Helen Paulsen, LMSW

Helen Paulsen, LMSW Verified by GLPG

Education

  • School:
    Michigan State University
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work

Languages

  • English

My name is Helen, and throughout my life, I've been known as a people-helper. It is a reputation I hold with honor and with joy.


As a therapist, I work with children, adolescents, and adults, with approaches for each that help to address their unique presenting needs. Among the approaches I use most are cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy skills, and similar approaches to help begin and implement lasting changes that empower you, and reduce shame and guilt. I also work with you to help reduce the impacts of interruptions to your functioning, like unwanted behaviors or unwelcome thoughts.


My goal is to help you determine ways to be more well, and map out the changes needed with you. I have a collaborative, "team' oriented approach to assisting you with your goals for therapy.Although there are always times a therapist might wish they had a magic wand to help clients, we can create something better and longer lasting-- the capacity to be well, within the life you are living.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • BCBS Medicare
  • BCN
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cigna/Evernorth
  • Cofinity
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Ulliance EAP
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • ADHD (Adults)
  • ADHD (Kids)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • Child Abuse
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy / Prenatal / Postpartum / Perinatal
  • Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Specialties

  • Borderline Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Family Therapy with Adults
  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (06 to 10) Children
  • (11 to 13) Preteens / Tweens
  • (14 to 19) Adolescents / Teenagers
  • (20 to 64) Adults
  • (65+) Elders

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Court Ordered
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Hospital Discharge
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused