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Michael Fentress, LMHC, LPC

Addictions LGBTQ+ Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I am licensed in both Florida and Wisconsin with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with LGBT-related issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Addictions LGBTQ+ Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information


WI LPC 6837-125


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

Michael is thoughtful and engaging. His suggestions and advice have been practical and very effective!

Written on Jul 22, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Michael is truly a great therapist. I’ve had a tough time in the past and he makes me feel comfortable to share. He understands when I get to a tough spot and asks hard hitting questions or just the right one to make me think. He’s truly a value to the therapy community and I would recommend him for anyone.

Written on Jul 07, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

I was intimidated by the idea of speaking with someone I’d never known about problems that I couldn’t even talk to my closest friends and family about, but Michael definitely helped me to overcome any fear by just being genuine and not forcing me to stick to any kind of script or guidelines. Being able to just speak freely about anything and kind of be in control of the sessions is extremely important to me and Michael has never failed to take those things into consideration. Couldn’t thank you enough.

Written on Jun 24, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michael is amazing. His listening skills and advice in navigating my day-to-day have become an invaluable part of my daily life. I feel so lucky to have found him.

Written on Jun 12, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

I have moved forward the most here, with Michael Fentress as my therapist than with any other therapist. I a, 45 and have been in and out of therapy since I was a teenager. He has truly, and still is, helping get through my trauma while building my confidence.

Written on May 28, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Was great first visit. Felt his passion for helping others.

Written on May 22, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts