I am Christian Marriage and Family Therapist. I am licensed in Iowa and Illinois as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and in the state of Nebraska I am a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner with a Marriage and Family Certification. I am a National Certified Counselor. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I am a member of American Association of Christian Counselors and American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. I have been working in the mental health field since 2015 and doing clinical work since 2017. I own my own private practice Unfolding With Truth Counseling, LLC as well as work with BetterHelp part time.
I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have experienced with helping individuals who suffer with depression, anxiety, addiction, family dynamic issues, relational conflicts, stress, trauma and abuse, personality issues, spiritual and military issues.
My counseling style is warm and understanding. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution-focused, mindfulness, and family dynamics. I believe in providing the best approach to meet your needs and will do my best to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. If you would like to schedule a session please feel free to reach out in a message and let me know when you are available and what times work best for you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IL LMFT 166.001385
IA LMFT 095986
NE LMHP 5713
NE LMFT 215
NE LIMHP 3366
Michelle has made such a positive impact on my life. She has helped me deal with issues of personal loss, depression and health anxiety. She is a wonderful listener and always makes me feel supported and heard.
Michelle is so easy to talk with and I always feel safe opening up to her. I am so grateful to Michelle and BetterHelp for supporting me through life’s ups and downs. Michelle - You are the absolute best!
Written on Jan 28, 2024 after therapy with Michelle for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
She is a great listener and helps by giving me the tools I need to work on the issues I’m facing.
Written on Jan 19, 2024 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Michelle really listens and takes it all in, I'm so thankful to have a therapist who listens first. Thank you, Michelle!
Written on Oct 20, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coaching
I love Michelle!
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
She's so insightful! Implementing her advice has led me to make better decisions and now I'm building the life I want
Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
With Michelle, I feel heard, understood and encouraged every step of the way. Her guidance has helped me step into a better version of myself.
Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue