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Hi, there! I know when you are anxious to find a therapist to help you it can get overwhelming to read through everyone's introduction but please take a moment to read this. I will make it as short and sweet as possible. I work with WOMEN only, 21 and older, who are experiencing *anxiety*depression*grief (grief can occur in many ways and for many reasons-grief of family, friend, pet, job, or any situation in life that at one time helped define you, but is now gone)*difficulty adjusting to new situations*self-esteem issues.
If you choose to work with me you can expect a therapist who is open and honest, warm and wants to make any client that comes to me feel safe and accepted. I provide a safe place to vent openly through talk therapy, and I will assign homework if that is something you are interested in. I can also be solution focused if this is something you want from a therapist.
I am a 40-something-year-old Licensed Professional Counselor from Missouri. I have over 18 years of experience working in the mental health field. In addition to providing therapy on Betterhelp, I, along with my husband, have a private practice where I also provide counseling, so this does limit my availability on BetterHelp a bit. I am in the central time zone so this is something to keep in mind if you are in a different time zone.
When I am not providing therapy I am involved in dog rescue and am a proud dog mom to multiple Rottweilers. I also have a birth defect called Spina Bifida, am a full-time wheelchair user, and I think living with a disability has gifted me with a unique understanding of anxiety issues. I also have done a lot of work with moms and siblings of individuals with SB or other physical disabilities
If you meet with me and find that I am not the right fit for you, IT'S OKAY!!! Not everyone is a good match. Please do not discontinue therapy because of this, keep "shopping" for the right therapist until you find your match. It will be worth it. You are worth it.
Please note: I AM NOT A TRAUMA SPECIALIST, I can work with someone who has experienced trauma, but I am not a specialist in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
*I am NOT a specialist in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, although it is classified as an anxiety disorder.
* I do NOT do telephone sessions.
*Due to limited experience and/or training in these areas, I am not able to work with personality disorders, Autism, children, psychosis, addiction, mood disorders, or eating disorders.
PLEASE MESSAGE ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!! Thanks!
Additional areas of focus: Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2006009171
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michelle Filippi-Robb. 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.
Michelle is the best therapist that I have encountered and always enlightens my concerns with wise comments and feedback.
Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Michele is the best- very validating and understanding! She’s a great therapist
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I had been struggling with anxiety for a few months leading up to BetterHelp and in only 4 weeks Michelle has been able to help me not only ease the anxiety I was experiencing but also understand and overcome it in ways I haven’t been able to before. Highly recommend her.
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Michelle is incredible. She grounds me while also cheering me on. She listens well and has very thoughtful responses and does a great job at matching my energy. Highly recommend.
Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I love Michelle! She is very considerate and listens to my needs. Her talk therapy has been extremely helpful to me in dealing with my loss and grief and moving on to a new stage in my life. I was dealing with a number of issues that caused me quite a bit of depression and anxiety and Michelle has helped tremendously! Thank you, Michelle, for always being responsive to my needs, even in between sessions. Michelle is my preferred therapist and when I am in need again, as I know this will be an ongoing process for my mind, I will look for her first.
Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd