Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Missouri, Colorado, New Jersey, Washington and Maryland, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), as well as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor (CEDS-S) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IADEP). Michelle has an extensive amount of experience working with eating disorders, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Michelle is also highly experienced with assisting parents in navigating behavioral issues with their adolescent/teenager.
Michelle enjoys utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) , Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Family Based Therapy (FBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Michelle is a stay at home mom caring for her kids and keeping her therapeutic skills sharp by carrying a caseload on BetterHelp! Michelle loves helping people, talking to people, and getting to know people better. Michelle tries to have therapy feel safe, warm and welcoming.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LPC LPC.0012914
MO LPC 2010041594
NJ LMFT 37PC00815100
WA LMHC LH61246720
MD LCPC LC12432
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Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
michelle is so sweet and super flexible! i’ve been using better help for a few months now and she’s really helping me get out of my shell. she’s amazing!
Written on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Michelle is wonderful at what she does. She listens intently and provides such smart, thoughtful and empathetic feedback at all times. She has an innate ability to know the right moment to be serious vs. the right moment to be inquisitive vs. the right moment to be funny. She affirms my opinions when she believes they’re on the right track but isn’t afraid to challenge me when she feels it is appropriate. The fact that is not simply a ‘cheerleader’ for me is exactly what I need. It builds trust and allows me the freedom to know that when she does reaffirm my beliefs, that I can trust that she means it. She has helped me tremendously. I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
I’ve been talking with Michelle for maybe 6 months, I’m not really sure. I had another therapist before her that I spoke with for a month. I felt I got more out of my first session with Michelle than I did in the month with my other therapist. Michelle is patient, kind, smart and creative in her ways to suggest help. She is flexible with my schedule and is an amazing resource. I’m glad I switched therapists.
Written on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
She is so kind and helpful? She hears you out and makes valid points to help you through whatever is bothering you. She is well versed and responsive.
Written on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders
Michelle is professional and helpful. I never feel judged and she speaks to me in a way I like. Sometimes I find it hard to find rapport with therapists- and with using online therapy I was concerned. But we had instant rapport and I plan to continue going to her for a long time.
Written on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem