I am licensed in New York and New Jersey with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
NY LCSW-R 079300
NJ LCSW 44SC05677400
A pleasure to talk with and she actively listens and helps me proactively plan, build tools, work through an issue or block, and achieve a healthy balanced lifestyle. So grateful I found a special therapist.
Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and adhd
Michelle is a great listener, and gives thoughtful insight. She has been nice to work with, understanding and flexible. Better Help has been great and I am happy to have Michelle helping me.
Written on Jun 13, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues
Michelle creates a safe space for me to express my feelings without judgment. She’s created an open welcoming environment when I go into sessions with her. During sessions shes reminded me to focus on positive perspectives when I feel stuck in self negativity and is helping me get to a better place when I feel I’ve hit rock bottom.
Written on Apr 23, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Didn't know what to expect but wished and prayed for the best. My prayers were answered. Michelle Sophia is a perfect match for me. I feel heard and seen but never judged for my feelings. Having an understanding therapist who is also a woman of color brings a new level of comfort. I look forward to our sessions and goal setting. I also look forward to my personal growth within this process.
Written on Apr 16, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse