Sherry Mullins

MA, Licensed Professional Counselor

Sherry Mullins

MA, Licensed Professional Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Creative Arts Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counseling - 6401005021
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Fees: We welcome Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and private pay clients. We believe a good fit with your counselor is important. (Take advantage of our Free 20-minute consultation offer. *offered when we are taking on new clients and to those seeking our services.

*Please note that we are not taking adolescent clients at this time.
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

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My Approach to Helping

What we tell ourselves matters. What we believe about ourselves matters even more. In fact; it controls everything we think, say, feel, experience, and do. ~Sherry

#CounselingIsCreative

More Info About My Practice

Our Royal Oak office is like sitting in a cozy living room. Or a portal to another place and time. Or a Victorian Fortune Tellers. Or a museaum...an art gallery. I've heard it described as many things. A window to stare out of and plenty of natural light. Interesting art and a large selection of books, because you never know what will spark just the right memory, mood, or conversation. A couch perfect to cuddle up in. Flames from the fireplace.

We happily accept your Blue Cross Blue Shield, BCBS Federal, and other Blues insurance. I'm happy to help you make sense of your insurance plan.

No insurance? We do accept private pay clients. (Some therapists don't.) We are known for working quickly and accurately, and our clients can and do experience noticeable results often within their first weeks of treatment.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Intraverts
Creative Types
Empaths
Outcasts

Perfectionistic People Pleasers (who, according to others or maybe even themselves, can never get it right)
Family Drama and Family Trauma
Chronic Post Traumatic Stress (A.K.A. Death by Papercuts)
Betrayal
Relationships with Narcissists or Borderlines

Highly Sensitive People (people who are genetically born with a more sensitively tuned central nervous system)

Deep longing ~ Sadness that is not easily remedied or relieved ~ Chronic "Missing"
No Meaning ~ No Purpose ~ Existential Problems (often said: "I'm not suicidal, but I have no real interest in living.")
Palliative Care ~ End of Life Review ~ Memoir
The Abandoned ~ The Bereaved ~ Those Left Behind

Or, to sum it up, we could just say: You don't belong here. ~Ouch.

Fun Fact: Do you know that every physical pain and illness is linked up with mental, emotional, environmental, and spiritual factors? The majority of our clients have at least one auto-immune disease.

Chronic Pain, particularly Centralized Pain Conditions (also known as: "We don't know what's wrong with you.")
Invisible Illness, Autoimmune Diseases (also called: "You don't look sick!")
Whole Person Practices addressing Health and Healing

My Guiding Ethical Principles

That's simple. To care. I can't tell you how many clients have quickly said that unlike some other therapists they had tried, "I actually seem to care about them". And it's true. You can do amazing things with your life with someone by your side who truly cares.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

First 20 minutes by phone free. If we fit, great! We'll talk about the next step. If we feel another therapist would be just right for you; we'll acknowledge that and I'll wish you well. That's fine too. (I take the "anti-sales" sales approach.) Either way, I promise you will leave with something from those 20 minutes that you did not have before.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Are you an odd duck? A misfit? An introvert? An artist? Someone who doesn't quite fit "here"? Perhaps you feel lonely, anxious, outcast, weighed down, overly responsible, pained. You're irritated, sensitive, suffering, trying to find your way while others tell you you're doing it wrong. What do you want? What do you need? Where do you go from here? Come. Sit with me a moment. Feel yourself melt into the warmth of belong. Life doesn't have to be so lonely, so isolated, so hard. Using her own introverted, quirky, quick, and intuitive ways; Sherry sees what is good and draws out the best of who you really are.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Highly Sensitive Persons, Empaths, Misfits, Introverts, Socially Awkward, ArtistsWritersCreative Types, Perfectionists, Chronic Illness, Hard to Diagnose Illness, Chronic Pain, Hard to Diagnose Pain, End of LifePalliative Care, Bereavement, Complicated Grief, Lack of Purpose, Failure to Thrive, ReligiousSpiritualExistential Issues, Pre-Marriage Couples, Women

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Narcissism
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Healing Touch
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Journey Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Schema Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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