Michael Powell

(LCMHC-S)
Therapist Michael Powell Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including career challenges, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting problems. I also helped many people who have experienced emotional abuse and mood disorders.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I am a friendly and approachable therapist with a natural talent for making people feel at ease. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I enjoy working with adults from all ethnicities and backgrounds to overcome behavioral, mental, and emotional issues and achieve personal growth. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

Operating from a strengths-based perspective, I utilize a variety of evidenced-based modalities including Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Anxiety Treatment to support my clients. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and purposeful life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #S6620 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by V.O. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

I appreciate how honest and direct Michael is. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.

Written by E.D. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Michael and I have had just one session so far due to my crazy schedule, but during that one session I felt a connection, and comfortable in opening up regarding myself.

Written by T.H. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Michael is the coolest of dudes. He's very down to Earth and incredibly easy to talk to. From the first session, he made me feel comfortable talking to him about my personal struggles. He always gives great advice for day-to-day problems, and he does so while also having a good sense of humor. We've shared many laughs together. He sends inspirational messages daily, and responded to me every time I sent him a message through the app even if I did not have an appointment scheduled for that day. Michael is an all-around great guy. I would reccomend him to just about anybody who needs guidance in their life.

Written by A.N. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and self esteem

he is very compassionate and is very good . he listens to me and advises me appropriately he is vey respectful. I will reccommend him to any body in the same condition as i am

Written by K.H. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Michael is extremely wise and supportive and tells it like it is. His words of encouragement and friendly manner make therapy easier and more natural for me, and I’d recommend him to anyone who’s going through a rough time or just needs someone to talk to.

Written by T.I. on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I was going through a bit of a dark patch when I first met Michael. In just a couple of weeks, he helped me change my perspective and grow more confidence and trust in myself. His easy going and relatable attitude, his wit, knowledge and sheer positivity really helped me become happier with my life and take on new challenges. I am always looking forward to our sessions, thank you Michael!

Written by K.A. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

Michael has been a great counselor for me these past few months. I came to Better Help to manage my anxiety. Micheal is a great listener and I enjoy his input. I always looked forward to our weekly session and to tell him the challenges I am having but also share my goals and how I wish to go about achieving them.

Thank you for helping me work through an anxious time of change and helping me navigate my personal relationships.

Written by E.D. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Michael is a great therapist. He listens well and actually provides feedback too. He is always on time and if there is anything urgent he will respond in a timely manner. With his years of expertise, he always has great advice that can fit any situation.

Written by M.A. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Amazing therapist. Really professional in what he does. I am feeling so much progress and I owe it all to Michael.
Highly recommend!

Written by D.E. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

He is an amazing gentleman, who truly understands my difficulties, and struggles

Written by M.A. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michael is a really great therapist who made me feel really at ease and like I could talk to him about anything! He gave really helpful, practical advice and I felt a whole lot 'lighter' after our session together. I really recommend him!

Written by S.T. on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Michael is the absolute best! So thoughtful and helpful.

Written by A.I. on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Michael is a wonderful counselor; he is thoughtful, attentive, and warm. Every time I spoke to him or when he would check in with me, I felt like I had a counselor who cared about me and the things that I wanted to work on/accomplish. I only have good things to say about him. He’s amazing.

Written by T.I. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I look forward to video sessions with Michael every week! He listens, encourages, and provides insight, sometimes personal which I connect with. He is warm, open, understanding, and a source of positive bright strong light!

I have lots of things to work on, from my self esteem, anxiety/depression management, a new life after a break up, confidence on employment search, to family affairs and interactions. As a LGBTQ Asian American, born to immigrants, I feel comfortable and safe talking with Michael about the happenings in my life, whether my challenges or good happenings.

Along with the weekly video chat sessions, Michael shares daily tips. I take the moment to read them as a time to check in with my feelings and thoughts, and reflect on my own strategies to navigate my own journey.

Michael's audio messages are warm and personable. When I talk with Michael, my strong, kind and confident me steps into the light. I look forward to chatting with Michael to help me live my best life. Thank you so much Michael. Your presence helps mine!!

Written by R.H. on Sep 26, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michael is a great listener and he also has a wonderful warm sense of humour which puts you at ease in sessions.

Written by K.R. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

This man is nothing more than a God send. Thank you for all you do and all you will do. Please don't change.

Written by I.S. on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amazing Councelor more friend than therapist with a warm smile and abs a caring demeanor

Written by E.L. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michael is so funny, friendly and relatable. He always calms me down & reminds me to look at what’s important in life or in the particular situation I’m talking to him about. He makes me laugh when I’m upset and that helps a lot!

Written by D.I. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

I am grateful for Michael’s sessions. I feel like he listens to me and understands my concerns. He has given be confidence as a single dad to keep doing the right things for my son. Great benefit for me to have this resource. Thank you Michael

Written by C.E. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Michael is a wonderful counselor! I was really happy to be matched with a person of color and I had no reservations with him being male. I’m thankful for his ability to put things into perspective and to keep things honest. Would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to receive guidance!

Written by J.A. on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I always feel better after chatting with Michael.
He has a way of helping me to see through the fogginess of thought processing. I would recommend him to anyone in a similar situation.

Written by B.O. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

Great Listener!

Written by J.O. on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

This was my first therapy ever. I had some issues and needed some guidance. At first I was a little skeptical. I asked for a woman counselor and got matched with Michael. How will a man ever be able to understand my issues - I questioned myself. I was quickly, positively surprised. Michael made me feel at ease in no time. Our sessions were like talking to a good friend. Michael is very professional, supportive and optimistic. Not only he addressed all the "symptoms" but made sure he got into the source of my problems. Very professional, very responsive. I would recommend Michael to everyone.

Written by P.A. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

At first, I was a bit skeptical about online counseling, and seeing the face of a brand new therapist, that being Michael, was a little hard to work with the first couple of minutes. But he has been so kind and understanding and patient in my progress of slowly opening up, that soon enough I started to feel relieved. And then his actual help through therapy came in, and made me fully understand how professional and good at his job he is (and I’m extremely picky with people, especially doctors in my life).
What outstands the most from Michael is the light vibe that he’s able to portrait through his kind smiles and encouraging words which never come off as cheesy, and are never obvious, and the fact that he won’t ever make you feel like an outcast. I’m glad I matched with him as a counselor, and I’m doing much better than before despite our short-term meetings!

Written by K.H. on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Micheal is very energetic and it is infectious . It always feels good to talk to him .

Written by A.L. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

he is truly professional and experienced and helped me walking through my thoufgt process and helped me to look into issues from a better perspective , I highly recommend Micheal .
Thank you,

Written by F.A. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michael was great! He was open to talk and exchange his thoughts and personal experience with me. He is sincere in his talk and offered me variety of ways to coup with my ongoing anxiety and childhood trauma.