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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #5971-125 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
I haven't been in counseling for long, but Michelle Kos has made me feel comfortable and safe.
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.