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Michelle Rittenour, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

My emphasis in a therapy session is to guide clients to discover their purpose and meaning in life. I believe that therapeutic relationships are a powerful tool for change. I encourage clients in their ability to make their own decisions toward progression and accomplishment of goals.

In addition to private practice, my clinical experience includes group and individual therapy in various clinical settings. In that setting, I specifically worked with clients affected by alcohol and drug dependency by providing support groups and prevention services.

I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in Counseling and Development from Texas Women's University. I am certified in Gerontology; and I obtained this certification from University of Texas at Arlington.

My areas of specialty include substance and alcohol abuse, geriatric issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, woman's issues, PTSD, and life transitions.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

TX LPC 74046

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michelle Rittenour. 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.

I’ve been working with Michelle for a short time, and have already begun to see a difference in my ability to cope with stress and anxiety. After dealing with depression and maladaptive habits for years, it’s been great to find healthier ways of managing my mental health. Michelle is great at listening and understanding where I’m coming from. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for support.

Written on May 29, 2024 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Michelle has helped me to reframe my mindset during a challenging time in my life. She has given me some great ideas and tools that are easy to implement to improve my life. She is so kind and helpful!

Written on Jun 22, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

MS. Rittenour has been a wonderful therapist to talk to. She’s very kind and knowledgeable and I really enjoyed our therapy sessions. I went from not finding the joy in life to finally being content in a place where I am at, thank you!

Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Great sense of humor, beautiful thoughts and solid guidance

Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Michelle is a great listener and does not ‘sugarcoat’ things, which makes therapy more effective for me. She listens to and validates my concerns as well as offers me helpful strategies to break negative cycles. I feel she honors my perspective and provides constructive ways to counter negative thought patterns. I would definitely recommend her to anyone going through major life changes.

Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Michelle is kind and such a good listener. She provides insights that helped build confidence. Thank you so much Michelle!

Written on Dec 04, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd