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Michelle Gossard, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Anger management Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed, withdrawn, or more irritable? Is it starting to affect your relationships? Or, do know something is just not right and you can’t quite put your finger on it? I’m here to listen and help. When working with clients, my goal is to create a safe environment for you to share your story and explore your challenges. You are the expert of you and I want to help you discover your skills and strengths. Along with teaching you to ways to manage your thoughts, feelings, and reactions. I strive to help clients be more accountable in their lives in order to better manage their challenges.

I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Iowa and have over 15 years’ experience working in a clinical and military setting. I am military wife and mother of four active children. My approach is cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and client-centered therapy based. I have worked with clients struggling with anger management, negative self-talk, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, stress, and pre/post deployment difficulties.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Anger management Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

IA LMHC 001182


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michelle Gossard. 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 wonderful and has helped me through many obstacles in my life.

Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She is so kind and listens well!

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Feels great to speak with Michelle. I'm excited to see my potential for growth each time I chat with her. Thanks, Michelle!

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue