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Michelle Nortrup, LPCC

Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Depression ADHD
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About me

Hello! My name is Michelle Nortrup and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LPCC) in Minnesota. I earned my Masters degree in clinical mental health counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2017. I work with individuals of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds, and I welcome the LGBTQ+ community. A client working with me will find a safe, judgement-free environment with unconditional respect and support. I have experience working with survivors of trauma and clients suffering from depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), developmental trauma, postpartum depression, and attachment injuries early in life. I have training in Polyvagal Theory where I help the client map out and understand their autonomic nervous system and how it responds to stress. I help clients navigate developmental life stressors, early childhood trauma, family of origin issues, parenting or relationship issues, cognitive restructuring, changing behavioral patterns, developing positive resources to work towards biological regulation, and healing from traumatic experiences or abuse.

My passion is to hear my clients share their story and to help guide them toward understanding their experiences, emotions, and thought processes. One of the most powerful things I can offer my clients is choice. My clients have the power to choose what they are comfortable sharing, what they feel ready to work on, and at what pace we will approach their issues. I see myself as a passenger while my clients are in control of the direction of their personal therapeutic journey.

I have lived in Minnesota for 11 years and I am originally from Northern California. I am a mother to two amazing girls, a Pomeranian, and two cats. I enjoy learning so I’m always listening to audiobooks or true crime podcasts. I have special interest in learning about narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to heal from narcissistic abuse.
Thank you for taking the time to get to a little about me, and I look forward to meeting anyone who would like to work with me.

Thank you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MN LPCC 2817


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

She is very open and offers good feedback and support. So far I think she is very good and look forward to future sessions.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, anger management, and adhd

Michelle is awesome!

Written on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I like that she listens to everything I talk to her about and always has a way of making the situation better. I also love that whenever I just need to vent, she listens. Definitely recommend working with Michelle!

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Really confident my therapist is gonna make a postive impact on my mental health. Two sessions in and she has really helped me understand what is going on in my head in a way I understand .

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Michelle is a phenomenal therapist! 10/10 from me! She provides thought provoking responses in a gentle, yet impactful way.

Written on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Very easy to speak to and I trust her.

Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management