Sheila Ciesil, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Children, adolescents & adults

Sheila is a soft-spoken, gentle therapist who approaches counseling from a holistic perspective.  She believes counseling should minister to the whole person, and thus incorporates therapeutic skills that honor mind, body, spirit and emotions.  As such, cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga and mindfulness are some of the therapeutic tools she incorporates into her work.  Her goal is to create a supportive environment where clients can feel safe to grow and change.

Sheila is a naturally empathic counselor who works with clients of all ages on issues such as anxiety, stress management, depression, anger and loss.  She has a special affinity for her younger clients, and strives to help them manage complex emotions and express feelings appropriately.  She has a background in crisis counseling and has worked extensively with children and adolescents who were exposed to domestic violence.  Much of her work has been in a community mental health setting, where she also conducted family therapy sessions and worked with women on issues around self-esteem and empowerment.

Sheila has three children, and she and her family spend as much time as they can outdoors.  She finds peace in the tranquility of nature, and enjoys gardening, hiking and bird-watching.  Her family also includes two dogs – a Great Pyrenees and a dachshund.  

Education:

MA in Counseling Psychology – Ball State University, Muncie, IN

BA in Psychology – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI