Welcome, and kudos for taking this step in self-care. For some, reaching out for support comes easily; for others it is a scary step that they are unsure of. Either way, as a Clinical Therapist, I am inspired by every individual who makes the choice to utilize this resource because there is no reason for anyone to “go it alone” in this world. My name is Michelle and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Michigan, with over 20 years in the helping field. I have been fortunate enough to work with adolescents, adults, couples and families with a wide range of difficulties. I have a passion for treating individuals with a history of trauma and helping them live a meaningful life where they don’t have to pretend the trauma never happened. I also have extensive experience treating individuals/couples with sadness, anxiety, poor coping skills, grief, anger management, and relationship issues.
I strive to fully understand why and what type of help someone is seeking. My own counseling style tends to be a humanistic, strengths based, and solution focused approach, while giving proper value and attention to how someone’s experiences have shaped their beliefs and behavior. I also recognize that not everyone is ready for a “solution” when they first seek help; often they just need to be heard and gain insight in to their own thoughts and feelings without judgement. I tend to use therapeutic strategies grounded in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to assist clients in meeting the goals we have developed together. I do this type of work because when I see someone transition from feeling alone and struggling, to feeling validated and heard; it is the ultimate reward. I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LMSW #6801084166 (Expires: 2022-04-30)
Michelle has been a great help in understand and processing my history of trauma and abuse. Her messages are always thoughtful & meaningful, and it really shows that she is a genuinely good person who cares about the people she works with.
The messaging and live sessions have massively exceeded my expectations. Michelle has been very on point during our counseling and I feel like I've made some progress even in the short period I've been doing this.
Michelle is well-qualified and does a great job of getting to the heart of my issues even if I am still confused on what they are. I am feeling better emotionally than I have in years!!! I am so grateful for Michelle.
Michelle is very thoughtful, an exceptional listener, she gives excellent feedback. I have complete trust in her, I know that she understands me really well.
Michelle has been guiding me over the past few months and has deeply helped me work through my traumas and assisted in preparing for my future. She is a rock, a warm and wonderful person and someone that I feel so happy to have connected with! I'd recommend her to anyone.
She replies in a timely manner and was able to identify my problems and help me through them.
Michelle is the second counsellor I have had since joining Better Help and I feel she really listens to my specific situation and tries very hard to make sure she understands what my goals are and what my concerns are, and works with me to address them. I have confidence in her advice and expertise, and despite a huge time difference she makes her schedule to accommodate me, which I really appreciate.
I highly recommend Michelle. She tries very hard to find a time that fits both of our schedules and fits me in even last minute. She is patient and has a calm demeanor that makes her easy to speak with.
Michelle is amazing. She is so supportive and encouraging. She listens and really reads between the lines to draw out responses that I didn't even know I had in me. It is such a pleasure to know that I can trust her and that we will work on any issues I have together. She is really wonderful and I'm so grateful for her expertise and professionalism.
Michelle is a wonderful, compassionate, and emotionally intelligent counselor. She picks up on patterns of behavior and thinking that no one else has ever been able to point out to me, and she sets achievable and realistic goals. I would recommend her to anyone.
It has been extremely therapeutic talking with Michelle. She has shared insights that I’ve never thought of before and has helped me tremendously. I feel like I’m able to finally take some steps forward in my life and (possibly) make some significant changes. Thank you, Michelle!