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Garrett Shotwell(He/Him/His)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Anxiety - Depression- Existential crisis & challenges- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Life transitions- Trauma-

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Professional statement

Garrett Shotwell, LMSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Ann Arbor, MI, specializing in anxiety, depression, and trauma within LGBTQ+ communities. Garrett approaches therapy from a client centered, humanistic approach that is deeply rooted in empathy and understanding. For Garrett, human connection is at the center of the therapeutic relationship. Garrett meets you where you are, and helps bolster your relationships with all your different parts by using many evidenced-based methodologies and interventions.

Garrett primarily works with individuals and couples aged 16+. On a personal note, Garrett enjoys his time engaging in hiking, yoga, and hanging with his husband and three pups!

Message to clients

Hi, I’m Garrett Shotwell, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In therapy, my goal is to foster a safe environment and for you to create space in your life. Once there, I believe in helping you tend to the parts that need healing, accepting and integrating so you can feel centered in your authentic self.

I also believe in the deep healing power of feeling seen and using the therapeutic relationship as a way to safely practice how to be. It is one of the truest honors to be let in on your journey. I look forward to meeting you!


Michigan: 6801116110 - Illinois: 149020299




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$160 (50min)