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Brenna Michel, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, licensed in Ohio with over 8 years of experience working in the field of mental health, with specifically 5 years of clinical counseling. I have spent my career treating clients with a varied range of issues, including: depression, anxiety, stress, personality and mood disorders, addictions (alcohol, opiates, gambling, porn, etc.), codependency, grief and trauma.

My passion is to help people improve their lives through assisting them to realize and utilize their own strengths and potential to live their best possible life. I truly believe that having a neutral, non-judgmental and attentive listening ear with whom you can discuss your thoughts and feelings, is one of the best ways to improve your overall well-being! When seeking counseling, I believe every person deserves to be treated with respect, unconditional positive regard, and compassion. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Person-Centered, Solution Focused, Humanistic and Mindfulness; but in the end- every client is different, so I will tailor my approach and individualize your treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

I’m so proud of you for seeking out help to improve your life. If you are ready to take the first step in moving towards a happier, healthier you- then I am here to support and empower you in your journey!

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

OH LISW I.1700470


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brenna Michel. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

An amazing person with amazing and comfortable solutions.

Written on Jun 16, 2023 after therapy with Brenna for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Brenna has been incredibly helpful and kind throughout my therapy. She has helped coached me through a series of life changes and grieving. Brenna is genuine and we clicked well and she checked in on me, was available via chat and video, and flexible as I navigated these changes. I highly recommend Brenna!

Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Brenna for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Brenna is fantastic! Best therapist I’ve ever had.

Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Brenna for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Brenna helped me through the darkest depths I’ve ever encountered. I can’t give a better review than that.

Written on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Brenna for 5 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

I really enjoy working with her, she's been very supportive and I don't know that I could have made it to these last couple of months without her.

Written on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with Brenna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Brennas great! She’s understanding and knowledgeable and not only willing to help but able to!

Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Brenna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue