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About Me

I have been a psychotherapist for over 18 years and I have worked with all walks of life. I have developed programs for the elderly, young children, individuals who struggle with substance issues, sexually abused adults and children and people whom have struggled with various types of trauma. Regardless of the issue all my clients require and deserve validation and unconditional care. I am very passionate with regard to finding creative ways to help people gain the confidence needed to help themselves. My motto for life is that life is not just surviving but thriving.

I have received multiple awards for humanistic beliefs and practice. My educational years were all met with high honors and scholarships. I was appointed the first ever health systems specialist designation for my work with nursing homes at the New York State Department of health as a quality of life was to me of the highest importance. I work with physical coaching, nature mindfulness training and positive affirmations for my own self-care and I share these techniques with my clients.

I come from a strengths perspective and I believe in the power of self-love. No one therapeutic model works for everyone as we are all unique. I listen and collaborate with my clients in order to help them achieve their highest self. I work with reading and writing tools and I know that behavior change, although challenging, will lead to positive changes in the mind, body and soul. What life throws at us does not define us it is what we do to overcome that creates our greatest achievements.

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Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #080845 (Expires: 2024-09-30)

LCSW #44SC05847100 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michele Frakt. 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 C.H. on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Michelle is awesome! She listens carefully and builds off of what we talk about each week. She remembers details and is able to help me without any judgment. She’s also very professional while being personable and friendly. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by S.T. on Mar 01, 2020 after therapy with michele for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love working with Michele. She makes me feel safe and understood. I always feel better after our sessions together.

Written by R.O. on Feb 21, 2020 after therapy with michele for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

While I haven't worked with Michele for long, I feel that she has gotten to know me and my problems very quickly. She's attentive and empathetic, which has helped me feel comfortable opening up to her. I usually feel great after speaking with her and I'm looking forward to working with her to overcome my problems.

Written by N.I. on Feb 05, 2020 after therapy with michele for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Michele is a great therapist. She is easy going and makes you always feel comfortable and never judged. I love my sessions with her!

Written by E.M. on Nov 15, 2019 after therapy with michele for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

My counselor is brilliant, empathetic, and amazingly insightful. Her kindness and genuine support are so important to me at this time and I feel very grateful to have been paired with her.

Written by J.O. on Oct 02, 2019 after therapy with michele for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

She is an excellent, excellent therapist. Very knowledgeable, very skilled. Open, friendly, professional. Really, simply could not be better.

Written by C.H. on Sep 18, 2019 after therapy with michele for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Michele is wonderful. She is always supportive even when I'm being a terrible client. Iwould highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.D. on Sep 12, 2019 after therapy with michele for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Michele has helped me in ways I couldn't have imagined, and in such a short amount of time. She is extremely astute and her feedback is filled with empathy and care. I feel extremely fortunate to have been matched with a counselor who is so effective and kind.

Written by P.A. on Sep 10, 2019 after therapy with michele for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I have really enjoyed my sessions with Michele. She is incredibly caring and understanding.

Written by M.E. on Jul 29, 2019 after therapy with michele for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michele is very good at making you feel better and and cared about. She always makes time for you. She validates your feelings and makes you realize important things. All of her experience has made her excellent at what she does. She got me through a very hard time. I know I have a lot to work on and I'm so happy to have an amazing human being like her to help me along the way. I can't recommend her enough.

Written by A.L. on Jul 01, 2019 after therapy with michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I absolutely love Michele Frakt! She listens and understands me which really helps me with a lot of things. She always tries to make time to be there for me.