I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings. I have worked with adults in home, community, residential, and office settings. I do have some experience working with LBTGQ+ individuals. Primarily I work with adults of any age with serious mental issues such as Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and various psychotic disorders. I have much experience with assisting individuals with co-occurring anxiety , self-esteem, and anger management issues. I have assisted individuals with a variety of issues stemming from childhood and adult trauma. My primary approaches to therapy are cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, and teaching emotional regulation skills.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Communication Problems, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC012766
I’ve only met with Michelle once. So I can’t speak much to the results, only the contact we’ve had to set up the meeting and what the purpose was.
Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
I’m very pleased I would recommend her to friends and family
Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management
Michelle helped me to become a happy, confident person! When I first started I was crying through every session and I felt like I had no friends. Even thought I knew I was a mess, I never felt judged or belittled by Michelle. While working with Michelle I was able to create distance from people that weren't treating me well while strengthening the healthy relationships I have. She's so easy to talk to and she encouraged and supported me when I needed it most. Michelle equipped me with tools to get out of my negative way of thinking and I am so happy with how I can handle difficult situations now. She's shown me that I don't have to prepare for the worst case scenario at all times, because it's really not much fun always waiting for disaster. I now have a positive outlook on life thanks to the work I've done with Michelle.
Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder
Michelle is great! I like how she helps set goals for our sessions. Very helpful.
Written on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
She has been great!
Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Michelle has been a blessing in disguise. She has helped me in so many ways. I have grown and have gotten stronger mentally . I have learned how to cope with my anxiety and negative thoughts. Talking to Michelle from the very beginning was a breeze. She put me at ease right away and I felt like I had known her for such a long time . I look forward to our weekly sessions. She remembers my likes and dislikes , she know when something is off with me and she always checks in . During our sessions I feel like I’m talking to a long time friend not “my therapist”. I’m so glad I looked for help and connected with Michelle !
Written on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd