Michelle Serda

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello! I’m glad you’re taking the time to read about me and hope we might be a “fit” in your journey to find a therapist. Taking this first step can be scary and finding a person you trust and connect with is vital. You are fortunate to have many options available - take your time, read many profiles, and reach out if you have any questions after reading my overview.

As a Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have been providing individual and couples therapy for over 25 years. My career has taken me from the VA Medical system, to community work, to private practice. Along the way, I’ve gained experience assisting people in the areas of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, career transitions, and other life challenges.

When life is spinning out of control, talking things out with an experienced therapist can help you find your way again. I enjoy working with people to manage the moods and anxieties that accompany all life transitions, including relationship change, employment shifts, and family adjustments. I have spent many years specializing in the needs of women and the changes that take place during the perinatal and postpartum period. As both a therapist and a mom to three, I personally recognize the joys and challenges that come with the journey to parenthood, special needs children, and the teenage years!

During therapy, I take an eclectic, but client-centered approach. This means that therapy will be tailored to you – your individual history, beliefs, concerns, and strengths. This may involve using solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, or any integrative approach to explore your emotions and work toward mutually agreed upon therapy goals.

Together, I believe we can develop strategies to help you lead a more fulfilling life and I hope you believe the same. If not, please keep looking – it will be worth it!

I look forward to meeting you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Read more...
Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW5220 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Michelle has really helped me come to many different realizations & helped me through some really hard times. She has been super supportive, educational, and professional. She answers me very quickly and I feel like she truly cares about my well being

Written by J.E. on Apr 11, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

She’s the best!

Written by D.A. on Mar 27, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I have only been with Michelle for a couple of weeks but her attentiveness and focus on what is important for me is incredibly encouraging. I have been with other therapists and I feel like Michelle "gets me" when others either had no interest or had their own experiences they were bringing to the table. Michelle is not like them and I'm happy I have been matched with her.

Written by J.E. on Jan 10, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Michelle is a wonderful and supportive counselor and I highly recommend her services. She listens very well, understood my problems, and recommended really helpful and practical solutions. I found myself using her advice repeatedly throughout the week, so she really helped me shift my mindset on a daily basis. After a few weeks of speaking with her, I saw a significant improvement in my symptoms and lifestyle. I am in a better place now than I was a few weeks ago before I got connected with Michelle. I recommend Michelle to others who are seeking support for depression, anxiety, or other challenges in their lives.