Deborah Giola, LPC

Education & credentials

  • Masters of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University
  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education for Emotionally Impaired Students fromWestern Michigan University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor


A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”(Lao Tzu) The toughest part of a journey can be getting started but with support and encouragement developed in a therapeutic relationship, all things are possible. Providing a compassionate environment where thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be explored without judgement is critical to healing and accepting change. I believe in empowering individuals to see their uniqueness and embrace their journey.

Personal Statement

I believe in the human spirit and our ability to support one another at all times. I believe kindness matters. I enter into the counseling relationship with passion, empathy and a desire to help individuals grow. It is truly an honor to be part of an individual’s journey.

Special Interests

  • Behavioral and emotional issues in children and adolescents
  • School related problems
  • Anxiety
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Animal Assisted Therapy

About me

What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
Sunny days

What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
Making sure I get enough sleep

What was your dream job when you were in elementary school?

What is your favorite movie of all time?
I don’t have one. Sorry

Describe your ideal vacation? Has it happened yet?
My ideal vacation would be spending time in nature, hiking and resting while taking in the beauty of God’s creations.

What is the most delicious meal you can imagine?
I love nachos!

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Schedule & Appointments

If you're interested in scheduling a new client appointment with Deborah Giola, call 810-494-7180

If you are an existing client of Deborah Giola's and need to reach her directly, call her 248-518-0652