Michelle Hankins

LMHC
Therapist Michelle Hankins Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapy Counselor with over 23 years of experience in the social work/mental health world. I have worked with all ages from birth to end of life, I have worked with the foster care and adoptive system; court systems; developmental life stages as well as end of life care. I have experience with divorce/separation; grief and loss; life changes and lifestyle adjustments and various relationships needs. I specialize in anxiety, mindfulness, strength based and solution focused therapy. I provide individual, couple and family therapy.
My counseling style is one of building trust with my patients; focusing in on your strengths and abilities to improve your life based on your goals. I am very goal oriented and work with you on setting your goals and then how we work to get achieve them. I encourage growth both personally and professionally, I do not believe in letting past decisions continue to affect who you are as a persona and defining the person you can become as well as helping you along the journey that therapy takes a person through. I do believe that therapy is a journey and not an overnight fix; I believe that people have to work through past hurt in order to heal for the future and I work side by side with my patient to ensure they are healing through their journey. I believe empowering patients to be successful in their future in key to our success.
I do believe that reaching out for support through therapy and counseling takes strength and is not an easy decision to make for some. I want to help each of you make that decision to improve your future for yourself, to experience success and to start to engage in a healthy and positive mindset.
I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #084863 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michelle Hankins. 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.

Written by D.I. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Michelle is very responsive. She listens well and provides feedback specific to me whether while talking or messaging.

Written by T.I. on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She is super kind and helpful to me to get pasted some of the issues I have in my life.

Written by K.O. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 5 months on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes

One of the best therapist I’ve had, regardless of how unique your situation is she gives great feedback and solutions without judgment.

Written by C.Y. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

She is amazing ,very knowledgeable and compassionate the only downside is I don’t see her in person

Written by D.E. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Michelle has been very helpful.

Written by J.E. on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Michelle seems like the most wonderful woman and she’s very efficient. She understands what you’re trying to say even when you can’t fully form the thought you need and that’s such a huge help. I’m so grateful that she cares so much and that she’s my counselor!

Written by S.I. on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michelle is a sweetheart but also straight Forward which I really appreciate. I didn’t come to therapy to be coddled all the time and she make sure to hold me accountable. She listens, and offers tools to create better balance, I trust her and feel comfortable opening up to her.

Written by E.M. on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thanks you for your caring words and help through my tough times. Seems to never end but I’m glad to have an objective person to reach out to.

Written by C.O. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Excellent patient and super helpful. Offers sound advice.

Written by M.A. on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Michelle is a great counselor! She’s full of knowledge and is more than willing to go above and beyond. Thank you!

Written by K.E. on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Professional, empathetic, and warm - but also very honest and straight forward. Would highly recommend her to anyone who is experiencing grief, anxiety, or just needs a third party to listen.

Written by I.T. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Michelle has done very well so far. She’s very intuitive and will cut through my rambling to get to the core of my issues. Her questions always have me thinking for days afterwards. She’s allowed me to work through them at my own pace, checking in when I took longer than normal. She’s very empathetic and professional.

Written by D.A. on Aug 18, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michelle has done a great job about meeting my needs. She has asked several questions in getting to know me. She has also checked in regularly. I am very happy with my experience so far.

Written by A.S. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is very caring and there for me and always knows what to say to help me get through whatever I’m going through. And takes time to check on me.

Written by J.A. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Michelle, has her clients in the forefront of her mind. She is a unique individual.