I have worked as a therapist for over ten years with children, teens, adults, couples and families and groups. My experience includes crisis intervention, individuals struggling with addiction, trauma survivors, anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, sleep issues, parenting techniques, self esteem and relationship boundaries.
I am licensed in Florida as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and in Ohio as a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I utilize a variety of evidenced based therapies including cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive-behavior, dialectical behavior, client centered, emotionally focused, solution focused and mindfulness. I believe each person has their own story, their own experience and therefore therapy style needs to be geared toward each individuals needs and goals.
Most importantly you must feel comfortable with your therapist to get the most out of the therapeutic relationship. I will be here to assist you in reaching your goals through support, empathy, encouragement, empowerment and education. I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Abandonment, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Harm, Smoking/Vaping Cessation
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LISW I.2002123
FL LCSW SW17582
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Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Michelle is very patient with me and listens to me I am somebody who needs to get it out of my mind and off my chest and she is very patient with that. She helps me come up with solutions and hopes beef work on my weaknesses.
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Michelle is a great therapist! She's helped me so much in the past few months and I appreciate her greatly
Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd