Kaileen McMickle

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About Me

What I know about therapy is that the most important factor is feeling heard, understood, and accepted as exactly who you are in each moment. My greatest passion is to allow people a safe space to do just that--to express, and make sense of, their inner lives without judgment. My philosophy when meeting with people is that although there are many commonalities in the how people react to pain, each person's experience is unique and deserves individualized approaches. We don't all heal the same, and I'm here to work with you to find the way you heal best. Whatever your journey, I'm here to meet you right where you're at!

A bit about my education: I graduated with my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UW-Stout in 2016, and have been a licensed practitioner since 2018. I am a Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP).

When I work with folks, my main treatment approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This allows me insight into the patterns and relationships between feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, along with the core beliefs we all hold that influence how those pieces interact with each other. Although I have the most experience with CBT, I also implement other approaches based on the needs of the client.

Bottom line, reaching out and going through the process of therapy is tough stuff. It's OK to come into this journey with a cluster of emotions. I'll work my hardest with you to sort through it all so you can move toward goals that better suit your life!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Domestic Violence , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #7134-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kaileen McMickle. 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.

Written by J.E. on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Kaileen for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, and anger management

Kaileen was a great help to me. She was kind and understanding.