Thank you for considering me, as finding the right counselor is an important aspect for successful outcomes.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor currently working with individuals and families in Florida. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Barry University. My experience includes working with people (ages 2-104) from widely diverse backgrounds and experiences. I value all ages, races, ethnicities, cultures, sexes, genders, sexualities, religions, personalities, etc.
Who you are and what you believe in is important to me. Your personal experience is vital to me getting to know and understand you and how I can be most helpful. My approach to counseling is client-centered, based on your individual strengths and needs. I employ elements of several different models and combine them for treatment that will be most effective for you. This includes cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic therapies. My approach is open, honest, nonjudgmental and encouraging. I want to work with you on the things that are important to you.
My goal is to not only help during stressful times but share techniques and strategies so that you will be able to apply them at any time in your life and in various situations. I look forward to talking with you to provide support and guidance at your pace.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LMHC #MH 12590 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Michelle is an empathetic listener and emotionally available. I feel like I'm in a safe, judgement free place in my sessions. When going through a particularly hard time she helps me sort through the rubble, stick to my personal priorities/values, and move forward with confidence.
Michelle is consistently absolutely incredible. Having someone that understands exactly what I need and being able to really empathise with things going on around me, I genuinely couldn't recommend anyone else more. I sometimes find it hard to communicate with counsellors but Michelle fully supports, understands, respects and cares about what I say and I'm blown away by her ability, expertise and genuine passion for helping. Thank you so much.
Michelle is great at what she does.
I can’t express how helpful Michelle has been even just after a few months. She offers a variety of approaches depending on the situation and talks to me about the theory and research that explain what I’m feeling and how it could be different.
Michelle was attentive, responsive and supportive. She balances well, providing insight while encouraging you to dig deeply. I feel she is highly skilled as a clinician and seems to truly be invested in the care of her clients.
Michelle Petty is one of the most competent psychologists I have encountered, and her care puts her in her own league. I am now receiving the help I have been searching for, and I never thought it would be online. BetterHelp is lucky to have her.
Michelle Petty is a great counselor. She's given me great tools and has helped in every aspect and more as a counselor. I don't think I would have made so much progress in a such a short amount of time in communicating with my family members and my partner without her guidance.
Michelle is so knowledgeable and kind! She has been patient with me through out all of my rants, moods and hectic times! The advice and solutions she gives are amazing and worth trying!!
Michelle is amazing. I have never been comfortable with other mental health professionals. I have always faked my happy through it and not gotten the help I needed. With Michelle I can be completely honest and not feel ashamed.
Betterhelp has been very helpful for me. Michelle has been wonderful. She seems to understand and offer usable tools that have been working for me. I am so glad that I reached out to better help and that I was lucky enough to have Michelle as my counselor.
Michelle has been incredible to me and my health and very blessed to have her in my life!!!!!! Super happy with her services!
Michelle was precise on what direction I needed to go when I came to her for counseling. Great guidance and superb info given for moments I might be able to contact her. I'm grateful.
Michelle is an amazing counselor. She has helped me so much and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
She is helpful, and understanding of me.
She has been very positive, and I have felt comfortable opening up to her, which is not something that is easy for me to do... I appreciate her help thus far, and I am optimistic about what we'll be able to accomplish.. =)
Very kind listener. Shares wonderful knowledge and really gives you answers that help!
I always feel better after talking to Michelle. She listens well and gives great techniques to implement right away for anxiety.
She is the very best!!
Michelle is patient and insightful. Her responses make it clear that she is really listening. I appreciated her encouragement, thought-provoking exercises, and recommendations for sources of inspiration. She is a professional--a professional with a kind heart!
Ind the past three weeks, I have received an enormous amount of support, listening and feedback. It has helped me through the toughest moments in my life. Finding my wife with another woman, growing as an individual and working on my self esteem. Without Michelle's support I could have easily fallen into my old patterns of destructive behavior that would only perpetuate the downfall and ending of my marriage. With the empowering and self growth through conversations and having her there, I am able to overcome negativity, pain, and mental struggle. It's still hard, but at least I can see the light.
Michelle is really kind and listens well.
Michelle is very helpful.