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Michele Larson, LICSW

LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation ADHD
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About me

If you’re feeling stuck, unfulfilled, disconnected, or emotionally unavailable I would be honored to hold a safe space for you to explore who you are and why you are looking for some extra support. I will do so with empathy, validation, and without judgment. As a licensed independent clinical social worker with 5 years of professional experience in the field I approach therapeutic work creatively, with humor, and the desire to guide you towards feeling empowered to reach your goals.

After working in the medical field for 10 years, I found a love for listening to the stories of those I provided medical care for. I decided to shift my abilities as a helping professional from the medical model to a dedicated focus on the integration of mind, body, and soul through psychotherapy. I believe as human beings our overall well being is best supported when we are mindful of the beautiful and messy ways we are connected to all parts of ourselves and who and what we feel connected to.

My passions in this work include healing trauma and abuse, personality disorders, anger management, attachment wounds, neurodiversity, overcoming shame, intimacy related concerns, sexuality, lgbtq+ related concerns, and harm caused by social injustice and oppression. I am also kink and polyamory aware and practice with a Health at Every Size lens. In my free time I enjoy bicycling, yoga, reading memoirs, hiking with my pup, fashion, documentaries, and connecting with friends and family.

It takes courage to reach out for support and I am so happy you are here. Get in touch with me and let’s get started!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Somatization, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MN LICSW 27669


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michele Larson. 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 has been a blessing for my life. She’s genuine, funny, and knowledgeable about my mental health struggles. She cares about her clients and checks in regularly to ensure they are doing well. She makes me feel at peace when we talk and I never sense judgement from her. I am beyond thankful for BetterHelp for matching me up with her and allowing her to be on this journey of recovery for me.

Written on Aug 20, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I find that I have a connection where I can be more myself and we share a quirkiness that is comforting.

Written on Jun 02, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Michele has made me feel seen and validates what I am feeling and going through in the moment.

Written on May 31, 2023 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, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd