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Michelle Barraco Hatchett, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I am a Master's level psychotherapist, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). In my 12 years of experience, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults challenged with a variety of mental health and life concerns including but not limited to depression, mood disorders, anxiety, substance use, addiction, trauma, grief and relationship conflicts.

Utilizing a cognitive behavioral therapy approach as well as other modalities that fit your treatment needs, I will work with you to develop a greater insight and effective strategies to manage the stressful and distressing situations in your life. I also strive to create an emotionally supportive, non-judgmental environment and provide clinical insight to guide you through this process.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards 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

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

IL LCPC 180008174


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michelle Barraco Hatchett. 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.

"Hi, Michelle,
I was hoping to talk about this after our next session but I accidentally got switched over pre-emptively. I was looking to shift to an in-person session style/video session, I do want to thank you for our time together and how much you've helped me. For a long time, I didn't have anyone looking out for me and talking to you made me feel less alone. I hope you have the most amazing life as you continue to do what can only be described as god's work. <3"

Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month

Michelle has been wonderful so far. It’s so great to have a quick response in those moments that I am feeling alone or I guess out of control. She is great about sending relatable worksheets to me and just in the short time that I’ve been working with her I’ve seen amazing growth in my attitude and outlook. I would absolutely recommend her and this app to anyone.

Written on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Michelle does a great job guiding me through the therapy journey. She is very responsive and offers sage advice and wisdom on how to navigate through my negative feelings.

Written on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Michelle is fantastic and so very helpful. In the short time she’s been helping I’ve learned incredibly useful strategies and tools

Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Michelle is greatafge hair having a few sessions with her she makes you feel completely comfortable. As well as before your sessions she will check in with you and give you some exercises today so that you can talk about them when the session is planned. I highly recommend her for anyone

Written on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem