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Michele Lewis, LISW, LCSW

Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I'm Michele and I am excited you are taking steps to feel better about yourself and are interested to learn more about me. I'm a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri, and a qualified mental health professional. I am a certified clinical tele-mental health provider and a certified clinical trauma professional. I've been a therapist for more than 25 years and I absolutely love what I do.

I help young people learn to live authentically in spite of experiencing trauma in their past and help them express their true inner self. I counsel adult children who care for their aging parents to cope with caregiver stress and work through grief and loss as they witness the change in their parent's mobility and cognition. With my EAP experience, I coach adults towards greater job satisfaction and explore career goals as well as manage on the job stressors and conflict. With my years working in geriatrics, I help aging adults process feelings about aging gracefully. My experience working with grief and loss lends my ability to help people of all ages work through the deep impact of sadness, emptiness, and stress from losing a loved one or going through an upsetting life change.

My therapy approach is synergistic, warm and accepting. Therapy in my practice is a place of no judgment. It's a place of self-discovery. It's a place of speaking your mind feely, sharing your true thoughts and feelings that maybe you've been hesitant to say aloud before. It's a place of trying new things and thinking about solutions in new ways. In therapy, you get to explore what is holding you back or causing unhappiness at work or in your relationships. As you become more comfortable talking to me and exploring your inner self, you get to build skills and strategies that allow you the freedom to express who you are to those in your life. You discover how to build authentic connections with friends and family. You learn to use strategies to shrink depression and anxiety and become confident in the person you are and who you really want to be.

I utilize a variety of techniques, such as, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology theory, stress management with mindfulness, empowerment work, mind / body / spirit connection to increase emotional expression and wellness, mood management, anxiety reduction, and finding your path to work / life balance.

I have a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS with a concentration in mental health. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from William Jewell College in Liberty MO.

I am excited to begin our work together!

Professional experience

26yrs in practice
Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IA LISW 118059

MO LCSW 2001009328


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

I appreciate Michele’s expertise as a therapist. She is helping bring old hurts to the surface to which I’m able to let go. Her recommended reading materials are spot on. I feel comfortable and safe speaking with Michele. BetterHelp lined up my needs with the right therapist and I and becoming a better me!

Written on Jul 23, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate most about Michele is her kindness and wisdom which I can sense every time she provides advice and feedback.

Written on Jul 18, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Michele is amazing! She's very sweet and attentive, she is super easy to talk to and open up to, and she is very prompt and timely! I love how she checks in with me periodically in-between sessions and asks how I'm doing. I'm so grateful that I switched to her and began my new therapy journey with her! I can't recommend enough!

Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Michele is the best! She has helped me so much! Every time I speak to Michele I feel happy and confidant about myself :)

Written on Mar 12, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Amazing person and huge help when I’m in need!!!

Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Michele is fantastic! She takes the time to listen, process, analyze, and provide guidance on a situation. I have learned a lot from her techniques and look forward to growing as an individual. She deserves all the recognition!!

Written on Dec 24, 2022 after therapy with Michele for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd