Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Independence Counseling & Psychological Services focuses on you as if you are part of our own family.


Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Stephanie Hillebrand, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Michigan. She founded Independence Counseling & Psychological Services and is the Director of the clinic. Dr. Hillebrand attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate studies, completing a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Dr. Hillebrand received the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology focused on Humanistic and Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology in 2011. She has been working in a clinical setting since 2006 through internships, volunteer opportunities, and full time employment. Dr. Hillebrand is active with the BNI Howell Chapter, Howell Chamber of Commerce, and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Hillebrand specializes in cognitive behavioral and humanistic therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Her clinical interests include the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress related to life transitions, issues of grief and loss, relationship and family conflict, and incidents of trauma. Dr. Hillebrand has a strong desire to be a support for the community in addition to clinical work. She is also passionate about the training and supervision of new psychologists coming into the field.


Our services include the treatment of a variety of mental health and emotional issues through the use of individually focused treatment plans. We utilize research-based models of therapy, which include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused therapies. Each client will take an active role in the planning, development, and progression of their individual treatment plans.

Make An Appointment

If you are interested in making an appointment, our staff will gladly assist you in the process. Please call us during business hours or send us an email. We are able to schedule an appointment during your first contact.