Michelle Batacan Alexander

(LCSW, ACSW)

About Me

I have inspired and motivated many interesting individuals, who make the choice, like you, to seek counseling. Our mutual goal is to make dynamic changes in your life. I offer a dedicated, experienced and professional listening ear, compassionate spirit, and a clear, supportive guiding voice. Learn to develop your strengths, coping skills, and energy so that you can better enjoy your life. Our focus is to change, to solve the problems at hand, and to learn how to problem solve for the future, and create lasting differences for an improved lifestyle. Energizing ourselves to face challenges and changes, celebrating moments and sustaining steps into 'new normal' are the hallmarks of effective
collaboration in our counseling setting. After 35 + years of experience, I have learned from so many people, and hopefully they have learned also from our think-out-loud-in-a-safe-space time together. Some favorite change words: creativity, resilience, mindfulness, mutuality.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish

French

Tagalog


Licensing

LCSW #34001999A (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Sep 05, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Two sessions so far. Michelle has been very flexible to help me with my actual needs and not just the concerns I signed up for originally. The breadth of her experience ensures that she can help the entirety of me, and not just locking into my initial concerns.

Written by G.R. on Aug 28, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Michelle is clearly able to use her vast experience and knowledge to great effect.
She is comfortable with all aspects of therapy.

Written by D.Y. on Aug 28, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and intimacy-related issues

A wonderful person and exceedingly helpful