Welcome and thank you for considering my services.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor currently practicing in the state of Missouri for over 10 years. Counseling is my 2nd career and my true calling. Before I decided to follow this path, I spent over 15 years in the travel industry, living in Pennsylvania and Texas, and traveling across the US and Europe. I mention this because I believe it's helped me to become more culturally aware and open-minded in both my personal life and career.
I have experience working with adults of all ages and across many settings, including private practice and intensive outpatient programs. Some of the most common issues I help my clients work through are depression, anxiety, work related stress, relationship problems, low self esteem, grief, divorce, chronic health issues, and dealing with major life changes. Previous clients have described me as compassionate, caring, practical, jovial, helpful, and encouraging and I continue to be inspired by their courage and dedication.
I consider my approach to be positive, holistic, and solution focused and I specialize in cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy. I believe mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness are keys to a life worth living.
It would be an honor to accompany you on this journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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I love her. She keeps me sane. I respect her opinion a lot and that shes willing to work to help me where I need it.
Written on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with Michele for 4 months
Michelle is great! I felt a connection with her before we even had our first video conference and we were just messaging back and forth. She is very knowledgeable and is super supportive of my struggles. She has been a great resource for me and a wonderful person to talk to and give feedback. I would recommend her to everyone.
Written on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes