Hello. If you are reading this, congratulations on taking a step toward managing your mental health and self care.
Experiencing stress, transition and loss is an inevitable part of life. Coping with the difficulties and challenges of life is very specific to each of us as individuals. When we feel like life is pushing us beyond our limits, professional help may be what enables us to move forward and manage life's struggles in a healthy way. I'm Michelle Sherman, a licensed master Social Worker with 20 years of experience. I work with individuals utilizing a strengths-based counseling approach. Different therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)and stress reduction methods are provided in a safe, empathic, and nonjudgmental space to maximize treatment effectiveness.
Earning your trust and creating a safe therapeutic relationship are very important to me. My work includes helping individuals through loss, anxiety, relationship challenges, family conflict, divorce and general life stress. Parenting in general and juggling the the demands of children with special needs are also a focus area. I have done a great deal of advocacy within schools to help families with IEP's and 504 plans. Exploring mindfulness techniques, addressing self regulation, challenging negative thinking patterns, and exploring "the whys" behind habits are some of the strategies I use to support clients.
The individuals and families I work with have shared over the years that they find me to be open, caring, a great listener, warm, accepting and full of strategies, methodology and tools that have been helpful.
Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. Hang in there! You are on your way and worth the effort and time it will take to find a therapist who will be a great fit. I wish you well on this journey and look forward to meeting you.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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michelle was my therapist for about a year — she is very caring, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. she helped me cope with my ocd and make positive life changes. would recommend to anyone, thank you michelle!
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Michelle is a very caring and supportive person.
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
I think my therapist has helped me immensely. Learning to live and make good reasonable decisions.
Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Very helpful, very good advice and overall helping you see what's going on.
Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Michelle is absolutely wonderful and I so appreciate her. She really helped me understand myself better and make a big progress.
Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Michelle is the most talented counselor I’ve ever worked with. Her ability to understand me and where I’m coming from, particularly in light of goals we discussed long ago, is really helpful. No session time is spent re-explaining things, or reminding her of details of my situation. Her ability to recall details we discussed (even in passing many sessions ago) when they are pertinent to the current discussion is impressive and very helpful. I can tell she cares about me as a client, and in no way do I get any sense that she is just mailing it in. She’s the best!
Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues