Michael Ecuyer

LCSW

About Me

Hello! I would like to welcome you to Better Help, where you will find caring and personal support and discover effective ways to break free from those issues that are holding you back from achieving your dreams in life. I believe that every one of us has a calling or purpose in life, and the journey to discovering and walking in that purpose should be both exciting and challenging. I like to view myself as a "life coach" and that is the framework that we will use if you decide to join with me in overcoming those obstacles that have been in your way.

I have been a social worker for more than 30 years and have experience working with people from many backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with individuals struggling with relationship disappointments, fear and crippling stress, with couples dealing with marital strife and with parents trying to navigate the ever changing landscape of family life. There are many other issues that I have been able to assist with including coping with the challenges in a blended families, workplace stress, financial concerns, and men's issues.

We can work together in whatever manner you are most comfortable with, including phone and texting and sometimes video sessions if that is your preference. My availability is mostly during daytime hours during the week with some evening times and a handful of afternoon times on weekends, but I do check and respond to messages every day.

I look forward to to working together with you in this noble endeavor that you have decided to embark upon with us here at Betterhelp.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LCSW 67506


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michael Ecuyer. 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 Q.U. on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I appreciate him, and have been blessed to have this therapist.

Written by F.A. on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Michael has been extremely helpful. He asks all the right questions that really make you self-reflect. I’ve only been talking to him for a month now and I can see a huge difference in myself.

Written by K.Y. on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michael is a great therapist. I've seen three in recent times (he wasn't the first), and there was no doubt in my mind after a few sessions that he was the one who would help me the most. As others have said, he does a great job "steering the conversation" but not in a dominating, lecturing way; you can talk at length, and he won't interrupt, but he will follow what you said with something insightful and that proves he really was listening and understanding. And he will ask questions to transition to another relevant topic.

I am not at all religious. Some people require a religion-oriented therapy, and some require its absence. I have never discussed religion with Michael, and he has never brought it up. So for anyone who may be concerned that they will be preached to, rest assured that is not the case. (Although I see some reviews that he is more than willing to embrace that mode if it's what the client needs.)

When I began therapy, I was a few days removed from the absolute lowest point in my life, so I was basically a wreck. Michael listened and gave me advice and guidance specific to the issues I had, and I eventually found myself needing to take notes so that I wouldn't forget the specific phrasing he used to describe a strategy or that would fit the particular situation perfectly. I've improved by leaps and bounds since the beginning, and although I do spend a good amount of time counseling with family and reading and reflecting on outside philosophy/guidance material as well, I know that Michael has played a pivotal role in my progress.

Written by C.H. on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Michael is an extraordinary counselor, therapist, confidante, and friend. He's giving me so much support and is there for me both in times of need and in times of plenty.

Thank you, Michael for being the best!!

Written by A.U. on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Michael is a huge help. Highly highly recommend.

Written by T.A. on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

He is a great listener and he is very helpful.

Written by M.A. on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

I like him, he is helpful

Written by G.I. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Michael is very attentive and a good listener. He is able to precis what I tell him in order to create a general understanding of my situation with ease. This in turn puts me at ease and encourages me to express my feelings. He is like having a friend in the room! I look forward to continuing our sessions

Written by B.R. on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Michael is friendly and great to talk to. Very helpful with the issues I’ve discussed with him so far and empathetic. I would highly recommend him to others.

Written by T.R. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Excellent

Written by J.O. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, anger management, career difficulties, and addictions

Michael has been incredibly helpful for me in navigating a challenging period of my life and helping me make sense of a number of transitions and changes that I have gone through. He has a gift of being able to ask the right questions to help direct the conversation in a way that feels natural and not forced at all. I can honestly say that I have felt better after every session that I have had with Michael, and I am seeing positive changes in my overall life since I began speaking to him. Also, if you read a number of reviews for Michael that reference religion, specifically Christianity, and are put off by this, you should not let that push you away. I had had a similar thought but just mentioned to him initially that I would prefer that religion not be brought up at all, and he has respected my wishes. He is very mindful of individual preferences, and in general I can't praise his work highly enough. Thank you for the help you have provided me!

Written by A.N. on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Great therapist, really helpful

Written by D.A. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

He listens and just steers the conversation in a way where you are answering your questions and really delving deep into your issues in the best way.

Written by S.H. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Michael’s insight is great. He offers a Biblical approach, exactly what I was looking for, which really makes me feel comfortable. He offers his thought and perspectives without casting judgment. Great guy.

Written by M.E. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Michael has helped me learn to process my emotions in a productive and healthy manner. He has guided me and encouraged me though some dark moments with kindness and compassion. I can’t thank him enough for all of his help!

Written by T.E. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Great therapist

Written by R.I. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Wonderful counselor. Always makes me feel heard and understood with great insight. Wonderful religious, relationship, and family advice

Written by K.A. on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mr. Ecuyer is a great listener and is really tailoring my therapy to my needs and goals. His wise knowledge and insights are much appreciated.

Written by D.O. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Michael is a kind soul who truly listens and is eager to offer sound advice in a non judgemental way.

Written by S.A. on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

He is a great counselor

Written by J.I. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Michael has shown empathy and has listened to my issues and has brought new light to my perspective on these issues.

Written by L.U. on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Michael has played a very instrumental role in my mental health recovery. His ability to actively listen, ask insightful questions and provide a set of self-improvement tools have been key drivers in my significant progress over the last 3 months.

I really enjoyed his approach to each session and use of specific worksheets to help guide the conversations. I will forever be grateful for his valuable framework of lessons and techniques into how to address, cope and ultimately supersede life’s various obstacles.

I highly recommend Michael should you be facing any difficulties that may seem too hard to overcome.

Written by C.H. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michael
Has been very supportive as my counselor. The exercises and discussions have helped me very much during this difficult season of life. I am very grateful for the time spent in our session.
Thank you,
Chris

Written by W.I. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Michael is very empathetic and understanding- I have never had counselling before but Michael made me feel at ease and really helped me to work through my problems. I would highly recommend Michael.

Written by L.U. on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Michael is attentive and understanding. He has given me insight on the drivers behind my issues and helped me find a path to walk towards healing myself.

Written by L.I. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Michael is such a great counsellor ,Im forever grateful for him he has helped me so much ! I am so much happier in myself and in my marriage,I am so happy he was assigned to me! He always understood exactly how I was feeling,checking in even when we didn't have a session! Such a nice and caring man! Cannot recommend him enough!

Written by A.M. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and coaching

Micheal is the best counselor, I highly recommend everybody to chat with him!

Written by N.A. on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michael is very attentive & helps me get thru my challenges both spiritually and mentally. He makes me think about how to get thru stressful situations. Thank you for connecting me to a wonderful counselor.

Written by S.E. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Michael has helped me re-discover the joy in my life and has significantly changed my perspective. He is inspiring, humble, patient and genuine. I cannot put a price on the improvement to my life that these sessions have resulted in. Highly recommended.

Written by R.Y. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Great counselor, understood my needs and supported me well

Written by L.A. on Apr 23, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Michael has been a God send. I was struggling to find a counselor who could provide a psychological and faith based approach towards healing. I've worked with him for a little over a month and have made a huge turn around in all areas that were recently an issue for me! I'm thankful to say I've gained clarity, focus, motivation, and STRENGTH. Forever thankful for this journey, it was a great blessing for me- thank you Michael!

Written by D.E. on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Michael's strongest suit in our sessions has been his ability to ask good questions that prompt thoughtful responses from me.

He also has a knack for getting a good read on situations and helping to guide the conversation to the issues that need the strongest attention. I thought I was having more difficulty with dealing with my dad, but he's asked good questions about my relationship and business, and the issues surrounding both, that have helped me with my mindset and thought processes in between our appointments.

The worksheets have also been helpful and I feel like it's reflected in my journaling as well.

Written by M.I. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Michael and I have just started working together but I am encouraged by our weekly progress so far.

Written by D.A. on Mar 07, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Michael is a great therapist. He’s been counseling me for 3months and helped get me out of my darkest times when I thought there was no hope. Remember that the pain your going through is temporary and Michael will help you get out of it if you put in the work and effort.

Written by D.E. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Michael is amazing. He has helped me so much already and brought me closer to God. Truly an amazing counsellor. I feel like I can tell him anything without judgement.

Written by R.A. on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and compassion fatigue

I have been in counseling with Michael for almost 3 months now. I joined BetterHelp after a destructive heartbreaking experience & I felt lost. I needed someone who can offer me advice that was not biased, and show me a way to regain control of my life and see past my problem. Betterhelp set me up with Michael as my counselor & ever since I feel like I have regained control & all my positive aspects have been highlighted. I sometimes feel like I will need this app my whole life as well haha. Thank you Michael for being there in one of the hardest phases of my life.

Written by T.H. on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Michael gave me the right tools that i needed to analyze my feelings and thoughts. He also helped/ guided me in the right path to finding the much needed ways of dealing with stress and negative thoughts. He was very helpful and listened to me and made me see the bigger picture.

Written by J.U. on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michael has helped me so much so far. He’s very respectful and a great listener. It’s clear he has a lot of experience and is great at his job. He is helping me through the grief in my life and to find myself again.

Written by A.L. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Big fan so far! I was worried because this is my first actual therapy experience, but he’s like the nice dad of your friend. 10/10 no complaints

Written by A.B. on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Michael is great at supporting you while you work through your issues. He's insightful and gets to the bottom of things pretty quick. I feel like my time is very well spent talking to him.

Written by T.I. on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He's dope!

Written by J.A. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Michael is kind hearted and truly concerned about challenges I face. I am grateful for his sincerity and quick responses.

Written by T.U. on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I am pleased with the way things started off and continue progressing at this point. Thank you.

Written by S.T. on Dec 19, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Michael was a huge help and easy to talk to about working through issues between my partner and myself. He broke things down into examples I could understand

Written by K.A. on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I came here because I needed help. I am going through a terrible time and needed someone to steer me in the right direction. I'm so happy to have been matched with Michael, because he does all that and then some! I've been speaking to Michael for about three weeks, and within those three weeks I feel like there's a light at the end of my tunnel. He has helped me cope with my current situation and is helping me with my future goals. I don't know what I would have done without him. I am so grateful to have him in my corner rooting for my success.

Written by T.A. on Nov 14, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Michael has been incredibly helpful in a very difficult portion of my life.

Written by A.L. on Sep 24, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties, and coaching

Michael has the temperament and personality that people in my situation need in a time of crisis to transition from lemons to lemonade.

Written by G.C. on Sep 13, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and career difficulties

This man is great. ..

Written by A.G. on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Best person to talk to and give the great advice

Written by A.M. on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michael is amazing! Patient and very kind. The short while I’ve been working with him, he’s really helped me get to the root of a big issue for me. He’s an expert at what he does and most importantly, he listens without judgment and advises without bias. I’m thankful to have been matched with him.

Written by A.P. on Jul 09, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very supportive and caring.

Work with me!