therapy. Sometimes I find that the use of creativity is needed to unlock our minds and provide us with a new perspective.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BHS | Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Meridian
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Michigan / 6401013100
  • School: Spring Arbor University
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Spring Arbor University / Masters in Family Studies
  • Certificate Date: 2006
  • Certificate: Michigan Department of Education / Professional Teaching License
  • Certificate Date: 2016
  • Certificate: Spring Arbor University / Masters in Family Studies
  • Certificate Date: 2006

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BSN, PsychRN

Location

1591 West Centre Avenue
Suite 206
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 533-5364
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • Mood Disorders
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
Photo of Shannon E Aardema, MA, LPC, NCC, Counselor in Portage
Shannon E Aardema

Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC