Thank you for reaching out. It takes a ton of courage and strength to make that first step for additional supports. I am a licensed clinical social worker and have assisted others through their therapeutic journey for approximately 17 years. I am compassionate about others emotional well-being and strive to provide a safe place without discrimination or judgement. Everyone has a voice and their own story to share.
I have worked with families and children with varying ages, abilities, disabilities, while conceptualizing mental health struggles that people experience on a daily basis. As a therapist, my role is to listen, provide empathy, support and the necessary tools to reach your goals. In time, you will gain a better understanding of yourself and the dynamics that impact your life. Remember that this journey takes time but I hope to have the opportunity to work with you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
IL LCSW 149.015555
Wonderful person who listens and really cares.
Written on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Very caring and supportive as well as having many options to have the session. She is also very flexible with scheduling, so having sessions are not an issue.
Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd