I have been licensed in the state of Florida for 25 years. I have experience working with all individuals and I have experience with all mental health fields, including depression, schizophrenia, family issues, domestic violence, and gender related issues. I also have experience working with couples and families. I would describe my approach as empathic, goal-oriented and client-centered. The therapies that I draw from include cognitive behavioral, solution focused and psychodynamic approaches.
I enjoy helping people through challenging situations. I provide a warm, non-judgmental and accepting environment. The people that I have worked with previously have described ne as being caring,, empathic, and ensuring that I have each person reach their goals.
I strive to provide the best possible care for all within a warm and trusting environment. Where upon completion of the services, the individual will walk away empowered, strong and resilient.
- Bipolar disorder
- Coping with life changes
- Compassion fatigue
Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW10854 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
I councelled with Michelle for two months and she's helped me loads. She's a non judgemental excellent listener, who gives honest and extremely helpful advice. She's helped me boost my self-confidence as a mother, wife and as a person, and she's helped me live through the Covid situations in a much better way. She's very flexible in terms of times and answers promptly to any message. She's absolutely great. Thanks Michele!
I've been through a great deal of counseling throughout the years. Ive done many online sessions since covid began. Ive had a few different counselors online looking for someone I can connect with. Someone who would understand that my complaints are very serious to me but may not be that serious to my counselor. Or my fears are real to me. Michele is different. She is caring. She listens to me and gives a different perspective that I often dont think of. I've actually felt comfortable sharing my struggles with her in depth. She has texted me via app to check on me time and time again. She quickly responds to every message or journal entry I make. She has given me some support that I dont have in my everyday life. I'm grateful i finally found someone who i feel cares. And when you are seeking this type of service you are looking for a caring understanding person. Michele is just that. I highly recommend her. She is so supportive. And I know shes there anytime I need her. Her schedule is perfect. She works all hours of the day and evening. You don't have to wait till next week or later to talk about the crisis I seem to be facing today. I'm very happy and comfortable in confiding in her.
Amazing and insightful therapist.
She dose really good job
Michele has been a huge help to me -- I've been raving about her to everyone I know. I'd been feeling anxious and guilty and overwhelmed. She approached my issues from a practical problem-solving perspective, and although it was exactly what I needed. I start feeling better very quickly. She is extremely supportive, during our talks and also in between. Her fresh perspective has helped me look at my problems and solutions differently. I'm very glad I've been working with her!
Honestly, Michele is a genius. She tells it as it is, but also listens and really makes you self-reflect. She's always very positive and able to adapt and play to your level, whilst remaining realistic, and I think in that way she's so effective.
Michele’s an excellent listener! None of that robotic nonsense. She offers proactive solutions and is very honest.
I love Michele! She’s super supportive of my goals and available for a quick text or a session on a Saturday, which is awesome since I work long hours. She has a tons of experience and I value her opinion when it comes to improving different areas of my life.
Michele is a genuine person who honestly cares about her clients. Her steadfast encouragement and no nonsense approach have helped guude me from a place where I was overwhelmed and almost unable to function to a a much better place where I am regaining control of my life. If you want a counselor who cares, listens and offers real life guidance, I recommend Michele highly.
Michele is lovely, very positive and helpful. She has a great sense of humour and tells it like it is. I am enjoying the sessions.
Michele helped me a lot. My discussions with her were very helpful. She is a very good listener. I always felt she knew exactly what I was talking about and that was the most important for me. She always answered my quaestions in a very clear and direct way.
She tells it how it is and knows her stuff. She's incredibly intelligent and caring. For someone who's had a lot of therapists she's a perfect match for me.
Michelle is a very good listener. Provided great advises so far. Not been with her for a long time so i cant say much
Michele is wonderful she has been helping me with anxiety and stress about life and being a new mother. She is very caring, warm and also very practical. She has given me lots of strategies to help manage my anxiety.
She has given me tools to help me get through things and feel better about myself. It’s been great! She is easy to talk to and just let everything out.
Michelle is a no-nonsense, extremely caring individual who is able to provide perspective, a solid sounding board and feedback (both supportive and constructive as needed). Working with her has been a joy and extremely helpful when dealing with one of the most challenging situations of my adult life.
Michele is really warm and open. She is direct, straightforward, and always knows the right things to say, which I am really thankful of. So thankful for her and that I got matched with her, if I could I would love to keep in touch with Michele for a long time. I definitely recommend Michele
Michele is great at what she does! I was so apprehensive about talking to a councilor, but Michele's manner and technique is supportive and refreshing. I would recommend Michelle to anyone, even if they didn't need a Councillor, we actually have quite a laugh! When you need someone with some metaphorical balls to back you up and get you to feel better about your ability to make good use of what you have around you, Michele's you gal.
Michele has been wonderful. She is compassionate, quick to respond and seems to take her role as a counsellor very seriously in that she will check in regularly if she hasn’t heard from you in a while.
So very grateful to have had Michele this past few weeks.
Michele is amazing. She is a great listener, down to earth and understanding. Michele always says the right thing, from words of support to insights from a different perspective. She is highly recommended.
She relates to whatever given situation you present, making you understand that you are not alone. And that to me is someone who is not only professional but also human. Exhibiting empathy when necessary and directing you to an area that would help build your self -esteem. Now that’s real and l like when people are real with me.
She is kind takes the time to respond, and is meaningful in her responses
Really supportive, and genuinely concerned I'm gaining a lot from this therapy experience.
Working with Michele Avalon has been a most positive experience. She is a person of high quality and credentials.
I love Michele she is always available no matter the time and I'm very comfortable sharing my life experience with her oh and she's Hilarious
its early days but I feel that talking to Michelle is good and helpful she explains how to work through the better help app too which is good I enjoy talking with her and feel it helpful already my daughter has signed up now too that says a lot
I was experiencing bouts of anxiety and low self esteem and I needed help to recognise where I was going wrong to overcome my troubles.
Michele was very honest and direct which I really liked, she helped me see a perspective which I did not consider.
She'd message often to check up on me, and would utilise our calls, making sure she could provide me with as much assistance as I needed aswell as listening attentively. At the end of each session, I left having learnt something new which I intended to work on.
I've always been afraid of counselling, but Michelle has most definitely changed my opinion. She provides exactly what you need regardless of what state you are in.
I wish I could continue our sessions even when they may not be required, but unfortunately due to costs, I am unable to.
She deserves every penny she earns and she is definitely worth your money!
All the best Michele :)
After 2 tries with counselors that didn’t work for me, 3rd time is the charm! Michele is PERFECT for me and she really understands what needs to be done with me.. she’s very professional and extremely invested in her work. She really cares and motivated me to be better and stay better because Im so impatient for the next session.. I’m so glad I found her. Thank you BetterHelp!
Timely, understanding and doesn’t sugarcoat things. Would recommend her to anyone!
Michele is a great counsellor, she really listens and helped me a lot!
Michele is exactly what I needed and didn’t know it. She acknowledges when I’m speaking poorly about myself/ being mean to myself and challenges my warped thinking. I’m starting to love myself for possibly the first time in my entire life.
She is amazing and you cant ask for a better counselor than her,
Michele is fantastic. She checks in regularly, is non-judgmental, relatable and easy to talk to.
Michele is a wonderful counsellor. So caring and a great sense of humor she gave me really good tips and checked in regularly. I’d highly recommend her to others Members.
SHE IS AWESOME. Michele is a strong but caring voice that personally works wonders reminding me to get out of my head. She is a wonderful dose of reality and every session with her I come away with a big smile and at least one page of notes to help myself improve. I would recommend her to absolutely everyone.
Michele has been very helpful, understanding and supportive. I would really recommend her to anyone who wanted some help and techniques to better their mental health!
Michele is a very sweet and smart woman, who keeps it real with sound advice, and reminds me that I’m strong and capable and to keep me moving forward. I appreciate her very much.
Michele is not the typical psych that you would expect. She’s raw, she’s real, she gets it without all the typical psych jargon. Give her a shot and you’ll be pleasantly surprised! She also checks in all the time, provides support and encouragement, and is someone you can laugh with.
She is amazing! Highly recommended!
I have Michele very easy to talk to and although we live in different countries she always gets to my messages when she can. It is almost like talking to an old friend in the way that while it may take a while for both of us to reply it does happen.
very understanding and supportive, i feel heard and cared for.
Michele has been a great help. She’s very easy to talk to, understanding and helpful. She’s direct and to the point and doesn’t sugar coat things which is exactly what I needed, but also compassionate and understanding.