Hi, and welcome :) I am Michele, an Ohio transplant originally from Pennsylvania. I graduated from John Carroll University in 2008 with an MA in Community Counseling. I am licensed in the state of Ohio as an Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-- with a Counseling Supervisor designation. I also hold independent mental health counseling licenses in the states of Michigan, and Kansas. I have been providing counseling services since 2001 in a variety of settings including inpatient mental health, residential substance abuse, private practice, dual diagnosis, and most recently Employee Assistance Counseling. I have worked with a wide age rage of clients with my youngest being 3 and spanning into late adulthood. I have worked with a variety of issues including depression, anger, self-esteem, anxiety, substance abuse, work stress, parental guidance, offending behaviors, etc. I have a special interest in helping those who are dealing with grief after a loved one has completed suicide.
I like to meet people where they are at and help them develop the skills they need to in order to feel better or be well. I have been described by colleagues as " having an uncanny ability to think outside the box to meet people where they are at without judgement." I utilize cognitive behavioral techniques, Motivational Interviewing, and other evidenced based practices, but overall i listen and help where help is needed and wanted. Choosing a counselor is often times a hard task to accomplish, I am truly grateful when someone chooses to trust me to guide them on their personal journey.
When I'm not helping others, i enjoy reading, writing, and being creative. I'm a mom to two boys who are always on the go and an avid bargain\
flea market hunter. My family and I enjoy home improvement, and are sometimes actually pretty good at it :) I like to have fun, make people laugh, and just enjoy the moments. I look forward to getting to know you better and potentially helping you achieve your goals.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
MI LPC 6401016902
KS LCPC 2699
OH LPCC E.0700428-SUPV
WA LMHC LH61070745
Michele helped me navigate the toughest year of my life and I'll forever be grateful for her kindness and expertise.
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Michele is kind, compassionate, a good listener and a wealth or resourceful techniques to deal with struggles. I’m very blessed to have been assigned to her to help me through a difficult time in my life.
Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Michele for 5 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and anger management
Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Michele for 3 years and 4 months
Thank you Michele!
Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, adhd, anger management, intimacy-related issues, addictions, and coaching
I started working with Michelle through a different platform provided by my work. She stopped working for them, and I followed her over to BetterHelp. She is lovely and has really helped me.
Written on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Michele helps me immensely. She helps me put things into perspective, find ways to calm my anxiety, and gives me things to work on each week to better myself. She has really helped me better myself!
Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues