I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor licensed with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist and a mediator. I work with individuals with a range of concerns including disorders of mood, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. I have advanced training and experience with relationship, communication and parenting concerns along with other life changes. I have special expertise with those who have experienced trauma, physical and emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I strive to treat others with sensitivity, and compassion. I am mindful and respectful of spiritual perspectives. My approach is based on cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, and somatic therapy, as appropriate. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes real courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take steps toward change. When you are ready to take a step, I am here to support and empower you. I love my work and truly do find people interesting. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
ID LCPC LCPC-3312
Michele is awesome!
Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Michele has been very helpful to me. This was my first time reaching out for help and she was very approachable. She has been knowledgeable and has had extremely helpful suggestions. She is a wonderful person and counselor, I would recommend her to anyone I know.
Written on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
this is my first experience with counselling and therapy in general, i have really enjoyed and benefitted from the experience so far
Written on Nov 05, 2020 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and anger management