Compassionate, Heart-Centered Therapy

“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

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

I provide individual counseling, expressive arts therapy, life coaching, personal development workshops, and arts-based experiences for women and teen girls.   You can choose one or a combination that meets your needs.


Begin your healing journey today!

Loretta Pickford, LPC, NCC

Call 517-662-0122

Holistic & Empowerment-Based

My approach is holistic, strengths, and empowerment based.   We focus on what’s right and good in your life as the foundation to make the changes you desire.  I believe that things like body awareness, diet and nutrition go hand-in-hand with emotional well-being and integrate these concepts to support your journey.


My specialties are women’s counseling and coaching for personal development, stress reduction and coping, 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, Life Coach, and Expressive Arts Therapist

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 hold a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and a graduate certificate in expressive arts therapy from Appalachian State University.   I am trained and certified by The Coaches Training Institute as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.

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.