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Michelle Pliska, LPC-MH

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

It takes courage to reach out for help. Whether you are experiencing depression, life stressors, or just need someone to listen, I am honored to be trusted with your story.
I am licensed in South Dakota with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, coping with grief and loss, & depression, and much more. My experience includes work in both clinical mental health and educational settings, including middle and high schools and college. I have a background in juvenile justice systems as well.
I offer traditional talk therapy and am registered as a play therapist. Our therapy sessions could include music, art, or other creative expressions to help enhance healing.
When you choose to engage in counseling with me, I provide a supportive environment for growth and healing. You will receive unconditional positive regard, safety, and confidentiality. We will do good and meaningful work together to move your life in the direction you want to go.
I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sexuality, Workplace issues

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michelle Pliska. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Michelle is simply outstanding when it comes to supporting her clients. She has truly made a difference in mine. I would recommend her and BetterHelp to anyone looking for mental health services!

Written on Mar 20, 2024 after therapy with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Tools are a necessity for successful therapy. Michelle empowered me to practice the use of those tools in my day to day life. Much appreciation to her and this therapy platform.

Written on Jan 24, 2024 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd