Michelle Prado

(LCSW)

About Me

Michelle Prado is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington. Michelle is warm, compassionate and non-judgmental. She enjoys creating a safe place for clients to navigate and explore life’s challenges. She feels she can help her clients develop helpful strategies through mindfulness, exploring core beliefs, reframing challenges, and honoring values. Michelle truly enjoys helping people discover and align their lives with their authentic selves. She uses a diversified approach specific to the needs of each client and is able to affect positive change and growth.

Michelle has worked with diverse populations throughout her career. She has provided grief counseling and has worked with counseling clients and their families through various medical issues. Michelle utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic approaches, strength-based approaches, solution focused techniques, trauma informed care and mindfulness practices. She has experience around child abuse, family violence, trauma, crisis intervention, medical issues, aging concerns, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression.

Michelle’s Specialities:

Couples, individuals or families
Family Systems
Relationship issues
Crisis Management
Anxiety/Depression
Chronic pain
Women’s Issues
Grief and loss
Trauma-informed care
Work life balance
Cultural/Ethnic Concerns



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #53449 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

Written by N.O. on Jun 14, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Michelle is seriously the best! She has helped me feel confident and has helped me trust myself at lot more. Her words of encouragement are the best!

Written by J.P. on May 27, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Thank you for everything you do!

Written by R.Y. on Mar 19, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Michelle was extremely helpful and gave me a lot of great tools that I can use for the future. She was very caring and actually listened in-depth to our conversations. She kept me accountable and helped me uncover issues that were underlying to the way I was feeling. She was fast with responses and was very accommodating. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by K.R. on Feb 18, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michelle has been amazing so far. We’ve only had one session but from that one session I feel like we really connected. I felt heard and seen. I’m looking forward to working with her!!

Written by S.T. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Michelle has been so helpful, I feel like she gets me and is very understanding. We're constantly working through stuff and I've found it very beneficial.

Written by A.M. on Feb 10, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Michelle is extremely attentive and supportive. She really listens and has a knack for “reading between the lines” . I have appreciated her ability to hear my emotions, but to also wisely pinpoint the nature of the issue. She has a fluidity in her counseling style that makes the session very organic, but she can also recalibrate to discuss the issue behind the issue when needed. I have valued her listening ear, found her supportive, and appreciated her guidance in session.

Written by E.M. on Jan 18, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Michelle is great! She’s easy to talk to and listens to every word! Even when I go on and on she can grasp what my main concerns are and helps me navigate through them! Definitely recommend her to others!
Thanks Michelle! :)

Written by L.I. on Jan 13, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

A great listener with plenty of ideas to try and fix my problems. I've never once felt judged for what I need help with. I look forward to my weekly visits to discuss my problems and keep working towards a solution that works for me.

Written by A.N. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have been really impressed by how Michelle really listens your needs and what works for you. I personally enjoy learning more about the science behind some of the techniques being used and incorporating worksheets that help me better process and articulate what I'm thinking or feeling. I understand that isn't for everyone, but when I mentioned I liked using those tools she really incorporated them into my treatment plan. I also appreciate how we can add more value to our live sessions by being able to text feelings or emotions in real time and revisit them as needed the sessions to make progress vs the feeling of having to explain everything during the time together. Overall, i have been very happy with my experience and encourage anyone to give Michelle a try if you are seeking someone who is honest, compassionate and ready to support you through your journey.

Written by M.I. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

After my first appointment, I already feel such a positive and trusting energy from Michelle. She is very kind and understanding, as well as helpful and oriented towards providing the best advice according to your situation. She is clearly a passionate therapist, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know.

Written by E.L. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Extremely grateful to have had Michelle as my therapist. Completed a year with her and I can honestly say I’m leaving with so much tools and just a new perspective for myself and my life. I could have asked for a better match. Thank you so much.

Written by A.S. on Oct 01, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Michelle is seriously the best. I never feel judged and I always know she is truly listening and holding space for me. She asks the right questions and gets you thinking. She also always responds if I have a question after our session.

Written by H.A. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Great service, even after a week of using it I'm so much more calm and content. Even though I don't have a lot going for me right now, I'm happy, if it wasn't for better help I don't think I'd be in this situation.

Written by N.A. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

I’m so glad to have Michelle as my counselor! She actively listens to my concerns and works with me to create solutions.

Written by M.O. on Aug 14, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Feel very connected after just a few short meetings. This means a lot to me!

Written by S.H. on Aug 13, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adh

Michelle is amazing. As a counselor myself, I know good quality compassionate care. Michelle is knowledgeable and caring.

Written by A.L. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Michelle is wonderful and makes you feel very heard and understood.

Written by H.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She’s so understanding when it comes to my thoughts. Never makes me feel like my feelings are overdramatized

Written by B.E. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

It's been a blessing to have Michelle as my counselor. I feel very comfortable talking to her. She listens and has provided me with tangible things I can do moving forward. Thank you Michelle!

Written by L.O. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great person to talk to. Very optimistic! It is a pleasure to talk to her.

Written by M.A. on Apr 25, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Great counselor. Helps put things into perspective and is very supportive.

Written by M.A. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She's super nice and understanding! She's very kind-hearted and I feel so comfortable opening up to her. Very funny and knows how to make you feel safe. :)

Written by N.A. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Good woman

Written by M.A. on Mar 11, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Ms. Prado has been exceptionally helpful, kind, considerate, professional, and accommodating. I am so glad that we were able to pair together. I am very impressed with her abilities and I would strongly recommend her to anyone who asked. I couldn’t be more pleased with Ms. Prado as my counselor.

Written by H.I. on Feb 26, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

We’ve just recently started our sessions, but I LOVE talking to Michelle. Whenever we talk, it’s so refreshing and I honestly look forward to her responses and her feedback. She’s super real, personable, and just really comforting to talk to. Would recommend her ten times over.