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Michelle Smith, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Career difficulties Coping with life changes
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About me

Are you struggling to cope with a new “normal” of life? You're doing the best you can, AND you can do better!

I believe everyone has the potential to manifest a life worth living, and I would love to help you take the steps towards making your vision your reality. With over 10 years experience in the mental health field, I have supported countless individuals and families achieve their goals through therapy, and look forward to the opportunity to serve you today.

I am formally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and I am also a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provider as well. I utilize an eclectic approach to support the unique needs you are coming to services to gain support for.

I have worked with clients of all backgrounds from a variety of different age groups, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. I provide a client-centered, non-judgmental approach and will meet you where you are at to help support you in reaching your goals through this uncertain time period. It takes courage to reach out and ask for help. If you are ready to take the next step I look forward to the opportunity to bring a fresh perspective and help you navigate to your true potential!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information


OR LPC C6649

OK LPC 7286


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

Michelle is compassionate, skilled, and confident. I've just started work with her but I trust her already. She has been a huge help.

Written on Feb 07, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

My therapist Michelle has been so helpful! I love how her tips made me think more about how my brain works, and she’s helped me a lot with assertive but effective communication. I highly recommend!

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Has been the best year I have had in therapy, she is always so patient and celebrates my accomplishments with me

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Michelle has been an invaluable guide and mentor as I have been healing from my trauma. As we work together, the is kind, and supportive. She is honest Nd holds me accountable for my commitments. She has helped me learn to be more kind to myself, showing me how my self-talk was as harsh as anything I heard from others. Our journey together has been difficult, sometimes painful, but incredibly satisfying when I look back from whare I am now.

Written on Nov 24, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Michelle always knows exactly what I need to continue my growth in therapy. She provides valuable homework that allows smooth transitions into the next topic. I feel less anxious and guilty discussing things that I have kept buried for so long.

Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Absolutely love Michelle! She is incredible, so kind, so non-judgemental and she feels like you're talking to a friend. She's really good at responding and asking the relevant questions! :)

Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd