Michelle Asby


About Me

Hi, I am Michelle Asby, a licensed counselor in the state of Missouri and soon to be Kansas. I have a private practice called Anchored in Hope Therapy, and am happy to be part of BetterHelp. I believe that there are multiple ways to seek help and BetterHelp is offering a great innovative and new approach to counseling!

Coming to therapy is an enlightening and enriching experience that will provide you with new insight and skills to improve all dimensions of you. As a licensed clinical social worker and have spent the last 8 years working in a variety of mental health settings including community mental health, hospitals, and private practice. I spent a good portion of my clinical work in crisis response. I have a strong knowledge of police culture working alongside law enforcement & responding to people in crisis. My clinical experience has provided me with strong active listening skills, empathy, and compassion for all people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances. Prior to becoming a therapist I was a social worker for over 11 years working with children, youth, and seniors living in vulnerable inner city and rural areas providing afterschool enrichment and educational programming and support to families. I have been exposed to many diverse backgrounds and enjoy learning life story of others.

My clinical practice is a combination of talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, coping skills development, and motivational interviewing to guide therapeutic change. Therapy is a collaborative relationship and personalized to meet your needs. My gift is listening, providing support, and understanding all while challenging you to be the best version of yourself.

I hope to share my knowledge with you as your take your journey to wellness.

Michelle Asby MSW, LCSW


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #2020027694 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Written by J.U. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Mrs. Asby has a wonderful capacity to help people with her experience and excellent listening skills. She is very reasonable and rational and comes up with many healthy ways of healing.

Written by L.A. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

She is amazing! She listens and is sympathetic. She addresses each issue I want to tackle.

Written by J.E. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

Michelle gave we lots of good advice and recommendations for my situation. She even sent me extra information pertaining to my needs. She was a great listener. I felt that she had knowledge, understanding and compassion; a great combination for a counselor.