Michelle Bruce


About Me

Hi! My name is Michelle Bruce, my preferred name is Shelly and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in New Mexico with over 10 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples, and groups to assist in empowering positive change in their lives. I have worked extensively with people challenged by depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss issues, addiction issues and relationship issues. In addition I have spent the past 4 years working in hospice care with my primary focus on end of life counseling with terminally ill patients. My approach is solution focused, client centered and strength based. I use several therapeutic modalities including evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

I believe you are the expert in your life and you are in control of where you want to focus your attention on self and how deep you want to explore your personal and unique recovery and healing. I will be there to guide you through your therapeutic journey in a relaxed, inviting, and safe environment. I belive the heart of your healing process begins with the interaction with you and your therapist.

It take tremendous courage to take the first steps to getting help in improving self and I believe finding the right fit with a therapist is key to building a solid foundation for a positive and successful therapeutic experience. I belive identifying your personal strengths and using those strengths to empower and motivate you overcome your unique challenges will help you experience fulfillment and healing as you develop the skills to turn your challenges into opportunities.

I congratulate you on taking the difficult and courageous first steps to begin working on your challenges by choosing to start therapy. I look forward to begin working with you on your goals and supporting you through your therapeutic journey. I am excited to start working together!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #C-08721 (Expires: 2023-07-01)


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

Written by T.E. on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Michelle (Shelly) is wonderful. Really down to earth and has helped me immensely make some amazing breakthroughs in my life. :)

Written by L.I. on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love her

Written by D.A. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

She's been very understanding on everything I been telling her and everything I told her I feel confident in your thoughts and how she also doesn't not make you feel judged. Made me feel very glad I reached out to better help ahehéé thank you very much Michelle

Written by A.A. on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michelle has demonstrated in just a couple sessions that she is someone I would enjoy working with in an ongoing basis. I appreciate her insights and thoughtful questions.

Written by M.I. on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Michelle is easy to talk to, a great listener, and very insightful. I really have enjoyed working with her and would recommend her to anyone!

Written by J.E. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Shelly is a wonderful, kind therapist. I truly appreciate her input and views on my mental health. Her guidance is helping me to function much better and I loom forward to continue working with her as a member of my care team.

Work with me!