“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”   —Anaïs Nin

Compassionate, Heart-Centered Therapy

Are you ready to rise above the murky waters and blossom?

I provide individual counseling, equine assisted psychotherapy, expressive arts therapy, life coaching, personal development workshops, and arts-based experiences for women.

You can choose one or a combination that meets your needs.  We will work together to discover what options work best for you.


Begin your healing journey today!

Loretta Pickford, LPC, NCC

Call 517-662-0122

Empowerment ~ Mindfulness ~ Spirituality

My approach is holistic and strengths based.   We focus on what’s right and good in your life as the foundation to make the changes you desire.  Empowerment is the process of becoming stronger, more confident, and claiming one’s rights.  Mindfulness practices encourage a nonjudgmental awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences.  Spirituality focuses on finding your meaning, purpose, connection, and direction in life.


My specialties are women’s counseling and coaching for personal development, stress reduction and coping, traumatic experiences, life altering events and illness, and challenging life transitions. This includes depression, anxiety, self esteem, identity and self worth challenges, time management, work-life balance,  personal projects, and professional aspirations.  I am culturally sensitive and LGBTQ friendly.

Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Life Coach

I have over 15 years’ experience in the helping profession plus extensive experience in training and consulting working with individuals, groups and small business.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am certified by the International Association of Trauma Professionals for trauma therapy.  I hold a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and a graduate certificate in expressive arts therapy from Appalachian State University.

Loretta Pickford, LPC, NCC

Counselor, Trauma Therapist, Expressive Arts Therapist

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I look forward to you being part of the Art + Counseling community.