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What do you have to feel depressed about?

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)


A common misperception about depression is that it only happens to an individual who is struggling with difficulties in their current environment/situation. It is very possible that individuals will suffer from depression because of current difficulties, but depression tends to be much more complicated than that. A large majority of my clients come into my office stating “I don’t know why I am de...

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5 Minute Trauma Healer

Posted on May 17, 2019 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1)


Trauma not only disrupts the connections between the neurons in the brain, it also causes us to lose touch with our bodies. If the trauma is a physical one, that makes sense! We can understand the way pain changes physical function. But we don’t often recognize how much psychological pain impacts the body. Research shows a link between childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and chronic physi...

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"I know how you feel."

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)


People often state “I know how you feel” in an effort to help someone feel like they are not alone. This can be helpful at times but it can be a risky statement. Stating “I know how you feel” makes some unsafe assumptions. The first assumption is; “I have felt the same as you feel right now and I understand.” The problem with this assumption is t...

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"Say this, not that." Supporting someone with depression.

Posted on May 3, 2019 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)


“You shouldn’t feel that way.”


When we are grasping to support our friends or family members who are suffering from depression, in desperation, we often fall into the trap of telling them “you shouldn’t feel that way.” We mean this as a way to comfort, but instead we are likely causing more pain. The...

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Healing the painful past: Am I ready to tackle the past?

Posted on April 17, 2019 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Are you ready to talk about trauma?

When it comes to the painful past, my clients often say the same things the first time we meet:

1. Let the past stay in the past, it’s over and I don’t want to dwell on it,

2. I know other people have it “worse” than I do, so I should just get over it, and

3. I’m scared to talk about it because I ...

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Welcome, Jamie and Rachel!

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)



Silver Linings Counseling is proud to announce that Jamie Overbaugh, LMSW, CCTP, and Rachel Massimilla, LMSW, have recently joined our practice.


Jamie Overbaugh, LMSW, CCTP

With nearly 20 years of mental health experience, Jamie has helped hundreds of people from a variety backgrounds learn to cope with life's challenges. Using compassionate listening skills and elements of...

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Welcome, Donna!

Posted on May 18, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (3)

Silver Linings Counseling is proud to announce that Donna Berry has recently joined our practice.

Donna is a nationally certified master’s level Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology from Rochester College and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. As both a Clinical Counselor and f...
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Welcome, Rick!

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Silver Linings Counseling is proud to announce that Rick Sweet has recently joined our practice.


Rick is a Limited Licensed Psychologist. He completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Wayne State University and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at Eastern Michigan University. Rick has 30 years of experience working with ado...

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Welcome to Silver Linings Counseling, Jerrilynn!

Posted on September 9, 2017 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Silver Linings Counseling is proud to announce that Jerrilynn Pearson has recently joined our practice.


Jerrilynn has worked as an educator and psychotherapist for over 25 years. She has extensive experience working with all age levels across the life span including family therapy and substance abuse/addiction issues. Jerrilynn has degrees from Michigan State University, Oakland University, Wayne State Univers...

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Welcome, Jennifer!

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Silver Linings Counseling is proud to announce that Jennifer Gee has recently joined our practice. Jennifer is a Licensed Masters of Social Work with 25 years of experience working in mental health settings. She received her Bachelors of Social Work from Ball State University and her Masters of Social Work from Wayne State University.


Her professional background includes working with a d...

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