Michelle Petty

(MS, LMHC)

About Me

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 children 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 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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 6

Licensing

LMHC #MH 12590 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Oct 13, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career, and bipolar

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.

Written by E.M. on Oct 11, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

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.

Written by N.I. on Sep 27, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months depression, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Michelle has been incredible to me and my health and very blessed to have her in my life!!!!!! Super happy with her services!

Written by D.A. on Aug 03, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Excellent.

Written by E.. on Jun 27, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by S.H. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 5 months depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, anger, and bipolar

Michelle is an amazing counselor. I'd definitely recommend her.

Written by K.A on May 11, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 4 months relationship, and intimacy-related

Michelle is an amazing counselor. She has helped me so much and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by J.O on Apr 18, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 3 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

She is helpful, and understanding of me.

Written by S.K on Mar 25, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and career

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.. =)

Written by A.S on Feb 07, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Very kind listener. Shares wonderful knowledge and really gives you answers that help!

Written by A.N on Jan 06, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 3 months

I always feel better after talking to Michelle. She listens well and gives great techniques to implement right away for anxiety.

Written by J.A on Dec 12, 2016 after counseling with Michelle for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, and anger

Amazing!

Written by Z.E on Nov 29, 2016 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

She is the very best!!

Written by L.I on Nov 16, 2016 after counseling with Michelle for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

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!

Written by L.A on Nov 15, 2016 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks relationship

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.

Written by D.E on Nov 06, 2016 after counseling with Michelle for 3 days depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Michelle is really kind and listens well.

Written by L.E on Nov 02, 2016 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks grief

Michelle is very helpful.