Talk therapy works.
Talking to a licensed psychotherapist who values your inner thoughts and feelings is a unique, often life changing experience. If you are seeking to gain clarity and change patterns of behavior that interfere with your ability to find purpose and meaning in your life, therapy works. Therapy offers the opportunity to explore, to feel, and to imagine new possibilities. Through this process, not only can you find more satisfying ways of living, but you can also develop the ability to understand your needs and create more fulfilling relationships, leading to your living a life that feels more meaningful and authentic. I practice from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic perspective, which emphasizes an insight-oriented approach to treatment. With this emphasis, our therapeutic work will consider your experiences in the present in light of your past experiences.
Perhaps you're feeling down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, our important work in therapy is to learn and gain insight into how your mind works. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. Together we will develop new ways to react to life's challenges, feel more in control, and steadily improve your mental health.
I offer a safe, comfortable, and confidential space for us to explore your feelings and concerns. Whether you're struggling with feeling good about yourself, moving forward, or gaining control of your life, we will work collaboratively towards identifying and achieving your goals.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
Meet your therapist
Shelley Galasso Bonanno, MA, LLP
With more than thirty years experience as a practicing, licensed psychotherapist, I am dedicated to helping you more fully understand your inner thoughts and feel better about yourself and your emotional life. I am highly experienced helping patients struggling with depression, anxiety, and interpersonal conflicts. I am licensed to practice as a master’s limited psychologist in the State of Michigan (License #6361003858) and work under the supervision of a fully licensed psychologist. I have extensive experience working with diverse populations and I am committed to inclusivity in my practice. I strive to provide services that honor diversity and are inclusive and welcoming of everyone.
In addition to psychotherapy, I also conduct comprehensive psychological assessments. I am a court approved mediator, helping parents negotiate custody and parenting time plans. I enjoy writing articles and blogs about psychology which have been printed in publications such as Psychology Today and PsychCentral. Since 2014, I have been a relationship columnist for Macomb Now Magazine. I am a strong advocate for mental health; you can follow me on Twitter @shelleybonanno. I am passionate about working with adults of all ages. I love working with individuals who are curious about themselves and interested in gaining a deeper understanding of their inner emotional lives. I am a participating provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network.
To learn more about me, you can view my profiles on Psychology Today and/or Mental Health Match by clicking the links below:
"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety."
I look forward to hearing from you.