Michelle Protko

(MS, LMHC, NCC)

About Me

I am here to help foster hope on your journey, whether that is navigating current life stressors, anxiety, depression, a new diagnosis, trauma, grief, parenting tools, communication, relationship issues, or a host of other concerns. I am a client-centered counselor who believes a non-judgmental environment helps to set the stage for healing and empowerment. My goal is to create a respectful and enriching environment that can help you or your family increase insight, communication, or identify positive coping skills to meet life's challenges--ultimately bringing about the power to evolve and heal from life's trials and traumas.

The goal of my practice is to help restore balance, in your life, to a place of positive functioning. I offer therapy to individuals and, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Florida, in good standing. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

I specialize in Individual Therapy, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Adjustment Disorders, Life Transitions, and I am an LGBTQ+ Ally. I am a member of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health, Florida Counseling Association, Chi Sigma Iota, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger, Career

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH13799 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by V.E. on Jul 11, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger

I highly recommend Michelle Protko. She is very knowledgeable, and really listens. She has helped me tremendously.

Written by J.. on Sep 09, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and parenting

Michelle is very understanding and I feel like she gives me solid support and guidance. She is my first "virtual" therapist and I find it so convenient and easy to communicate.

Written by L.E. on Jul 06, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger

Michelle has played an intregal role in the positive development of my personal life challenges and goals. Her feedback and point of view are given with consideration and care, and she always replies to the situation or topic of conversation from a calm and process oriented place. I value her feedback tremendously and I look forward to continuing our work together.

Written by C.H. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Michelle Protko is just awesome. She is smart, swift, friendly and extremely smart. I'm so very glad I was paired up with her on BetterHelp. She has been such a great help!

Written by L.Y. on Jun 12, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting

Michelle Protko is very insightful and has taken a huge burden off of my mind. The ability to reach out to her at the most painful times and know she is there to provide support and problem solving skills is invaluable.

I am on a limited budget and www.betterhelp.com is my perfect solution. I see a long term relationship with her.

Thank you for offering this unique service.

Written by J.E. on May 24, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

Michelle is incredibly astute and helpful! She is focused on helping a patient and I have greatly benefitted from her help.

Written by K.R. on May 22, 2017 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship

I loved talking with Michelle. She really helped me through some tough times and helped me get my mind back on track!