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Michele Koenes, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem
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About me

Hello ~

I am a licensed Masters level Social Worker in Michigan with over 7 years of experience. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with young adults, adults, and older adults with a wide array of mental health concerns.

I have also worked as a litigation attorney and as a teacher. These experiences have strengthened my abilities to relate, connect, and provide support to my clients.

My counseling style is one of collaboration and responsiveness. I am attuned to my clients unique and individual personalities, situations and needs. I believe that empathy and letting the client set the pace of therapy is imperative to an effective process and the realization of desired outcomes.

Therapy is a supportive, safe place where every aspect of you is welcome – even the parts that may be uncomfortable to share. As your therapist, I will strive to build and maintain a space for healing and growth.

I am ready to begin the process with you!

Professional experience

9yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MI LMSW 6801065517


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

Michele is amazing and has helped me so much! Night & Day difference from 10 months ago. She gets a 10 out of 10 any day of the week!

Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Michele is fantastic! She’s very warm and I was comfortable with her right away. She has a lot of really helpful suggestions and information that made talking to her feel like I had more solutions than I felt I’d had prior. Plus, she’s funny and it feels, to me, a bit like having a gab session with someone I’m close to. 10/10 would recommend.

Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have had several therapist's over the years. She is the 1st person that has puts things in a different perspective for me to understand. And I appreciate it so much.

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Michele is wonderful. Kind, Patient, Knowledgeable, and listens very well.

Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Michele for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Michele sincerely helped me through a very dark tunnel. I highly recommend her services, she's one of the good ones.

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Michele for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem

I’m not good at reviews but she is absolutely amazing. The first therapist I’ve had that actually helps and makes me feel better. I’m excited to start this healing journey with her. Thank you Michelle

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, addictions, and bipolar disorder