Hi. I'm Michelle Carter, LICSW, MSW, SAP, with DBT and Trauma credential (CTTP) eligibility. My primary interest and concern is you, your goals and current or persistent challenge(s). I believe the therapeutic process is a collaborative one. You may know what you want and need, yet you experience obstacles. Sometimes, we aren't sure of what we truly want or need. Sometimes, we get distracted by the "should do's" or "should be's," that are actually someone else's wants or needs. Somewhere along the journey, we can pick up rocks we carry, unaware that we can set some of these down. We can become free to keep and carry those goals, values and ideas we truly want for ourselves in our lives. This then applies equally to others.
I act as a guide to assist you in discovering greater self-awareness, acceptance, and strengths I will support you in a nonjudgmental exploratory journey to define and reach your goals that come from the healthy, confident you-- not from fear or symptomatology. We can explore and determine how best to decrease the symptoms or behaviors that are holding you back from more meaningful, free and joyful experiences.
I look forward to working with you. toward greater health and personal freedom. Michelle
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 9849
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Michelle is excellent to work with. We discussed from the start what I wanted to accomplish during my time, which is helpful in staying on track week to week. She is compassionate and empathizes with what I share. Highly recommend.
Written on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 8 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Michelle was extremely helpful. I was nervous since it was my first time , but she immediately lowered my guard.
Written on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Michelle is compassionate, understanding, and encouraging. She offers great tips and advice using her years of expertise. Highly recommend!
Written on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Michelle has been very helpful in letting me open up in my time and offering counseling as well as a creating a positive and supportive atmosphere to heal in.
Written on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues