Shirley L. Neal

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

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Verified by Psychology Today
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Shirley L. Neal

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

she/her/hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Spring Forest Counseling & Wellness
3899 Okemos Road
Suite A1
Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 459-9404
Offers online therapy

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About

There are times in our lives when problems can feel overwhelming, painful, and difficult to face alone. Relying on friends and family may not be a viable option. During our sessions, you can expect me to take time to get to know you & provide a safe place for you to express your thoughts, feelings, & reactions that arise in and outside of therapy. You can also expect me to work directly in the present moment re an issue, as well as revisit your past re the issue. Whether it's a challenging situation, or you want to change direction in your life, I look forward to establishing a collaborative relationship to achieve your goals.
My therapeutic approach is eclectic-drawing from evidence-based approaches such as, interpersonal psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, psychodynamic theory, and person-centered therapy. I use elements from these approaches to help you decide what will work best for you as well as ways to help you grow personally.
In addition to resolving issues and situations, I emphasize redefining yourself & your relationships with others. Together, we look for ways to promote personal growth & strengths, and to discover life purpose. I am also committed to working with multiculturally diverse & minority individuals. I provide open and affirming counseling for the LGBTQ+ community.
Shirley L. Neal
“I have worked with clients for 11 years with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Let me help you through your problems.”

Finances

  • Session Fee: $180 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $180 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Complete
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Cofinity | First Health
  • Humana
  • McLaren
  • Medicaid
  • Michigan Education Special Services Association
  • Optum
  • Physicians Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Clients usually pay through their health insurance company. I also have a sliding scale for clients who want to pay out-of-pocket.
Email me or call (517) 459-9404 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License: Michigan / 6401012417
  • School: Michigan State University
  • Year Graduated: 1987
I earned my M.A. degree from Michigan State University in the Counseling Program in 1987, then returned in 2009 to refresh my skills.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Counseling Assoc / 6282851
  • Certificate Date: 2022
  • Certificate: Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association / Member
  • Certificate Date: 2022
  • Certificate: Psych Armour Institute / Military MH Provider Cert.
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Endorsements

Psychologist, PhD
"Shirley is a very caring, sincere, insightful therapist--you will be happy if you work with her!"

Counselor, MA, LPC

Location

Spring Forest Counseling & Wellness
3899 Okemos Road
Suite A1
Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 459-9404
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Military / Veterans mental health issues
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 2 Jan 2023
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Shirley L. Neal

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC