Congratulations on taking the first step to working toward resolution for challenges in your life. Reaching out for help can be difficult, and I can provide a safe space for you to discuss, explore and process your concerns.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for the state of Illinois, and I have 10 years of experience as a therapist. I have worked with individuals and families of various ages, races, cultures, and presenting concerns including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, grief/loss, LGBT, and life transitions.
I believe building a trusting relationship with my clients through empathy and acceptance is key to assisting them with their concerns. I provide therapy based on my clients' needs to allow for self-exploration, offer useful tools to help work toward finding relief, and to create an optimum level of functioning.
I am passionate about helping others, and I look forward to speaking with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
IL LCPC 180007353
Michelle is impactful and effective in her approach. I am grateful for the tools and the support that she has provided.
Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 4 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem
I’m only a few weeks in with Michelle and I see changes in my life already. Major changes. I was a person that swore I would never waste time or money on a therapist and in my 31 years it is the best decision I have ever made. I absolutely love Michelle - there’s not one negative thing I could say about her. She is very responsive. Very educated and very welcoming. I feel like I have known her my entire life. They say you will click with your therapist when it’s the right one and I am so so so thankful that Michelle got placed in my path because I could not ask for a more kind , caring and compassionate person to help me along my journey with my mental health.
Written on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Michelle is awesome. Seems like I’m talking to a concerned wise friend. She’s very thorough with processing my thoughts and actively listens. I’ve only worked with her a few weeks and she’s already made an impact on my life and my perspective.
Written on May 26, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Michelle is very responsive and checks in with me regularly, I like this because it reminds me to take a minute and evaluate where I'm at. It's so easy to get caught up with life's many demands.
Written on Jul 09, 2019 after therapy with Michelle for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Michelle is so caring and so understanding! She has helped me in SO many ways!! Definitely recommend her to anyone!
Written on Mar 11, 2019 after therapy with Michelle for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem
She’s really helped me from my lowest points to where I am today! I am forever grateful
Written on Aug 19, 2018 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, grief, and self esteem