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Michelle Jacoby, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

Education, experience, credentials:

- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Hawaii and Colorado
- Alumni of the Sex Therapy and Education Program at the University of Michigan
- Have worked in mental health in higher education for the past 8 years
- Masters Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University
- Member of AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists)
- Level 1 Gottman Method Training- modality for treating couples/partners


Sex, Sexuality, Relationships, and Intimacy.
Some common issues that clients may find themselves seeking support for include:
- Desire or arousal (sometimes referred to as high/low sex drive)
- Sexual functioning: pain with sex, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus, dyspareunia
- Fetishes or sexual interests
- Kink and/or BDSM
- Polyamorous relationships or consensual non-monogamy
- Infidelity or cheating
- Gender identity and exploration
- Sexual orientation and exploration
- Sexual trauma
- Out of control sexual behavior (or sometimes referred to as sex addiction)

Therapy Approach:

Talking about emotions (especially when related to sex, sexuality, relationships, and intimacy) can be incredibly difficult. Throughout our lives many of us have been confronted with fear and shame-based messages, inaccurate and harmful information, and often problematic ideas regarding our well-being (and sexuality). These experiences can leave us feeling confused or ashamed, ultimately impacting our ability to tap into our full and authentic selves.

You are, and have always been, the expert of your own experience. Even if it might not always feel like it, you already hold all the answers to your own self-discovery & growth. As your therapist, I would love to come alongside you to support & guide you in the process of your healing, growth & self-fulfillment.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CO LCSW 09927618


NV LCSW 11194-C


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

Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Michelle has been my first therapist who I really connected with. I feel very comfortable working with Michelle through the tough stuff and they are really great at keeping track of the many different people and elements in my life. I feel like I really benefit from being able to correspond through the journal entries. I would recommend Michelle to anyone looking to learn more about themselves.

Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Michelle has been awesome. In only 2 sessions I feel like she truly understands my issues, helps me address and correct them, and really dives deep into the root cause. I couldn’t have been matched with someone better!

Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd