Michelle Kos

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Hello, my name is Michelle Kos. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and I have over 15 years experience helping others. I have worked with all different walks of life from very small children up through the span of adulthood. I have a great deal of experience working with people going through depression, anger, hopelessness, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief, abuse, dysfunctional eating and substance use. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe place to discuss feelings openly and without judgement so that we can begin to progress toward desired goals. I pride myself in my ability to build a therapeutic relationship with my clients that allows us to work openly and collaboratively. We all face challenges in life. I have the utmost respect for my clients and their willingness to seek help. My ultimate goal is to make sure they get it and feel safe and comfortable doing so.

My approach to counseling is eclectic, focusing on the needs of my clients. A style I often find very effective is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focusing on how thoughts and behaviors interact. Great strides forward can be made when re-framing and refocusing our energy. I focus with clients on making small actionable steps toward progress. When life hands us challenges it can be overwhelming. Focusing on small steps toward a larger goal can help reduce stress and help us to move forward. I meet my clients where they are and work together to progress at their pace.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you to get you through whatever challenges life throws your way.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5971-125 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Michelle has been amazing in the time I have been working with her. She listens and helps me set short term goals so I don't feel overwhelmed. She pushes me to really think about things that are bothering me and helps me work through them.

Written by C.H. on Jul 02, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

I have been working with Michelle for about 8 months now and looking back to where we started, I can say without a doubt she has helped me dig myself out of depression. Instead of doing all the talking and giving you a textbook of advice, she challenges you to identify your problems and then she works through them with you. Her attitude is positive, she is responsive, and you can tell she genuinely cares about her clients. I would highly recommend you work with her. She is amazing.

Written by A.L. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Michelle is one of the best coubselprs I've ever worked with. She listens but also engages you in meaningful clnversation and helps you find constructive ways to work on whatever you need.

Written by M.E. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

From day one, Michelle has been incredibly responsive and understanding. I have no hesitation reaching out to her and it is a sense of comfort I have not previously had with a counselor.

Written by M.E. on Apr 22, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It’s been very helpful to have someone neutral to talk to

Written by K.R. on Jan 21, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Michelle has been very patient with me. She makes me feel like I can tell her anything. She has giving me good advice and some ways to cope with my issues. I would highly recommend her as your counselor

Written by M.A. on Jan 17, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Michelle is always there to listen with a nonjudgmental ear, and I appreciate everything she has helped me work through thus far. The way she responds shows how deeply she cares about her clients and how she wishes to see her clients grow. I am incredibly grateful that I got matched with such a selfless, wise, and empathetic counselor.

Written by C.J. on Jul 03, 2019 after counseling with Michelle for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Michelle is great and extremely helpful. We’ve dealt with a wide variety of issues together and she always has something helpful and productive to say.

Written by A.N. on Feb 19, 2019 after counseling with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Michelle is great

Written by E.L. on Nov 15, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

I haven't been in counseling for long, but Michelle Kos has made me feel comfortable and safe.

Written by J.A. on Oct 30, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Michelle has definitely helped me sort out some of the feelings I have. I really appreciate the timely manner in which she responds to me. I really feel that I have someone in my corner who understands what I’m going through.