Rea Counseling Services, PC - Biographies - Sterling Heights, MI
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Natalie Rea, Psy D, LP, LMSW                                                       Natalie Rea, PsyD, LP, LMSWNatalie Rea earned her Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work degrees from Wayne State University and her Doctorate of Psychology degree from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology.  Her major course of study during her Master's program included family and marital issues.  During her doctoral program, her focus became children adolescents.  Dr. Rea has her certification to instruct the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent class, which teaches parents to raise responsible children utilizing empathy and natural consequence. 
Dr. Rea dedicated her studies and professional experiences toward helping individuals, couples, and families embrace personal growth and reunify healthy family systems.  In addition, she specializes in crisis intervention, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, divorce, and a multitude of mental health issues.
Dr. Rea has always been very devoted to her clients.  With the use of diverse psychotherapeutic interventions, her number one priority remains serving her clients.  Utilizing person-centered techniques to create treatment goals, she and her clients work collaboratively to enhance mental wellness.  She works diligently to quickly relieve unwanted symptoms, by listening attentively to her clients, respecting their needs, and encouraging them to improve their lives and relationships.  When necessary, she will work with a team of professionals such as psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and teachers, to provide the best services possible.  She maintains a reputation for being honest, caring, and compassionate.  She truly enjoys working with people, so her clients receive the individualized attention that she knows they deserve and the experience of embracing a confidential relationship that is genuine, sincere, and professional.  
 
 
Heather McNutt, LMSW
Heather earned her Masters of Social Work from Wayne State University with a concentration in family systems.  Throughout her life, Heather has enjoyed working with people.  Her professional experience includes working as a Case Coordinator for individuals participating in medical treatment studies and as a Youth Coordinator assisting youth participation in community service and personal growth retreats.  She has worked at Common Ground as a Behavioral Health Clinician assisting children, adults, and families experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, family conflict, and mental health crisis.
Heather is empathetic, honest, and non-judgmental.  She uses a strength-based perspective to work collaboratively with individuals and families to improve their lives.  Heather's priority is her clients health and well being.  She works diligently to provide the best care and therapy she can to assist her clients find balance and improve their lives.

 
Erin Shaughnessy, LMSW
Erin earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan.  While there, her concentration was in children and youth in families and society. Erin has a passion for helping individuals overcome the obstacles they are facing. Over the past 10 years, Erin has pursued her goals by working as a school social worker and behavior interventionist for local school districts.  Given these opportunities, she has gained an intimate understanding of the Special Education Process and the rights that are afforded to individuals and families.  In the school setting, Erin has worked with youth diagnosed with Autism, Emotional Impairments, Cognitive Impairments, Learning Disorders and Other Health Impairments that affect students, (such as ADHD and anxiety).  Her extensive experience in this area allows for her to work collaboratively with parents who are dealing with the confusion and concern that comes from supporting children who are having limited school success.  In addition to her tenure within the school setting, Erin has also been a diligent employee at Common Ground for 16 years, serving as both a clinician and program manager. Her time in this setting has afforded her the opportunity to help individuals, children and families struggling with a number of emotional concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, family conflict, substance abuse and trauma.  In her practice, Erin works to create an open, caring, judgement-free space for her clients to be able to overcome the obstacles they face.  She utilizes a variety of therapeutic interventions, including DBT, CBT, play therapy and strengths-based therapy in order to help her clients achieve their goals.  Her approach is collaborative and person-centered, as she works with the clients and their families to not only ensure their short-term success, but also provide them with strategies to cope with difficulties they may face throughout their lives in their continued pursuit of peace and happiness. 
 

Arielle Ciampichini, LMSW
Reaching out for help can be scary, and my job is to make the process as easy for you as possible. I believe that individuals have the capacity to make positive changes in their life, and I'm here to help facilitate those changes and strive for better outcomes. I enjoy utilizing an individualized approach, taking into account the unique experiences that have shaped each client. I strive to direct my practice according to your specific needs and goals, and always view a client as a whole person, not just a list of symptoms. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for my clients so that they can focus on getting better. For me, the greatest reward of providing therapy is seeing clients embrace their best selves and live life with more control over their emotions and behaviors.
I earned my Bachelor's in Psychology from Michigan State University and my Master's of Social Work from Wayne State University. I have experience working with a variety of individuals, including sexual assault survivors, substance abusers, adults and children dealing with a myriad of issues, including depression and anxiety. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, medical advocacy and crisis intervention.


Erin Keopke, LMSW
Erin Koepke earned her Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work degrees from Wayne State University.  Her major course of study during her Master’s program was Psychodynamic Theory which is a systematic study of the psychological forces that underlie human behavior, feelings, and emotions and how they might relate to early experiences.  Erin has dedicated her studies and professional experiences to being a patient and compassionate clinician.  Her professional experience has includes working as a substance abuse counselor who empathically explores, processes and teaches individuals how to modify their behavior with the intention of full recovery.  In addition, Erin has experience working with depression, anxiety, grief and loss and a variety of other mental health issues. Erin believes in the person centered approach and works diligently to ensure her clients are actively involved in the planning of their therapy goals and proactively assists them in the process. 

 
Shelby Evans, LLMSW
Shelby Evans earned both her Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work degrees from Wayne State University. Throughout her Master's program, Shelby specialized in studying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a type of psychotherapy directed toward solving current issues and teaching individuals' skills to modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior. Shelby utilizes a person-centered approach, in which the client works collaboratively with the therapist to create therapy goals and objectives. 
Throughout her life, Shelby has always enjoyed working with and caring for others. Shelby is passionate about assisting others to achieve and maintain personal growth. Shelby has professional experience working with a multitude of individuals. Shelby has worked with individuals struggling with substance use, depression, anxiety, sexual assault/abuse, marital issues, grief and loss as well as other mental health issues. Shelby has also had experience working with individuals who have been involved with the criminal justice system. 
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