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Michele Schaffner, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression ADHD
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About me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 30 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach and have worked with children, adults and couples. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, anger management and using effective coping skills. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and substance abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and putting a plan into action to make changes. I have used a combination of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, 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), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

FL LMHC MH6519

Reviews

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

Michelle has been extremely helpful during my traumatic journey

Written on Jun 16, 2024 after therapy with Michele for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I can't speak more highly of my therapist.

Written on Jun 10, 2024 after therapy with Michele for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Michele was great to talk to, she listened and provided proper feedback that has helped me manage through my current situation.

Written on May 17, 2024 after therapy with Michele for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Michele is wonderful! Truly a gem. She is understanding, empathetic, and takes the time to really listen and provide positive feedback and assistance to better help a situation. She is also very down to earth and "with the times" - She does not judge nor criticize. I highly recommend Michele for all your therapy needs!

Written on Apr 21, 2024 after therapy with Michele for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I have been working with Michele for the last few months. I look forward to our weekly sessions. She has really helped me to understand my hidden internal processes and frameworks that were holding me back and ways to overcome them. She has been an incredible important part of my life.

Written on Mar 30, 2024 after therapy with Michele for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Michele is the absolute best. She is so kind, knowledgeable, and genuinely wants to help. I feel like I can talk to her about anything!

Written on Mar 06, 2024 after therapy with Michele for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd