Karelyn Dippel, LLMSW


Accepting New Patients


Master of Social Work | University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice | Baker College


  • English


  • In Person
  • Online

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Priority Health
  • Self Pay

Type of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Family Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults
  • Families
  • Kids
  • Teens

Issue Focus

  • Academic / Career
  • Grief and Loss
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Relationships


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About Me: Karelyn Dippel

With a passion for supporting the well-being of children and families, I have worked within child welfare for over four years, and continue to be dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care to help families thrive. My approach is grounded in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based practices like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, as I believe every child and family deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential.
My practice focuses on supporting children, adolescents, and families facing a variety of challenges and transitions. Whether navigating behavioral concerns, coping with trauma, or strengthening family relationships, I am here to offer guidance, support, and practical tools to promote healing and resilience. I understand that each family is unique, and I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs and goals of the individuals I serve.

My Unique Approach to Therapy

In my work with children and families, I utilize a strengths-based and family-centered approach. I believe in the power of collaboration and partnership in the therapeutic process. I work closely with children, parents, caregivers, and other professionals involved in the child’s life to develop comprehensive and holistic treatment plans. I help children and families explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a supportive and nonjudgmental space. Together, we develop strategies to build communication skills, enhance coping mechanisms, and foster healthy relationships within the family system. By empowering families to actively participate in their healing journey, I strive to foster positive outcomes and lasting change that extend beyond the therapy room.

Specialized & Extended Training

All Start My Wellness therapists attend at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development each year on treating a range of mental health concerns. This rigorous instruction allows us to provide patients with the highest quality of service.

David Sims
David Sims
I received an affordable, thorough psychological assessment by Dr. Bloom. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and insightful. I very much appreciate the service he offers because full neuropsychological testing is expensive and nearly unobtainable for people with certain types of insurance. I paid out of pocket and it was worth every cent.
Curtis Jemison
Curtis Jemison
It's not normal for me to write reviews. The service that I received from the staff at Start my wellness, was absolutely amazing! The response and help from Rayven at the front desk was extremely helpful. She was able to walk through the process without making me feel rushed or pressured. She was knowledgable of the everything I need to be seen in a timely and professional manner. The treatment team was caring and warm. I didn't feel like "Just another patient", or embarrassed about my conditions. Thank you all for helping me.
Sabreen Nafsu
Sabreen Nafsu
I love talking with Laila. I feel really comfortable and she seems genuinely kind. I look forward to my appointments with my psychiatrist now thanks to her, which is something I never thought I would say.
Chelsey Steele
Chelsey Steele
I love this place. I look forward to coming here! Everyone is helpful around the office and my particular person help me stay sane every week!
Irene Roberts
Irene Roberts
Wonderful practice. Provide primarily virtual sessions which is preferred for me. Dr. Marashi is very knowledgable and helped me finally for the first time in my adult life nail down a combination of medications to help manage my PMDD and ADHD struggles. I could not have achieved everything I have in the past year without her support and knowledge. I recommend to everyone that struggles with their mental health.
Pearl Fonbuena
Pearl Fonbuena
They understand and listen. Couldn’t ask for a better place to go to!
Sean Gossard
Sean Gossard
Lauren Anderson is the best!