I am a mental health counselor licensed in Vermont. I am also an alcohol and drug counselor and am happy to treat co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse). I specialize in working with adults with depression, anxiety, grief, complicated grief as well as with issues with communication, confidence and identify issues.
My approach is to listen and then to reflect back what I hear to be sure I have captured my patient's struggle. From there, we work together to develop skills to help the patient to be able to more successfully navigate their life.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
VT LCMHC 068.0134126
Michele is excellent at what she does. Always supportive and professional, and always there when I need anything or to help give me a nudge when I need one. Michele has quickly become a very powerful force of incite and effectively helping me find ways to make the changes I want to make. I’m very happy to provide her my whole-hearted endorsement.
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Michele is my first ever therapist and I hit the lottery by BetterHelp suggesting her to me. She has been beyond helpful, kind, and understanding. Her patience, knowledge and expertise is unmatched. She is professional, honest, and truly cares because it shows in every session. She has made a true impact on me and I can only assume for the rest of her patients as well.
Written on Aug 19, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 4 months on issues concerning addictions
It has been very helpful to be able to speak honestly and with confidentiality about issues that are concerning to me.
Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Michele for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Although I have just started, I really do feel supported and heard by my therapist. I feel confident that she will help me sort through some issues. I’m especially pleased that we live in the same geographic area and share a similar background.
After months of trying to find someone who is taking on new patients, I was about to give up. It really is a great platform.
Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd