Michelle Pellin

(MS, MA, LPC)

About Me

Hello! My name is Michelle Pellin, and I am licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Connecticut and Florida. I currently hold two Masters: one in eBhavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, and the other in Human Services and Counseling. Previously, I was a licensed therapeutic foster parent for almost 20 years, working mainly with mentally and emotionally disabled teens, and adopted two of them. I also worked as a case manager for 7 years fighting for the rights of my acquired brain injury, physically challenged, and elder clients.

I have worked with all kinds of individuals, and welcome anyone who needs support, as I am open and affirming to all. I believe that as a holistic psychotherapist, one must be healthy in mind, body and spirit. I am a true believer that your past experiences have brought you to your present situations, and will be assisting and supporting you in your counseling journey. I will help you find a better, more peaceful place in your life.

My philosophy is simple. Believe in yourself. Believe in the power you hold within your soul to change the world around you. Don't let others drag you down to their level. Surround yourself with supportive people. Work hard, but make fun one of your top priorities. Reach out and give of yourself to others in need., but also give back to YOU. You are stronger than you tell yourself you are. You can be that person you want to be with the power of positive thoughts and actions.

During our time together, I will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve, and not pass judgment. I will listen to your concerns, and provide you at times with gentle guidance. However, you are the captain of your own ship, so I will never insist on doing anything you don't feel comfortable with.

It took courage to seek help! I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #002607 (Expires: 2020-12-31)

LMHC #MH 16995 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Oct 02, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Michelle is very good at getting to the key issue and bringing it into focus for me.
She had opened my eyes to issues that I was not aware of.

Written by A.L. on Jun 28, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michelle is a very heartwarming person who knows how to listen. This was really important to me as I didn't have anyone who would understand my problems. She is also very patient, unlike other counsellors that I've experienced. I recomend her to any one who wants to feel accepted, heard and supported. Despite out time zone difference, she always tried her best at responding to me in time.

Written by S.H. on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far so good!

Written by P.A. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Michelle has been amazing for me. She really helped me change my life. She helped me overcome a lot of challenges I was facing and helped me to face my demons and challenge my anxiety. She has helped my relationship with my friends, family, and fiancé a ton. I am thankful to have been paired with Michelle.

Written by J.E. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 10 months

Very helpful over this past year with some issues that I had following the loss of my husband. This has been the perfect media for grief counseling.

Written by C.A. on Mar 08, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

I am going through a lot in my life but unable to find time to see a therapist face to face. This is when I discovered BetterHelp via Google. Michelle has taken the time to get to know me & the best ways to help me. Nobody can know me in a week but she’s doing a great job so far. I don’t know if she knows how valuable it is to be understood. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.B. on Dec 09, 2019 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She was very knowledgeable and gave me advice I could use and helped me understand and look at my situation in a different way.

Written by B.R. on Nov 28, 2019 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

This was my first counseling experience and Michelle made it effortless. I’m confident that with her help, anyone can improve themselves.

Written by E.M. on Nov 20, 2019 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and trauma and abuse

She has been extremely helpful and understanding. She is also very good about reaching out to me, even if I haven’t reached out first.

Written by L.A. on Nov 06, 2019 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

The video session was extremely helpful for me. I had a lot of issues happening all at the same time and Michelle was very helpful in helping me deal with them and providing some advice of how to react. I felt much better after counseling.

Written by E.L. on Oct 16, 2019 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Michelle is kind and considerate. She makes me feel sane and offers options for my scenarios. She’s quite direct and I love that. She’s always there to guide and support without pushing. Really helpful! Thank you.

Written by B.R. on Oct 16, 2019 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Michelle has been so wonderful! She gives the best recommendations to help with what I'm going through, and she is so kind and understanding. I would recommend her 100 times if I could!

Written by J.E. on Aug 16, 2019 after counseling with Michelle for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Michelle has been an amazing mentor to me and has helped me through so much. She is amazing at what she does.

Written by J.A. on Oct 13, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Michelle has helped me understand that no one is perfect. I held a very high standard for myself and I kept on falling below that bar that I set. She helped me out through a time in my life where I thought I was just a failure. She’s really amazing at what she does.

Written by B.R. on Oct 05, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

So helpful with my first time in therapy, made it an easy experience and really put forth a good road map on how to get out of my depression!

Written by L.Y. on Sep 06, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

I really appreciate Michelle Pellin's counseling. She offers many good suggestions, where I can better/improve my way of thinking in a much healthier direction. I feel understood and supported. The twice a day messenging and at least once a week live counselling, along with various worksheets, fits my needs perfectly. I highly recommend Michelle Pellin's counselling.

Written by A.L. on May 12, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem

Michelle is a wonderful listener who is really friendly and understanding. I always felt comfortable telling her what was troubling me and she was able to help me develop ways to cope with a very transitional and complicated time in my life.

Written by A.N. on May 02, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks

I am very grateful to have found Michelle. She was available to me when I just didn't know who else to turn to. I needed both objectivity and support, and I got all that from her and more. Thank you, Michelle, for your help.

Written by J.O. on Apr 17, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 1 year and 6 months

I found comfort in the expertise of my counselor. It was easy to confide in her and to talk from my heart.

Written by H.A. on Mar 09, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and career

She was like a friend on the other side of the screen. I felt supported with kindness and compassion and she gave me such good tips to handle certain situations. She is a lovely human being and I am so lucky to work with her. :)

Written by G.I. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Very good, very professional

Written by P.E. on Jan 20, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Michelle and I have communicated solely through messaging. In just a very short time, it appears as though she understands the most immediate things I am facing and is encouraging some small things to make a positive impact. Thus far, I have enjoyed working with her.

Written by E.R. on Oct 23, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Michelle is very professional and listens very well to what you have to say.

Written by J.O. on Aug 23, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, and anger

Michele has provided very quick, good understanding and support.

Written by T.A. on Aug 12, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

She is very supportive and always has an ear on what you said. She does not forget you, she writes and is asking how it goes. It is very helpful to know there is someone here for you. Thank you again!

Written by D.R. on Aug 02, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She's very attentive and I like her approachable style.

Written by J.A. on Jul 27, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 4 days

Michelle is a very good listener and empathetic of your troubles.

Written by A.L. on Jul 19, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, and sleeping

She is great! She always listens and checks in with me.

Written by D.E. on Jun 26, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

She is very good, smart and attentive.

Written by T.R. on Jun 13, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

I believe that Michelle is a kind hearted and helpful therapist. I enjoy working with her.

Written by K.A. on Jun 04, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem

Michelle is always very quick to respond with constructive advice too. Despite it being quite an anonymous approach to counselling, she makes it a caring one too.

Written by R.O. on May 19, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Great counselor!

Written by S.O. on Apr 27, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family, trauma and abuse, and anger

She is a very nice lady, she quickly heard my symptoms and came back with an extremely accurate diagnosis for how little information she had been given. I have no doubt that any second opinion would only solidify her suggestions.

Written by H.A on Jan 17, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Michelle has been great! Very kind, supportive and understanding. I feel comfortable to share anything and I really appreciated her reaching out when I didn't have the chance to connect.

Written by V.I on Jan 15, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

We have started with Michelle just about 3 weeks ago. I like her responsiveness, support and her caring and positive attitude. I feel that I always have an ear to whisper my hardest thoughts to, and a hand to lean upon when I feel weak. I look forward continuing working with Michelle towards my goals here. Really appreciate her professionalism and true interest in me.

Written by E.M on Jan 14, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months

Michelle is a really nice counselor to talk to. She's very friendly any you can tell her anything. I like her a lot.