Contact Shari

Shari Murgittroyd LMSW

shari@northstarwc.com

Phone: 517.455.7787

Fax: 517.455.7560

JACKIE SHPAK, LLP, RYT-200

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

A quote I have tried my best to live by, the journey towards personal growth and finding your own version of peace can be lit along the way with support and
guidance while taking the steps towards your best self. I utilize mindfulness throughout psychotherapy and traditional talk therapy, providing a nonjudgmental
space to explore connection with mind, body and soul to discover your core self.


Find your own balance through life transitions, challenges or feel comfortable to sort through thoughts you may have never said aloud. I enjoy the opportunity to
assist empowering individuals to increase self-compassion and build what they would like their lives to look like, entwining holistic approaches with evidence-
based practices.


Specializations
I’ve worked along side college students which various challenges including adjustment, relationship issues, and developing study/focus strategies. I strive to provide options that inspire safety and growth, utilizing evidence-based and comprehensive approaches. Some options include: aromatherapy, steel drums, weighted blankets, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), journaling, walking meditation, and positive affirmations. oul lead to study of trauma informed care as a
certified yoga teacher (RYT-200) with the Yoga Alliance and Certified Mental Health
Integrative with the Institute of Nutrition & Integrative Medicine.
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Group evidenced based court, probation, jail
diversion referral.
Interest in learning how to play my singing bowl & have started studying the wonderful
calming affects of sound therapy, hope is get together a group in the future to learn &
share this together! Cardio drumming release group, Mindfulness Based Stress
Reduction, trauma informed yoga to relax & relieve mental health symptoms, journaling
101, get started on your dream board, grief healing together group. I would love to
learn yoga trapeze and teach this someday! Please drop me a line if you’re interested
in joining the next class!
Education and Experience
Jackie enjoyed a Social Work internship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation assisting in
granting children & families wishes and First Step of Michigan volunteer work at

Michigan’s first domestic violence shelter while completing undergraduate work towards
a Bachelor’s of Science Degree double majoring in psychology & sociology at the
University of Michigan Dearborn.  While completing a Master’s of Science Degree in
Clinical Psychology from Madonna University, selected to provide outpatient therapy at
the University of Michigan Dearborn completing a one year practicum treating incoming
freshman to graduates, exploring career options & paths to stress management, grief
issues and life challenges with many different family dynamics, situations, cultures,
diagnoses, and trauma.  
Jackie has over ten years’ experience working with Monroe County’s Community Mental
Health Authority exploring various therapeutic, evidence based and holistic techniques
to create person center goals unique to each individual and what worked best for their
situation and struggles for all times in life.  Starting out in Supports Coordination Clinical
Case Management & after-hours emergency services providing safety plans &
prescreens for ER & inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations, represented the county as the
Hospital & Court Liaison for three years, supervised the State of Michigan grant to
provide mental health services within the local jail & develop the county’s first mental
health court Feb 2016 – Nov 2017, completed annual reassessments as Utilization
Management Review UM/UR clinician for entire population of agency before accepting
the Outpatient Therapist position providing individual and group therapy with a focus on
trauma and integrated health.

PHONE: 517.455-7555

FAX: 517.455-7560

119 Pere Marquette, Suite 3B

Lansing, MI 48912